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 Read More…

Outdoor adventure in Australia’s winter

Many travelers shy away from Australian travel from June to September, as the Southern Hemisphere is experiencing its winter. But, in fact, Australian winter is still balmy by northern standards and offers plenty of outdoor adventures. Some activities are actually best at this time of year! At Down Under Endeavours, we have several Australian travel packages 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…

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…

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…

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 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…

Bora Bora – Perfect Island Getaway

Bora Bora is the perfect getaway for honeymooners, adventurers, and anyone looking for some relaxation and sandy white beaches. From diving and snorkeling, lagoon tours and hiking, to parasailing and just lounging in the sunshine, Bora Bora is waiting! You’ll also find no shortage of resorts in Bora Bora, it’s a hot spot for amazing Read More…

Best Water Sports & Destinations

G’day mates!  Still fighting the winter blues?  Why not start planning your next South Pacific getaway?  The best way to start planning is to start dreaming up destinations and activities you’d love!  This week we’re excited about all the best water sports you’ll find on your getaway.  We’ve put together a list of the best 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…

Namale: Rest & Relax in Luxury

Bula! Everyone needs to take some time for a little rest & relaxation. One of our favorite places to relax on vacation is Fiji! Especially if it’s at Namale Resort & Spa. Located on the gorgeous island of Vanua Levu in Fiji, Namale is an all-inclusive resort, surrounded by pristine beaches and breathtaking tropical settings. Read More…

10 Reasons to Visit Fiji

Fiji offers two of the most beautiful reefs: the Great Astrolabe Reef, which is the world’s fourth-largest barrier reef, curling around the southern island of Kadavu; and the Great Sea Reef- a coral reef off the northern island of Vanua Levu. Both of the reefs have wonderful snorkeling opportunities, where you’ll have the opportunity to view an abundance of wildlife; including eagle and manta rays, green turtles, and spinner dolphins.

Must Do Activities in Fiji

If you are looking for a tropical destination with beautiful beaches and some of the friendliest locals in the world, Fiji is the place for you. Here are some “must dos” while you are in Fiji: Visit Horseshoe Bay This pretty palm-fringed, crescent-shaped beach is listed in the book “1,000 Places to See Before You Read More…