Category Archives: Destinations

5 Dream Trips

  There’s nothing like waking up at sunrise in a big, comfortable bed with the Taj Mahal outside your window — except maybe basking in a glorious sunset from the pool of your overwater bungalow in Bora Bora. Some experiences really are dreams come true, and they don’t have to feel like a gargantuan chore… Read More

Update after Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria

  To those affected by either Hurricane Irma or Hurricane Maria, the staff of Twin Peaks Travel is thinking of you.  As the owner of the agency, my thoughts and prayers go out to each of you. As your travel agent, I want to share this update on the Caribbean islands as it was brought to… Read More

Six Fantastic Caribbean Carnivals

Six Fantastic Caribbean Carnivals

Summertime in the Caribbean brings warmer days, the sweetest mangoes, and several exciting Carnival celebrations. Whether they’re organized to commemorate independence from Colonial governments; a successful sugarcane harvest; or simply to celebrate national heritage and culture, they have one thing in common. At some point during Carnival season, parades will be had through city streets… Read More

Galapagos Islands-Pikaia Lodge

Galapagos Islands-Pikaia Lodge

Most travelers prefer a cruise to explore the Galapagos Islands, but for those who prefer land accommodations the 5 star Pikaia Lodge is the perfect answer. There are plenty of opportunities to experience the lives of the blue footed boobies, frigates, sea lions, turtles, penguins and more while staying at the eco-friendly 77 acre Pikaia… Read More

Puerto Vallarta-Mexico’s Best Beach Resort

This year Mexico has been the most popular international getaway destination for American travelers. Having just visited the beachy Pacific resort of Puerto Vallarta on beautiful Banderas Bay, I put it at the top of my list. In addition to sun-kissed sand beaches, aquamarine water, a lush tropical landscape and the Sierra Madre Mountains, you’ll… Read More

Seeing Europe “PISA’S FOUR GLORIES” by Hippolyte Adolphe Taine

There are two Pisas—one in which people have lapsed into ennui, and live from hand to mouth since the decadence, which is in fact the entire city, except a remote corner; the other is this corner, a marble sepulcher where the Duomo, Baptistery, Leaning Tower and Campo-Santo silently repose like beautiful dead beings. This is… Read More

Belgium – The Best Kept Travel Secret

The secret of Belgium’s capital city, Brussels, is to go with the flow and allow yourself to become part of its charming everyday life. Having previously been ruled by Spain, the Netherlands and France, Belgium is one of those countries that finds it easier to describe itself by what it is not: it’s not French,… Read More