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Explorer of the Seas at Port Vila
Cruising

Explorer of the Seas Thoughts and Review

To be honest, I’ll say this right up front: Our first, and so far only, cruise on Explorer of the Seas is perhaps the poorest cruise experience we have ever had, but it’s important to remember, that doesn’t make it a bad cruise, not by a long shot! In spite of the things we didn’t

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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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P&O Pacific Dawn Cruise Ship
Cruising

P&O Cruises Coupon – $100 Free Onboard Credit

We all want as much onboard credit as we can get when we go cruising, don’t we? More onboard credit means less to pay for on the ship, or it could be a discount on shore excursions. So, I’ve got a deal for you: $100 free onboard credit using my P&O Cruises coupon. is one

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Furano Flowers at Farm Tomita
Road Tripping

Autumn 6-Day Hokkaido Central and Eastern Road Trip Itinerary

In August last year, we spent six days road tripping around the Northernmost Japanese island of Hokkaido inAutumn. Our trip started and ended at the New Chitose Airport, and was focused around the Central and Eastern regions of the island plus the capital, Sapporo. If you are thinking about spending some time exploring Hokkaido, don’t

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Road Tripping

Caves Beach – Lake Macquarie NSW

Caves Beach is a beautiful sandy beach near Swansea in the coastal city of Lake Macquarie, our backyard. We’ve never actually been before because when we visited in summer, the carparks and street parking were always full. We decided to go recently though, even though it is cold and rainy Autumn. We’re so glad we

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Matt with Philips Shaver
Gear

Philips 9000 Series S9551/31 Shaver Review

I haven’t done a product review in a while, but about six months ago, I had to replace my electric shaver. So I decided it’s time to share my findings. After much research, I decided to go with the Philips 9000 Series S9551/31. I am a fan of Philips electric shavers and have had two of

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Okurayama Ski Jump
Road Tripping

Mount Okura Ski Jump Stadium

Our next stop in Sapporo, after visiting Ishiya Chocolate Factory at Shiroi Koibito Park was the Mount Okura Ski Jump Stadium, officially, Okurayama Ski Jump Stadium and also known as Okurayama-Schanze. This massive (at least to us) ski jump is perhaps most well known from the 1972 Sapporo Winter Olympics.

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Conrad Tokyo Corner Room View
Accommodation

How to get the cheapest accommodation (without skimping on quality)

Today I want to share with you my tips for getting the best price on accommodation no matter where you are travelling to, and remember, the cheapest accommodation doesn’t have to be the worst. We’ve picked up deals on 5-star hotels well below half-price by doing our research. Combine that with rewards and even options

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