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

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 …

Ocean of Hope Foundation

What is Ocean of Hope Foundation?

 

In January 2009 Ridlon and I created Ocean of Hope Foundation.   The foundation exists for the purpose of furthering the cause of ocean conservation. Our path is a grass roots operation which initially supplies schools in ocean shore …

The Chef is Spitting in Your Soup

The Chef is Spitting in Your Soup

 

I’ve seen both sides of dive travel all over the world, both as a guest and for 20 years on the service/professional side working as a dive instructor, running dive operations and finally owning my own dive …

Friendships and the Adventure Job/Lifestyle

Friendships and an Adventure Lifestyle

I love my sister.   She and I have always been close and, except for the time when I was 14 and she was 9 and she had a crush on my “boyfriend”, we’ve never had a fight and as …

The Financial Side of an Adventure Job – Posted Wednesday from Sardinia, Italy

You want to travel the world and have an adventurous life?   Fantastic!   Does that mean you sentence yourself to a life of poverty? No.   If you are smart financially, you can enjoy the benefits of an adventure lifestyle and live well.   Look carefully at …

The Downside of An Adventure Job

Over the past months, I’ve extolled the joys of living an adventurous life.   Of course it is necessary to pay for an adventurous life and there again I have written volumes on the virtues of adventure jobs.   In my last post, Living the Life, …

Living Your Best Life

In the past two weeks I have had more than a dozen people tell me, “Wow, you’ve got the best job in the world”.   I smile and say, “well, it’s not a bad office for sure”.

Ridlon and I have returned to work for …

Canoeing Croatia

Places are known for things.   You know what I mean?   Like Bonaire is known for diving and the Himalayas are known for climbing.   But what’s really cool is to find things to do that places are not known for.   Like the fact that Bonaire …

Top 25 Dive Travel Questions, #21, What is Nitrox Diving?

Nitrox.   What is it? Do I need it?   Where can I get it?

Nitrox (or EANx Enriched Air Nitrox) has become a part of mainstream recreational diving over the past 10-15 years. Yet there are many divers who do not yet understand what it …

Top 25 Questions on Dive Travel? #3, How do I Select a Resort?

There are a few key factors in selecting a resort for your dive vacation. First, ask yourself, “Do I want a vacation with diving or a dive vacation?”

One of my favorite resorts in the world is Vatulele in Fiji.   You have a private …