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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 …

Desserts Glorious Desserts on the Highseas

Desserts Glorious Desserts on the Highseas

Chocolate Chocolate Orange Cake by Nadia Ali

When most people think about going on a cruise, the first thing that comes to mind is the dreamy vacation onboard a luxury ship surrounded by the sea. Spending evenings watching the cabaret …

Foreigners win with South Africa’s financial woes

Foreigners win with South Africa’s financial woes

Johannesburg, one of the greenest cities in the world

If you ever think about how politics influences your travel, it’s probably because you want to avoid war or terrorism. I never imagined politicians could affect travel by making a currency so …

Eriska – Scotland’s Fantasy Island

Eriska – Scotland’s Fantasy Island

Just a short drive from Oban, on Scotland’s west coast, is the quiet Isle of Eriska. Set against a backdrop of mountains, ocean mist and Scottish landscapes there is a certain mystique about it. Rattling over an old wooden bridge …

Thailand Travel Myths

Thailand Travel Myths

Thailand is a diverse and wondrous country located in the heart of Southeast Asia. It is also one of the most popular destinations for tourists worldwide, offering beautiful islands, tropical jungles, and ancient temples. There are several misconceptions about traveling …

MSC Cruises Brings Europe to Miami and the Caribbean

MSC Cruises Brings Europe to Miami and the Caribbean

Aqua Park on MSC Divina
The Aqua Park on MSC Divina has a retractable roof.

In the past, MSC Cruises has sailed hundreds of enthusiastic crowds out of a myriad of global destinations that include Europe, South America, and even Dubai. The Italian cruise line …

Where to stay in Istanbul

Where to stay in Istanbul

For millennia Istanbul has been recognised and admired as one of the most beautiful and exciting cities in the world. This unique metropolis was once the capital for three world-spanning empires: Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman. The hundreds of emperors and …

Nisbet Plantation Beach Club: What’s it like to stay at the Best Beach Resort in the Caribbean?

Nisbet Plantation Beach Club: What’s it like to stay at the Best Beach Resort in the Caribbean?

View From Beach Bar Nisbet Plantation Nevis
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 …

Island bliss in Africa

Island bliss in Africa

Sunset on Bazaruto island

Africa isn’t normally associated with tropical islands where you can wallow in luxury. It’s a continent painted with the brush of poverty, but beneath that false impression lie some wonderful countries waiting to be explored – …

Boutique B&B in North Wales

Boutique B&B in North Wales

Just across the North Wales border in Whitchurch is Willington Lodge – a tranquil boutique B&B that’s been painstakingly restored by its owners, Pamela and Richard Morris, who’ve managed to retain much of its original Georgian features. Bordering Snowdonia National …

A Tuscan Dream

A Tuscan Dream

Driving from Parma, navigating a winding mountain road to Tuscany, I came across Castello di Compiano, a medieval castle embraced by fortified walls and built atop a rocky outcrop of a mountain village. The castle’s jaw-dropping views across the Taro …

How to Access the Airport Lounge

How to Access the Airport Lounge

Admiral’s Club Bar Area
Photo courtesy American Airlines

 

You sigh, walk on by and sit at the airport’s main departure lounge, carry-on luggage at your feet, and jacket on your lap, only now putting back things into your pockets after …

Gaga for Gaudí

Gaga for Gaudí

The psychedelic works of Antoni Gaudí draw thousands of visitors to Barcelona, Spain, each year. While the eccentric architect completed projects outside of the city as well, his most impressive buildings are clustered in the Catalan capital. In fact, there …

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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