You’ve booked (or you’re thinking of booking) a Caribbean Cruise on board Norwegian’s Viva for Christmas 2023. You know you’ll be visiting 7 beautiful islands in the Eastern Caribbean—Puerto Rico (where your cruise starts and ends), Tortola in the British Virgin Islands, Antigua, Saint Lucia, Barbados, St. Maarten, and St. Thomas in the US Virgin Islands. Now you’re wondering which shore excursions to pick for when the cruise ship arrives at each port of call. Below I share two shore excursions for each island you’ll visit to ensure you satisfy your thirst for adventure and get a taste of each island.
On a recent one-day Iceland stopover, I rented a car and toured the Reykjanes Peninsula. One of two solo trips to Iceland in less than a month, I had created an itinerary of all the sights I wanted to see. The recently active Fagradalsfjall volcano, in the Geldingadalur Valley, was one of the main sights I wanted to see. What I didn’t expect was for it to become the highlight of my Reykjanes Peninsula tour and my favourite experience on my one-day Iceland stopover.
Costa Rica is one of the most bio-diverse countries in the world. For a small country, it packs a lot into its compact size. As mentioned in an earlier post, its the ideal destination for nature lovers, adventure seekers and anyone wanting to improve their health and well-being. It is also a perfect destination for spending time at the beach and for water-based activities. But with its lush volcanic landscapes, “pure vida” lifestyle and abundance of wildlife, there are so many activities for you to experience in Costa Rica. I share just 12 below.
If you’re planning a trip to Costa Rica, whether you’re travelling solo, vacationing with your partner or touring the country with a group, here are a few general travel tips, that will be useful before and during your trip. I also share some safety tips for solo females as well as all travellers to Costa Rica.
Costa Rica is a peaceful nation in Central America where the “Pure Vida” lifestyle carries over in everything Costa Ricans (Ticos) do. An ideal destination for adventure seekers, nature lovers and anyone wanting to relax or rejuvenate in nature, but do you know the following 6 things about Costa Rica?
New Zealander’s pride themselves on extending heartfelt and memorable hospitality to all visitors who set foot on their shores. The famed hospitality – Manaakitanga – that you’ve read about in travel guides, or heard about through the animated stories from your family and friends is not forced or insincere. No. It is warm, it is genuine, it will leave a lasting impression on your soul – it is uniquely kiwi.