I was welcomed into the Phil Hoffmann team during September 2017 and have been loving it ever since.
Chasing the Tropics has been in my blood from a young age. My first overseas holiday to Indonesia at age 4 probably set off my travel bug. Coming from a family of surfers has resulted in many holidays to far flung remote locations where the beaches are lined with palms and wild jungles, and the ocean is that perfect shade of blue. Over the years my experience has grown, and I have been able to open my eyes to other destinations and styles of holidays, with a new-found love for the snow. I currently have an endless bucket list of locations all over the world and am continually inspired by new products and tours to further explore the world.
- Eat where the locals eat and take the road less travelled. A wrong turn can turn into the best turn of the day, taking you somewhere beautifully unexpected.
- Bali, Indonesia - travel to the Nusa Islands of Bali far from the madding crowds. Relax on secluded beaches, meet local villagers and snorkel or dive with an array of coral and the local manta rays. In Lombok, travel inland to find a network of tropical rainforests littered with towering waterfalls.
- Upola, Samoa - The To Sua Ocean Trench is a 30-metre, almost perfectly symmetrical swimming hole surrounded by lush vegetation which sits in the middle of a lava field near Lotofaga village atop a jutting edge of spectacular coastline on the south coast of Samoa's main island of Upolo. It's easy to spend hours swimming in the crystal-clear saltwater filled sink hole and, if you are feeling adventurous, take a swim thorough the underwater bridge taking you out to the open ocean.
- New Zealand - the best way to get around New Zealand is in a campervan. Rent a van and dedicate some days of your holiday to exploring the secrets of New Zealand.
Recent blog posts penned by Nicole...
Discover New Zealand with Grand Pacific Tours
Nicole Edwards • 14th Aug 2019
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Nicole Edwards • 30th Aug 2019
Don’t, pay ¥2,500 JPY (AUD$35) just to visit the New York Bar in the Park Hyatt. Instead, bring your unwind time a little earlier and get... read more
5 unique family resorts that have something for everyone!
Nicole Edwards • 18th Sep 2019
A hidden gem on the NSW north coast Angourie Rainforest Resort, lies nestled between the trees of the subtropical rainforest. Drive two hours south from Coolangatta... read more