Many of these destinations are very special to me personally. I met my now-husband, Tom, in Turks and Caicos. During our courtship, Tom surprised me with a trip to Cancun. He later proposed on Molokai, and we bought my engagement ring on Maui. More recently, we realized a "bucket list" dream of visiting Australia and snorkeling at the Great Barrier Reef.
Clearly, these destinations can inspire romance (at least they did for Tom and me). These are also wonderful places to have fun with friends, bond with multiple generations of family, enjoy outdoor adventure, taste new foods, and explore different cultures. Even travelers whose sole objective was to relax on a beach can end up learning something about themselves and the world during their journeys.
I hope to have guest bloggers from time to time, and we will definitely be writing on subjects and destinations other than just the tropics. Through it all, we'll let the Latitude 21 frame of mind I described above set the tone for our discussions.
For now, I think I'll imagine I have an umbrella drink in one hand and a spear of fresh pineapple in the other. Aloha until next time!