DISCOVER THE SPIRITUAL SIDE OF BALI

The mere mention of the word Bali invokes a sense of peace, a feeling of calm and a mood of tranquility. Known as the ultimate exotic location, the Island of the Gods is more than a place to go, see, do, eat and experience – it’s a spiritual place to just sit and “be.” As…

THE BEST OF BRAZIL: RIO DE JANEIRO AND SÃO PAULO

Long known for its white powdery sandy bikini-filled beaches, lush rainforests and colorful nightlife (where every day is a carnival), Brazil is the one place where you can spend a day viewing masterpieces in the museum by morning,  monkeys and whale watching in the afternoon and sipping a caipirinha  (national cocktail) and dancing the samba…

WHEN IN ROME, DO AS THE ROMANS DO

Perhaps you have heard the phrase “When in Rome, do as the Romans do?” Credited as far back as 4th century AD (and also made popular in the sixties song by Barbra Streisand “When in Rome I Do as the Romans Do”), the expression simply means live as the Romans do, giving you free rein…

Discover Costa Rica’s Caribbean Culture

Discover Costa Rica’s Caribbean Cultured City: Puerto Limón As the largest city in Costa Rica, Puerto Limón offers a glimpse into the culture of this captivating country. Located on the eastern coast, the city commonly known as Limón (Spanish for lemon) is famous for its vibrant culture that is evident in its Victorian Caribbean architecture,…

WONDERS OF THE WORLD

When you think of the phrase Wonders of the World, perhaps the Colosseum in Rome, India’s Taj Mahal, and Peru’s Machu Picchu come to mind. A concept that dates back to fifth century BC as a way for the Greek and Persians to herald their achievements in art and architecture, today’s list of man-made and…

SINGAPORE

By Mari De Armas Whether you’re spending a few hours or a few days in SINGAPORE, you will certainly want to make the most of it. This is a land rich with culture, history and delicious cuisine — and lucky for you, SINGAPORE is small enough. EAT YOUR WAY AROUND THE CITY Most Asian cultures…

A CULINARY & CULTURAL TOUR IN MARSEILLE

To be sure, you’ll always have Paris. But of late in France it’s Marseille that’s commanding the lion’s share of the buzz du jour. From the moment you arrive in France’s largest commercial port and second largest city, the excitement is palpable among both visitors and citizens. Marseille has always been fiercely proud of its…

TIME TO EXPLORE: MOST BEAUTIFUL ALASKAN GLACIERS

Awe-inspiring, majestic and breathtaking are just a few of the adjectives used to describe the massive mountains of ice known as glaciers and frankly, none of these do it justice. Synonymous with the “Last Frontier” known as Alaska, the state boasts some 100,000 glaciers covering 30,000 square miles, creating an inimitable backdrop like none other…

THE SECRET TO HAPPINESS IS A CARIBBEAN BEACH

The beach has always been my happy place. The majority of my childhood was spent on the shore of Miami Beach and I learned to surf on the waves of Maui’s Ka’anapali. I got married on Smathers Beach in Key West and discovered my passion for travel on the black volcanic sands of Los Gigantes…

PINK SANDS

Written by Mari De Armas Bermuda Bermuda conjures up images of beautiful homes with its unique white roofs, crystal clear waters, iconic shorts and, of course, the pink sands that make their beaches more idyllic than your average tropical paradise. These pretty-in-pink beaches are all found along the island’s south shore between Horseshoe Bay Beach…