Sailing The Whitsunday Islands With Cruise Whitsundays: A Day On The Camira

Just like diving the Great Barrier Reef, sailing the Whitsundays had been a bucket list item for years. So when we finally made it to Australia, there was no question about it, we would explore the fabled Whitsunday Islands… About the Whitsunday Islands The Whitsundays are a cluster of no less than 74 islands, most of them are uninhabited. These…

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Flying Over The Treetops With The Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

I remember when I was a little girl, a little girl very fond of climbing trees. There was a big tree in my parents back yard and my father had made a rope in the tree so we could climb it. One day I was up high in the tree, gazing over the rooftops and noticed a man walking to…

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Bucket List Item: Diving At The Great Barrier Reef In Australia

Since getting our PADI in 2015 Frank and I have been diving whenever we get the chance. The underwater world is incredible and I love floating through the water without any distractions or sounds. One of the dive spots that’s been on our bucket list forever was the Great Barrier Reef. Which should come as no surprise, this is the…

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Get To Know The Real Bali: Live Like A Local In Sebatu Village

An Indonesian man with a wide smile walks toward us and asks: “Are you Lotte?”. “Yes I am”, I say: “And this is my husband Frank”. “My name is Wayan”, he replies: “I will be your host for the next 3 days”. Wayan walks us to his car and we set off to his village Sebatu, about 40 kilometers from…

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The Perfect 2 Week Bali Itinerary For First Time Visitors

While we traveled extensively around Southeast Asia during our 5 month trip in 2015, we had not yet been to Indonesia. And because we longed for a tropical beach after our 5 month road trip adventure in Canada and the United States, we decided it was time to correct this severe omission and travel to Bali! Bali is called the…

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Vancouver: A 2 Day Itinerary And Sightseeing Guide

Vancouver was our first stop in Canada and I’ll be honest: it wasn’t love at first sight. When we arrived it was cold and rain was pouring down from a dark-grey sky. We couldn’t even see the mountains north of this famous city on the west coast of British Columbia… Sloshing through the streets in our rain soaked clothes wasn’t that…

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Things To Do In Drumheller: A Day Trip Itinerary And Sightseeing Guide

Have you heard of Drumheller? To be honest, I had not before visiting this spectacular area in Alberta. The Canadian Rockies tend to get all the attention (granted, they are magnificient), but I really like Drumheller as well. We had never seen Badlands before and Drumheller is Badlands XXL. The rock formations are absolutely amazing, plus, it’s nowhere near as busy…

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40 Things To See And Do On Vancouver Island

Vancouver Island was the first place in Canada we explored after buying our GMC Safari van. We had spent an entire week in Vancouver decking out our little house on wheels and were craving the outdoors and to be away from the city. Enter Vancouver Island: an island about 500 km long and 100 km wide and the perfect introduction…

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The Perfect Taiwan Itinerary: A One Month Travel Guide

Did you know Taiwan has the largest number and density of high mountains in the world? I for sure did not! And this wasn’t the only thing about Taiwan that surprised me. I had no idea this little island used to be called ‘Ilha Formosa’, meaning ‘beautiful island’ in Portuguese. A fitting name though, Taiwan is beautiful indeed and really green! Even…

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Hualien And Taroko Gorge: 3 Day Itinerary And Sightseeing Guide

The East coast was my favorite part of Taiwan and I have only seen a small section! There are steep cliffs, a stunning blue ocean, marble mountains and green jungle. It’s also much less populated than the rest of Taiwan, only 4% of the Taiwanese live on the East Coast. We spent 3 days (plus 1 travel day) in Hualien and…

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