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This Summer's Unusual Beach Activities

This Summer's Unusual Beach Activities

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 …

The Hotel that Rose From the Ashes

The Hotel that Rose From the Ashes

Stunning Hout Bay and The Sentinel, Cape Town

Gnarled chunks of solid silver  mounted in a picture frame are the only evidence that an elegant hotel near Cape Town isn’t the same building it used to be. The silver was once …

Exquisite African Isles

Exquisite African Isles

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 …

Skip the Greece Crowds In Aliki on the Southern Shore of Paros

Skip the Greece Crowds In Aliki on the Southern Shore of Paros

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, …

From Volcanoes to Ziplines: El Salvador’s Wild Side

From Volcanoes to Ziplines: El Salvador’s Wild Side

Tour guides often refer to El Salvador as “the country of 40 minutes.”  Because it is the smallest country in Central America, flanked by Guatemala to the west and Honduras to the northwest, you can easily hike a volcano in …

6 Spectacular Places to Spend New Year’s Eve

6 Spectacular Places to Spend New Year’s Eve

Fireworks by Terrapun, Courtesy of Shutterstock

Five, four, three, two, one…HAPPY NEW YEAR! Cue the traditional song of Auld Lang Syne to usher in the dawning of another New Year. From Times Square in New York to Trafalgar Square in …

Stylish, stunning and chic – and now cheap too

Stylish, stunning and chic – and now cheap too

Stunning Cape Town – now ranked as one of the world’s cheapest cities. Photo: Cape Town Tourism

If you’re looking for a cheap holiday, Cape Town has probably never topped your travel agenda. This gloriously swanky South African city has …

Casa Marina Key West: A Spoiled Waldorf Astoria Salad

Casa Marina Key West: A Spoiled Waldorf Astoria Salad

First time at a Waldorf. Expectations: High. I admit it. My girlfriend—a 5-star hotel connoisseur, same as me—has stayed there two other times, and she’s been raving about it. It’s nearly a 5-hour drive from Miami, so when we pull …

Three Beautiful Beaches in South Goa, India

Three Beautiful Beaches in South Goa, India

Patnem Beach
Patnem Beach

I travel frequently, and always prepare for my various jaunts doing fact-finding, participating in forums, asking friends, and even reading literature from my destination country. I’m prepared, but not too prepared, ever open to the spur-of-the-moment experiences traveling …

Roatán – Ultra-Relaxed to High Energy in Honduras’s Bay Islands

Roatán – Ultra-Relaxed to High Energy in Honduras’s Bay Islands

View from Anthony’s Key toward Roatan (credit: Hal Peat)

You might feel like you have escaped to the edge of the planet, but in fact you have just reached the edge of the south Caribbean when you arrive on the …

Curacao’s Colorful Kaleidoscope of Adventures

Curacao’s Colorful Kaleidoscope of Adventures

Beyond the historic handelskade lies an island full of surprises!

Photo courtesy of www.curacao.com

Chances are good if you have ever looked up the Caribbean island of Curacao, you would have seen a photo similar to this one above- a …

Kaua’i Adventures For Your Heart & Soul

Kaua’i Adventures For Your Heart & Soul

Have you ever visited Kaua’i? Chances are, if you did you saw terrific beaches, not to mention great hotels, world-class golfing, sweet local restaurants, and (if you got really lucky), the elusive “green flash” which supposedly appears on the famous …

Port Elizabeth: South Africa’s Sunshine Coast

Port Elizabeth: South Africa’s Sunshine Coast

If you’re looking for cosmopolitan urban culture or beautiful buildings, Port Elizabeth won’t be your first choice for a South African holiday destination. It’s a busy yet relatively crime-free industrial city (important to the South African motor industry) that marks …

Puerto Vallarta-Then & Now

Puerto Vallarta-Then & Now

     It’s been thirty years since I last visited Puerto Vallarta, but in retrospect, that trip in my early 20’s turned out to be a life defining one. I credit the time spent among the locals there –so …

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