Bay Bristo is one of my favorite spots on Grace Bay Beach in Turks and Caicos. Clint and I discovered it many years ago when it was a sleepy little cafe´ just two steps above the sand. We stopped by again a few months ago and it’s charm has only increased over the years. Their unpretentious ambiance and spectacular view is always mesmerizing.
If you’re planning a stag weekend (a.k.a bachelor party), you want it to be a once in a lifetime experience. Don’t bother following the crowd and visiting the same destinations, hitting up the same bars and beaches as all your friends have. You only get married once–so make your stag weekend unforgettable!
Lisbon is a great city for walking although there are some steep hills. We took a half day private guided walking tour around the central city, Baixa, and the old Moorish district, Alfama, with www.LisbonExplorer.com . Our guide was excellent, speaking perfect English and giving us a good orientation to the neighborhoods around our hotel along with a lot of insights not found in guidebooks.
One of Boston’s most family friendly hotels sits just a bit upriver along the banks of the Charles River, offering dramatic views of Boston’s skyline and lots of ammenities to delight visitors of all ages . I can’t think of a better location to introduce your family to the history and culture of Boston than at the AAA 4-diamond Royal Sonesta Hotel.
Some of the greatest fun in dining while traveling is trying things with unlikely sounding names. Case in point is a Mushroom Martini at the delightful Mangoes on a prominent corner of the main drag, Duval Street in Key West FL.
Picture a location with miles of handsomely tended vineyards, fabulous artisan farm to table restaurants, a beautiful waterfront setting, charming historic village, delightful luxury inns, grand estate wineries, active arts community and world renown theater performances. You might be imagining that I flew off to Napa or Sonoma, Bordeaux, or perhaps Argentina, but my fabulous getaway was a very short flight away…. to Ontario Canada…. just a bit west of Toronto on the north side of Niagara Falls, and a short drive from Buffalo New York. Who knew that Ontario boasts one of the finest wine growing regions in the world?!!
The light-aircraft flight to the tiny airstrip that serves Gunung Mulu’s surprisingly luxurious cave resorts is not for the faint of heart but it does give visitors a wonderful view of a lush, dark green carpet of rainforest broken only by winding brown rivers. The rainforest seems to go on forever, but all of a sudden vertical white limestone walls rise straight up from the jungle floor. Spectacular isn’t a strong enough word.
Now that Memorial Day is over, summer has really begun and it’s time to start planning some great weekend getaways. One of the best outings in New England is the Newport WineFest that takes place in along the glittering waterfront in Newport Rhode Island from August 19 to 21, 2011. The Newport WineFest is the largest outdoor food and wine festival in New England and last year attracted nearly 10,000 culinary enthusiasts.
Being an island nation our seafaring past is still evident in our ferry ports and the numbers of people who choose to travel to the continent by ferry. The ferries are used for day trips to the continent, two night mini cruise getaways, or simply to transport holidaymakers and their cars across the sea ready for the onward journey to their holiday destination. Travelers going to Holland, Belgium, Germany and even further inland into Europe can do so from Hull.
Caution: We’ve just read a report that Germany is in the grips of a large and dangerous E. coli outbreak that has already infected over 1,000 people and has resulted in at least 18 deaths. It is expected that E. coli infections will continue to spread throughout Europe and that more deaths are likely. Cucumbers […]