Some of our trips



Here are some reviews of trips we have taken to Caribbean and other locations. I hope you enjoy these reviews and you have the opportunity to go to some of these locations yourself. The reviews are listed in reverse date sequence (most recent first).

For those unfamiliar with Club Med, I have prepared a
"Guide for First Time GMs (and General Useful Information)"
A document you may want to take a look at
(*) Club Med terminology and other useful information

A Wine oriented River Cruise in the Bordeaux area of France - May 2017
The Uniworld River Royal takes us for a cruise.
Text review with in-line photos. (long)


A different kind of cruise to the southern Windward Islands - Feb 2017
A cruise on the Windstar and a visit to Barbados.
Text review with in-line photos. (long)


Annual visit to warm and friendly Bonaire - Dec/Feb 2017
A little short on wind, but plenty of friends, food, and good times.
Text review with in-line photos.


A short, warm, and fun visit to Key West - December 2016
Pedaling, paddling, and sailing (as a passenger) in Key West.
Text review with in-line photos.


A November visit to Club Med Cancun - November 2016
Good sailing conditions, Hobie 16s to sail, a good GO team, andd food.
Text review with in-line photos.


Regular October visit to Turkoise - October 2016
Marginal sailing conditions, but good friends and a great GO team make for fun.
Text review with in-line photos.


Checking out Club Med Turkoise in May, for a change - May 2016
Great sailing conditions, meeting new friends, and a beautiful beach: what more could you want?
Text review with in-line photos.


Sailing and relaxing at Nonsuch Bay, Antigua - March 2016
A week of sailing, eating, and relaxing in friendly Antigua
Text review with in-line photos.


Windsurfing, socializing, and dining in Bonaire: Jan - Feb 2016
Another three weeks having fun and avoiding the cold weather back home.
Text review with in-line photos.


This time our visit to Turks & Caicos gets an unwelcome visitor: Joaquin. Sept - Oct 2015
A less than successful visit in several ways.
Text review with in-line photos.


Canadian Wine Country! August, 2015
We went north looking for wine this time, and found some very good examples while getting in some biking also.
Text review with in-line photos.


A cruise to Alaska! May - June 2015
Something different for us: our first cruise in 30 years and lots of sights and glaciers in Alaska.
Text review with in-line photos.


We check out the Club Med Columbus Isle again April - May 2015
Good flights for a change, but illness and a lack of air conditioning slows us down a bit..
Text review with in-line photos.


Windsurfing and staying warm in Bonaire: Jan - Feb 2015
We spend three weeks windsurfing, visiting with friends and enjoying good restaurants.
Text review with in-line photos.


Another visit to Turkoise Club Med and the beautiful beach of Turks & Caicos Oct. 2014
Our fifthteenth visit to the best beach in the Caribbean.
Text review with in-line photos.


Something different: Sailing in the Virgin Islands: April - May 2014
We check out the Virgin Islands and learn a little about sailing large boats.
Text review with in-line photos.


We return to Bonaire for another two seeks of windsurfing: Jan-Feb. 2014
Good windsurfing, good food, great friends; what else could you want?.
Text review with in-line photos.


Another fall trip to the best beach in the Caribbean. Sept. 2013
Beach is great, GOs are fun, sailing is exceptional, friends are, well, friends.
Text review with in-line photos.


A return to Club Med Cancun after 9 years. May, 2013
Some things had changed, some had stayed the same, but overall, a good trip.
Text review with in-line photos.


Two weeks of windsurfing in friendly Bonaire: Jan. 2013
The windsurfing was good, the food was good, and visiting with lots of friends was great.
Text review with in-line photos.


A holiday trip to Key West: Dec. 2012
An escape to the warmth and fun of Key West.
Text review with in-line photos.


Our annual trip to Club med Turks & Caicos: 2012
Having fun, meeting up with old friedns and making new friends.
Very short review with redirection to other reviews.


