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Visiting the Caribbean Coast of Colombia

This week’s episode of the Where Else to Go podcast features Gemma from Two Scots Abroad. Gemma talks about their adventures on the Caribbean coast of Colombia. After a couple of months in Peru and Bolivia. she kept getting recommendations to go to Colombia. After time spent in the bigger cities, Bogota, Medellin, and Cartagena, she […]

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Orient Beach, St. Martin

Earlier this year, while on a Royal Caribbean cruise on board the Oasis of the Sea, we had a port of call in St. Martin/Sint Maarten. The island is owned by two nations – France, which owns around 60% of the island, and the Netherlands, which owns about 40% of the island. During our port […]

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Tuesday Deal Day: Summer Promotion at Nisbet Plantation Beach Club, Nevis

Nisbet Plantation Beach Club, Nevis

Swaying palms, powdery sands meet with tranquil waters, casual elegant dining, and cottage-style accommodations combine with summer savings to make Nisbet Plantation Beach Club on Nevis a perfect summer getaway. Spend summer vacation at the idyllic Caribbean resort and the longer the stay the more the savings with a Sultry Summer offer. Nevis sounds exotic, […]

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Postcard from James Bond Island, Thailand

James Bond Island, Phuket, Thailand

James Bond Island is officially known as Khao Phing Kan, and is a part of Ao Phang Nga National Park just off of Phuket, Thailand. It would most likely have remained an obscure area were it not for the James Bond film, The Man with the Golden Gun, where it was Scaramonga’s island. Do you recognize […]

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Postcard from Kihei

Kihei, on the island if Maui, was the first place I went to in the islands. It’s changed in the past few decades, but it’s still a great beach.

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Postcard from Galway City

Galway was one of those cities that you want to just hang out in. Perhaps a morning walk on the promenade along the Bay. Or a stroll through the Latin Quarter. Or a cold beer at a local cafe. Infinitely walkable , full of good food and great people.

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Tuesday Deal Day: Great Resort Rates at Semara Resort & Spa, Bali

Semara resort and spa Bali

Located in Bali’s new hot spot Jalan Petitenget, the 65-room Semara Resort and Spa is situated between the famous landmarks of Ku De Ta and Potato Head and only a short walk to the beach. This great resort is offering some great rates for travel between November 1st, 2013 and January 31st, 2014 in all […]

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Postcard from Roses

beach in Roses, Spain

On rainy Seattle days, I enjoy thinking about how lovely the coast of Spain is. Roses, located on the north end of the Bay of Roses, is a great beach getaway spot. And the Hotel Vistabella, where I stayed, provides a lovely view of the sand and surf.

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Florida’s Best Beaches

sunbathers on Daytona Beach

While Florida has become particularly well known for its theme parks, there is so much more to this diverse, vibrant and beautiful region than roller coasters and dancing seals. Boasting a year round tropical to sub-tropical climate, Florida is the warmest state in the U.S. and an extremely popular destination for tourists the world over. […]

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Less Seen African Beaches

Diani Beach, Kenya

Swaddled on its eastern flank by the warm touch of the Indian Ocean, and on its west edge by the grand swells of the Atlantic, Africa is more than equipped when it comes to glorious beaches. But beyond the obvious strips – along Egypt’s Red Sea coast, the well-trawled crescents of Morocco and Tunisia – […]

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You’ll Never Want to Leave: Hilton Union Square, San Francisco

It seems like everyone thinks about romance in February, but once Valentine’s Day passes, romance gets short shrift. One way […]

You’ll Never Want to Leave: Pantai Inn, La Jolla

For much of the northern hemisphere, January is winter and with it, the cold – often brutally cold – rain, […]

Introducing the Travel Reading List Challenge

Today I’m excited to announce the first of a couple of new projects that I’m launching for 2018 – the […]

2017: A Year of Travel in Review

While 2016 was a big year for international travel, 2017 represented a year spent enjoying destinations and activities closer to […]