Starting the New Year in Santa Barbara We spent New Years in the wine country of Santa Barbara and one last night at the Ritz Carlton Bacara on the beach. We have visited this area many times so it was a great way to start off 2018. Mardi Gras in New Orleans with Friends In… Continue reading Favorite Travel Moments from 2018
Steve and I are still pushing forward with our plan to keep doing some big “bucket list” trips while we can. About 1.5 years ago we decided we should increase our travel budget significantly, at least for a few years, and do some big trips that we kept putting on the back burner due to… Continue reading Trip Plans for 2019….
We did one other day trip in Fiji and it was a private island picnic lunch on Monu Island, which is directly across from Monuriki. We signed up for this a few days in advance and filled out a card with what we wanted for lunch and what time we wanted to go and be… Continue reading Private Island Day Trip to Monu Island, Fiji
The year is quickly drawing to a close so I’m starting to think about our trips this past year and am planning for next year as well. This past year, the highlights were definitely our time in France and Fiji but we had several wonderful weekend getaways as well. Of course, food is always a… Continue reading Best Meals of 2018
This will be more of a photo diary rather than an involved post. I love snorkeling and do it almost every time I visit a tropical island/beach location. So, I’ve been snorkeling in several places in the Caribbean, Mexico and French Polynesia. Fiji blew them all away in terms of healthy reefs and abundance of… Continue reading Snorkeling in Fiji
Our hotel was located about a 10 minute boat ride from Monuriki Island, which is where the movie Castaway, starring Tom Hanks, was filmed. We took a day trip over there for a few hours one day to explore the island and do some snorkeling. As no one else from the hotel signed up for… Continue reading WIIIIIIILSON!!! Visiting Monuriki Island (Castaway Island in the Movie)
We returned this past Saturday from a 7 night stay in Fiji. We spent all of our time on one island at the Matamanoa Island Resort but did some excursions to visit other islands in the area. I’ll focus on our stay at Matamanoa for this post and plan to highlight our snorkeling adventures and… Continue reading Bula from Fiji! Our Week at Matamanoa Island Resort