Globeblogging

Globeblogging

Tales from the globe

Helipad halfway up the Diamond Head crater and the Diamond Head Lighthouse in the distance

Contents1What is Diamond Head?2Diamond Head’s Military History3How to get to Diamond Head4Diamond Head Opening Hours5How long does it take to hike Diamond Head?6What you need to hike Diamond Head7Best time to hike Diamond Head8How hard is the summit hike?9The view from Diamond Head crater lookout10The views from the walk up Diamond Head11Available facilities12Should you do […]

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Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins in Oahu Hawaii, courtesy of Dolphins and You

Contents1Top adventures to add to your bucket list1.1Africa bucket list experiences1.1.1Okavango Delta Helicopter, Botswana1.1.2Swimming with Whale Sharks in Madagascar1.1.3Tracking Gorillas in Rwanda1.1.4Safari Adventure South Africa1.1.5Living with a Xhosa Tribe in South Africa1.1.6Swimming in Angel’s Pool, Victoria Falls Zambia1.2Americas bucket list experiences1.2.1Juneau Helicopter tour and Glacier Walk, Alaska1.2.2Mountain biking Death Road Bolivia1.2.3Salar de Uyuni Bolivia1.2.4Climb Huayna […]

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Contents1What is Kualoa Ranch?2Where is Kualoa Ranch?3How to get to Kualoa Ranch4What is there to do at Kualoa Ranch?5The Best of Kualoa Ultimate Experience5.1Taste of Kualoa Farm Tour5.2The Hollywood Movie Sites Tour5.3Jungle Jeep Expedition5.4Buffet LunchHawaii’s Oahu is an island jam packed with things to do no matter what your taste, but there was one thing […]

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Colourful donuts on offer at Purve Donut Stop

Contents1Where to find the best food in Oahu and Waikiki1.1Best Coffee in Waikiki1.1.1Bill’s Hawaii1.1.2Kai Coffee1.1.3Island Brew Coffeehouse1.2Sweet Treats in Waikiki1.2.1Cinnabon1.2.2Purve Donut Stop1.2.3Waiola Shave Ice1.2.4Lewers Lounge1.3The best food in Waikiki1.3.1The Cheesecake Factory1.3.2Red Lobster1.3.3PF Changs1.3.4Tony Roma’s Steakhouse1.3.5Dukes1.3.6Giovanni’s Shrimp TruckWhere to find the best food in Oahu and Waikiki For the Aussie traveler, dining in the USA can […]

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Sunset on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii, taken fom Pipeline beach

Contents1The things you should add to your packing list for Hawaii1.1Digital Luggage Scale1.2Reef Safe Sunscreen1.3Clear Plastic Toiletries bag1.4Turkish Towel1.5Waterproof Phone Pouch1.6Travel Tripod1.7Powerbank1.8Multi-USB ChargerThe things you should add to your packing list for Hawaii So you’ve booked yourself a trip to the beautiful Hawaii and your departure date is looming. You might think that packing for […]

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USS Missouri, a decommissioned battleship at Pearl Harbor

Contents1Visiting Pearl Harbor1.1Why you should visit Pearl Harbor1.2Can you visit Pearl Harbor without a tour?1.3What is there to see at Pearl Harbor?1.3.1USS Arizona Memorial1.3.2USS Bowfin1.3.3USS Oklahoma Memorial1.3.4USS Missouri1.3.5Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum1.3.6USS Utah Memorial1.4Is Pearl Harbor free?1.5Are there free tickets for Pearl Harbor?1.6How to get tickets to Pearl Harbor1.7How much is Pearl Harbor?1.8What can I take […]

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Looking out towards Waikiki and Honolulu from the top of Diamond Head crater

Contents1How to spend one week in Oahu, Hawaii1.1Day 1 – Scenic1.1.1Arriving in Waikiki1.1.2Country Sunset Photography Tour1.2Day 2 – Scenic/Adventure1.2.1A Day at Kualoa Ranch1.3Day 3 – Water1.3.1Swimming with wild Dolphins1.3.2Snorkeling at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve1.4Day 4 – Culture/Shopping1.4.1Hawaiian Ukelele Factory Tour1.4.2Shopping at Ala Moana1.5Day 5 – History1.5.1A Day at Pearl Harbor1.5.1.1USS Arizona Memorial1.5.1.2USS Bowfin1.5.1.3Pearl Harbor Aviation […]

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Christmas lights in Mexico City

Contents1Practical stocking filler ideas1.1Kindle1.2Noise-Cancelling Headphones1.3Powerbank1.4Dual drive USB1.5Lifestraw1.6Document Wallet1.7Turkish Towel1.8Toiletries Bag1.9Waterproof Pouch1.10Compression packing cubes1.11Travel Washing Line1.12Perfume Atomiser1.13Travel Bottles1.14Travel Tripod2Security stocking filler ideas2.1Padlocks2.2Travel Belt Wallet2.3Bra Pouch2.4Neck Pouch3Comfort stocking filler ideas3.1Travel Pillow3.2Travel Blanket4Fun stocking filler ideas4.1Experiences4.2Tablet4.3World Map4.4DVD – The Holiday4.5Travel Journal4.6Lonely Planet Travel TipsAll too quickly that time of year has come round again and we’re scratching our […]

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Looking out over the Hunter Valley

Contents1Make it a Hunter Valley weekend away!1.1Hunter Valley Accommodation1.1.1Hunter Homestead1.1.2Wilderness Cottages1.1.3Emma’s Cottage1.2Hunter Valley Buses2Your Hunter Valley concert2.1List of things you need2.1.1Weather specific items – Hot2.1.2Weather specific items – Wet3Things to do in the Hunter Valley3.1Hunter Valley wineries3.1.1Sandalyn Estate3.1.2Emma’s Cottage3.1.3Thomas Allen Wines3.1.4Savannah Estate3.1.5Bramblewood Fruit Wines3.1.6Hunter Valley Wineries Map3.2Hunter Valley Wine Tours3.3Hunter Valley Cheese Tasting3.3.1Hunter Valley Cheese […]

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Monarto Zoo Meerkat in watchful stance

Contents1Monarto Zoo Adelaide2Monarto Zoo tickets3How to get to Monarto Zoo4Monarto Zoo Map5Monarto Zoo Experiences6Monarto Zoo animals6.1Cheetahs6.2Meerkats6.3Chimpanzees6.4Giraffes6.5Southern White Rhinos6.6LionsMonarto Zoo Adelaide The instant I heard of Monarto Zoo I knew I would need to go there. While I am not generally a fan of zoos, Monarto Zoo is somewhat different. Open range, or open plains zoos […]

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