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Here's a note from our executive editor, Jennifer Stevens, on what we've covered in our November issue.
The Cayman Islands hosts an annual Pirates Week Festival from November 10 to 20. It’s got everything you’re looking for in a pirate fest: an underwater treasure hunt, paddleboard races, and a Miss Pirate Queen pageant. Don’t forget your costume!
You may do little more than double check that the oven is off before you go on a trip, but in other parts of the world, travelers can get mighty superstitious.
Globetrotter: Bite-sized news and notes from around the world.
In an ankle-length skirt and dance pumps, our 12-year-old guide, Verónica, leads us daintily along a muddy path between steep fields of broccoli and maize. Climbing uphill away from the hand-tilled patches of land, we are engulfed by the luxuriant trees of the forest. Vivid orchids, giant bromeliads, and ferns thrive here in the heavy moisture.
In Medellín, Colombia, a cool mist rises from the streams that bubble down the mountainside and wend through oases of bamboo and broad-leafed trees. At 5,000 feet, the weather is perfect. A typical day—year round—is sunny and in the mid-70s F. You won’t need air conditioning—nor even screens for your windows—as bugs are almost nonexistent. The physical beauty, perfect weather, and First-Worldliness of this city are big draws. But I’m not here on vacation….
The only sounds are waves lapping against the hull and the occasional ﬂ ap of a sail as it captures the gentle breeze. Gliding through the turquoise waters of the Aegean aboard our yacht Destiny, we’re leaving the Greek island of Milos and heading west into the southern Ionian Sea. Our next destination is Elafonisos, one of the largest inhabited islands in the Peloponnese, known for its sandy beaches.
Quentin and Wyona McKay wanted to move to paradise. They wanted to exchange their hectic life for a simpler, more fulfilling one…to own their own business in an exotic tropical location and work for themselves doing something they enjoy...
Marvin and Joanne Riddle don’t just enjoy “the best of both worlds”… they enjoy the best the whole world has to offer them.