What Sets Raja Ampat Apart from Other Tourist Destinations?

For many of us, traveling has come to be synonymous with long lines, crowds, and added stress, when vacations were meant to be for relaxing, enjoying yourself and discovering new places. That’s why it’s important to choose your vacation destination wisely, so you can disconnect, unwind, and then go home with your batteries recharged, and with a treasure’s chest of new experiences packed into your suitcase.I am back home after a great experience in Raja Ampat, Indonesia. This has been my third time there, in the paradise on earth (as locals love to name this area of the world)....more

Drama on the High Seas!

Isla de la Plata, Ecuador, known as "the poor man's Galapagos".Here I am, in Ecuador, on a volunteer dive trip, and it is drama a...more

Going Under the Andaman Sea

This trip to the Andaman Sea off Thailand and Myanmar was just a few months ago, but I LOVE the photos. I just....love them!  I'm putting unusual sea life photos on this photo entry. Enjoy your trip under the sea!...more

Shark Cage Diving: Helping or Hurting?

Just thinking about it gave me an adrenaline rush. Take a boat ride out into “Shark Alley.” Get in a cage and stay there until a great white shark – yeah, like the one in “Jaws” -- comes by. Then… what? Hang out? See if the shark tries to take a bite out of my leg? Cool!...more
Tourists don't become outspoken advocates for wildlife from spending $200 + swimming with ...more

I Have a Calling that's Been Calling...Time to Pick Up!

I was going to wait until I had something concrete lined up before I revealed this, but perhaps, putting it out into the universe will somehow speed up the process. The more I listen to my inner voice, the more I recognize my passions, the more I observe what makes my spirit glow from the inside out, the more I know I need to surrender, the more I know I need to stop talking....more

Gone Divin'

Colby and I are beach people.  It’s one of the things I love about him.  The concept of lying on a beach all day reading book after book is never a hard sell when it comes to vacation time.  The only thing we differ on is the location of our beach chairs…I want mine in the sun and he wants his in the shade…but I can work with that. ...more

When you don't dive. That is amusing. :)

And the honeymoon in Belize? My friends would be ...more