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…

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…

Our Favorite Beach Vacations

Hi Everyone…Xan here, and as I write this week’s blog, it’s a gloomy, cool and rainy day in Chicago and I think it’s the perfect time to think about a sunny and exotic beach getaway.  We love our South Pacific paradises of the Cook Islands and Bora Bora are excited to share a few of Read More…

The Tuamotu Atolls – Tahiti

If you’re looking for an exotic getaway, the Tuamotu Atolls are your perfect destination. These atolls are home to some of the best diving in the South Pacific and the most beautiful islands including Fakarava, Manihi, Rangiroa, and Tikehau. Fakarava Known as the Island of Dreams, Fakarava is a protected coral atoll home to a natural 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…

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…

Sports Crazy – Melbourne!

Hi everyone.  Are you a sporting enthusiast?  If so, you should really consider adding Melbourne to your Australian holiday.  The city hosts some of Australia’s biggest events.  And besides that, it is a standout all on its own.  Consistently voted one of the world’s most livable cities,  Melbourne is both the sport and cultural capitol of Read More…

South Pacific Honeymoon

Hello, everyone! My name is Ellen and I have just planned and booked my own honeymoon to the South Pacific (Fiji and New Zealand to be exact!) for next year.  I wanted to share some key things to think about when planning a South Pacific honeymoon. Get Started Early One of the biggest tips is also Read More…

Noosa Shines on Australia

Another great post from our friends at http://www.unearththeworld.com/ Relaxing. Charming. Chic without being stuffy. Noosa Heads on the Sunshine Coast really delivered. Mike and I chose to spend our last days in Australia beach hopping and exploring towns along the east coast of the country: Gold Coast (towns just South of Brisbane), Sunshine Coast (those Read More…

Rugby Down Under

For the first time ever the Bingham Cup is being hosted in Australia. While 95% of all IGRAB clubs are in North America and Europe, our rugby brothers from Australia have found a way to be at nearly every Bingham Cup since its inception. It is now our turn to visit and compete in a Read More…