Coongoola cruise – Moso island visit My Coongoola day cruise started with a relaxing sail towards Moso island. Dolphins were showing the way playing around the yacht. On Moso island you visit Tranquility Island Resort and its Turtle Conservation Center. I was looking forward to this as it has been some years ago when I saw turtles in Oman. You’ll directly understand why plastic straws are banned in Vanuatu as these hurt the turtles. The staff will explain how they help conserve turtles by growing them until strong enough to go into the open waters. They have a much higher chance of survival if released bigger which helps grow the turtle population. … [Read more...] about VANUATU – Must do day trip: Coongoola cruise from Port Vila
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Vancouver is a perfect launchpad for cruises up to Alaska. You’ll follow a fissured coastline, sailing the Inside Passage to weave along narrow straits and past wind-carved islands to join the fishing boats that stop at remote communities. This was the route that brought prospectors north during the Klondike Gold Rush, something remembered by a series of historic frontier outposts. It’s also possible to spot everything from whales and dolphins to bald eagles and puffins, backdropped by towering granite cliffs, white-dusted mountains and cascading waterfalls. Then, once you arrive into Alaska, you’ll be treated to a world of outdoor adventure. Stop off at Gold Rush towns and native villages as you make your way to giant glaciers, ancient rainforests and mountain passes plied by historic railroads. Don’t miss out on the region’s favourite sport – dogsledding. … [Read more...] about Destination profile: Vancouver
The first fact you need to know is that, in recent years, airlines have adopted a policy of making widespread, preemptive cancellations in advance of an actual storm. They rely on weather reports in order to manage their planes and flight personnel more efficiently, to make sure planes and crews are in a position to re-start operations most readily, and to avoid the huge fines they have to pay if they strand you on the tarmac for more than three hours. While this approach occasionally means cancelling flights that could really have operated, for the most part, preemptive cancellations seem to work better. … [Read more...] about What Are My Rights in a Winter Storm Flight Cancellation?
Officials declined to say if they have any indication whether the missing worker is alive after Saturday’s collapse. New Orleans Fire Chief Tim McConnell said they are treating their work as a rescue mission until they have evidence the missing person is dead along with two other people killed when a large part of the Hard Rock Hotel project crashed down near the city’s historic French Quarter. … [Read more...] about Travel News: October 15, 2019
With its rich history, beautiful palaces and pulsating souks, head to Morocco’s Red City this spring for a cultural experience like no other. The Bahia Palace is the result of a heart-warming real life rags to riches story and is perhaps Marrakech’s most famous attraction. Set within eight hectares of lush gardens lined with fruit trees, this exquisite palace was built for Si Moussa, a lowly slave who worked his way up the ranks to become the Sultan’s Grand Vizier, and would later house the Résident Général when Morocco was a French protectorate, thus playing a vital role in the nation’s modern history. Equally spectacular are the Saadian Tombs, located in the city’s Kasbah district. Considered one of the best-preserved remains of Marrakech’s golden age, this royal necropolis, full of marble sepulchres and beautifully written inscriptions, was sealed off for over two centuries as a mark of respect for the Saadi dynasty, but was … [Read more...] about Best Luxury Holiday Destinations in March 2020 –