Posts Tagged ‘islands’
“There are doers and there are talkers. You guys are doers. You came, you did, and it was a great time … thanks so much for visiting mates! CHEERS!” said Dave as he raised his glass of Oyzo. With the clink of glass I understood what he meant. Talkers annoy me. Stop talking about it […]
Photo of the week: Naxos, Greece as seen upon my arrival via ferry from Athens. Gorgeous island!
I have the opportunity to increase the possibility of a sustainable future for our planet. Today I will join Infinity, 120 ft sailing expedition vessel that is setting sail for Vanuatu on July 6th. The mission of Infinity Expeditions is to promote global awareness, understanding and collaboration, real-world problem solving of environmental issues and choices impacting our […]
After our crewing experience aboard Wonderland, we were unsure if this new found crewing/yachtie life was for us. We decided to take a crewing offer if it fell in our laps as a means to save money; otherwise, we would be fine with flying to Fiji. Our first day on land in Tonga, we were […]
The Niuas (meaning rich coconuts) is a group of three remote volcanic islands in Tonga’s far north between Vava’u and Somoa.
We spent the first evening on Uoleva swaying in our hammock, happy to have finally found the deserted tropical island we had daydreamed about for months. After a rainy week in Neiafu, we headed south via the local ferry to the Ha’apai – a group of 51 low coral and 2 volcanic islands. We were […]
The Ha’apai Islands in Tonga is a group of 51 low coral and 2 volcanic islands. Pictured here is one of many deserted beaches found on Uoleva Island located 1.5km south of the main island Lifuka. To enjoy these beautiful islands you must be able to forgo all modern conveniences (electricity, hot water, etc.) and […]
NOTE TO SELF: Do not travel by boat or in the hot sun after drinking from a bucket at the 1/2 Moon Party! I wasn’t feeling 100% at breakfast the morning after the 1/2 Moon Party. I wished that I could crawl back into bed; however, we had to check out, get to the pier […]
Traveling can be SO stressful! Here is only a short list of the stressful decisons we are faced with almost every day! I can’t hear over the crashing of the ocean Deciding which pool to swin at: the beach front pool with a view of the Andaman Sea or the more private pool with bar […]
After fourteen hours on three buses, two boats, and a taxi… Nicole and I finally made it from Railay Beach, Krabi to Koh Phangan island! We felt like cattle as we were literally herded from each mode of transport, each time branded with a new colorful sticker. The stickers let the non-English speaking drivers know […]
Tourism has increased dramatically on Phi Phi island since Ko Phi Phi Leh was the backdrop for the 2000 movie “The Beach”, starring Leonardo DiCaprio. Today no one inhabits the island of Ko Phi Phi Leh but residents and tourists reside on the very close island of Ko Phi Phi Dom. Ko Phi Phi was […]
After visiting the ruins in central Thailand, Nicole and I took a train back to crazy Bangkok. We had no choice but to ride 3rd Class: hard wooden seats, no air conditioning, and very crowded. There was alot we wanted to do and see in our last day in Bangkok. We asked a tuk tuk […]