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6 awesome things to do around beautiful Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia

Rugged, remote, sparsely populated and an under-the-radar alternative to the well trodden East, Western Australia has a strong - but laid back - identity....
by Globalgrasshopper on Nov 3, 2016

Make Wanders Happen in Northern Mariana Island

For quite sometime now, I have been looking towards the east, from the Philippine perspective, hoping I would someday explore the territories just beyond my country. After my New Zealand trip, my curiosity of such territories was piqued when I encoun...
by First-time Travels on Aug 13, 2016

10 Things To Do in Rotorua

While you’ll never run out of attractions to see in Rotorua, you even have an endless list of activities to keep your active self preoccupied in this part of New Zealand. Sure, from geysers to lakes and woods, Rotorua is a place where you can j...
by First-time Travels on Jul 12, 2016

10 Things To Do in Auckland

So, I have detailed the various attractions in Auckland that we have visited. Now, I have put together a summary of 10 things you can do in this city for a short period of time. You may opt to stay a bit longer in every landmark. Others, we totally m...
by First-time Travels on Jul 8, 2016

Lakes and Redwoods of Rotorua

Apart from geysers, there’s more to see and explore in Rotorua, New Zealand. With about 18 lakes, a forest, several Maori villages, nearby dormant volcano, wildlife attractions, and adventure activities, Rotorua is a traveler’s haven. Whe...
by First-time Travels on Jul 6, 2016

Geyser Watching at Te Puia, Rotorua

Watching geysers and seeing them erupt are something I haven’t experienced before. I’m not sure if there’s one in the Philippines. I read there’s an El Minit Geyser in Mindanao but I haven’t encountered any blog post abo...
by First-time Travels on Jul 3, 2016

Queen’s Day at Quay St, Wynyard Quarter and Queen St.

How fortunate are we to witness the Queen’s birthday celebration in Auckland, New Zealand while we were still there. In fact, it was the day we were to fly out, but we still enjoyed the holiday as the rest of the Kiwis. The night before, my oth...
by First-time Travels on Jul 1, 2016

Beach Loving Mission Bay and Devonport

Auckland is known as the City of Sails. Pictures of yachts and boats parked side by side are a common sight in this city. We spent some moment looking at them from the harbor and the wharf. They were lovely to watch from the parks overlooking Waitemo...
by First-time Travels on Jun 27, 2016

Garden Hopping in Auckland

Auckland is a city that is full of open spaces and greens. Gardens and parks, which are often called domains, abound in this city. One example is the Mount Eden domain. Because of its culture and environment, as well as its stability, infrastructure,...
by First-time Travels on Jun 26, 2016

First-time in Mt. Eden

When we listed down the places we wanted to see in Auckland, Mt. Eden was among those that constantly popped out in our chats and the research I made. My former Habitat colleague, Thelma, with whom I had constant communication prior to my actual trip...
by First-time Travels on Jun 22, 2016

Into the Waitomo Glowworm Caves

What kind of experience do you look for when you travel? For me, I prefer experiences that provide me with close encounters with nature, culture, and history. As much as I like big cities, I want to visit natural wonders, such as things and structure...
by First-time Travels on Jun 20, 2016

A Journey to the Shire: The Land of Hobbits

Short as it may be, my five-day New Zealand trip has taken me to Middle Earth (Hobbiton), made popular in the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit novels and movies; the Living Earth (Rotorua), where geysers abound; and the Under Earth (Waitomo), the ma...
by First-time Travels on Jun 17, 2016

First-time in Grand Windsor Hotel Auckland

When the shuttle service we took from the airport dropped us in front of our hotel, I admit I was a bit disoriented. The first signs I saw were Gucci and Louis Vuitton and thought there must be some mistake. But as I scanned the area the second time,...
by First-time Travels on Jun 14, 2016

Travel PAL and Fly to Auckland

It was a 12-hour flight from Manila to Auckland, New Zealand, including an hour of layover midway at Cairns, Australia. I’ve taken my window seat, as I always request during check-in, which gave me an ample view of the scenery down there —...
by First-time Travels on Jun 12, 2016

Earth Hour 2016: Dim The Lights, Light the Future

I love browsing photos of famous global landmarks in various websites. They look breathtaking in the morning and they even appear amazing at night. But each year, I like seeing pictures of these tourist spots from their dazzling night scenes to havin...
by First-time Travels on Mar 8, 2016

Kiwi Experience – Queenstown to Christchurch – 17-18/1/16

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by Wander Far Yonder on Feb 1, 2016

Kiwi Experience – Milford Sound – 10/1/16

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by Wander Far Yonder on Jan 30, 2016

Kiwi Experience – Queenstown – 8-16/1/16

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by Wander Far Yonder on Jan 28, 2016

Kiwi Experience – Franz Josef To Queenstown – 7-8/1/16

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by Wander Far Yonder on Jan 19, 2016

Kiwi Experience – Franz Josef – 5-6/1/16

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by Wander Far Yonder on Jan 18, 2016


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