Category: Adventure

That Time I Survived a Hot Air Balloon Accident

Views of the horizon from a hot air balloon over the alley of the Kings. A Yellow and green hot air balloon is off in the distance to the right.

Earlier this year I was blessed with the opportunity to travel to Egypt for 2 weeks. While there I went hot air ballooning, and what started as a magical experience quickly turned deadly.

Best Bucket List Experiences in New Zealand

Classic tourist photo in New Zealand

I can honestly say that New Zealand is absolutely the bucket list capital of the world! It has everything there. It doesn’t matter whether or not you are an adrenaline junkie or if you just want to step out of your comfort zone, New Zealand is definitely the the place to do it. 

Bucket List: Swim with Dolphins

I know it’s girly, but swimming with dolphins has always been a bucket list item I’ve wanted to tick of my bucket list, and I FINALLY got to do it when I was in Adelaide last year. My only regret is that I didn’t have my own GoPro to capture any underwater photos. 

Zip Lining in Ancient New Zealand Forests

One of the bridges on the Rotorua Zip Lining Tour

“Don’t look down. Don’t. Look. Down.” The mantra was running in a loop through my mind as I slowly and carefully approached the edge of the platform. “Just keep going down the steps, you’ll fly off with no effort” my guide said to me,…

See the Devil’s Marbles

The Devil's Marbles before sunset

The Devil’s Marbles Conservation Reserve, know by the traditional Aboriginal owners as Karlu Karlu, is place of beauty, mystery and colour. It is also a place that should definitely be on your bucket list.

Exploring Cradle Mountain

A boat cabin on the edge of Dove Lake

Exploring the Cradle Mountain National Park has been on my to do list for many years, and I finally got to experience it’s beauty in July this year, and it did not disapoint.

Explore Kings Canyon

The view of the canyon walls from the velley

Over the four day Easter break, I jumped in the car with my crazy friend, and we hit the road bound for Kings Canyon.I know Uluru gets most of the attention, but Kings Canyon really is one of the most scenic, peaceful and magical places in the Red Centre. And if it’s not on your bucket list, then it definitely should be. 

Swim with a Crocodile in the Cage of Death

Swimming in the Cage of Death

I was pretty excited about this since I was FINALLY going to have the opportunity to check a key item off my bucket list: swimming with a salt water crocodile in the Cage of Death! 

Bucket-List: Sky Diving

Looking out the plane window over Lake Taupo in New Zealand

For some reason, strapping myself to a stranger and throwing myself out of a plane has always been on my bucket-list. Naturally, such an adventurous and adrenaline fueled activity had to take place in New Zealand, albeit, not in Queens town, but rather, over Lake Taupo. 

The Journey Begins

An image of the cost of Tasmania

Hi there! My name is Emma and I’m a high school teacher. I love my job, but I have a little secret… …I’m bored. Over the past few years I have found myself  falling into a slump where I do the same things day…