Lord of the Rings: New Zealand Movie Sites

If you’re a fan of Lord of the Rings, you’ll know that New Zealand is the real-life Middle-earth. The rolling green hills, dramatic mountains, and crystal-clear alpine waters made the perfect backdrop for the movies—and they make for an ideal travel destination, too! Many of our clients travel to New Zealand just to visit the beautiful Read More…

Top 10 Events and Festivals in Sydney

Looking for things to do in Sydney? Australia’s largest city has no shortage of fun, family-friendly activities throughout the year! Watch one of the world’s most incredible fireworks shows on New Year’s Eve, see the city light up like never before during Vivid Sydney, and indulge your tastebuds during Good Food Month. These are the Read More…

Australia Zoo: Channel Your Inner Crocodile Hunter!

You can’t get a more quintessential Australian wildlife experience than visiting the Australia Zoo and seeing Steve Irwin’s legacy firsthand. The Australia Zoo, founded by the original Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin, runs one of the largest wildlife conservation programs in the world. All money raised is put back into wildlife projects and conservation efforts around Read More…

What to Do in Sydney, Australia

Sydney, Australia has a seductive outdoor lifestyle and great natural beauty. The iconic Sydney Opera House is well worth a visit, and if you have a head for heights, take the Sydney Harbour BridgeClimb for stunning views and a great adventure. Be sure to see the city from the water, explore hidden beaches on beautiful Read More…

What to Do in Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne is a stylish, sophisticated, and dynamic city with plenty to explore! Some of our favorite things to do in Melbourne are wandering through lanes and arcades covered in street art, exploring the vibrant culinary scene, driving the Great Ocean Road, wine tasting in Yarra Valley, and wildlife tours just outside the city. Here are Read More…

Ayers Rock Travel Guide: Everything You Need to Know

Ayers Rock, or Uluru as it’s known to the traditional Anangu owners, is a massive sandstone monolith in the heart of Australia’s Red Centre—the physical and spiritual center of the country. Ayers Rock and the nearby Kata Tjuta rock formations have been significant in traditional ceremonies and rites of passage for over 10,000 years. Aboriginal Read More…

Best Beach Vacations of the South Pacific

Hello there mates! The dreary February weather here in the Midwest has us dreaming of white sandy beaches and turquoise waters. Below is a list of some of our all time favorite best beach vacations and destinations. Australia: Whitehaven Beach Private picnic on Whitehaven Beach in the Whitsundays. Image courtesy of Ellen Hoffman Whitehaven Beach Read More…

Australian Animals: What You’ll See Down Under

A highlight of any Australia vacation is meeting the unique Australian animals! Whether you’re visiting a wildlife sanctuary, watching kangaroos hop freely in the wild, cuddling a koala, or swimming with whale sharks, there are so many opportunities to experience Australia’s unique wildlife. Here are some of the most iconic animals you’ll see in Australia: Read More…

Top 10 Wildlife Tours in Australia

An Australian wildlife tour is the highlight of any trip down under! Australia is a country packed with unique wildlife, with an average of 7,500 total animals calling the country home! Did you know that 90% of animals in Australia are found nowhere else in the world? Seeing wildlife down under is truly a magical Read More…

Out and About in Sydney!

Hi, fellow travelers! I’ve just returned from a whirlwind 5-day trip to Sydney—my first time there in 4 years—and I enjoyed so many unique experiences that I can’t wait to share with all of you! See some photos and highlights from my trip below. First Stop: Sydney Tour A city tour of Sydney is perfect Read More…

New Zealand Family Adventures

If your family loves adventure and beautiful scenery, New Zealand is the perfect destination! Made up of 2 small islands, the country of New Zealand features a variety of destinations very distinctive in character. Because the country is so compact, you can easily visit several different areas on your holiday. Whether it’s adrenaline-fueled activities or Read More…