Articles Tagged ‘beach’

Postcard Perfect: St. James Beach in Cape Town, South Africa

Postcard Perfect: St. James Beach in Cape Town, South Africa February 9, 2012 | Postcard Perfect | Read More
The colorfully-painted changing rooms that dot St. James Beach are a site to be seen for any visitor to Cape Town. But what better way to see them than from the window of a vintage coach train? The Atlantic Rail runs along the coast of False Bay, from Cape Town to Simon’s Town, and offers a perfect...

Postcard Perfect: Quepos, Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Postcard Perfect: Quepos, Puntarenas, Costa Rica September 16, 2011 | Postcard Perfect | Read More
Puntarenas is the largest province in Costa Rica, covering a majority of the country’s western Pacific coast. This photo was taken near the town of Quepos, located fewer than 100 miles (160km) from the capital San José. Quepos is a popular destination with many bars, restaurants and a spirited...

Postcard Perfect: Navagio Beach, Zakynthos, Greece

Postcard Perfect: Navagio Beach, Zakynthos, Greece August 19, 2011 | Postcard Perfect | Read More
Navagio Beach, which means “shipwreck” in Greek,  may be hard to get to but that doesn’t mean tourists visiting the island of Zakynthos, Greece don’t flock to it.  Accessible only by boat, the picturesque harbor has a unsavory past. Although the details have become more...

Smokers, Speedos, And The Deep Blue Sea – 2010 Beach Etiquette

Smokers, Speedos, And The Deep Blue Sea – 2010 Beach Etiquette July 6, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
Ah, etiquette. The unspoken rules that automatically apply to every member of a society, the glue that keeps us in line and in check. We learned it at the dinner table as children, and now we may need to get up to speed on the rules that will apply to us this summer as we pack our bags, fuel our cars...

San Diego: A Local Spin on the Tourist Hot Spots

San Diego: A Local Spin on the Tourist Hot Spots January 12, 2010 | San Diego | Read More
While many spots seem like typical tourist destinations to anyone familiar with San Diego, add a local’s perspective and you’ll find another side to the looking glass – and discover why natives love it so much. 1. Balboa Park: Though the Balboa Park remains San Diego’s biggest...

Sydney Mancation, Darlinghurst-Style

Sydney Mancation, Darlinghurst-Style September 29, 2009 | Sydney | Read More
My mates are coming down to Sydney, and they want to holiday like men… well, what is that men do in Sydney? Truth is, they do all kinds of things. A lot of them sit at home scratching their bums. Others do nuclear physics just for kicks. Or they watch sport. Rugby League is the city’s football...

It’s Good to Be Single in Oahu

It’s Good to Be Single in Oahu June 10, 2009 | Hawaii | Read More
Who said Hawaii was a couple’s paradise?  I’ve been single for thirty years in Honolulu, and know from experience that single travelers have just as much (if not more) fun as honeymooning couples do.  Oahu in particular, being the most populated and having the liveliest nightlife of the state’s...

Diamonds Are Forever, But So Is Duct Tape: A Gear Junkie’s Take on Romantic Clichés

Diamonds Are Forever, But So Is Duct Tape: A Gear Junkie’s Take on Romantic Clichés June 4, 2009 | Gear Guide | Read More
You’re a traveler in a relationship and your sweetie has a birthday coming up. Or perhaps there’s an anniversary next week. Or it could be that you need the Christmas present to beat all Christmas presents. Not sure what to get? You could always resort to the standards (jewelry, gift cards,...