caribbean

Why you need to go diving in Grand Cayman

Carrie and I had the mid-winter blues and, not having been diving since completing our Open Water Certification in August, were itching for some great dives.  Anyone who’s done a Google search for scuba diving in the Caribbean knows that there are several destinations all claiming or reported to have the best diving for one reason or another.  We looked at several countries before we remembered that the dive school where we started our Open Water Certification, SPE Dive School, offers regular dive trips to the Cayman Islands for their students to get certified.

What is Overtourism? What can you do to prevent it.

Imagine you have spent months or even years planning, saving, and dreaming of the moment you arrive in Piazza San Marco Venice only to find it teeming with thousands of other tourists. Certainly not the experience you had dreamed of. Now you have to share this moment with hundreds or thousands of tourists, many of whom are getting in your way, preventing you from taking those Instagram-worthy photos, and ultimately disrupting the tranquility of the square.

Top 5 Beach Destinations to Escape the Winter and Tips to Get You There

We recently met up with travel bloggers Diana and Hope of MVMT Travel Beyond Bounds at The NY Times Travel Show.  As part of our Escape the Winter campaign this week we interviewed Diana and Hope about their top 5 beach destinations to escape the winter and tips to get you there.

Day Trip to Tortola, BVI

During our trip to St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands, Carrie and I decided to take a day trip to the neighboring island of Tortola, British Virgin Islands.  Tortola is the largest of the British Virgin Islands and is famous for its white-sandy beaches, one of which we visited!  Many of the British Virgin Islands are within easy reach of the U.S. Virgin Islands, with frequent ferry services and boat excursions to many of the islands.