St. Moritz - Home of Winter Sports

13 Day Switzerland Tour — TOUR CODE: XSW 13 Day Switzerland Tour
TOUR CODE: XSW
Published on 2 November 2022

In his latest blog post, Dale Dunlop, The Maritime Explorer, delves into an active leg of his tour as he visits St. Moritz - Home of Winter Sports. If you are interested in what Adventures Abroad has to offer, please check out our Small Group Tours to Switzerland.


In the last post on this Adventures Abroad Tour of Switzerland, we walked the old city of Zurich which got things off to a great start for everybody. In this post, we'll relocate from Zurich to the legendary winter sports playground of St. Moritz and find out why it is considered to be the place where winter vacations first began. Please join our group as we explore this intriguing and beautiful place.

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Puamau, I’lpona Marae & Tahuata

FRENCH POLYNESIA — TOUR CODE: FP10 FRENCH POLYNESIA
TOUR CODE: FP10
Published on 1 November 2022

In his latest blog post, Dale Dunlop, The Maritime Explorer, visits two islands on his French Polynesian tour, Hiva Oa, stopping in at Puamau, I’lpona Marae, and Tahuata. If you are interested in what Adventures Abroad has to offer, please check out our Small Group Tours.


In the last post from this Adventures Abroad tour of French Polynesia, we arrived on the South Marquesas Island of Hiva Oa where we visited the graves of Paul Gauguin and Jacques Brel in the town of Atuona. In this post, we weigh anchor and cruise to the farther end of Hiva Oa and the village of Puamau outside of which is the most important archaeological site in the Marquesas, the marae of I'lpona. After that, we will cross the short distance to the island of Tahuata for a brief visit. Please join us.

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Zurich - Walking the Old City

13 Day Switzerland Tour — TOUR CODE: XSW 13 Day Switzerland Tour
TOUR CODE: XSW
Published on 17 October 2022

In his latest blog post, Dale Dunlop, The Maritime Explorer, begins in earnest his 13 Day Switzerland Tour with Adventures Abroad starting with Zurich - Walking the Old City. If you are interested in what Adventures Abroad has to offer, please check out our Small Group Tours to Switzerland.


This is my sixth post from a recent visit to Switzerland and the first in which we meet up with our fellow Adventures Abroad travellers to start the tour of this wonderful country. We will also meet our friend and tour leader Victor Romagnoli with whom we have travelled many times. This post will feature a walking tour of old Zurich which I assure the reader will be most interesting, so please come along for the walk.

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Hiva Oa - Visiting with Paul Gauguin

FRENCH POLYNESIA — TOUR CODE: FP10 FRENCH POLYNESIA
TOUR CODE: FP10
Published on 11 October 2022

In his latest blog post, Dale Dunlop, The Maritime Explorer, continues on his French Polynesia tour with a stop at Hiva Oa - Visiting with Paul Gauguin, along with another notable figure that stayed on the island. If you are interested in what Adventures Abroad has to offer, please check out our Small Group Tours.


In the last post from this Adventures Abroad tour of French Polynesia, we visited the island of Ua Huka where we took in a number of museums, an arboretum, and enjoyed a nice walk back to the Aranui 5, the passenger/freighter that has taken us to the Marquesas Islands. After departing our mooring spot near three motus (islets) off Ua Huka, we motored to the island of Hiva Oa which is the second largest in the Marquesas and the first to be visited in the southern part of the archipelago. Here we will make two stops, the first being at the village of Atuona where we will visit the graves of two famous Europeans. I hope you can join us.

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Ua Huka - Museum of the Marquesas

FRENCH POLYNESIA — TOUR CODE: FP10 FRENCH POLYNESIA
TOUR CODE: FP10
Published on 2 October 2022

In his latest blog post, Dale Dunlop, The Maritime Explorer, spent the day visiting all six museums on the small island of Ua Huka - Museum of the Marquesas. If you are interested in what Adventures Abroad has to offer, please check out our Small Group Tours.


In the last post from this Adventures Abroad journey through French Polynesia, we visited the island of Ua Pou which I think everyone in the group enjoyed tremendously, especially the display put on by the local high school teenagers. After departing, we sailed overnight to the island of Ua Huka which lies northeast of Ua Pou and about 25 miles (40 km) due east of Nuku Hiva. Despite its small population of just over 670 inhabitants, it has no less than six museums most of which we will try to visit during our stay there. There will also be an opportunity for a hike back to the landing spot from high above Vaipaee Bay. But it all starts with a most unusual and spectacular maneuver by the Aranui 5  just to get us moored off Ua Huka. So please join us for another day of exploring in one of the remotest places on earth.

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Topkapi Palace - An Istanbul Wonder

18 Day Western Turkey Tour — TOUR CODE: TW4 18 Day Western Turkey Tour
TOUR CODE: TW4
Published on 21 September 2022

In his latest blog post, Dale Dunlop, The Maritime Explorer, delves into some of the riches and splendours of Topkapi Palace - An Istanbul Wonder. If you are interested in what Adventures Abroad has to offer, please check out our Small Group Tours.


This is my 32nd and final post from our fall 2021 trip to Western Turkey with Adventures Abroad. The fact that I could write this much about an 18 day trip tells you just how many interesting places are included on this itinerary. In the last post, we visited the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations in Ankara which covered thousands of years of Anatolian history and archaeology. In this post, we will visit Istanbul's legendary Topkapi Palace, the seat of the Ottoman Empire from just after the conquest of Constantinople to the mid-1800s. If there was any place more connected with the phrase 'palace intrigue' I've yet to hear of it. So please join our group on our final day as we tour a place renowned not only for its riches but also for the deeds and misdeeds of its famous inhabitants.

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