Posts Tagged ‘travel guide’

July 17th, 2014 | By | 1 Comment

Packing Guide: Miami Just the Essentials with SWELL's Buying Team

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Bienvenido Summer ’15 Bikinis! SWELL’s buyers are off to Miami to get a first look at 2015 Swimwear. Aside from sneaking in some sun and white sand, they’ll be spending the week scouring the show for the best bikinis out there…and sending you little sneak peeks along the way of course. Make sure to follow @SWELL_style on Instagram for behind the scenes photos from the show.
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April 27th, 2014 | By | 1 Comment

A Slice Of Life | Panamá Guest Series by Stephanie Schechter

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During my spring break from UC Santa Barbara, my family and I traveled to Playa Venao, Panamá! My family, including my parents and my older brother (who attends UCLA), loves to travel to places that are generally off the beaten path. We always aim to find uncrowded surf destinations with interesting culture, and Panamá definitely fit this description! The capital city, La Cuidad de Panamá is only a six-hour direct flight from LAX – which was really convenient! However, after flying to Panamá, it was over seven hours of complicated driving – and a few wrong turns – to get to Pedasí, the town nearest to Playa Venao. While there are several other excellent surfing locations in Panamá on both the Pacific and the Atlantic coasts, we chose to go to Playa Venao because there are no large resorts nearby, and the surf is known to be fun, uncrowded, and consistent. Upon arrival to La Ciudad de Panamá, we realized that Panamá is slightly more modernized than other countries we have seen in Central America, such as Nicaragua and Costa Rica. However, once out of the city, the Panamanian countryside was very similar to that of its neighboring countries. The house we stayed in, named La Casa Mango, was also reminiscent of other Central American surf lodging. La Casa Mango was almost entirely open air, nestled into a jungle on the hill overlooking Playa Venao. There were plenty of strange insects to be seen, along with tropical birds, geckos, iguanas, frogs, and three varieties of monkeys!

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April 22nd, 2014 | By | 4 Comments

Wish We Were Here: Ecuador | Part 3 A Mini Travel + Style Guide with Guest Blogger Leah.

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After a long week at the contest, we headed down the coast to explore some beautiful beaches and surf spots. Driving along the Ecuadorian coastline is like nothing I have ever done before. All the homes are made mostly of bamboo and every home has at least one hammock hanging out front. When we reached our destination, Montañita, I fell in love with everything around me. The dirt roads are lined with bamboo beach shacks complete with surfboards and hammocks out front. There were about five different fruit stands selling fresh cut coconuts and every restaurant had bamboo benches and big bohemian pillows – it was beautiful! Not only was the town heavenly, but the surf was amazing and the beach was perfect.
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April 14th, 2014 | By | 2 Comments

Wish We Were Here: Ecuador | Part 2 A Mini Travel + Style Guide with Guest Blogger Leah.

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Ecuador has been amazing… I love being in the water all day and feeling salty 24/7. During the day, I have been cheering on the different countries competing at the ISA Junior Championships and I have also been doing some exploring. Yesterday we traveled via a ride in the back of a pick up to a spot only the locals know about. The water here was aqua blue and the waves were perfect!
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