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15 Ways to Discover Your Inner Hippie at Zipolite Beach

Playa Zipolite is a rustic seaside town located on the southern coast of Mexico’s Oaxaca state, between Huatulco and Puerto Escondido. Zipolite’s claim to fame is that it’s one of Mexico’s very few “swimsuit optional” beaches and for its distinct hippie vibe which began in the 1960’s. The town is lacking in building codes and […]

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Mexico's Caribbea coast

15 Reasons to Go to Mexico’s Caribbean Coast

  You’re familiar with it. That glorious slice of land where the Yucatan Peninsula meets the Caribbean Sea. The iridescent turquoise water lapping onto the white-sand, palm-lined beaches.  Mexico’s Caribbean coast…the very definition of “tropical paradise.” Is there a bad time to visit? Probably not. But when temperatures begin their frigid decline and images of […]

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11 Fun Atlantic Coastal Escapes for Winter

Now that winter is upon us and an end to the frenzy of the holidays in sight, visions of escape routes to warmer climates are starting to dance in our heads.  Coastal and beach towns along the southern Atlantic seaboard are offering off-season rates and special weekend packages making their charming destinations and temperate winter […]

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Survival Guide to Bali’s Sensational Sister Islands

Bali is well-known to have some of the most beautiful beaches and snorkeling locations in the world. What is less known is that some of the best spots are not on the mainland, but just a short boat trip away, on and around Bali’s three exotic sister islands – Nusa Penida, Nusa Lembongan and Nusa […]

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Bahamas

Bahamian Rhapsody

I didn’t want to do it. Every fiber of my being was screaming, “NO!” The seemingly vertical drop looked bottomless. But I had no choice… after all, I had  a reputation to maintain. I’d already nailed adrenaline stunts like skydiving,  hang gliding, and tons of bad-ass roller coasters with ease. So why was a  “little” […]

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Spring Break at the Rosarito Beach Hotel

Looking for a last-minute spring break destination?  The Rosarito Beach Hotel in Baja California, Mexico, offers students and families everything they’d want in an affordable beach getaway. This iconic hotel was made popular mid-century as a retreat that catered to Mexican presidents, international royalty, and Hollywood stars, and the little beach town grew around it. […]

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On the Road in Oahu: Three Girls, Three Days

The best view of Oahu came right at the moment I leaned forward and tumbled out of the plane. Finished with an Aikido conference in which Marie and Rebecca participated (I was there to photograph the event) we had decided a short girls’ getaway as in order. After all, the conference was in Waikiki, so […]

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Bora Bora: Bungalows, Beaches, Baguettes and Black Pearls

Declared “the most beautiful island in the world” by author James Mitchener, Bora Bora has long been considered a destination for starry-eyed honeymooners who rarely venture beyond their luxury resort. But that is changing. As more and more women are choosing to travel alone or with friends, they are discovering that Bora Bora has so […]

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Bora Bora Overwater Bungalows

  When it comes to luxury vacations, few destinations can beat the magical island of Bora Bora.  Dubbed “the most beautiful island in the world,” by  author James Mitchener and “the pearl of the Pacific” by Captain Cook, this tiny piece of French Polynesian paradise bewitches all who venture to her shores. Just mention to […]

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The Adrenaline Junkie’s Guide to Bora Bora

To most, Bora Bora conjures up images of an exotic palm-fringed, sugar-sand paradise somewhere out in the middle of the South Seas, mostly visited by starry-eyed honeymooners who rarely adventure beyond their private overwater bungalow. While it is all that, Bora Bora can be so much more. Check out The Adrenaline Junkie’s Guide to Bora […]

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