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
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.
Some time ago, I spent a couple of weeks working with two guys from a company called Reef Smart Guides. Each day we headed out on the boat to all of the dive sites of Grand Cayman’s eastern shore, and they conducted in-depth research into each and every single location. The idea was to collect… Read More Book Review: Reef Smart Guides – Grand Cayman
“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?
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
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.
As one of the most expensive countries to visit in the Caribbean, and 2020’s most expensive country in the world in which to live – how can visitors make their money go further in this little tropical paradise? I have been a resident of the Cayman Islands (on and off!) since 2013. I know as… Read More Advice: Five ways to save money in the Cayman Islands. (Written by a resident!)
Through her background in Geology and mineral exploration, as well as her many years in the SCUBA diving industry, not to mention her intensive studies of yoga – Candace has certainly seen some of the world. Places such as the Yukon Territory and Northern British Colombia, the Tibetan Plateau, Thailand, Vancouver/Vancouver Island, Nicaragua, Nova Scotia,… Read More Guest Post: Three sage pieces of advice from seasoned traveller – Candace Dawn!
Making the most of being allowed outside again! Three months now into the lockdown, and like the rest of the world, restrictions here in the Cayman Islands seem to be easing. What has been absolutely killer throughout the last few months is looking out over the beautiful Caribbean Sea everyday without actually being allowed to… Read More A Stormy day Paddle-boarding (and Freediving) in the Cayman Islands
My first ‘Ten Lessons in Ten Years of Travel and Adventure‘ post was very popular it seems, and I had lots of great feedback from everyone – plus a lot of encouragement to fulfill my idea of a ‘Ten MORE lessons’ post. So here it is! Make sure to read the original post first! 11.… Read More Ten MORE Lessons I have Learned in Ten Years!