The famous birthplace of Bob Marley, reggae and the Rastafari movement, Jamaica’s cultural offering to the world is far greater than its size might suggest. With varying degrees of success, beach resorts around the world have attempted to emulate the Jamaican seaside vibe, but once you’ve felt the sand between your toes on this Caribbean island, you’ll accept no substitutes. But it’s so much more than a beach destination. Beyond the swaying palms and white sands lie misty coffee plantations, the epic Blue Mountains, raging rivers prime for rafting and forests alive with exotic species. It’s not all wild. Manicured parks and gardens are a Jamaican specialty and you can spot ...
Bora Bora is a 30 km2 (12 sq mi) island in the Leeward group in the western part of the Society Islands of French Polynesia, an overseas collectivity of France in the Pacific Ocean. The island, located about 230 kilometres (143 miles) northwest of Papeete, is surrounded by a lagoon and a barrier reef. In the centre of the island are the remnants of an extinct volcano rising to two peaks, Mount Pahia and Mount Otemanu, the highest point at 727 metres (2,385 feet).
Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) is the main airport used to reach Paris. It is roughly 14 miles and about a half hour by taxi from Paris’ city center. Paris is also easily accessible by train to Gare du Nord. The Paris Metro system provides easy access within the city to all major attractions, so renting a car is not necessary. Navigating the metro is simple and affordable. Taxis are occasionally able to be hailed on the street but come within minutes when you call.
The wedding is over and it’s time for Mr. and Mrs. to enjoy some relaxing time together. Why not visit Niagara Falls Canada? Go for a stroll alongside the illuminated falls under the moonlight; Join us for some fun at the world renowned Falls view Casino; But first enjoy a romantic dinner for two atop the Skylon Tower in the Revolving Restaurant. Niagara Falls Canada has been the romantic getaway for honeymooners for over 200 years.
Since I call NYC home I must give a bit more history about this amazing place. This area of North America was originally inhabited by the Lenape tribe of Native Americans, specifically the Unami. Though European settlement began around 1609, modern New York City began with the formal creation of the five boroughs in 1898, and mass immigration followed in the early 20th century.
Mexico fills the senses, energizes the intellect and nourishes the soul. This huge country encompasses epic landscapes; from northern deserts and snowy peaks of the central sierra, to the jungle highlands of southern Chiapas and the beaches of the Yucatán Peninsula. Led by its gargantuan capital, Mexico City. Once you adjust to the relentless pace of life in this metropolis, you can indulge in world-class museums, dine in exquisite restaurants, cut shapes in clubs and barter at sprawling markets. Beyond the modern cities, lie sleepy villages where age-old customs and ancient beliefs endure.
Smouldering volcanoes, tropical rainforests, idyllic beaches, legendary surf and blistering sunshine: you need a good excuse not to visit Hawaii. Oahu, home to the state capital Honolulu, is the most popular island. Big-wave surfing took off here in the 1950s and pros still pilgrimage to Waimea Bay for its epic swells. You don’t have to be a veteran boarder to take advantage of the conditions, though: Waikiki Beach offers an easier ride for those still finding their feet.
The quiet coves and crowd-free beaches of the Bahamas offer visitors the intimacy of a secluded retreat within a paradisiacal expanse of some 700 palm-fringed isles. Christened baja mar (meaning ‘shallow sea’) by Christopher Columbus, these islands, with their astonishing hues of sand and sea spanning the color spectrum from twinkling turquoise to rose pink, are the personification of paradise. Crystalline waters secrete ancient shipwrecks and a rainbow of coral reefs, while pastel-colored seashells and vibrant clapboard houses perch atop a tropical landscape that resonates with exotic birdsong.