Why we prefer to sail with the ferry from Melbourne to Tasmania

Ferry from Melbourne to Tasmania

When planning our trip to Tasmania we knew one thing for sure: we take the ferry from Melbourne to Tasmania. We love to sail because it means slow travel and it’s also the best option for us as we travel with our camper. But even travelers without a vehicle should think about sailing instead of flying. Why? It’s more fun, it’s adventurous and it’s such a great feeling when the ship is leaving port and you see the skyline of Melbourne slowly disappear at the horizon. Continue reading

Raja Ampat for backpacker

Raja Ampat for backpacker

Raja Ampat for backpacker is possibe

Isolated islands, untouched reefs, wild and stunning landscape, all that is waiting for you in Raja Ampat. It is a remote destination and offers one of the world’s best diving. Although Raja Ampat is an expensive destination, it is possible to travel on a budget (but not on a low-budget). Our tips help to make Raja Ampat for backpacker possible. Continue reading

25 Bali photos that will make you want to visit

25 Bali photos start with a sunset at the beach in Lovina

This fisherman in Lovina has probably one of the best views during work

Bali is one of these islands where you never get bored. There is so much to see and explore. You can hike a volcano or visit temples. You can go surfing, scuba diving, snorkeling or just relax on the beach. Do you need inspiration? We are happy to share 25 Bali photos with you.

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What if routine starts to dominate the island life in paradise?

What if routine starts to dominate the island life in paradise?

What if routine starts to dominate the island life in paradise?

Have you ever experienced island life and worked on a remote island? During the last years, we have spent time on different islands in Thailand, Indonesia and the Maldives. Since one year we live and work on the small island Pef in the middle of Raja Ampat. Scuba diving is spectacular and the dive sites in Raja Ampat are amongst the best in the world. The landscape is breathtaking and the resorts are little places of heaven on earth. But what if routine sneaks in and starts to dominate our island life in paradise?

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25 Photos that make you want to visit Raja Ampat

25 Photos that make you want to visit Raja Ampat

25 Photos that make you want to visit Raja Ampat

Is Raja Ampat already on you bucket list? You certainly have already seen pictures of this beautiful island scenery. If you are a scuba diver, you may have read about the amazing dive sites in Raja Ampat in magazines or the internet. If you like to avoid the big tourist masses and travel off the beaten track, then Raja Ampat might be something for your bucket list. But be aware, the trip from Europe to Raja Ampat is long and tiring. Continue reading

Scuba diving in Malapascua with the thresher sharks

Scuba diving in Malapascua with the thresher sharks

Malapascua is famous for the thresher sharks

Scuba diving in Malapascua with the thresher sharks is a great experience. Every year thousands of scuba divers visit this little island in the Philippines. The reason for the popularity of Malapascua is the thresher sharks. Nowhere in the world is it so easy to dive with these impressive sharks. Continue reading

The Chocolate Hills in Bohol by motorbike

Chocolate Hills in Bohol

The Chocolate Hills in Bohol are a magnificent creation of mother nature

You are traveling through the Philippines, chances are that you’re planning to visit Bohol. You heard of Bohol, right? Bohol is an island in the central Visayas and famous for the Chocolate Hills, a group of more than 1’000 cone-like hills. A natural wonder and you have to see the chocolate hills in Bohol with our own eyes.

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Beware Of Burglary On Siquijor

San Juan Siquijor Police Station

Marcel in front of the Police Station in San Juan on Siquijor

In fact, I did not want to write about the burglary on Siquijor in the Philippines anymore. I wanted to forget that bad experience. I wanted to erase the incident out of my mind. On the other hand, I want to share with you what happened because you have the right to know. What did we learn from the burglary? What do we do differently next time? How can you protect yourself? And why travel insurance is so important?

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Siquijor Island: Untouched Beauty In The Visayas

Siquijor island in the Visayas

Philippines tip: Siquijor island, a laid back island in the Visayas

With 7107 islands it is extremely hard to put together an itinerary for travelling the Philippines. Why did we choose to visit Siquijor out of all the islands? We want to relax, hang around the beach, explore an island that is not too touristy, go diving and work on our blog. Siquijor island seems to be the perfect place to do all that. We tell you what you can do on the untouched island and what it costs to get and stay there. Continue reading

Scuba Diving in Dauin is fantastic

Scuba Diving in Dauin is a dream

Scuba diving in Dauin is a dream

What does it need to inspire us as scuba diving instructors for scuba diving? Is it the professional organization of a dive center? A competent local guide that knows where to find all the interesting creatures or is it a variety of dive sites that offer breathtaking underwater world? Continue reading