A visit to Lake Tekapo

As the new year approaches it is hard to nail down what was my favourite travel experience this year. Exploring the country I live in is definitely on the top of my list. The drive to Lake Tekapo is second only to the road trip through the Crown Range Road. I love lupins. I know that…

A Haast Visit

I had seen pictures of Haast before. The Blue Pools were famously pictured in all of these photos. So the whole idea to visit Haast was to visit the Blue Pools but we ended up doing so much more. Try staying in Haast for at least two days if possible so you can explore the…

A Queenstown to Wanaka Road Trip

I am a big procrastinator. One goal that I had set myself for my three months off my permanent job, was to ensure that I had at least one post per travel experience. As I am writing this we have only 3 more days for this year to end and I have 7 posts to…

A visit to the South Island

I have been wanting to do a road trip to the South Island for a really long time. The original idea culminated when a friend told me about relocation services offered by camper van companies. A relocation service is where you pick up the rental at a particular start point and bring it to where…

A Yejele beach excursion

Yejele beach was by far my favorite of all excursions on Carnival Cruise. There are no other excursions in Maré other than Yejele beach. And everyone from the cruise heads here. Trust me you don’t feel like you are over each other as there is so much room to move at the beach. But more…

A Tranquility Island & Turtle Sanctuary Excursion

This was my second favourite excursion on the cruise. It was such a fun day!! The ship docks at Port Vila. There is a little market right outside the ship. If you wanna swim etc there isn’t anywhere unless you go on an excursion or take a taxi out to a beach. Watch the video…

A Luecila Beach excursion

There were other excursions that we could have possibly done but the idea of relaxing on this stunning beach (Eli cruise director showed pictures) made this the final choice. Don’t want to read the post watch the summary video here: Luecila Beach Cost of the excursion: $59.99 AUD PP We got the tickets from the…

A visit to Lifou Isle

As explained in my previous post (A first time cruising experience) there are so many shore excursions etc to pick from. And it gets really confusing. So knowing Lifou Isle is coming up we booked the Luecila Beach excursion and also because our cruise director (Eli) showed us a stunning photo of the beach. Read…

An Amedee Island, Noumea excursion

The Amedee Lighthouse Island was an onshore excursion offered by Carnival for the port of Noumea, New Caledonia. This excursion is popular and sells out quite quickly. Cost of Excursion: The cost is a bit high given other excursions but this place and what it offers is well worth the cost. It is also a…

A first time cruising experience

We have been wanting to go on a cruise for a while. The South Pacific was the closest and easiest option to plan to see if we are cruise people or not. However due to family health issues and pet health issues we weren’t able to book something until November this year. While going through…