Category Archives: Trip Planning

Solomon Islands – All Tied Up

It has been a long time since we have traveled without having the trip laid out in detail ahead of time. Don’t know why but it seems with the internet it is too easy to reserve all the air flights, … Continue reading

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Chronological Progression – Fiji, Southport, Solomon Islands

With the dive dates now set we need to find accommodation to infill the few other days we will be in Fiji. Not may days but we don’t want to have to spend them on the street and Nadi does … Continue reading

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Taking Shape

Plan B is being molded into quite a good tour. We have confirmed our stay at two different dive resorts and managed to get the connecting flight that will transfer us from the island of Viti Levu, the main island … Continue reading

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Plan B is a GO!

Link to the Siren website if care to read. https://sirenfleet.com/fiji-update/ Looks like Plan B is proceeding without too many road blocks. Debbie has sent emails to 4 dive resorts and our contact at the Siren office is working on a … Continue reading

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Plan B

Glub, glub goes our plan A. Plan B? We don’t have a plan B. Once we decided to go the live-a-board route our investigations ceased. So, developing a Plan B is our next objective. We have 2 weeks in Fiji … Continue reading

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Fiji Planning

It has been a while since we posted pre trip posts. Life has been in the way. Sometimes things happen that are beyond your control and they sap mental and physical energy. Not leaving enough to do the extra curricular … Continue reading

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Flying Ain’t What It Used To Be

In the 1950’s and 60’s airplane travel for the general public was a novelty. It was a way for the rich to get to exotic destinations for their vacations. I said ‘the rich’, flying was not cheap, but the ones … Continue reading

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The Division of Labour of Trip Planning

Murray and I have a natural division of labour when it comes to planning and preparing for a trip. I guess it follows from what our strengths are. Murray does most of the reading and gathering of information. He has … Continue reading

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Choosing and Booking Hotels for a Trip

We have a process we use to book hotels for our trips. The process is time consuming, but we are retired and do have some time to apply to this process. And the results have worked for us very well … Continue reading

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From a Converstation and a Desire to Trip Planning

“All you’ve got to do is decide to go and the hardest part is over. So go!”               Tony Wheeler, Cofounder – Lonely Planet On the weekend I went to Strawberry Creek with my girlfriends, Murray volunteered at a local bike … Continue reading

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