Do’s and Don’ts of Hawai’i

Hawai'i might be the destination you've been dreaming about for a while, especially if you've been contemplating an escape from long winter blues in the Southern Hemisphere. Direct flights from Auckland to O'ahu make this tropical paradise easily accessible. While exploring O'ahu and Maui Islands, I gathered some definite must do's and few don'ts that I
Storm Traveling Featured - Matejalicious Travel and Adventure Travel
We all know that feeling when our travel or vacation plans seem to go downhill. Pouring rain. Cold. Thunderstorm. Snow. Hail. Blizzard. It's finally our turn to take that time off work and responsibilities, and now it gets all ruined because of bad weather. It can happen whether you're planning your trip half a year
White Island Volcano Featured - Matejalicious Travel and Adventure New Zealand
TRAVEL DESTINATION: White Island (Whakaari), Bay of Plenty, North Island, New Zealand TRAVEL DURATION: One day trip 2:30 AM. The alarm on my phone goes off. Getting to bed by 8 didn't happen, as it almost never does in spite of my good intentions. With practically no sleep and a mug of decaf, I find myself on

Scenic Te Henga Walkway

TRAVEL DESTINATION: Te Henga (Bethells Beach) Walkway, Auckland, North Island, New Zealand TRAVEL DURATION: 1 day activity Auckland's West Coast is known for some of the most amazing scenery in this part of New Zealand. Firstly, Waitakere Ranges transports you to a luscious rainforest reality, where you can get lost on numerous walking trails. In addition to that,
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TRAVEL DESTINATION: Rotorua and Hobbiton, Bay of Plenty/Waikato, North Island, New Zealand TRAVEL DURATION: Overnight stay Rotorua has gone through a serious transformation and changes. At least I remember it differently from some years back. Recently I rediscovered this place that many call 'Rotovegas of New Zealand'. This past weekend was again just the right
Mt Te Aroha Featured - Matejalicious Travel and Adventure Hiking and Climbing
TRAVEL DESTINATION: Mt Te Aroha, Waikato region, North Island, New Zealand TRAVEL DURATION: 1 day trip Daily challenges that I create for myself are sometimes the only thing that gets me outdoors and moving. It becomes even easier when there is another mountain or peak in question. One day trips to such places have pluses and

Whangarei Heads – Walks and Swim

TRAVEL DESTINATION: Whangarei Heads, Northland region, North Island, New Zealand TRAVEL DURATION: 1 day trip / Overnight stay There are few special places in everyone's life where things seem more real and closer to that peace we're all searching in our everyday. One of such places for me here in New Zealand is Whangarei Heads. First time
12 Apostles Victoria - Matejalicious Travel and Adventure Australia
TRAVEL DESTINATION: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia TRAVEL DURATION: Weekend getaway My birthday weekend is here and lately, I prefer celebrating it with new experiences to anything else. I've been needing a short escape from the late winter vibes for a few months now. Melbourne it is. When there isn't a reason to pinpoint, I usually say to myself: “Why
Isle Of Pines Turtles Featured - Matejalicious Travel and Adventure Oceania
TRAVEL DESTINATION: South Pacific (Fiji, Vanuatu, New Caledonia) TRAVEL DURATION: 2 weeks During the Uni time, my thoughts often escaped towards the life and work on a cruise ship. Growing up in the continental part of Slovenia I desperately yearned for freedom that the ocean gives a person. I somehow attuned to this unexplained deeper connection