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Video: Stand Up Paddleboarding off Kaanapali Beach, Maui

Intro to paddleboarding

During our recent trip to Maui, we had the chance to take a crash course in stand up boarding — a sport I had long wanted to master. It wasn’t my first time; I’d tried it once in Spain and another time in Alaska but had never quite gotten the hang of it. So armed [...]

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Slowing Down in Loreto, Baja California

VDP Loreto 2012: Simple

**Our teammate Elica Sue was recently in Baja California, Mexico. Here’s one of her stories from her trip to Loreto, stay tuned for more.** I recently just returned from Loreto in Baja California del Sur, Mexico, and am still just as enamored with it as I was when I first arrived. It was difficult getting my head back [...]

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A History Lesson in San Javier, Mexico

San Javier Mission

**Our teammate Elica Sue was recently in Baja California, Mexico. Here’s one of her stories from her trip to Loreto, stay tuned for more.** “More than 8,000 people come to visit for the fiesta on 3rd December,” said our guide, referring to their patron saint day. As our van pulled into town,  we were greeted by [...]

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For the Eyes, Heart, and Soul: The Beauty of Loreto

View from the Club

“You’re going to love this,” said Alejandra, the e-commerce manager of Villa del Palmar, whom I got to know well during my weekend at Loreto. We passed the wall of a rock with anticipation, curious to find out what awaited us. From behind the wall emerged a view unlike no other: Miles of pristine, cerulean-colored [...]

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A Quiet Corner of the World: Isla Coronado, Baja California

An empty beach

The warm Mexican sun kissed our shoulders, as we looked out into the horizon. A trail followed the boat as it skimmed the surface of the water, and white glass beads sprouted from the sides of the boat that cut the surface. The deep cerulean water hugging the islands in the near distance became lighter and lighter, [...]

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10 of the Best Spots for White Water Rafting

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Paddling over whirlpools of turbulent water and watching the landscapes go by can be such an adrenaline rush. Aside from the high energy buzz, white water rafting also makes for an exciting way to explore and immerse deeply in the backcountry. What better way is there to see the Grand Canyon than by riding along [...]

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Down to Baja California

Mountains surrounding Loreto

**Our teammate Elica Sue is representing us on a press trip in Baja California, Mexico. We’ve heard so many people rave about the region and can’t wait to hear all about it. Meanwhile, she’s sharing with us her itinerary here, stay tuned here or follow her live coverage on our Twitter stream.** As the summer [...]

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Miami Beach From Above

elcome to Miami! Buckle up and prepare for the ride!” Our pilot for the day shouts through the speaker on his headphones as we prepare to take off. We are at North Perry Airport, located 20 miles north of downtown Miami and we about to start our scenic flight around Miami. It doesn’t take long [...]

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Cruising the 10,000 Islands of the Everglades

Alberto on the boat

Across the coast of southwest Florida lies the Ten Thousand Islands, dotting the vast waterways of the Everglades like speckles of stardust. Lush, tropical and foreboding, these tiny islets form the largest expanse of mangrove forest in North America. These islands are also home to a rich diversity of native wildlife, including several endangered species. Despite the name, [...]

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Diving into Paradise: Florida’s Secret Isle

View from above

The pearly white beach is empty, except for our footprints in the sand. A regal 19th-century fortress stands behind us, but apart from that, we are completely surrounded by sparkling, spearmint blue water. Alberto and I hold hands and smile at each other. It’s almost as if we’re on a private island, in the middle [...]

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Exploring Riviera Maya’s Underground

One of the things that drew me to Riviera Maya was its multitude of jungles and cenotes (underground sinkholes), offering the perfect setting for some blood-rushing extreme activities. While traveling with Riviera Maya Tourism Board, I had the opportunity to join Alltournative Offtrack Adventures on their Jungle Maya Expedition tour to get a first-hand feel of these unique ecosystems. [...]

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From Africa to America: Updates, Travel Plans, and a Giveaway

South Beach, Miami

Having just spent a month in the savannas of Africa, we’ve swapped our winter coats for flip-flops and shorts, and arrived in Miami, Florida. This week, we’ll be traveling around the lower end of the state with Visit Florida, getting a taste of the outdoor adventures it has to offer: from scuba-diving in the Keys [...]

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10 of the Best Beaches in the United States

This is a sponsored guest post written by Leslie To. It’s a brisk 78 degree day without a dark cloud in the sky.  The sounds of crashing waves on the warm ocean shore and the cawing of seagulls from above add to Mother Nature’s soothing soundtrack. With a pair of sunglasses and a tall glass [...]

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Daily Travel Snapshot: Santa Monica, USA

At the sun-kissed Santa Monica Beach in California, USA.

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Daily Travel Snapshot: Yosemite National Park, California

Full moon at the Yosemite National Park, California. Photo shot from the town of Oakhurst.

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