7 Great Reasons to choose a Curacao Vacation

Curacao is by far our favorite island, due to 7 great reasons to choose a Curacao vacation. Curacao offers a gorgeous Caribbean setting with breathtaking sights.  We’ve been to many Caribbean islands and traveled extensively.  Curacao is our top choice because of its diversity in geology, people, culture, beaches, food, and the sea with wonderful snorkel and dive sites.

7-great-reasons-to-choose-a-curacao-vacation-Old town Willemstad -an UNESCO World Heritage Site

Curacao is a great place for people who like variety, lots of activities, and also for those who prefer to relax on gorgeous beaches.  There are so many things to do in Curacao, including many free things to do.

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Fantastic Adventure Travel – 2018 Travel Photo Review

Inspire your travel lust by viewing our adventure travel from 2018. View 42 places in a few minutes. Get motivated to see the world, or just visit vicariously. Click ‘Read more’ to access video.

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Top 10 Favorite Places in New Zealand’s South Island

Top 10 New Zealand’s South Island

Want to know the best places to spend your time when in New Zealand’s South Island?

Lochmara pole carvingsAfter completing a trip of a lifetime, we are excited to share our favorites. Four and a half weeks in New Zealand’s South Island, and we can show you mountaintops, snow, beaches, oceans, wineries, seafood, varied history and culture.

This is the first article in a series on the top places to visit in New Zealand, Australia, and the Pacific South Seas. Since there is so much to share, this first article will give an overview of our top 10 favorite places in New Zealand’s South Island. It will be followed by more in-depth information and photos about each of the top places we recommend and others, as well as those to avoid that are over-hyped. Continue reading

International Travel, Part 2, 10 Key Things

This is Part 2 of our post on International Travel and the key things we have learned to do during travel to make it more enjoyable.

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International Travel – To get the most from the local environment

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Ecuador and Galapagos Travel Adventure Planning

Mountain lake near Cuenca EcuadorI am excited to say that we are planning to spend part of Winter 2016 in  South America.  Specifically we plan to partake in Ecuador and Galapagos travel adventures and in areas outside of Quito Ecuador both Land and Sea. Although Ecuador is a small country, it is ecologically diverse, from the Andes to the Amazon, to the Continue reading

Why Visit Curacao?

Curacao sign at nightIf you love the beach and want a crystal clear ocean, as well as culture, historic museums (with history to the late 1400s), night life, mountains, quaint city life, beach diversity, and … Continue reading

Driving from PA to Florida

Driving to FloridaI will start this blog in the order in which we traveled – or started out our Adventurous Retirement (or Tom’s).  Driving…

In the Beginning
Our 2015 adventure started on January 28th when we packed up the SUV and headed south.  It was a lovely journey, seeing Tom’s family on the way to Florida and then stopping overnight in an area we had vacationed in 2 years ago – Roanoke Rapids, known for its lovely lakes and
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