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Top 5 Coastal Towns In Morocco

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Spain still has the monopoly on coastlines blighted by ruinous tourism development, but Morocco, just a ferry-ride away, is still largely untouched. Aside from Agadir and its package holiday resorts, Morocco’s coastline harbors many intriguing settlements. Some of these have long been on the independent traveler’s radar, but some have hardly been explored at all. […]

Shhh, Don’t Tell Anyone: The Best Caribbean Islands Are Actually Off The Coast Of Central America

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

The little-known secret that most tourists don’t know about and that many travelers like to keep to themselves is that fact that most of the best Caribbean Islands to visit are not those found in that linear line of islands stretching southward from Florida’s southern tip, but rather are found hundreds of miles away, dotting […]

Navigating The Med On A Shoestring And A Smile: Part Two (The Subtle Charm Of Malta’s Seductive Smaller Sister)

Thursday, October 25, 2012

During this past summer Contributing Editor Hannah Bowman found herself on an island in the Mediterranean Sea. She liked it there, but didn’t want to stay forever. So, with a tent on her back, one month to play with and a handsome Flem by the name of P.J. in tow, she headed north. “Navigating the […]

Bad News Sweden: Phuket Is Full

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Bad news Sweden: Phuket is full. Well, not full exactly, but the Thai island (and its smaller nearby cousins, known for their white sand beaches and DEET-laced alcoholic cocktails) is on path for another record-setting year, with an estimated 4.7 million visitors expected to visit the island in 2012, up from 4.2 million in 2011. Quite […]

Some Ideas After You’re Done With Halong Bay

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Chances are your visit to Halong bay will likely involve an armada of small boats jammed with backpackers and local tourists navigating the waterways between the limestone outcrops that make up Vietnam’s most recognizable landmark. But if you’re interested in seeing some other just as interesting but less crowded sites, Lonely Planet has a few […]

What Island Was Tom Hanks Stuck On In “Cast Away”?

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Did you find yourself watching Cast Away and think to yourself, I wouldn’t mind being stuck on that island for a few years myself, sans the tooth ache and anthropomorphic sporting goods. Which begs the question: Where exactly was the Cast Away island anyway? (You know, just in case you get a few years off […]

[Travel Video] Cooking Demo At Sasi Thai Restaurant, Cancun, Mexico (Green Tea Smoked Salmon)

Thursday, July 12, 2012

In this video chef William Lafontaine, executive chef at Sasi Thai, shows me how to cook his specialty dish, Green Tea Smoked Salmon. Sasi Thai is located at the CasaMagna Marriott, Cancun, Mexico, a hotel Marriott graciously put me up in so that I could make this video. In an effort to keep up with […]

Travel Guide to Cancun/Yucatan Peninsula (HD)

Sunday, July 1, 2012

In this travel video guide to Cancun, I travel around Cancun and the Yucatan Peninsula, including taking a boat to Isla Mujeres (the small island just off the coast of Cancun) for some snorkeling, visiting the market at Parque Palapas in downtown Cancun for some tasty snacks, and exploring Coba, the former Mayan city, which […]

Top 10 Things To Do In Nicaragua

Monday, June 11, 2012

Nicaragua is beginning to appear on the radar of travelers, with its natural beauty and old-fashioned charm that neither tourism nor internal strife has ruined. It’s a low-key, slow-moving Latin American culture, inexpensive to travel and live in, and is often referred to as “Costa Rica 30 years ago.” Nicaragua is easy to travel within […]

Pan-American Transmissions Part 6: Capurgana, Taganga and Colombia’s Sweet Caribbean Cacophony

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Pan-American Transmissions Part 6 “Pan-American Transmissions” is a travel series from Special Contributor Diego Cupolo as he travels south from Nicaragua to Argentina. He has few plans, a $10-a-day budget and one flute-playing gypsy companion. Check back as new dispatches are posted from the road. The FARC is almost dead, and it’s dinosaurs that seem […]

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