Snorkeling with Whale Sharks in Los Cabos Mexico

Close encounter

We’ve been to Los Cabos Mexico before, mostly in the party town of Cabo San Lucas and in and above the water; swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving and game fishing. This time we spent most of our time in San Jose del Cabos, the smaller, more sedate sister town of San Lucas. Our trip was motivated [Read more …]

Chuuk Island, Micronesia

fishing boat ruin outside hotel

Chuuk Island, also known as Truk Island is a relative spec of a Micronesian island that played a big role in World War II. Captured by the Japanese shortly after the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, it served as a major Japanese Naval base through most of the war. Then, in 1944, it became the [Read more …]

Great Barrier Reef’s Outer Reef


Our last full day in Port Douglas Australia was on a snorkeling trip to the Outer Reef of the Great Barrier Reef. On previous Australian trips, we dove and snorkeled a few section of the Great Barrier Reef. Each of these have been off of islands (Lizard, Heron and Wilson) to which we had to [Read more …]

The Beaches of Bali

Sunar Beach 01

An Afternoon on Sanur Beach Since we were going to be on Bali anyways, we thought we should at least explore the beaches, the clubs and to pay our respects at the site of the 2002 terrorist bombing at a hotel on Kuta Beach that claimed more than 200 lives. Our time, however, was very [Read more …]