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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Coral Restoration in Curacao

Coral Restoration in Curacao

I am so excited to have my article on our coral restoration in Curaçao published on Dive UK’s website. “If you love gardening and scuba diving, I have a story to tell you! Recently I traveled to the Dutch Caribbean island of Curaçao where my husband and dive buddy, Tom, and I had the opportunity to learn about coral gardening from the Coral Restoration Foundation Curaçao. We have been diving in Curaçao on nine trips over the past 12 years. I am happy to say we are now volunteering to help restore the coral reefs in Curaçao…” 

Read the whole article – Go to ‘Dive Magazine UK – Coral Restoration Curacao‘ and check out all there is to do in Curacao.

Best Curacao Beaches

Best Curacao Beaches - Porto Marie beachRecently I completed an article on the Best Curacao Beaches in collaboration with ‘GettingStamped.com.’ While I recommend that you check out the full article on their website, here are some highlights. Continue reading

Vanuatu Islands – What makes them tourism worthy?

Vanuatu Islands – Have you heard of them? Do you know about the Vanuatu Islands? Do you know where it is? What makes Vanuatu a desirable place to visit and vacation?

Oceanfront walkwayWe were excited to go to Vanuatu, a South Pacific Island nation consisting of approximately 80 islands. Few people who we spoke to had heard of it. The Vanuatu Islands offer Continue reading

Great Barrier Reef – To Visit or Not?

Great Barrier Reef

Hawksbill turtle image credit Sola HayakawaGreat Barrier Reef (GBR) is touted as a special place, and has been on my bucket list for a long time. The question remains – ‘Is it still the special place it once was, and worth a visit?’

Having been there for 10 days in 2017, I have a strong opinion about whether it is worth spending the time and money, or not. It is not strictly a ‘yes or no answer.’ Check out our experience and my recommendations… Continue reading

Ningaloo Reef & Muiron Islands, Exmouth Underwater World

Wendy in the fishesNingaloo Reef & Muiron Islands in Western Australia is one of our favorite parts of Australia trip.  In my last post about this Coastal World Heritage Area, I told you about the Exmouth environment.  We spent lots of time on the water; we did two days of boat dives.  I promised to share a glimpse of the fantastic underwater environment, our dive experience, so here are the photos… Continue reading

Exmouth Australia – Why is it our favorite Australia destination?

Vlaming Head Lighthouse Ningaloo Coast 360Exmouth Australia is the place to go if you love warm temperatures, the azure oceans, and expansive white beaches; it doesn’t get much better than the North West Cape of Western Australia. If you love snorkeling, diving, and swimming in calm seas, there is nothing like the gateway to the World Heritage Ningaloo Reef Marine Park in Exmouth Australia. Its proximity to the Coral Coast is a draw … Continue reading

New Zealand’s Poor Knights Marine Reserve – A Special Place

Tutukaka Poor Knights islands panaroma - Dive! TutukakaWe chose to visit Tutukaka in the northern part of New Zealand’s north island because of its access to Poor Knights Marine Reserve.  Our preference for nature, water sports, and diving, coupled with quieter, less touristy areas drove our choice.

What is Poor Knights?

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