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Hawaii-Polynesia Cruise

Hawaii-Polynesia Cruise - Feb 14 - Mar 16, 2014

bulletVictoria, BC, Canada to San Diego, California, USA, and departure from San Diego
bulletSan Diego to Hawaii - 5 days at sea
bulletOahu, Hawaii - Honolulu and the North Shore
bulletLahaina, Maui, Hawaii - snorkelling and whale watching
bulletMauna Kea, Big Island of Hawaii
bulletKona, Big Island of Hawai'i
bulletHawaii to Fanning Island - 2 days at sea
bulletFanning Island, Kiribati
bulletFanning Island to French Polynesia - over 2 days at sea
bulletBora Bora, French Polynesia
bulletRaiatea & Taha'a, French Polynesia
bulletTahiti, French Polynesia
bulletMoorea, French Polynesia
bulletRangiroa, French Polynesia
bulletNuku Hiva, French Polynesia
bulletSan Diego, California, USA - Victoria, BC, Canada
 
Solar Eclipse Cruise 2012 Solar Eclipse Cruise 2012 - Nov 10-20, 2012
bulletAt sea - Fiji to New Caledonia
bulletNew Caledonia - La Grande Terre (Noumea & Amédée Island), Ile des Pins, Ile de Mare, and Ile de Lifou
bulletTotal Solar Eclipse 2012 - 200km south of New Caledonia in the Coral Sea on November 14th
bulletPort Vila, Vanuatu
Fiji Fiji - Nov 6-10 & 20-28, 2012
bulletCanada to Fiji flights
bulletLautoka - pre-cruise
bulletLautoka to Nacula Island - post-cruise
bulletBlue Lagoon Resort, Nacula Island, Yasawa Group
bulletFlights from Fiji to Canada

Incan Empires Cruise - Ft. Lauderdale to San Diego - 30 days - Nov 21 - Dec 21, 2011
bulletVictoria, BC, Canada to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA
bulletHalf Moon Cay the Bahamas
bulletBahamas to Colombia - at sea
bulletSanta Marta, Colombia
bulletSan Blas Islands, Panama
bulletPuerto Limon, Costa Rica
bulletPanama Canal Transit
bulletPanama City
bulletPanama to Peru - at sea
bulletTrujillo, Peru
bulletLima to Cusco, Peru
bulletSacred Valley of the Incas, Peru
bulletMachu Picchu, Peru
bulletCusco to Lima to Pisco, Peru
bulletPeru to Ecuador - at sea
bulletEcuador - Guayaquil & Manata
bulletPuerto Caldera, Costa Rica
bulletNicaragua - Corinto
bulletGuatemala - Puerto Quetzal & Antigua
bulletMexico
bulletHuatulco, Mexico & at sea Guatamala to Mexico
bulletPuerto Vallarta, Mexico
bulletCabo San Lucas, Mexico
bulletSan Diego to Victoria, BC, Canada
Lamb New Zealand - April/May 2004 & Oct/Nov 2010
bulletAuckland 2004
bulletAuckland to Opua by sea 2004
bulletBay of Islands 2004
bulletNew Zealand to Fiji Passage by sea 2004
bullet Auckland-Warkworth 2004
bulletKerikeri & North 2010
bulletWarkworth 2010
bulletWhangamata, Coromandel Peninsula 2010
bulletRotorua 2010
bulletTe Kuiti & Waitomo 2010
bulletAuckland-Victoria, Canada 2010
Volendam Cruise 2010 Volendam Cruise - Vancouver to Auckland - 30 days - Sep 22 - Oct 22, 2010
bulletVancouver departure
bulletSeattle to Hawaii
bulletKaua'i, Oahu & Hawaii
bulletHawaii to Samoa
bulletAmerican Samoa
bulletFiji
bulletVanuatu & New Caledonia
bulletNew Caledonia to New Zealand
Hawaii - 1983, 1995, 2001 & 2009
bullet Oahu
bullet Maui
bullet Kaua'i
bulletBig Island of Hawaii
Southern Africa - Zambia, Botswana, South Africa, Swaziland Southern Africa - Oct 13 - Nov 11, 2008
bulletVictoria to Johannesburg
bulletZambia - Johannesburg to Livingston, Shackletons Lodge, Victoria Falls
bulletBotswana - Shackeltons Lodge to Linyanti Camp, Chobe River boat cruise, Linyanti Camp, Lechwe Island Camp, Xigera Camp, Maun to Johannesburg
bulletSouth Africa - Johannesburg - Hazyview, Hazyview, Kruger, Hluhluwe-Umfolozi, St. Lucia, Durban, Drakensberg, Swaziland, Wild Coast, Garden Coast, Cape Town, Cape Peninsula
bulletCape Town - Victoria
Scarlett Macaws, Carara National Park Costa Rica - three trips covering both the Pacific and Caribbean coasts, as well as inland locations.
bulletFebruary 2009 - Victoria to San Jose 2009, Southern Skies Fiesta 2009, Tamarindo 2009, San Jose to Victoria 2009
bulletFebruary 2008 - Victoria to San Jose 2008, Southern Sky Fiesta 2008, Poas & Sarapiqui 2008, Arenal Volcano 2008, Arenal to San Jose 2008, San Jose to Victoria 2008
bulletJanuary 1995 - Central Highlands 1995, Caribbean Coast 1995, Pacific Coast 1995, Final Leg 1995
Greece Greece - April 7-14, 2006
bulletAthens - Hadrian's Arch, Temple of Olympian Zeus, the New Olympic Stadium
bulletNational Archaeological Museum in Athens
bulletAcropolis - Tower of the Winds, Roman Forum, Library of Hadrian
bulletCircle Tour - Corinth Canal, Ancient Corinth, Acrocorinth, Mycenae & Treasure of Atreus, Castle of Palamidhi, Epidaurus
bulletCape Sounio - Temple of Poseidon
Roman Colosseum, Rome, Italy Italy - March 31 - April 7, 2006
bulletRome - Vatican Observatory, Vatican City
bulletFlorence
bulletPisa
bulletPadua
bulletVenice
bulletMilan
Solar Eclipse 2006 in Libya then onward to Italy and Greece - March 22 - 31, 2006
bulletTripoli
bulletJamahiriya Museum
bulletSabratha
bulletLeptis Magna
bulletBenghazi
bulletEclipse Camp in the Sahara Desert

