Collected by Margaret Manning
Baja California, Mexico
The only way to find this work of art is to explore the many kilometers of roads in Baja. A handful of camping surfers, local ranchers, snakes and coyotes inhabit this zone. The intersection of rugged desert and blue Pacific creates a distinct...
Montezuma Beach, Puntarenas Province, Santa Fe, Costa Rica
I love Montezuma. It's a small fishing town with one main street and a few restaurants scattered around. The main Montezuma beach is lovely, strewn with rocks but further down about 20 minutes away is Playa Grande. The waters are warm, shallow and...
Las Salinas, Nicaragua
Perched high above a breathtaking rock masterpiece in the town of Las Salinas sits Magnific Rock Hotel, an inviting wooden lodge with the best sunset view on the Pacific coast. Surfers flock here for the legendary Popoyo break, but also for...
Definitely off-the-beaten path, the Treehouse requires precise directions, good pronunciation and a firm will to find. Hop on the bus or take a collectivo from Granada towards the coast about 15 minutes from town, ask to be dropped off at "Poste...
He and his guys are the best instructors on the beach. Make sure you head to the blue umbrellas midway down to the water . They will be sitting there with about 6 dogs lounging between the boards. Mario will provide everything you need to get rad....
Alajuela Province, El Castillo, Costa Rica
What an incredible project! I remember geodesic domes from the 1970's in Boulder, CO. So it was amazing to be a part of the building of one in this day--how they are still important & useful structures. Plus it looks so cool!
San Juan-Caguas-Guaynabo, PR, Puerto Rico
This is my favorite hike by far. Cueva Ventana ("Window Cave") is a beautiful, scenic hole in the side of a mountain that opens up to a lush, green valley down below. You'll trample through mud, hunker down under low-hanging stalactites, dodge...
Calle España SN, Virginia, 94294 Boca del Río, Ver., Mexico
The fútbol team of Veracruz called the Tiburones Rojos de Veracruz play at the stadium located about 15 minutes from Boca Del Rio. It is very different than American stadiums and is not for the faint of heart. The fans are hardcore, the police are...
1325 Coast Blvd, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA
Sunny Jim Cave is found in the La Jolla cove and was dug out by hand by two Chinese laborers in 1902 and 1903. The cave was later used during Prohibition to smuggle alcohol and immigrants. There are 126 steps leading down a narrow tunnel to the...
27 Kingspark, Scrahane, Killarney, Co. Kerry, V93 H6F8, Ireland
The clouds threatened, the rain tumbled, and the mercury had gone into hiding. Boat tour? Sure! It started at Ross Castle and half our group had already bailed. Fair weather types. I was going anyway. When in Ireland! So along with three other...
Ruta Nacional 52, Km 4.4 Purmamarca, Jujuy, Argentina
The seven colored mountain of Purmamarca (pink, green, grey, purple, orange, brown, white) is pretty impressive as far as colored stone goes . It shows many geographical ages. The mountain is a backdrop for the village. Everyday, there is a big...
9552 QC-117, Rivière-Rouge, QC J0T 1T0, Canada
Dog Sledding is a must. The blue-eyed huskies fire you up; they are raring to go, yipping with excitement and impatience as your guide gives you a crash (make that non- crash) course in how to steer, stop and go. (Yes, you really do say "mush" for...
Prinzregentenstraße, 80538 München, Germany
The Eisbach is a small, man-made river running through Munich's Englischer Garten. At the southern end of the park, just past the Haus der Kunst art museum is a 3-foot man-made wave where locals come to "urban surf." It is the oddest sight: a...
MH MSH 8, Mhada, Aurangabad, Maharashtra 431001, India
Ellora is also known as Ellooru. It is an archaeologic site which is 29km away from Aurangabad in the state of Maharashtra. Ellora depict the symbol of Indian rock cut architecture. In total there are 34 caves, 12 Buddhist caves, 17 Hindu caves...
Cerrada Las Golondrinas 24, Alfredo Bonfil, 77560 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico
If you have a hard time convincing your kids that sculptures and museums are cool, you might change their mind when they find out that Cancun's most famous sculptures are in a very unique museum: one that's underwater. The idea for the museum was...
Croacia 961, Punta Arenas, Región de Magallanes y de la Antártica Chilena, Chile
See our full list of Where to Go in 2015. Drive 60 km south of Punta Arenas, the southernmost continental city of the Americas, to the remote and seemingly untouched spot where the kayaks will be put in to the Strait of Magellan. With Kayak Agua...
Playa Maderas Maderas, Nicaragua
We had an unforgettable experience staying at Buena Vista Surf Club, while visiting San Juan del Sur. The eco-lodge is set into a hill overlooking the jungle and Playa Maderas with a giant sundeck where guests could enjoy the view. It was a great...
Playa Guiones, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica
After a morning surf session on perfect 2-3 ft. curlers, the wind picks up and turns the break into something else. That's when it is time to stretch the legs and take a stroll along the peaceful Playa Guiones. Each day here starts this way, and...
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