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Great Barrier Reef

Three Ways to Experience the Great Barrier Reef

It’s on nearly everyone’s Bucket List, and since I’m a certified scuba diver, it was definitely on mine.  So when it came time to celebrate one of those milestone midlife baby boomer birthdays, I could think of no better place than the Great Barrier Reef.  In addition to exploring one of the world’s top scuba […]

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Responsible Whale and Dolphin Watching in the Azores

The Azores is one of the best places in the world for whale watching, with a strong cultural connection to whales. While there are some 25 species of whales in the archipelago, the mammoth sperm whale – forever immortalized as “Moby Dick” – is the most common. We chose to go out to find whales […]

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The One Thing You Must Do In St. Maarten

Sailing is fun, but racing?  Even better!  And what better place to experience the thrill of speeding through the warm turquoise Caribbean ocean off the island of St. Maarten with the strong trade winds at your back. Read about my St. Maarten adventure as part of the crew of in an America’s Cup regatta in […]

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Taking the Plunge: Cave Tubing in Belize

Grab your tube and water shoes and get ready for a true wet ’n’ wild adventure — a journey that starts with a mostly uphill jungle trek hauling your own professional-grade inflatable tube and includes fording a portion of the beautiful, green Caves Branch River. Continue reading about this cave tubing adventure in Belize in […]

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Bahamas

Bahamian Rhapsody

I didn’t want to do it. Every fiber of my being was screaming, “NO!” The seemingly vertical drop looked bottomless. But I had no choice… after all, I had  a reputation to maintain. I’d already nailed adrenaline stunts like skydiving,  hang gliding, and tons of bad-ass roller coasters with ease. So why was a  “little” […]

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Costa Rica’s Hidden Beach

Just six miles south of the popular tourist beach town of Tamarindo in Costa Rica, is a pristine beach loved by locals…and the tourists who can find it. Playa Avellanas is an oasis at the end of a long warren of dusty, bumpy dirt roads. There are no souvenir shops here, no high-rise hotels, not […]

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