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All the desserts at Dragon Lady on Pacific Explorer
Cruising

Dining at Dragon Lady on P&O Cruises

The Dragon Lady is one of the complimentary speciality dining options onboard P&O Australia’s Pacific Explorer and Pacific Aria cruise ships. It is an inspired ala carte dining option with dishes from all over Asia including Japan, China, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia and India. Most recently, we’ve eaten here onboard P&O Pacific Explorer, and it is

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Hyperlapse Video Into Carcross, Yukon Territory

While our Royal Caribbean Alaskan cruise was stopped in Skagway we had the opportunity to hire a car at the local Avis and do some driving. The drive from Skagway across the Alaska/Canada border into the Yukon was absolutely stunning. I decided to start recording this Hyperlapse partway through the segment. I’m not 100% sure

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Entering Banff National Park – Canada

As we are planning our road trip in Canada we are looking at what things we need to know and do before we go. One of the things that has come up in our research is the need for a National Park Pass while we are in Banff National Park. These can be ordered online

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Welcome to South Sea Island
Cruising

Lautoka Fijian South Sea Island Experience

We had trouble finding much useful information online or from people we know about things to see and do in Lautoka, Fiji, the third stop and first Fijian port on our South Pacific cruise on the Royal Caribbean Voyager of the Seas. As a result, we didn’t book any shore excursions in advance. After reading

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Mt Warning Sunset
Meaningful Living

12 Things I’m Thankful For This Christmas

It’s Christmas Eve, and that means tomorrow is Christmas! Looking back over the year, there are so many things that have made this year a challenge. Things that are painful, things that are stressful and things that are just frustrating. The year started out with news, both good and bad. My sister was in Australia

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Welcome to Sapporo TV Tower
Travel

Visiting Sapporo TV Tower at night in August

Hey everybody, it’s Matt here again, and today, I want to take you through Sapporo TV Tower at night in August. I hope you find it helpful for your own trip planning. Be sure to share it if you do, and check back for more articles and videos from our travels in Japan and elsewhere

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Cruising

Noumea 1-Day Road Trip From A Cruise Ship

Noumea is a beautiful and unique city in its own right. Situated at the southern end of the largest island in New Caledonia, Grand Terre, is both the capital and the countries major port. As a result, Noumea is also home to much of the countries heavy industry. A significant portion of New Caledonia’s GDP

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Mt Warning Sunset
Meaningful Living

12 Things I’m Thankful For This Christmas

It’s Christmas Eve, and that means tomorrow is Christmas! Looking back over the year, there are so many things that have made this year a challenge. Things that are painful, things that are stressful and things that are just frustrating. The year started out with news, both good and bad. My sister was in Australia

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Shakespeare Point Lookout View
Cruising

New Zealand North Island 32-Day Road Trip Itinerary + 10-Day Cruise

In September and October 2018, we did a 32-day road trip around the North Island of New Zealand followed by a 10-day cruise that brought us back to Australia via the South Island of New Zealand. I know, 32 days seems like an awful lot to spend on just the New Zealand North Island, right? Especially considering we visit some of those same places again on the subsequent 10-day cruise home. However, there are actually so many places to see and things to do here that are often overlooked. We could easily have spent longer here, and there are places I want to go back to and spend some more time in!

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Golden Princess Cruising in Milford Sound
Cruising

Cruising Fiordland National Park, New Zealand

After our New Zealand North Island road trip, we cruised back to Sydney through Fiordland. We were fortunate to have excellent weather and got to see Dusky Sound, Doubtful Sound and Milford Sound. We’ve been to Milford Sound and Doubtful Sound on previous trips aboard small tourist vessels operated by Real Journeys (including this amazing

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Radiance of the Seas in Juneau, Alaska
Accommodation

18 Day Sydney to Canada and South East Alaska Travel Itinerary

This is our planned 18 day itinerary for our trip to North America visiting Canada and Alaska in May-June. Note that this includes travel time from and to Sydney. With different travel arrangements or starting in Canada this itinerary is essentially a 14 day itinerary. As I am able I will link each day up

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