Cruise Holland America: My Grand Asia and Pacific Voyage

  You can imagine the moment I received the email with an invitation for me to stay on a segment of the global cruise Holland America’s Grand Asia and Pacific Voyage! As a travel writer, I was thrilled.  As a traveler I was ecstatic! This global cruise started in San Diego and ended in San Diego 52 days later. I was to join them in

2018-01-28T19:26:01+00:00

Asia Cruise: 3 Port Cities in Southeast Asia Not to Miss

Can you imagine going on a trip around the world? I couldn’t either, but now I have to pinch myself as I just returned from a segment of Holland America’s Grand Pacific and Far East Voyage! Although I didn’t do the entire voyage, I was thrilled to join the cruise in Hong Kong and depart in Australia. Holland America’s Grand Pacific and Far East Voyage

2018-01-25T14:34:00+00:00

The Color Block Favelas of Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Travel to Indonesia I think back in my mind as I traveled to Indonesia, and it races to the morning when I had a chance to escape the stunningly refurbished and luxury 1918 Phoenix Hotel in all its glory. Travel to Indonesia I walked only about five blocks from the hotel when I had to get a police escort in order to actually cross the

2017-09-11T19:04:55+00:00

Indonesia Travel: Raja Ampat

Indonesia Travel: Raja Ampat Floating up to the stunningly gorgeous jetty at the Raja Ampat Dive Resort on Waigeo Island in West Papua, I knew I was in for a special treat. This was that kind of place, the epitome of a remote, exotic beach vacation. It takes hours and hours to get here, so most people just don’t go. But I was ready for

2017-08-26T10:44:38+00:00

Travel to Indonesia to learn the Art of Batik

  I noticed the wrinkles in his face as he stood mute, lips tightly pressed against each other with the skin on his neck muscles taut. He was a thin man, like the ones I typically see when I travel to Indonesia. He was demonstrating one part of the process of the art form of Batik, in the third world workshop facility. I am dripping

2017-07-10T18:55:05+00:00

An Off-Road Experience in Bandung, Indonesia

Travel Bandung, Indonesia   Wisata Off-Road Adventure picked us up after lunch from Café Burangrang. We were at the unique leisure park, Dusun Bambu in Northern Bandung, Indonesia, where we had just had a relaxing lunch overlooking an amazing view of boats on a pond with thatched bungalows. Travel Bandung The guides lead us down to the parking circle valet. One by one, we walked past

2017-08-26T12:20:40+00:00

Wonderful Indonesia

Map of Indonesia In less than 10 days, I will begin a “Trip of Wonders” in Indonesia and I am so excited. It is hard for me to hold my excitement in! I have never been here before, but looking so forward to this trip. Admittedly, my knowledge of Indonesia is limited. Indonesia to me it was like some far away place that I

2017-12-14T23:25:44+00:00
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