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.

Tips for Planning a Great Trip to Australia

Last updated on March 19th, 2024 at 06:55 pmFor many, Australia is a far off destination filled with exotic animals and friendly locals. Recent surveys have shown that Australia ranks first on many Americans’ travel bucket lists. Bell is Australian and we return to the island continent every few years to visit family and explore…

Koala sleeping in a tree

Melbourne: Great Things to Do From Sports to Arts

Last updated on February 21st, 2023 at 11:08 pmMelbourne is the sports, arts and coffee capital of Australia. While Sydney’s harbor is more dramatically beautiful, Melbourne is the place to go for the nation’s biggest sporting events, fantastic museums, a great culinary scene, and Australia’s finest coffee culture. Bell went to university in Melbourne and…

Street art of tram along with other collage photos including MCG cricket, cappuchino and sculpture at the National Gallery of Victoria.

7 Romantic Cities to Visit Around the World

Last updated on February 27th, 2021 at 01:50 amLooking for some hot travel ideas for you and your loved one?  Here are 7 romantic cities to visit across the globe. We have left out some obvious choices like Paris, Rome and Venice. Destinations like that are already well covered and perhaps you have already been. Here…

Fantastic Summer Night Markets of Melbourne, Australia

Summer is a time of great outdoor activities in most major cities, and Melbourne is one of the best for great outdoor festivals and events like Moonlight Cinema. While summer highs can occasionally reach 110 fahrenheit (42 celsius), there are also plenty of balmy nights to enjoy being outside. During our February visit to Melbourne…