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A Cruise Ship Job? Here are Five Reasons NOT to Work on a Cruise Ship

In my last post, I gave you my Top Five Reasons for Working on a Cruise Ship. I’ve had six very interesting years exploring the world on someone else’s dime and definitely seeing places I might not have chosen on my own. But it’s not for everyone. So as promised, here are my five top […]

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A Cruise Ship Job? Here are My Five Top Reasons To Get A Cruise Ship Job

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My Top Five Reasons to Get a Job on a Cruise Ship Many people ask me about working on cruise ships. I have spent six years working on board as part of a ship’s crew and many more years leading groups on board. All of my work has been on small ships meaning 300 passengers […]

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Scuba with us in Bonaire this November, 2011!!

Bonaire SCUBA Sampler Do you want to: Do some great diving with a fun group of people? Hone your dive skills under the supervision of top instructors? Finish up a diving certification? Get a great deal on a vacation? Have a once in a lifetime adventure? If you answered “Yes” to any of those questions, […]

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Great Summer Dive Getaway- St. Vincent and Young Island

Summer Getaway- Young Island, St. Vincent Young Island, the dive and party place of the jet set will be OURS this August 6th-13th as we launch a James Bond style takeover of the floating sensation, the Coconut Bar. Before the fall rolls around, soccer practice starts and your evening computer programing class sucks you in…..get […]

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Whale Sharks of Isla Mujeres, Mexico

Swimming with Senor Big! The largest fish in the ocean, the whale shark, is also one of the most docile.  I can’t imagine any other multiple ton animal that I would swim two feet in front of.  What I mean is that I ‘ve been so close that I could reach out and stick my […]

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Why Manta Rays Rock or….What’s Your Favorite Marine Critter?

What is your favorite marine critter and why? For Mantagirl, it’s….well…manta rays of course!!! Why? I’ll explain, but first there seems to be a lot of confusion over different species of rays. Let me try to clear that up. The three rays you are most likely to see snorkeling or diving in tropical oceans are […]

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Top Five Tips for Your First Scuba Diving Adventure

Always wanted to try scuba diving or had a poor first experience?  Read on! Yesterday on Facebook, a friend named Jennifer commented on one of my photos.  She mentioned that she had tried scuba diving but had a bad experience.  This made me very sad.  But it was also not the first time I had […]

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Budget, Luxury, or Value Traveler….How do you allocate funds for Travel?

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What Matters Most to You? We all travel differently.  Mainly because we value different things.  Where do you put your emphasis?  How do you spend the dollars that you’ve allotted for your vacation?  It’s something to think about and plan for.  Perhaps if you put less dollars into getting there you could stay longer.  Or […]

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Cocos Island- Trip Report

The best way to start out a dive trip is definitely in luxury with a spa day! The guests arrived to Xandari Resort and their 500+square foot villas with spectacular views of the central valley overlooking San Jose, Costa Rica. Spa bookings were made and the relaxation began! Pampered at Xandari Resort in San Jose […]

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Fish and Fishes in Raja Ampat

Fish and Fishes in Raja Ampat In a place as “fishy” as Raja Ampat, you expect to see anything and you do.  And as Dr. Seuss had a hand in the landscape, Disney went to work on the fish. If I were in charge to create a perfect seascape exhibit for Disney, I would come […]

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