The Next Big Thing in Golf

Gents and Lady Golfers,  there is nothing on the market that will protect your expensive golf bag from the damage it may encounter during a 4 to 5 hour round of golf.   My dear friend and avid golfer, Stanley Johnson has a patented accessory called the GB PRO.  It will do the trick and soon to be on the market. image Let’s support him at search for GB PRO
He may be open for an investor. We wish you much success Stan.


This aggregation opted for the 3 day New Zealand extension.   I agree with them, this was a purr-fect ending to a fabulous KATTRAX  tour.  Photos Courtesy of: Juanita McVey, Lucille Johnson, Shonda Leary and Chandra Ware..



The day spent at the Great Barrier Reef was awesome.  It will  long remembered by me. Just seeing everyone having a good time gives  me so much joy.   The day after,the group had a long day at Kuranda Gardens, saw Koala Bears – no Kangaroos but had a good time.However, Sandy and Chandra went to the Wildlife Habitat and there saw Kangaroos and Koalas.

My final dinner in Port Douglas was most enjoyable at “On The Inlet” –  open-plan alfresco, dining by the water. The food was top notch and I highly recommend it. We had a VERY early start the next morning (3am). There was an hour drive to the Cairns airport and a 5am flight back to Sydney.  Some were flying home to San Francisco, Atlanta, Houston while others had an Air New Zealand flight to Auckland. Marilyn and Barbara W were going later in the day (lucky ducks) to Melbourne (pronounced mel-bin). Also FYI:  Aussie’s  pronounce  Brisbane  (bris-bin)  and remember Cairns is not Care-ins but Kanz.

Thank you all for flying with me and especially to the shut-in who love to get stamps in their “passports” without leaving the states – Casso, CJ,  Dupree, Donnie, T-Dub & Lil Rico.

Next trips: Stroll Thru Black Paris – April 27, then  Afro Heritage in Colombia, South America May 9th.  See you soon~



An Underwater Day in the Land Down Under

My friends, there is some glitch that will not allow me to post pictures.   I guess you will just have to join me next year to see first hand.   I was not planning this for 2017 but if we have enough interest it will be on and crackalackin.

Our day started after brekkkie (that’s aussie talk for breakfast, mate).  It was a 915am pick up and the expert Quicksilver  Cruise crew picked us up and delivered us to the Port Douglas Marina where we boarded the double decker boat that took us to the Agincourt Reef which is at the very outer edge of the Great Barrier Reef.  Here, special reefs known as ribbons run parallel to the Continental Shelf.  Adjacent to the Coral Sea trench, these ribbon reefs are recognized as the most pristine Eco-systems in the reef’s environment.  Clear water provides the best possible underwater visibility, encourages rich coral growth and supports spectacular marine life.  On board with us were Marine Biologists, expert divers and  photographers. It was a well organized first-class operation.

The tour included morning and afternoon teas, a tropical smorgasbord lunch on the pontoon, snorkel equipment, coral viewing in a submersible sub, and an underwater observatory.  Now most in this group did all that PLUS all the extra stuff, ie, the Helmet Ocean Walk, and viewing the Great Barrier Reef from a helicopter.  They are too tough for me.  Everybody had a fantastic time.  I hope to have pictures for you as soon as possible.

Today was a leisure day and I spent my time enjoying this lovely resort and chillin in my private plunge pool.  Half the group went on the Kuranda Gardens tour where they go by rail through the rainforest and return suspended in a gondola.  That is the only place one can take a photo holding a Koala Bear.

Tomorrow half of us head home and the others fly to Auckland, New Zealand for a lovely, fun-filled, action packed  3 nights there and Rotorua.

