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…

Announcing the launch of Africa Endeavours

I can’t believe I finally get to make this announcement: Down Under Endeavours is expanding its reach and launching a separate brand, Africa Endeavours. We’ve been selling destinations in Africa for some time, and it was so popular, we decided it deserved its own brand! Africa Endeavours will offer hand crafted luxury travel services to 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…

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…

Sun, Sand & Romance – Luxury Island Getaways

G’day mates! The holidays are over, the new year is here, and the next special day is just around the corner- Valentine’s Day!  Why not get out of the never-ending cold and into the sunny island paradise of the South Pacific?  We love our island getaways, and we’ve got the perfect romantic island destinations for Read More…

Best Beach Destinations

It’s a new year, why not start planning your new travels?  It’s winter here in the Northern Hemisphere and quite a cold one in Chicago.  Needless to say, we are all dreaming of sand between our toes and lying in the warm sunshine.  So stop staring out the window into the grey of winter and Read More…

Happy Holidays from Down Under Endeavours!

Christmas is only a few days away and here in the office, we’re all getting in the festive spirit.  If you’re stuck in the Midwest this cold holiday season, grab a glass of eggnog and start dreaming of that island vacation!  From island hopping in Tahiti and the Cook Islands to scuba diving in Fiji 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…