Category Archives: Activities

10 Amazing Bucket-List Adventures – Better Get Planning!

Bucket List The World Pursuit

People travel for any range of reasons but for us, it is often the unique and awe-inspiring experiences that each area offers that draws us in.  We recently reached out to a bunch of our fellow travel bloggers to better understand the adventures they’ve enjoyed. Does bucket list inspiration get any better? Horseback Riding to the […]

Snorkelling the Clearest Waters in the World in Sub-Zero Temperatures – Incredible Iceland

Scuba Iceland Snorkel Silfra review

It’s not everyday you snorkel in water that floats around 2 degrees, tucked into the rift between two tectonic plates but that’s exactly what we got to do in Iceland! With snow on the ground and a chill in the air, we were promptly picked up from our hotel by Scuba Iceland and after collecting […]

How to Find Sólheimasandur’s Abandoned DC3 – Iceland

DC3 Iceland Plane Wreckage Sólheimasandur Crash

If you’ve seen photos of Iceland you’ve probably seen the haunting photos of an abandoned old plane.  Its wings, windows and tail long since taken by the elements, the fuselage sitting in stark contrast to the surrounding snow and black pebbles. In the past, visitors hunting out striking photo opportunities access the crash site directly by […]

The Membership Card You’ll Want to Use: Privilee Review, Abu Dhabi + Dubai

The Palace Downtown Dubai Privilee review Burj

Over the years both Nathan and I have signed up to our fair share of memberships – mostly to various gyms, all of which are eventually relinquished due to lack of use.  Privilee is different though… we’ve finally found a membership card that we love using! What makes this membership so different?  Read on for our Privilee […]

Not All Those Who Visit Matamata Are Lost: A Visit to Hobbiton

Exploring Kiwis Hobbiton review Matamata

What better way to kick off my debut travel here on Exploring Kiwis than with Hobbiton? After all, for many foreigners, Lord of the Rings is probably the first thing that springs to mind when they think of New Zealand – and I don’t blame them. In truth, this isn’t my first visit to Hobbiton either […]

Exploring ‘The Palm’, Dubai – Xclusive Tours Review

Palm Boat Tour Dubai Xtreme review

Looking for a different perspective for your Dubai sight-seeing?  Check out our review of the Xclusive Tours Palm boat tour… Dubai is known around the world for its countless unique sky scrapers; these marvels of engineering dominate the skyline, making the city unlike any other.  The tallest building in the world, the tallest residential tower, […]

Bring on the Snow! Planning our Iceland Trip…

Iceland itinerary planning

Iceland – the land of puffins, fluffy wild horses, natural geothermic pools, towering waterfalls and giant glaciers.  In less than a month we’ll hit this winter wonderland and I couldn’t be more excited! We’ve got the most amazing itinerary lined up, some accommodation locked in and an awesome Jeep with our name on it.  Snuggly […]

IMG Worlds of Adventure Review – Is it Worth the Trip?

IMG Worlds of Adventure review dubai

Anyone that’s spent a fair amount of time in the UAE will testify just how rapidly things change over here – from year to year massive building projects rise from the sand, changing the skyline for the umpteenth time. There’s one type of project that gets us really excited though and that’s the creation of […]

Rafting in Bosnia – The Best Way to Travel from Mostar to Sarajevo!

Raft Kor review Bosnia

Long distance travelling would have to be one of the most monotonous parts of any long-term travel experience. Of course you’ll want to check out the scenery as you move from place to place but after day upon day sitting cramped on buses and trains, intercity travel can really grind your gears. The last few […]

48 Hours in Lebanon: An Itinerary and Budget

48 hours in beirut budget and itinerary lebanon

Having moved to Abu Dhabi a little over a year ago with the intention of travelling, we’ve surprised even ourselves by just how much of the world we’ve been able to see. The United Arab Emirates are an ideal base from which to explore and with a long weekend just gone, there was no chance […]

Bungee Jumping in Pokhara, Nepal – Everything You Need to Know for Your First Jump!

“Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.” – Leonardo da Vinci. However you spell it – bungy or bungee, it’s one of those things that doesn’t really ever seem to get easier – no […]

Paragliding in Pokhara, Nepal: An Absolute Must-Do!

Nepal paragliding buddha review pokhara

There are few activities that make it to my bucket-list that don’t get ticked off almost right away but for some reason, though I’d wanted to paraglide for the longest time, I’d not managed to take to the air.  Thankfully, that all changed when a friend and I visited Nepal recently! When we were in […]

Nepal’s Best Kept Secret: Movie Garden, Pokhara

movie garden pokhara nepal

Pokhara, Nepal is known for many things – paragliding, trekking, its beautiful lake, the friendly Nepalese people that inhabit the little city and, as we recently found out, one of the loveliest little outdoor cinemas in the world; the Movie Garden. Where else in the world can you get freshly popped popcorn, snuggly seats and […]

Ethical Elephant Tourism in India? Absolutely – Elefantastic

When thinking about India, few animals, if any, spring to mind faster than the majestic elephant. For centuries these beautiful creatures have been adored by Indian people and use in many different ways to support their way of life. Upon deciding to visit India with my friend, Tracey, we were both determined to hunt out […]

Escape Rooms: Thinking Outside of the Box

Every day, all around the world, people are paying to be locked in a room.  Ten years ago this concept would have been unheard of but now escape rooms are featured in most major cities and heck are they fun! We’ve been through a number of escape rooms in Europe now, each and every one unique […]

Making a Splash – Canyoning in Croatia

Canyoning Croatia

We’ve been fortunate to try our hand at a range of activities (both on this trip and in years gone by) but few compare to the canyoning adventure we were treated to yesterday with Iris Adventures. Canyoning is not only a physical challenge but a mental one as well.  Standing atop a 50 metre clifftop, […]

A Foodie’s Paradise: Eating Italy – Rome (+ Your Discount Code!)

There are few countries as synonymous for their food as Italy; even before setting foot here, we were aware of how Italians cherish their food and the traditions that come with it.  It seemed inevitable then, that part of our time in the capital city of Rome, would be spent checking out some of their local […]

Thorpe Park Review – One for the Adrenaline Junkies!

We woke yesterday morning to pouring rain in London City – though we were led to believe summer had started, it seems someone missed the memo.  Regardless, we donned our gear and set off for Thorpe Park on the outskirts of London; no amount of rain was going to stop us from checking out their coasters! […]

Tracking Gentle Giants: Gorillas in the Highlands of Uganda

Gorillas in Uganda

Having hiked through 20 minutes of the most challenging terrain we’d ever experienced, we stopped dead in our tracks.  The hushed whispers of the trackers left us puzzled… these walks can take upwards of 4 hours, what had caused us to stop so soon?  Before long, the answer became abundantly clear. A scruff of dark fur […]

Hot Air Ballooning over Luxor, Egypt: Up, Up and Away

With only four nights in Egypt, we had to prioritise our plans.  There was never any doubt that we’d be heading hot air ballooning in Luxor though! Would a week in Egypt have been better? You bet! Did we have an awesome taster from our visit that left us wanting more? Absolutely! When you visit […]