by Dave McBride Since everything a kid does is life-shaping, there is plenty of shaping going on in an Apple Vacation to the Riviera Maya. It was Bilbo Baggins who said, “It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept...
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While there are tons of awesome snorkeling excursions available on vacation, sometimes you just want to grab your snorkel and fins and go! Here are some resorts with above average (if not excellent) snorkeling right off the shore -- no boat required! Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa Located on the north end of Ka'anapali Beach, Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa is...
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Travel With Kids is a family travel guide show produced by parents for families to get inspired and learn about destinations around the world! Broadcast internationally, and winner of many awards, Travel With Kids explores the fun, excitement, learning and family bonding that comes with adventure travel experiences in exotic and familiar destinations. With educational fun facts and parent...
A stay on the north coast is just what the Doctor Bird ordered Hello---I’m reading the foremost author on the birds of Jamaica---whose name is Bond. James Bond. James Bond was an American ornithologist who wrote Birds of the West Indies in 1936. Ian Fleming moved to Jamaica and was a passionate bird watcher and owned a copy of Birds of...
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Veteran Newsman Dave McBride is an award-winning news radio reporter, anchor and program director and creator of fan-favorite Dave’s Raves. Dave has received the Edward R. Murrow Award for Best Writing for Radio/Large Market and the 2010 and 2011 Murrow for continuing news coverage. He was awarded the New York Festivals World Gold Medal for Best Writing for Radio....
By Dave McBride Whenever one travels in the Riviera Maya, one will inevitably meet a native whose mission is to (with guile and aggression) turn a tourist encounter to personal profit. Sometimes the light-fingered grifter is a time-share agent. Sometimes it is a Great-tailed Grackle. The Great-tailed Grackle (aka Mexican Grackle) is the larger cousin of the gang of Boat-tailed Grackles...
By Dave McBride Standing at the new Cocoli Pacific Locks of the Panama Canal today in the company of heads-of-state and assorted Pooh-Bahs and Potentates, we watched as Panama opened a bigger door to world commerce. By this time, most everybody knows the basic way that a lock system provides the steps for ships to climb and descend between sea level...
by Dave McBride CNN reported Panama among the 2016 Top Ten Ethical Travel Destinations as ranked by the Ethical Traveler Organization. It ranks countries on the basis of unspoiled natural beauty, memory-making outdoor activities and opportunities to interact with local people in a mutually enriching way. Ethical Traveler ranked Panama second in environmental protection, because of major reforestation projects and...
by Dave McBride We are off to Panama City and not the Florida one where spring breakers bong beers on the beach. Our destination, Panama the country, is the newest real estate in the Western Hemisphere. The space in which it resides was previously occupied by the ocean for 70 million years between two drifting continents before colossal pressures in the...

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