Islands

Where to Stand on the International Date Line in Fiji
Where to Stand on the International Date Line in Fiji

Where to Stand on the International Date Line in Fiji

The International Date Line is one of those travel destinations that often eludes even the hardiest of travelers. It’s out there in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, the place where today becomes tomorrow and where yesterday is really today.…

ChiChi Dolls From Curaçao – Adorable Southern Caribbean Island Souvenirs
ChiChi Dolls From Curaçao – Adorable Southern Caribbean Island Souvenirs

ChiChi Dolls From Curaçao – Adorable Southern Caribbean Island Souvenirs

One of my favorite souvenirs from all of our travels is a Chichi Doll from Curaçao. In the Papiamento language spoken on the southern Caribbean island of Curaçao, the word “chichi” refers to a respected elder sister or female relative…

Exploring Carlisle Bay and the Under Water World Around Barbados
Exploring Carlisle Bay and the Under Water World Around Barbados

Exploring Carlisle Bay and the Under Water World Around Barbados

Barbados is the eastern most island in the Caribbean. It is so far east that technically it’s the Atlantic, which is why the waters surrounding Barbados are so interesting. The eastern shore is rugged and somewhat treacherous, having endured the…

Exploring New Zealand’s South Island by Camper Van – Part 2
Exploring New Zealand’s South Island by Camper Van – Part 2

Exploring New Zealand’s South Island by Camper Van – Part 2

Exploring New Zealand’s South Island in a private vehicle is relatively easy, once you get the hang of driving on the left hand side of the road. A big orange sticker on the dash board reminds drivers of this necessity.…