Albania enjoys some of the best views, ruins and beaches, but it is still one of the best secret destinations in Europe without crowds! There are gorgeous Grecian style beaches, historic castles that look like Wales, and wide pedestrian boulevards lined with cafes like Barcelona. All of that is packed into one beautiful, affordable, and totally…
I had accidentally booked my Fiji stay on the main island, Viti Levu, rather than venturing further out. The trick to visiting paradise is you have to get away from the mainland. The most stunning beach was a ninety-minute boat ride into the abyss from the already-remote island of Rangiroa! Pacific Island Air offers a few different day-trips to the most remote areas of Fiji. This means you can visit the most beautiful, secluded islands from the mainland in one afternoon via sea plane!
The One & Only Ocean Club is laid-back luxury; it has all of the frills without any of the pretension. Ocean-front rooms, dedicated butlers for my every need and daily complimentary champagne and macaron delivery. Luxury is easy to achieve, but magic is not. (Take it from a magician’s assistant.)
It’s that wonderful time of year where everyone comes to work on Friday with a duffel bag, ready to book it to the beach after lunchtime and soak up as much sun and sand as possible before Monday rolls around.
After ten years of wandering the globe Anna shares the difference between a tourist and a traveler, and the difference between saying “I need a vacation” and “I want to travel.”
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London is rich with history, buzzing with activity, and oh so proper. There are endless ways to enjoy this cultural capital of the world – from strolling down the River Thames, to shopping on Oxford Street, to a quite morning stroll through Hyde Park. London is sure to be on the top of any traveler’s list of favorite cities. Despite the influence from the many expats and international visitors each year, Londoners have clung tightly to their English traditions, making for an indistinguishable culture full of social norms that are charming albeit a bit puzzling to outsiders. It’s quite impossible to make it through even the rainiest day in London without grinning ear to ear. Whether it’s from the sight of Big Ben, or your first taste of sticky toffee pudding, or the way you overhear someone pronounce the word controversy – this city will make you smile.