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Dreaming Reality

It was a dream of my mother’s to make it across the big blue ocean to see what lies on the other side, “one day”. At 70 years of age, she still had not created an opportunity to go on her own and I believe, had given up the dream.  She ran a business for over …

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The Art of Vacationing Alone

The more I travel, the more I encounter solo travelers out for their vacation alone.  I frequently see single people, married people with different interests, divorcees, widowers and widows, groups of friends, avid divers, cyclists, fishermen, nature lovers and more.  To hear others say “I can’t travel because I don’t want to go alone” is somewhat heartbreaking, …

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The Salty Fish

Sea salt. Surely this is one of the great gifts of the ocean, including salt scrubs, healing salts, salts for bathing and of course, great diving (like the Salt Pier).  Salt goes on everything from simple egg breakfasts to the the most complicated culinary experiences. But isn’t it ironic, that when ordering seafood, especially fish, nearly …

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Hangry Turtles

Hungry turtles need to eat, but if you’ve never seen a turtle eat, you might be surprised how much energy they use while doing so. Watch the video as the hangry turtles rummage through the coral for a bite to eat – from sponges to mollusks, shrimp to crab. Angelfish and other fish stand by …

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