Moving home after living abroad
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Just over 12 months ago we made what could be considered a life-changing decision.
We packed up our life in New Zealand to take hold of an opportunity.
That opportunity was to move to a tropical island for eight months.
Fiji became our home.
Island life was our new norm.

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Visiting Japan for the first time
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Have you ever fallen in love with someone, but couldn’t quite put your finger on what it was that made them so attractive?
That’s what Japan was to us – clean, tidy and efficient and just the right amount of quirkiness to keep things interesting.
Here are 17 tips and things to know before you visit Japan for the first time.

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Travel photography resources
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Check out our ultimate gear guide for travel photography.
Learn about what resources we use from cameras and lenses, to photography magazines and editing software.
Start turning average photos into great photos with our 3 Must-Dos for travel photography.

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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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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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visit-fiji-2017
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OUR ISLAND HOME   We’ve been fortunate to call Fiji home for the last five months. Okay, okay, we might be a little biased, but we think the Fiji Islands are pretty spesh.  With a year-round warm climate and activities to suit all ages and interests, Fiji is the perfect […]

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coping-with-tragedy-while-youre-travelling
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 WHEN THE SHIT HITS THE FAN AT HOME   Be safe #kaikoura 💙 my favourite place on earth. #eqnz A photo posted by Minna (@minnaerika) on Nov 15, 2016 at 10:07am PST   For all the wonderful life lessons you gain from travelling, sometimes being away from home can really […]

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fiji-for-the-adventurous
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This is the second post in our 7-Day Fiji Itinerary series. Read our Viti Levu Fiji itinerary here! PLANNING YOUR FIJI VACATION Here at Snorkels to Snow, we get an abundance of people asking us for advice about travelling to Fiji. Most of our queries come from travellers who are […]

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