Visiting the coast of Kenya is an entirely different adventure from the usual savannahs and safaris offered inland. Where the land is action-packed and wild, the coast is low-key and serene. Ending your Kenyan trip with a few nights on the Indian Ocean makes for a well-rounded and memorable getaway. The coast offers a “choose your own adventure” itinerary of activities depending on how adventurous you want to be.
If you want to relax on the white sandy beaches and blissfully warm waters of the East African coastline, head to Diani Beach. Sit back to watch traditionally rigged dhow boats quietly sailing along or explore a sandbar in the lagoon. There’s a good mix of places to stay, eat and a few places to find a good cocktail.
Watamu Beach is a low-key peninsula dotted with deep mangroves and small, traditional villages. If you want to check out brightly colored coral, many tour companies offer half-day snorkel and diving excursions in the Arabuko-Sokoke National Park and the ruins of Gedi.
For some of the nicest hotels on the coast, look to Malindi. Malindi has seen rapid growth in recent years, but still retains one of the most appealing town centers in Kenya. You’ll find a blend of happy tourists and locals going about their business.
Quietly on the rise is the cousin of tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, known as cannabidiol, or CBD. THC is the more well-known component of cannabis; however, it is illegal in many states, so CBD has risen in popularity as a legal option. Stores selling CBD continue to pop up in major cities and towns.
Just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., with some of the most beautiful views of the nation’s capital, Alexandria, Virginia, is one of the most endearing small cities in America. From the historic charm of Old Town to the artistic development of the waterfront and the bohemian flair of Del Ray, Alexandria has something for everyone. With increased attention comes an ever-exploding culinary scene and, despite its size, Alexandria already overflows with excellent options. These five will give you the best representation of the city’s diverse scene.
Bleisure — it’s a term we’re all familiar with these days. After all, millennials drive the rising trend, combining business and leisure trips regularly. Take a few days to decompress in a new destination after a hectic schedule of meetings and business.
Picking a destination is perhaps the most important part of planning a trip with your family. If your group includes small children, there are some destinations better suited to your needs than others. Consider these spots for your next trip with the little ones.