If you are planning a trip to Indonesia, you are already doing something right. Indonesia is one of my favorite countries I've ever visited. The people are warm and kind, the food is great, and it's safe and easy to get around. On top of that, the natural sights are incredible. From beaches, to mountains … Continue reading Indonesia Itinerary – Java, Bali and Komodo National Park
When people talk about visiting Australia, images of Ayers Rock and the Sydney Opera House probably come to mind. Throw a kangaroo into the scene, and you have most people's idea of Australia. With my Perth to Darwin itinerary I show you why and how to visit Australia's west coast, where you'll find a side … Continue reading Perth to Darwin Itinerary
When Tim and I first visited Tasmania in 2014, people had one of two reactions. The first was, “Is that in Africa?” and the second was, “Why? There’s nothing to do there.” Now, four years later, the attitude towards Tasmania has changed dramatically! Australia’s island state (by the way, no, Tasmania is not in Africa) … Continue reading Three Week Road Trip Itinerary in Tasmania
Imagine being sent to the other side of the world as a prisoner, to a remote island with nothing but ocean between it and Antarctica. Imagine windy, rainy and erratic weather conditions most of the year as you spend each day in the back-breaking work of building a colony. Imagine moving the bodies of those … Continue reading Port Arthur Penitentiary Day Trip Itinerary from Hobart
Hobart, Tasmania is a great base for exploring the southeast of the island. From there you can easily do day trips to Port Arthur, Bruny Island, Maria Island and even part of Southwest National Park. If you have a few days in Hobart, a day trip to Maria Island (pronounced like Mariah Carey) is a … Continue reading What to Expect: Maria Island Day Trip from Hobart, Tasmania
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New Zealand's North Island totally surprised me. Most of the top attractions I'd heard of in my research were based on the South Island, so I traveled through the north without any expectations. The north has so much more to offer than I knew, from tropical beaches to world-famous surf towns, and a deep respect … Continue reading New Zealand’s North Island Two Week Road Trip Itinerary