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Hidden Gems of Monaco: High Octane Adventures & Specialty Dishes
Europe / Hidden Gems / The Travel Detective

Hidden Gems of Monaco: High Octane Adventures & Specialty Dishes

Monaco has a global reputation of being one of the most glamorous destinations in the world. In fact, this tiny principality on the French Riviera has more billionaires per capita… Read More…

Hidden Gems of Malta: Mediterranean History & Natural Wonders
Europe / Hidden Gems / The Travel Detective

Hidden Gems of Malta: Mediterranean History & Natural Wonders

There are a lot of destinations that will boast they’ve got hidden gems. But there are some countries that are entirely hidden gems, and Malta is one of them. Malta… Read More…

Hidden Gems of Wisconsin: Discovering Tribal Lands
Hidden Gems / The Travel Detective / USA

Hidden Gems of Wisconsin: Discovering Tribal Lands

The state of Wisconsin is known for its cheese, its football teams—the Green Bay Packers and my Alma Mater, the University of Wisconsin Badgers—and did I mention cheese? But what… Read More…

Hidden Gems of Williamsburg, Virginia
Hidden Gems / The Travel Detective / USA

Hidden Gems of Williamsburg, Virginia

Mention Colonial Williamsburg to just about anyone and they’ll immediately think of tri-pointed hats, the fife and drum corp, and a healthy dose of early Americana. But Williamsburg is famous for… Read More…

Hidden Gems of Aruba: Eco-Adventures and Distinct Cuisine
Caribbean / Hidden Gems / The Travel Detective

Hidden Gems of Aruba: Eco-Adventures and Distinct Cuisine

Every year, about a million and a half people come to visit Aruba. How do they get there? A lot of them come by cruise ship. They come piling off… Read More…

The Art Scene of St. Pete: Hidden Gems of St. Petersburg Clearwater
Hidden Gems of St.Petersburg Clearwater

The Art Scene of St. Pete: Hidden Gems of St. Petersburg Clearwater

If there’s one word to describe the art scene in St. Petersburg, Florida, it’s surreal. Here you’ll find the Salvador Dali Museum, which has the largest collection of Dali’s artwork…. Read More…

The Clearwater Marine Aquarium: Hidden Gems of St. Petersburg Clearwater
Hidden Gems of St.Petersburg Clearwater

The Clearwater Marine Aquarium: Hidden Gems of St. Petersburg Clearwater

St. Petersburg Clearwater in Florida has an abundance of marine life in the area. But sometimes, the modern world and sea life crash. That’s when the Clearwater Marine Aquarium steps… Read More…

Florida’s Greek Community: Hidden Gems of St. Petersburg Clearwater
Hidden Gems / Hidden Gems of St.Petersburg Clearwater

Florida’s Greek Community: Hidden Gems of St. Petersburg Clearwater

When most people think of Florida, they don’t often think of Greece. But if you travel half an hour north of Clearwater in Florida, you’ll find a Greek community in… Read More…

Local Sustainable Fish: Hidden Gems of St. Petersburg Clearwater
Hidden Gems of St.Petersburg Clearwater

Local Sustainable Fish: Hidden Gems of St. Petersburg Clearwater

Just about every restaurant in St. Petersburg Clearwater offers the Catch of the Day, and it’s local sustainable fish. If you happen to catch your own fish, you can take… Read More…

Secret Fishing Spot: Hidden Gems of St. Petersburg Clearwater
Hidden Gems / Hidden Gems of St.Petersburg Clearwater

Secret Fishing Spot: Hidden Gems of St. Petersburg Clearwater

Florida isn’t just a bunch of beach cities.  St.Petersburg and Clearwater are just 40 minutes apart, and they share the same coastline as the Gulf of Mexico and Tampa Bay. There’s an… Read More…

Meet the People: Hidden Gems of Jamaica
Hidden Gems of Jamaica

Meet the People: Hidden Gems of Jamaica

A majority of the tourists that come to Jamaica end up landing in Montego Bay or Ocho Rios or Negril, and may never leave the resort. But if you want… Read More…

There’s More to Jamaican Music Than Reggae: Hidden Gems of Jamaica
Hidden Gems of Jamaica

There’s More to Jamaican Music Than Reggae: Hidden Gems of Jamaica

When you’re in Jamaica you can’t go more than 20 feet without seeing some sort of reference to Bob Marley. Posters, T-shirts, and place mats are everywhere. But if you’re… Read More…

The Best of Boston Bay: Hidden Gems of Jamaica
Hidden Gems of Jamaica

The Best of Boston Bay: Hidden Gems of Jamaica

Most travelers to Jamaica head to well-known resort areas like Ocho Rios or Montego Bay. But those in the know also head east, toward Port Antonio. Keep going and you’ll… Read More…

Surprises on the Water: Hidden Gems of Fort Lauderdale
Hidden Gems of Fort Lauderdale

Surprises on the Water: Hidden Gems of Fort Lauderdale

For years it was known as spring break central. It’s also been called the Venice of America and, of course, the gateway to the Caribbean. But Fort Lauderdale is so… Read More…

Where You Can Play Cricket in the US: Hidden Gems of Fort Lauderdale
Hidden Gems of Fort Lauderdale

Where You Can Play Cricket in the US: Hidden Gems of Fort Lauderdale

Because of spring training, you might expect Florida to be home to baseball. But, you don’t exactly think…cricket. Turns out, Fort Lauderdale has become somewhat of a cricket capital in… Read More…

The Best Time to Visit the Everglades: Hidden Gems of Fort Lauderdale
Hidden Gems of Fort Lauderdale

The Best Time to Visit the Everglades: Hidden Gems of Fort Lauderdale

Most folks who visit the Everglades head to the western part of Florida to Alligator Alley. But, most people don’t know that, in Broward County, there are 1,500 acres of… Read More…

Inside the Vaults of the Masterworks Museum: Hidden Gems of Bermuda
Hidden Gems of Bermuda

Inside the Vaults of the Masterworks Museum: Hidden Gems of Bermuda

The islands of Bermuda have long been the inspiration for artists like Georgia O’Keeffe and Winslow Homer. To see their work and that of many other island artists, head to… Read More…

How to Bicycle Across the Island: Hidden Gems of Bermuda
Hidden Gems of Bermuda

How to Bicycle Across the Island: Hidden Gems of Bermuda

Most people think Bermuda is an island in the Caribbean.  Well, guess what?  They’re wrong on both counts.  It’s actually islands in the Atlantic. A small country, Bermuda is only… Read More…

How to Helmet Dive: Hidden Gems of Bermuda
Hidden Gems of Bermuda

How to Helmet Dive: Hidden Gems of Bermuda

Ever heard of helmet diving? To do it, you don’t need to know how to snorkel.  You don’t need to know how to scuba.  You don’t even need to know… Read More…