Timeless Fiji

Most vacationers complain that their trip seemed too short — that “I was just starting to slow down.” Days passing too quickly definitely was not my experience when my wife Daya and I spent eight days at Turtle Island in Fiji this October. Time disappeared. The holiday felt endless, as if more experiences always awaited. […]

Fishing Alaska, Costa Rica or Mexico

Alaska’s deluxe resort & premier wilderness out camps provide the widest range of Angling and Adventure journeys. Incredible numbers of salmon crowd our waters, and adventure lovers enjoy rafting, kayaking, whale watching, glaciers tours and visits to our Bear Camp, named “Best U.S. Bush Camp” by Outside magazine. Costa Rica’s intimate Jungle Tarpon Lodge in […]

Barging in the Scottish Highlands

Imagine your favorite boutique hotel with attentive staff, gourmet cuisine, and luxurious accommodations. Now picture yourself elegantly gliding through the misty Scottish Highlands taking in the spectacular scenery, ancient history, and charming folklore while leisurely cruising across legendary Loch Ness and through the Caledonian Canal. Then you will begin to understand the hotel barging experience […]

Sea Canoe Thailand or Vietnam

John Gray’s SeaCanoe (JGSC) www.johngray-seacanoe.com is “Natural History By Sea Kayak Since 1983”. Tropical Adventures from 1-14 days. Home Base is Phuket, Thailand (1989). SeaCanoe Vietnam (1992) is a formal franchise. Community Based Ecotourism operations in Philippines, Fiji, with custom trips in Hawai’i and Tahiti. “Best Food of our entire vacation” is our reputation since […]

Jade Mountain, St Lucia

Rising majestically above the 600 acre beach front resort of Anse Chastanet, Jade Mountain is a cornucopia of organic architecture celebrating St Lucia’s stunning scenic beauty. The bold architectural design – individual bridges leading to exceptional infinity pool sanctuaries and rugged stoned-faced columns reaching towards the sky – makes Jade Mountain one of the Caribbean’s […]

Costa Rica

It was that day in Tortuguero, Costa Rica — when, from our small flat-bottomed boat we saw spider and white-throated capuchin monkeys, three species of toucans, iridescent iguanas, “Jesus Christ” lizards that actually walk (or run) on water, Day-Glo butterflies with wingspans as wide as your head, several large caiman, and frogs and birds of […]

The Canary Islands

The Canary Islands were a constant surprise — and a very pleasant one at that. My previous impression of the Canary Islands, based on limited secondhand knowledge, was that they were a great beach destination. That part proved to be true. However, my interests went beyond lying on the beach. As always on holidays, I […]

Travels In Sri Lanka – Finding the Ancient Past of the “Resplendent Isle”

Having traveled in India on more than one occasion, becoming acquainted (sometimes overwhelmed) with its geographical immensity, ancient and diverse cultures, I’ve long held a curiosity about Sri Lanka, the relatively small island neighbor lying less than 20 miles from India’s south eastern coast. Considering Sri Lanka’s location in the equatorial tropics of the Indian […]