South Africa

Stellenbosch Wine Tour: Day Trip from Cape Town

I’m not a big wine drinker, and David doesn’t drink at all, so when I tell you that Stellenbosch is still the top of my list for great things to do in Cape Town, it means there’s great wine but so many more reasons to go out to Stellenbosch, South Africa’s biggest wine country. David…

South Africa

Driving Cape Peninsula: A Day Trip from Cape Town

Geographically, Cape Town sits on the north side of the Cape Peninsula, and one of the best things to do in Cape Town is to explore a bit of the urban sprawl that stretches out onto the peninsula.  This easy day trip includes beautiful beaches, unique wildlife, one of the most beautiful drives in the…

Seychelles

A Tour of Mahé Island, Seychelles

Mahé, the main island of Seychelles, is the perfect size for a short trip. We spent nearly three months in Seychelles, mostly on Mahé, but the island can be seen in a day or two. There are heaps of beaches to see and great food to enjoy! Victoria Victoria is the capital of Seychelles and…

Sri Lanka

Three Days in Sri Lanka’s Cultural Triangle

We arrived in Sri Lanka in Trincomalee, which is a bit unusual for tourists, who normally fly into Colombo. But our location meant we were close to some of the biggest attractions in Sri Lanka; the Cultural Triangle. There are five main parts of the Cultural Triangle; Anuradhapura, Sigiriya, Dambulla, Kandy, and Polonnaruwa. Hiring a Driver…

Australia | Travel & Sailing Blog

Adelaide to Melbourne Road Trip

After our 2 nights in Canberra, a direct flight takes us to Adelaide.  One of the biggest attractions in Australia is the Great Ocean Road, which lies outside of Melbourne.  It’s not the most direct route, but we had a fantastic time taking 6 nights and seven days along the way. Two Days in Adelaide…

New Zealand

Kiwifruit Country: Kiwi Orchard in Tauranga

Our next stop in the Tauranga region was Kiwifruit Country.  We’d seen kiwi orchards all along our drive.  The plots are often surrounded by barrier trees that have been trained to be tall and thin.  The barrier trees block noise and wind to protect the trees. Tasting The kiwi farm had a small store where…

Niue

Niue: The Rock of Polynesia

Since first reading about Niue (probably in a cruising blog), it’s always fascinated me for some reason, perhaps because so few people have ever heard of it. About Niue One of the smallest countries in the world, Niue is one giant coral rock sitting in the Pacific Ocean. It is a self-governing state in free…