There is no shortage of adventures to be had in Cairns, Australia on land and sea. Pack it in or take it slow, Tropical North Queensland caters to both the adrenaline junky and the lazy sunbather. After one leisurely trip and one whirlwind weekend, these are my recommendations of top 10 things you must eat, see and do in Cairns.
Watch the Second Episode of Global Girl Travels TV!
As I mentioned in November, Global Girl Travels TV will be a weekly feature here and on YouTube. Subscribe to my YouTube channel to be notified of new videos. Without further adieu, here is my year of
New Zealand Campervan Road Trip in Pictures
New Zealand is like all the Earth’s ecosystems compressed into two islands.
Everything You Need to Know About a Campervan Road Trip in New Zealand
My husband and I spent nine days in a campervan in New Zealand. It was the trip of a lifetime. There’s a lot more to it than just renting a van though. Learn from our experience and be prepared. The less you have to worry about, the more you can enjoy the exquisite beauty of New Zealand! But first…
Hiking Taal Volcano: the world’s largest island within a lake on an island within a lake
I wouldn’t say I’m an adrenaline junky, but I am increasingly addicted to adventure travel. I especially like to conquer things. Things like volcanoes. I traveled to the Philippines for medical care,
New Zealand Travel Video
“Life on the Road – New Zealand” is 1,600 miles in a campervan on the wrong side of the road to 6 cities across 2 islands in 8 days minus a working stereo (or a bath, for that matter).
New Zealand Video Trailer
Watch the trailer before the movie premiers!
Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand: Heli Glacier Landing
Landing on a glacier is nothing less than a bucket list adventure, but what made this even more special is the fact that this part of New Zealand is home to two of the world’s only three glaciers that meet sub-tropical rain forest. (The other is in the Andes Mountains.) Our heli ride swept us across jagged mountains with distant views of the Tasman Sea. Climbing to 6,000 feet, we were deposited on the névé of Franz Josef Glacier atop Mt. Tasman.
Priest’s Pools, Guam
Priest’s Pools is one of my favorite sights in southern Guam. The Pigua River cascades along terraces of basalt lava as it heads toward the ocean. The water is cool and somewhat clear. Back when the Spanish first arrived on the island in the 1500s, the priests would bathe in the cool fresh water. The river meanders in the typical volcanic hills and tall sword grass found throughout the south.
Top Dive Spots in Micronesia
While Guam is full of great dive spots, divers living here are also lucky to be just a short plane ride away from some of the most amazing diving spots in the world