Category: Destination Guides

Feature articles and focused destination guides

Larnach Castle in the late evening

I 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 castles. Well I thought the same. Of all of my research on Dunedin attractions, and any recommendation I got, was that Larnach Castle was one of the best […]

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Looking up the Shotover River Canyon from Onsen Hot Pools

A 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 to be there at a time they were experiencing extraordinary wet weather, to the point of flooding fears, so it meant I was looking for creative things […]

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Mt Earnslaw over Lake Wakatipu

Any fan of The Lord of The Rings and Hobbit movies knows well that the picturesque countryside of New Zealand plays such a critical role it is almost another character. Checking out the filming locations offers the opportunity for a jam packed holiday of spectacular scenery. This post contains affiliate links. Making a purchase through […]

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Sunset over the City of Angels from Griffith Park

When 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 populated city and the second most populated in the entire USA. An estimated 4 million people live in the sprawling expanse of the city, which covers an area of about […]

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

No visit to Hawaii is complete without a Diamond Head crater hike. If you’re staying in Waikiki you’ll see the extinct crater from virtually the whole area. The reward for the walk is spectacular panoramas of the Hawaiian coastline from the 760 foot peak, along with what remains of the US military lookout posts from […]

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Hawaii’s Oahu is an island jam packed with things to do no matter what your taste, but there was one thing recommended to me above all by other travelers while I was planning my visit. Kualoa Ranch, a place of which I had never heard but turned out to be right up my alley!   […]

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Colourful donuts on offer at Purve Donut Stop

Where to find the best food in Oahu and Waikiki For the Aussie traveler, dining in the USA can be a glorious adventure for the tastebuds, and Waikiki on the island of Oahu, Hawaii is no exception with so many amazing foods and places to try. I’ve put together a list of the must-try Waikiki […]

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Sunset on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii, taken fom Pipeline beach

The things you should add to your packing list for Hawaii So you’ve booked yourself a trip to the beautiful Hawaii and your departure date is looming. You might think that packing for Hawaii is just like any other beachside holiday, and while this is largely the case there are a few things that might […]

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USS Missouri, a decommissioned battleship at Pearl Harbor

Visiting Pearl Harbor There seems to be a lot of questions about Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. I heard multiple conflicting things before going and online forums are full of future visitors trying to understand how they go about visiting. I’m going to try and cover all the questions I’ve come across and give some tips […]

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Looking out towards Waikiki and Honolulu from the top of Diamond Head crater

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