The Maldives: Locally Produced Luxury

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Unless you’re trying to win a reality show, there’s no need to go completely back to basics. But it’s good to know that in the midst of all the high end luxury, the Maldives hasn’t dropped the ball around sympathetic development and retaining its cultural identity.

Coolangatta Beach, Australia

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To this Canadian girl, January has always been synonymous with blizzards, snow boots, and huge mugs of hot chocolate, but since moving to Australia last year, it has changed to sun, sand, and the occasional surf club. I can’t get enough of the beaches of Queensland’s Gold Coast with their blindingly white sand and exquisitely warm, … Read more

Le Cap d’Agde: My Unlikely Ghost Town

Ever wonder what a popular Mediterranean sea-and-sun spot looks like in winter? Deserted alleyways lined with boarded-up shops. Boulevards void of vehicles. Vacant apartment complexes, every window shuttered. No, this isn’t a post-zombie-apocalypse alternate dimension. It’s a beach resort town in the south of France in mid-January. You may also like: Provence Photo Essay Le Cap … Read more

Beach Hopping in Sardinia

A visit to Cala Gonone, Sardinia If anyone would have told me a few years ago that I’d be taking a trip to Sardinia (Sardegna), I’d surely have laughed at them and then probably inquired what they’d been drinking. As far as travels go, I’d always imagined Sardinia as an ultra-chic playground for the rich and … Read more

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