Cracking the Caribbean on a budget by Ryan Ver Berkmoes · When travelling in the Caribbean, your choices are as diverse as the islands. But you don't need to fall for the cliché of pricey beach resorts or isolated boutique getaways costing hundreds of dollars a night. You can enjoy the same beautiful beaches and lusciously warm, blue waters as the big spenders and you can do so on a budget without settling for the over-hyped all-inclusive mega-hotels with their hundreds of tiny rooms and buffet lines piled high with fast food fare. Caribbean climbs: the best islands for hiking Gros Piton, St Lucia The steep-sided twin peaks of the Pitons rocketing above St Lucia’s west coast are a World Heritage Site and striking icons of this intensely green island. Rising to 2,614ft, Gros Piton is its second-highest point, a mighty sugar loaf that cries out to be conquered. The four-hour round trek is one of the most appealing and easily arranged ascents in the Caribbean – but no doddle. “Around a fifth of climbers never make it to the top,” explains Kaurene John, part of a mini-army of uniformed rangers from the nearby village of Fond Gens Libre who serve as official guides.
Caribbean travel guide Read more: What's new in the Caribbean? The islands Click on the links below to read about individual islands. We have detailed expert guides on Antigua, Barbados, Grenada, Jamaica, Nevis, St Kitts and St Lucia, and for the other islands and island groups, we have summarised their appeal, indicated what they are best for, and given pointers on when to consider visiting. 20 Beautiful Waterfalls Hidden in North Carolina With North Carolina being home to over 250 waterfalls, its a little hard to pick just twenty, thirty, or even fifty, to explore. Despite the dreary weather currently overtaking my section of the state, making this list has me dreaming of the lush greenery of the North Carolina mountains. There is nothing quite like dipping your toes in that cool mountain water after a long summer hike on the Blue Ridge. I know there is warm weather on the horizon, so I’m making a must see starter list for springtime adventures.
10 off the beaten track destinations to discover in Indonesia Posted on: July 29th in Asia, Travel Top 10s by Becky Padmore. Like this Post? Probably the first destination that comes into your mind when you hear of Indonesia is Bali, but Indonesia is way more diverse and has around 16,999 more islands to explore. Long white sand beaches, virgin rain forest jungles, unique diving spots with 100 species of corals, friendly and smiling locals are just a few reasons why Indonesia should be on your bucket list! To fuel your wanderlust and start packing right now, I’d like to share the next 10 absolutely unique and hidden places in Indonesia…
You Should Visit Antigua in May. Here’s How. Our new Destination of the Month feature offers a more in-depth exploration of the Caribbean’s top destinations, with a look at where to stay, play and eat — and how to get there. This month, our destination of the month is the beach-filled island of Antigua. Here’s a quick Antigua guide for what you should do when you get there. Where to Stay Antigua is blessed with a diverse collection of great hotels and resorts, with a particularly high number of high-end all-inclusive resorts. 10 Places Off The Beaten Path In Southeast Asia Goat Note: This Article Has Been Published In The January 2013 Edition Of Southeast Asia Backpacker Magazine! ENJOY! It’s not easy to find 10 places off the beaten path in Southeast Asia because it’s just not an off the beaten path destination. Sure, Southeast Asia is a tried and tested traveller’s mecca with thousands of tourists, but there is so much more to Southeast Asia than beach bars and night clubs and if you really look, you can find some amazing, untouched paradises. We’re going to let you in on our secrets, places that hardly any people know about and names that you won’t hear tossed around the hostel dinner table.
Travel Safety in Antigua Tropical beaches and English-speaking natives make Antigua a prime vacation location for U.S. tourists looking for a relatively safe, comfortable island vacation. Street crime and thefts do occur on the island, although these types of crimes can affect visitors at almost any vacation destination. Keeping an eye on personal possessions and avoiding known dangerous areas can help ensure that your Antigua vacation is trouble free.
Off the Beaten Track: Five Best Places in Indonesia - A Travellers Journey : A Travellers Journey Bali, Yogyakarta, the Gili Islands and Lombok, this is Indonesia for most backpackers and you’re guaranteed an awesome time. However, if you want to get really blown away and experience something that few other tourists will ever experience, then you should throw away your guidebook and loose the rest of the backpackers. These five places may not be easy to get to, but if you’re up for an adventure and want an unforgettable holiday; well, just prepare to be blown away. Raja Ampat Raja Ampat is simply the most amazing place I have ever visited in my life.