Richard Rooney M.D, on Tropical Travel Destinations

The summer months are fast approaching, and for many, that means vacation. Depending on your home location, you may be looking forward to escaping the winter cold weather by embarking on a topical journey that will provide you with warmth, sunlight, and crystal blue waters that you won’t usually see on your domestic coastline. If you’re considering a fun tropical destination to visit this summer, consider some of these options:

The Dutch-Caribbean island is a perfect destination for those seeking tropical travel. Curacao is a stunning hotspot for travelers ranging from Canada, Europe, and the U.S. Travelers visit the island to experience crystal blue waters, and some of the best diving experiences in the Caribbean. Additionally, Curacao’s popularity comes from its inexpensive costs when compared to other neighboring Caribbean islands. Travelers from across the globe can find great hotel deals that won’t break their budget and will give them the experience they’re looking for.

A stunning destination that doesn’t require a passport, Hawaii serves you with multiple islands to choose from, with a tropical experience still located in the states. Choose from eight major islands that all offer different experiences, from scenic views, volcanos, beaches, and tons of nightlife and entertainment for all ages. Depending on the airline, you can also find flights on the cheaper side.

Bimini, The Bahamas
Bimini is a destination that’s gaining popularity quickly as time passes. A mere 50 miles from Florida’s coastline, Bimini is considered to be the closest entry point to the Bahamas from the United States. Here, you’ll find stunning beaches, relaxation, and a little bit of history that you may not have expected. You can reach the two islands by charter plane or ferry, depending on your budget and preference.

Cancun, Mexico
Cancun is a popular destination for various ages and stages of life. A hot spot for young spring breakers, it’s also a great place for adventurers, families, and adults looking for a relaxing get-away. Visit captivating beaches, and historic Mayan ruins that will provide you with a once in a lifetime history lesson. If you’re seeking some extra fun, Cancun is known for an incredible nightlife and party scene full of dances, DJ’s, and delicious authentic Mexican food.


A tropical destination is a great way to get away from your day-to-day life for a while. Consider some of these exquisite destinations for your next trip!



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About the Author Richard Rooney M.D. is a board certified orthopaedic spine surgeon who works in Seattle, Washington at his own private practice. He resides in Seattle, WA with his wife and two sons. Throughout his career, Richard Rooney M.D. has distinguished himself as a renowned orthopaedic surgeon. He truly loves the immersive nature of his work and the fact that he’s able to help people live better, less painful lives. Through his practice, Seattle Spine Group, Richard focuses on treatment for back pain, neck pain, radiculopathy, and sciatica. They recently introduced an entire spectrum of spine care and stem cell therapy care with a focus on disk replacement.
When Richard Rooney M.D. isn’t busy at work as a spine surgeon, he likes to spend his time outdoors with his wife and sons, enjoying all the natural and manmade beauty that his home state of Washington has to offer.

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