Fiji - Bula from Ben

Fiji - April 1975, May 2004
bullet Viti Levu 1975 - Suva 2004
bullet Vanua Levu 1975
bulletBeqa 2004
Reef line and lagoon - Ambergris Caye Belize - April 1997
bulletBelize City, Belize Zoo
bulletCayo District, Caracol Ruins
bulletPlacencia/Cockscomb, Laughing Bird Caye
bulletAmbergris Caye, Manatee Tour
French Polynesia - Jan 1978
bullet Tahiti
bulletMoorea
bulletBora Bora
The Grand Canyon, Arizona - Jan 2000
The Hoover Dam - Jan 2000
Las Vegas, Nevada - Jan 2000
including the Consumer Electronics Show (CES)
Board sailing just off the beach at St. Lawrence, Barbados Caribbean islands - Barbados, St. Lucia, and St. Croix - Dec 1981

There are many links to scanned photos within the travelogues above. All images are 150k or less in size, except where otherwise noted. Most of the destination pages have multiple thumbnail images, which means the pages may take a minute or two to load if you are using a slow Internet connection.

I don't pretend to be an eco-tourist, so if you are looking for that angle, you won't find it here. I prefer to travel with a generous level of comfort. This means you won't find me using any of the local buses, seated amongst the chickens and vegetables - I'll be the guy in the taxi passing the local bus and taking a photo!

On the other hand, I try to not stay in Hiltons or Holiday Inns, or use American Express travel. I have found that I get much more out of the trip by using locally owned and operated hotels and travel services. Why travel 10,000 miles to stay in an American-style hotel? I may as well save my money and stay at the Four Seasons in Vancouver for a few days. Club Med also doesn't appeal to me, despite considering myself a confirmed hedonist. There is something about those loud speakers announcing to the throngs that "signups for volleyball are being taken next to the bar" every five minutes that reminds me more of an army camp than a vacation spot. Don't get me wrong - they offer good travel value - it's just not for me.

JoeTourist's Travel Tips - My thoughts and advice as a seasoned traveler. How much do you pack? What about personal security in exotic locations? Do I rent a car, hire taxis, or take a bus to see the local sights? What about health and travel insurance, immunizations, other personal stuff, and travelling solo?

Please note: Any costs quoted using "$" are United States Dollars (and are approximate only), unless otherwise noted.

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