By Marla Jo Fisher | [email protected] | Orange County RegisterMarch 10, 2018 at 7:00 am You never really know what you’ll find when you head out into the Baja’s Sea of Cortez, but that’s what makes it impossible to resist. On a recent morning, we left our hotel at the bustling port town of La Paz, Baja California Sur, and took a boat tour out to Isla Espiritu Santo, one of the most popular ecotourism sites in Mexico. Several companies offer this day trip from town, and you can also catch a boat there from Tecolote Beach, a lovely stretch of sand north of town. We were picked up at our hotel and taken to a small beachfront palapa at Pichilingue, a district north of the city, where we had the chance to pick up snorkels and fins, in case we wanted to swim with sea lions during the day. Then, our captain, Loreto, and guide, Benjamin Duarte, loaded us into a small fiberglass motor boat, called a panga, used for fishing and everything else in Baja, for the short journey … [Read more...] about Baja’s Espiritu Santo island is a magical place where the life is in the water, not the land
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PUBLISHED: 11:00 20 January 2018 | UPDATED: 10:50 01 February 2018 Emily Cotton Where is your favourite place in the world to travel to? Picture: THINKSTOCK Soft_Light Why not beat the winter blues by booking yourself a trip to one of these top travel destinations, as chosen by people in Norfolk and Suffolk. Manhattan, New York. Picture: THINKSTOCK New York City, USA For those wanting to visit New York City, each season offers something a little bit different. The city is equally worth seeing whatever the time of year - Central Park is as beautiful in spring as it is blanketed in snow in the winter. Despite being famously congested, New York City is one of the most attractive urban centres in the US and has something for every taste and traveller. As well as its world-famous landmarks, such as The Statue of Liberty, Rockefeller Centre and The Empire State Building, the city is heaving with art galleries, museums and some of the world’s best eating and drinking … [Read more...] about Travel destinations: Where’s your favourite place to visit?
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Diane Bair Globe correspondent February 06, 2018 Aqua waters, swaying palms, powder-soft sand, and rum punch — ooh baby. If you’re considering a cruise vacation, it’s hard to resist the allure of the Caribbean. No wonder the islands often rank first among most popular cruise regions, based on quote requests at CruiseCompete.com, a cruise booking website. But beyond the usual Eastern and Western Caribbean routes lies a world of cruise ports that are way off the beaten path. (Jeju Island, South Korea, anyone? Or maybe a nice vacay voyage to Siberia? Check and check.) The industry continues to grow — by 20.5 percent for the five years from 2011 to 2016, according to Cruise Lines International Association — with 27.2 million passengers expected to set sail in 2018. To keep things exciting, cruise companies are expanding their … [Read more...] about You cruised where? Far-flung destinations lure the cruising crowd off the beaten port
There is no better time of year to enjoy the outdoors in every corner of Florida. The weather is consistently perfect, even as we face the prospect of another hot, muggy summer in a few months.The crush of spring visitors is testament to what those of use who live here already know: It's time to get outdoors!Here are a few of our favorite things to do outdoors in spring:Go campingThe DuPuis Wildlife Management Area features an awesome family tent campground on a bucolic tropical pond, one mile deep into the 22,000-acre refuge east of Lake Okeechobee. I really love this campground for its scenic beauty and access to hiking and biking. Only tents and pop-up tent trailers are allowed on 16 spacious but primitive sites. Each site has a picnic table and a fire ring, and there are two composting outhouses. Drinking water is available from a single spigot shared by all campers.There is a separate, open-field campground for RVs and travel trailers in the refuge's equestrian area. The RV … [Read more...] about 7 things to do in Florida’s outdoors this spring
By: Christy Woodrow 205When it comes to Caribbean islands, it’s no secret that they offer some of the most gorgeous and varied holiday destinations in the world, whether you’re letting your hair down in a bustling commercial hub or venturing further afield in search of deserted beaches. The island of Providenciales is the gateway to the spectacularly beautiful Turks & Caicos archipelago, made up of a sparsely populated and unimaginably pristine series of white sand bays and untouched coral reefs. You might hear this island referred to as “Provo” by the locals and if it’s not on your Caribbean bucket list, it should be! Things To Do On Providenciales In Turks and Caicos Providenciales is a traveler’s Mecca in the paradise island department, boasting beautiful beaches whilst being home to some truly remarkable luxury hot spots. With postcard moments around every corner and quickly developing commercial attractions, it can be tricky to decide … [Read more...] about Top 10 Things To Do In Turks and Caicos (Providenciales)
