Wind Tunnel in Skyventure Montreal, Canada

SkyVenture Montreal: We Can Fly!

During our visit in Montreal, we had a great fun tasting the city’s culinary delight and attending the world’s largest jazz festival. But our gravity-defying adventure in SkyVenture Montreal took the fun into a higher level. What’s the adventure all about?  SkyVenture Montreal offers a wind tunnel that is the only one of its kind in Canada.  It is... Read more
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A Taste of Montreal

We took a lovely  road frip from New York City to Montreal over the the 4th of July weekend. We enjoyed the preformances at the Montreal International Jazz Festival, some flying adventure (more on this on the next post), walking around the pleasant, manageable city, but most of all, we enjoyed eating! We found that French... Read more
Island of Huahine, French Polynesia, South Pacifc

Huahine: French Polynesia’s Off-the-Beaten-Path Island

It’s only about a half-hour flight away from both its popular sister islands, Tahiti and Bora Bora, but why is this paradise off the travelers’ radar? We had not heard of the island of Huahine until we started planning and researching our trip to French Polynesia.  We read up on the different islands in the archipelago and Huahine certainly... Read more
US World War II canon, Bora Bora South Pacific

Bora Bora: Behind the Scenes

Bora Bora evokes paradise and romance and the images that normally come to mind when people hear about it are the luxurious overwater bungalows, the mesmerizing cerulean lagoon, and the spectacular motus (islets) that surround the main island. They are exactly what greeted us when we arrived in the private motu where our resort was... Read more
Overwater Bungalow, Hilton Bora Bora Nui Resort & Spa, Bora Bora, French Polynesia, South Pacific

Beautiful, Romantic Bora Bora

We badly wanted to escape the polar vortex that hit New York last winter and  thaw out somewhere nice and warm. I was thinking of an easy hop to one of the Caribbean islands, but Keith had a grander idea in mind. Since we were going around Valentine’s Day, he wanted a destination that was not only toasty but... Read more
Hippopotamus, St. Lucia Estuary, South Africa

South Africa: Boat Safari in St. Lucia Estuary

  After our jeep safari in  Kruger National Park and Hluhluwe-Imfolozi, we embarked on another safari adventure but of a different kind –  a boat safari. We headed to St. Lucia,  a small town in the east coast where the population of hippos and crocs outnumber the people. It is home to one the largest estuary... Read more
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Langa Township: The Different Side of Cape Town

In visiting Cape Town, as well as Cape Peninsula and Cape Winelands,  we were not only in awe of their natural beauty but also of their remarkable affluence. Aware of the country’s history, we knew that somewhere out there lies a different picture, a deep contradiction to what we have seen so far.  We know that... Read more
Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town, South Africa

Cool City Break in Cape Town

Voted as one of the  “Top Destinations of the World,” “Most Loved Cities of the World,” “Cities to Visit Before you Die,” etc.. – we found that Cape Town certainly lived up to the voting hype.  Aside from its breathtaking and romantic setting beneath the Tabletop Mountain at the foot of the African continent,  Cape... Read more
African Penguins, Boulder Beach, Cape Peninsula, South Africa

Cape Peninsula: A Stunning Road Trip

  Still intoxicated from the physical beauty and ‘grape juice products’ of the Cape Winelands, we set out for another gorgeous road trip from Cape Town.  This time we headed south of the city to explore Cape Peninsula, an area of great diversity where the coastal route took us from a scenic fishing village to the... Read more