• Australia,  Oceania

    Three Week Tasmania Itinerary

    Tasmania, Australia is one of those places I could return to again and again, which is why three weeks is the shortest itinerary I could write about this amazing island! When Tim and I first visited Tasmania in 2014, people had one of two reactions. The first was, “Is that in Africa?” and the second was, “Why? There’s nothing to do there.” Now, four years later, the attitude towards Tasmania has changed dramatically! Australia’s island state (by the way, no, Tasmania is not in Africa) has become a hot destination for those who love hiking, wildlife, and locally sourced food. While Tasmania has always had a lot to offer, the…

  • Australia,  Oceania

    Guide to Visiting Rottnest Island on a Day Trip from Perth

    If you’re making it out to Western Australia, chances are high you are spending at least a little bit of time in Perth, the state’s capital and largest city. Even if you are only in Perth a few days, Rottnest Island, or Rottie (as the locals call it) is a worthwhile day trip out of the city. This guide will tell you everything you need to know when visiting Rottnest Island on a day trip from Perth, plus an ideal biking itinerary to follow on the island! Here’s what you’ll find in this Rottnest Island day trip guide: Getting to Rottnest Island Many companies run ferries from Perth or Fremantle,…

  • Australia,  Oceania

    Perth to Darwin Road Trip Itinerary

    With this Perth to Darwin road trip itinerary, I show you why and how to visit Australia’s west coast, where you’ll find a side of this country most people haven’t thought much about, let alone visited. When people talk about visiting Australia, images of Ayers Rock and the Sydney Opera House probably come to mind. Throw a kangaroo into the scene, and you have most people’s idea of Australia. Western Australia is frequently overlooked, but this guide will demonstrate why so many people say the west is best! Perth to Darwin Road Trip Itinerary Day-by-Day My Perth to Darwin itinerary reflects my minimum recommended time to spend in each location.…

  • New Zealand,  Oceania

    Two Week New Zealand North Island Itinerary

    With two weeks on New Zealand’s North Island, you can trek one of the most beautiful day hikes in the world at the Tongariro Crossing, witness the mesmerizing shimmer of glow worms at the Waitomo Caves, and explore the country’s surprisingly tropical side at Hahei. This two-week road trip itinerary covering the North Island of New Zealand top to bottom has everything you need to know! New Zealand’s North Island totally surprised me. Most of the top attractions I’d heard of in my research were based on the South Island. Thus, I traveled through the north without any expectations. The north has more to offer than I knew. Think tropical…

  • Asia,  Philippines

    Three Week Philippines Itinerary

    With three weeks in the Philippines following this itinerary, you can visit the most perfect remote islands, learn about the country’s fascinating and complicated history, and visit adorable little tarsiers in their native habitat. (What’s a tarsier, you say? I’m glad you asked.) Is three weeks enough time to do everything in the Philippines? Heck no! But it’s enough to appreciate its highlights in-depth, if you plan it right. That said, with 7641 islands, it’s a tricky country to travel around. Don’t worry though – my comprehensive three week Philippines itinerary has got you covered! Here’s what you’ll find in this complete guide to three weeks in the Philippines. Day-by-day…