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
Have you thought about cenote Mexico scuba diving while you are in Cancun or in the Riviera Maya? The stunning Kukulcan Cenote is a 33 feet (10 meters) deep blue cavern that is part of the Chac Mool caving system in the Yucatan, Mexico. It is set in a jungle scenery with fresh and salt water, lots of fossils, and even a few stalactites. The
Cancun Diving is a must if you are a certified diver and you in the area since they have more than 30 dive sites in what they call the Cancun National Marine Park. The Cancun reefs often have schools of snappers, barracudas, angelfish, and many other species living in an amazing ecosystem. One of my favorite things to do when I am in Cancun is
Blue Dive: Chuck & Robbie's Dive Shop - Ambergris Caye, Belize Deep Blue Dive When I was perusing the internet for recommendations for reputable deep blue dive shops in Belize on Ambergris Caye for a few dives for the family while we were there, time and time again, I would read the same thing: “Robbie” “Chuck and Robbie’s" Then: “Robbie is the
By Cacinda Maloney "Have you ever really wondered what it looks like down under? No, not Aussie land, I mean way down under... underneath the ocean?" Under the Sea, Belize You can see the tiniest little creatures that you cannot even imagine exist! Underworld of Belize Under the Sea, Belize And the colors, oh, the colors are amazing!
Aqaba, Jordan and the Red Sea A bit off the beaten path... We arrived into Amman at 10:45 pm at night. Damn Crazy Americans! By the time we made to the car rental place, it was almost 11:15 pm. The plan was to drive from Amman to Aqaba, a three-hour drive, in the middle of the night in the middle of the desert. It seemed
By Cacinda Maloney If you are following along in my series on Costa Brava, Spain: Post #1: Costa Brava, Spain's Northeast Coast: Getting There Post #2: Diamonds are a girl's best friend: Girona, Spain This is post #3: So, you want to go to Spain's Brave Coast? Seaside L'Estartit Costa Brava, literally, the "Brave Coast" of Spain, is not to be missed on a trip