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Virgin Islands

Although considered one archipelago, the virgin islands are divided between two countries: The Bristish virgin islands (BVI) and the United States Virgin islands (USVI) . The curiosities doesn’t stop there… they all have something completely different to offer! (more…)

Panama

From clear turquoise seas to the coffee farms and cloud forests of Chiriquí, Panama can be as chilled out or as thrilling as you wish. The canal has defined Panama in the last century, but what lies just beyond it could define the next. Pristine beaches, lush rainforest and big city nightlife gives a taste of the country’s outstanding assets. (more…)

Jamaica

Beginning in the 16th century, Jamaica was the nexus of the brutal Caribbean economy that saw slaves from Africa producing sugar and rum for Europe and America, First a colony of Spain, and later Britain – Jamaica has strong links with Africa in terms of food, culture and politics. The ubiquitous sound of the island – reggae – is even drawn from African folk music! (more…)

Bahamas

Would you believe that if you visited an island a day, you’d have over 8 years of perfect adventure in the Bahamas, where some 3,100 islands dot the glistening water. Hundreds are no bigger than a mere limestone spit poking above the water, but others such as Eleuthera are more than 150km in length! The majority of the Bahamas is made up of long linear sandy playgrounds for sunseekers, who enjoy the balmy year round climate, while cities such as Nassau have a vibrant commercial beat – you can also head out to the appropriately named out islands – where the only voice you may hear is your own! (more…)

#QTDaily – Chicago River Cruise

Blogger: Stephanie Lynch

While in Chicago, a great way to see the city is on the water. Recently while in Chicago, we did a river and lake cruise. It was the first thing we did when we arrived in Chicago and it was a great way to start the adventure. (more…)

Nirvana

Blogger: Orna Lynch 

Nirvana: a state of “perfect quietude, freedom, & highest happiness”. As any coffee lover will know, the perfect cup has the ability to bring you to this state of bliss, most commonly associated with Buddhism & Hinduism. (more…)

#QTDaily: Siesta Key Beach

Blogger: Stephanie Lynch

Recently while exploring Florida, we stumbled across Siesta Key Beach. Little did we know, Siesta Key Beach has been voted the number 1 beach in America. Year after year it is voted in the top 10 beaches in America but this year it made number 1. The soft, powdery sand on our feet, the sun shining down on us and the crystal clear WARM sea… a perfect start to the adventure. (QT tip: Drive the beach route from Bradenton south to Siesta Key Beach… it’s beautiful). (more…)