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Auckland’s Best Beaches

Mission Bay

So you’re in Auckland, the sun is out and you’re thinking, wow this is a great day to go to the beach: where do you go? West to the black sand and surf? North to the sandy suburban shores? Or closer to home to a city beach?

Auckland is located on an isthmus between two coasts – east and west – so there are many beaches to choose from. For some you’ll need a car, for others a bus ticket or short ferry ride will get you there in no time.

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October 24, 2013 by | 0 Comments

St. Barth: France in the Caribbean

St Jean

The island of St. Barth is like a miniature French Riviera that has split from its mother country and sailed off into the Caribbean. With its sumptuous duty-free boutiques, world-class hotels, and yacht-lined harbor, it’s no wonder that the island has become the playground to the rich and famous. But ordinary travelers can enjoy St. Barth, too, and for those North American-based Francophiles and romantics who dream of a quick getaway to Paris, there is a taste of France much closer to home.

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September 18, 2013 by | 0 Comments

Tybee Island: Laid-Back Beach Style in Georgia

Tybee Lighthouse

Just 20 minutes from the heavy antebellum charm of Savannah, the landscape begins to change. The horizon spreads open to reveal Georgia’s low country: a coastal waterway lined with marshes, sinking landscapes and a slow, lazy river.

Off the side of the road, you may see alligators lurking in the water, or cranes standing still in marsh grass. You’ll feel the slow pull of the tide as you drive further down Hwy. 80, away from the mainland and closer to the coast.

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September 6, 2013 by | 1 Comment

Eight Best Beaches in Florida

(Photo: Ft. Zachary Taylor Beach, Key West, Florida via Shutterstock)

In some respects, you can’t go wrong with any Florida beach you choose. But with more than 1,200 miles of coastline, you may feel overwhelmed by the possibilities. Don’t fret! Here’s your primer on the best beaches in Florida.

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July 26, 2013 by | 0 Comments

Niagara Falls Day Trip from Toronto

View of Horseshoe Falls from Maid of the Mist boat

As a kid growing up in New York during the 80′s, Superman II put Niagara Falls on the map for me. In the movie, a young boy climbing on the guard rail accidentally falls over the edge. Luckily, Superman is there to rescue him before he hits the raging waters below. 32 years later, I finally had the chance to go on a Niagara Falls Day Trip from Toronto to see North America’s largest waterfall, and the world’s most powerful.

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July 11, 2013 by | 2 Comments

Florianopolis: Brazil’s Beach City

Relaxing at Barra da Lagoa in Florionoplis

While the name Florianopolis technically refers to the capital city of Santa Catarina state (also the name of the island), locals refer to the entire island by its nickname: Floripa. The island is located in southern Brazil, south of Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paolo, and is home to 42 beautiful beaches. Given the large size of the island, we structured our trip to spend several nights on the northern side, followed by time further south in Lagoa da Conceição.

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June 28, 2013 by | 0 Comments

Sailing through Panama and Colombia

Snorkeling around the islands.

Because there is no road crossing, combining both Panama and Colombia into one trip has historically been difficult – the simplest way having been to hop on a plane. However, there is now another way. Signing on as ‘crew’ and hitching your way through the beautiful aquatic world of the Guna Yala archipelago. Not only will you be crossing continents, you will feel like you are traversing time itself.

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June 21, 2013 by | 2 Comments

The World’s Strangest Beaches

Giant's Causeway, Dublin, Ireland.

While white sand beaches with azure waters and billowing palms are nice, they’re far from unusual. For those looking for a truly unique coastal experience, the following beaches provide just that. Barking sand, star-shaped fossils and natural underground hot springs are just a few of the strange experiences you can have on the following weird beaches.

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April 12, 2013 by | 2 Comments

Oahu Submarine Scooter Adventure

A couple enjoying the Scooter Adventure.

If you’ve ever wanted to swim with the fishes but felt nervous about your skill level and knowledge of the underwater world, the Oahu submarine scooter adventure is a great way to explore under the sea without any dive experience. I got the chance to go on a two hour adventure out in the beautiful Maunalua Bay, just off of Hawaii Kai, motoring around on an underwater submarine scooter in 30 feet of clear blue water.

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April 11, 2013 by | 1 Comment

World’s Most Beautiful Waterfalls

Burney Falls

For those who love experiencing beautiful landscapes, visiting waterfalls is one of the best ways to add some extra beauty to a day in the outdoors. Not all falls are created equal, however. If you want to view some of the world’s best cascades, here are our suggestions.

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March 15, 2013 by | 5 Comments

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