Whats on deck?  Kat’s Tailor-Made Asia  May 10, 2017 and for those that need to add another Continent;  A 14 night ANTARCTIC CRUISE on CELEBRITY  FEBRUARY 18, 2018.  FYI : It’s almost Impossible To get space for 2017.  Well, you might have guessed it;  a lot of my Concierge Class staterooms have already been booked by my KATTRAX VIPs.  They are about the business, are serious and do not play.  Interested?  Inbox me at

Other 2016/2017 news:  there is still space for Jamaica in July,  FIJI in August, Barcelona cruise in Sept, South Africa in Oct,  Rio/ Bahia/ Iguassu Falls in Nov, 14 night Holiday Caribbean cruise on Princess to Trinidad in Dec/Jan.   We have 2 staterooms left for Canary Islands in Oct 2017.   Interested?  Inbox me at

Until next time, Keep God first place.  He’ll take you places you’ve only dreamed of.  Walk on by FAITH NOT SIGHT.



Our 2.5 hour flight on VIRGIN AUSTRALIA from Sydney to Cairns was sweet.  Thank you  Sir Richard Branson, I love your Brand.  Upon arrival,  we had a meet and greet and an hour later we arrived at THE PULLMAN SEA TEMPLE RESORT AND SPA.  We were a bit early for check in.  My room was ready but my m.o. Is to wait until all my guests have gotten their rooms before I make a move.

When I did step into my room, it far exceeded my expectations….thank you Simon!  I had a 2 bedroom unit with a full living room, full dining room with seating for 6, a full kitchen with BOSCH appliances, a washer/dryer, a covered outdoor entertainment area, a covered patio with seating for 6 and a gas bbq grill plus a private plunge pool with chaise lounges.  Let me tell you, “This is the purr-fect setting for chill-laxin.”

After resting for a few hours, 8 of us got the local shuttle into town for dinner at a place called SALSA.  I totally enjoyed my starter of duck pate’ with Muscat jelly –quite a combination.  Lucille was kind enough to share a taste of her Thai chicken spring rolls.  My main was snapper in a light yellow curry sauce, with jasmine rice and a scoop of crab/avocado salsa on top. Yummy!!!!

Tomorrow will be a full day excursion to the Agincourt Reef which is located at the very outer edge of the Great Barrier Reef. The adventure seekers in this group are more than ready for this once in a lifetime experience.


We had an early start this day and what a day it was.   We had 2 buses and our driver/guides were spot on.  Graham and Steve,  2 very nice and totally knowledgeable guides.  It took us about an hour to reach The Blue Mountains where the views from the look out points are magnificent.

Why are they called “blue”?  Because what the eucalyptus trees give off, mixes with the particles in the atmosphere, creating this scientific phenomena.  This was home to Aborigines hundreds of years ago and they  would do daily “burn offs” to prevent wild land fires.   That no longer happens so now it’s easy for fires to take off and get out of control.  We learned how the early explorers made their way through and then  800 or so convicts cut through to make a road.   From 1798 to 1888 over 160,000 convicts were sent to Australia, the penal colony. They  were mainly from the UK.

On our way to The Waradah Aboriginal Center, we passed through the most quaintest villages, i.e Leura, Katoomba.  These are Places Aussies  visit for getaways. I wouldn’t mind a day or two here to kick back.    Once at the center before the presentation and show;  several were making lovely purchases and handcrafted  items made by Aborigines.    To hear the story of their heritage and culture was fascinating.

After leaving the center, we headed to the BOILERHOUSE  for lunch which was included —2 lovely courses and beverages of our individual choices. Before heading back to Sydney, our last stop was the Botanical Gardens where Graham and Steve set up a bar with champagne flutes in the picnic area to toast to our onward safe journey.  What will it be,  champagne, mimosas or OJ?  What a splendid way to wrap up the day.

We have a very early start in the morning.  We say farewell to Sydney and fly to Cairns, then drive 1 hr to Port Douglas.  I so look forward to chillin on our 3 day stay at the fabulous  SEA TEMPLE from where we will head to the GREAT BARRIER REEF.

Next year will be the same time, same place.  Get ready –  MARCH 2017

See you tomorrow  in Port Douglas!