Canyoneering in the Kingdom of Jordan

Wadi Ghwayr, Jordan

Rushing water pushed me off the rocks for the third time, so I finally accepted a hand up the short waterfall. We were a couple of miles up Wadi Ghwayr in Jordan’s Dana Biosphere Preserve. Wadi refers to a valley, stream or channel that is dry except during the rainy season. In this case, it […]






An Aerial Valentine: The World’s Most Breath-Taking Locales

Zeppelin Ride

By Chris Oquist – BanyanPilotShop.net While I’m no Anthony Bourdain, I like to think that I’m somewhat well-traveled. This Valentine’s Day, I’m offering up some of the most breath-taking locales I’ve had the pleasure of viewing from the air. Ditch the roses and chocolates, these are the gifts that will be remembered forever. Nazca Desert […]






Explore the Gambia: Nature Opportunities

Baboon Island

African destinations continue to be a popular choice for holidaymakers looking for a little more adventure than the typical short haul summer spots, and with Gambia flights from flythomascook, you can enjoy what this west coast country has to offer for less. While the stunning coastline and beautiful weather provide much of the appeal for […]






Christmas Ski Holidays: Top Five Festive Options

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It may still be the summer but it’s scary how quickly Christmas can creep up on you and if you want this festive season to be an unforgettable one, you could consider one of the all inclusive ski holidays that are available to book online at the moment. The mountains are a perfect choice for […]






Photo escape: Cooking school at Mesón Sacristía

Cooking school at Mesón Sacristía Ingedients

Attending a cooking class at Mesón Sacristía de la Compañia in Puebla, Mexico, was one of the highlights of my 2012 travel year. Chef Alonzo Hernández taught us how to prepare mole poblano, a classic Pueblan sauce rich with the flavors of chili, roasted tomatoes, and bitter chocolate. It’s not a simple process, and the […]






Photo escape: Riviera Maya sunrise at the Le Reve

Sunrise at Le Reve

In September, I was one of a group of bloggers hosted by the Riviera Maya Tourism Board. We stayed at the Le Reve Hotel and Spa which not only offer lux boutique accommodations and awesome food, but some of the most spectacular sunrises I’ve ever seen. I would wake before dawn and wander down to […]






Independence of the Seas: What’s on Board

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This guest post is sponsored by ThomasCook.com. We appreciate their support of this blog! If you’re looking for a cruise that keeps you occupied during the days and the evenings, Independence of the Seas cruises offer something for everyone. From action packed afternoons to glamorous nights, a cruise with Royal Caribbean is one that will […]