Beaches

Six reasons to stay at the Surfcomber

I’m usually pretty low-key when it comes to accommodation while traveling: all I need is a bed to crash on, a place to keep my things and a location that’s convenient to touristy sites and public transportation. I tend to save on where I stay and spend it on what I eat or what I […]

January 29, 2013 Continue reading…

Postcard from the Bahamas

I only spent a day in the Bahamas–the curse of the cruise ship vacation–but it was exactly the burst of Caribbean sunshine that I needed after a few chilly months in New York City. Seriously, the water was THAT clear. And the sky was WAS that blue. The few brief hours we spent dipping our […]

January 2, 2013 Continue reading…

Postcard from San Blas Islands

Palm trees, sandy beaches, complete and utter serenity: that’s what the San Blas Islands are made of. The vast majority of islands in the Caribbean archipelago are uninhabited, making them the perfect destination for a rowdy sailboat with plenty of booze and boys. Sailing the San Blas Islands was an incredible experience: one of the first […]

December 13, 2012 Continue reading…

Postcard from Taboga Island

It’s no secret that I love a bit of sunshine. So when I booked my ticket down to visit my friend Jess in South America, my only request was at least one proper beach day. A day where there was nothing to do but have plenty of girl talk, read magazines, soak up the sun, […]

November 29, 2012 Continue reading…

Postcard from Panama City

I talk a lot about places being on my list: those cities, countries and continents that I’m just dying to visit. The places that I’ve read books about or seen Facebook photos of, the destinations that friends have raved about or other bloggers have told me I’d love: Queenstown and Greece, Copenhagen and Brazil. More […]

November 8, 2012 Continue reading…

A day on a motorbike in Phu Quoc

One of my favorite travel days that I’ve never written about: the day I spent on the back of a motorbike in Phu Quoc. It was the perfect combination of adventure and relaxation: the thrills of off-road motorbiking tempered with sea breezes and hammock swings. I spent a few days lazing by the beach in […]

September 28, 2012 Continue reading…

Postcard from Mljet Island

After visiting Plitvice Lakes and sailing the Adriatic Sea, I thought I had seen all of the most impossibly pristine waters Croatia had to offer–and then I went to Mljet Island. Not only does this national park have woodsy paths and water that practically glows turquoise, it also has an abandoned monastery. On an island. […]

August 2, 2012 Continue reading…