The rich snicker as the vast majority of Americans are so distracted they don't focus on record corporate profits, on record low corporate tax payments or on lobbyists buying tax breaks for corporations and loopholes for offshore accounts.
An "island getaway" doesn't necessarily translate into washing up on the shores of the Caribbean. Plenty of other islands in the U.S. boast the same laid-back, secluded feel that you can find in Barbados or Jamaica, but often come at a fraction of those sky-high all-inclusive rates.
In Galápagos, with fear and flight an ocean away, we are privileged to sit and ponder the eyes of the animals for a prolonged period of time. The result is profound and complex, one that left me lying on the ground for minutes in front of an iguana and trying to solve the mysteries of the universe.
You won't find hoards of tourists at these secluded beaches--just unspoiled sand and surf.
I had the privilege of touring college campuses last week with my teenage son. I didn't see it this way at first; in fact, I thought it was a dreadful way to spend spring break. I know I'm not suppose to think that, or God forbid, say it, since touring colleges with your kids is de rigueur these days.
The many lagoons surrounding the islands contain every single shade of blue in a hardware store paint palette.
"March Madness" has a different meaning when talking about spring break.
There's nothing quite like the sense of discovery one feels when arriving at a hidden gem hotel -- a truly special spot that is intimate, remote, underrated or all of the above.
Here, life moves at a tangibly slower pace than what most visitors are accustomed to back home. ''Once you come over that last bridge from the mainland, you just breath differently on the island,'' says one local.
I began thinking back to when I'd hang out with my friends at the beach listening to music on our transistor radios. We couldn't choose what to listen to and, in fact, anticipation was half the fun.
Where to go when you really want to get away from it all.
A small town with a big heart. The proud residents of this burg are fond of that municipal nickname, and it's hard to dispute its accuracy.
There are spa-centric getaways, family-friendly stays, and party-hearty atmospheres to be visited across the wide world of all-inclusives.
You didn't travel all the way down to a sunny island to stand on your feet all day.
Finally, dessert was served. Dark chocolate fondante with fragrant Tonka beans and red berry syrup, and a passion fruit custard with jeweled fresh fruit and miniature macarons.
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