Why Visit Southeast Asia?

I know, I know, the trip to Southeast Asia involves a really long flight, the locals don’t speak English, they drive on the other side of the road, the culture and food are so different… Well, having just returned from Bali and Thailand, I say those are all reasons you SHOULD visit! I’ve just returned Read More…

Adventures in India

With 1.2 billion people, India offers incredible diversity through cityscapes, rural life, historical sites, rich food, varied religions, and handicrafts. Often, the first associations to India are the Taj Mahal, the vast difference between rich and poor, and food often consisting of curry that leads to tummy aches. I am here to tell you that there Read More…

10 Tips to Survive Holiday Travel

Between airport delays, crowded roads, lost luggage, and packed planes, holiday travel can be a recipe for a meltdown. Maintain your sanity this holiday travel season with these 10 tips from the Down Under Endeavours team. 1. Get to the airport early This may seem like a no-brainer, but you don’t want to be caught Read More…

Paradise in Thailand: Zeavola Resort

Having just returned from an amazing Thailand trip (I seriously loved every place we visited), it would be very hard to pick a favorite, but one place that stood out was Zeavola Resort in the Phi Phi Islands. Located on Koh Phi Phi Don, this is an eco resort with an amazing spa and unbelievable Read More…

Our Favorite Eco-Friendly Stays in Australia and New Zealand

Everyone wants to experience Australia’s reefs, New Zealand’s fairytale-like mountains, and the other natural wonders of the South Pacific. But it’s important to travel responsibly so that future generations can enjoy these magical locations, as well. Travel experts agree that responsible, eco-friendly travel is a trend that isn’t going away. More and more travelers are Read More…

Consider an Oman vacation for a future trip

Here’s a post from our guest bloggers….Barbara Govednik and Tom Wolf Mountain resorts in Oman?  You betcha! Admittedly, when my ex-pat cousin who lives with his wife and three children in Muscat mentioned that we should spend at least one night in the mountains, I thought he was joking….or at least exaggerating the word “mountain.” Read More…

Paradise in the Maldives

Hello again from gloomy, chilly Chicago. Sigh. Today, I can’t help but dream of the sunny, warm beaches and turquoise waters of the Maldives! These exotic atolls beckon me with their soft, white sand and romantic sunsets. You’ll truly feel like you’ve arrived in paradise when you stay at one of the unique resorts located Read More…

African Wildlife Adventure – The Ugly 5

G’day!  Now that you know all about Africa’s Big 5, both on land and in the water, and the Little 5, it’s time to get acquainted with the Ugly 5. Which animals are considered so unsightly they get their own little club? Turns out the Vultures, Marabou Storks, Hyenas, Warthogs, and Wildebeest are the winners. Read More…

Africa’s Marine Big 5

You’ve heard of Africa’s Big 5 on land, but what about the marine Big 5? The East Coast of Africa is home to loads of marine life, and happens to be home to the Big 5 of the water: Southern Right Whale, African Penguin, Bottlenose Dolphin, Great White Shark, and Cape Fur Seals! Many of Read More…

African Wildlife – The Big 5 & Little 5

G’day!  Here at Down Under Endeavours, we absolutely love wildlife and love travel that involves interacting with native species.  One of our favourite destinations in Africa.  From the Big 5- Lions, Leopards, Black Rhino, Elephant, and Buffalo, to the Little 5- Rhinoceros Beetle, Buffalo Weaver, Antlion, Elephant Shrew, and Leopard Turtle, you’ll find there’s so Read More…

There’s Nothing Like Australia!

G’day mates!  Australia possesses a powerful lure to travelers of all stripes. There is much to explore in this continent the size of America’s lower 48 states.  Is it any wonder we just can’t get enough of it?  We’ve put together a list of some of our favorite packages featuring the best of Australia.  Keep Read More…

Exciting Adventures Down Under

G’day mates! The long Thanksgiving weekend is upon us, here in the states and we would love to share some of the vendors we are thankful to have partnered with.  Check them out! Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas – Port Douglas Who doesn’t want to get up close with a quokka? Here at Down Under Endeavours, we Read More…

Australia’s Top Tours & Adventures

G’day mates! English Marie here, as we continue to give a shout out to our favorite Australian tour providers, we’d also like to give you a taste of our favorite tours and excursions. Great Barrier Reef Excursion If you’re looking for a Great Barrier Reef excursion, like no other then you should talk to our Read More…

New Zealand: The South Island’s Top Touring

G’day mates! This week it’s all about the best touring on New Zealand’s South Island.  From sea kayaking Abel Tasman to hanging with the yellow-eyed penguins near Dunedin, to heli tours of alpine mountains  or cruising Doubtful Sound, or classic Maori cultural experiences, our top-notch friends on the South Island have got you covered! Nelson, Read More…

Top New Year’s Eve Destinations

New Year’s Eve is one of the world’s biggest parties, celebrated by nearly ever country on earth. We at Down Under Endeavours love a good party and have gathered a few of our favorite destinations to help you plan your NYE travels. Australia Welcome to the most happenin’ party of the year. Sydney Harbour is the Read More…

The Society Islands: French Polynesia

Have you ever wondered where exactly French Polynesia is? You probably know that Tahiti is located here, but what about the other island paradises in this region? What’s the weather and the culture like? We’ve got the facts! Where exactly is French Polynesia? Located in the South Pacific Ocean, you’ll find 118 islands divided into Read More…

Cook Islands Culture

Cook Islands culture is heavily influenced by its Polynesian heritage and European influences.  Here you’ll fin the people of the Cook Islands have a unique and beautiful culture that is warm and welcoming. Do you hear that rhythm?  Listen, and you’ll hear the call of the drums.  It is the loudest in the Cook Islands- Read More…