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…

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…

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…

New Zealand Family Adventures

If you are a family that loves adventure and beautiful scenery, then you must make your way to New Zealand!  Made-up of two, small islands, the country of New Zealand features a variety of destinations very distinctive in character, and because the country is so compact, you can easily visit several different areas on your 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…

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 Beach Vacations

Hi Everyone, 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 our favorite 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…

New Zealand Wildlife

G’day!  You’ve heard all about the unique and fascinating wildlife of Australia, but what about New Zealand?  From the fascinating kiwi bird and the world’s smallest penguins to swimming with dusky dolphins and the massive amount of sheep, discover a variety of critters who call this island country home. Kiwi Kiwi’s are a beloved icon Read More…

Aussie Critters and Creatures

Australia has so much to offer travelers, from the Great Barrier Reef to wild outback to bustling cities. But no matter where you go or what type of traveler you are, a highlight of your trip will be the amazing Aussie critters! We’ve put together a list of some of our favorite animals from the Read More…

Go to a Better Place: Go to the Northern Territory

G’day mates! English Marie, here.  We’re kicking off this week with our favorite packages featuring Australia’s Northern Territory. To get in the swing of things, check out this fun & cheeky video from our friends at Tourism Northern Territory. Go to a better place, go to the NT. Australia Outback Family Adventure Vacation Guided camel 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…

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…

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…

Australia’s Top Tours & Adventures

G’day mates! English Marie here, as we continue to give a shout out to our favorite Australian tour providers, we’d also like to give you a taste of our favorite tours and excursions. Great Barrier Reef Excursion If you’re looking for a Great Barrier Reef excursion, like no other then you should talk to our Read More…

New Zealand: The North Island’s Top Touring

G’day mates! This month we’d like to put the spotlight on some of our favorite touring companies in the South Pacific.  This week it’s all about New Zealand’s North Island.  From wine & food tours and cultural tours to adventure touring like black water rafting and caving, to exciting tours of sites like Hobbiton, our Read More…