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It’s Better in The Abaco Islands, The Other Side of the Bahamas

WHY GO: Far from the hustle and bustle of Nassau and Freeport, the Abaco Islands offers a quieter alternative. Bahamians call the 130-mile strip of islands in the northern Out Islands the “Family Islands” because that’s where they go to relax. Recreation is of the annual boxcar races and flag football tournament variety. Instead of built-up attractions, the Abaco […] Read more

17 Best Things to Do in Kerala, India

At the southern tip of India, the State of Kerala is generally not on the top of the list for first-timers to this vast country, but is growing in popularity for good reason. Palm trees, tea plantations, backwater excursions, mountain hikes – this tropical region of India, settled (or conquered) by Syrian Christians, King Solomon’s […] Read more

Jaipur to Udaipur India: The Journey Is the Destination

It’s a ten-hour drive from Jaipur to Udaipur in the Indian state of Rajasthan. Most first-time visitors fly from one to the other, if they go to Udaipur at all. But add another day or two to your itinerary and you’ll benefit from a deeper dive into the smaller villages, where locals are happy to […] Read more

Best of Jaipur, India

The “Pink City” of Jaipur, one push-pin point on the “Golden Triangle” (along with Delhi and Agra), holds many surprises. Here, you find some of the most stunningly restored mirror ceramic-work in the world, a 300 year old “astrological” playground that will blow you away, a former Government Palace now a world-class hotel, and custom […] Read more

Jai Mahal Palace, A Taj Hotel, Jaipur India

Because it is run by the venerable India-based Taj Group (93 hotels in 55 locations across India, and 16 others – including the Boston Taj and Taj Pierre in NYC – worldwide), the Jai Mahal Palace in Jaipur holds bend-over-backwards service sacrosanct. As with other high-end hotel brands – Four Seasons or Ritz Carlton for example […] Read more

Hope Town Harbour Lodge: Hope Town, Abaco, Bahamas

Set between gingerbread-trimmed buildings and translucent aquamarine sea, on an island too sparsely populated to merit even one traffic light, Hope Town Harbour Lodge is a delightful collection of historic buildings and charming cottages. The resort sits perched on a tiny hill in the village of Hope Town, on the northern tip of Elbow Cay, a narrow […] Read more

Cabrera, Dominican Republic, the All-Inclusive Alternative

WHY GO: Not far from the popular beach town of Puerta Plata, there’s the much quieter and lesser known Cabrera, Dominican Republic. You won’t find manicured all-inclusive resorts here, but you will discover cliff divers, a blue lagoon, pristine and unpopulated beaches, and most welcome of all, small town hospitality. Things to Do in Cabrera […] Read more

5 Romantic Resorts for a Dominican Republic Destination Wedding

Imagine white lace, crisp linen, and your loved ones assembled in nature’s cathedral: a floor of white sand, looking out on translucent sapphire waters, with a canopy of lush tropical vegetation overhead. That dream can be yours at a Dominican Republic destination wedding. Carol Cain, founder of GirlGoneTravel.com, explains why she chose to wed on […] Read more

Travel to Cuba Legally and Cheaply: What You Need to Know Now

It’s still easier than ever to travel to Cuba, even with revised restrictions in 2018. Already most U.S. citizen may visit under the educational activities license although significant restrictions apply. And now multiple U.S. airlines have been approved to schedule flights from twelve American cities to ten Cuban destinations. Here’s what you need to know to […] Read more

When An Arbitrary Incident On Photo Safari Leads to A Viral Video

Last December, this Maven’s family of four traveled to Botswana and Zimbabwe with good friends – another family of four – who have been sharing our sense of adventure and world-exploration for several years. We spent nine days on photo safari (documented here and here), from December 19-29, 2015 and returned with camera SD cards […] Read more

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