Okinawa – a quick dive getaway!

In March I was beginning to tire of what seemed like constantly grey smoggy skies and cold weather in Shanghai, and the ocean was calling to me. I had an opportunity for a 4 day weekend, looked at a map to check out the closest options for diving, and booked my ticket for a sneaky…

On the road again! Sun, fun and diving in Bali…

After a lovely couple of months catching up with friends and family back in Perth, I hit the travel path again for a short jaunt to Bali in Indonesia. I had always somehow avoided joining the plague of Western Australians who flock to Bali each year, but the lure of cheap flights, accommodation and diving…

Caribbean escape: the Corn Islands

Ten days of sun, white sand beaches, beautiful blue water, fresh coconuts, lobster, cocktails, snorkelling, scuba diving and a very chilled vibe…. ahhhh, bliss!

Cuba – out of the big smoke!

(Days 17 to 19 – Trinidad) From Havana, we caught the Viazul bus through to Trinidad. We were advised that the bus left at 8.15am and to be at the station an hour beforehand to purchase tickets. We had a very confusing interchange at the Viazul office, in which it seemed that the bus actually left…

Kona, Kealakekua and Coffee

Sunday 4 January (Day 5) – with fresh coffee and bagels (courtesy of Barb with Airbnb accommodation) to start the day, we headed into Kona to pick up some snorkelling gear from Snorkel Bob’s. Then the road trip commenced!

Hau’oli Makahiki Hou!

Happy new year! We’re a bit behind the times here, reaching the start of the new year 21 hours after Sydney did 🙂 But as we know: