Things to do in Grand Bahama: Best excursions, attractions, beaches, fishing, shopping

Noted as the island situated the farest north within the island chain known as The Bahamas, Grand Bahama is a long slender island that is well visited by those traveling from the United States and the rest of the world. With stunning white sand beaches, crystal clear near and off shore waters, a thriving seafood scene, duty-free shopping and lots of tours and excursions to choose from, Grand Bahama Island is a great choice for both those looking to relax and those looking for days filled with high action adventure.

When planning a visit to the island, you'll want to first look at how long you'll be staying. If you're planning on visiting for a week or two (which is very common) then you'll find that you can easily get away with booking half day fishing and scuba diving tours. If you're only visiting for a long weekend or during a cruise stop, then you'll want to focus on taking a scuba diving or snorkeling tour and visiting one of the many impressive beaches.

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18 Best Asia destinations in January of 2018

If you are thinking about an Asia holiday in January, you are in luck. This is literally the best weather month in the majority of the famous destinations such as Bangkok, Singapore, and Goa. Below you'll find out picks for the 18 best destinations to consider for an Asia trip in January, and it's easy to combine many of them because they are close neighbors.

Those lucky enough to be staying for at least two weeks should definitely see more than one country. You can book a cheap flight into Hong Kong, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, or Singapore from almost anywhere, and then book cheap flights from there to visit anywhere else. Click to read more

12 Best Europe destinations in January of 2018

If you are planning a Europe trip in January then you are obviously expecting cooler temperatures. Fortunately, most of the best and most famous tourist cities such as Paris, Rome, and London don't get much rain (or snow) in winter, so as long as you are dressed properly you can still see just about everything.

Below is our list of the 12 best European destinations to consider for a visit in January, including one actual beach. The days in Europe are pretty short this time of year, but at least hotel prices will be at or near their annual lows. This is also the only time of year when you can visit cities like Venice or Barcelona without being surrounded by thousands of other tourists at all times.

If this is your first trip to Europe you may also be interested in our recommendations for best first-time Europe itineraries of your own. Click to read more

Things to do in Cozumel: Best excursions, attractions, beaches and ruins

A popular island destination situated in the Caribbean sea and off of the coast of Mexico, Cozumel attracts visitors with the promise of sunny days, gorgeous beaches, great Mexican food and scuba diving opportunities that will make you fall in love with the ocean all over again. Because of all of this, many people have come to make Cozumel a yearly retreat, which in turns allows them the time to see each and every attraction, even though they are spread years apart.

If you're just planning to make Cozumel a one time visit, or you're stopping by on a cruise, you'll find that time is more limited. Because of this, you'll want to be a little more careful with what you decide to do during your stay. To help you out, we've gone ahead and selected the highest rated attractions, excursions, beaches and ruins.

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Things to do in St. Thomas: Best excursions, attractions, beaches, nightlife, shopping

A Caribbean destination that attracts visitors by both air and sea, the island of St. Thomas is one of the U.S. Virgin Islands and is characterized by stunning beaches, a rich underwater environment and attractions that will take your breath away. Because of the variety of things to do and see, you'll quickly note that planning your dream vacation is actually quite easy and fun. Cruise ship passengers will enjoy the attractions and excursions that only take a small part of the day while those who are staying on the island for a week or so will enjoy the attractions that last longer, as well as the shorter ones. If you're looking for some great duty-free shopping, you'll find plenty of that here as well.

If you're planning to visit the island during Carnival, then you'll quickly notice that the attractions, excursions and beaches fill up very fast. Because of this, you'll be smart to reserve your tour spot early.

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25 Cheap destinations for 2018 with great weather in January

Vagator Beach, Goa, IndiaAs January approaches it seems like half of the Northern Hemisphere is looking for a place to escape the cold. The good news is that there are dozens of great options in the Southern Hemisphere and the Tropics, so it's just a matter of finding the one that suits you best.

Those who live in North America and Europe should start by considering the Caribbean, as it's far faster and easier to reach than the cheaper options in Southeast Asia that appear lower on this list. Best of all, the Caribbean comes in all price ranges, at least once you pay for your flight. Particularly in the Dominican Republic, you can find all-inclusive resorts that offer amazing value, even in high season like this. Click to read more

Things to do in St. Lucia: Best excursions, attractions, beaches, shopping

A small island made notable partly because of two small mountains, the Caribbean destination of St. Lucia is a crowd pleaser that attracts hoards of cruise ship passengers each and every year. In addition to the stunning natural landscape, visitors will also find lots of excursions, attractions and shopping opportunities throughout the entire island. The beaches here are stunning in their own right, often requiring visitors to take a few dozen pictures before they leave.

Whether you're visiting from your cruise ship or you have flown in, you'll find that there are lots of options available, some that only take an hour or so and others that take half a day or longer. Because of this variety, you should have no problem planning your days on the island. With that said however, it should be noted that not all of the excursions, tours and attractions are worth your time. To avoid wasting your time and money on a less than ideal adventure, you'll want to stick with the options listed below.

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14 Weird things you learn watching House Hunters International

Like many of my friends, I'm somehow addicted to “House Hunters International.” As a travel writer who has lived in many foreign countries myself and visited about 100, I find the show even more relatable than most people do. But in some weird ways the show seems to exist in its own universe where different rules apply.

As a HHI fan who also has access to the internet, of course I've researched and read that the whole premise is fake. I realize that House Hunters are only asked to apply AFTER they have signed a lease or contract for a new place abroad, and that the two fake-out options are sometimes not even on the market. Still, I love the show and I wonder how many other people find some of the things below to be as odd as I do? Click to read more

Things to do in San Juan: Best excursions, attractions, beaches, nightlife, shopping

The capital of Puerto Rico, San Juan offers an amazingly large amount of things to do and see, which help to make it one of the most popular cities in all of the Caribbean. Here you'll find a rather large amount of different activities that cater to each type of traveler, making the city a great destination for those traveling with family members or a large group. Because there is so much to partake in, you may find it hard to select only a few activities and excursions to venture on during your time here.

In order to help you narrow down your choices, we've gone ahead and researched the best of the best. If you keep reading you'll find a list detailing the best excursions, attractions, beaches, nightlife and shopping in and around the city of San Juan. Though these aren't the only great options available, they are the ones that seem to be the most popular. If you're staying for an extended vacation or for the duration of winter, then you'll want to visit more than what is listed below. However, if you're visiting for about a week or less, then it's best to stick to the list.

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16 Best Asia destinations in December of 2017

After a quiet autumn for tourism, the planes headed to Asia are all full again starting in mid December. Most tourists want to go to the beaches and islands, and there are plenty of those on the list below, but many of Asia's best cultural destinations also have fantastic weather starting in December.

Below you'll find a mix of the destinations that have great weather in December and are also very worthwhile stops. If you are looking for a sandy beach to relax on you'll have many good choices, but first-time visitors to this area should really include at least one or two of the main cities as well. Click to read more