New Zealand’s Delightful Wines

Another week, another opportunity to talk about wine! This time, it’s in the stunningly beautiful country of New Zealand. Although it’s a fairly small country, New Zealand has several outstanding regions that produce award-winning wines including pinot noir and sauvignon blanc, among others. In addition to amazing wine, you’ll get spectacular views to enjoy, too! Read More…

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…

Noshing in New Zealand

It’s lunchtime as I type this and it has inspired me in thinking about the amazing food you can get while in New Zealand. From lamb to mussels, to a traditional Maori hangi, your taste buds will be delighted. Even the simple hamburger is elevated at the incredibly popular Fergburger in Queenstown, a place as Read More…

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…

African Wildlife – The Big 5 & Little 5

G’day!  Here at Down Under Endeavours, we absolutely love wildlife and love travel that involves interacting with native species.  One of our favourite destinations in Africa.  From the Big 5- Lions, Leopards, Black Rhino, Elephant, and Buffalo, to the Little 5- Rhinoceros Beetle, Buffalo Weaver, Antlion, Elephant Shrew, and Leopard Turtle, you’ll find there’s so Read More…

There’s Nothing Like Australia!

G’day mates!  Australia possesses a powerful lure to travelers of all stripes. There is much to explore in this continent the size of America’s lower 48 states.  Is it any wonder we just can’t get enough of it?  We’ve put together a list of some of our favorite packages featuring the best of Australia.  Keep Read More…

Sun, Sand & Romance – Luxury Island Getaways

G’day mates! The holidays are over, the new year is here, and the next special day is just around the corner- Valentine’s Day!  Why not get out of the never-ending cold and into the sunny island paradise of the South Pacific?  We love our island getaways, and we’ve got the perfect romantic island destinations for 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…

DUE’s Top Fiji Tours & Adventures of 2015

As 2015 nears its end, we at Down Under Endeavours are sharing our favorite tours with our favorite clients- you!  This week it’s all about Fiji.  When you think of Fiji you may automatically jump to gorgeous beaches and scuba dives, which are all amazing activities- but don’t forget that Fiji has so much more Read More…

Adventures in Africa

G’day mates! English Marie, here. Are you ready to plunge into an unforgettable adventure? Let’s put together a mental picture.  Just imagine, unique wildlife roaming free, amazing food and wine, and raw thrilling adventures.  You’ll find all of this and more in Africa. We’re big on adventure at Down Under Endeavours, here’s what’s on in 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…

Cook Islands Culture

Cook Islands culture is heavily influenced by its Polynesian heritage and European influences.  Here you’ll fin the people of the Cook Islands have a unique and beautiful culture that is warm and welcoming. Do you hear that rhythm?  Listen, and you’ll hear the call of the drums.  It is the loudest in the Cook Islands- Read More…

New Zealand Outdoor Adventure

New Zealand is home to beautiful scenery and loads of opportunity for outdoor adventures.  From mountain biking and stargazing to white water rafting and bunjy jumping, you can find an adrenaline fix around every corner. Your next New Zealand outdoor adventure can be full of exciting experiences!  New Zealand is literally a playground.  It’s particularly Read More…