Why South Africa

Ah, South Africa – how you’ve gotten under my skin! After visiting last year, I was bitten hard by the Africa bug and can’t wait to return. From the cool (as in hip), cultured and beautiful city of Cape Town, to the gorgeous winelands where I discovered I really do like South African Cap du 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…

Australia Family Vacations

As the end of the school year nears, I’m sure that many of you are thinking of summer travel for your family and you should absolutely consider Australia. With an abundance of fascinating wildlife, cultural experiences and of course, plenty of water-based activities, Australia will be sure to keep you and the kids busy and 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…

Consider Australia for your Holiday Travel

G’day!  Xan here as guest editor of our DUE blog.  In this post, we are sharing some of the many reasons we love holiday travel Australia.  Certainly, for most people the period between Christmas and NYE is a break from work and schooling, so it makes a perfect time to get away, whether you’re a 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…

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…

Cook Islands: Luxury Family Travel

G’day! With the cold winter months not too far off in the distance, it’s best to start thinking of your next family vacation.  If you’re looking for something a little off the beaten track, look no further.  The Cook Islands has exactly what you need.  Breathe in the fresh pure air.  Wade into the cool, Read More…

Family Fun in Fiji – Luxury Family Travel

Fiji is tiny, friendly, beautiful, and amazing. Considered to be the ultimate destination to relax, unwind and recharge, you’ll find it’s the best place for the whole family to getaway. Off the beaten path, Fiji is just a cluster of reef island sin the deep blue Pacific. Thin roads wind through lush rainforest, past waterfalls, Read More…

Luxury Family Travel in Australia

G’day mates! English Marie, here.  The kids are back in school, making it the perfect time for you to start planning that family vacation to Australia.  Australia possesses a powerful lure to travelers of all stripes. There is much more to explore in this continent the size of America’s lower 48 states. From the Great Read More…

New Zealand: Luxury Family Travel

For your next family fun-filled vacation, consider hopping on a plane and jetting off to the beautiful island country of New Zealand! Abundant with jaw-dropping natural beauty, incredible outdoor activities, and terrific fine wines, New Zealand is perfect for adrenaline junkies, foodies and a wide range of travelers in between. You’ll be sure to find Read More…

Visit your child studying abroad!

Do you have a child studying abroad? Don’t let them have all the fun! Many of our clients come to us and say ‘I want to visit my child studying abroad for an Australia or New Zealand vacation.’  They feel that it is a once in a lifetime chance.  Most clients come to us with no 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…

Queenstown Adventure

  G’day everyone! Have you ever thought of going on holiday in New Zealand? There are so many wonderful places to visit in New Zealand, and so much to do, where to start?! Well to start, we’d like to give you some information on Queenstown and the surrounding areas and townships. Located on the South 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…

Studying Abroad in Australia

G’day!  Thinking of studying abroad next semester?  Why not studying abroad in Australia?  Australia offers endless opportunities for adventure and for academic excellence.  The cities here boast warm, friendly and relaxed lifestyles with festivals and lovely markets. You’ll experience truly Australian events like the Grand Prix, the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race and the Melbourne Read More…