Beach Travel

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 […]

Koh Rong: Get There Quick Before . . .

Friday, May 11, 2012

Unspoiled, turquoise-green, powder-white beaches, inexpensive . . . You’ve heard these adjectives before when describing beaches in Southeast Asia, right? However, they’re usually followed up with such words as: full-moon party, MDMA, overcrowded, touristy. Thus is the result of decades-worth of word-of-mouth recommendations for islands such as Koh Phangan, Koh Phi Phi, Koh Samui, and […]

5 Amazing Spots To Dive Around The World

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

During my trip to Guatemala, a group of us started swapping life stories while at dinner in the small lake island of Flores, and when we came to the Australian guy in his late 20’s who looked like he could probably both crush me and steal my girlfriend — all in the same moment — […]

The San Blas Islands: Where Leo Would Have Gone If The Beach Took Place In The Caribbean

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Has it always been this hard to find an island that hasn’t been overdeveloped? If isolation is your thing, look no further than Panama. The San Blas Archipelago off the country’s Caribbean coast is a handful of islands (378 to be exact) where travelers can expect to find some of the most isolated islands in the […]

My Unplanned Romantic Adventure At A Surf Camp In The Dominican Republic

Monday, January 16, 2012

I can’t swim. Actually let me clarify: I am a shitty swimmer. I can perform a sort of freestyle that resembles a dying fish. And I do consider myself a doggie paddling connoisseur. Nonetheless, for my next vacation I decided to go to a surf camp in the Dominican Republic. “Are you crazy?” my friends […]

Top 5 Requirements For A Nude Beach

Thursday, December 29, 2011

If there’s one thing in this world that’s true, it’s this: Germans love getting naked. So much so, apparently, Florida believes marketing its beaches directly to this supposed demographic of buttock-bearing Europeans will boost the state’s tourism during slower months. According to The Sydney Morning Herald, an advertising campaign to attract nudist Germans is currently in […]

My Adventures At A Nudist Colony In France

Monday, October 31, 2011

I arrive at the entrance to the nudist colony on a beautiful late-September afternoon. It’s in the mid-80 degrees Fahrenheit so I figure there will be plenty of (naked) people on the beach. I’m no enthusiast, but I’m here because I have to be. I just moved into an apartment in Le Cap d’Agde, a […]

My Dolphin Adventure In Tahiti

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Thirty-four days after arriving in Mo’orea, I let out a sigh and look over at Riley. She’s sitting with her chin propped up in her hands, gazing through the window at the still, turquoise waters encompassed by those unreal jagged peaks. Twenty-two other students sit quietly, their eyes glazed over, spirits low. We’re in the […]

5 Best Places To Scuba Dive In The World That Have Nothing To Do With Fish

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

It’s hard to imagine that someone would get bored limiting their diving experiences to coral reefs, but for those looking for a little variety in their underwater adventures, why not try exploring some of the world’s best places to dive that have absolutely nothing to do with animals that could populate a Disney movie? For […]

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