Beach Travel

Welcome To Diu: Goa 30 Years Ago

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

I was only but a slowly developing zygote 30 years ago, but in the world of travel lore, Goa was the place to be around that magical time period during the 1970’s. Today? Not so much. But for the chance of experiencing your very own sense of discovery, try heading north to Diu. Not that […]

St. Get Me To A Caribbean Beach As Soon As Possible

Friday, September 25, 2009

The island of St. Vincent (not to be confused with the singer named St. Vincent) is actually the main island of the country of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and it contains an active volcano — which last blew its lid in 1979 — that could one day obliterate St. Vincent, leaving St. Vincent without […]

Pitcairn Island: Get There While You Can

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

This little island on the edge of the southern Pacific Ocean, is still home to the descendents of the famous “Mutiny On The Bounty.” At least for now. This Telegraph article notes the people currently living in Pitcairn may be the last generation to eek out a living there. Heavily subsidized by the British government, it […]

Colombia Calling (Part Two)

Sunday, September 6, 2009

The easy part of about Playa Grande is falling for it immediately. The hard part? Getting there. By Matt Stabile I STUCK MY HEAD OUT THE OPEN DOOR OF THE BUS and looked down a steep cliff wall that descended into a wide bay. The public buses in Colombia are usually beat-up looking affairs, with […]

Colombia Calling (Part One)

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Maybe secluded bays and pristine beaches aren’t the first things that pop into people’s head when they think of Colombia, but a trip to Colombia’s Caribbean coast reveals just that. And the best part? No tourists. By Matt Stabile AS I LOOKED OUT THE BUS WINDOW AND INTO THE NIGHT SKY, I could see flashes […]

Beware Bonaire: You’ll Never Want To Set Foot On Land Again

Friday, June 12, 2009

The island of Bonaire is a mainstay in top 10 lists for the best diving in the Caribbean, with its favorably slow currents, 100-feet-plus visibility and massive variety of sea life (you’re able to see over 300 types of tropical fish here). But did you also know that this Dutch island has a thriving sea […]

Is There Anywhere In The World Where You’d Rather Learn How To Surf Than In New Caledonia?

Thursday, June 11, 2009

New Caledonia, the third largest island in the Pacific Region, is located about halfway between Australia and Fiji and is home to the world’s largest lagoon. The island is also an excellent, not to mention picture-perfect, place to finally take those surfing lessons you’ve kept putting off, like the ones offered at Nekweta Surf Camp […]

Panama’s Caribbean Paradise That You’ve Never Heard Of

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Kuna Yala, the coastal area of Panama along some of the most picturesque parts of the Caribbean that you’ll ever see, is home 72,000 Kuna, the native people that call this piece of paradise home. In actuality, most of the Kuna live on one of the 365 islands off shore, a chain of coral atolls […]

Top 6 Beach Towns In Chile

Thursday, May 21, 2009

It’s not exactly a secret, but when most people think of Chile, incredible beaches and cool coastal towns do not usually pop into their head (despite the fact that the country has about 4,000 miles of Pacific coastline). As Cathy explains in this Matador article, these towns have inspired poetry (Neruda – Isla Negra), offered […]

Off The Beaten Isle In Cape Verde

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

If you want to visit Cape Verde and actually enjoy the scenery, it’s recommended that you skip out on the island of Sal (one of the main islands for arriving international flights) and head out by plane to one of the many other islands that make up this 10-island archipelago, as was discovered in this […]

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