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The Sea

What is it about looking at the turquoise Caribbean sea-tossed like a blanket over a mattress and framed by a mountainous headstand—that lures me into sleep? My eyes are wide open to see this view yet my mind feels…

Adventure International

Discover Playa Coson: Dominican Republic

Playa Coson unravels like a tawny ribbon, sprawling toward verdant green mountains. Located in the Dominican Republic, it is part of a necklace of glittering white beaches in Las Terrenas. While everyone knows of Punta Cana, its celebrity cousin…

Adventure U.S.

Edgy St. Pete: Florida Fun

Discover Edgy St. Pete by staying in its Edge District. I came to this West Coast Florida city looking to soak up the sun on its beaches, which straddle the Gulf of Mexico. I found a funky St. Petersburg…

Adventure Reflections

National Arboretum in Winter

Wild, woody and wonderous is the best way to describe the U.S. National Arboretum in winter. Spanning 446 acres, it is operated by the United States Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service. It will turn 100 years old in…

Adventure International

Santo Amaro Festival – Portugal

Santo Amaro is a Portuguese holiday celebrated in Santa Cruz on the island of Madeira. This lush green island is located 330 miles from the coast of Lisbon. Even during the winter months, dense foliage grows on the craggy…