4 reasons why Aruba is different from other islands

Popular selfie spot in front of the Renaissance Resort

Aruba is one of the best values for travelers to the islands. Located just off the coast of South America, it’s tucked away from the hurricane zone, meaning that there’s no chance of any unwanted vacation interruption. And with so many flights from US gateways to the island, it’s one of the most accessible islands. […]

Reader Travel Tip of the Day: The Beach Suitcase/Cooler

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The Beach Suitcase/Cooler Each Friday, we’re featuring a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip comes from reader Karol H. (again!), who says: “When traveling to a beach destination, I bring a zip-up, soft-sided (suitcase type) little cooler on wheels. I pack it with all the beach necessities, snorkel gear, water shoes, […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Beach Valuables

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Beach Valuables If you’ll be going for a swim in the ocean, don’t bring your valuables to the beach. If you must, either ask someone you can trust to watch them or better yet, wrap your wallet, phone, passport, etc. in a plastic bag and bury the whole thing in the sand below your towel. […]

Top 4 reasons to stay at Antigua’s Carlisle Bay

The beach at Carlisle Bay

Recently, I had the chance to stay at Carlisle Bay, a member of the Leading Hotels of the World consortium nestled between the rainforest and Caribbean Sea on Antigua’s southern coast. While there were many reasons to love my stay at the resort, here are my top four: 1. Casual luxury Driving through the gates to […]

Healthy Retreat: Canyon Ranch Miami Beach

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In the midst of excessive partying and glittering displays of beautiful people parading around Miami Beach, Florida, the Canyon Ranch Hotel and Spa is a bit of an enigma. At this resort, you won’t find a dance club pulsing ’til the wee hours of the night, a raucous bar full of drunk twenty-somethings, or cabana boys […]

Five Reasons Kids Love the Sandpearl Resort

Kids at the Sandpearl Resort

I don’t have kids myself, but when my 5 year old nephew Charlie came to visit last week, we headed over to the Sandpearl Resort on Clearwater Beach for some fun in the sun. Seeing the resort through his eyes was like seeing it for the first time. Welcome amenity at check in: Not only […]

3 Beautiful Bermuda Beaches In 3 Days

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A trip to Bermuda is a beach-lover’s dream with soft sand that blushes, crystal clear waters that deepen to variations of turquoise, emerald and sapphire blues, and plenty of shore to explore. As a beach lover who has strolled on many pretty beaches, from Rum Point Beach in Grand Cayman to Puerto Rico’s famed Flamenco […]

Day Trippin’ Southern California Style – Food, Wine and Shopping

Oxnard Farmer's Market

  When you have the abundance of agriculture Oxnard, California does – food and wine are inevitably a staple. The local restaurants take full advantage of the farm to table opportunities and are proud to serve local wines with meals prepared for the season. Oxnard is not only a treat for the senses, but also an easy day […]