Once a naval force to be reckoned with, Venice is now a beautifully decaying city that still whispers its secrets through the side canals and back pathways. Get purposefully lost in its twists and turns after you have seen the main sites. If you’re ready for a scavenger hunt and near the Rialto Bridge, try asking locals where to find Taverna del Campiello Remer (Say “Dove è…” doh-vey ay to ask where) – you will find a quaint little restaurant that is certainly off the beaten path with better food and a better view. Then, embark on m/v Tere Moana and watch the coastline of Venice sparkle after the last rays of twilight sink into the sea.
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To get the best panoramic view and a little piece of history, walk down to the end of Via del Teatro Greco in Taormina’s center to take in the view of the Mt. Etna volcano and the glimmering Ionian Sea – all while seated in what was once a greek theatre in ancient times. Then, ride the cable-car down to Bella Isola – one of the most famous beaches in the region, to sunbathe with the locals and get a taste of the Southern Italian beauty, and lifestyle.
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Relax in a world of hammocks strung among palm trees, and lagoons of blues and greens that will lodge in your memory for years to come. For those that need more adventure, rent a jet ski from Moana Jet Boat and discover the waters amid an entire region of islands known for their idyllic beauty.
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A feat impassable from the 7th century BC to the late 19th century, the Corinthian Canal deemed a challenge for even the most infamous Roman emperors in history including Julius Caesar. You, however, will experience sailing between the carefully chiseled walls of the completed Canal with Paul Gauguin.
The Moana will then continue on to Hydra, a small, picturesque island where motorized traffic is banned and donkeys are the primary means of transportation. Admire the red-tiled homes and narrow stone-paved alleyways of this thriving artists’ colony and be sure to select a few unique paintings from the local artisans.
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Strut through this destination known as “Manhattan-sur-Mer” (“Manhattan on the Sea”) for its chic shopping and French culture. For an experience without the salt water, look for a yellow submarine in Gustavia Harbor. The semi-submersible vessel will give you a view into the world of a shipwreck reefs and the marine life that surrounds it, without getting your feet wet. If you’re lucky, you may even catch a glimpse of a green sea turtle.
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A mix of African, Indian, and Spanish cultures distinguishes Virgin Gorda, whose jagged landscape rises sharply from a turquoise sea. Spend the afternoon at The Baths, where giant boulders keep watch over a labyrinth of serene pools, beaches, and trails. Discover the ruins of an abandoned 19th-century copper mine on Handsome Bay, and explore the many nature sanctuaries spread throughout this Caribbean isle.
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The “queen” of Croatia’s spectacular Dalmatian islands, Hvar is abundant with blooming fields of lavender, ancient olive groves, and a coastline known for deep blue water and stoic, fortified buildings of centuries ago. Stroll the famous main square and dine at Konoba Menego – a small wine bar with local seafood dishes and freshly baked bread or take a sunset kayaking tour around the surrounding islands.
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Bora Bora’s gorgeous sister island, Moorea is lavished in an abundance of fresh fruits, vibrant flowers, and dark green mountain peaks. Browse the local handcrafts in town and, if you’re lucky enough, discover the Ann Simon Boutique – known for its quality Moorea Black Pearls. You can also head into the tropical waters with a marine biologist as your guide to learn about the wild dolphins cruising in the wake of your boat.
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Motu Mahana, an islet adjacent to Taha'a, is our very own private escape featuring white sand beaches with swaying palms, crystal-clear waters and gentle breezes. Spend a full day exploring this idyllic, isolated island, make sure to rent a SUP – stand up paddleboard- to test your balance and see the island via water. Then, enjoy a traditional barbecue lunch, and accompanying Polynesian entertainment featuring strolling musicians and singers.
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Travel by donkey up to the edge of a dormant volcano that shaped this island so long ago, or get lost in the pathways between white-washed houses decorated with deep-blue shutters. Instead of public transportation, rent an ATV and make sure to find a good spot for the sunset. The little town of Oia is known for being in perfect position to catching a postcard-like snapshot.
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