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A Trip to Fiji – Part Two
February 15, 2011
A Trip to Fiji – Part Two

Food was included on the trip and usually turned out to be some variation of catch of the day and taro. I supplemented this with occasional trips, between sun-soaked naps, by heading down the beach to a little hut selling native-made curios and offering English style tea, complete with cakes. On the second day, we [...]

A Trip to Fiji – Part One
February 15, 2011
A Trip to Fiji – Part One

Fiji. The word itself evokes visions of tropical exoticism. It’s a place far enough away to equate with any other locale that is truly difficult to get to, like Timbuktu or Tibet. For Australians, Fiji is little more exotic than Hawaii is for Americans.  In our ever shrinking world, it is not so difficult to [...]

Go Slow in Caye Caulker, Belize
April 16, 2010
Go Slow in Caye Caulker, Belize

One of my favorite places to experience laid back island life is Caye Caulker in Belize. The island itself embodies the word relax, with clear blue sea, palm trees swaying in the breeze, friendly people, great food and amazing underwater scenery. The motto on Caye Caulker is ‘Go Slow’. The island is only 3 miles [...]

Unique Caribbean Island Escapes
December 2, 2009
Unique Caribbean Island Escapes

Thinking about going someplace warm this winter? I certainly am after digging out my winter coat and scarf this morning to brave the weather of the northeastern U.S. Now is the time of year when the majority of our daily requests include the phrase: “I wanna go someplace warm, but not like Cancun or anything [...]

Idyllic Islands You May Not Have Heard Of
November 6, 2009
Idyllic Islands You May Not Have Heard Of

Vacationing on an idyllic island is a dream of so many people. It is the dream of going on holiday to a place charmingly simple and rustic where visitors can experience a serene and carefree lifestyle. Exotic islands are scattered all over the world and many of them offer beautiful memories of time spent swimming [...]

Vieques – Small Island Life
October 20, 2009
Vieques – Small Island Life

Vieques is an island-municipality of Puerto Rico located six miles east of the main island of Puerto Rico. For over sixty years the island was closed off and used as a major U.S. naval base. As a result, the island remained undeveloped for tourism. Now its key attraction, the sleepy, unspoiled island with its deserted [...]

Buzios – Brazil's Party Beachtown
October 18, 2009
Buzios – Brazil's Party Beachtown

Once a quiet, picturesque fishing village, Brazil’s Armacao dos Buzios, or Buzios for short, is now a beautiful beach destination known for its thriving, electric night life. A leisurely two hour trip north of Rio de Janeiro, Buzios is a peninsula surrounded by small islands with over twenty beautiful beaches. The beaches of Buzios are [...]

Off the Beaten Path Caribbean – Saba
October 16, 2009
Off the Beaten Path Caribbean – Saba

Those seeking to travel to someplace warm and truly unique can still find hidden and relatively untouched Caribbean islands that offer their own unique style. One of our favorite off-the-beaten-path destinations located in the Caribbean is the island of Saba. Accessible from St. Martin via a fifteen minute plane ride or an hour and a [...]

Kick Back in Dahab
March 18, 2009
Kick Back in Dahab

In Arabic, Dahab means “gold.”  However, in the Sinai, it means sparkling clear turquoise seas, golden sand and off beat cafe life. Dahab, Egypt boasts spectacular beauty both on land and under water. The sight of the mountains of Sinai dropping right down to the sea is almost as breathtaking as the colorful fish and [...]

Travel via Twitter – A Girls Weekend Somewhere Warm on a Shoestring Budget
January 28, 2009

Last night we received a tweet from @deem2 looking for ideas for a girls’ weekend to someplace warm on a shoestring budget. After a few minutes of surfing around BrilliantTrips.com, we found a weekend getaway to Los Angeles including: non-stop airfare from St. Louis on American, accommodation at the Ramada Plaza Hotel (near Beverly Hills [...]

Oahu's North Shore – The Epicenter of Big Wave Surfing
January 26, 2009
Oahu's North Shore – The Epicenter of Big Wave Surfing

In search of the perfect wave? You may find it on Oahu’s North Shore. Home to some of the world’s most brilliant beaches and bays, the North Shore is the epicenter of big wave surfing. Modern day big wave surfing started in the 50′s and 60′s on Oahu’s North Shore and the giant, sleek winter [...]

Saint Lucia is Beautiful Beyond Words
January 21, 2009
Saint Lucia is Beautiful Beyond Words

The natural beauty is mind-blowing. Surrounded on one side by the clear blue Caribbean Sea and on the other coast by the rougher Atlantic Ocean, lush green volcanic mountains seem to lunge out from the waters. The image of The Pitons, St. Lucia’s most famous landmark is best viewed from Mt. Gimie or from a [...]