Category: Adventure Travel

Getting my PADI in Cambodia

I’ve wanted to get my PADI since the first time I went scuba diving in the Great Barrier Reef. I also did a wreck dive in Bali and was diving with an instructor who made me hold his BCD (buoyancy control device) the whole time, while the boys got to go off by themselves. This was unacceptable. I’d heard […]

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Flight of the Gibbon-Ziplining in Siem Reap

Yesterday I was lucky enough to go ziplining in Siem Reap at the Flight of the Gibbon in Angkor Archaeological Park, and I’m so glad that I jumped at the opportunity. In order to get into the Angkor Archaeological Park you need a park pass which is $20 for a day or $40 for three days. […]

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Whitewater Rafting the Telaga Waja in Bali

I’ve wanted to go whitewater rafting for the longest time. Considering I’m from a country renowned for its adventure sports I still have a lot of them on my bucket list, and I’m finally doing them now that I’ve left New Zealand. When I looked into booking whitewater rafting from Australia it was going to […]

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Learning how to Scuba Dive in the Great Barrier Reef

Louise takes her regulator out of her mouth and drops it, pointing so I can see the bubbles as she exhales. While dropping one arm, she reaches behind her, grabs her regulator and sticks it back into her mouth, blowing out to clear it and then breathing normally again. She gestures for me to do the same. I hesitate. My brain is telling me […]

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That time I jumped off a bridge and screamed like a girl.

I’ve always wanted to try bungy jumping. The moment I learned that you could jump off a bridge, attached to what is essentially a super-strength rubber band I was intrigued. I wondered if I’d be able to do it. Would I get to the edge, look down and freak out? Or would I take the final step […]

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Swimming with the Dolphins on the Big Island of Hawaii

When I was in my travel month after working as an Au Pair, I was most excited about the prospect of finally swimming with the dolphins on the Big Island of Hawaii. I’d wanted to do it for years in New Zealand, but you know how it goes-often you never do that sort of stuff […]

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