Island Bliss: Diving in Fiji on Castaway Island

Nestled into the Northwest corner of the Fijian archipelago, as part of the Mamanuca Islands, is Castaway Island - known to the locals as Qualito Island. Contrary to popular belief it's not where the Tom Hanks movie Castaway was filmed, but it is pretty close. The movie was actually filmed on neighboring Modriki Island. We spent a couple of nights at the Castaway Island Resort and got


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


What I would do in five days in Queensland, Australia

By Cacinda Maloney What I would do in five days in Queensland, Australia inspired by Vermeer! Have you ever had a trip that needed a re-do?  You know, you are in some awesome place, on vacation, and somehow, things just don’t turn out how you envisioned it?  That happened to me and I think I need a redo of Queensland, Australia! I mean, look as