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

Cappadocia: A Stay To Remember

As the hubby and I sat down by the computer to book our 6-night getaway we were faced with travelers dilemma: where to go, how much to see and what to do. I knew from early on that I wanted to visit Turkey.  The hubby had already been to Istanbul without me and his stories had […]

Cynthia Andrew

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

Mexican Staycation

When you live in a beach town like me, it’s often easy to forget that the beach is there. Work and responsibilities seem to get in the way of the sounds of the waves, and the next thing you know, you haven’t dipped your toes in the ocean for months. Living on the Oaxacan coast, […]

Raychelle Heath

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

Breaking Bad in Albuquerque

When I stepped off of the plane in Albuquerque, it was my second time visiting the Southwestern city. I just knew I had to return after a work trip took me there a year earlier and opened my eyes to the beauty of this region of the US. I arrived at night, when the city […]

Kaycee Brock

A Little R&R in the Desert

I made a pact with myself about 5 years ago, that every birthday I would take a trip. Being a firm believer in using precious moments to enjoy what I love, travel is absolutely on the top of that list. I began to come up with a short list of places within a road trip distance […]

Aja Williams

Namaste from Nicaragua

My recent trip to Nicaragua was meant to be about exploration.  I had it all planned out: hiking volcanoes, soaking up culture, chillin’ with indigenous people—the works.  I even packed a cool Tomb Raider ensemble, complete with a leg-strap sheath and knife for visual effect. Yup. I was ready. However, my plans derailed the moment […]

Nikiesha

7 Reasons You Should Visit Kenya

Watamu is a small town in Kenya. It’s located approximately 105 km north of Mombasa in and about 15 km south of Malindi on the Indian Ocean coast of Kenya. It lies on a small headland, between the Blue Lagoon and Watamu Bay. Its main economic activities are tourism and fishing. The Sunrises are amazing! Even on a cloudy day the view is to die for. After waiting […]

Travel Noire

Salamander Resort and Spa

With my busy work schedule, I am always looking for a way to relax without having to travel too far. Recently I had the opportunity to visit Salamander Resort and Spa, and it was just what I needed. I’ve wanted to visit Salamander since I heard of it’s opening late last summer. The 340 acre […]

Christen McCluney

Seychelles on my Mind

Seychelles is not a trip that you take; but a trip that takes you. Before you ever arrive, your eyes drink in the cobalt blue waters of the Indian Ocean that seem to appear out of nowhere beneath miles of clouds. Listed twice in the Top 25 Beaches of the World, Seychelles is famous for […]

Jessica Belle

Beachfront Luxury in Laguna Beach

Imagine waking up to the sound of the waves crashing against the surf. Now imagine stepping onto your balcony and seeing palm trees and the pacific ocean. Then add to that great dining and a Mediterranean-style spa right outside your door. Enter Surf and Sand Resort in Laguna Beach, CA. The nine-story resort resembles a […]

Christen McCluney

A New Way to Relax Using Herbs

I have always thought of Washington, D.C. as the happy medium between Atlanta and New York. More fast-paced and urban than ATL, but you can certainly find trees, fresh air and walkable city streets without being bumped and ignored. D.C. is definitely a busy city and I get the urge to get away and find […]

eharding

Returning to St. Lucia

St. Lucia feels like home, even if home for you is of a parallel universe. I’m not sure if it’s the people, the climate, the amazing views, or the likeness to what I envision when I think of the afterlife, but something about arriving in St. Lucia for the first time still feels like I’ve […]

Travel Noire

Travel. Rinse. Repeat.

Relaxation. Isn’t that often one’s motive behind planning a vacation? When finalizing a trip, you might imagine that a weeklong jaunt in another country will leave plenty of time to unwind. But with jam-packed itineraries, time-zone changes, and efforts made to acclimate yourself to a new culture, relaxation seems a near impossible feat. Let’s be […]

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