July 2015

July 2015

Backroads explores China on two wheels.

Off-Beat Adventures

What is adventure travel? We can debate that answer till the cows come home, but without question, for an increasingly large segment of today’s travel marketplace, the answer is journeys beyond the ordinary.
Sucevita Monastery.

Romania Superbly Scenic, Marvelously Medieval

The focus of our trip to Romania was quite singular: to see the unique painted monasteries of Bucovina, a region of rolling hills and dense forests within the northeastern principality of Moldavia.
Castle in Cesky Krumlov.

Central Europe with Adventures by Disney

Wow! I’ll say that one more time, a bit slower now: W-o-w! That’s my one word to describe Adventures by Disney’s itinerary through Central Europe.
Whitewater rafting in California with O.A.R.S.

Adventures in North America

It’s a West Coast vs. East Coast adventure story.
Le Meridien Bora Bora.

Goway’s IslandsEscapes

Goway’s World’s Most Idyllic Islands brochure is a page-turner. The aquamarine waters of the South Pacific beckon on each page; photos of the high-end to luxury resorts are dream destinations; and the island packages offer immersive experiences spilling over with romantic moments and outdoor adventure.
The Bitter End Yacht Club.

Get Off That Beach Chair!

The fat cats are history. Today’s upmarket travelers stay in fightin’ trim on vacation: exercising, improving that swing, and pushing their limits. They sleep well at night because they’ve played hard, not because they’re soused. Two of the three resorts recommended here are the 800-pound gorillas of Caribbean sport, but the third may surprise you.