Stories and Tips from our Travel Adventures

Our Cast About Travel Post List…

…provides easy access to all our blog posts under one section.  You’ll find our Cast About Travel posts listed in descending order of publish date.  We have posts on recent travels and a few from the archives we thought you might be interested in learning about.  Looking for information on a specific topic?  Use the main navigation categories to get you where you want to go quickly.

The Importance of Travel Insurance

You have been planning for this trip for two years and it is now just a week away. Your excitement is building, and then the unthinkable happens. A crazy, unforeseen medical problem arises, and you can’t go. Are you covered for your trip costs?

The Blueprint for Digital Nomad Success

In an age where remote work is becoming increasingly prevalent, the allure of the digital nomad lifestyle is more enticing than ever. Picture yourself working from exotic locales and exploring new cultures while maintaining a steady income. But how does one transition from the traditional nine-to-five grind to the freedom of the digital nomad lifestyle? This Cast About Travel guide explains how to make it happen:

Eden, Australia: All About a Whaling Dynasty

Eden is a small, charming coastal town nestled in the heart of New South Wales’ Sapphire Coast overlooking Twofold Bay. With its breathtaking natural beauty, rich maritime history, and vibrant cultural attractions, Eden promises a day filled with adventure and discovery. A day spent in this picturesque town, exploring its scenic landscapes, indulging in delectable cuisine, and uncovering fascinating insights at the renowned Killer Whale Museum provides an easy, stress-free day.

Enchanting Parade of the Penguins: Phillip Island

Nestled off the coast of Victoria, Australia, Phillip Island is a gem waiting to be explored. Known for its stunning landscapes, pristine beaches, and unique wildlife encounters, Phillip Island offers an unforgettable experience for nature enthusiasts and adventure seekers alike. One of the island’s most iconic and enchanting attractions is the Penguin Parade, a nightly ritual that draws visitors from around the globe.

Melbourne: Sea Dragons and the Great Ocean Road

Melbourne: Sea Dragons and the Great Ocean Road –
Welcome to Melbourne, where sea dragons glide gracefully, koalas doze in eucalyptus trees, and the Great Ocean Road winds its way along breathtaking coastal vistas. Join us on a whirlwind adventure as we explore the vibrant city of Melbourne and the natural wonders that lie just beyond its borders.

Napier, New Zealand: Art, Wine, and Seaside

Embarking on the picturesque shores of Hawke’s Bay, our journey to Napier unfolded with unexpected challenges and delightful surprises. This quaint town, nestled along the captivating Hawke’s Bay, is renowned for its perfect blend of art, wine, and coastal splendors. As our ship navigated the tricky waters to secure its place in the port, little did we know that Napier held the promise of an extraordinary experience, combining cultural richness with natural beauty.

Discovering Auckland in Three Days

Embarking on a three-day journey to uncover the wonders of Auckland allowed for an immersive exploration into the city’s vibrant tapestry of excitement and deep-rooted history. Nestled in the heart of New Zealand, Auckland emerges as a captivating cultural haven, inviting visitors to delve into its fascinating past and present.

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.

Authors Favorites

These are a few of our favorite blog postd to date.  It is hard to choose as each trip offered such unique experiences. We’ll update these favorites as we continue to publish.