Luxury Travel Tag Archives

Whitsundays Gem: A retreat for couples

Hi everyone, this is Candice. I wanted to tell you about this wonderful resort I stayed in while traveling to Australia. Elysian Resort, located on Long Island in the Whitsundays, caters to couples seeking an intimate escape. Getting there is straightforward, with boat/helicopter access from Airlie Beach or a scenic helicopter ride from Hamilton Island. Read More…

How to enjoy peak season in Australia

G’day all, I just returned from an epic trip to Australia.  I was there for 3 weeks and yes, I did get to see the fireworks in Sydney Harbour for New Year’s Eve.  Let me say, the experience lives up to the hype. December is a very popular time to visit Australia, due to the Read More…

Experience the Best of Summer in Melbourne: Activities You Won’t Want to Miss

Summertime in Melbourne is an incredible season, with exciting and memorable experiences to be had. If you want to get to know the locals and join their summer experiences, then Melbourne is the perfect place to be. From art exhibitions to golf courses and cultural festivals to fresh seafood, there is something for everyone to Read More…

French Polynesia – A Diver’s Paradise

Hello everyone; this is Shannon. As a scuba diver, I am always looking for places to add to my list for diving. While I have been to French Polynesia twice, I have yet actually to get underwater there! So as you can imagine, I am really hoping to go back to dive in both the Read More…

What is it like to travel in New Zealand now?

Hi everyone. It’s Shannon, and I have just returned from a trip to New Zealand. While travel has not returned to exactly the same as before COVID, it is easy and very safe to travel to New Zealand. The weather was stunning. Consider November for your trip. Here are some tips: Immigration/Customs. New Zealand has Read More…

Best Places in Fiji: Island Guide

When is the last time you tasted the salt on your lips after a dip in the ocean…  Drifted off to sleep, watching the clouds roll by a cotton candy sky…  Or sipped cocktails and had an amazing outdoor star-lit private dinner… These are just a few of the amazing experiences you will find on a Read More…

Why renting a Caribbean villa should be on your travel wishlist this winter

If you are like many of us who migrate to the warmer climates in the south for the winter, traditionally to states like Florida, Texas, and Arizona, this is the year to switch things up by renting your own private villa in the Caribbean. Exclusive Use and a Pool all to yourself! There’s something truly Read More…

Perfect Weekend Getaway – Big Sur and the Post Ranch Inn

San Francisco is a personal favorite weekend getaway for me, but next time you are planning a trip to the City by the Bay, make it a long weekend, so you have time to explore Big Sur and The Post Ranch Inn. Spending a few days in San Francisco and a few days along the Read More…

What will a trip look like post COVID-19?

In the span of two months, most people’s lives have been turned topsy-turvy. It seems that with each day, we hear of new challenges that we must conquer. And yet each day, hopeful news materializes that we are advancing in the right direction and will come out on top. Albeit with time. We at Down Read More…

Where to Travel in 2020: 10 Bucket List Destinations for the New Year

As the new year approaches, so does the possibility for fresh starts, exciting goals, and new adventures. Whether you have the urge to explore a new city, relax on a white sand beach, reset from the hustle of every day, or reconnect with your true self, 2020 is your year! We’ve curated some inspiration to Read More…

Milford Sound Cruise vs Helicopter: How to Explore New Zealand’s Fiordlands

Milford Sound is a must-visit in New Zealand, but there are multiple ways to see the stunning scenery of the region. The Milford Sound cruise vs. helicopter tour offers two very different experiences. On my recent trip to New Zealand, I was able to enjoy both experiences; I did the bus and nature cruise day Read More…

Best Things to Do in French Polynesia

Wondering what there is to do in French Polynesia? This stunning island chain, also known as the Islands of Tahiti, is world-famous for brilliant blue lagoons, 5-star resorts, and overwater bungalows. It’s also home to some of the world’s most fascinating and ancient cultures and plenty of adventures! Here are 8 of our favorite things Read More…

Bring on the Sunshine! Our 10 Favorite Beach Vacations

All beaches are not created equal—and when it comes to your honeymoon or special occasion, it’s important to choose a beach resort that fits your style and personality. That’s why our travel experts are here to help! Find inspiration with our 10 favorite beach vacations in the South Pacific, Africa, and beyond. Whether you want Read More…

Australian Animals: What You’ll See Down Under

A highlight of any Australia vacation is meeting the unique Australian animals! Whether you’re visiting a wildlife sanctuary, watching kangaroos hop freely in the wild, cuddling a koala, or swimming with whale sharks, there are so many opportunities to experience Australia’s unique wildlife. Here are some of the most iconic animals you’ll see in Australia: Read More…

Top 5 Most Romantic Getaways

Valentine’s Day is approaching, and Down Under Endeavours is in the know when it comes to the most romantic spots in the world to take your significant other. From overwater bungalows in Bora Bora to grand country estates in New Zealand, we’ll help you plan the perfect romantic getaway! Below are some of our top Read More…

Bora Bora: Perfect Island Getaway

A Bora Bora island getaway is perfect for honeymoons, special occasions, and anyone looking for some relaxation and sunshine. Bora Bora is world-famous for its luxurious overwater bungalows, where you can see colorful fish swimming beneath your floor and lounge on your outdoor terrace surrounded by a bright turquoise lagoon. Here are just a few of Read More…

New Zealand Vacations: North Island vs. South Island

Did you know New Zealand is actually made up of two small islands? The North Island and the South Island both offer an incredible variety of landscapes and experiences for New Zealand vacations, but their characters are a little different. The North Island is warmer, with more beaches and a stronger Maori cultural presence. You’ll Read More…

New Zealand’s Charm Lies Off the Beaten Path

Hello, everyone! I just returned from my third trip to New Zealand. I was lucky enough to travel for 3 weeks throughout the country with my parents. And while I know that places like Queenstown, Rotorua, and Auckland are the headliners in New Zealand, some of the smaller, off-the-beaten-path places are oozing with Kiwi charm. Read More…

Why You Should Consider New Zealand Winter Travel

Hello, everyone! I just returned from a trip to New Zealand, and I wanted to tell you why you should consider New Zealand winter travel. Now, as you know, New Zealand runs opposite of us with their seasons. I had the opportunity to fly on the inaugural United flight from San Francisco to Auckland on Read More…

Port Douglas & Surrounds

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 and gorgeous places.  Port Douglas is the only place on Read More…