About Michael

Founder of Visual Itineraries, Michael lives in Portland, Oregon.

Diving and snorkeling in the Seychelles

The Seychelles has a special place in my heart–I went there on my honeymoon in 2005, visiting Mahé, Praslin, and Desroches islands. Fabulous destination, especially if you’re a scuba diver, like me. Biggest, densest schools of fish I’ve seen anywhere, and I’ve gone diving all over the world. Tons of octopus too, which is pretty cool–I saw 8 in one dive alone. My friend and fellow scuba diver, Richard Baxter, runs a company called BuiltVisible in London, and they’ve created this cool infographic on diving and snorkeling in the Seychelles for their client, Raffles Praslin:

Snorkeling and scuba diving in the Seychelles

Infographic courtesy Raffles Praslin

Selfie in a Volcano in Vanuatu

OK, I think I’m a bit of an adventurer…and have done my share of rappelling, too. And I’ll admit to taking the occasional selfie.

But I’m not in this guy’s league.

volcano in Vanuatu
Sam Crossman and documentarian George Kouronis drop into crater of Marum volcano in the South Pacific’s Vanuatu, one of 5 places on Earth that have persistent lava lakes.

Check out their stunning video here on Wimp.com.

Overwater Bungalows – not just in Tahiti

When you think of overwater bungalows, you (like most people on the planet) probably think immediately of Tahiti.

In fact, they’re not really a native Polynesian thing–they were invented by the Bali Hai Boys, Kelly, Muck and Jay, who came to Tahiti from California several decades ago.

Coconuts Beach Club Resort, Samoa

Coconuts Beach Club Resort, Samoa

Although they’ve become wildly popular in French Polynesia, they’ve also been built all over the world–most notably in the Maldives.
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