Caribbean Color: TOBAGO’S Blue Food Festival

Natalie Compagno gets muddied up on her way to the Blue Food Festival, an outdoor party that brings together thousands of locals to eat Dasheen-inspired dishes. Mud covers my legs and I have no idea where my knee starts and the wet earth begins.  I lost my shoes long ago in some sort of sink hole. I took a step and suddenly one of my purple flats was gone, sucked into a sticky rain puddle. … [Read more...]

PAPUA NEW GUINEA wants to know: What’s your tribe?

Win a trip to one of the world’s last great undiscovered destinations by showing your colors The second largest island in the world, Papua New Guinea, is a place of superlatives. Located just north of Australia and larger than California, PNG is home to an incredible array of natural wonders, exotic wildlife and experiences like hiking remote jungle trails, cruising the mighty Sepik river, … [Read more...]

Summer Hotlist: Our Favorite Seasonal Travel Deals

From big city cultural events to island getaways, wandermelon’s shortlist of travel ideas perfect for last-minute 4th of July escapes and summer sojourns. Now that Memorial Day and the Summer Solstice have made it official, everyone is thinking summer travel, including the editors at wandermelon. Here’s our shortlist to spark ideas and fuel your inspired travels. Happy Summer! Last-Minute … [Read more...]

The Art of Diving: Underwater Masterpieces in Isla Mujeres

I received a link from a friend the other day with a simple message, “This renders me speechless.” When this image popped up, I paused. Suddenly the frenetic energy imbuing my day shifted, and a door opened into that place of calm.  It’s that same sort of feeling I can access when floating in the warm clutch of tropical water, ears submerged, in silence, swathed in blue and green, nothing … [Read more...]