New Australia Experiences

G’day! It’s Xan and I’m just back from amazing Australia! I had a great time visiting some of our favourite hotels and enjoying our tried and true tours, and also had the opportunity to experience new properties and excursions that I’m excited to share with you. In addition to visiting Palm Cove and Port Douglas Read More…

Sunny South Pacific for Families

School is almost out and of course, it has families thinking of vacation. Now, I may not have a family (unless you count my dog and two cats), but I have plenty of friends who are always looking for new and fun places to take the kids. The South Pacific has so many great options Read More…

North Fijian Culture

Bula!! Just taking advantage of a long layover on my way home from Fiji to tell you all about this fantastic country. Or, as the Fijians would say: Totoka! Over the last 1.5 weeks in Fiji, I enjoyed traveling throughout the Mamanucas, Viti Levu and the Northern Islands, particularly Taveuni. I would like to focus Read More…

African Beach Getaways

We’re still waiting for spring to return to Chicago, which means I’m still thinking of exotic getaways. I’m guessing when most of you think of Africa, you immediately think safari, but did you know there are some amazing beach destinations to be found there, as well? Seychelles, Mauritius and Mozambique offer gorgeous, sandy white beaches 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…

There is Something for Everyone in Fiji!

Bula, everyone! I have just returned from the lovely islands of Fiji. I had the opportunity to travel for about 13 days and covered several different resorts and different areas of Fiji. All were very different, and it just goes to show that whether you’re a diver, a beach person, or an adventure person… Fiji Read More…

Warm Fiji Welcome

Hi Again!  I’m so happy we’re telling you about Fiji this week – it’s such a beautiful and special South Pacific jewel!  When I visited last year, I fell in love with the lovely and unique island resorts and most especially, the warm and welcoming Fijian people.  You will be greeted everywhere you go with a Read More…

Our Favorite Beach Vacations

Hi Everyone, as I write this week’s blog, it’s a gloomy, cool and rainy day in Chicago and I think it’s the perfect time to think about a sunny and exotic beach getaway.  We love our South Pacific paradises of the Cook Islands and Bora Bora are excited to share a few of our favorite Read More…

Our Favorite Australia Activites

Hi it’s Xan again – excited to share more of our favorite Australia activities!  One of my bucket list items is to see all four of the Grand Slam tournaments in tennis, and of course, the Australia Open is the kick-off tournament every year.   Australia Open The 2016 Australia Open was the opening Grand Slam tournament of Read More…

Most Romantic Getaways

G’day! Valentines is approaching and Down Under Endeavours is in the know when it comes to the most romantic spots to take your significant other. From overwater bungalows in Fiji to the romantic old world touches of a South African Safari lodge, we’ll help you plan the most romantic getaway! Below are our top choices Read More…

Islands of Africa

When you think of Africa, do you envision the most beautiful island getaways with amazing beaches and luxurious resorts?  Well, you should!  Africa is not just about Safaris on the Savannah, you’ll find there’s a whole other world to explore in the islands of Africa.  From beaches to jungles and underwater explorations you’ll find  adventure Read More…

South Pacific Beaches

G’day mates!  The South Pacific is home to some of the world’s most amazing beaches. From Australia and New Zealand to the Cook Islands and the Maldives – you’ll find amazing beaches and adventures, as well as luxurious accommodations and wonderful service. With so many beaches and resorts to choose from, it can get a Read More…