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Beach Vacations

Miami Arts and Culture: More than Sun and Sand

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Posted in Activities, Archeology, Architectural, Arts and Culture, Beach Vacations, Destinations, Florida, History Tours, Sightseeing, United States of America

Modern skyscrapers on the Miami River in downtown Miami (Credit: Jerome Levine) Miami is probably best known to tourists as a popular cruise port and gateway to the sandy beaches of greater Miami Beach. But over the last decade, the downtown area of the city has been transformed into a
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This Summer's Unusual Beach Activities

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Posted in Activities, Beach Vacations, Destinations, Greece, Italy, Malaysia, Maldives, Portugal, Seychelles, St Lucia

Moonlight Paddleboard Yoga, Greece The Skiathos Princess: Participants can awaken their senses by performing YOGAqua (Yoga on Stand up Paddle Boards) on the glistening, moonlit waters of Skiathos with stars sparkling overhead – a truly idyllic and unforgettable atmosphere. Days with a full moon are revered in the Ashtanga yoga tradition
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Sparkly Souvenirs: A Guide to Buying Jewelry in St. Martin

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Posted in Beach Vacations, Caribbean, Shopping

The dual-nation Dutch/French island of St. Martin (Sint Maarten on the Dutch side) is known for a lot of things: crystal clear aquamarine waters, expansive beaches, great seafood and plenty of sun. Its sandy shores aren’t the only things that sparkle, however; the jewelry district of Philipsburg boasts brilliant jewelry
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The Fabled Colonial Key West

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Posted in Accommodations, Activities, Adventure, Beach Vacations, Biking, Birdwatching, Cruise, Culinary, Family Travel, Festivals, Florida, Food Tours, Garden Tours, Gay and Lesbian Travel, Green Travel, Historical travel, Holiday Travel, Honeymoon and Destination Weddings, North America, Romance, Shopping, Solo Travel, Spiritual Travel, Style, The Journey, United States of America

Key West Aerial View by Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau Key West is described as the southernmost city giving visitors a taste of the Caribbean without even leaving the US. The tourist board even states Key West is a “unique tropical island city.” However it is defined, Key West is
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Where to Eat, Stay, and Play During the Daytona 500

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Posted in Activities, Beach Vacations, Florida, United States of America

The Daytona Beach Welcome is right at the Speedway, which happens to be next to the airport. With the Daytona 500 coming up the weekend of February 19th, most eyes in the Florida city will be on the racetrack, but that’s far from the only thing to do
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10 Reasons to Visit Tel Aviv

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Posted in Beach Vacations, Culinary, Historical travel, Israel, Middle East

The view of the beach from the Dan Hotel Tel Aviv. The Israeli city of Tel Aviv may not be on your vacation list, but it should be. In addition to a history that dates back thousands of years, the city will surprise you with plenty to do, see, and
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Exquisite African Isles

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Posted in Africa, Beach Vacations, Luxury, Mozambique, Scuba

The Anantara Medjumbe lodge Skimming over the Indian Ocean towards the gorgeous islands of Mozambique is like entering a kid’s over-imaginative coloring book.
Water in a dozen shades of blue washes over the crisp white sand backed by vivid green palm trees. Your camera works overtime to capture some of
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5 Beach Resorts that Work for All Ages

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Posted in Accommodations, Beach Vacations, Caribbean, Family Travel, Mexico, Uncategorized

Dreams Riviera Cancun Pool Dreams Riviera Cancun Riviera Maya, Mexico
Just outside of the hustle and bustle of Cancun is another world in Riviera Maya. Among the resorts nestled in their own private kingdoms, Dreams Riviera Cancun is one that offers something for everyone. Tropical gardens align the land while
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AHI LELE FIRE SHOW HEATS UP KAUAI

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Posted in Activities, Beach Vacations, Culinary, Hawaii, Holiday Travel, Luxury, Romance, Uncategorized

Ahi Lele (which translates to dancing/jumping fire) is a must-see! After living on the beautiful Hawaiian island of Kaua’i for the better half of last year, I had the privilege of experiencing many jaw-dropping cultural performances from local artists, musicians and dancers. Because Kauai is the type of mind-blowing place
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Skip the Greece Crowds In Aliki on the Southern Shore of Paros

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Posted in Accommodations, Activities, Beach Vacations, Destinations, Europe, Greece

Santorini, Mykonos, Ios…The top spots in Greece’s Cyclades are definitely must-stop destinations on any itinerary through the islands. However, after a period of time you may find yourself burned out on cruise ship crowds or incessant partying groups from Italy, Australia etc. So how do you get a taste of
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The Best Seaside Cities in Istria, Croatia

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Posted in Beach Vacations, Europe, Family Travel, Romance, Solo Travel, Uncategorized

Sailing is an option for the beach at BiVillage Istria lies on the Adriatic Sea in Croatia. This region has actually belonged to a handful of other countries, including Italy and Yugoslavia, and has withstood the perils of war. The one thing that has never changed are the breathtaking views
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Five Fabulous Bed and Breakfast Locations to Visit for Mother’s Day

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Posted in Accommodations, Beach Vacations, Culinary, Family Travel, Florida, Food Tours, Garden Tours, Hiking, Lodging, North America, Style, United States of America, Wild Life

Mother’s Day will be here before we know it and I can guarantee that most mothers would adore a getaway with you more than any other present you can imagine. Hotels and resorts are perfectly lovely, but there is nothing as comfortable, charming, and unique as a stay at a
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Good Eats in El Salvador

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Posted in Beach Vacations, Culinary, Destinations, Food Tours, South and Central America

Papusas at a market along the Ruta de los Flores There are few countries where you can drive from the mountains to the beach in just a few hours – with natural beauty bursting from a variety of resplendent vistas, El Salvador is certainly one of these places. Visitors might
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Nisbet Plantation Beach Club: What’s it like to stay at the Best Beach Resort in the Caribbean?

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Posted in Accommodations, Beach Vacations, Caribbean, Green Travel, Honeymoon and Destination Weddings, Luxury, Romance

View from the Beach Bar at Nisbet Plantation It’s been named one of the “Top Resorts in the World” and “Best Beach Resort in the Caribbean” by Conde Nast and Travel & Leisure respectively, and it’s earned a Four Diamond ratting from AAA. What exactly does it take to earn
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