Cahuita – Costa Rica With a Caribbean Lilt

December 2, 2016 - Sin comentarios

The Pacific beaches of Costa Rica have over the years become increasingly and deservedly well known as an international travel destination, but still less well known is that this small Central America country also boasts a lovely Caribbean coastl...Leer más

Alentejo Dreamin’ – Beachy, Bucolic Portugal

September 2, 2016 - Sin comentarios

photo | Carpeira When it comes to the many attractions of Portugal, cities like Lisbon, Porto, and Coimbra, along with regions such as the Algarve, seem to get much of the attention. But down between Lisbon and the Algarve lies a low-slung, low-k...Leer más

The Glorious Under-the-Radar Beaches of Oaxaca, Mexico

August 17, 2016 - 1 comentario

photo | LMspencer Think Mexico beaches and what naturally comes to mind is the likes of Cancún and the Riviera Maya on the Caribbean, and over on the Pacific, Los Cabos, Puerto Vallarta, Acapulco, and maybe Mazatlán. But if you want to hit san...Leer más

La Gomera: the ‘Whistling’ Canary Island

May 19, 2016 - Sin comentarios

The first time I visited La Gomera was in 2012 for The Independent, following an invitation from the minister for tourism. I had a pair of concerns, however, to raise with the good señor: A. I don’t drive, and B. I’m a vegetarian. No worries, ...Leer más

An Introduction to Portugal’s Algarve

May 4, 2016 - Sin comentarios

Spain’s petite next-door neighbour is a seemingly endless source of fascinating and pleasure for visitors, but Portugal's most popular area with sun-seeking holidaymakers for generations has been its southernmost region, the 4,997-square-kilom...Leer más

Biarritz: Classic Élegance Meets New Cool

March 1, 2016 - Sin comentarios

Astride the coast of the Aquitaine region and France’s Basque Country, the country’s southwesternmost city (just 19 kilometres/12 miles from the Spanish border) has been one of its most famous seaside resorts since the mid-19th century. And s...Leer más

San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua’s Top Beach Town

January 12, 2016 - Sin comentarios

Along with its ecotourism, volcanoes, and historic cities such as Granada, Central America's largest country is a growing favourite among the world's surfers, and so a number of Nicaragua's coastal towns have been evolving from fishing v...Leer más

Exploring the Basque Country’s Spectacular Coast

November 16, 2015 - Sin comentarios

The north of Spain is known for its green, mystical lands, imbued with its ancestral past and singularly lovely landscapes - especially along its coast. There's no better example than the easternmost of the Basque Country's three provinces, Gipuz...Leer más

Lauding Fort Lauderdale, Florida

November 2, 2015 - Sin comentarios

Growing up in Miami, I always found found our neighbour just to the north a pleasant enough but somewhat nondescript place. Fort Lauderdale's main attributes appeared to be some impressive waterways, a decent ocean beach - and of course a ro...Leer más

10 Dreamy Caribbean Beaches of Costa Rica

October 29, 2015 - Sin comentarios

Last year I surf-waxed poetic about the glorious beaches of Costa Rica’s Pacific Ocean coast, one of its top tourism draws. A bit less well known and fewer in number, but no less glorious, are the strands along the country’s 200 kilometres (3...Leer más

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