The hotel has more than 20 acres of tropical landscaping and nearly 200 rooms. The resort has a number of distinctions. Isla Bella Beach Resort becomes the first full service luxury hotel in Marathon; the largest new private waterfront hotel in all the keys; and the first new resort built since Hurricane Irma struck Knights Key in 2017. … [Read more...] about Isla Bella Beach Resort to Open in Florida Keys in 2019
The newest addition to Blue Diamond Resorts' growing portfolio, Mystique Resorts, is a resort collection offering personalized experiences in strikingly beautiful places. Mystique Blue, located on Mexico's Isla Holbox, and Mystique Royal Saint Lucia are appropriate for both families and couples alike. … [Read more...] about Mystique Blue Boutique Suites Opens Up in Isla Holbox
In the last chapter of his “Memoirs” Neruda related the 1973 military coup that brought General Pinochet to power, and the death, during the bombing of the Presidential Palace, of his friend Salvador Allende. Twelve days after the coup that brought fascism to Chile, Pablo Neruda died. He was seventy and deeply upset by the tragedy taking place in his country. Neruda was buried in the General Cemetery in Santiago, and it wasn’t until 1992, some two years after the restoration of democracy, that his remains, and those of his wife Mathilde Urrutia, were transferred to Isla Negra. … [Read more...] about Pablo Neruda’s Isla Negra
Whilst monkeys, birds and cicadas passed on the latest gossip of the jungle, Bob and I told old travel stories of our encounters with the wild. I told him about being mobbed by crows at 4000 metres in the Himalayas whilst he told about a grizzly bear that had ripped open the front of his tent in Minnesota – It took one look at my friend curled up in his sleeping bag, turned up its nose and stalked away. … [Read more...] about The Jungle of Palenque
Rips and currents can be very strong, and large waves can appear from out the blue. If you swim out any far distance, keep looking back to the beach and focus on a certain point – like a building, rock, certain scenery or people – and make sure that the focus point is always in view and that you are not drifting too far left or right. If you get caught in a riptide, don’t panic and don’t try to swim back to the beach against it. You’ll quickly tire yourself out. You can either swim parallel to the current until you are out of the rip and then head back to shore. … [Read more...] about Tips on Isla de Fuerteventura Warnings or Dangers – Stay Safe!