Since summer arrived, travel reviews have been coming straight from the shore. Some of the highlights? MattF and jmariep both traveled to Aruba; cocopud went to exotic Elbow Cay; new member 98Hokies was in Nassau, Bahamas; and Saphira bucked the crowds and headed to Panama.
Check out the journals and photos they've shared to find out which sunny destination is right for you.
Romantic Aruba Vacation by MattF
Set on Eagle Beach, “this journal is about doing Aruba at a slow and rhythmic pace,” according to its creator. From high-style dining to down-home local favorites, the traveler and his wife make taking the slow road look, well, delicious.
Mi Stima Aruba! by jmariep
This traveler and her husband are another pair of Aruba advocates after an active vacation spent visiting virtually all of the island’s attractions (many of them via a highly recommended tour).
Hope Town on the Wonderful Island of Elbow Cay by cocopud
This journal begins, “I had wanted to go to Hope Town ever since I saw scenes of the island in an IMAX dolphin movie.” (The soundtrack’s Sting tunes were inspirational, weren’t they?) The traveler finally got her wish, heading to Hope Town on Elbow Cay in the Abaco Islands of the Bahamas for a “wonderful week” in a “hard to beat” destination.
Wonderful, Amazing, Fantastic Second Honeymoon by 98Hokies
Looking for an all-inclusive? This new member raves about her romantic getaway to the Bahamas, saying she and her husband enjoyed a perfect mix of group activities and alone time at Sandals.
"Panama, why Panama, all they have is a canal?" by Saphira
So maybe we wouldn’t have found Saphira lying on the beach every day of her trip, but she did pay the shore a visit while in Panama. Her second journal from the vacation is full of great tips and advice—and a confession about how she “broke the cardinal rule of cool travelers.”