Tag: islands

Where to Stay in El Nido: 15 Great Options

Where to Stay in El Nido: 15 Great Options

Need help deciding where to stay in El Nido? Here’s a quick guide to some of the best accommodations in the area — from budget to splurge. * _ Our choice to stay at Spin Designer Hostel was unanimous and pretty much an instant decision. […]

Midges and mountains and Scotland’s Skye

Midges and mountains and Scotland’s Skye

* “I am being eaten alive!” cried Pippin. “Midgewater! There are more midges than water!” “What do they live on when they can’t get hobbit?” asked Sam, scratching his neck. * Well, Master Gamgee, they live on me, for one — at least that day we went […]

1,000 Words: Burano, Venice, Italy

1,000 Words: Burano, Venice, Italy

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Burano: A Study in Color

Burano: A Study in Color

An island in Venice, Burano’s particular fame for color does not disappoint. Even in the fog, the hues of its houses pop, valiantly trying to dispel the gloom of winter. They are a delightful study on palettes — pale pink with pale yellow, bright orange […]