tropical islands

Koh Tao bungalows

Dig the hippie-chic vibe of these Koh Tao Bungalows

By Janice and George

Where to stay on Koh Tao in Thailand? We chose the beachfront Sensi Paradise Beach Resort. But we also checked out other bungalow and villa resorts on the island too. Take a peek!

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Best hotels on Kauai

5 (Now 6!) Best hotels on Kauai, the Hawaiian garden isle

By Janice and George

Where to bunk down on the garden island of Kauai? We’ve stayed at six of the top hotels, from a boutique adult getaway to a grand and gracious resort.

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Azura Quilalea

Make like a celebrity at Azura Quilalea Private Island Resort

By Janice and George

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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Ibo Island Lodge

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

By Janice and George

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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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

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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tongsai bay review

Why You’ll Love This Koh Samui Luxury Resort: Tongsai Bay review

By Janice and George

For Thai-style coddling in beachfront suites or private pool villas, you can’t beat Tongsai Bay on Koh Samui. A beautiful private beach! Their famous “fruit lady”!

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most beautiful beaches in the world

10 of the prettiest beaches in the world

By Janice and George

Daydreaming of a beach with powder fine sand and limpid water to escape to? Check out 10 of the prettiest beaches in the world where we’ve left our footprints in the sand.

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top things to do in bali

Why all the buzz? The top things to do in Bali are as special as ever

By Janice and George

Beaches and surfing? Check. Luxury spas? You bet. Art, meditation, dance and colorful festivals? Absolutely! (Cheeky monkeys too!) The top things to do in Bali are as special as ever.

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Koh Tao snorkeling

Koh Tao Diving and Snorkeling: Where are the fish?

By Janice and George

Snorkeling? Scuba diving? Sign us up. Koh Tao is reputed to have some of Thailand’s best snorkeling and diving. We booked a “big boat” snorkeling day trip around the island.

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Top yachting destinations

The 3 top yachting destinations

By Janice and George

Looking for pinch-me-I’m-dreaming scenery, historical heritage or grand adventure? Why not charter a yacht? One that would make Jack Sparrow drool with envy.

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Water activities in Hawaii

Get Wet! 5 Best Hawaii water adventures

By Janice and George

From snorkeling to sailing, there are oodles of Hawaii water adventures to enjoy when you visit the Aloha state. So haul out your swimsuit – an ocean of watery fun is waiting!

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Lombok beaches

Lombok beaches and boutique hotels lure travelers

By Janice and George

Is tropical Lombok a new Indonesian paradise where luxury is affordable? There are few tourists on the white sand beaches, and boutique hotels offer terrific value for a beach vacation.

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Cruising French Polynesia: As romantic as it gets

By Janice and George

Cruising French Polynesia is as romantic as it gets. And it’s often the most affordable way to visit these luscious islands blooming with hibiscus.

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Cruising the Pacific Islands: Blue Fiji

By Janice and George

Cruising Fiji? It’s about watching firewalkers tread barefoot on red-hot coals. Chugging kava with a village chief. And basking on secluded beaches.

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