Australia or New Zealand: Which Should You Visit?

Australia and New Zealand are both fantastic countries located in Oceania. Time permitting, it’s a great idea to visit both nations on the same trip due to their close proxmity. But for many people, time and budgetary constraints may force a choice. Both countries are well suited for a vacation so the Australia or New Zealand debate comes down to your interests and preferences. Upon careful comparison, one is likely better suited over the other for your vacation.

In a nutshell, Australia wins for lovers of city getaways as both Sydney and Melbourne are bigger than New Zealand’s largest city of Auckland. New Zealand wins for landscapes, with higher mountains compared to Australia. Australia wins for wildlife, with more diversity compared to New Zealand (but that also has pros and cons since New Zealand does not have poisons snakes). New Zealand wins for culture in my opinion, because Maori culture is more incorporated into New Zealand than aboriginal culture is located into Australia.

Greek Spa Towns for Fantastic Wellness Getaways

Last updated on February 27th, 2024 at 04:03 pmThe cradle of western civilization, Greece is an idyllic destination for sun kissed beaches, an excellent culinary scene and inspiring history. Set amongst gorgeous landscapes, it is also a fantastic country for natural thermal spas and springs. Bathing in thermal waters is both relaxing and rejuvenating, making…

30th Annual NATJA Award Winners

Last updated on March 10th, 2023 at 10:50 pmThe North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA) recently turned 30 years old. The mission of the organization is “to provide educational and networking opportunities to help members succeed in the evolving multi-platform journalism environment and travel industry with an emphasis on diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility.” NATJA…

View from the Eiffel Tower of Paris, France - 2022 NATJA Honorable Mention Award for Cultural Photography

Marijuana Laws in Vancouver Before Canadian Legalization

Last updated on January 5th, 2023 at 02:43 pmAs former residents of Amsterdam, we’re used to the notion of “tolerated” marijuana in “coffee shops.” But on our recent visit to Vancouver, we were surprised to encounter a similar setup. More US states have recreational and medical marijuana, so I was curious to examine what the…