DANCING PANDAS

Journaling The Journey

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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Vegan Restaurants in Sofia Bulgaria

Bulgaria's Grand Hotel with flowers all around it

Throughout our week in Sofia we discovered many good  vegan restaurants.  And some that were not that great. Surprisingly there were a few to choose from.  Here is our list of vegan restaurants in Sofia: Soul Kitchen Soul Kitchen is a vegan high end restaurant.  If you want to splurge a bit and eat food […]

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Dancing Pandas Week In Review, July 28-August 24 2019

Every Sunday I like to post out a summary of what we posted and what we did for the week. So here’s Dancing Pandas week in review. What We Posted  Tuesday I reveal one of my ‘Oops’. Fixing My Hotel Booking Mistake Thursday I start to share some insight on how we use miles and […]

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The Worlds Longest Flight SIN-EWR

MashaSin-Ewr

“What!? 18 hours on a plane? Are you nuts? I would avoid that like the plague.” This was a common response when telling others we’re planning on flying the worlds longest flight, SIN-EWR. Singapore-New York. Because of a booking mistake I had made in March 2018 I now had to get us to Singapore a […]

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Dancing Pandas Weekly Review. July 21-28 2019

July 21 2019 review

Where We Went Sunday We were on our last night of a 4 day stay at the Courtyard in Belgrade, Serbia. Its a category 2 hotel at 12,500 points a night for an award redemption. We paid cash using the 4th night free perk on the Citi Prestige credit card. No suite upgrade here but […]

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