Category Archives: Destination – North America

20 For 20 – The Malecon

Or Boardwalk, in Puerto Vallarta has been a most important gathering centre from 1936 for locals. And it is certainly one of the ‘must-dos' for visitors to enjoy a stroll and admire the Pacific Ocean and fantastic sunsets. It can be said that the Malecon is much like an open-air museum next to the sea.  Its bronze sculptures, the most famous being the Caballo de Mar, are symbols of Puerto Vallarta, as are the grand and ephemeral sand sculptures on the beach, giving rise even more to the reputation of Puerto Vallarta as the coastal city with a vibrant art scene.

You will fall in love with Puerto Vallarta.

It Has It All

Named as "the metropolis that has it all", Mexico City allows you to penetrate its streets and encounter their historical past; it offers bohemian corners nestled in traditional bars and restaurants that have become a haven for travellers and locals alike.

It transports you to a surreal world comprised of the eclectic mix of wrestling matches, grand baroque aesthetic, and luxurious palaces. It has an incredibly diverse nightlife, where you will find everything from unconventional clubs to typical canteens, and venues that offer a cosmopolitan flavour, which represents but a fragment of the complex cultural mosaic that converges in this city.

Article courtesy of Visit Mexico. Image Shelley Carlin.

‘No’ Is The Reason To Go

Moloka'i gets relatively few visitors, especially by comparison to the four Hawaiian Islands that are larger and more populous (Hawai'i, Maui, O'ahu, and Kaua'i). There are quite a few reasons why this is so, and they all start with the word "no" – no chain motels with flashing 'vacancy' signs, no lush resort with parking attendants poised at the porte-cochere, no spas, no commercial lu'au, no movie theaters, no white-linen gourmet restaurants, no Lamborghinis for rent. That sounds pretty negative until you start thinking about what else is not there – no traffic signals, no traffic, no city lights, no noise, no crowds, no tension, no hype, no mistrust, and no chance that you'll ever get lost.

Article and image courtesy of Go Hawaii

Los Cabos – A Hole In One Destination

North American's often refer to Los Cabos as Land's End as it is located on the southernmost tip of the Baja Peninsula south of California. The remarkable setting where the sapphire Sea of Cortez meets desert and mountains is unique to Los Cabos.

What makes Los Cabos so special for the destination golfer, is not just the variety and the sheer beauty of the seaside vistas, it is also the weather. Visitors are almost guaranteed an uninterrupted experience. The weather is divine, about 78ºF on average, representing one of the main attractions for vacationers.

Having recently been named 'Golf Destination of the Year' the 28 mile stretch of coastline from Quivira Golf Club, a few miles west of downtown Cabo San Lucas, to Puerto Los Cabos golf course, a few miles east of San Jose del Cabo, reads like a who's who of golf course design.

Story and image courtesy of Visit Los Cabos