New Zealand – Kayaking at Cathedral Cove

As you sit on the sandy beach, with your hands warming up around a steaming mug of hot chocolate and the sheer beauty of the rugged nature surrounding you, you begin to forget the drag of the early wake up call at 4am that morning. This is not merely a description of some idyllic remote…

Scotland – The Historic Stronghold of Dunnottar Castle

Rising from a clifftop of jagged rocks and crashing waves along rugged coastline, sits Dunnottar Castle. Steeped in dramatic history, this majestic Scottish fortress has played home to an array of Monarchs; from the brave and fierce William Wallace, to Mary Queen of Scots and a whole host of notable historic figures, it’s not one…

Settle, England – Undiscovered Gateway To The Yorkshire Dales

Sitting with my feet propped up by a roaring open fire, tucking into some local ‘scran’ and sipping from a fine selection of real ales, it’s hard to imagine what more the Yorkshire town of Settle, on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, could possibly offer. It’s a location that provides the perfect ending…

Australia’s West Coast – Reef Envy at Ningaloo

If you’re looking to add some ticks to your bucket list, then take the road less travelled and head over to the Ningaloo Reef Marine Park on the Western Coast of Australia. With 50km of unspoilt, virgin coastline to explore and with a seal of approval from the Aussies themselves, you won’t come across a…

New Zealand – Tamaki Maori Madness

What more of a ‘Kia Ora’ experience can you gain then an overnight stay at New Zealand’s most awarded attraction? The straightforward answer: you can’t. The Maori word meaning ‘welcome’ is not only uttered from the lips of every native, it is their way of life and their aim is for you to experience it too…