Great Barrier Reef – To Visit or Not?

Great Barrier Reef Great Barrier Reef (GBR) is touted as a special place, and has been on my bucket list for a long time. The question remains – ‘Is it still the special place it once was, and worth a … Continue reading

Daintree National Park and Cape Tribulation – Why visit?

Daintree In Queensland Australia Daintree National Park – a visit promises a variety of unique opportunities to see rare flora, fauna, and coastal vistas. It boasts exquisite scenery of waterfalls, gorgeous remote coastline and beaches, and the Mossman Gorge for … Continue reading

Ningaloo Reef & Muiron Islands, Exmouth Underwater World

Ningaloo Reef & Muiron Islands in Western Australia is one of our favorite parts of Australia trip.  In my last post about this Coastal World Heritage Area, I told you about the Exmouth environment.  We spent lots of time on the … Continue reading

Tasmanian Gems – Tasman Island and The MONA

Coastal Gem, Tasman Island, and a City Gem, MONA After leaving Freycinet, we headed to Hobart with 2 goals in mind: 1) See the famous MONA (Museum of Old and New Art) in Hobart, Tasmania’s Capital, and 

Want to See Tasmania’s Coastal Gems, like Freycinet?

Tasmania We spent one week in Tasmania where we explored Cradle Mountain, Devonport, Launceston, Freycinet on the east coast, and ended in Hobart. Do you like nature, the ocean, and fresh seafood and produce? We love Tasmania for its wild … Continue reading

New Zealand’s Poor Knights Marine Reserve – A Special Place

We chose to visit Tutukaka in the northern part of New Zealand’s north island because of its access to Poor Knights Marine Reserve.  Our preference for nature, water sports, and diving, coupled with quieter, less touristy areas drove our choice. What is … Continue reading

Mountain High to Deep Waterways – Lake Taupo New Zealand

Lake Taupo & Around If you love the outdoors, beautiful scenery, mountains, waterways, history and culture, look no further than the Lake Taupo Area on New Zealand’s North Island. It brims with outdoor activities, from

Top 10 Favorite Places in New Zealand’s South Island

Top 10 New Zealand’s South Island Want to know the best places to spend your time when in New Zealand’s South Island? After completing a trip of a lifetime, we are excited to share our favorites. Four and a half weeks … Continue reading