Sailing Catalina Island

Boating Santa Catalina Island, California

Sailing Catalina Island

I’m finally planning my trip to Catalina Island! After all of the glowing reports I’ve heard from the people that have been there, I’m raising anchor and setting off to see for myself.

What’s so GREAT about Catalina Island?

Good question! Well, I haven’t been there yet but, according to other visitors, pretty much everything is great about Catalina. There’s an old casino there that was opened in the 1920’s and just looks gorgeous.

Hiking

There’s a bunch of hiking trails all over the island and because nearly the entire place is managed by the Catalina Island Conservancy, it’s completely pristine. There are even herds of buffalo roaming the place that were transported there when some early western movies were shot there.

Diving and Snorkeling

Dozens of amazing dive spots pepper the coast where you can observe a myriad of different marine creatures including spotted harbor seals and the beautifully golden Garibaldi.

Camping

Campers flock to Catalina not just for it’s natural beauty but also because it has some extremely secluded campgrounds that offer extreme privacy. Many of these campsites can only be reached by boat or kayak, now how’s that for secluded!

Kayaking

Kayaking and kayak-camping is an extremely popular activity on Catalina. There are some great sea caves that you can even paddle right into when the conditions are right.

More to come!

Read about me preparations in detail HERE.

Say Gudday Greece

This is Spartaaaa! And Athens and many other wonderfully beautiful places in Greece. Use our online, interactive map to help you plan your trip here. See exactly where the best things to see and do are. CLICK HERE to visit the map in Google maps.

Saint Thomas & Saint Croix tout guide, Jackie Sonia

virgin islands tour guideGudday! I was fortunate enough to grow up in paradise on earth, the U.S. Virgin Islands. Growing up on the island of St. Croix was magical. Since I was born in St. Croix, that is my true hometown. However, I can claim St. Thomas as my hometown, too since my younger years were spent in St. Thomas. Sometime during my middle school years, my family moved to St. Croix where I attended catholic school. However, we would go back and forth from one island to the other as we had families on both islands and my dad worked in St. Thomas. My grandma’s house was a hop, skip and a jump away from a lagoon in St. Croix. many a days we would trek there to catch crabs and swim. One of my fondest memories is of the family picnics we used to have at Cramer’s Park. The whole family would gather together, bring side dishes and my uncles would cook a pig right there on the beach. We [kids] would be in the water just splashing around and having fun. It sounds strange to say, but living on a beautiful island surrounded by all that crystalline blue water, many of us couldn’t swim a stroke.

snorkeling in the U.S. Virgin Islands

I would love to tell you anything you want to know about my beautiful home including how to get here, where to stay, what to eat and what you must do while you are here. I’ll also tell you the cheapest ways to get the most bang for your buck! Just ask me and I’ll tell you anything you want to know!

Read my overview of St. Croix and St. Thomas article HERE. For specific information or more details on any aspect of island life or travel, just ask me, I’ll be glad to tell you. Now get down to the U.S. Virgin Islands and come Say Gudday!

La Manga Club, Spain

La Manga Club resort, Spain

Local resident, Richard, is so passionate about the La Manga Club in Spain that he has written numerous guides for it and even built a website about it!

Richard brags that La Manga gets a staggering 300 days of sunshine a year and is a “sporting Mecca” including kayaking, swimming, fishing, paintballing, kite surfing, cycling, snorkeling, tennis, golf, horse back riding and much more! Read his local guide HERE.

Moyenne Island, Seychelles

 

Now this man knows how to live! Read it HERE.

St. Kitts – A Guide for Tourists

St. Kitts

For over 20 years our Roving Reporter, Sockii, a.k.a Nicole Pelligrini, has been traveling to St. Kitts at least once a year, sometimes more, so, if there ever was an expert on the place, she’s it. If you’re thinking of going or are planning on going and need some tips from someone who really knows the best places to stay, Sokii is your guide! Read Her Articles below:

Visiting St. Kitts – A Guide for Tourists

7 Tips for a Safe and Secure St. Kitts Vacation

Visiting St. Kitts: What Is The Best Time of the Year?

Should You Rent a Car or Use Taxis on St. Kitts?

Top 10 Activities to Enjoy on St. Kitts

Longtime Favorite Restaurants of St. Kitts

Revew of the St. Kitts Marriott Resort

Top 10 Things to Do when Visiting Nevis

New Zealand

Say Gudday New Zealand

You’ve glimpsed some of it’s spectacular, natural beauty in the Lord of the Rings movies as well as TV series like Hercules and Xena but if you’re really considering a trip to this beautiful place then you should really read local resident, Pukeko’s article HERE.

Australia – Moonta Bay, Yorke Pennisula in South Australia

Moonta Bay

Moonta Bay, only a four hour, scenic drive from Adelaide (the capital city of South Australia), is a quick weekend get away for the romantics at heart or a fun filled Family holiday. The place for me represents a well deserved relaxing get away.

Each year my family and I go to Moonta Bay for a holiday in the sun, usually in January. We have a great time staying in a self contained apartment right on the beach. I cherish these holidays the pace is slower, and there is lots to do both in Moonta and the surrounding areas.

Accommodation

The accommodation in Moonta is varied from luxury apartments on the beach to an affordable caravan park situated right on the beach near the jetty http://moontabaycp.rvpoint.com.au/

Very Affordable & comfortable accomidation

We always stay at the sea star apartments http://www.seastarbeach.info/. Prices vary depending on the season but it was about $220 a night. This price appears to be typical for beachfront property but cheaper accommodations are available the further away from the beach you get.

Moonta Bay - Sea Star Apartments

Clean, quiet and family friendly. Steps to the beach give access to a safe sheltered swimming beach.

Moonta Bay - Sea Star Apartments room

Mediterranean in style with simple décor and a spacious light atmosphere that takes advantage of the setting. Four spacious bedrooms including a childrens retreat and a fully equipped kitchen

Moonta Bay - Sea Star Apartments View

Unrestricted balcony and living area sea views, air-conditioning, satellite television, dvd player, and much more. We LOVE staying here!

Things to do and see

Clearly the beach is a big attraction with long sandy beaches you can build sandcastles, fly kites, go for long walks, have fun swimming, kayaking, boogie boarding the list is endless. The water is great for children. There are rocky reefs that are exposed at certain times in the tides they are great for discovering the wildlife, we love looking for crabs.

Moonta Bay Fishing

If you like fishing, you can catch garfish, snapper, crab and squid off the Jetty in Moonta. With Port Hughes also not that far away there is plenty of fishing areas to choose from.

Moonta town itself is very quaint with antique shops, second hand stores and bookstores they are great to casually browse through. Kadina and Wallaroo are also close by for shopping and exploring. These can be great days out.

Blog submitted by Ozzy Girl.

Moonta Bay is located on the Copper Coast region of Northern Yorke Peninsula South Australia, adjacent to the historic town of Moonta and Port Hughes.

It is a popular tourist destination, with attractions including the beach and jetty.

Accommodation is available for tourists at the beach side caravan park and motel. There are a range of restaurants, cafes and a functions venue.

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