If you have ever heard anything about Tanzania or even Africa in general, you've probably heard about the iconic Serengeti in Tanzania. The venue of countless nature documentaries and the subject of a very famous song about rain in Africa, the Serengeti is synonymous with African safari. By contrast, you've probably heard relatively little about … Continue reading Tanzania & Malawi – From the Serengeti to Lake Malawi
His fins curved effortlessly as his torso barrel rolled just a few meters below me. His mouth agape to collect krill, he looked as if he could swallow me whole if I got too close. However, the manta ray seemed to not even notice my presence as he continued with roll after roll. This is … Continue reading What to Expect – Snorkeling with Mega Fauna in Western Australia
“They call it God's Country.” Our guide, Nicko, took a drag off his cigarette, his free hand on his hip. Tim and I loaded our packs into the trailer behind the Toyota Prado we'd be sharing with 6 other people on our 9-day road trip from Broome to Darwin. Itinerary: Days 1-2: Broome Day 3: … Continue reading They Call it God’s Country – The Kimberley
Itinerary: Days 1-3: Perth Day 4: Perth to Kalbarri National Park via Pinnacles in Nambung National Park Day 5: Kalbarri National Park to Shark Bay Day 6: Shark Bay to Coral Bay via Monkey Mia Day 7: Coral Bay to Exmouth (snorkel with Manta Rays in morning) Day 8: Exmouth and snorkeling with whale sharks … Continue reading Wild, Wild West(-ern Australia) – Perth to Broome Road Trip
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
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If you are traveling through New Zealand’s North Island, and you enjoy the outdoors and hiking (and honestly what are you doing in NZ if you don’t?), then the Tongariro Alpine Crossing should absolutely be a priority in your plans! This was easily one of the best things my husband and I did during our … Continue reading What to Expect: Hiking Tongariro Alpine Crossing