New Zealand’s Delightful Wines

Another week, another opportunity to talk about wine! This time, it’s in the stunningly beautiful country of New Zealand. Although it’s a fairly small country, New Zealand has several outstanding regions that produce award-winning wines including pinot noir and sauvignon blanc, among others. In addition to amazing wine, you’ll get spectacular views to enjoy, too! Read More…

Noshing in New Zealand

It’s lunchtime as I type this and it has inspired me in thinking about the amazing food you can get while in New Zealand. From lamb to mussels, to a traditional Maori hangi, your taste buds will be delighted. Even the simple hamburger is elevated at the incredibly popular Fergburger in Queenstown, a place as Read More…

Delightful Dining in Australia

G’day! As I plan the final details on my upcoming visit to Australia, my lovely Aussie co-workers Ness and Phil have been recommending some great restaurants to visit while there. I’m truly looking forward to incredibly fresh seafood while in Port Douglas and Hamilton Island, as well as some foodie delights in Melbourne and Sydney. 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…

South Africa Adventures

Having traveled to South Africa, I can tell you that it leaves an indelible impression on you.   The beauty of the land, the varied cultures and of course, the awe of seeing wildlife in its natural habitat is something I hope everyone can experience in their lifetime. It may seem like a dream or bucket Read More…

New Zealand Family Adventures

If you are a family that loves adventure and beautiful scenery, then you must make your way to New Zealand!  Made-up of two, small islands, the country of New Zealand features a variety of destinations very distinctive in character, and because the country is so compact, you can easily visit several different areas on your 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…

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…

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…

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…

What are YOUR Boxing Day plans?

G’day! We’re all quite familiar with Christmas, but for those of us in the states, we aren’t too familiar with Boxing Day, which falls on the day after Christmas.  Despite its name, this holiday has nothing to do with the sport nor with returning or recycling holiday boxes.  There are many theories regarding the origin of Read More…

Christmas, South Pacific Style

The holiday season is almost upon us! What are your plans?  Are you staying in the cold and snow or thinking of a nice warm getaway with the family?  Down Under Endeavours, Travel Specialists can help you plan your holiday vacation with the best destinations!  While Christmas is rather traditional here in the states, each Read More…

Intro to Johannesburg

G’day!  This week we at DUE would like to gush about all that is Johannesburg.  Jo’burg, or Jozi, as it is affectionately called, is the second largest city in Africa with more than 3 million people calling it home.  This vibrant city is rapidly on the up and up.  The cultural district of Newton offers Read More…

Hobart, Tasmania

G’day mates!  English Marie here.  Are you as intrigued by Tasmania as I am?  Well, I’d like to introduce to you the capital of Tas and the second oldest capital in all of Australia- Hobart.  Recently named as one of the ‘Top Ten Spots to Visit in the World Right Now’ by Lonely Planet, Hobart Read More…

Port Douglas & Surrounds

G’day mates! Still thinking of places to travel to in 2015?  If Australia is on your list we’ve got you covered.  We’d like to introduce you to a little gem called Port Douglas.  Drive north from Cairns along the gorgeous coastal road for about an hour, and you’ll find yourself in one of the most unique Read More…

Wellington: The Coolest Little Capital

G’day mates! English Marie here. It’s a new year which means new travels!  Looking for a great place to visit?  Why not Wellington, New Zealand?  Deemed “The Coolest Little Capital” by Lonely Planet, Wellington is located on the North Island of New Zealand and filled with action packed adventure, as well as arts & culture, Read More…

Thrill Seekers & Adrenaline Junkies

Calling all thrill seekers and adrenaline junkies New Zealand is one of our favorite places in the world and is a thrill seeker’s playground.  There are few countries so filled with hair-raising, heart-racing, and blood-pumping activities.  From bungy jumping to jet boating, zorbing to mountain biking, heli-hiking and skydiving, and so much more!  All of Read More…

Special Occasion Traveling

Many of our travelers come to us because they’re planning on celebrating with special occasion traveling.  Whether it’s their honeymoon, a landmark anniversary, a milestone birthday, a graduation celebration, or a babymoon, we know how to make your occasion even more special with unique touches and experiences.  Want to celebrate your honeymoon with a private Read More…

Bucket List Destinations

G’day mates! Are you ready to check off items on your bucket list? At Down Under Endeavours, we specialize in many popular bucket list destinations. Now only are we experts in the South Pacific, we also handcraft the experiences you’ve been dreaming of. Ready to bungy jump in New Zealand or enjoy an exiting sea Read More…