Sometimes words are inadequate. So here’s a short video that covers pretty much everything we did in the Azores, Portugal. Hope you enjoy!
Everything from hot volcanic craters and the cold waters of the North Atlantic to old ghost villages and new outlooks on life.
The U.S. Virgin Islands are a Caribbean paradise that boasts tropical rainforests, brilliant beaches, and excellent scuba diving. And, if you’re a U.S. citizen, you don’t even need a passport to visit! Along with the three main islands of St. Thomas, St. John, and St. Croix, there are a many smaller islets to explore, allowing you to satisfy your wanderlust without ever leaving this U.S. territory. Here are 11 Things to Do during your visit.
There is a vast hole in the ocean, and we came to dive it.
This year has easily been our most prolific travel year since Angela and I married adventure and each other nearly a decade ago. In 2017 we saw four continents, nine U.S. states, twelve countries and territories, and I got to dip my toes in seven major bodies of water, including the Nile.
We also started writing about all of it.
Here’s a chronological review of our travels in 2017, along with our favorite photos. Thanks for sharing adventure with us!
We came to Turks and Caicos to dive. Also to eat and drink and forget about our workaday troubles, but mostly to dive.
Up until 2005, scuba diving was essentially illegal in Greece.
In a country that boasts over 9300 miles of coastline, only about 62 miles of it was legal to dive, and that small portion was heavily guarded and restricted by the government. It made sense, really. With thousands of unexplored shipwrecks and literally entire cities submerged during ancient earthquakes, the Greek authorities were trying to protect antiquities from poachers and treasure seekers.
That all changed in 2005, however…
I blame Gwyneth Paltrow.
Prior to this adventure, I don’t know that I could’ve found Bonaire on a map. I knew it was in the Caribbean, but how many island nations are there in that part of the world?
Honduras is a wonderful, tropical vacation destination … if you know what you’re getting into before you visit. Many tourists who visit Honduras stay on Roatán, an island in the Caribbean about 40 miles off the coast of the mainland. It’s known for its beaches and for diving along the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System, the second-largest barrier reef in the world.