Tulum, An Unusual Coastal Town
Jun24

Tulum, An Unusual Coastal Town

The small coastal town of Tulum in Mexico’s Riviera Maya has a very slow rhythm, some absolutely stunning beaches, and is a short trip from Cancun.

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A Wonderful Thai Island Escape
Apr09

A Wonderful Thai Island Escape

Not every Thai island is packed with tourists and loud scooters. Here is one piece of paradise you should consider visiting.

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Review of Chaweng Lake Condotel on Koh Samui
Apr05

Review of Chaweng Lake Condotel on Koh Samui

Initially, the small Thai island of Koh Samui wasn’t on my radar. There were other islands that had scuba diving that had been calling my attention, as well as some others that friends had recommended. But, when we were offered a housesit in a bungalow practically on the beach, well, Samui was suddenly on the map. AsiaRooms.com offered to host us for a couple of nights in a lovely condo hotel before our gig was scheduled to begin....

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Essaouira, breaking from the chaos of Morocco
Dec07

Essaouira, breaking from the chaos of Morocco

Morocco is an amazing country.  It challenges you, amazes you, stuns you, and brings you through so many other emotions.  After time in Tangier, Marrakech, and other areas, like Fes, it’s important to go to other places to get a feel for the less chaotic side of this north African country.  After a few days in Marrakech, we were ready for the coast, and we headed to the coastal town of Essaouira (pronounced sah-wee-rah)....

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Monday photo:  Cozumel’s east side
Aug06

Monday photo: Cozumel’s east side

While Cozumel, Mexico, is an island, the more inhabited side does not have as much of an easy access to the beach. The western side is fringed with reef which means little to no waves, and popular swimming areas are also full of all sizes of rocks. The southern beach areas are filled with resorts and beach clubs which most days of the week are packed with tourists from the visiting cruise ships. Paved roads do not extend to the...

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