Destinations

Comoros – The Forgotten Islands

I love visiting countries off the tourist grid and I’m sitting in one now. Chances are you’ve never heard of Comoros islands unless you’re a marine biologist or a fan of random islands that start with the letter “C”.  The Comoros islands’ biggest claim to fame is that the country is situated in the last remaining part of the globe that has coelacanths deep...

Mesmerizing Mauritius

The cool seawater lapped against the jet black boulders like liquid turquoise. It was hard to believe I was in Mauritius, a remote independent island east of Madagascar. It’s been a favorite of Europeans and South Africans for decades, but not a lot of  Americans make the 20 hour flight. As soon as you see the blue water and white sand, it all suddenly feels...

How to Do a Stopover in London

I can’t get enough of London. Not just any day, but one of those miraculous sunny rarities that happen between the normal rainy ones. London is a fantastic stopover. If you’re going to Europe, Africa or Asia from the US with British Airways there’s a good chance you’ll be landing in London first. With a little planning you can turn that stop into a mini-cation. I’ve...

The Most Beautiful Beach on Earth (and how to get there)

NatGeo named it the prettiest beach on earth. CNN claims that the beach on the opposite side of the island is the best on the planet. My guide, who probably hasn’t been to nearly as many places as the two networks, swore that the best beach he’d ever seen was one on the same island but couldn’t be reached by car and had been overlooked. How do you visit the most...