Fathomaway Compass

Postcards tagged: Seaside Splendor

Offbeat Trinidad and Tobago

TRINIDAD – Instead of sounding like a cornball cruise ship outfit or bootleg Jimmy Buffet concert, it's like seeing Barry White and the Love Unlimited Orchestra bang out long, progressive pieces of complex music. 

Ancient Yurts for Modern Nomads

SEWARD, Alaska – It's gorgeous, it's swank, it's totally eco. Orca Island Cabins turn temporary indigenous lodgings into a secluded retreat on the Pacific.

Keep Your Head in the Clouds

BIG SUR, California – The luxury tree house at Post Ranch Inn blurs the lines between nature and modernity. For big kids only.

Swimming with Whale Sharks

LA PAZ, Mexico – I knew it wouldn't attack me. Whale sharks eat plankton and algae, for goodness sake. But when a 15-foot anything is swimming towards you, and you're practically naked, it's freaky.

Insider's Guide to Nantucket's Beaches

NANTUCKET – College kids head to Nobadeer and families with young ones prefer Children's Beach. No matter your mood, there's a place to lay your beach blanket.

The Villages, Valleys, and Views of Corsica

CORSICA, France – Mallorca? Capri? Whatever. Go to Corsica! For blue waters, cute villages, crazy drivers, and delicious cookies. See what happens when Italy and France have a love child.

The Great Sail: Nantucket to Menemsha

NEW ENGLAND – What I saw in Nantucket was a more manicured, sandier version of the wild beauty that is Martha's Vineyard — a bit like Edgartown, stretched across an island. 

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