Leisurely day in Placencia, Belize

Here is a gem of an island tucked in the eastern coast of Central America and bounded by the Caribbean sea on one side called Placencia. Placencia, a once-sleepy fishing village that has turned into a popular tourist attraction is about 35 minutes away from Belize City by air or about…

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Visit to a Bahamas fort

The historical Fort Charlotte in Nassau is what I always envisioned forts should be—an imposing structure located on top of a hill surrounded by a moat, with thick walls and dungeons with a draw bridge, except that the moat is dry. You can walk all around it.   Fort Charlotte, a…

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Twin peaks of Saint Lucia

THE famous twin peaks of Saint Lucia—the Piton mountains is the first landmark you can see when you approach the Castries port in this eastern Caribbean island. I was excited to finally check off this island from my bucket list after I joined a group tour a few months ago.Fast forward,…

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Catching winter’s last hurrah in the Himalayas

INDIA has always been in my bucket list for as long as I can remember, so when my travel buddy from Thailand suggested a trip to India, I said yes right away. After numerous email exchanges and chats and ticket booking updates and travel arrangements, we finalized our plan and  to…

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Diving off at Taga Beach

TINIAN—The beach area is just actually a small cove hidden from sight by huge boulders beneath the view deck, but Taga Beach is one of the most popular beaches on Tinian. Located just a stone’s throw away from the Tinian Dynasty Hotel & Casino, Taga Beach is an all-season favorite destination…

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Cruisin in the rain around Honolulu

WHEN you are visiting Honolulu, Hawaii briefly and the skies welcome you with torrential rains, don’t despair. Rain is not a hindrance to enjoy a scenic albeit wet drive around the best parts of Honolulu and count on leaving the island with hundreds of photos captured during a rainy drive. I…

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Footnotes from Tokyo

THE long walk through endless halls from the arrival area at Guam Airport to Gate 8 where we were scheduled to board the Continental Airlines to Narita Airport a couple of weeks ago should have been an omen of more walks and feet blisters to come. I was with Jinky Kintaro,…

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