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A Weekend Roadtrip Through Beautiful Loudoun County

With leaves changing color and temperatures starting to drop, autumn is a perfect time to take a drive in scenic Loudoun County. With its rustic charm, beautiful views, great shopping, and wineries galore, it’s no surprise that D.C.’s friendly neighbor is an unforgettable escape. And wineries ‘galore’ is no tall tale: Loudon’s more than 40 […]

Kimberly Wilson / Konya, Turkey

Bandung: An Escape from Jakarta, Indonesia’s Capital City

My first trip to Jakarta was a sensory assault. The contrasting sights of grand mosques, imposing shopping malls, and roadside food stalls swirled in the cacophony of buzzing motorbikes, taxis, and rickshaw carts. A simple trip across town easily became a three-hour tour, crawling through the maze of traffic. Watching the taxi meter tick away, […]

Chantal Blake

48 Hours in Kastamonu

After visiting Istanbul, Konya, and Cappadocia, you’re probably ready to unplug. A short retreat to Northern Turkey’s Black Sea region is your chance to reconnect to nature and visit historical sites without herds of crowds and persistent opportunists. You can stroll leisurely through town, go horseback riding, and hike through forest paths to discover canyons, […]

Chantal Blake

Where To Play, Stay and Taste in Napa Valley

For those who enjoy wine – seasoned and newbies alike – a visit to the wine-soaked and legendary Napa Valley is a rite of passage. If you’re like me however, and aren’t the biggest wine connoisseur, have no fear: there’s plenty more to do in Napa than enjoy the fruits of the vine. Here, in […]

Kimberly Wilson

7 Reasons Bermuda Might Be The Perfect Island Getaway

Bermuda can be summed up in one word: perfection. That’s exactly the interpretation I got as soon as I stepped foot off of the place to my island getaway. This would later be confirmed throughout the duration of my stay, for a number of reasons. To start, the culturally diverse island, which is steeped in […]

Kimberly Wilson

Reimagined Luxury in the Heart of Miami’s Art Deco District

In a city that rivals Las Vegas for hotels, nightlife and dining, Miami constantly delivers when it comes to having a good time. Miami however, is giving Vegas a run for its money because there is something that they don’t have: the Shelborne Miami Beach. When searching for a hotel that encapsulated both the diverse, […]

Kimberly Wilson

48 Hours in Washington, D.C.

They say home is where the heart is. And if that’s the case, I’ve left my heart scattered in multiple places throughout the globe. There is one city, however, that will forever have my heart, and that is Washington D.C. Home to the First Family, iconic monuments, dozens of museums and historic sites that bear […]

Kimberly Wilson

24 Hours in Konya

“There is a candle in your heart, ready to be kindled. There is a void in your soul, ready to be filled. You feel it, don’t you?” ― Rumi If you’ve ever been touched by the words of Rumi, you owe it to yourself to visit his home. Though not his birthplace, Jalal ad-Din Muhammad […]

Chantal Blake

5 Ways to Travel More Without Quitting Your Job

It seems every week there’s another story of someone who quit their job and flew off to some far corner of the globe to spend the next decade, or the rest of their life, “on vacation.” As tempting as those stories may be, they can also be unrealistic, overly idealistic and sometimes dishonest. Many of […]

Wanderlust Simply

Zambia: An Adventure-Seeker’s Playground

Most adventure seekers and safari enthusiasts would probably draw a blank when you mention visiting Zambia. Only those ‘in the know’ have an inkling to the natural secrets that this land-locked destination holds. One of the best-kept secrets is that the country hosts the world’s largest falling sheet of water. In case there is any […]

Bianca Malata

The Music Lover’s Guide to Montreal

Kendrick Lamar, Nas, Joss Stone, Beres Hammond, Lady Saw, The Black Keys, Destra, and the list goes on. These are just a few of the thousands (yes, thousands) of musical artists passing through Montreal this summer. As the largest city in the Canadian province of Quebec, Montreal is often referred to as the Paris of […]

Tausha Cowan

Sofitel So: Bangkok’s Best Kept Secret

There’s a reason over one thousand people have given Sofitel So five stars on Tripadvisor: the design is modern, the location is unparalleled to none, and the staff is incredibly friendly and attentive. After checking in, I was greeted by the staff, who welcomed me with their signature jasmine colored and lemongrass infused welcome drink. With my drink […]

Moraa Onyonka

Top things to do in Portland, Jamaica

Jamaica has become an extremely cheap and accessible destination for tourists looking to escape the hustle and bustle of their everyday lives and for those who want to trade skyscrapers for picturesque postcard sunsets. Whether docking in Ocho Rios or enjoying endless rum punch at an all-inclusive, they all come for the beautiful beaches, delicious cuisine and […]

Bayyina "The Planet Blaster"

48-Hour Escape to the W Fort Lauderdale

When you travel quite a bit, finding a great hotel is important, as it becomes your “home away from home.” Needless to say, I’m picky about my options when I have to travel to different destinations, whether domestic or abroad. Hotels have ratings for a reason, and not all of them live up to the […]

Kimberly Wilson

Essential Panama City

Panama City truly is a city of contrasts. On one side of the city, ultra modern skyscrapers create a skyline that brings to mind Dubai, while on the other side, colonial neighborhoods are a mix of revitalized and crumbling buildings. There is so much beauty in the city’s contradictions, so much of the old and […]

Cynthia Andrew