Cast About Travel: Sharing Adventures and Advice

Follow us as we travel the world  with our new friends on the 23/24 Viking World Cruise

The Hobbit’s Shire in the Countryside

The Hobbit’s Shire in the Countryside

Embark on an enchanting journey through New Zealand’s wonders with our blog post on Waitomo Glowworm Caves and Hobbiton Shire. Discover the magic of “The Shire,” a cinematic landscape from “The Hobbit” and “The Lord of the Rings,” and be captivated by the glittering lights of Waitomo Caves. Join us as we delve into the behind-the-scenes tales of crafting Middle-earth, explore the iconic Hobbiton, and toast at The Green Dragon Inn. Immerse yourself in nature’s grandeur on the journey back, as we traverse breathtaking landscapes. Uncover the cinematic and natural treasures of New Zealand in this unforgettable adventure.

Visiting Cozumel Mexico in a Day

Visiting Cozumel Mexico in a Day

Cozumel, Mexico, is our first stop on our world cruise. We arrive Christmas morning and have a fun day planned for scuba diving and food tasting.

Get information about staying safe in Cozumel, the history, culture, and things to do in a day. Plus, use the free currency calculator to calculate Pesos to USD.

Cast About Travel Adventures

We emerged out of Covid in late 2021 and 2022 and went on amazing trips with no crowds and fabulous bucket list experiences. Our 2022 trips included destinations like The Big Island of Hawaii, Grand European River Cruise from Prague to Amsterdam, Sonoma Wine Country trip,  another river cruise from Switzerland to Paris, Golfing on The Monterey Peninsula including (Pebble Beach), bareboating in the British Virgin Islands and several exciting dive trips.  2023 trips included Skiing at Park City, Utah. A Day at the Clearwater Sugar Sand Festival and a day Diving for Mammoth Megalodon Shark Teeth. Suba diving with Manta Rays and sharks.

Read about our fabulous Alaska Cruise on Seabourn in June, our summer scuba diving trip in the Florida Keys, and other fun trips throughout the sumer and the start of our Viking World Tour in December.


Cast About Travel

Welcome to Cast About Travel. We are Marilyn and Bob, semi-retired business professionals who love to travel as often as possible. Exploring newBob and Marilyn Cast About Travel Bloggers places and collecting great travel experiences are our passion. We know that travel and travel challenges make great stories, and we look forward to sharing our stories with you.

While we love sightseeing, most often, we are looking for experiences that involve our favorite activities. We’re active doers who enjoy golfing, skiing, snorkeling, scuba diving, and fishing. As self-proclaimed foodies, we’ll share many worldwide fun food and drink experiences.

By sharing our travel experiences and valuable travel tips, we hope to inspire you to experience the joys and memory-making that great travel provides. Plus, we’re here to help make traveling easier for you. So, if you have questions about one of our trips, reach out in the comments or through email. We will get back to you promptly. Also, please feel free to contribute to our blog with your stories; we welcome your comments and feedback.

Marilyn and Bob