Destination Australia & New Zealand

The wonders of Down Under are ready to explore on a growing number of cruise itineraries. With Sydney being the most popular departure port with cruises circling Australia while others add ports in New Zealand to the itinerary. Visit the Sydney Opera House, enjoy the wineries of Marlborough or take a train to Australia’s BlueContinue reading “Destination Australia & New Zealand”

Surfer Girls Manley Beach, Australia

Australia is famous for its surfing and only a short ferry ride from anywhere around Sydney Harbour is Manley Beach. It’s approximately one mile long, stretching from Queenscliff in the north to North Steyne Beach in the south. It is a popular destination for locals that is known for its golden sand, clear water, andContinue reading “Surfer Girls Manley Beach, Australia”

Bondi Beach, Washed Ashore?

Actually it isn’t some mystery from the deep or an alien device, it’s a sculpture exhibited at Australia’s annual Bondi Beach, Australia’s Sculpture by the Sea. The exhibit is on the Bondi to Bronte Coastal Walk each year in late October to early November. The Coastal Walk offers incredible ocean views from its easy 3.7Continue reading “Bondi Beach, Washed Ashore?”

Elephant Island

The Most Inhospitable Place On Earth. Elephant Island is an ice-covered, mountainous island off the coast of Antarctica in the outer reaches of the South Shetland Islands. The island’s name is attributed to either its elephant head-like shape or more likely the sighting of elephant seals by Captain George Powell in an 1821 expedition. ItContinue reading “Elephant Island”

The Island Of Maui Hawaii

The Cruise Port Of Lahaina Lahaina is the cruise port of call for the gorgeous island of Maui, a port famous for its miles of beautiful white sand beaches. Lahaina has excellent shopping in a central area famous for its galleries. The tender landing is near to a beach with plenty of beach shops andContinue reading “The Island Of Maui Hawaii”

Katoomba Falls, Australia

It is less than two and a half hour train ride from Sydney, Australia out to Katoomba in the Blue Mountains making it a great day trip. Katoomba Falls – Pretty much everyone who visits the Blue Mountains plans on seeing Katoomba Falls, whether it’s from one of the many fantastic viewpoints on hiking trails,Continue reading “Katoomba Falls, Australia”

San Cristobal Sunset

Located on the equator some 625 miles west of Ecuador sits the Galapagos islands. Another day nears an end on San Cristobal the capital of the archipelago and the most populated island.  It’s only the fifth largest and is the easternmost island. San Cristobal island is what remains of three connected extinct volcanoes that originallyContinue reading “San Cristobal Sunset”

Sea Lions San Cristobal, Galapagos

Pictured is the harbor of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal Galapagos. Sea lions are everywhere on San Cristobal. They take over beaches, walk along town streets and occupy park benches. Young pups approach children trying to play, “retired” bulls can be agressive and threatening but mostly sea lions just lay around and occasionally go forContinue reading “Sea Lions San Cristobal, Galapagos”

Lima Peru And El Malecón

Looking For A Fantastic Urban Hike? Without doubt the best walking trail in a major metropolitan area is the Malecón in Lima. It’s a six mile trail along the cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean. El Malecón—Lima’s scenic cliff top walkway is an amazing coastal path, which stretches for about six miles, in three sections. HighContinue reading “Lima Peru And El Malecón”

Wildlife Of The Galápagos Islands

The Galápagos are a magnet to travelers and nature lovers from all around the world. They’re drawn by stories of an unspoiled place where exotic animals are everywhere and people roam freely among them. At least that seems to be the image most people have. The truth may be a little different though. The mystiqueContinue reading “Wildlife Of The Galápagos Islands”