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Cabilao, Philippines

Two Tickets to Paradise

Cabilao, Philippines

This is what January feels like in the Philippines, I thought, as our  boat motored across a perfect expanse of blue toward the little island of Cabilao.  The January place we had just left with its grey and ice and bundled clothing literally melted away.

Blue sky, blue water, warm skin, a thousand dancing diamonds stretched out before me. Continue reading

Diving in Khao Lak

A longtail dive boat, on the way to the dive site.

A longtail dive boat, on the way to the dive site.

We had planned our trip to Thailand to end with a few days of fun in the sun and and some well needed time under the ocean. The scuba diving hot spots in Thailand are too numerous to count, spanning both the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand, and are home to some of the world’s most famous dive destinations. Continue reading

Idyllic beach scene...Malapascua Island, Philippines

The Magic of Malapascua (part 1)

Idyllic beach scene...Malapascua Island, Philippines

Sometimes when you arrive at a place, you find that it is full of magic.  It is not necessarily filled with ancient structures to be revered, or dazzling skylines as a testament to the clever engineering capabilities of its humans.  The place may not be studded with snow topped mountains, awe inspiring waterfalls, or pristine beaches.  Yet, when you arrive, you can feel Continue reading