Sail the Brazilian Coast – Paraty

The picturesque coastal town of Paraty was originally a thriving port, settled by the Portuguese in the mid 17th century as way of safely extracting gold from Brazil back to Portugal and avoiding the pirates targeting ships in and out of Rio. Today it is a tourist hot spot, famous for its beautiful old town…

Relax on a tropical island – Ilha Grande

Have you ever dreamed of staying for days on a tropical island. Trekking through lush rainforest to forgotten beaches. Sleeping in your hammock on the beach, watching the boats gently sailing by. Welcome to Ilha Grande, Brazil. The island is perhaps best known for Lopes Mendes beach. This beach has been voted in the worlds top…

Cruise Canada’s iconic Inside Passage: How to save $1000s

Imagine cruising through Canada’s Inside Passage towards Alaska. Sitting back in your seat watching humpback whales, orca and seals swimming alongside your ship. Spotting bears fishing on the shoreline while you eat breakfast and seeing the sunset over the coastal islands of British Columbia. Sound good? We think so too. But perhaps you think cruises are expensive…

Wine and white sand beaches – Margaret River

Margaret River is one of those destinations which you’ll want to return to over and over again. Not only because it offers some of the most spectacular beaches on earth, Margs is also home to a number of wonderful cave systems. Visit Mammoth cave and Lake cave for a spectacular subterranean experience What makes Margaret River famous though…

Whale You Marry Me?

Kerry and I had been together nine years when we travelled to Tonga, a relatively small group of islands in the Pacific ocean, just over 2000km North East of New Zealand. The plan was to achieve possibly our number one bucket list experience, to swim alongside a humpback whale. Humpback whales give birth to their…

Meet a quokka on Rottnest Island

Truly one of our favourite places on earth, Rottnest island or “Rotto” to locals is a mix of white sand beaches, hidden coves and fantastic snorkeling. On its own it would be paradise but for many the highlight of Rottnest is the opportunity to meet the adorable little marsupial, the quokka. The quokka is a…