Beach Travel

Top 10 Eco Adventures in the Mayan Riviera

Sunday, May 17, 2009

With spectacular ancient ruins, underwater caves and some of the world’s best snorkeling, you better believe there’s more to do in the Mayan Riviera than sunbathing and sipping tropical drinks. By Alexis Korman This time of year, some big city folk like myself are not only pasty, but content with staking out a small stretch […]

Who Knew Morocco Was For Surfers?

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

For those looking for a little surfing getaway while in North Africa, look no further than Taghazoute, Morocco, a small fishing village in Southern Morocco that has started to gain a big following in the surfing community. Prime surfing season is September through April when you can expect swells from 3 – 15 feet, or […]

Which Croatian Island Should You Visit? Hint, It Rhymes With Gwar (I Think)

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Home to vineyards, all-night discos and perfect swimming conditions, the Croatian island of Hvar (the capital, appropriately enough, is also named Hvar) is the longest and (supposedly) sunniest of the over 1,000 islands in the country. A long-time visitor explained to the Telegraph that first-time visitors should make sure to head to “the little beaches […]

Where To Find The 10 Best Beaches In Brazil

Thursday, April 16, 2009

The Guardian compiled a list of the top 10 beaches in Brazil as chosen from some of the world’s foremost experts on travel to Brazil. Not surprisingly, many looked far beyond the famed coastline of Rio to come up with a list of beaches as far-flung as the river beaches in Alter do Chao deep […]

Catalina Island: I Don’t Think We’re In L.A. Anymore

Sunday, April 5, 2009

This Is L.A.? Just a short trip from the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles, Catalina Island seems like it’s worlds away. By Laurel Busby Except for a hectic trip to New York City, I hadn’t left California for a vacation in over four years. Needless to say, I desperately needed to get away. Unfortunately, […]

Why The East Coast Of Barbados Is, Like, Totally Better Than The West

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

The secret’s out: if you really want to enjoy Barbados, skip the pricey resorts and leathery tourists on the west coast of the island and Go East Young Surfer! to the real Barbados. As Danielle Pergament explains in her piece in this Sunday’s NYT (remember her? we blogged about her appearance — with video — […]

Kho Pi Pi Is For Lovers, And For Travelers Too

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

The newest video from John and Cara — who’ve been traveling the world on an epic two-year honeymoon (see all their vids from the trip so far here) — finds them in Kho Pi Pi, one of Thailand’s most famous islands (see The Beach and The Man with the Golden Gun). Parts of the island […]

China Meets Waikiki: Surfin’ Hainan Island

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Hainan Island, China’s southernmost province (geographically it seems more Vietnam than China), may not be a world-famous getaway just yet, but that will likely be changing very soon. Its tropical landscapes, giant beaches and surfing opportunities are helping to spur a boom in travel to a very un-Chinese like part of China. As the NYT […]

TheExpeditioner Guide to Colombia’s Caribbean Coast

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Here’s a little something I put together with some extra footage I had from my time spent on Colombia’s Caribbean Coast. Initially I was going to combine the above footage with my Cartagena video to make one “Colombia Caribbean Coast” video, but I ultimately decided to let Cartagena have its own video and to make […]

Top Spots To Snorkel In The Caribbean (It’s Like Scuba, But For Wimps)

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

And by wimps I include myself. That’s because I haven’t learned to Scuba, but I’ve also spent my life living in places where the ocean was either something you read about in textbooks (Colorado), something that was good to lounge near but not to go in unless you really love seaweed or had no fear […]

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