Enchanting Oceania

Six Breathtaking Scenic Drives in Asia

September 29, 2009  

Six Breathtaking Scenic Drives in Asia

Although Asia is mostly made up of various sizes of island nations and several dense world capitals, there is a time and place to hire a car and push the pedal to the floor. Here are some of Asia’s greatest drives perfect for those wanting the sense of thrill and freedom only a road-trip can give you. Enjoy the breathtaking scenic drive as you feel the breeze of wind against your sun-tanned face. And don’t forget to check up on our unusual list of road trip songs... [Read more of this review]

Fiji Fun

September 24, 2009  

Fiji Fun

If you really want to go somewhere off the beaten track, head to Fiji. While yes, most people have heard of it, few realize how far away it is – floating out in the South Pacific Ocean between Hawaii and New Zealand. With turquoise blue waters and amazing palm-tree shores, Fiji isn’t a tough sell. Here are a few thoughts on things to do when you’re not lying in the sun sipping drinks with umbrella in them. Photo credits - kalevkevad Visit a Traditional Village You... [Read more of this review]

Capital Adventures in Wellington

September 7, 2009  

Capital Adventures in Wellington

Wellington is the capital of New Zealand (not its larger northern neighbor, Auckland). Travelers in the know agree that this is one Pacific city not to be missed. With a combination of cosmopolitan attractions and a very laid back atmosphere, what’s not to like? Here are some top tips for your next visit. Photo credits - tony_the_bald_eagle Take the cable car to the Royal Botanic Gardens The old cable car is one of those old relics ticking along very nicely thanks... [Read more of this review]

Peering into Papua New Guinea

August 4, 2009  

Peering into Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea, a unique country by the Pacific ocean who managed to remain relatively unspoilt thanks to its low urban development (only 18% of the population live in urban centers). As well as having a rather ‘unique’ name, Papua New Guinea is also home to over 850 indigenous languages, and (it is believed) a number of species of plant and animals yet to be discovered! The country has remained relatively unexplored even since the nation’s independent from... [Read more of this review]

Margaret River, Western Australia

July 31, 2009  

Margaret River, Western Australia

After his initial submission for Photo Friday, we’re glad to see Kevin contributing once again, this time to share about his retreat at Western Australia. I hope you enjoyed it as much as we do, and remember to contact us should you be interested in contributing! Margaret River is a little town about 4 hours south of Perth. This quaint settlement is home to numerous vineyards and farm stays, making it ideal for those who wish to get away from the urban sprawl.... [Read more of this review]

Queensland, Australia’s Sunshine State

July 27, 2009  

Queensland, Australia’s Sunshine State

Queensland has been in the news a lot lately with their “dream job” promotion – they offered someone an island caretaker job, complete with a big salary and benefits, as long as the caretaker used social media to promote their work on the island. You can read all about it on the official Island Caretaker Blog, run by the contest winner Ben Southall. You can also follow his adventures on Twitter, although he doesn’t post many links there. But what exactly is there... [Read more of this review]

Queenstown Photo Collage

July 10, 2009  

Queenstown Photo Collage

For this weeks’ Photo Friday, here’s a collage of snaps of the world’s adventure capital, Queenstown, New Zealand. This popular tourist domestic and international tourist destination did not disappoint, with plenty of attractions to satisfy visitors of all ages and interest. You can enjoy the natural beauty of Milford Sound, scream your lungs out bungee-ing away from a bridge, luge down the hill as you take in the beautiful scenic view, and many others! This... [Read more of this review]

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