Caribbean

A weekend in San Juan

In things that I am continually trying to master (although I think I’m getting darn close): the weekend getaway! Although I love a proper vacation in a brilliantly exotic location more than anyone, I believe so strongly that you don’t have to go that far or that long to reap the benefits of travel. Because […]

December 8, 2015 Continue reading…

Postcard from Elbow Beach

If nothing else, I think we can all safely agree that Bermuda is known for its beaches. The word is practically synonymous with island paradise! I give a lot of credit to the Beach Boys, but even Mark Twain once said: “You go to heaven if you want–I’d rather stay here in Bermuda.” And largely that heaven on […]

July 16, 2015 Continue reading…

A weekend in Bermuda

In interesting facts: Bermuda is only a two-hour flight from New York City! I’ve always imagined that Bermuda is part of the cluster of Caribbean islands just south of Florida: Dominican Republic, Puerto Rica, Jamaica and so on. But it’s actually off the coast of South Carolina, a little oasis of soft sand and palm […]

July 14, 2015 Continue reading…

Postcard from Otrobanda

This is my last postcard with all of the colorful buildings in Curacao, I promise–although, to be fair, I wish there could be more! Otrobanda is the neighborhood on the other side of the port in Willemstad–it literally means “the other side.” Once you cross over the floating bridge, you’re greeted by another row of […]

July 2, 2015 Continue reading…

Postcard from Willemstad

If it’s not clear enough by now that the colorful buildings of Curacao were a BIG reason why I decided to go–in addition to all of those beautiful beaches–they were. I was genuinely excited to wander around the city in search of brightly-hued facades, cool street art and colonial architecture details.And while I found all […]

June 25, 2015 Continue reading…

Postcard from Pietermaai

Curacao is well-known for the colorful buildings that line the waterfront in Willemstad: as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the historic downtown and harbor has been carefully renovated and restored. And although Willemstad is fantastic, I think that Pieteramaai might be my favorite vibrant urban neighborhood in Curacao. Mostly because those colors! The neighborhood of […]

June 18, 2015 Continue reading…

The best beaches in Curacao

I didn’t go to Curacao for the beaches: although I knew it was in the Caribbean and that the island has miraculously good weather year-round, I was more enamored with the Insta-dream of colorful buildings. But as soon as I arrived, I was blown away: the water was crystal clear, and it was such a stunning […]

June 17, 2015 Continue reading…