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Great Barrier Reef: Some Super Cool Critters!

Filed in Dive Adventures, Diving Great Barrier Reef, Travel by on September 14, 2016 8 Comments
Great Barrier Reef: Some Super Cool Critters!

    As The Spirit of Freedom continued our dives, we ended up seeing some pretty interesting critters, and fabulous activity as well. I had never seen an Olive Sea Snake before…but I have now! I have seen the Banded Sea Snake who is very shy, and very toxic. The Olive Greens were quite curious, […]

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Visit Florida’s Crazy Food Festivals

Visit Florida’s Crazy Food Festivals

Florida is home to about 20 million people, it has world-famous theme parks and a number of the craziest food festivals on Earth! If you are looking for creative gourmet food, you will find it in the small villages of the state. Williston, Florida is a small town in central Florida, and has 3,000 inhabitants. […]

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Randy is 3 Years Post Double Lung Transplant and Doing Well!

Randy is 3 Years Post Double Lung Transplant and Doing Well!

It has been 3 years since Randy, my husband, received the last minute gift of a double lung transplant. Randy had been on life support for almost 2 weeks, and time was running out. His lungs had failed, but no one really knew why (after the transplant at UT Southwestern Transplant Center it was determined […]

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What it is like diving the Ribbon Reefs, Great Barrier Reef

What it is like diving the Ribbon Reefs, Great Barrier Reef

I hope you all had a lovely Labor Day Weekend readers in the U S of A! Today, I continue my journey on the Spirit of Freedom on the Great Barrier Reef! Our dive spots were the Ribbon Reefs at the far northern edge of the Great Barrier Reef, stretching for 50 miles along the continental shelf! These […]

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Heading to the Great Barrier Reef on The Spirit of Freedom

Filed in Dive Adventures, Diving Great Barrier Reef by on August 30, 2016 10 Comments
Heading to the Great Barrier Reef on The Spirit of Freedom

After a couple of days resting at the Shangri-La in Cairns, I was ready for another dive adventure. I booked myself on the Spirit of Freedom, a 124 foot live aboard dive vessel. After the Arenui, I was ready for a let down, but in truth, I enjoyed the Spirit of Freedom very much. The […]

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A Funny Thing Happened When I Arrived in Cairns!

A Funny Thing Happened When I Arrived in Cairns!

In June and July of 2016, I took an epic trip to Sydney, Australia, Bali and Komodo National Park in Indonesia, then I finished with a fantastic voyage on the Spirit of Freedom, a great dive boat experience in the Great Barrier Reef! But…I had to get from Komodo to the Great Barrier Reef…. Taking […]

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Another Fabulous Stay at the Hyatt Regency Austin!

Another Fabulous Stay at the Hyatt Regency Austin!

Last summer my husband and I ventured to Austin, Texas to see the bats…and our son, who lives there. Sadly, the bats didn’t make an appearance, but our stay at the Hyatt Regency Austin was so fabulous we decided to stay there again, and this time, we saw the bats! Any trip to Austin during […]

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Diving Komodo with Ray of Hope was a Powerful Experience!

Diving Komodo with Ray of Hope was a Powerful Experience!

Last month, July 2016, I traveled to Bali Indonesia to board The Arenui for a Ray of Hope Expedition with Marine Megafauna director Dr Andrea Marshall. The trip was nothing short of amazing. My dives with The Arenui and Ray of Hope Expeditions were so fabulous…I saw so many animals I’d never seen before, and […]

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Why I Didn’t Get Eaten by a Komodo Dragon

Why I Didn’t Get Eaten by a Komodo Dragon

Komodo Dragons have a fearsome reputation. Stories of their ferocity and venomous bite are common. Komodo Dragons look extremely formidable, I can attest to that! My recent trip to Komodo National Park gave me a close up look at the largest of lizards, now vulnerable to extinction. I recently visited Komodo on a dive liveaboard, […]

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My Last Few Days in Komodo were Absolutely Blissful

My Last Few Days in Komodo were Absolutely Blissful

Welcome to Fab Photos Friday! I doubt these photos do my trip justice. My last few days in Komodo were absolutely blissful! The beauty of Komodo National Park continues to amaze me. I confess that I love looking at the photos from every dive site and every moment of my Ray of Hope Expedition on The […]

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