Posts Tagged ‘beach’

Winter Sunset // Ventura, CA
By February 13, 2017
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Baker Beach // San Francisco, CA
By January 7, 2016
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Tide Pools // Moss Beach, CA
By January 3, 2016
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Fitzgerald Marine Reserve
Destination Fiji: Castaway Island—A Foodie’s Paradise in the South Pacific
By December 20, 2013
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Castaway Island.

As if Mana Island wasn’t beautiful enough, we island hopped to neighboring Castaway Island next, just a 20-minute easy journey. Known in Fijian as Qalito, this island is said to be sacred, and is one of the only ones owned by a local chief.

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Castaway Island

From the cruise ship, we boarded a smaller boat with the smiling locals. Castaway Island sparkled in the emerald sea, with just a tiny mound of lush greenery sloping into a cluster of thatched roofs ringed by powdery sand. The sand jutted out into the sea in a white halo, framed by rings of bright turquoise punctuated by formations of dark green from the reef below, before dissipating into a deep blue that stretched out in all directions endlessly. It was the most beautiful setting I’d seen in Fiji, and the sight of it left me awestruck.

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Destination Fiji: Mana Island and the Gorgeous Mamanucas
By December 19, 2013
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Mana island.

After spending time on the northern island of Savu Savu and on Fiji’s largest island Viti Levu, it was time to head out to some of Fiji’s purest islands for some quiet beach time, underwater exploration, and surreal turquoise waters. Saving the best for last, we headed out to the Mamanuca island chain, just off the western coast of Viti Levu. Island hopping to the Mamanucas is easy and if you keep traveling north, you’ll hit the adjacent Yasawa Island chain, which is even more isolated and rugged.

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Photo of the Day: Goodbye Split
By December 13, 2012
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Sunset in the Split harbor, Croatia.
Photo Essay: Split, Croatia
By December 12, 2012
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Diocletian’s Palace.
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Lucky toe of the Grgur Ninski statue, Split, Croatia.
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Cotton candy clouds.

The Heart of Dalmatia: Split, Croatia
By December 10, 2012
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Croatia’s second largest city, Split, was not what I expected at all. In complete contrast to Dubrovnik, Split is gritty and a bit rough around the edges, where Dubrovnik is upscale and elegant. The main sight to see in the city is Diocletian’s Palace, built as a retirement palace for the Roman emperor Diocletian. It’s not just a palace, but a series of labyrinth streets that wind a maze around 220 historical buildings.

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Roman gladiators in Diocletian’s Palace.
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Hello Split!
By December 7, 2012
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Grgur Ninski statue, Split, Croatia.

Split is located right in the middle of the Dalmatian coast in Croatia, right along the Adriatic sea. This old city is filled with ancient Roman ruins, and makes a good jumping off point for some of Croatia’s most popular islands and pristine beaches.

Join us all next week for our daily coverage of Split, Croatia!

Dubrovnik to Split via Bosnia and Herzegovina
By December 5, 2012
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The harbor at twilight in Split, Croatia.

From Dubrovnik I traveled by long distance bus to Split, Croatia, famous for its roman ruins, specifically Diocletian’s Palace. Split is also a hub for visits to a cluster of sun-kissed islands located just off the Croatian coast. After spending a few months in Northern Europe, I’m remembering just how much I love warm beach locations.

The entire journey north hugged the Croatian coastline, which was filled with stunning beaches. All along the way from my window seat, I enviously watched beach goers wade into the ocean, which was so clear you could see the pebbles in the shallow surf from up on the road! The whole route wound along rocky cliffs that dramatically plunged into sparkling emerald water. It was absolutely gorgeous.

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