The Northern Norway Aurora Borealis (AKA Northern Lights) from the coast of Norway. All the white specs are stars. Photo by David Irey.

WatchBoom.com's Travel Destinations for the Month of February 2018

MADE IN CHINA

MADE IN CHINA

Travel journalist Yvette Cardozo first visited China in 1983. A half a dozen trips later she continues to discover the unusual and enchanting on the other side of the world. Including traditional paper umbrellas.

On a wing and a prayer in Fiji

On a wing and a prayer in Fiji

So what do you want to hear about first -- my thatched-roof bure with its ridiculously romantic poster bed with mosquito needing (and my darling hubby so far away --sigh), the private plunge pool and hot tub out front, the sugar-white beach a steps west with sapphire seas rippling to shore, or my personal “buddy” Pela, a member of the local village and assigned to me to do, well, pretty much anything my little heart.

EMERALD BAY GOLF COURSE

EMERALD BAY GOLF COURSE

This course in The Bahamas has lots of bite – like a Shark. Golf Travel Officianado David R. Holland tees up with the Great Greg Norman who designed the 18-hole course.

GOLFING WITH THE SHARK

GOLFING WITH THE SHARK

Most die-hard travel golfers remember Jack Nicklaus’ famous quote: “If I had only one more round to play, I would choose to play it at Pebble Beach. I’ve loved this course from the first time I saw it. It’s possibly the best in the world.”

LOUISIANA MARDI GRAS

LOUISIANA MARDI GRAS

Yes, there is such a thing as a family-friendly Mardi Gras. Travel journalist Yvette Cardozo shares the low-down on everything from the beads to the feathers to the chickens.

THE SURRENDERS, PART II

THE SURRENDERS, PART II

How America’s Two Largest Surrenders Turned Out to be Victories – For Both Sides. Travel authority Rich Grant will never give up his interest in the Civil War.

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