DANCING PANDAS

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New Caledonia a Jewel of the South Pacific

Why New Caledonia is a Jewel of the South Pacific

We flew into New Caledonia awestruck by it’s crystal blue Lagoon encircling the main island.  Just beyond the Lagoon (which is the biggest in the world) is the coral reef surrounding it and the island.  This reef is the second largest only to the Great Barrier, teeming with colorful fish and corals.  And New Caledonia […]

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Tips On Getting A Good Credit Score

Good Credit Score

A huge part of our travel hacking hobby is collecting reward points through credit card sign up bonuses. We have about 40 credit cards between the two of us. What!? 40 cards! But what about your credit score? It must be terrible? Actually, our scores are very good. In the 800’s. Once you know how […]

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Buying A Fake Flight Ticket For Onward Travel

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Facebook Twitter Pinterest Instagram Recently we were chatting with a girl who was sharing her current travel itinerary with us. She began by saying her travel style is to work hard, save money and then travel until she runs out of cash. Then go back to work and start the cycle all over again. She […]

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Vanuatu Underwater Post Office

Coral near Vanuatu's Underwater Post Office

Do you love crystal clear water and white sandy beaches?  What about snorkeling or diving with exotic fish?  Well, Vanuatu’s 82 or so islands have all of the above and so much more.  One of our favorite activities there was the underwater post office.  Yes, you read that correctly!  Vanuatu is home to the worlds […]

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Adventures in Samoa Things to See and Do

One of the best adventures in Samoa is spending a day or two on Namua Island

Samoa’s crystal clear turquoise warm water is almost as welcoming as it’s lovely people.  Adventures in Samoa are very diverse on and off the land.  There are coastal walks through rain forested jungle, dazzling waterfalls (some that you can swim in), ocean trenches, world class snorkeling and diving just to name some of the fun […]

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Swimming with Whales in Eua Tonga

Swimming with Whales in Eua, Tonga

Thinking about Tonga, Rob and I fantasized about a remote paradise filled with exotic fruits, animals and nature.  Reality was not that far from the truth.  The tiny country has 176 islands (most are uninhabited) and a population slightly over 104 thousand people.  We wanted to see the oldest island of Tonga called Eua and […]

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Hiking on Eua, Tonga

Hiking Trails in Eua Lead to Lookouts

Do you remember the movie Avatar?  The lush rain forest with huge cliffs dropping off into verdant jungles and jaw dropping views?  Well we found the place that inspired the movie.  Exploring much of this island we discovered secret caves, stunning lookout points and the iconic 800 year old tree that was the centerpiece of […]

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Hiking in Kitimat British Columbia

Hiking in Kitimat British Columbia

The raw and natural beauty of British Columbia is difficult to match.  These are pristine lands touched by very few people.  As for Northern British Columbia, it’s resplendence is unparalleled.  Extending up to the Yukon/Alaska Border it is larger in size than California.  Yet it’s tiny population is less than 5 million.  If you are […]

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Dancing Pandas Week In Review: August 4-11 2019

Week Aug 4-11

Grr. I hate making mistakes. Last Sunday I went to check in for a flight that night from Montreal-Toronto that I THOUGHT I had booked months prior. I hadn’t. Anything booked, I put in my Google calendar. If it’s not booked but I plan to, I’ll put a ‘?’ At the end of it. For […]

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Why Credit Card Management Is Important

Account Closed!?

Your Credit Card Account Is Scheduled To Be Closed! Scary heading to see when you open your email. Recently I received this message in the subject line from my bank. It reminded me how important credit card management is. Bank Of Americas Warning Letter How I Keep Credit Cards Organized Organization is key. In this […]

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