THE BAHAMAS IS HOME TO ABOUT 700 islands ringed by shimmering shores where fantasy blue and green waters lap powdery white and pink sands, but its 6.6 million annual visitors spend most of their time on just a handful of islands, and almost all visit the capital city of Nassau. On New Providence Island, where 70 percent of the nation lives, Nassau proves one of the most popular ports on Caribbean cruises. Day- trippers hunt for bargains at the famed Straw Market or swim with sharks and rays in the idyllic waters before reboarding their behemoth ships and sailing off. Those remaining on the island, though, still find plenty to see after dark.
Filled with hidden treasures waiting to be discovered, Seoul invites travelers to unearth its many gems, and Seoul Tourism Organization is here to help travelers do just that. Through thoughtfully created initiatives like the Theme Tourism County Competition, Seoul Tourism Organization works closely with local districts to identify and showcase what makes each district unique and charming in all seasons.
When talk turns to travel, some of the best yarns are of far-flung tropical locations. More times than not, scuba diving is part of the mix. Maybe that’s because there’s nothing like diving to immerse you in a location. Despite the pun, it rings true. Dive travelers are discerning when researching locations; they are diligent with the facts, figures, recommendations and scuttlebutt about landing the perfect dive vacation. Dive travel is growing (an estimated 1.2 million divers are certified in the United States alone), and resorts offering diving have multiplied around the globe, from Myanmar to Mozambique. Whether they’re time-tested favorites or emerging venues, they also happen to be some of the most beautiful tropical destinations imaginable.