Stewart Island – Complete guide

Stewart Island is the third biggest island in New Zealand. The island lies about 30 kilometers south of South Island. The best thing about Stewart Island is its wildlife and the estimated population of the island is around 400 people, which means less crowd. It is also known as Rakiura. The word ‘Rakiura’ is the Maori word, translating to the …

1 day in Wanaka!

Anyone who has traveled in New Zealand would be very fond of Wanaka. It’s a beautiful small town. It is in the Otago region of South Island in New Zealand. Note: This post is for budgeted travelers like me. How to reach Wanaka? Intercity NZ is the most famous provide that run buses very frequently between Christchurch or Queenstown and …

Tropical North 🌴

The first thing that comes to my mind when I think of Queensland is the Great Barrier Reef. The northern part of Queensland is not only famous for the spectacular blue oceans and Great Barrier Reef, but also for the lush rainforest and definitely one of the oldest rainforests in the World – The Daintree Rainforest. Tropical North is the …

Fraser Island – A complete guide!

It was a perfect time to visit Fraser Island. It was summers and my best friend Akshata was visiting me in Sydney, Australia from Bangalore, India. I spoke to one of my other friends Saira and three girls were all set to visit the Fraser Island. Little did I know that, this trip would be the most complicated travel I …

Sydney – 10 days itinerary!

From past few days I have been busy planning an itinerary for my best friend Akshata, as she will be soon visiting Sydney. Her trip is planned for 10 days. Earlier this week, Akshata sent me an email appreciating how well I have planned for her and how I have ensured that every item of the bucket list is met. …

1 day in Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island is an island 20 kilometres off the coast of South Australia. It is rich in flora and fauna. Abundant wildlife makes it one of the most popular islands of Australia. Fun facts It is the third biggest Island in Australia. The island does not have any traffic signals. The island has many ‘Give Way’ signs but only one …

Guide to heaven called Whitsunday!

The Whitsunday island is a collection of around 74 islands. It lies between the central coast of Queensland, Australia and Great Barrier Reef. It is one of the most popular travel destinations in Australia. About 70% of the Whitsundays is a national park. The average temperature in Whitsundays is 25 degrees centigrade. How to get there? Whitsunday coast airport located …

Guide to the GBR gateway – Cairns!

Cairns is the gateway to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef (GBR). It is a laid back city in Queensland. And is best enjoyed outdoors. It is on the East Coast of Australia. It experiences a tropical climate. The city plays a huge role in Australia’s tourism economy and is one of the most popular destinations for all tourists. How to get there? …

Guide to spiritual heart of Australia (Uluru)

Uluru, also known as Ayers Rock, is a large sandstone rock formation in the middle of Australia. It is in the Northern Territory. The rock is sacred to the aboriginal people of the area. The rock formation stands 348 meters high and has a total circumference of 9.4 kilometers. How to get there? Ayers Rock airport, also known as Connellan …

3 days itinerary in Kaikoura

Kaikoura is a beautiful coastal town on the South Island of New Zealand. It is about 3 hours drive from Christchurch. It truly is one of the most beautiful coastal towns I have ever seen. It is definitely a place to be for people who look for adventures in water activities. Kaikoura provides ample opportunities to view and witness the …

Phuket & Phi Phi in 3 days

Phuket is Thailand’s third largest island and has another 32 small islands along its coast. It lies in the Andaman Sea. Phuket was formerly known as ‘Thalang’. The letter ‘h’ is silent in when pronouncing the word ‘Phuket’. Phi Phi islands are the largest group of islands in Thailand. The largest island of the group is Ko Phi Phi Don, …

Guide to explore Dandeli

Dandeli is a town in the Uttara Karnataka district in the Western Ghats in the southern part of India. Dandeli is a natural habitat for the wildlife. The wildlife includes tigers, black panthers, leopards, elephants, sambar deers, spotted deers, gaurs and sloth bears. It is the second largest wildlife sanctuary in Karnataka and was designated as the tiger reserve. The …

Hawaii (Honolulu & Big Island) in 4 days

Hawaii, is the 50th and most recent United States state. It is an isolated volcanic archipelago in the Central Pacific. Honolulu is the capital city of Hawaii island. For my birthday, I planned a trip to Hawaii. What made it even more special was that my best friend Akshata joined me for the trip (but a day later) from Bangalore, …

I have 24 hours in Sydney, where do I start?

Let’s just admit that Sydney offers a lot and 24 hours in Sydney is a very less time to explore the beautiful city. However, if I have just 24 hours in Sydney, then: I would definitely start my tour in Sydney, by taking a ferry to Taronga Zoo. It is definitely a must do. Taronga Zoo has a huge variety …

Greece – Our itinerary

Who does not want to go to Greece? The white and blue buildings and the beautiful picturesque  landscapes are something to die for. Greece is definitely on our list of countries we (my friend Akshata and I) wish to visit as part of our 2018 sabbatical. After a lot of discussions and research, we have drafted an itinerary to explore Greece. …

My first self-driven road trip

When my friend Akshatha and I decided to do a road trip, I was excited, but was super nervous. This was the first time I was attempting to drive 850+ kms in 3 days. I had never driven a car on a highway, be alone such a long drive. I took up the challenge, well I had to start somewhere. We drafted …

Vanuatu in 4 days

Vanuatu is an island country in South Pacific Ocean. I visited Vanuatu for my Easter holidays. And this post is a collection of few pictures from my travel to this beautiful island and my 4 days itinerary. Day 1: I arrived at Port Vila after a 3 hours 30 minutes flight from Sydney. View of Port Vila from the flight was breathtakingly beautiful. …

My 2 days itinerary in Darwin

Darwin is Australia’s capital of tropical cities and is in the Northern Territory state. From its beautiful sunsets and harbors to the history of Darwin bombing during WWII, Darwin has a lot to offer. As part of my long weekend for Anzac day, I decided to head to Darwin. In this post, I have tried to list down my 2 days itinerary. …

A day in NoumĂ©a…

As my usual ritual, I wanted to do something different on my birthday. I randomly picked New Caledonia (by glancing through the map and finding something closer to Sydney). Research: New Caledonia is situated in the south-west of the Pacific Ocean. It is one of the Pacific Island countries, known for its beautiful beaches and the lagoons around the island. The island …