off-the-beaten-path

Tetouan Medina

A photo tour of the colorful Tetouan Medina in Morocco

By Janice and George | May 28, 2018

Market day is the best day to explore Morocco’s colorful Tetuoan Medina – see everything from squawking chickens and mounds of spices to sheep and goat heads!

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Gokyo Ri trek

Snapshot Story #27: Blessed by prayer flags on a Gokyo Ri trek

By Janice and George | May 19, 2018

The less-traveled trekking route to see Mount Everest is Gokyo Ri. The views are astounding. And atop the peak, Tibetan prayer flags release countless prayers into the wind.

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Diamonds Mequfi Beach Resort

Diamonds Mequfi Beach Resort: New hotel gem sparkles in Mozambique

By Janice and George | December 18, 2017

With 50 sea-view rooms far from civilization, Diamonds Mequfi Beach Resort is an ambitious new hotel in northern Mozambique that outshines all expectation.

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Azura Quilalea

Make like a celebrity at Azura Quilalea Private Island Resort

By Janice and George | December 2, 2017

The private island resort of Azura Quilalea in Mozambique’s off-the-grid Quirimbas Archipelago wows with just 9 hand-crafted villas, colorful diving and a picture-perfect beach.

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things to do in Mozambique

Unique things to do in Mozambique on a luxury beach holiday

By Janice and George | November 8, 2017

Snorkeling with wild dolphins. Haunting colonial ruins. Millionaire hideaways. Northern Mozambique is as far off-the-grid as you can get. And perfect for a post-safari idyll.

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Ibo Island Lodge

Ibo Island Lodge, Mozambique: A trip back in time to a forgotten place

By Janice and George | October 28, 2017

Mozambique’s Ibo Island Lodge simply oozes character; it’s a fab restored colonial mansion! Must-do: Breakfast on the sandbar under a Bedouin tent.

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Chinzombo

Chinzombo: Zambia safari camp wows with luxury and killer leopards

By Janice and George | September 20, 2017

Chinzombo had us at the private pool. And we loved the eco-friendly air-conditioner above our bed. Killer leopard sightings at this luxury safari camp were a bonus.

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best places to stay in bocas del toro

Where to stay in Bocas del Toro? You’ll love these 3 darling places

By Janice and George | September 9, 2017

Where to stay in Bocas del Toro, Panama? We checked out these three best places: a beachside Bali-style resort, overwater bungalows and an eco-adventure lodge.

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Island Plantation Bocas del Toro

Treat yourself to the Bali-style Island Plantation on Bocas del Toro

By Janice and George | August 16, 2017

Romantic, a beautiful pool, eco-friendly, a cool beach club. Of course we loved our stay at the adults-only Island Plantation on Bocas del Toro, Panama!

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Costa Rica cruise

Costa Rica UnCruise immerses you in all of nature’s awe

By Janice and George | April 27, 2017

On our Costa Rica cruise with UnCruise Adventures, we hiked forests, snorkeled and saw sloths, capuchin monkeys and snakes. And we stuffed ourselves silly on great food too.

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Punta caracol aqua lodge

7 reasons you’ll love the overwater bungalows at Punta Caracol Aqua Lodge

By Janice and George | March 18, 2017

Built on stilts over the water in Bocas del Toro (Panama), Punta Caracol Aqua Lodge has just nine overwater bungalows. And excellent snorkeling!

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casa cayuco eco adventure lodge

Casa Cayuco: Eco-adventure at its best in Panama

By Janice and George | February 25, 2017

A monkey that “comes” with your cabin? Not unusual at Casa Cayuco, an eco-adventure lodge in Panama’s Bocas del Toro islands. Off-the-beaten-path, it’s a place to unplug and eat well!

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Chilko Experience

Chilko Experience: Luxury in British Columbia’s wilderness

By Janice and George | March 29, 2016

Think of pristine wilderness with awesome grizzly bear viewing, fishing, ATVs, rafting, horseback riding and more. Now add the luxury Chilko Experience Wilderness Resort. Nice, eh?

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Hotel Tugu Lombok review

Art? Antiques? Private pools? Hotel Tugu Lombok is gorgeous!

By Janice and George | October 29, 2015

Rescuing ancient temples, the “temple whisperer” turned his love for Indonesian art and antiques into the fab Hotel Tugu Lombok with private pools.

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