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Star Clipper Cruise Review – Antigua and St. Barts

As we pull close to Antigua, here finally are the aquamarine waters that I associate with Caribbean waters. We're supposed to be docking in the port of Falmouth, known for the multimillion dollar yachts anchored in the gorgeous bay, but the swell is too high and...

Star Clipper Cruise Review – Guadeloupe

We've all had a great day in Iles des Saintes and are looking forward to the short sail over to Guadeloupe.  Guadeloupe is a volcanic island shaped like a butterfly.  The larger western side has high peaks and dense rainforests and is an important agricultural...

Star Clipper Review – Lovely Port of Iles des Saintes

We had a blissfully calm sail from Dominica to Ile des Saintes, a collection of 8 small islands off the coast of Guadeloupe.  All hands were on deck to watch our approach into the beautiful protected bay.   I had no familiarity with this destination, and...

Star Clipper Review – Ports of Nevis & Dominica

Anchored off Charlestown early on Sunday morning, we were thrilled to see Nevis' peak was in full view and not wreathed in clouds as is so often the case. Phillip, our cruise director, cautioned that Nevis is a sleepy little community on an average...

Surf and Turf Vacations – Championship Golf Plus Luxury Beach Club

The Renaissance World Golf Village Resort in St. Augustine Florida has a great promotion offering wonderfully affordable rates with access to several championship golf courses plus an exclusive luxury oceanfront resort.  As of February 1st, the Renaissance World Golf Village Resort has partnered with the...

Best Backpacker Digs For Surfing in Australia

The backpackers you choose to stay at in Australia will have a big effect on the amount of partying and surfing you manage to fit in. These backpackers in Sydney, Brisbane, Byron Bay and on the Gold Coast have all been carefully selected for...

Magdalena Grand Beach Resort
Intriguing New Resort Hotels For 2012

There's nothing like taking a ride in a brand new car or vacationing at a glittering new hotel that's been primped and polished to impress all who enter.  While the slow economy has diminished the number of new hotel construction projects in recent years, the...

Tasty Carolina Crab Cakes

Yesterday Clint and I stumbled upon some of the best crab cakes we've ever eaten.  One of the great pleasures of traveling is discovering totally delicious food in a completely unexpected place.  Such was the case when we stopped at exit 138 off Rt 95...

Dog Sledding
We’ve Got Your Winter Fun Right Here!

I just got an email from our friends over at that was packed with fun 'out of the box' things to do this winter.  If you're like me, when the temperatures dip, so does my enthusiasm for getting out off the couch and into...

24 Days Of Super Travel Prizes From HostelBookers

Today being the first day of December, means the countdown to Christmas is officially on! There are just 24 days left to get all your shopping, cooking and holiday card writing done.  To cheer you on your way, our good friends at have launched...