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...

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;...

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...

35 Day New Zealand Road Trip: Tips & Route

We landed in Auckland on January 11th and arrived back home February 15th, spending 35 days on our New Zealand Road Trip.  Here are some tips for planning your own New Zealand road trip adventure! We traveled about 4,000km in our little Fornaxia, a Ford Mondeo.  Do we...

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...

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...