Views for days in Kauai

You’re going to get muddy in Kauai – but you’re guaranteed to capture stunning ocean views and feel the cool mist from towering waterfalls for your efforts. Kauai is known as Hawaii’s Garden Island – because of its rich landscapes – and also because much of the island is only accessible by air or sea…

Camping at North America’s largest alpine lake

There’s a lot more to California than San Francisco and LA. Heading east of San Francisco, you’ll find beautiful national parks and pristine lakes, including North America’s largest alpine lake. Lake Tahoe straddles the Californian and Nevada border, and is so big it’s split into two distinct sections – north and south. On a recent…

Hawaii: Crouching Lion Trail

Feel on top of the world in Hawaii in just 20 minutes with a hike up the Crouching Lion trail. The Crouching Lion trail near the township of Kaaawa on Oahu island is now one of my all time favourite hikes owing to its breathtaking views of the mountains and coastline. The Crouching Lion trail…

Swim with turtles in Hawaii

One of the best experiences in my travels has been the chance to swim with Green Sea Turtles on Hawaii’s Big Island. And I found a way to do it without paying inflated tour prices. The Big Island – known also as Hawai’i – is the most southern of the Hawaiian Islands and as its…

Outdoor adventure awaits in the Rocky Mountains

Breathe in the fresh mountain air and gaze down into azure alpine lakes at Canada’s Banff National Park. Going off the usual Aussie traveller track of Vancouver and Whistler, I headed inland to the Rocky Mountains and onto Canada’s first national park. Banff National Park is an outdoor adventurer’s paradise with 1600 kilometres of hiking…