Infused with the legacy of the Spanish heritage, Cartagena is a gorgeous fishing village on Colombia's Caribbean coast, with beautiful beaches and breathtaking colonial architecture. The historic old town is a popular port of call for cruise ships, boasting a lively marketplace full of traditional Colombian artisans and yummy treats. These days, 200 years after Colombian independence, anyone can stroll the mighty ramparts. Visitors poke their heads through the cannon slots for picturesque views of the Caribbean. Cartagena was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1984, and remained remarkably undamaged during the drug wars that plagued Colombia in the eighties and...

We took EV readers on a journey through some of our favorite historical and culinary treats with The Ultimate Jamaica Bucket List: 5 Activities That Can’t Be Missed, but there's so much more to see! Here are our next 5 recommendations for an unforgettable time in sunny Jamaica:   DOLPHIN COVE Dolphin Cove is a marine park which allows visitors to swim with dolphins and other marine life in their natural environment. Have the experience of a lifetime as you get up close and personal with these beautiful, amazing animals. Included are mini-boat rides, glass-bottom kayaking, snorkeling with stingrays, watching shark shows and...

It's no secret that Barcelona is one of the hottest (and most fun) European destinations, which makes it so much harder to decide on the best accommodations. Out of the hundreds of choices in Barcelona hotels, we've handpicked three top-notch selections for your next trip. If I were you, between the amazing architecture, the luxurious accommodations, and the decadent food, I would make an effort to visit all three on your next adventure. MAKE SURE TO READ: Barcelona e Bona! 5 Reasons to Rank this European Gem High on Your Bucket List   w barcelona Designed by the highly recognized architect Ricardo Bofill, the W Barcelona is...

Jamaica is probably synonymous to most with white beaches, a fruity drink, and delicious Caribbean food, but this tropical haven has so much more to offer! Full of unique adventures, Jamaica is a place for sightseeing expeditions, vibrant culture, history and natural wonders. If your bucket list includes amazing food, great music and unforgettable activities, heart-racing Jamaica is a must!   With sandy beaches, rainforests and everything in between, Jamaica’s natural treasures are as varied as their thrilling tourist attractions.   LUNCH AT DEVON HOUSE Located in the heart of Kingston and conveniently around the corner from the Bob Marley Museum, this stunning heritage site...

EV is proud to bring you the amazing work of renowned Austin-based interior designer Rachel Horn. She traveled to San Miguel de Allende to give us a glimpse of Mexico’s gorgeous culture and history through her work at La Casa Dragones.   At the epicenter of Mexico’s silver trade in the late 1700s, San Miguel was home to the Dragones, an elite cavalry led by General Ignacio Allende, responsible for one of the movements that eventually led to the Independence of Mexico. Today, La Casa Dragones still stands on a narrow cobbled street and serves as the spiritual house for the eponymous...

Pack your bags, eclectics. EV is taking you to the gorgeous City of Cartagena de Indias, Colombia. Colorful, lively and historic, Cartagena is a perfect destination for elite tourists looking for sunny weather, tropical lush greenery and some pretty exquisite venues. Cartagena is a gorgeous fishing village on Colombia’s Caribbean coast, with excellent beaches, a historic old town (that’s entirely walkable) and beautiful colonial architecture. It’s also one of the safest places in the country, so it’s no wonder it’s a popular port of call for cruise ships. Need a break from exploring the cobblestone streets? Stop at an outdoor...

Whether it’s a seaside affair, a unique culinary experience or a world-class sports event you’re looking for, this European hotspot is sure to deliver all the thrills your heart desires. Barcelona is a city of breathtaking sites and endless leisure, with its top-notch luxury hotels, exquisite art venues and incredible eateries. It is the most important city in the Catalonia region in Spain, recognized worldwide as a cosmopolitan and beautifully diverse destination. It has become synonymous with culture, design, architecture, fashion, food and awesome weather. 1. Beaches for days One of the wonders of Barcelona is its scrumptious shoreline. Get your collection...

In just under 10 hours, Austin can enter a new wing of the world just beyond the sliding doors of bustling Heathrow. Traveling on a Boeing 787 Dreamliner, passengers in route are treated to impeccable service and amenities including multi-course meals and special cabin features that control the lighting, filter the air to provide moisture and help avoid jetlag and post flight headaches. Landing in London at approximately 10am, rested and ready to go, there is so much to see and do! Yes, you can jump on a tour bus with a 1-day pass for £25.50 ($39 USD) and see all...

I was introduced to this sport by my friends at The Elephant Story, a wonderful and whimsical venue in Comfort, Texas dedicated to wildlife preservation and whose owners are deeply driven by their love of animals. They are so passionate, in fact, that the store is the only The World Elephant Polo Association (WEPA) was formed in 1982 at Tiger Tops Jungle Lodge, in the Chitwan National Park in southwest Nepal. The first games were played on a grass airfield in Meghauly, located on the edge of the National Park. The co-founders, James Manclark, a Scottish landowner and former Olympic toboggan...

During the chilly winter months, the biggest treat for most is escaping to the sunny beaches of a tropical oasis. Located 179 miles from the coast of Florida, you will find a grand version of just that on Paradise Island. Imagine descending upon the turquoise waters of the Caribbean to Nassau, Bahamas where your personal boat captain greets you on the docks and ushers you over to your private, fully furnished seaside villa. Highly regarded as one of North America’s premier builders, Brennan Custom Homes teamed up with Sterling Financial Group to construct five exquisite villa homes which have recently...