Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Hawaii Love Boat.mpg

I wanted to share some video productions that we made from our past trips.  They've been cut into episodes.  Over the coming days I will be posting them for your enjoyment.  This cruise was taken with our friends back in 2009.  Enjoy!  It's set to the tune of the old Love Boat television show theme.

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Planning for Iceland

I own 3 bathing suits.  When we went to Hawaii, I packed all 3.  When we went to Costa Rica, I packed only 2.  Would you believe that I plan to bring all 3 to Iceland when we go in a few weeks?  Well, they will not be worn on the beach but rather while visiting all the Hot Springs.  This is one of the main attractions in Iceland and I intend to explore and find as many as I can.  Some are tourist attractions.  Others are simply pools with the natural hot spring water piped in.  Some are natural settings and are too hot to bathe in.  I am looking forward to exploring.

On another note, a friend of mine will be travelling to Newfoundland on business next week.  Her husband will be joining her and she will extend her stay with some well-earned vacation time.  She is too busy to look into what she should do while there so I will help her by drawing up an itinerary.  If anyone has any suggestions it would be greatly appreciated.  I did find this great information on Nancy and Shawn Power Travel Blog.

Monday, 14 May 2012

Costa Rica: what to do

I did a little research into my mother's Holland America cruise through the Panama Canal and the Costa Rica port of call is on the Pacific side (so after the ship has gone through the canal from the Caribbean side).  That's where we went, the Pacific side.  We went to Quepos near Manuel Antonio National Park.  The ship stops at Puntarenas area which is further up.  I definitely suggest a nature walk in the canopy with hanging bridges.  Holland America has an excursion called Sky Way.  I'm hiking in the picture above but not on the Pacific Coast, rather more inland, but it's the same concept.  You will be amazed at how much wildlife your guide points out to you.

Sunday, 13 May 2012

Happy Mother's Day to all.  Found out my mother will be cruising through Panama Canal later this year.  She asked me to help her plan her excursions, one of which will be in Costa Rica, which we just visited 2 weeks ago.  I will definitely suggest a rain forest canopy guided tour/walk since the nature and wildlife is the main attraction in Costa Rica.  Have a great day everyone.

Thursday, 10 May 2012


Welcome to my new blog about our travels around the world.  Right now I am busy planning our next trip to Iceland at the end of June.  I am also putting together videos and photos from our recent trips to California and Costa Rica which I will share with you soon!  So we would love for you to follow us through our adventures...past, present and future!
Nick and Annie wine tasting in Napa Valley, California.