Beach Travel

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 […]

The Expeditioner Staff: Our 5 Favorite Beaches In The World (And Why)

Friday, August 12, 2011

Matt A convenient 12-hour jaunt north from the Mozambique capital of Maputo in a sure-to-break-down Chinese-donated bus crammed full of German backpackers, firewood-toting locals and a small baby playing with your backpack while its mother sleeps leaning against a window, is Tofo, a small fishing village known for generations by locals primarily as a fertile […]

Beyond The Beach: 4 Islands You Need To Check Out

Thursday, August 11, 2011

This “Beach Week” thing has gotten a little out of control. Matt brought someone’s Chihuahua to work and they’ve been wearing matching Hawaiian shirts for two weeks now, Jenna purposely burnt herself at the tanning bed to prep for some kind of destination post, and Luke has been the shirtless dude passed out in the […]

Boracay: The Light At The End Of Manila

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

I’m going to let you in on a little secret. I’ve got those Hollywood ad campaigns pegged: A sweeping shot of an unimaginably beautiful beach fades in from black. You picture yourself lying on a chaise lounge, toes in the warm sand, drinking from a freshly cut coconut. The picture quickly becomes a backdrop for […]

Passing Up Paradise In Colombia

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

When they felt there was enough fish to justify pulling the nets in, someone would ring a bell hanging from a palm and close to 50 men, woman and children would rush to the ropes to pull the nets in as quickly as our strained arms could muster. Teeth clenched, veins popped, and grunts narrated […]

Shh . . . It’s A Secret Place I Can’t Tell You About

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Each time I read about or discover an “undiscovered” place I promise myself that I will not be a part of its demise by writing some big, fancy article that subliminally says: “GO THERE”.  I mean, as much as I love sharing these secret destinations with you fine people, I have to draw the line […]

Seeking The Final Frontier In Palawan

Monday, July 11, 2011

The silver rays of the rising sun creep between the limestone outcrops that dominate the tiny bay; darkness divides into long shadows that slide back up the dampened sands. Beneath the arching palms, all is harmonious. Then the peace of my wood cabin is shattered by an almighty clatter of corrugated iron and a banging […]

Want To Know Where The Best Beach In The U.S. Is? Read On

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

It’s a terrible thing to say, but I usually detest going to beaches in the U.S. Many are crowded, dirty, and littered with rows of obnoxious high-rise buildings and condos. I know, I must sound like a very grumpy person, but as a traveler who has ventured to (and is very thankful for) protected beaches […]

Discovering The “Other” Hawaii In Kauai

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Though intrigued by many aspects of the Pacific — especially its cultures’ haunting music, like what’s heard in the beginning of Terrence Malick’s The Thin Red Line — Hawaii has never garnered much interest for me. Perhaps because of its position as the go-to vacation spot (next to Mexico) for most Americans west of the […]

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