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How to Plan Your Koh Samui Vacation

by Guest Contributor on October 20, 2017

thai curry

Koh Samui is one of Thailand’s largest and most popular islands, attracting visitors to the island for decades – and for good reason. It enjoys a beautiful climate, white sandy beaches backed by coconut palms, colorful long-tailed boats, towering cliffs covered in lush vegetation, amazing nightlife, delicious street food, freshly caught seafood, and many activities […]

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FREE Private Kona Coffee Farm Tours, Hawaii

by Mary Jo Manzanares on October 16, 2017

View from Pele Plantations Farm

Life just perked up for coffee lovers who truly care about what’s in their cup and are curious about where it comes from. Pele Plantations, a certified organic Kona coffee farm on the , now offers free private tours of its working farm. Grown on the volcanic slopes of Hualalai and in the North and […]

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10 Reasons to Visit Barbados for Your Next Beach Vacation

by Anthony Manzanares on October 4, 2017

choose barbados for you next beach vacation

Deep in the , the island of makes a wonderful spot for your next beach vacation. Barbados is an independent nation, but since it functions as a constitutional monarchy recognizing Queen Elizabeth II as head of state, it’s a quirky blend of casual island atmosphere tempered with a bit of good old British formality. Here […]

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4 Georgia Beaches to Discover

by Mary Jo Manzanares on May 3, 2017

Travelers weary of overdeveloped and crowded beaches will find the perfect remedy on Georgia’s Atlantic coast. Whether the destination is one of Georgia’s famous Golden Isles, a windswept national seashore like Cumberland Island, or the diverse experience that is Tybee Island, there’s a place where the shore is calm and uncrowded. 1 – Cumberland Island National […]

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Winter Warm Up on Oahu

by Mary Jo Manzanares on November 27, 2013

Hawaiian hibiscus

Outdoorsy adventurers and nature lovers can warm up on Oahu this winter with blood-pumping activities, sporting events and sweat-stimulating packages in one of the most scenic destinations in the world. Oahu’s vibrant outdoor culture is perfect for runners, hikers, bikers, swimmers, surfers, paddlers, sky divers, yogis, or anyone that enjoys being outdoors, but appreciates still […]

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Yaeyama Islands: Japan’s Best Kept Secret

by Guest Contributor on July 30, 2013

Ishigaki Japan

Smattered like droplets on Japan’s southernmost point are the Yaeyama Islands. Circling the central most island of Ishigaki, several of these tropical islands offer some of the best diving in the world, not to mention a splendid array of flora and fauna to rival anywhere else in southeast Asia. The Iriomote Yamaneko (translation:  Iriomote Mountain […]

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Hundreds of Beaches on the Island of Majorca

by Mary Jo Manzanares on December 13, 2011

Mallorca @ night

The island of Majorca offers hundreds of beaches making it a one stop destination for beach loving vacationers.  Majorca (also spelled Mallorca) has long been popular with European beach lovers, and it’s starting to be discovered by North Americans looking for an island that provides a little slice of heaven. The island has hundreds of […]

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The Beaches of Fuerteventura

by Mary Jo Manzanares on December 8, 2011

Fuerteventura surfing, Canary Islands

With white and black sand beaches, year round sunshine, and ridiculously warm weather, Fuerteventura, Spain offers visitors terrific year-round surfing, sailing, diving, sport fishing, and all sorts of adventure both on land and water.  Fuerteventura is one of the Canary Islands, owned by Spain and located about 63 miles off the coast of Africa. There […]

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Holiday-Worthy Restaurants in Aruba

by Jessica Colley on October 27, 2011

Aruba beach

Instead of all the regular cooking and cleaning of the holidays, how about an island getaway instead? A destination like Aruba will not only deliver lovely temperatures and that signature ocean breeze, but also some great places to eat that are worthy of a holiday celebration. A celebration abroad can be just as special as […]

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Planning a Vacation in Greece

by Christina Uticone on September 29, 2011

What does your fantasy vacation look like? Are there blue waters and clean white beaches? Do you imagine days spent on island sands, or a walk through history, visiting important archaeological and historical sites? A Greece holiday can be all of that, and more, with something to suit every traveler: the sun worshipping beach lover, […]

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