Add Your Blog | | Signup
R. Doug Wicker — Author · 1d ago

Port 7 Bora Bora — An excursion to Bloody Mary’s

As we headed back to the dock where we would tender back to the Crown Princess, Patrick presented to us one last option.  Those who wanted to go back to the ship immediately could disembark ...
R. Doug Wicker — Author · 3d ago

Port 7 Bora Bora — Lunch after Snorkling

The Maohi Nui ¾-day tour lasts about five hours.  It includes two snorkeling stops with a Polynesian feast between snorkeling areas.  The feast is traditionally prepared in an in-ground “ove...
R. Doug Wicker — Author · 6d ago

Fun Photo Friday — Bora Bora favorites Part 1

I told you on Wednesday that Patrick was a bit of an exhibitionist, and above you can see the proof.  Now for some Bora Bora Fun Photo Friday Favorites (more next week, as well as a Polynesi...
R. Doug Wicker — Author · 1w ago

Port 7 Bora Bora — Outrigger Travel

I simply cannot recommend highly enough the magnificent folks at Maohi Nui and their lunch and lagoon snorkeling tour.  It was simply a fantastic way to spend our time here on Bora Bora.  Be...
R. Doug Wicker — Author · 1W ago

Port 7 Bora Bora — Maohi Nui Tour

The Crown Princess departed American Samoa on Saturday, October 31, 2015.  We sailed for two full days at sea before arriving at our next destination, the island of Bora Bora, Society Island...
R. Doug Wicker — Author · 1W ago

Fun Photo Friday — American Samoa Favorites

Click on any image below to bring up today’s Fun Photo Friday slide show:Filed under: Fun Photo Friday, Photography, R. Doug Wicker, travel, vacation Tagged: American Samoa, Crown Princess, ...
R. Doug Wicker — Author · 2W ago

Port 6 Pago Pago — The Samoa Flying Fox

Those aren’t fruit you see hanging from that tree above.  Those are a species of megabat known as the Samoa flying fox.  These monster fruit bats may to huge in size, but they’re diminutive ...
R. Doug Wicker — Author · 2W ago

Port 6 Pago Pago — Docking at Fagatogo

Despite the warm waters that forced the Crown Princess to slow on the journey from Hawai’i to Samoa, we had no problem making the 78 miles/125 kilometers (as the flying fox flies) from Apia,...
R. Doug Wicker — Author · 2W ago

Fun Photo Friday — Apia Favorites

Click on any image below to bring up today’s Fun Photo Friday gallery and activate the slide show:
R. Doug Wicker — Author · 3W ago

Port 5 Apia — The Samoa Cultural Village and Robert Louis Stevenson

Our hurry was to get to the Samoa Cultural Village in time for the next native dance and cooking demonstrations, and we made it with just minutes to spare.  Food was cooked in the traditiona...