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Sleeping and Dining on Bonaire, Dutch Caribbean

Hotel Bellafonte The Bellafonte is an upscale boutique hotel with stunning ocean views and a pleasant lounging pier with steps down to the water. They are well set up for divers, offering 2 large sinks to wash up gear, a … Continue reading

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Bonaire, Review of VIP Diving

August 18-25, 2018 VIP Diving was recommended to us by our dive shop at home. Overall we were very happy with the services they provided. Before our trip we arranged a package including two guided dives (refresher course of sorts), … Continue reading

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Diving Bonaire: Taking your skills to the next level

August 18-25, 2018 My goals were simple: become comfortable as an independent diver, i.e., just Don and me and no guide, and start experimenting with underwater photography. Bonaire, with an abundance of easy shore diving and marine life, proved to … Continue reading

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Uncorked Wine Tours, Santiago, Chile

March 23, 2018 Written by Don Uncorked Wine Tours Wanting to learn a little more about the important Chilean wine industry we decided on a tour of the Casablanca Valley. The valley lies about an hour west of Santiago on … Continue reading

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Sleeping and Dining in Santiago, Chile

I traveled through Santiago four times during my six weeks in Chile and Argentina in February-March of 2018, but having visited Santiago on previous trips we did not spend much time in the city. On our first stay we slept … Continue reading

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Sleeping, Dining and Other Logistics, Easter Island, Chile

March 16-21. 2018 This post continues a series on a 6 day trip to Easter Island in March of 2018. For this series I’ve divided the posts by area of the island and archaeological site rather than chronologically as we visited … Continue reading

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Sights and Attractions in Hanga Roa, Easter Island, Chile

This post continues a series on a 6 day trip to Easter Island in March of 2018. For this series I’ve divided the posts by area of the island and archaeological site rather than chronologically as we visited the top sites … Continue reading

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