Tag Archives: island

Turtle Watching in Trinidad

Thrilled to have one of my closest friends, Hannah Enightoola, share a story here about turtle watching in Trinidad, where she was born and raised. Hannah has traveled far and wide, but she’ll always consider Trinidad her home. As my eyes adjust to the darkness, I gaze at the seemingly never-ending stretch of sandy beach, […]

Leave a comment Continue Reading →

Traveling the Dominican Republic with Kids

For those traveling the Dominican Republic with kids, here’s a detailed guide with tips and recommendations on the family-friendly things to do in this Caribbean nation. Miles and miles of powdery white sand and spearmint blue water: the Dominican Republic is just as dreamy as I’d imagined. This summer, we spent two weeks exploring the […]

Leave a comment Continue Reading →

Postcards from the Dominican Republic

the dominican republic postcards

Hundreds of kilometers of coastline define the Dominican Republic – some of it white-sand beaches shaded by rows of palm trees, other parts lined dramatically with rocky cliffs, wind-swept dunes or serene mangrove lagoons. Some of the bays and coves where pirates once roamed are now home to fishing villages and thousands of migrating humpback […]

1 Comment Continue Reading →

Where to Stay in Bali — Best Regions for Different Types of Travelers

where to stay bali

A Detailed Guide on Where to Stay in Bali: from Ubud to Seminyak Many people think of Bali as a touristy place that’s overrun by party backpackers. But let’s first get this clear: Bali is a big island. While south Bali is dominated by tourism, the rest of the island remains distinctly Balinese, with traditional […]

Leave a comment Continue Reading →

Traveling Jamaica with Kids: Why the Island is Perfect for Families

jamaica with kids

For the longest time, Alberto and I dreamt of visiting Jamaica. He’s always been a reggae fan, and I’ve wanted to be a Rastafarian hippie and grow dreadlocks since high school. On one of our first dates, we danced to Bob Marley’s music in a bar and talked about going to Jamaica someday. Fast forward […]

3 Comments Continue Reading →

Winter in Cyprus: How It’s Like

winter in Cyprus

Winter In Cyprus When planning our recent trip to Cyprus, we were a bit hesitant about traveling in winter. We knew winter in Cyprus would be warmer than elsewhere in Europe, but we weren’t quite sure if it would be the best time to visit. Would it be cold and gloomy? Or would restaurants and […]

2 Comments Continue Reading →

The Colonial Town Everyone Loves — Trinidad, Cuba

Trinidad Cuba

If you only have time for just one place to visit in Cuba (besides charismatic Havana of course), make it Trinidad. But don’t trust me on that, ask anyone and they’ll surely tell you the same. Trinidad is the Cuba that many people imagine: rambling cobbled streets replete with cigar-smoking men playing dominos, hat-wearing guitar-wielding folk […]

1 Comment Continue Reading →

Exploring Lanzarote’s Nature — Volcanoes, Blowholes and Hidden Coves

Timanfaya National Park

We are walking in the mar de lava – sea of lava – where massive blankets of solidified lava lie at the foots of Montaña Blanca, Lanzarote. Since seeing hot molten lava flowing off Guatemala’s most active volcano, Volcan Pacaya, I’ve become somewhat of a volcano buff. Sadly, there’s no sign of red burning lava flowing […]

8 Comments Continue Reading →

The Soul of Sri Lanka — Sigiriya Rock

The Sigiriya Rock from a distance

In the very center of Sri Lanka stands one of the country’s most iconic historical sites, Sigiriya Rock (Sinhalese for “Lion Rock”) — a massive column of rock that doubles as an ancient palace and historical site. From afar, it looks like a simple rock mount jutting out from a sea of greenery; but dig […]

Leave a comment Continue Reading →

The Great Barrier Reef from the Air and Underwater

20140514-152634.jpg

Just this morning, I hopped on a day trip from the Gold Coast to Lady Elliot Island, an islet in the southern part of the Great Barrier Reef. The 100-acre coral cay is the closest Great Barrier Reef island to Brisbane, Queensland’s southern capital, and is easily reached by plane. To get there, I flew on a […]

5 Comments Continue Reading →

10 of the Coolest Hotels We’ve Stayed At

A collage of the differnent treehouses at Treehotel

Thanks to this website and our magazine, we’ve had the chance to travel far and beyond, from Antarctica to Zimbabwe, North Korea to South Africa. Along the way, we’ve also been fortunate enough to stay at many extraordinary and outstanding hotels. These aren’t your conventional five-star hotel chain or backpacker hostel — you’ll be surprised by how creative and unusual some hotel owners/designers can be. […]

23 Comments Continue Reading →

The Lelioa Trek: Going Backcountry in Papua New Guinea

The ridges and rias of Tufi

The air is hot and steamy, and I’m completely drenched in sweat. It rained the day before and the trail is still muddy and slippery. There’s actually no trail to speak of, we are literally bashing our way through the thick vegetation that is sprouting in all directions. I am here on the Lelioa Trek, […]

1 Comment Continue Reading →

An Outdoor Lover’s Playground: Tufi, Papua New Guinea

The deck at Tufi Resort

As a first-time visitor to Papua New Guinea, I wanted to see and explore as much of the country’s famous tribal culture, hiking trails and dive sites as possible — and at Tufi Dive Resort I did just that. Located off the Solomon Sea in northeastern Papua New Guinea, Tufi Dive Resort is set right […]

3 Comments Continue Reading →

Updates from Papua New Guinea

By the time you’re reading this, I’ll be on my way to Papua New Guinea, a destination I’ve been dreaming of exploring for ages. I’ve flown more than 9,000 miles from Spain to explore this part of the world so you bet I’m excited to see what’s in store. As a unique archipelago, Papua New […]

2 Comments Continue Reading →

Highlights of Mauritius: from Islands to Mountains

Flying over Mauritius

We’ve just left Mauritius after spending a week island-hopping and exploring the beaches and jungles of the island. From the west highlands of Chamarel to the eastern shore of Pointe d’Esny and the northern coast of Grand Baie, we traversed the island in search of unusual experiences. And although we didn’t find quite as many adventures as we wanted to, we still had a […]

4 Comments Continue Reading →

css.php