WatchBoom.com's Travel Destinations of the Month

The Alaska Un-Cruise

The Alaska Un-Cruise

Off Princess Royal Island, the jigsaw puzzle came out after lunch on the third full day. So did the humpback whale. Journalist Robert N. Jenkins and his fellow travelers are captivated by the whale repeatedly fluttering an enormous pectoral fin above the frigid water, showing its back as it rises and sinks, blowing misty spouts of water.

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Sleeping With Millenials

Sleeping With Millenials

Denver-based Travel Journalist and a Boomer by Birthright Mike McClanahan traveled slightly northwest of Denver to cross the Demographic Divide. At the Aloft, advertised as a Millennial-appropriate destination stay, he checks in to see what it is that separates (or amalgamates) travelers in this day and age.

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Confessions of a spice-challenged visitor to Mexico

Confessions of a spice-challenged visitor to Mexico

I really like spices. The trouble is, they don't like me. Anything with even a tiny chili in it gives me an instant heartburn. So when I'm in Mexico, enchiladas are out. So are quesadillas. Ditto for huevos rancheros. I can't even be in the same room with chipotles a la poblana. So where can a spice-challenged traveler chow down south of the border?

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Rails Through the Rockies

Rails Through the Rockies

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The backstory of Mexico’s big holiday this month

The backstory of Mexico’s big holiday this month

Try to imagine five million people flooding a shrine in Mexico City. That's the number of pilgrims who typically show up on Dec. 12 at the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe to celebrate her feast day. Find out what this has to do with an ancient statue of the Virgin Mary found in the 1300s near the Guadalupe River in Spain.

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A voyage to Iceland with the Vikings

A voyage to Iceland with the Vikings

WatchBoom co-founder Bob Schulman takes us sailing on a Viking Long Boat  through the stormy North Atlantic. We end up in Iceland, where the bearded plunderers turned in their swords and shields to become sheep farmers.

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You Can Do in Cancun: Adventures & Festivals

You Can Do in Cancun: Adventures & Festivals

Cancun was designed as a white sands, turquoise waters, resort mecca with plenty of spas, eateries, and shopping, not far from classic and world-class Mayan ruins in Mexico. WatchBoom’s curious Lisa TE Sonne shares how Cancun on the Mexican Riviera is also a relaxing launch pad for visitors to enjoy memorable festivals and adventures, including The Mayan Sacred Journey, Dia De Los Muertos, whale sharks. and the Rio Secreto (Secret River).

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Let’s meet in Mazatlan

Let’s meet in Mazatlan

The Mazatlan International Center in western Mexico is said to be the only convention center holding two Guinness World Records. One is for its 18,000-square-foot mural made of a whopping half-million small tiles. The other is for a half-ton shrimp cocktail whipped up at the center a few years ago to mark World Tourism Day. The center celebrates its fifth anniversary this month.

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Puerto Morelos: Cancun’s quiet little brother

Puerto Morelos: Cancun’s quiet little brother

This is Cancun? You’ve got to be kidding, right? Nope, the little town of Puerto Morelos anchors Cancun’s southern flank. It’s somehow managed to stay a quiet, unspoiled little village – despite being surrounded by lots of the ritziest neighbors on the planet.

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