Caribbean

Le Barthelemy: on video!

There are some trips where I have to pinch myself to remember that this crazy travel life isn’t a dream: this past weekend in stunning St Bart’s was one of them. I headed down to this gorgeous destination in the Caribbean to check out the island’s newest hotel, Le Barthelemy. It was an epic weekend […]

December 14, 2016 Continue reading…

The best of Barbados

“Ah, but those aren’t real islands, with real flavor,” my cab driver replied, when he asked where else I’d visited in the region. “Barbados, this is the real Caribbean.” I wasn’t sure what to expect when I arrived in Barbados, other than sunshine and rum punch and a few days by myself. I was surprised by […]

November 29, 2016 Continue reading…

Barbados: on video!

It’s been a while since I took a solo trip–especially to a super romantic island! Even though I would have loved to visit Barbados with David, there was still PLENTY to enjoy on my own: I basically read Gone with the Wind in the sunshine the entire time, took long walks on the beach while listening to […]

November 22, 2016 Continue reading…

The best beaches in Aruba

The name Aruba is practically synonymous with tropical paradise, and nowhere is that more evident than in its beaches. The water is crystal-clear, the sand is white and oh-so-soft, there are swaying palm trees and sea turtles swimming. Seriously. It’s magical. I like to consider myself a bit of a beach connoisseur, or at the very […]

July 5, 2016 Continue reading…

The best of Aruba

Aruba! What a magical place. I basically spent the whole vacation singing Kokomo on repeat, because that’s exactly what we did: tropical drinks and moonlit nights and getting there fast and then taking it slow. It was the perfect place to turn 28: relaxing and rejuvenating, and I got a fabulous tan. The word Aruba just […]

June 16, 2016 Continue reading…

Aruba: on video!

Just the word “Aruba” conjures up images of crystal-clear turquoise waters and white sandy beaches and swaying palm trees: this was our first trip to the island, and it fulfilled a lifetime of pre-conceived notions. It’s exactly how you imagine a tropical paradise to be, with the added bonus of being VERY easy to travel […]

June 13, 2016 Continue reading…

From the archives // The best of the Dominican Republic

There are some posts in the archives that are just as relevant now as they were when I wrote them (up to six years ago!). Once a week, I share one of my favorite posts that I still love to read today. Enjoy!  The Dominican Republic was one of my favorite kind of trips: those […]

February 17, 2016 Continue reading…