An archipelago located in the Atlantic Ocean, Turks and Caicos is a popular island vacation destination. It’s made up of seven main islands and about 40 smaller islands and uninhabited cays boasting white-sand beaches and turquoise water.
Known for its beaches and outdoor activities, start your day catching some sun on a kayak. Big Blue Unlimited offers a variety of different pricing options, with hourly kayak rentals starting at $15 per hour. Reward yourself with a sweet breakfast at Melt. Try an iced coffee and one of their famous cinnamon buns for about $10–12. Next, visit the Caicos Conch Farm. The only of its kind, the farm offers a 30-minute tour of the facilities including a brief biology lesson and tour of the farm. Adult admission costs $12.
Popular among locals, dine at Mango Reef for lunch. Choose from salads, sandwiches or heartier platters. Deep-fried conch fritters are a menu mainstay. Spend about $15 on lunch. Stop by the Turks and Caicos National Museum to learn about the island’s culture, history and environment. General admission is $7 or $5 for hotel guests. If you want to take a souvenir home, stop at Anna’s Art Gallery and purchase a piece of art created by a local artist.
Splurge on dinner and a nightcap at Magnolia Restaurant and Wine Bar. Take in stunning views of the Turtle Cove Marina from the patio. Sesame-crusted seared tuna ($35) is the restaurant’s specialty. After-dinner drinks start at $10.
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Spring in Philadelphia is a beautiful time. The flowers are blooming, there are people out enjoying nature and Philadelphia’s festival season begins. There are festivals year-round; however, the spring festivals draw much bigger crowds and get Philadelphians ready for a fun and enjoyable summer. Each festival is unique and it’s worth attending as many as possible to fully enjoy the city.
For most of us, time in the car is “me time.” You can listen to that podcast you’re captivated by, blast that pop song and sing along at the top of your lungs or listen to the next chapter in that biography e-book you’re almost finished. A road trip only amplifies those opportunities. So, next time you’re traveling by road, take the wheel and take control. Opt for a rental car on your next vacation, rather than a rideshare, taxi or public transportation, and enjoy the open road on your own terms.
Book the Night on a Glacier experience, available May–September, from Off the Map Travel, to not only spend a one-of-a-kind night in a one-of-a-kind destination, but also enjoy your chance at seeing Norway’s magnificent polar bears.