DR Shane Currie
The holiday chronicles
What is this site about?
Welcome to my website, a virtual gateway to the captivating world of travel experiences! As avid explorers and passionate wanderers, we have traversed the globe, immersing ourselves in diverse cultures, uncovering hidden gems, and capturing unforgettable moments. This website is a celebration of our extraordinary journeys.
Travel has the ability to broaden our horizons, challenge our perspectives, and foster an appreciation for the richness and diversity of our world. Through our encounters with different landscapes, customs, and people, we have come to realize that travel transcends mere sightseeing; it's an immersive and soul-stirring experience that shapes who we are.
As you navigate through the various sections of this website, you'll encounter travel narratives that capture the essence of some of destinations we've had the privilege to explore. From the bustling streets of Tokyo to the tranquil temples of Kyoto; the breathtaking glaciers of Canada to the vibrant markets of Dubai; the freezing slopes of Hokkaido to the sweaty streets of Kuala Lumpar; whether you're planning to dive Chuuk Lagoon or the black sands of Tulamben; this website is not just a repository of stories, it is also a visual gallery that showcases the vibrant hues, architectural marvels, and awe-inspiring landscapes we've encountered on our travels. Through the lens of my camera, I aim to evoke the sheer beauty and magic of these places, hoping to ignite your imagination and transport you to these enchanting locales.
Whether you're planning your next adventure, seeking inspiration for your bucket list, or simply yearning for a momentary escape from the ordinary, I hope this website becomes a source of motivation and empowerment. May it ignite your sense of wonder, embolden your spirit of exploration, and remind you that the world is an immense tapestry, waiting to be discovered.
Imagine descending into the crystal-clear waters, surrounded by vibrant coral reefs teeming with exotic marine life. Scuba diving holidays offer a unique and exhilarating way to explore the underwater world. Whether you're a seasoned diver or a beginner eager to embark on an underwater adventure, these immersive vacations promise unforgettable experiences.
Scuba diving holidays take you to breathtaking destinations, many of which boast pristine beaches, lush tropical landscapes, and stunning marine ecosystems. The highlight of our overseas diving has been our two trips to Chuuk Lagoon, Micronesia. We stayed aboard the dive boat the S.S. Thorfinn and enjoyed some of the best wreck diving in the world. Other dive expeditions have taken us to Tulamben (Indonesia) and Vanuatu. In Australia we have experienced a wide range of diving in and around Perth and Rottnest Is, the HMAS Swan (Busselton) and Exmouth.
Skiing holidays offer the perfect blend of adventure, breathtaking landscapes, and the joy of gliding down powdery slopes. Whether you're a seasoned pro or a novice seeking an exhilarating winter escape, the world's top ski destinations have something for everyone.
North America boasts an array of world-class ski destinations. From the iconic Rockies to the charming resorts of the Eastern Seaboard, the continent offers diverse terrain and extraordinary winter experiences. Explore the legendary slopes of Steamboat Springs (Colorado), Crested Butte (Colorado), Kicking Horse (Colorado), Banff (Canada), Sun Peaks (Canada), Big White (Canada), and Silverstar (Canada) where fluffy powder and picturesque panoramas await. Besides the skiing, stay in luxurious mountain lodges, indulge in vibrant après-ski scenes, and the warm hospitality of these winter havens.
When it comes to winter escapades, Japan shines brightly as a premier destination for skiing enthusiasts. With its majestic snow-covered mountains, world-class resorts, and a unique cultural experience, Japan offers an unforgettable skiing holiday. From the powdery slopes of Hokkaido (Tomamu, Kiroro, and Furano) to the stunning peaks of Nagano (Shiga Kogan), there's something for everyone seeking adventure, tranquility, and awe-inspiring landscapes.
Embarking on a sightseeing holiday is an exhilarating adventure that allows travelers to immerse themselves in the beauty and culture of a destination. Whether you prefer wandering through ancient ruins, marveling at architectural wonders, or basking in breathtaking natural landscapes, sightseeing holidays offer a tapestry of experiences that will leave you with lasting memories.
From the awe-inspiring pyramids of Giza in Egypt to the majestic ruins of Machu Picchu in Peru, these destinations offer a glimpse into ancient civilizations and their extraordinary accomplishments. Stroll along the Great Wall of China, explore the Colosseum in Rome, or witness the grandeur of Angkor Wat in Cambodia. Each step uncovers secrets of the past, allowing you to walk in the footsteps of those who came before and discover the stories etched within these remarkable landmarks.
For architecture enthusiasts, sightseeing holidays are a feast for the eyes. Marvel at the iconic The Castles of Japan or be enchanted by the whimsical beauty of Antoni Gaudí's creations in Barcelona, such as the Sagrada Familia and Park Güell. Explore the futuristic skyline of Dubai, where the Burj Khalifa pierces the heavens, or wander the charming streets of Prague, where Gothic, Baroque, and Art Nouveau styles blend seamlessly.
We have also travelled to Hawaii, Guam, Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Las Vegas, The Grand Canyon, Fiji, Langkawi, Hong Kong, Niagara Falls, New York, the Ice Hotel (Canada), Turkey, and Penang, where we have enjoyed a range of activities, including sightseeing and relaxing.