Avid boomer cruisers that we are, Alan and I are terribly saddened by the disaster on the Costa Concordia. We send our sympathies to the families of the deceased and also to the injured passengers and crew. It’s especially upsetting to learn that the this cruise disaster was caused by human error, according to news […]
Do you think these boys in outrigger canoes are looking for a race in Bora Bora’s waters? What you can’t see from this photo is Regent’s Seven Seas Mariner anchored next to them. Visiting the South Pacific on a cruise is one of our favorite boomer travel experiences. We’ve sailed through this area twice, once […]
On an early morning sail from Raiatea to Tahiti, the sun illuminated this church on Tahaa.
Updated 03.01.2015 Have you been to Nuku Hiva? Nuka whatta? Part of the Marquesas Islands group in the South Pacific, this is not your typical island in French Polynesia. Instead of resorts with over-the-water-bungalows and broad beaches, baby boomers will find a rugged landscape with horses roaming free and a definite off-the-beaten-path feel. Most baby […]
The sun is shining and the birds seem to be twittering, “It’s time for a Spring Break.” College students head to sun-baked beaches while families take time out for a spring adventure at Disney or perhaps one last skiing trip. Baby boomers don’t want to be left out. So where do we travel on spring break? […]
Updated 03.01.2015 Cruise visitors to French Polynesia usually find their adventure in the aquamarine lagoons of Bora Bora or Moorea. But itineraries that include Raiatea offer baby boomer travelers the chance to explore a lesser known tropical paradise. When Alan and I visited, while on a Regent cruise from Los Angeles to Sydney, we opted […]
While I’m in South Africa, here’s a look back at my favorite experiences in the Pacific that I’ve written about at My Itchy Travel Feet. My entry on paddling, hiking and zipping through Kauai received the most posts in the Pacific collection of posts. Do you remember the catamaran excursion we took? Learning to paint […]
Do you have a favorite travel activity that you repeat whenever there’s an opportunity? Alan and I like to go swimming with the stingrays. In fact, we enjoy it so much that we’ve been swimming with them once in Bora Bora and twice in Moorea. All three of our experiences were based upon a cruise […]