East Coast Australia Road Trip – Australia Zoo, Brisbane, Moreton Island & the Gold Coast (Part IV)

I can’t believe we’re now half way through our eight-week East Coast Australia Road Trip. Time flies when you’re having fun! Last week, we enjoyed a sunrise with wild kangaroos in Cape Hillsborough; explored Fraser Island (K’Gari) by 4WD and cruised along the Noosa Everglades before we then headed over to the Sunshine Coast. ToContinue reading “East Coast Australia Road Trip – Australia Zoo, Brisbane, Moreton Island & the Gold Coast (Part IV)”

East Coast Australia Road Trip – Cape Hillsborough, Fraser/K’Gari Island 4WD Jeep Tour & Noosa Everglades (Part III)

From Cairns, Cape Tribulation and Daintree National Park in Far North Queensland, to Magnetic Island, the Great Barrier Reef and Whitsunday Islands, the last couple of weeks exploring has been a nonstop adventure. To ensure that we didn’t completely burn out, we decided to spend the next couple of days in Airlie Beach before movingContinue reading “East Coast Australia Road Trip – Cape Hillsborough, Fraser/K’Gari Island 4WD Jeep Tour & Noosa Everglades (Part III)”

East Coast Australia Road Trip – The Great Barrier Reef, Magnetic Island & Whitsunday Islands (Part II)

Snorkelling in the Great Barrier Reef was something I desperately wanted to tick off my bucket list when in Queensland, Australia… and I can now say I’ve been lucky enough to do just that. A visit to Cairns wouldn’t be complete without visiting the world’s largest coral reef system. Made up of over 2,900 individualContinue reading “East Coast Australia Road Trip – The Great Barrier Reef, Magnetic Island & Whitsunday Islands (Part II)”

East Coast Australia Road Trip – Exploring Cairns, Cape Tribulation, Daintree National Park, Kuranda, Mossman Gorge & Port Douglas (Part I)

From the Great Barrier Reef, to Uluru/Ayers Rock, to pristine sandy beaches and vibrant cities such as Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne just to name a few, Australia has always been somewhere that has really intrigued me. I think it’s the different way of life and being on the other side of the world. Over theContinue reading “East Coast Australia Road Trip – Exploring Cairns, Cape Tribulation, Daintree National Park, Kuranda, Mossman Gorge & Port Douglas (Part I)”

New Zealand Road Trip – Mount Cook National Park, Christchurch and Kaikōura (Part VI)

Our 3,600 miles+ New Zealand Road Trip has now sadly come to an end after an unforgettable six weeks. Some of my favourite highlights include cruising in The Bay of Islands, Abel Tasman National Park and Milford Sound; checking out the real Middle Earth™ at Hobitton™; learning about the Maori history and relaxing in geothermalContinue reading “New Zealand Road Trip – Mount Cook National Park, Christchurch and Kaikōura (Part VI)”

New Zealand Road Trip – Wānaka, Queenstown & Milford Sounds (Part V)

So far we’ve been spoilt by New Zealand’s natural beauty and it honestly just keeps getting better and better as you’re about to find out in this penultimate blog post. Last time, we enjoyed a boat cruise in Abel Tasman National Park, went on some amazing hikes in Punakaiki, Paparoa National Park and Hokitika beforeContinue reading “New Zealand Road Trip – Wānaka, Queenstown & Milford Sounds (Part V)”

New Zealand Road Trip – Nelson, Abel Tasman National Park, Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers + More (Part IV)

The South Island of New Zealand is famed for having some of the best natural landscapes in the world. I would definitely agree! Over the next three weeks, we’ll travel over 1350 miles from Picton to Christchurch via Bluff in Norman – our camper van. We really are having the full ‘Kiwi‘ experience. If you’dContinue reading “New Zealand Road Trip – Nelson, Abel Tasman National Park, Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers + More (Part IV)”

New Zealand Road Trip – Hobitton™, Rotorua and Waitomo Glowworm Caves (Part II)

Unfortunately, we had to change our original plan of spending two days at Coromandel Town and Hot Water Beach in the Coromandel Peninsula after Paihia because of a nasty storm that was passing through. Instead, we drove 246 miles to Matamata on our eighth day – a town 15 minutes away from the Hobbiton MovieContinue reading “New Zealand Road Trip – Hobitton™, Rotorua and Waitomo Glowworm Caves (Part II)”

Island Hopping in Fiji’s Mamanuca and Yasawa Islands

Spending eight nights island hopping on Fiji’s golden sandy beaches with crystal clear blue waters in the Mamanuca and Yasawa archipelago was a perfect break after travelling for nearly three months in the United States. We booked the Yasawa Wanderer package with Awesome Adventures Fiji. However, not all of the resorts were available because weContinue reading “Island Hopping in Fiji’s Mamanuca and Yasawa Islands”

Contiki Grand Alaska Tour – Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Valdez (Days 7-12)

Well rested, we departed from the Maclaren River Lodge on 29 June and headed for McCarthy in Wrangell-St. Alias National Park and Preserve 240 miles away – one of the longest drives of the trip. Our tour guide, Chris warned us that we would be ‘wild camping’ for the next three nights, meaning no showersContinue reading “Contiki Grand Alaska Tour – Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Valdez (Days 7-12)”