New Zealand’s secret paradise: the best of Taranaki

Tucked away on the central west coast of New Zealand’s North Island, the Taranaki region is both overlooked and under-appreciated. But for more intrepid travellers, the area dubbed ‘the ‘Naki’ is definitely worth a detour. It’s a region of rolling

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Things to Do in Rio de Janeiro – Sunday Spotlight

Welcome to this weeks edition of the Sunday Spotlight – Things to do in Rio de Janeiro. The Sunday Spotlight series is a collaboration of insider travel tips shared by other bloggers and traveler’s around the web on a destination

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10 reasons to visit Colombia

Ask a backpacker what their favorite South American country is, and many will say Colombia.To heck with South America, it’s one of my favorite continents in the world. Once skipped by most travelers due to its reputation as dangerous and

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Best places to see Australia’s wildlife in Queensland

As if Australia’s Queensland coast didn’t have enough going for it – the Great Barrier Reef, farmlands and forests, white beaches and blue seas – it’s also a the perfect destination to see a range of quirky creatures from Down Under.

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Morocco’s ultimate outdoor activities

Hoist yourself up gorges that seem to melt like candlewax in the midday heat. Chase Barbary sheep downhill on a mountain bike. Hurtle along rapids as they squeeze through slot canyons. Morocco, it seems, was made for outdoor adventurers. And for

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Muizenberg: Cape Town’s regenerated seaside suburb

It wasn’t long ago that Muizenberg’s beachfront was virtually derelict, with more boarded-up buildings than visitors – it’s early 20th-century heydays as one of South Africa’s most fashionable seaside resorts long behind it. However, residents refused to let it rot

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Family adventure destinations

Want to try something new for your next trip? Push your family out of their collective comfort zone with these ideas for an adventure you can have together. 1. Iceland Travel to Iceland and within one trip your family can

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After dark: Nocturnal Adventures With Kids

As a child, is there anything more exciting than staying up when you should be in bed and then doing something really fun to boot? Push back bedtime and give your kids a night they won’t forget with these five

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Gobble Up These 7 Thanksgiving Traditions Around the World

Thanksgiving doesn’t always mean turkey, pilgrims, and seemingly endless football! The idea of bursting cornucopias and celebrating the bounty of Mother Nature transcends borders and cultures across the world. Although they spring from the same ideas, thanksgiving traditions around the

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Top 10 Things to See and Do in Dubai

Once upon a time, Dubai, the Gulf Emirate, was just a sleepy trading post and fishing village mostly made up of sandy desert. Today it is built up with skyscrapers that hem the Creek (the natural sea-water inlet which cuts through

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