WatchBoom.com's Travel Destinations for the Month of July 2016

Playa Espiritu takes root (at last) on Mexico’s west coast

Playa Espiritu takes root (at last) on Mexico’s west coast

Do we really need another Cancun? If you live in the East, the answer is probably “no.” (Cancun is just a couple of hours away.) But Westerners – who have to travel all day and sometimes more to get there, are getting hot for a new, billion-dollar Mexican super-resort – actually, it’ll be bigger than Cancun -- sprouting up in their back yard on the Pacific.

Colombia has lots of parties – and you’re invited

Colombia has lots of parties – and you’re invited

Colombians celebrate everything from the day they were liberated by Simon Bolivar (shown on horseback) to their zest for salsa dancing. Festivals abound – 122 of them a year in different cities (not to mention 18 national holidays) – and visitors to the country are welcome to join in the fun.

THEME SAILING

THEME SAILING

Robert N. Jenkins tunes into the musical theme on the newly launched River Voyager. Think Sound of Music sailing along the Rhine. Then get star-struck with each room named for a celeb in the music biz.

IRELAND’S RIGHT AND REAL

IRELAND’S RIGHT AND REAL

Travel journalist Robert N. Jenkins, along with 26 strangers, finds the right side of Ireland on a jaunt that extends to Ireland’s Healey Pass, the bendiest road in the country. Dee Harman takes the wheel.

TRIER BEER CODE

TRIER BEER CODE

Five craft beer houses within the city limits of this German destination lure hundreds of thousands of tourists annually. Robert N. Jenkins hoists a chilled one in honor of purity and the code of beermeisters.

Ringing in Nashville

Ringing in Nashville

The honky tonks and happy places, the muses, museums and magic of The Music City of Nashville are all thriving and jiving.  Cultural traveler Lisa TE Sonne sounded out the tunes and tastes and even made some sounds of her own.

BEER for the 1%

BEER for the 1%

Statistics, according to Travel Authority and Beer Aficionado Rich Grant, show that “the average person walks 900 miles a year…and drinks 22 gallons of beer. That makes 41 miles of walking to the gallon.” Among his 10 Favorites, 100% from Denver, are beers even the 1% have to share with the populace.

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