WatchBoom.com's Travel Destinations for the Month of September 2016
Remember Simon and Garfunkel’s ditty about slowing down and not moving too fast? That’s good advice for sightseers... like on Bermuda (clever segue to the story, huh?), where a new, guided tour by bicycle lets visitors check out the island at a leisurely pace -- allowing you to soak up its views, culture and flavors.
The oldest city in the United States, Saint Augustine, Florida is a little treasure, densely-packed with a rich history. Travel writer Courtney Drake-McDonough recommends allowing at least four days to retrace the route Ponce de Leon made famous in search of the fountain of youth.
Try to imagine the soldiers of Spain’s Fernando V in 1492 as they charged the ramparts of Granada under blazing red crosses on their battle flags. While slashing away at the Moors – Granada was the last city in Spain to be reconquered by Christian armies from the Muslims – the troopers might have sung one of the hit songs of the day: “La Cucaracha.”
Name a woman who wears a Size 0 and I’ll show you a leftover star from “Friends” of the last Millennium. The Plus-One’s dominate the wearables marketplace. Yvette Cardozo has found the solution for comfortable athletic wear and it’s Mammouth.
You see the name “Kukulkan” a lot around Mexico’s super-resort at Cancun, at the nearby Riviera Maya and down the coast in the rest of what was once the Maya empire. It shows up on Cancun’s main boulevard signs, on a magnificent pyramid in the inland ruins of Chichen Itza, on restaurants, bars and even on beer bottles. So who (or what) was Kukulkan?
It wasn’t until Travel Authority Yvette Cardozo returned home to Washington State after visiting The Keys that she learned how up close and personal the skeeter-borne virus would affect the lives of her friends at Ground Zerio Miami.
From a cruise ship, it’s easy to get a taste of Greece and its 6,000 islands. Thousands do each year, sailing from Athens to Mykonos to Santorini. But they are missing the best part. Veteran travel authority Rich Grant shows the way.
Author of the Month
Ginger Dingus joins WatchBoom.com’s list of elite contributors this month with her feature on Viking River Cruises.
Dingus has been writing about her global travel adventures for 25-plus years. She has cruised to all seven continents, and when not cruising, you’ll find Ginger cruising the rails on luxury trains. Her award-winning stories and photos have appeared in such publications as New York Daily News, Porthole, Cruise Travel, Cruise Critic and AAA Traveler.