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Seven Days in Bali

Bali

Call it serendipity. I received a text message from a friend today whom I haven’t connected with in a while. She mentioned that she was dating this great new guy and going with him to Bali for Christmas this year instead of home for the holidays. “I love love love Bali!” I texted back. “In […]

Punta Cana Rentals: Five Reasons to Pick an Apartment Over a Resort

punta cana rentals

Punta Cana, fondly referred to as the land of all-inclusives, is known for its massive ocean front property estates, where tourists are shuttled around in golf carts between the beach and the all-you-can-eat buffet. So, what is the alternative for travelers who want to enjoy those same pristine beaches and turquoise sea without having to hop […]

Punta Cana and the All-Inclusive Debate

all-inclusive

Are you a pro-all-inclusive resort person, or does the thought of buffet lines and Americans comparing their time-shares and late-night shot stories make you cringe? Personally, I tend to lean a little more toward the latter, although I don’t feel the need to be travel-snobby or judgmental about it. So, when I won a three night […]

What’s Up with Puerto Vallarta’s Beach Sculptures?

Puerto Vallarta

The Malecón sprawls along the coast with unique urban-artisan flare, at once modern and colonial. The seawall promenade is the beating heart of Puerto Vallarta, encapsulating the sophisticated art and creative nature of the city. Mexico’s Pacific coast may be known for it’s beautiful beaches, resorts and delectable food, but few people think about Puerto […]

Salivating Over Sayulita Mexico

Sayulita

Sayulita, Mexico…a little slice of heaven about 30 miles north of Puerto Vallarta, is a sleepy, scenic surfing town that has slowly gained notoriety over the past decade or so with American, Australian and European expats and tourists. Far removed from the of the big city Puerto Vallarta, Sayulita has a unique and funky vibe […]

Dolphin Bay Divers Retreat in Fiji

Dolphin Bay Divers

“No road, no disco, no air con- no stress. Leave it all behind,”  proclaims the Dolphin Bay Divers Retreat‘s website. When choosing our Fiji accommodations, we were looking for a few things: 1) proximity to top dive sites 2) seclusion 3) affordability 4) great reviews. Dolphin Bay Divers met all of our requirements: 1) Packages […]

My 17 Favorite Romantic Travel Experiences (Celebrating Love All Month!)

Romantic travel

As we celebrate love this month with Valentine’s Day, I thought I’d share a few of my favorite romantic travel destinations around this beautiful world of ours. I’ve been collating information for this post for a while, and it wasn’t ready for Valentine’s Day- but we can continue to celebrate love and romance, can’t we? […]

Fiji’s Romantic Papageno Resort

romantic travel

In Fiji’s southeastern volcanic archipelago, in the Kadavu group, lies the fourth largest island in the country, Kadavu (pronounced [kanˈdaβu]). The group is famous for its proximity to The Great Astrolabe Reef, one of the largest barrier reefs in the world. Despite it’s size, Kadavu is pretty remote. We took a tiny puddle jumper from Suva to […]

Travel Bloggers Share Their Most Romantic Destinations for Valentine’s Day

most romantic getaways

In the spirit of celebrating love this week, I asked some of my friends in the travel blogging community to share their most romantic destinations. Without further ado, here are some of the best places to canoodle with your significant other. I’ve divided them in to warm weather and cold weather categories. Warm and Romantic […]

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