Destinations

Best Snorkeling in Playa del Carmen (+ Cancun, Tulum & the Riviera Maya) 🤿 The 7 Spots

The Riviera Maya in Mexico — including notable hotspots like Playa del Carmen, Cancun and Tulum — has everything a weather-weary traveler could ask for: dewy-sweet warmth, sapphire-blue water, and verdant waving palms. Plus, plentiful ...
How much does travel insurance cost?

How Much Does Travel Insurance Cost? A Helpful & Clear Guide

How much does travel insurance cost? If you're asking that question, you're ahead of the game. Travel insurance is often a bit of an afterthought when planning a vacation. I know that it once was ...
How much do snorkel tours cost?

How Much Do Snorkel Tours Cost? 3 Price Points + Easy Booking Guides

Snorkeling is always one of my absolute most-favorite things to do on vacation. Somehow it's both adventurous and relaxing at the same time, and I always come away feeling refreshed and energized. I always seem ...
The Best Travel Insurance That Covers Snorkeling

The Best Travel Insurance That Covers Snorkeling & Scuba

Did you know that snorkeling and scuba diving are often specifically excluded from travel medical insurance plans, and that your regular medical insurance usually doesn't work at all outside of your home country? That's kind ...
Where to Snorkel on the Big Island, Hawaii

Where to Snorkel on The Big Island, Hawaii 🤿 My Top 5

Even though the Big Island of Hawaii is by far the largest of any of the islands that make up the state, it only accounts for a fraction of Hawaii's population (13%). With all that ...
The Best Snorkeling in Kauai

The Best Snorkeling in Kauai 🤿 My 5 Most Tip-Top Spots

When you see a photo of epic, lush-green Hawaiian cliffs gracefully tumbling down into turquoise Pacific waters, you're probably looking at Kauai. The "Garden Isle" is constantly gorgeous and incredibly vibrant, and there's so much ...
Best Snorkeling in Oahu - The Helpful Insider's Guide

Best Snorkeling in Oahu 🤿 The Helpful Insider’s Guide

Oahu, Hawaii is one of the most popular vacation destinations in the world with over half a million visitors each month. And, for good reason. It's an excellent place to enjoy all of the the ...
Where to Snorkel in Maui | The 5 Most Incredible Spots

Where to Snorkel in Maui 🤿 The 5 Most Incredible Spots!

Asking about where to snorkel in Maui is kind of like asking where to find good pasta in Italy. The answer: it's tough to go wrong just about anywhere. With its year-round great weather, azure ...
The World's Most Unique Snorkeling Sites: 11 Ultimate Adventures

The World’s Most Unique Snorkeling Sites: Our 11 Ultimate Adventures

There are quite literally hundreds of "best snorkeling in the world" lists out there. And they're all about the same. The Great Barrier Reef, Maui, the Maldives, Bonaire. Don't get us wrong — we absolutely ...
The Best Snorkeling in Bonaire

Best Snorkeling in Bonaire: The 10 Most Incredible Spots

Bonaire, in my opinion, truly has some of the best snorkeling in the world. It's a special place. This somewhat-little-known Caribbean island has a lot of unique things going for it that make the best ...
Swim with whale sharks

Swim with Whale Sharks: The 3 Unbeatable Best Places to Snorkel & Dive

When I sat down and wrote out a travel bucket list several years ago, unquestionably the top thing that I wanted to do was to swim with whale sharks. There's just something so majestic about ...
Boat at a coral reef viewed from above

Does Travel Insurance Cover Snorkeling? 3 Critical Realities

Travel insurance (or insurance in general) is often an afterthought when planning for a trip, let alone thinking about if your travel insurance covers snorkeling. But, I would say that making sure that you have ...
Alex Axon snorkeling

Hello, Adventurer

I'm Alex Axon. Despite growing up landlocked, I've been hooked on the ocean ever since first wading in and have become obsessed with snorkeling as a beautiful and easy way to experience the underwater world. I've been able to learn first hand from in-the-water experience across the world what gear, tips and trips work. I share that knowledge here through Coral Nomad in hopes it will inspire others to find their own underwater adventure.