As a graduate student, I finally had the opportunity to work on a project in southern Bolivia. Although I had spent previous summers camping alone while conducting fieldwork in remote areas, this was to be my first journey overseas, to a country known variously for coca growing, revolution, and the final resting place of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Continue reading
Advantages of Staying in a Private Villa in Bali
For less than the cost of staying at a good Private Villa or hotel in Bali you can now enjoy the luxury of a beautiful private villa with air-conditioned bedrooms and tropical bathrooms to dream about, spacious living and dining areas and spacious terraces, a lush tropical garden with your own private swimming pool, and well-trained butler to take care of everything around the clock.
Activities in the Caribbean for the Adventurous Traveler
What’s your idea of the perfect tropical vacation? Soaking up some sun on a quiet secluded beach? Reading a good novel while the sounds of gentle waves lull you to sleep? Not! If this sounds like a waste of vacation time to you, and you want to spend your Caribbean experience enjoying more active pursuits, then have no fear; many of the Caribbean Islands offer more than just a day at the beach and picturesque sunsets.
Activities and Attractions of Daytona Beach
Daytona Beach is world famous for its beaches and tourist attractions. When you travel to this area you will find twenty-three miles of fantastic white sand beaches. These beaches date back to the early 1900’s when people first used these beaches for automobile racing. Some of the fastest cars for that time period were raced along these beaches. The fastest speed was recorded at fifty-seven miles per hour in 1902. Today, driving is allowed on the beach but there are rules that are strictly enforced that state that no one should drive over the speed of ten miles per hour during the day. Also the stretch of beach that can drive on has been lowered to only eighteen miles.
Acapulco, One of Mexico’s Top Travel Destinations
Acapulco is probably Mexico’s oldest established resort town but, thanks to a recent renaissance, this remarkable town has maintained its status as one of Mexico’s top travel destinations and the place to be to enjoy a magnificent Mexico vacation.
It’s easy to see why Acapulco attracts travelers of all ages. During its endless sunny days, this Pacific coast town offers beaches that are second-to-none. Visitors can enjoy amazing water adventures or lie in the warmth of the sun and soak up the rays in this city that boasts sunshine nearly every day of the year, with average temperatures in the 80s. Delightful!
AC Power Adapters – Do I Really Need Them?
By now you have decided where you want to go and if you have read my ac adapter article you know whether or not you need to bring along some ac power adapters. Unfortunately, like many things in life, there are no exact rules governing travel adapters.
A Wedding in the Bahamas
Do you envision your wedding in a tropical paradise? Perhaps you see yourself exchanging vows on the warm sand beside an aquamarine sea or sailing off into the sunset with ten of your dearest friends to enjoy a wedding feast and the spectacular scenery. If such a scenario appeals to you, a Bahamas wedding can make your dream come true.
A Visitor’s Guide to the Poconos Mountains
Just off Pennsylvania and an hour and a half away from New York, encapsulated here are 2,400 miles of a perfect marriage between rich history and breathtaking scenery. No wonder World War II soldiers chose to rest there before leaving for battle. The Pocono Mountains are not only a vacation spot — for some it’s actually a place to call home since several people bought property there so they can enjoy all that the Poconos has to offer, year-round. The Poconos attraction began with a lone boarding house hotel built in 1829 in the Delaware Water Gap area.
A Venetian Vacation
One of the highlights of a trip to Venice is simply arriving. If you’re not the romantic type, you could take a bus across the causeway that connects the city with the rest of Italy. But if you want to enter Venice in style you have to do it by water.
Boats leave the airport for the city hourly, gliding across the shallow waters of the lagoon that has kept Venice safe from invaders for twenty centuries. You’ll disembark at St. Mark’s Square (Piazza San Marco) in the shadow of the famous campanile bell-tower. From there, a journey back in time begins.
A Trip to Iqaluit in Nunavut, A Canadian Arctic City
In 2004, I completed two Inuit art buying trips to Iqaluit (formerly Frobisher Bay), the capital of Nunavut, Canada’s newest territory. For both trips, I flew out of Ottawa on Canadian North airlines. The other airline that services Nunavut is First Air. Only the last half of the jets was allocated for passengers as the entire first half was for cargo. Being so remote, Canadian Arctic Inuit communities pretty well have to have everything shipped up there by plane or by boat during the summers since there are no roads connecting to the rest of Canada or even between each Nunavut community.