Camping at Fort Desoto Park, St Petersburg, Florida

Fort Desoto Park, St. Petersburg, Florida I almost hesitate to write about this or include photographs.  It is in my adopted hometown, a place I've lived for the past thirty years for the most part.   There is so much to like about Fort Desoto Park- which is partly why its beaches are constantly ranked some … Continue reading Camping at Fort Desoto Park, St Petersburg, Florida

Snorkeling off Corona Beach, Cozumel, Mexico: The Underwater Shots

Underwater shots of Snorkeling at Corona Beach, Cozumel, Mexico I have already done a full day itinerary for a DIY shore excursion when I took these pictures. You can find the full story on Cozumel here. Sometimes we take an underwater camera when we travel and sometimes we forget them. This time we were lucky … Continue reading Snorkeling off Corona Beach, Cozumel, Mexico: The Underwater Shots

Beach, Snorkeling and Town visit to Cozumel Mexico on your own

One inexpensive shore excursion you can do on your own: Cozumel, Mexico As with past posts, this is to provide you with all you need to know to do a cheap shore excursion on your own in port.  Many cruise ships call in to Cozumel.  The last time we visited there we did a round … Continue reading Beach, Snorkeling and Town visit to Cozumel Mexico on your own

Egmont Key Snorkeling Trip in St Petersburg Florida

A ferry ride to Egmont Key for Snorkeling Having lived in the Tampa Bay Area for 25 years I found it odd I hadn't explored Egmont Key before. Afterall, it is easy to get to and is a wonderful outdoor experience filled with all the things I enjoy. We set off with friends for the … Continue reading Egmont Key Snorkeling Trip in St Petersburg Florida

A Snorkeling Adventure and Walk in Nassau, Bahamas

An Excursion on your own in Nassau, Bahamas Nassau is a fairly popular port and for more reasons than its geographic location. There is no shortage of things you can do if you put your mind to doing a little hunting. Sure, like most ports, there are people selling you trips and adventures and taxi … Continue reading A Snorkeling Adventure and Walk in Nassau, Bahamas

Coco Cay for fun and sun

What to do on Coco Cay, Bahamas? Much like the cruise lines other private islands, this private island isn't much different - a slice of paradise with something for everyone looking for a great day out and off ship. The cruise industry has a number of these and the first time I was on a … Continue reading Coco Cay for fun and sun

Snorkeling at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park

John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park We drove down to Key Largo from where we were staying in Fort Lauderdale with the specific intent to go snorkeling.  We hadn't checked out precisely where to go and while we stopped at the Visitors Center just as you approach Key Largo we saw a brochure about a … Continue reading Snorkeling at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park

Underwater Camera Action and Snorkeling in the Bahamas and Grand Cayman

Great Stirrup Cay - Bahamas This is the private island of Norwegian Cruise Lines and is a great place to spend the day.  I've already covered it in another article as a destination.  This is about the snorkeling and specifically my first adventure with an underwater camera with the point of introducing anyone who hasn't … Continue reading Underwater Camera Action and Snorkeling in the Bahamas and Grand Cayman

The Perfect $7.50 Excursion on Grand Cayman

George Town, Grand Cayman By now you know we're kind of cheap but splurge on some things.  Well after a very expensive shore excursion that totally sucked (not totally, ten minutes out of the four hours was great) in Jamaica, we opted for our own thing on Grand Cayman recently. Not our first or second … Continue reading The Perfect $7.50 Excursion on Grand Cayman

Arashi Beach, Aruba

Arashi Beach, Aruba Arashi Beach was recommended for snorkeling and it certainly did not disappoint. It was an easy bus ride from the town center of Oranjestad for a couple US dollars. The buses eagerly pick you up and put you down wherever you want. When we got to the beach, we were amazed at … Continue reading Arashi Beach, Aruba