Win a Hawk Eye II Pilotur Watch As a Thanks for Reading

At the Helm on Bark Europa

My greatest travel adventure yet was sailing for 22 days to Antarctica as part of the crew on Bark Europa. I don’t imagine any traveling adventure will ever be greater, although I will continue to try and match it. The trip was made possible by three fantastic sponsors including Bark Europa, Whitecaps Marine Outfitters, and Pilotur. As a thank you for reading and following along, I’d like to give you a change to win your own Hawk Eye II Pilotur watch. You can read all about the fantastic features hereContinue reading

Life is a Celebration at Constance Le Prince Maurice

Constance Le Prince Maurice

Five star luxury resorts don’t have to be for adults only. At almost three years old, Athena is a girly, girl. She loves to dress up and get her hair done. Regardless if we’re hiking a mountain or attending a luxury event, she wants to wear a tutu or a princess dress and have her hair braided or in a ballerina bun. She loves having her nails painted and she is obsessed with shoes. She’s always up for an adventure but she likes to do it in style. Visiting a place like Constance Le Prince Maurice in Mauritius can be as much a treat for her as it is for any adult. While we were at the resort, we feasted on exceptional cuisine, slept in a dreamlike suite, played at the Constance Kid’s Club, splashed in the infinity pool, and pampered ourselves at the spa. Le Prince Maurice made us feel like we were at a celebration of life and wellness every day of the week.  Continue reading

Our Curious Day in Mauritius

Seven Coloured Earth

Yesterday was one of the most bizarre days of all my travels. Athena and I hung from a ceiling, she became a giant, we walked on multi-colored earth, we rode giant tortoises, and Athena held a crocodile. And the funny part of it all is I’m not making this stuff up or exaggerating. Mauritius is a curious place.    Continue reading

A Photo Tour of Constance Belle Mare Plage in Mauritius

Constnace Belle Mare Outdoor Beds

Our two week tour of Mauritius includes two Constance Hotels. Our first stay is at Constance Belle Mare Plage, Mauritius. I selected it because of it’s combination of luxury and family-friendly amenities. Even though my month in Antarctica was the best travel experience of my life, I needed some relaxing fun in the sun and a refresher at the spa. Here’s a look at our digs at Constance Belle Mare Plage. Continue reading

One of the Pride at Casela, Mauritius

Casela Safari

Casela Nature and Leisure Park in Mauritius is a 14 hectares park offering animal interactions and adventures for the entire family. For bold adventure lovers, there are quad, buggy and segway tours, the longest zip line circuit in the Indian Ocean including hanging bridges, hidden waterfalls of up to 20m in height, and Canyoning. For a tamer adventure, there is a safari, a playground, a petting farm, fishing, and an aviary. We were able to get up close and personal with several animals including zebras, ostrich, birds, deer, rabbits, giant tortoises, a lion and a bear. Yep, you read correctly – a lion and a bear. With tons of animal interaction, a timely transportation system, delicious dining with a view, and loads of trees for shade and natural beauty, Casela is an awesome place to spend the day with the whole family. Continue reading

Arrived in Mauritius – Discovering a Tropical Paradise

Belle Mare Plage Restaurant

After two 12 hour flights, Athena and I have arrived in Mauritius for a family vacation. We were exhausted yesterday but managed to take a few photos and have a nice dinner before heading to bed. Our schedule is packed full of family fun adventures and unique experiences so stay tuned for 9 days in a tropical Paradise.  Continue reading

5 Best Experiences in Antarctica

Sailing in Antarctica on Bark Europa

Antarctica is one of the greatest adventures that anyone could have. It is the final frontier, the dream of a lifetime, and an incredible journey. It will remain a top five travel experience in my life. From sailing through 1,000m high mountains of ice that towered over the ship to taking a polar plunge, Antarctica was full of dreamland experiences that are better than your wildest imagination.  To share it all with you would take me months, but I’ve chosen five of my favorite experiences to show you and take you to Antarctica with me. Enjoy the ride.  Continue reading