Scuba Dive the Great Barrier Reef

If you are a certified Scuba diver or a snorkeller, the Great Barrier Reef has some of the best ocean life in the world. If you have never done a Scuba dive before, the Great Barrier Reef offers some great places to learn to Scuba dive.

The Great Barrier Reef is world renowned for it’s amazing scuba diving locations. Bommies, coral reefs and an abundance of marine life stretch for the entire 2,300km length of the reef. Continue reading “Scuba Dive the Great Barrier Reef”

Tourist or Traveller?

 

 

What makes a tourist different from a traveler? When recently pondering that question, I found Merriam-Webster’s to be of little help. My old standby dictionary defines a tourist as “one that makes a tour for pleasure or culture” and a traveler as “one that goes on a trip or journey.” No big distinction there.

I then took a different tack: I checked forums on the Internet where the issue had been discussed. On the Fodor’s site, a commenter identified as “nytraveler” wrote, “I’m a tourist. I go to all sorts of places independently and want to see how locals live. Continue reading “Tourist or Traveller?”

World’s top alternative holiday destinations

Dubai v. Oman

Dubai may have golden sands, souks and big hotels, but let’s be honest – it’s a bit of a building site.
And the number of footballers and daytime TV presenters looking for a huge home on a fake island shaped like a palm would deter the hardiest of us.
You won’t need your snorkel and mask – all that construction is churning up the sea nicely – so you’ll have to settle for the shopping malls.
Oman, on the other hand, is a Middle-Eastern country that hasn’t sanctioned land reclamation, so you can snorkel and actually see things. And at least Oman’s culture and fascinating history hasn’t taken second place to the interests of mass tourism. Continue reading “World’s top alternative holiday destinations”