Have you heard about Vieques, Puerto Rico, or as many Puerto Ricans know this island, Isla Nina, Little Girl Island? It’s a small island located 8-miles east of the main island of Puerto Rico. It is commercially accessible by water ferry leaving from Ceiba. Fly there from San Juan International airport or the smaller local airport of Isla Grande. English and Spanish are both widely spoken on Vieques.
No, not Ohio where it’s pronounced toe-lee-doe, but Spain where it’s pronounced toe-lay-doe. Toledo is a UNESCO World Heritage city so there is a lot to see and really deserves more than the few hours we spent.
Shops stocked with beautiful handicrafts made by local artists line the main streets of Tulum Mexico. You can spend hours wandering through tiendas (shops) searching for that unique gift item to take home. There are also plenty of synthetic, artificial, and machine-made look-alikes. If you don’t know what to look for, you may end up with a collection of imitations made from cheap materials.
Majestic live oak trees with sprawling branches dripping silver Spanish moss surrounding stately white-columned mansions. The dazzling Ashley and Cooper Rivers meandering their ways to the sea. Long-necked, lanky egrets perusing the swampy marshes where cypress knees eerily protrude from the murky water. Alluring gardens with fragrant flowers bursting forth no matter the season. When you envision Charleston South Carolina, is this what you see?
Darioush Winery immediately captures your attention and imagination with its stunning, unique architecture, and landscaping. Lily ponds with bubbling fountains and palatial, double bull topped stone columns flank wide steps to the visitor center and are reminiscent of royalty and architecture of an era long past.
I just found a wonderful way to recover from a long flight to Honolulu and wanted to share my recommendations with you. Located in Waikiki is the intimate SpaHalekulani, where you can indulge your senses and acquire a sense of peace as you experience the kind of deep relaxation that only a spa in Hawaii can provide.
I can hear the platter sizzling as it leaves the kitchen and approaches our table, the steak I ordered still cooking as it is placed before me, along with the huge, meter-high brochette that is placed with the guest across from me. This is truly a feast fit for the Barbarian, who’s larger than life image is on the wall above me.
While planning my one-week solo trip to Arizona, I wanted to make sure that I would experience and photograph as many sites as I could. I had heard about mountains of red rock, slot canyons, deserts, ancient sites, and more. I was eager to experience such beauty.
Is it possible to have a fun weekend in a small town just south of Indianapolis? You bet. The small town of Franklin Indiana, population 24,000, is full of interesting places to visit. Farm animal yoga? Salvage shopping? Art Deco theater? You’ll find all this and more along with some excellent restaurants.
Located approximately 30-miles east of Birmingham Alabama, the lake borders St. Clair and Talladega counties as a 17,000-acre reservoir. Built by the Alabama Power Company in 1965 and positioned in east-central Alabama on the Coosa River, Logan Martin Lake is a place of beauty and serenity that encompasses everything from luxurious real estate to vast natural resources.