A short but enjoyable trip to wine country: August 2012
It had been 20 years since our last visit to Napa, and things had changed.
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A return to Club Med Columbus Isle: May 2012
Seeing old friends, making new ones, sailing, exploring and having fun!
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Something Different; a trip to Ambergris Caye in Belize: April 2012.
A week of seeing new sights, snorkeling, eating good food, and relaxing.
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Our 9th visit to Bonaire. January - Feburary 2012:
Two weeks, warm weather, good winds, great food, wonderful friends. What more could you want?
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(*) Club Med, Turkoise (Turks & Caicos), Oct., 2011
Just a short report on our 11th visit to the Club Med Turkoise village.
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Out 8th visit to Bonaire. January 2011:
Another two week visit, great windsurfing, renewing old friendships amd making new ones, and enjoying great meals and restaurants.
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Another delightful visit to Bonaire. January 2010:
Two weeks, great wind/windsurfing, even more friends and great meals at many restaurants.
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(*) Club Med, Turkoise (Turks & Caicos), Oct., 2009
Our 9th visit to the Club Med Turkoise village. Another enjoyable week!
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Our Second visit to Bonaire this year. March-April 2009:
Two more great weeks, great windsurfing, great friends, and great restaurants.
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Another Two Week Windsurfing trip to Bonaire, January 2009:
Another two wonderful weeks in Bonaire. Lots of good windsurfing, good hotel, good friends, and good restaurants.
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(*) Club Med, Turkoise (Turks & Caicos), Sept. 2008:
Our 8th visit to one of our favorite villages.
Text with pictures and a Web Photo Album (>100 photos)

(*) Club Med, Ixtapa Pacific, April 2008:
We get a chance to check out a renovated family vilage and visit with some GO friends.
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Two Week Windsurfing trip to Bonaire, February 2008:
This time we stay for two weeks and try a different hotel and more good restaurants.
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Costa Rica Family Trip, December 2007:
A family trip to Coast Rica, visiting three distinct differnt areas and environments.
Text with pictures and a Web Photo Album


(*) Club Med Columbus Isle, October 2007:
On our sixth visit to this Club Med Village we find some changes, some things the same, and some good new friends.
Text with pictures and a Web Photo Album


Bonaire, April 2007: another visit to Bonaire this year.
Another good trip to Bonaire. Our windsurfing skills are (slowly) improving.
Text and a few pictures (Web Album).


Bonaire, January 2007 Our 2nd visit to Windsurfing heaven....
Good wind, good food, pleasing accomodatiopns, and meeting great people
Text and plenty of pictures (Web Album).


A very enjoyable windsurfing trip to Aruba, January 2006. Our 4th visit to Aruba.
Some text and plenty of pictures.


A photo tour of Club Med Turkoise, September 2005. Our 5th visit to Turkoise.
Pictures only... Lots of pictures.


(*) Luggage problems on our 5th visit to Columbus Isle, April. 2005
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WIndsurfing and more in Aruba, Jan. 2005
Text and pictures.


(*) Club Med, Turks & Caicos, Sept. 2004
Text and pictures.


(*) Club Med, Cancun April, 2004
Text and pictures.


WIndsurfing/Snorkeling at Bonaire, Jan., 2004
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(*)Club Med Columbus Isle, Sept. 2003
Text and pictures.


BMW European Delivery, Zurich - Munich 2003
Text and pictures.


Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands Jan 2003
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(*) Club Med Turkoise, Turks & Cacios Sept 2002
Text and pictures.


(*) Club Med Cancun, Mexico April 2002
Text and pictures.


(*) Club Med Columbus Isle, Sept., 2001
Text and pictures.


Melia Carib, Punta Cana, DR, April 2001
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(*) Club Med, Turks & Cacios, Sept 2000
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Sunsail Colonna, Antigua, May 2000
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Allegro Resort, Aruba, Sept 1999
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Comparsion of Breezes, Club Med and others.
Text only: Also covers reviews of Club Med Turks & Cacios and Club Med Guadaloupe.


(*) Club Med terminology and other information
Ever wonder what a GO is, or what the heck are "Crazy Signs"? This will clue you in...

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