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Wine-free activities in Margaret River

Margaret River Redgate Shades

Most people know the Margaret River region in Western Australia for its legion of wineries, where you spend your days just hopping from wine tasting to wine tasting. But just in case you’re not a wine person (horrors, what are you doing down there then?) or you’ve been designated as the sober driver, wine isn’t [...]

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Top 5 things to do in Hobart, Tasmania

I fell in love with Hobart the minute I stepped foot in the Tasmanian capital. It was in June 2010, and I was about to embark on a 7-day organized tour across Tasmania. June means winter in Australia, but being Canadian, I found the weather to be just perfect for the season (approximately 50F, or [...]

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10 Things that Surprised Me on New Zealand’s South Island

If there is one palace that tops many a bucket list in the world, it might have to be New Zealand. Specifically, New Zealand’s South Island. Snow-capped mountains rub shoulders with icy glaciers that drop down into bright blue alpine lakes. Combined with every adventure sport imaginable, a growing wine culture and more beautiful landscapes [...]

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5 Best Places in Australia for Epic Animal Encounters

Cage diving with great white sharks in Australia

Australia is on a lot of people’s bucket lists. And with great cities like Sydney and Melbourne, and the ever famous Great Barrier Reef, it’s no wonder. But another reason why many travelers arrive en mass to this Southern continent is its very unique wildlife. With a population density of around 2 people for every [...]

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Best of New Zealand

In honor of “Blog for New Zealand,” which is an effort to get the word out via dozens of travel blogs that New Zealand is open for business after the latest massive earthquake in the Christchurch area, I thought I’d do a post highlighting some of the many great reasons people should put New Zealand [...]

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Love to Ski? For Free? Read on (and enter)

If you enjoy spending some time on the slopes, or have considered taking up skiing or snowboarding, then I think [...]

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