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

Edible, Incredible Kauai

Edible, Incredible Kauai

Sun-kissed strands, azure seas, emerald cliffs crashing to thundering surf –there are more reasons to visit Kauai than there are shells on the beach.

But before I visited last month, I never knew one of them was its hip and happening food and agriculture.

Off-beat trips await adventurous tourists

Off-beat trips await adventurous tourists

Attention adventurers: How would you like to go salmon fishing in Russia up above the Arctic Circle... or camp out in the 12,000-foot-high mountains of Ethiopia... or play cowboy on a real cattle drive in Wyoming... or check out the awesome Aurora Borealis in Alaska?

Cruise lines turn ships into seagoing camps

Cruise lines turn ships into seagoing camps

There was a time when you had to line up someone to watch the kids while mom and dad went off on a cruise. Today, the lines are filling more cabins by adding things to do for seagoing youngsters (thus selling tickets to the whole family). Here’s a sampling of attractions for kiddies on the ships this summer: pajama parties, ice cream and pizza bashes, cartoon movies, video games, hip-hop dance lessons, water shows, arts and crafts classes, games on little tables shaped like Mickey Mouse’s ears... well, you get the idea.

TUCSON + POINTS SOUTH

TUCSON + POINTS SOUTH

No, I had not heard of Bisbee, AZ.

Such a shame. It’s worth the two hour drive south from Tucson.

“You interested in an underground mine tour?” A friend asked.

Cool, dark, historical ... yes, of course.

VICTORY VICTORIA

VICTORY VICTORIA

Travel authority Yvette Cardozo didn’t travel to the Olympics in her search of the world’s fittest athletes. Instead she spent a day on the boat with commercial prawn fishermen, the fittest of the fit.

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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