Arctic adventure and the ever-elusive Aurora

Last summer I escaped soaring temperatures and heavy humidity in favour of snow-clad architecture, wintry landscapes and the charming markets of a European Christmas.  Coupled with my long-held ambition to witness the Aurora Borealis, I flew to Tromsø, prime launch pad for a Northern Lights chase, all-round winter playground and… Read the rest


Beyond the Wild in Africa

“I never knew of a morning in Africa when I woke up that I was not happy.” Ernest Hemingway Mighty white rhino crossing your path within minutes of your first game drive; elephants displaying their fine motor skills plucking leaves from the thorny branches of acacia trees; the tallest animal… Read the rest


My Windstar Spirit Cruise – Dreams of Tahiti

“I’m not really a water baby, I wonder whether I will enjoy this…” were my initial thoughts when I first considered the opportunity of sailing around the Tahitian islands in a small cruise ship. “This trip may be wasted on you then, Monica” was the response I got from my… Read the rest


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Botswana Highlights

9 Days From NZD $3,850 pp twinshare
Small group
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Discover the wildlife and World Heritage waterways of Botswana. Containing in its borders the world’s largest salt pans, inland delta and number of elephants, Botswana has plenty to boast about. Taking in also Zimbabwe’s Victoria Falls and Namibia’s Zambezi region, this trip celebrates both the natural and cultural highlights of… Read the rest

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Dreams of Tahiti yacht experience

9 Days From NZD $6,609 pp twinshare
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A graceful sailing yacht is the perfect way to experience the true wonder of Tahiti. The trade winds fill the sails as you visit one legendary island after another, allowing you time to swim and snorkel in crystal-clear lagoons, meander through lush rainforests, and experience the fascinating Polynesian culture from… Read the rest