Five of the Best Places to go Swimming with Sharks

Five of the Best Places to go Swimming with Sharks

You’ve probably heard of swimming with dolphins. But did you know that more and more travellers are enjoying the exhilarating experience of swimming with sharks? If you’re already humming the famous Jaws music in your head and thinking “No thank you!”, then think again. In reality, many species of shark are very gentle. Holiday Lettings has rounded […]

The Gibbon Experience – Monkeying around in northern Laos

The Gibbon Experience – Monkeying around in northern Laos

“Step into the harness as if you’re stepping into a diaper,” the narrator in the instruction video said. “Don’t reckon I ever actually have stepped into a diaper,” a fellow traveler mumbled. Fair point.  I hadn’t either.  But it’s not that hard. I had just crossed over from Thailand in a small wooden boat. The […]

New Zealand – Mecca for Overseas Adventure Travel

New Zealand – Mecca for Overseas Adventure Travel

I had done some international touring in my 20s, but had I really done overseas adventure travel? I wasn’t sure.  It all depends on your definition of adventure.  Journeying to New Zealand in my mid-thirties I was determined to go for it.  I went on one of their “great walks” (Milford Track, 4 days, 53.5 […]

Activity Holidays

Activity Holidays

White water rafting, swimming with dolphins, zip lining, SCUBA diving, firefly watching and neighborhood photo-walkabouts over 6 days – it was the dream activity holidays are made of! We dubbed it as the Mindanao adventure with the activities spread across 3 provinces. The gateway to our adventures is the city of Cagayan de Oro or […]

Be Prepared for the Beehives: The Yan Shui Fire Work Festival

Be Prepared for the Beehives: The Yan Shui Fire Work Festival

Be Prepared!  This is sound advice for nearly any occasion.  On a backpacking trip it usually means bringing enough food, water, and warm clothing.  On a deep sea fishing trip it could mean carrying an adequate amount of sunscreen or filling the cooler with at least a week’s worth of beer, even if the trip is […]