Globeblogging

Globeblogging

Tales from the globe

Larnach Castle in the late evening

Contents1Larnach Castle History2Where to find Larnach Castle3Why you should visit Larnach Castle4Larnach Castle Tours5Larnach Castle Prices6Larnach Castle opening hours7Larnach Castle Accommodation7.1Larnach Castle Stables7.2Larnach Castle Lodge7.3Camp Estate8Dine at Larnach CastleI know, you’re thinking what is a castle doing in New Zealand, a country not exactly known for an anglo history dating back to the time of […]

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Looking up the Shotover River Canyon from Onsen Hot Pools

Contents1Queenstown Indoor activities1.1Skyline Gondola1.2Odyssey Sensory Maze1.3Fear Factory1.4Onsen Hot Pools and day spa2Queenstown Outdoor Activities2.1Milford Sound day trip from Queenstown2.2Jetboat Ride3Queenstown Night activities3.1Bar Crawl3.2Minus 5 Ice Bar3.3Pub on WharfA rainy day can put a real damper on your travel plans, particularly if you happen to be traveling solo. I spent three days in Queenstown, and happened […]

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Mt Earnslaw over Lake Wakatipu

Contents1Planning your Lord of The Rings road trip2Locations Near Christchurch2.1Mt Sunday – Edoras3Te Anau Lord of The Rings locations3.1The Kepler Mire – The Dead Marshes3.2Waiau River – River Anduin3.3Lake Manapouri – Rivendell3.4Takaro Road – Fangorn Forest3.5Mavora Lakes – Fangorn Forest and Nen Hithoel4Queenstown Lord of the Rings Locations4.1The Remarkables – Dimrill Dale4.2Deer Park Heights – […]

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The Twelve Apostles on the Great Ocean Road

Contents1New South Wales1.1Sydney to Wagga Wagga drive2Northern Territory2.1Alice Springs to Uluru drive2.2Darwin to Katherine drive3South Australia3.1Adelaide to Uluru drive4Tasmania4.1Hobart to Launceston drive4.2Tarkine Drive5Victoria5.1The Bellarine Peninsula5.2The Great Ocean Road Trip5.3Wilsons Promontory6Western Australia6.1Perth to Margaret River6.2Perth to Monkey Mia drive7Queensland7.1Atherton Tablelands7.2Cairns to Cape Tribulation driveMy cousin visited from the UK a couple of years ago. He was […]

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Sunset over the City of Angels from Griffith Park

Contents1Los Angeles 2 day itinerary1.1Day 1: The Hollywood Experience1.1.1Hollywood Bus Tours1.1.2Griffith Park and observatory1.2Day 2: Universal Studios2Los Angeles Itinerary, 4 days2.1Day 3: Santa Monica Pier2.2Day 4: Shop3Where to stay in LAWhen you think of visiting LA, its hard not to think of the glitz and glamour of Hollywood. The City of Angels is California’s most […]

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Eco-farm in Vinales, Cuba

Contents1Reducing the eco-impact of your beauty routine1.1Small changes you can make1.1.1Say goodbye to the makeup remover!1.1.2Buy in bulk1.1.3Think about your toothbrush choices1.1.4It’s all about the hair1.1.5Skip the hotel toiletries1.1.6Reconsider the liquid wash1.1.7Menstrual cupsReducing the eco-impact of your beauty routine For the past few years I’ve been on somewhat of a personal mission to reduce the […]

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The starting point for The Rocks Lantern Ghost Tour, Sydney

Contents1A Lantern Ghost Tour – A skeptics tale1.1A spooky evening begins1.2Susannah Place1.3Observatory Hill – the best view in Sydney1.4Parbury Ruins1.5The Hero of Waterloo2The Niggly bits2.1What should you wear?2.2How long does it run for?2.3Where should you park?2.4Is it real?2.5Will you see a ghost?2.6Should you take a Lantern Ghost Tour of The Rocks?2.7How much is it?A Lantern […]

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Helipad halfway up the Diamond Head crater and the Diamond Head Lighthouse in the distance

Contents1What is Diamond Head?2Diamond Head’s Military History3How to get to Diamond Head4Diamond Head Opening Hours5How long does it take to hike Diamond Head?6What you need to hike Diamond Head7Best time to hike Diamond Head8How hard is the summit hike?9The view from Diamond Head crater lookout10The views from the walk up Diamond Head11Available facilities12Should you do […]

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Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins in Oahu Hawaii, courtesy of Dolphins and You

Contents1Top adventures to add to your bucket list1.1Africa bucket list experiences1.1.1Okavango Delta Helicopter, Botswana1.1.2Swimming with Whale Sharks in Madagascar1.1.3Tracking Gorillas in Rwanda1.1.4Safari Adventure South Africa1.1.5Living with a Xhosa Tribe in South Africa1.1.6Swimming in Angel’s Pool, Victoria Falls Zambia1.2Americas bucket list experiences1.2.1Juneau Helicopter tour and Glacier Walk, Alaska1.2.2Mountain biking Death Road Bolivia1.2.3Salar de Uyuni Bolivia1.2.4Climb Huayna […]

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Contents1What is Kualoa Ranch?2Where is Kualoa Ranch?3How to get to Kualoa Ranch4What is there to do at Kualoa Ranch?5The Best of Kualoa Ultimate Experience5.1Taste of Kualoa Farm Tour5.2The Hollywood Movie Sites Tour5.3Jungle Jeep Expedition5.4Buffet LunchHawaii’s Oahu is an island jam packed with things to do no matter what your taste, but there was one thing […]

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