Jo Glover

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Be a frugal traveller, not a cheapskate

Have you and a platonic friend ever tried to convince a hostel owner to let you share a single bed? Have you ever walked more than 20 minutes out of your way to save a few pennies on bottled water? Have you ever stubbornly hitchhiked for hours instead of paying US$2.50 in bus fare, or bragged about …

Panama’s highlights, beyond the canal

Unfettered by tourist crowds, Panama’s pristine beaches, lush rainforest and big city nightlife are coming to define this off-the-beaten-track Central American gem.<p>Throughout the last century Panama was mostly defined by its canal, but what lies beyond those locks could very well define the next. …

Exploring Micronesia’s ghost fleet

The tropical paradise of Truk Lagoon is considered one of the top wreck diving destinations in the world, with more than 60 Japanese submerged warships to explore.

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Island hopping off Cambodia's coast

Sandy bliss awaits travellers off Cambodia’s south coast. Whether you favour being glued to a hammock upon an isolated shore, or fancy slothful days recovering from all-night raves, Cambodia has an island for you.<p>Lapped by the lapis-hued waters of the Gulf of Thailand, the scattering of islands in …

The perfect trip: The Seychelles

There is much more to the Seychelles than meets the eye – beyond the paradisaical beaches, discover wild national parks, laidback local life and extraordinary flora and fauna.<p>Splendidly isolated in mid-ocean between Africa and India, the Seychelles are perfect island-hopping territory; hop aboard a …

Mexico: on the verge of a meltdown

I first came to Mexico as part of a college summer semester abroad program in 1987 and for the better part of the last 25 years have lived in Mexico. My college semester was based in the once lovely town of Cuernavaca, known by the nickname "City of Eternal Spring". Today, Cuernavaca is the 18th …

Photo of the Moment: The Searing Afterglow of Baja, Mexico — Vagabondish

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New Saner Mural in Mexico

View Gallery<p>Mexican muralist, Saner, recently completed a new piece that looks straight out of a storybook in Ciudad Del Carmen, Mexico. The artist …

Market Scene: Mercado San Juan in Morelia, Mexico

GalleryMarket Scene: Mercado San Juan in Morelia, Mexico<p>The hard cement walls of the 20th-century building enveloping the <b>Mercado San Juan</b> hardly evoke the market's half-millennium of history. It feels a little disingenuous, a little false in its newness; disconnected from the centuries of trade, …

New Mexico Attractions | Things to Do in Taos

It says a lot about the singular beauty of north-central New Mexico that the so-called Low Road, a twisting drive through a deep river gorge and up …

Month-By-Month Guide to Mexican Holidays and Events

01 of 12<p>January in Mexico<p>The year kicks off with New Year's festivities, and this month also sees the celebration of Kings Day. January (along with …

Mexico

Photos Hint at the Violence that Ravages Modern Day Mexico

After years of documenting people dying and towns being shredded to pieces at the hands of los narcos, photojournalist Mauricio Palos became aware of …

Guy Kawasaki (guykawasaki) on Pinterest

Guy Kawasaki is the chief evangelist of Canva, an online graphic design tool. Formerly, he was the chief evangelist of Apple. Author, The Art of the …

Mexico: A snapshot of life deep within the Yucatan

Fine art photographer Robert A. Hansen has spent more than a decade looking at the lives and landscapes of hard-to-get-to places of Southern Mexico and the Yucatan. Photographs from his journeys are on display through Jan. 24 in Laguna Beach as part of a foaSOUTH (Festival of Arts) show. Visitors …

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Brink: saving sea turtles in Mexico - video

Brink is a new series of films from the Weather Channel in which six activists fight to save species and habitats before they become extinct. This episode follows one man's battle to stop the illegal smuggling of endangered sea turtles from Baja Mexico to the jungles of South America

Why you should travel to Mexico in the Fall Season

Each of the seasons offers a special experience in Mexico. Although winter is the most popular time of year to visit to escape from colder …

Mexico

Long Weekend Bliss in Mexico City

I tend to get very animated about new discoveries. Like the best chocolate cake (EVER!) from Delirio, a delicatessen in Roma, Mexico City. Bites of this cake, called Tarta Helena, melt in your mouth and linger there. I wanted to find Chef Monica Patiño, give her a high five, and beg for the …

Cabin fever: I want a tiny home

The house that haunts my imagination is a small wooden cabin on a snow-covered hillside in Sogn go Fjordane, on the coast of Norway. It appears to be about 8ft x 12ft; its gabled roof is covered in vegetation; smoke drifts from a narrow chimney. And then there's the view: it looks out over a vast, …

Expedition Begins to Sacred Reef of Fiji

Changing Planet<p><b>Lau – Land of Islands Lost</b><p><i>This is the first of several blogs documenting an 8-day, marine expedition to Fiji.</i><p>Tomorrow we board our research vessel to embark on our journey to the remote reaches of Fiji’s oceans. We are headed to Lau Province, where communities hold their reefs sacred …

Expedition to the Sacred Reef of Fiji #3

Changing Planet<p><b>Daveda Tabu – Totoya’s Sacred Reef</b><p><i>This is the third of several blogs documenting an 8-day, marine expedition to Fiji.</i><p>Daveda Tabu means the “sacred passage.” It is the gateway to Totoya’s lagoon, the only entry point through the southern section of the barrier reef. When entering by …

Expedition to the Sacred Reef of Fiji #5

Changing Planet<p><b>I Love the Night Dive, I Got to Boogie</b><p><i>This is the fifth of several blogs documenting an 8-day, marine expedition to Fiji.</i><p>“Why are you wearing that funky yellow mask?” one of the crew of our research vessel asked.<p>“I’m going on a disco dive,” I replied.<p>He was rightfully perplexed. …

Expedition to the Sacred Reef of Fiji #6

Changing Planet<p><b>Totoya Sacred Reef Declared Marine Protected Area for World Oceans Day</b><p><i>This is the final blog documenting an 8-day, marine expedition to Fiji.</i><p>“We’re making history today,” Roko Josefa Cinavilakeba, the high chief (Roko Sau) of the Yasayasamoala Group, leaned over and said to me as we …

Fiji for first-timers: how to choose an island

Fiji is blessed with so much turquoise water, white sand beaches, jungle rivers and authentic culture that it almost seems unfair. Whether you're looking for a decadent resort, family getaway or backpacker adventure, these islands have it all.<p>Wherever you go, expect the warmest welcomes the world …

Sailing the Fiji Islands with Captain Cook Cruises

The islands of Fiji are a slice of South Pacific paradise: a dramatic montage of lush volcanic isles fringed by palm-studded beaches; uninhabited …

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Behind the Shot: Paddling Out and Missing a Huge Wave Off Namotu Island, Fiji

<i>See more photos like this in our Extreme Photo of the Week gallery.</i><p>“I hope I get under this,” was the thought going through surfer <b>Sean Woolnough</b>‘s mind as he rose on this wave, named Love Shacks, off Namotu Island, Fiji. Woolnough had just paddled out for the first wave, missed it, and turned …