Visiting Japan's Snow Monkey Park
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Our trip to the famous Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park in Japan.
See our videos of these fascinating Japanese macaques.
Read our tips on planning your own trip to see the snow monkeys in winter.

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How to plan a ski trip to Japan
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Without a doubt, Japan has been one of our favourite destinations in the world.
We were fortunate to spend two weeks in Japan during the winter to discover Tokyo and Niseko. It was unlike anything we had experienced in New Zealand ski fields.
But the journey there wasn’t exactly straight forward.

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Farewell Fiji, A New Chapter
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We knew this time had to come.
We tried to ignore it, not wanting to think what our life would become without you.
But we cannot hide any longer. We now must face the truth.
The time has come for us to say farewell Fiji. To say moce. Goodbye.

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Shark Diving, Fiji
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Vertigo.
It’s not really something you’d choose to experience when you’re about to go diving with bull sharks in Fiji, none smaller than the size of a car.
Vertigo.
15 metres down and my ears felt like they were about to erupt and explode into thousands of pieces.
Vertigo.

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Diving a WW2 Plane Wreck
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John leaned off the side of the boat, peering into the waters below, desperately trying to make out any outlines which would vaguely resemble a crashed plane.
We’d been drifting around an area about 1.5kilometres off Fiji’s Beachchomber Island in search of the wreck.
A World War 2 B26 Bomber had crashed in the area back in the day, believed to have killed all those on board.

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Fiji on a budget
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What is your image of the Fiji Islands?
Resorts, cocktails and luxury?
You’d be right to think that Fiji was a place for those with some cash to burn.
BUT. There are ways around this.
Here’s how to travel to Fiji for cheap!

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Island Travel Carry-On Essentials
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Flying into Fiji or other tropical islands often means a change in climate.
Even if you’ve arrived from a summer destination, the heat and humidity in the islands can still hit you.
Grab these island travel carry-on essentials and land cool, calm and collected, rather than exhausted, sweaty and bothered.

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fiji-adventure
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There are many different types of screams in this world.
There is the painful-but-hopeful scream of a woman giving birth to a child.
There’s the brief, surprised, “AAHG!” when someone sneaks up behind you to say “BOO!”
Then there was my husband’s scream.

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nz-to-fiji
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  THE YEAR IN REVIEW   Everyone always says “Wow what a year it’s been!” every year – but we think we’ve had a bloody awesome year.  There are a few people saying 2016 has been an absolute shitter with events & many tragedies. But for the couple behind Snorkels […]

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