Paradise in Southern Thailand

This morning, I woke up to the sound of wild birds crying out around me, swaying from side to side as the floating hut I was currently staying in shifted back and forth, the lighting subtle.  I opened my eyes, stumbled to my feet and walked outside to the rickety platform atop the water and […]

Travel Noire

South Africa Slim Down

“Hello? Hello Miss? Are you still there?” I shake my head vigorously and attempt to focus on the noise spilling out of the other end of my phone. Did I just hallucinate the last thirty seconds of this conversation? “Miss, did you understand what I explained?” Immediately, my heart begins to race and my palms […]

Modupe Sonuyi

Trying the Same City Twice: San Juan Edition

After weeks of trying to decide which city we would visit for our annual family vacation this year, the matriarch decided on San Juan, Puerto Rico, again.  Although I adore this charming American island, I was hoping to place my feet on unfamiliar soil (well, in this case, sand). “Surely we can pick a city […]

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The Mayan Riviera

ROSEWOOD MAYAKOBA We had a chance to catch up with our friends at Rosewood Mayakoba for a personal tour & let us tell you, it was phenomenal! Surrounded by emerald jungle and pristine white beaches, Rosewood Mayakoba is a Riviera Maya resort that defines a private world of rare luxury and refined beauty. Visit this […]

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5 Reasons to Visit the UAE

1. The Sheikh Zayed Mosque, Abu Dhabi Breathtaking, beautiful, awe-inspiring. Those are but a few words to describe this eighth largest mosque in the world. As you drive around Abu Dhabi, you can see the massive and impressive structure from miles away. It gleams in the bright sun and is not easily ignored. People from […]

Cynthia Andrew

The Spirit of Soweto

With the recent passing of the great Nelson “Madiba” Mandela, I’ve found myself reflecting on my time in South Africa – specifically Soweto, a township located 20 miles away from Johannesburg. Soweto was home to the Mandela family from 1946 to 1962 and was my home for a mere five days. My time in Soweto […]

Danait Kidane

Caramel Restaurant & Lounge

Enveloped by the opulence of The Collection, Caramel Restaurant & Lounge in the St. Regis, has quickly become Abu Dhabi’s newest hot spot.  With warm brown and caramel hues setting the mood and a fire and ice themed menu Caramel definitely aims to please.  The secret ingredient to Caramel’s success lies within the flavors of […]

Danielle Pointdujour