Sunday, November 24, 2019

Photos: Cascais, Portugal

In the Greater Lisbon area, Cascais is a standout for its beaches fronting the Atlantic that can be accessed by bicycle. But downtown Cascais is an epicenter for museums of many stripes, including the Paula Rego museum designed by the Portuguese star architect, Eduardo Souto de Moura. Don't miss the Pousada de Cascais that was built in the historic citadel and blends the ancient with the ultra contemporary.

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Saturday, November 23, 2019

Photos: Brittany, France

Walking even a portion of France's 216-mile Nantes-Brest Canal in inland Brittany -- I walked  a 60+ mile section over the course of six days -- is a placid adventure through a bucolic landscape. It’s one full of discoveries, as the colors of the sky, foliage, and reflections in the water continually change. The bed and breakfasts vary from chateaus reminiscent of Downton Abbey to country houses in centuries-old slate hamlets.

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Sunday, November 17, 2019

A Hotel in Mauritius with Big Transformative Goals

It's hard to walk away from a stay at SALT of Palmar in Mauritius and not think differently about how so many things in our daily lives makes a difference in the environment, as well as how connecting with people different from us can provide us with treasured learning experiences while also giving us the opportunity to teach others skills and knowledge that we make take for granted. This is my latest article for Forbes on SALT of Palmar.

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Saturday, November 16, 2019

Photos: Tobago

A trip to Tobago offers more than the typical activities of sunning, snorkeling and swimming. I trekked along trails deep in the rainforest, went mountain biking through dense mangrove forests and strolled through a petite botanical garden.

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