WatchBoom.com's Travel Destinations for the Month of October 2017

AMAZING ARCTIC WITH EASE

AMAZING ARCTIC WITH EASE

Robert Peary and those other historic polar explorers never had it this good!  Poseidon Expeditions lets passengers explore the polar regions with hot showers, fine meals, a Jacuzzi, comfy warm beds, and generous cabins!  So, Lisa TE Sonne did!  

SURF’S UP

SURF’S UP

Legoland is a parent’s best friend. Surver’s Cove, a new addition to the Carlsbad theme park opening this summer, adds water to the mix of fun. Travel authority Anne Z. Cooke builds on the excitement for this family-friendly destination.

Mexico launches new, visually rich marketing campaign

Mexico launches new, visually rich marketing campaign

Over 100 spectacular scenes of everything from the ruins of ancient pyramids to cobblestoned colonial towns to palm-lined beaches to whimsical handicrafts to modern-day metropolitan centers are spotlighted in Mexico’s new promotional campaign, “A World of Its Own.” A cornerstone of the project is a jaw-dropping, minute-long video aimed at getting potential tourists off their duffs to see wonders awaiting them on the other side of the border.

Tour Peru off the beaten track

Tour Peru off the beaten track

A tip to visitors touring the Peruvian highlands: Leave lots of room in your closet for “I (heart)” tee-shirts from shops in remote villages such as Chinchero, Choquecancha, Urquillos, Pisac and Viacha. Or from vendors at the ruins of centuries-old cities like Tambomachay, Puca Pucara, Q’enqo, Ancasmarca, Ollantaytambo, the fortress of Sacsayhuaman and of course Peru’s crown jewel at Machu Picchu.

A look back at sex in the sky

A look back at sex in the sky

Do you remember Braniff International’s aerial striptease? How about National Airlines’ “Fly Me” campaign? Or Continental’s “We Really Move Our Tail for You” promotion? This story is about an era – actually, not too long ago – when the airlines whipped up uber-saucy ads to put you in their seats.

WHITE-ON-WHITE: A SKIER’S PARADISE

WHITE-ON-WHITE: A SKIER’S PARADISE

Adventure-seeing journalist Anne Z. Cooke and photographer Steve Haggerty/ColorWorld, hit the slopes in Colorado with their extended family for a ski weekend where they confirm the one true thing about Colorado: If you don’t like the weather, wait 15 minutes.

The Search for Southern-Style Cooking

The Search for Southern-Style Cooking

Veteran journalist Carole Jacobs is a foodie at heart and a fan of Southern Cooking where lard is essential and cream puffs say it all. Jacobs takes you to Cookeville, the aptly named home to 100+ restaurants.

MEANDERING IN THE MED

MEANDERING IN THE MED

Traveling between Barcelona and Venice while visiting 17 cities in 22 days, Ginger Dingus concludes cruising is the only way to pack it all in without stressing out.

Professional honors

Watchboom congratulates two of our most popular contributors for winning awards in the annual writing competition among members of the Society of American Travel Writers’ Western Chapter. Scoring awards in four of nine categories were: frequent Watchboom contributor Rich Grant for his stories in the categories of Internet Articles and Travel or Guide Book, and SATW Chapter Chair Christine Loomis for stories in the Travel Trade and Service Article categories.

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