The city of Sochi in Russia is in the news still for the next two weeks, and many reports have created the impression that the city by the sea is the last place on Earth one would want to be. But Sochi might very well be on your bucket list of places to see before you die. Here is why.
The Sunshine State has a beach town for every sun-seeking traveler. Wander along boardwalks, pop into quaint galleries and boutiques, then plunk down a chair and soak up the rays in our 10 favorite Florida beach towns.
When going to a new destination, many of us stick to the beaten path; we'll go where the other tourists are going for the first time around. We love these seven underrated beach destinations; they're rarely a traveler's first choice, but perhaps they should be.
The luster of a beautiful beach -- vivid blue water, cloudless skies, warm sand -- belies the innate perils of the shore. Here are 10 common dangers of which you should be aware before your next trip to the seashore.
Something amazing happened on this holiday. It seems that all the years of spiritual practice kind of kicked in. When I stopped judging myself for the experience I was having, stopped hating myself for hating vacation, I discovered two wonderful things: humor and compassion.
Jalan Tol Bali Mandara will be a hard-working road, not only carrying tens of thousands of vehicles a day, but acting as a "tourism icon", symbolizing a modern, dynamic Bali of peace, prosperity and social harmony.
Whether you want secluded mountain-coddled coves and peaceful palm-lined stretches of sand or idyllic resort-fronted stretches and lively people-watching expanses, you'll find an abundance of the most spectacular beaches in the world.
Timing a family vacation or much-needed couple time over the Christmas to New Year break can be a major stress reliever. The idea of trading host duties of cleaning, decorating, and cooking for a relaxing beach escape or a luxurious ski holiday is definitely a tempting thought.
You don't need to splurge on a trip to the Caribbean to spend time on the beach this winter. These four U.S. islands have the sandy shores, seafood shacks, and sunny skies that will have you thinking it's summer -- even when there's snow on the ground back home.
The beach island of Koh Samet lays just a few hours drive and a short boat trip from the city of Bangkok. For an enjoyable and edible weekend, don't miss these local Thai treats and get a real taste of the island.
The mainland disappears as a sliver sliding off the airplane window. Ahead: a dark blue abyss striped turquoise from the Eastern Australian Current. Lady Elliot Island appears like a freckle on the map of Oceania, 46 nautical miles offshore Australia's mainland.
Keep in mind that everything around us consists of energy. That energy helps us more intensely sense the awareness of life than our normal five senses afford us. You can find this awareness in the simplest of forms, like that of a conch shell on a stretch of beach.