“I wonder how many people have arrived here in error?” I asked myself as I filed through immigration at the basic, boxy, pink concrete building known as Douglas-Charles International Airport. I’m in Dominica – an entirely different destination to the similarly named Dominican Republic, which is also in the Caribbean. But I’m glad I’m at this island. Dominica is a beautiful, lush, green and mountainous place where you can watch whales or sit in warm water under waterfalls.
Whale Shark watching, Chasing waterfalls, appreciating ruins and a lot more. Here is my 3-day Oslob, Cebu Philippines itinerary and projected expenses. Full story here: http://www.nognoginthecity.com/2016/06/09/oslob-cebu-itinerary-projected-expenses/
You might not have heard of Saba but you’ve probably seen it on TV. The pilot’s approach is often featured on those National Geographic programmes where they list the world’s most challenging airport landings. I’m not sure whether this is mentioned in the tourist brochure. At 1,300ft long, it is the shortest commercial runway in the world. And I’ve survived it!
I’ve found the perfect way to relax – visit the South Pacific island where the locals enjoy a three-day weekend every week! On Niue there are few manmade activities and no commercial attractions. And you’ll enjoy a digital detox. Put down your devices, forget about Facebook and ignore emails – internet access is so painfully slow you won’t want to go online! Instead, there’s lots of stunning scenery to keep you busy.
I’d always wanted to visit Alaska and it hasn’t disappointed. It feels like nowhere else in the United States. There’s so much space. 740,000 people populate an area over twice the size of France. And you’re never far from wilderness. It’s green and unspoiled with walks, trails and tours where you’re pretty much guaranteed to see soaring eagles, leaping orcas or encounter bears. And the air is so clear and fresh, you can feel your lungs being gently scoured clean.