Australia’s Wine Regions

If any of you have the opportunity to visit us at the DUE office, you’ll discover that we have a well-stocked wine refrigerator and we love to host clients and vendors from across the globe.   While not all of us are necessarily oenophiles, we do all enjoy a crisp white, full-bodied red and in the 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…

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…

How About a Beach Getaway?

G’day mates! English Marie, here and  I’m a tad bit frozen. It’s a balmy 13° F in Chicago and we at Down Under Endeavours think everyone could all use a beach vacation. Whether you’re looking at a romantic getaway to the Maldives or a family vacation to Fiji, we’ve got just what you’re looking for. Check out Read More…

Island Escape

2015 is coming to a close, what better time to start dreaming up your new year getaway or maybe a special spring break vacation for the family?  An island vacation is perfect for every traveler in the upcoming new year.  From Tahiti and Bora Bora to the Cook Islands, you’ll find there are loads of Read More…

Halloween Haunts in Australia & New Zealand

G’day mates! With Halloween at the end of the week, we thought we’d share some of the different perspectives of the holiday and this time of year around the South Pacific. Australia Aussies either HATE Halloween or they LOVE it.  That doesn’t mean you won’t find some great parties and spooky celebrations to part take Read More…

The Marquesas – A Hidden Gem

G’day mates!  This week we want to explore a little known hidden gem in French Polynesia- the Marquesas Islands.  A vacation in the Marquesas is like no other, discover wild and untamed horses roaming freely through rugged gorgeous terrain, steep volcanic mountains plunging straight into the ocean, and thriving jungles with ancient relics and deep Read More…

Botswana Wildlife & Wonder

Botswana is a unique and magical African destination.  Home to some of the greatest wildlife on the planet, Botswana is one of the greatest destinations for African safaris.  Here are just a few quick facts about this amazing place:  there are more elephants in Botswana than any other country,  39% of the country is protected Read More…

Get to Know South Africa

  G’day mates!  Have you ever been to South Africa?  It’s an amazing country that has faced many challenges throughout its existence.  It is a country full of rich cultural and ethnic diversity that has overcome massive obstacles to strive to reach unity as a single nation that celebrates its diversity.  South Africa has overcome Read More…

All About Africa

Hello mates, English Marie here.  Are you dreaming of an Africa vacation?   Well we’ve got you covered.   Africa is a land full of diversity in culture, economy, and wildlife.  From the Sahara to rainforest, to beaches and buzzing cities, Africa will never fail to impress with adventures around every corner.  Perfect for foodies, 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…

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…

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…

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…