Travel Thoughts: Top Five most Friendly Countries I have visited

Although for the most part, the vast majority, if not all, the countries that I have visited have been full of friendly and hospitable people, some stand out in particular for having a notably high level of downright friendliness. In our modern world, there seems to be a huge movement towards shunning traditional stereotypes, which… Read More Travel Thoughts: Top Five most Friendly Countries I have visited

Photos: Diving with sharks in the Cayman Islands

I am only diving the weekends right now. Fortunately, the quality of diving has been really great with tons of fish life, and other marine animals too. December is ‘Shark Month’; The resident population of sharks here are returning once again to shallow waters after spending the summer a lot deeper avoiding the warmer water.… Read More Photos: Diving with sharks in the Cayman Islands

Advice: Five ways to Avoid the Most Common ‘First Day’ Problems on your next Dive Vacation.

Locally we call it ‘Sunday Funday.’ Sundays are typically the first day of the diving week. Most people fly down to the Caribbean on a Saturday, and start their diving the following day. What this means is that Sunday can be a bit of a nightmare! For many, it’s perhaps their first time back in… Read More Advice: Five ways to Avoid the Most Common ‘First Day’ Problems on your next Dive Vacation.

Interesting: Did you know that there is a philandering, liquor-swilling, and chain-smoking Guatemalan Saint of Vice?

“Oh powerful Maximón, help me with all of my actions and with any dangers that may arise that I may need assistance. If I need help in matters of love, you will draw the one I love closer to me. If it be business, that I will be successful. If it be enemies, that you… Read More Interesting: Did you know that there is a philandering, liquor-swilling, and chain-smoking Guatemalan Saint of Vice?

Diving: The 5 most common reasons that people fear learning to SCUBA dive.

I want people to dive. It keeps me in a job, and it helps drum-up passion for the Earth’s oceans; which is important now more than ever. But, for many folks who have thought about learning to dive, there maybe some niggling concerns that prevent them from making the leap into becoming an ambassador for… Read More Diving: The 5 most common reasons that people fear learning to SCUBA dive.

Lessons: Tips I have learned on how to take better Travel Photos on a Budget

I am not a great photographer. Despite visiting some of the most beautiful destinations on the planet, and seeing some of the most wonderful things, my approach to photography has always been one of simply pointing a cheap cellphone camera with a dirty, scratched lens in the general direction of the subject, and then snapping… Read More Lessons: Tips I have learned on how to take better Travel Photos on a Budget

Advice: An actually very simple Introduction to Airline points and miles.

I have taken a few flights over the years. No doubt a modest amount from a business traveller’s viewpoint who may travel weekly, but quite a few nonetheless. I have circumnavigated the planet in one direction a couple of times, I have flown back and forth to Australia and New Zealand, and then again to… Read More Advice: An actually very simple Introduction to Airline points and miles.