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Bahamas - Long Island
What comes to mind when you think of the Bahamas? Luxurious resorts? Stunning white beaches? Tropical drinks dressed with cute little umbrellas? Me too! Not sure about you, but I'm long overdue for this kind of pampering. And in embracing the philosophy that self-care rejuvenates the soul, I'm in search of the perfect place that will replenish mine!

"Welcome to the Real Bahamas!" A number of locals greet me this way, but I'm really not sure what they mean. I've just come from the country's capital, Nassau, and the adjacent Paradise Island. And if these two hot spots aren't truly Bahamian, then what is?

Long Island, located in Bahamas Southern Out Islands, is as peaceful and secluded an oasis as you'll ever find. And here, overlooking one of the world's top ten beaches is Cape Santa Maria Beach Resort-my sanctuary for the next all too few more »

Japanese bentos, spicy Asian, all-American; Palau's multi-ethnic cuisine is pleasing to any foodie's palate and is a direct offshoot of this tiny nation's culture and past. The lush North Pacific archipelago, located between the Philippines and Guam, has seen its share of dictators. It was ruled by Spain in 1686, bought by Germany in 1899, sold to Japan in 1914 and won by the United States after WWII. Finally on October 1, 1994, it gained independence and became a free nation. Although it's enough to make your head spin, coming out of this political game of pass the hot Palauan potato is a culinary line-up that offers a lot more than just spuds. And during our week-long stay, we have the opportunity to sample the fusion of flavours. Here are a few of the recommended more about Palau »

To cruise or not to cruise - that's a question many of our middle-age friends are asking as they consider ways to spend their vacation time and hard-earned money. A lot of people have one of two images - the Party Animal Special with 20-somethings being rowdy and stupid, or the God's Waiting Room cruise with a demographic roughly equivalent to your local Senior Center.

The truth is that most cruises fall somewhere in between, although there are cruise lines and destinations known to appeal to the very young or to the very old. We just came back from our second trip on Holland-America - this time to the Western Caribbean - and we found both of those cruises to have a smattering of the young, a few more of the old, but a lot of people like us who were smack in the middle.

When friends ask us if they should try a cruise, we say by all means. We view cruising as a kind of sampler vacation - a week or 10 days in which you get to try several destinations and decide which ones you think you would enjoy visiting for an entire vacation period. The disadvantage for us is that we often feel like we would like to spend more time in a port when it's time to more about cruises >>

Yasawa Islands - Fiji
Backpackers and Billioinaires
It used to be that backpacking trips to Fiji involved a bus ride from Nadi to Suva, then a ferry to somewhere like Ovalau, Savusavu, Taveuni or Kadavu. No more. These days young budget travelers are lining up to go to the Yasawa Islands, a chain of 16 large volcanic islands and dozens of smaller ones roughly 35 km off the west coast of Viti Levu. The dazzling white beaches, clear warm waters, colorful coral reefs, and sunny dry climate make the Yasawa Group an ideal tourist more about Yasawa Islands Fiji >>

Kodiak Island Alaska
Visitors to Alaska who travel to Kodiak Island are surprised to find the mulitude of exciting wilderness options that are available. From the moment you touch down in Kodiak you are surrounded by wilderness Alaska. Kodiak is most noted for the large population of Kodiak Brown Bears, the world's largest land carnivore. Polar bears are considered marine animals and only they are bigger. If you visit Kodiak you will not only have a great opportunity to see Brown bears in the wild but also several different speices of whales including humbacks and orcas. The Island also has an enormous population of Sitka Blacktail Deer, Foxes, Bald Eagles, Otters and many more, too numerous to more>>

Koh Phangan Thailand
Koh Phangan is quite a small sized island (about 170 km2), but it offers a widest variety of activities. You can come on a Sunday, as a backpacker to Sunrise Beach, become a professional diver on Monday in Koh Ma and turn into a seasoned partygoer on Tuesday as you take part in the exhilarating full moon party. If you’re able to wake up on Wednesday morning, you can meet local people in the fishermen’s village Chaloklum learn and experience their traditional way of life. Additionally, you can join forces with your sportsperson alter ego and go trekking on Thursday; and on Friday you’ll have the unique opportunity to pretend being a Mowgli riding an elephant’s back in Phangan Safari. more>>

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