Category Archives: Tours

Valparaíso: Chile’s Painted City on the Sea

“Valparaíso, how absurd you are…you haven’t combed your hair, you’ve never had time to get dressed, life has always surprised you.” – Pablo Neruda Valparaiso is colourful, vivacious, chaotic and a little surreal.  It’s grungy, a little wild and the life of the party.  Only 115km from Santiago though, this port-town has to be seen to […]

Bouncing Around Barcelona – The bike tour with a difference

Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia and the second most populous municipality in Spain, has many claims to fame – a world-renowned football team, impressive tourism figures and weather to make most jealous – but there’s something special about this incredible city that most people aren’t aware of. It plays host to one of the best […]

Checking Out Scotland’s Highlights with Highland Explorer Tours

With its rolling green hills, towering Highlands, fantastic people and intriguing history, Scotland is both as gorgeous as it is accessible. Before visiting, we’d heard great things about Edinburg so we knew it was where we wanted to base ourselves.  With that said, nobody comes to Scotland with dreams of its cities – lochs, crags […]

Captain Morgan’s Defender Gozo Jeep Safari Tour – A Flop in Malta

Finding and booking with the right tour company for your next destination can be a hard, even for an experienced traveler. Why? Because the company you book with has absolute power to inspire or discourage your impression of a destination or activity during your time with them. I thought I had found a great tour […]

Snæfellsnes Peninsula – Better Than Iceland’s Golden Circle!

Some things just feel like they were meant to be. Places, rugged and wild, that are so gorgeous, they just have to be seen.  Iceland was that for us. Likewise, some people seem like they were born into their jobs, a perfect fit for what they’re doing.  Bessi of Moonwalker tours is the epitome of someone who’s […]

How to Pick an African Overland Tour – A Guide to Booking the Trip of a Lifetime

Sarah recently planned an overland trip in Africa (without spending a fortune which is no easy feat).  This post shares her top tips to help you select the perfect budget overland trip for your needs. Overlanding in Africa is a once in a lifetime trip – one that I had been dreaming of since I was a […]

Iceland’s South Coast – Exploring with Arctic Tours

Iceland, widely known as the land of fire and ice, is a country of extremes.  Gorgeous, breathtaking, incredible extremes. During our time on this stunning island, we joined Hörður on a winter tour of Iceland’s South Coast – an experience we enjoyed every moment of. Whether you plan on joining a tour with Arctic Tours Iceland […]

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 […]

A Life-Changing Visit to the Slums of Delhi

Delhi Slum Tour PETE review

It’s funny how something as simple as walking through a city can change your perspective so significantly.  India was amazing, eye-opening and at times confronting, but I’ve never experienced anything quite like our visit to the Slums of Delhi. Initially we were hesitant to visit the slums – the idea of walking though peoples homes […]

An Introduction to the Croatian Islands – Paradise Found

Croatian Island Tour Review Viator

Ahhh Croatia, the secret is well and truly out!  Gorgeous islands, pristine beaches, lush national parks; there isn’t much you could want in a summer holiday destination that this ex-Yugoslavian nation doesn’t already offer. Having heard many friends tout the beauty of the Croatian islands, we excitedly booked our spots on a boat tour around […]

Krka Waterfall Tour – Exploring Croatia with Viator

Croatia is absolutely gorgeous; locals have known it forever and travellers the world over are coming to realise.  In fact, I don’t think I know one single person that’s not sung Croatia’s praises! So many people though, stick to the coastline whilst exploring this beautiful country, neglecting the national parks and gorgeous little villages.  Looking back […]

Big Berry: Glamping with a Twist in Slovenia

Big Berry Slovenia review

They say it’s the journey, not the destination that matters – those people have clearly never had the pleasure of visiting Big Berry in Slovenia! Hidden away in Bela Krajina, Big Berry offers those looking for a more authentic insight into the country a touch of luxury whilst immersing them in nature. The concept of Big Berry […]

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 Italy’s capital city, Rome, would be spent checking out some of their local dishes […]

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 […]