The Caribbean has all the trappings of an exotic travel destination, but if you want to avoid the crowds and costs, Jo Fitzsimons recommends you approach the Caribbean from another side - Central America.
Head to Christmas Island to celebrate the New Year ahead of the rest of the world, watch the stars fade over the Sahara desert as 2011 comes to a close or dive to the depths of the ocean for a truly other-worldly experience… Whichever you choose, these 10 suggestions are sure to trump the average New Year's Eve party.
If you are an island lover, and Venice and the Maldives are not at the top of your travel list, you may want to move them up. Rising sea levels and increasingly severe and frequent storms mean many low-lying islands all over the world are slowly but surely being engulfed by the sea. Ariana Salvo shares six very different island destinations to visit before they disappear beneath the waves.
But beach destinations can be pricey. Some are expensive simply due to a higher cost of living or stronger currency, while the price of some is driven by popularity. If you're looking for a lower cost beach vacation, check out these beach destinations that offer a cheaper experience .
For first time RTW travelers, there’s so much to think about. Getting that first country on your itinerary is an exciting time, and many struggle with finding the best place to begin. Here are nine countries that make excellent first stops on your round the world adventure.