Monday newsletters always feature top 10 travel lists to inspire. Today (February 5, 2018): top 10 best things to see & do in Tanzania. Tanzania is one of Africa’s and the planet’s most beautiful and exciting travel destinations and a trip to this country should be on the bucket list of every traveler. Tanzania offers something for everyone, from climbing the famous Mount Kilimanjaro and observing spectacular wildlife in the Serengeti to exploring the labyrinthine alleys of Stone Town (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) and relaxing on the exotic Indian Ocean beaches of Zanzibar. I consider a journey through Tanzania one of the 10 most epic trips one can make in a lifetime. The country is also a magnet for discerning travelers since it boasts some of the best accommodations in the world. To help you plan your next holiday to Tanzania, I have compiled a list with my 10 preferred things to see & do in this stunning African nation. There is … [Read more...] about Top 10: best things to see & do in Tanzania
March 12, 2018 By Kirsty-Sian McShane Leave a Comment At the Southernmost point of Florida you’ll find Key West, a laidback tropical island that will have you feeling as if you’ve stepped straight into the Caribbean. Throughout its rich history Key West has served as a refuge to pirates, ship wreckers, smugglers, writers, artists, fishermen and musicians. With an eclectic atmosphere where life moves at its own pace, every hour is happy hour in this little slice of paradise. That’s right, Key West has recovered from the hurricane, and it is truly paradise again. Furthermore, the businesses need you guys (the travellers and tourists to return!) If there’s one thing we love doing on the blog, it’s promoting worthy destinations and that’s why we were excited when Expedia.com wanted to collaborate on a story for Key West. So get your butts back to Florida, your time and money means so much more than just an amazing holiday for yourselves, it also means … [Read more...] about Why you need to visit Key West, Florida AND why they need you!
Wildlife tourist attractions to avoid, and alternative suggestions that don’t harm animals. Do you consider yourself to be an animal lover? Most people who frequent wildlife tourist attractions love animals. We want to see animals up close because we are fascinated by them. We admire them, or we think that they’re cute. However, many wildlife excursions, activities, and attractions cause more harm than good. Did you know that World Animal Protection believes that over 550,000 animals suffer every day from harmful tourist operations and attractions? Most people are completely unaware that these animals are mistreated or live in torturous situations. One of the best ways we can bring an end to animal cruelty in tourism is to stop attending them. We can vote with our dollars. After all, these are businesses. If they cease to be profitable, their doors will close. With the help of fellow travel bloggers, here’s a comprehensive list of the wildlife tourist attractions to … [Read more...] about Wildlife Tourist Attractions to Avoid (and What to do Instead)
Fujairah is a fast-developing destination in the United Arab Emirates. Historical and natural features are some of the main things to see and do in Fujairah. The Masafi Friday Market, or as it is known locally, Souq al Juma, is found on the Dubai-Fujairah Road as you approach Masafi. The most popular items to bargain for are rugs, earthenware, antiques and souvenirs. This market is also a great place to buy other items such as mats, shrubs, and pottery from the Emirates. Additionally, there are some fruit and vegetable stalls. Despite its name, the market is open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day of the week. Near Fujairah there is a little island, named Snoopy for its shape. If you like to swim alongside and get close to fish and turtles, this is the place to go. Swimming and snorkeling here puts you in the beautiful blue waters and you get a nice view of the coral reef. You can dive also, it isn’t like the red sea, but you will be in the middle of millions of little … [Read more...] about Things to Do in Fujairah, United Arab Emirates
Panama’s accommodations have as much variety as its landscapes. In Panama City, sleek new luxury hotels lure travelers into glistening skyscrapers that tower over the rest of the city. Smaller, boutique-chic properties are the “in” thing in Panama City’s historic center, while large chain resorts dominate some parts of the Pacific coast and independent mid-range hotels offer unique options throughout much of the rest of the country. There’s pretty much something for everyone, but depending on your style and budget, you may do better in certain regions, cities and neighborhoods — so be sure to shop around for the right place to hang your hat. Panama has experienced an unprecedented boom in new hotel openings in recent years, especially in Panama City. The nation’s growing economy has made Panama City a “must” for the portfolio of nearly every major international hotel brand. The fact that there are thousands more hotel rooms today … [Read more...] about Where to Stay in Panama: Lodging Tips