A Travel Bug Born; Greek Island Odyssey

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DESTINATION: Mediterranean
EXPERIENCES: Yacht Rallies
14 Feb 14

To be honest, Athens scared me. It was loud, crazy, busy, and very beige – not boring beige, but everything was literally the colour beige. Stone was everywhere, from the buildings in the city and the restaurants in the Plaka, to the Parthenon that stood sentinel over the city. I don’t know why I remember it this way but when I think of Athens, this is how I see it. And why did it smell so different to home?

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The Calligeros Family Gulet Holiday

DESTINATION: Mediterranean
EXPERIENCES: Gulet Charters
19 Dec 13

The gulet we chartered is a fine, traditionally styled wooden vessel and the crew and skipper were terrific at taking care of all our needs, the basic and the luxurious! We were so awed by the experience that we forgot all about our 'back-home’ selves and became adventurers.

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A French Riviera Experience by Tracy Matthews

DESTINATION: Mediterranean
EXPERIENCES: Yacht Rallies
09 Dec 13

Peter and I had often discussed our desire to visit the Riviera, but the thought of driving the coast and dealing with the traffic, the congestion and the thousands of tourists completely turned us off the idea. It is not often that a holiday destination exceeds your expectations. But that is exactly what happened with the French Riviera.

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Dream in Blue: A Rally Traveller’s Tale by Steven S. Holden

DESTINATION: Mediterranean
EXPERIENCES: Yacht Rallies
19 Oct 13

A sailing trip is the idyllic dream vacation because there is nothing more serene than navigating the blue hues created in the spaces between the sky and the sea.

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Tahiti in the Pre-Dawn Light

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20 Aug 13

In Bora Bora one of the ‘must do’ things we were told to do was to snorkel along the drop-off in the lagoon, where there are manta rays. I was touched by the sceptical and feeling a bit gnarly that early pre-dawn morning. The Tahitian water is so warm it wraps around you like a shawl and we all slipped quietly in. There was indeed a drop-off, and snorkel it we did.

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Place in Focus; the Leeward Islands of the Caribbean

DESTINATION: Caribbean
EXPERIENCES: Yacht Rallies
27 Jul 13

This year in St.Kitts, we went to a 50-overs cricket match between the Leeward Islands and Trinidad, the competition leaders. Cricket in the Caribbean takes on a festival atmosphere, between overs, locals crank Soca music on sound systems that adorn the “hill”. Whether you are into cricket or not, take the opportunity to go to a match in the Caribbean if you ever get one, it is a revelation.

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