Reunion Island - Valparaiso
Collected by Tim Leonard
Immeuble Caudan Water Front, Port Louis, Mauritius
You have your photos. You have your memories. But you're a bibliophile. You want a book: A book that you can pull out to help explain the wonder of Mauritius. To find such a book, there's only one place to go: Mauritius' signature book store,...
Cable Beach, Nassau, The Bahamas
If all you really want to do on your Bahamian visit is relax on the beach, this is the spot for you. A short ride from downtown Nassau (every taxi driver knows where it is), it has everything necessary for a fun morning or afternoon in the sun: a...
Hyden Rock, Hyden WA 6359, Australia
Nothing beats the Western Australian heat. No ocean in sight - not a cold beer for miles. Stranded in the middle of the desert there's not much left to do but catch a big one. Let it sweep you away and wash away exhaustion. Hyden, aka Wave Rock,...
Leighton Beach, Western Australia, Australia
Leighton Beach is just a few steps away from the North Fremantle's train station and a short drive south from Cottesloe. For those visiting in the summer or winter, this beach is a sure bet. Great for swimming or a light surf with plenty of soft...
Melbourne VIC 3004, Australia
If you want to capture beautiful views of Melbourne's South Bank, including Eureka Tower that dominates the skyline, head to Birrarung Marr Park. From Federation Square head towards the Princes Bridge (as if you're walking towards the Art Centre...
Port Arthur TAS 7182, Australia
What most of us know about Australia is that it was a land settled by convicts. “Sons of convicts” and “bad stock” was how the world saw them. In the eighteen hundreds their convict past made Australians morally suspect to the rest of the world....
251-255 Oxford St, Paddington NSW 2021, Australia
Paddington Reservoir Gardens is an award-winning garden transformed from its former life. The reservoir, a source of water for the rapidly growing population of Sydney in the 19th century, has been used in a number of ways including as a garage...
Harbourview Cres, Milsons Point NSW 2061, Australia
North of the harbor on Lavender Bay, Clark Park is an ideal spot for a picnic away from the bustle. On the western end, curious visitors discover the garden Wendy Whiteley created from a landfill. 5- to 10-minute walk from Luna Park. This appeared...
Nelson, New Zealand
The town was such a surprise. It is right on the beautiful coast of the South Island of New Zealand. The whole country is breathtaking but Nelson is a hidden gem. Many a night were spent drinking beers on the beautiful beach with friends I had met...
Masterton, New Zealand
Built in 1880, Llandaff is a historic haven of beauty, the kind of spot where days can be lost laying languidly on the soft elegant furniture, reading books and sipping tea whilst the breeze flickers through the windows, birds tweet gently, sheep...
159 Dalton St, Napier 4110, New Zealand
Easy on the legs and eyes, the Hawke’s Bay Trails offer three different experiences of mostly flat, all-weather rides in and around the Art Deco haven of Napier, through vineyards and along the seaside. Families taking the Water Ride can get up...
Mount Maunganui, Tauranga, New Zealand
The massive sandbar extending from Tauranga's harbor leads to one of New Zealand’s most beloved beaches at Mount Maunganui, known locally as The Mount. The white sand ocean-side beach is a surfer’s dream, and while an artificial reef was installed...
Rangitoto Island, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
In the Hauraki Gulf, Rangitoto Island is just a short, not to mention highly enjoyable, 25-minute ferry ride from Auckand. The unpopulated island is actually a shield volcano that is the youngest (only 600 years old!) in the Auckland Volcanic...
Warkworth, New Zealand
Urupukapuka Island, Northland, New Zealand
There are 144 islands in the Bay of Islands on the North Island of New Zealand, and Urupukapuka (the largest of them all) aims to please. Check out the island's website to help plan your day, which will be a fabulous and full day that includes a...
Rarotonga, Cook Islands
Most people think of beaches when they think of the Cook Islands, but the hiking can be fantastic as well. This was mid-trail in a route in Raratonga that takes you from the north of the island to the south, and up some of of the highest peaks....
Te Rua Manga, Cook Islands
Head for The Needle! Inexperienced hikers can look to Pa for the locally-guided tour, but if you want to save $70 and go at your own pace, it's doable without assistance. My husband and I finished in about two hours. It is recommended that you go...
Molina 76, Valparaíso, Región de Valparaíso, Chile
Valparaíso, Chile’s main port city, rises from the water into steep hills laced with staircases and winding streets. Generations of poets, mariners, and adventurers have passed through. While the city has some of Chile’s best dining, the streets...