Nothing quite compares to the feeling of soft sand under one’s feet coupled with the intoxicating scent of ocean air. Emotions are stirred and one can’t help but revel in the beauty of the natural paradise that surrounds. There are beautiful beaches all over the world, but the white sands and mesmerizingly teal water of the tropics creates an exotic and alluring backdrop that can’t quite be mimicked elsewhere. Places like these calm the spirit and quiet the soul. We found, and cherished, this feeling of peace and renewal while exploring the islands of Turks and Caicos.