Ahhh… lazy days… sea, sand, and surf!

Holiday should be a laid back period of time when you don't 'have to' do anything…and so it is! Beautiful sunny skies, a blue sea, white waves that turn to turquoise with each roll and a light breeze to keep it all cool enough to enjoy! Yes, that's what I am talking about. Turquoise rollers… Continue reading Ahhh… lazy days… sea, sand, and surf!

Roratonga Night Food Market

You all know how I love a good market, and even more so a food market with all kinds of prepared deliciousness. Well, Roratonga has one and yes we went. Oven baked pizza anyone? It was heaven (as far as food goes) there were many different offerings from curries to garlic shrimp (with veggies served… Continue reading Roratonga Night Food Market

Ahhh… Air new Zealand an Ooops for you… downgraded to 6/10

Prior to leaving Canada we always check and double check our details, flights, accommodations, car rentals etc. From doing this we are always sure that everything is in order before we leave home base. This time as we were checking our flights we logged in to Air New Zealand and were checking arrival and departure… Continue reading Ahhh… Air new Zealand an Ooops for you… downgraded to 6/10

Getting a round Roratonga

The island of Roratonga is a circle…yup…round as a ball…well maybe not a ball…but pretty close. This means that the main road goes around in a circle (clockwise or anticlockwise) and so do the public buses. It is a well known fact that you can go either way most times of the day either 'on-the-hour'… Continue reading Getting a round Roratonga

Club Raro Resort

Club Raro Resort is located right on the ocean, with a low lagoon right in front, and the main island town right next door. It is a lovely little spot and captured my fancy because rooms are facing the water, it offers breakfast, internet (a paid service as we found out), and management response time… Continue reading Club Raro Resort

And the next adventure begins

Our flights from Canada to the Cook Islands were interesting (to say the least), changed three times by Air New Zealand (and they forgot to re-assign our premium seats - but that is another post - check it out), a grueling 45 hours! It would not have been quite that long if we had not… Continue reading And the next adventure begins

Air Canada …improved experience…update

Koodos to Kevin at Air Canada Called Air Canada yesterday to speak with an agent about our upcoming trip to Melbourne, AU and our next trip to San Antonio, TX... and was more than pleasantly surprised! Kevin was knowledgeable and very helpful. He explained how upgrades work on different ticket types and managed to get… Continue reading Air Canada …improved experience…update

Air New Zealand… customer service 10/10

When we booked our tickets to the Cook Islands last year we did not anticipate so many changes. But... and there is always a but! There were changes! Just a few more than expected... date changes, time changes and route changes... we can anticipate that booking well in advance would precipitate the chance of schedule… Continue reading Air New Zealand… customer service 10/10

Ahhh… the InterJet experience… not so good!

UPDATE: Finally gave up trying to deal with Interjet to change the dates of my tickets. It was a bad experience, and one I do not wish to repeat, I lost some money but learned a valuable lesson. The lesson: check every word of the fare rules and if there is 'anything' that does not… Continue reading Ahhh… the InterJet experience… not so good!

Take up where we left off…

It seems that the time flies too fast and that we get caught up in the swiftness of the current of life and sometimes we need to just take a moment to …breathe… inhale…exhale…repeat slowly. This is a listing of what is coming to the ‘fill-in-the-blanks” section over the past year. Some of these travels… Continue reading Take up where we left off…