BORA BORA’S Ultimate Beach Party

Each December, top athletes and festive travelers gather for a magical mix of watersports, local culture and toes-in-the-sand celebration. Other than ‘sign me up,’ what else can you say about an event that’s equal parts Ironman competition, Polynesian cultural experience and ultimate beach party held on the idyllic South Pacific island of Bora Bora. Held each December on the southern portion … [Read more...]

Surf in Style in LAGUNA NIGUEL

It’s endless summer at the Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel with their guided surfing experiences   “Catch a wave and you’re sitting on top of the world.” Who knows how many surfboards these Beach Boys lyrics have helped to sell over the decades. But one thing that’s absolutely certain is that through the years, California has firmly established itself as the most iconic wave-seeking … [Read more...]

Introducing wandermelon Journeys: Trips Designed by Travel Writers

Experience the amazing insider itineraries and off-the-charts access enjoyed by pro travel writers (without the annoying deadlines of course). "You have the best job in the world." Oh if we only had a frequent flyer mile for every time the wandermelon team has heard that sentiment expressed to us. As professional travel writers and photographers, it's true we enjoy a pretty enviable … [Read more...]

Run, Don’t Walk to Havana’s Annual Marathon This November

The 2012 Marabana Havana Marathon gives Americans the chance to run side by side with Cubans and an international crew of amateur and top runners. The political rhetoric surrounding Cuba is always hotter than a habañero chili, but one fact is indisputable: Cuba is an amazing destination and it’s easier to go now for Americans than it has been for a decade. … [Read more...]

Aquatic Adventures In Paradise: The Bora Bora Liquid Festival

Escape winter this December and come play in paradise instead at the inaugural Bora Bora Liquid Festival! Bora Bora has long been renowned as the ultimate romantic hideaway. Its soaring green peaks and azure waters seduce lovers who escape here to live out their tropical hideaway fantasies. But what few people recognize is Bora Bora is more than just a romantic retreat – it’s also an … [Read more...]