WatchBoom.com's Travel Destinations of the Month
Visitors to Colombia's Caribbean coast can get filled in on what to see and do around these parts at a high-tech museum in the colonial city of Barranquilla. Besides seeing the area's history come alive in the five-floor museum, you'll get a chance to “move yo body line” to Colombia's peppy dances during your tour. Some museum.
Between local cumbias, old-time calypsos, merengues, reggaes, zouks and socas, the Creole Group's Caribbean tunes keep the customers jumping at the improbably named Cafe Gourmet on San Andres Island. Long ago, the Colombian island was a favorite hangout of the Caribbean's most notorious pirates.
On April 11, 1856, a Costa Rican army – backed by an American billionaire – beat the forces of an American soldier-of-fortune in a little town in Nicaragua. Find out how all this came about, and why Costa Rica now celebrates April 11 with Fourth of July-like fiestas, parades and street dancing.
On the afternoon of June 26, 1876, on high bluffs above the Little Big Horn River, Col. George Armstrong Custer halted the 7th Cavalry and dictated an order. In less than two hours, Custer and all 210 men of his command would be dead. Travel writer and historian Rich Grant journey’s to the epicenter of the Battle of Little Bighorn.
Travel Journalist Robert N. Jenkins aims with a single-lens Nikon as a rule. On this trek to Canada to get close enough to shoot Bears, Jenkins packs his camera and gets within breathing distance of the beasts. The frozen shoreline has nothing on the chill that runs up his spine as the guide urges guests to boldly go where no man has gone before…toward the bears.
As the captivating snow boarding of the Olympics melts to memory, and we begin to plot our own spring and summer adventures, active Boomers may want to explore more temperate board sports that will not leave you bored. Volcano boarding anyone? What about surfing, paddle-boarding, or getting airborne with kite surfing? Lisa TE Sonne takes you there.
When Anne Z. Cooke signed up for a sea journey on the Aranui 3 to the Archipelago, she wasn’t counting on an electrical short that scared off some of the travelers, but not Anne. For Anne, the incident added just the right amount of adventure to the two week sail from Hiva Oa to Tahiti. Wear sunscreen and
WatchBoom.com Contributing Writers
- Bob Schulman
- Robert W. Bone ~ Cruise Editor
- Rich Grant
- Bob Jenkins
- Ted Alan Stedman
- Linda DuVal
- Jimm Budd
- Patricia Alisau
- Nancy Clark
- Courtney Drake-McDonough
- Laura Ann Klein
- Maxine Albert
- Curtis Ellis
- Danielle Yuthas
- Gretchen Healey
- Christine Loomis
- Anne Z. Cooke
- Steve Haggerty
- Lisa TE Sonne
ABOUT OUR CONTRIBUTORS
Each month, WatchBoom.com brings you travel notes by the worlds’ best known writers in the industry. What makes WatchBoom.com different than the next travel magazine is that our journalists can tell a compelling story and their material is authentic.
Maxine Albert is a travel and lifestyle journalist residing in New York City. A specialist in authoring experiential luxury features, she is a former columnist for Elle magazine, has written for Glamour magazine, has appeared on CNN, and on WABC Radio. Currently she pens the “'Absolute Luxury” column for JaxFax Travel Marketing Magazine and is the International Travel Correspondent for the New York Resident Magazine.
Albert has traveled the globe and written about the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, Maharajahs’ palaces in India, the Serengeti migration in Tanzania, the Aeolian and Greek Islands, the best spas in China and Thailand and the best of Paris, among others.
Albert is a believer in the mantra made famous by Mae West (a native New Yorker herself): “ You only live once, but if you do it right – once is enough.”
She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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