Are All-Inclusive Resorts Bad?

All-Inclusive Resorts are a big business, especially in Mexico and the Caribbean. They lure in mass tourism by the plane full to paradise and they give you all you can eat and drink for a reasonable price. Basically it’s like a cheap Carnival cruise ship. I have generally avoided these all-inclusive resorts throughout my travels […]

5 Awesome Things to do in the Exumas, Bahamas

Exuma, or the Exumas, a string of islands in the Bahamas has become a bit of an Instagram sensation in the last year or two. It’s popularity has increased significantly mainly due to the now famous swimming pigs. That aside there is a lot to bring you to Exuma. Here are 5 awesome things to […]

My Fourth Trip to Aruba

My fourth trip to Aruba was planned on a whim. I had decided to visit the ABC Islands of Bonaire, Curacao and Aruba. My last trip to Aruba was about 3 years ago and this trip I decided to do some new things I had never done before. Aruba is a decent sized island but […]

Long Layover in Curacao

Originally my trip to the ABC Islands was only supposed to be A and B. But when I was looking at flights between Bonaire and Aruba I saw that all flights went via Curacao. Not only that but the cost was the same no matter which flight you booked from Curacao to Aruba. So I […]

2 Days in Bonaire

Bonaire is the B in the Dutch ABC Islands that nobody knows about. Bonaire is mainly known as a dive and snorkeling island because of a lack of beaches plus excellent coral reefs and fish. Bonaire is not nearly as built up as neighboring Curacao or Aruba but that’s part of the charm. For me, […]

Tips for Female Travelers Heading to Cuba

This is a guest post by my friend Colleen Fogerty written by her and based on her recent experience in Cuba. For more on Cuba, check out my 5 Essential Places to Visit in Cuba, Americans Should Manage Expectations on Havana and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba: What It’s Really Like. When my friend called me up one day and […]

My SPG Amex trip to St. John, US Virgin Islands

My very first partner was The Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express 5 years ago. Since then I have been called an SPG Amex Star or an Amex Ambassador. It’s one of my most valued partnerships and I love the card! I literally use it every single day. I actually have 3 SPG […]

Bermuda Weekend Getaway

I first went to the enchanting island of Bermuda back in 2005. I stayed at the Fairmont Hamilton Princess Hotel. It had a great location but was in need of some renovations. Fast-forward to present day and I just left my 4th trip to Bermuda and once again stayed at the Hamilton Princess. It was […]

5 Essential Places to Visit in Cuba

Ever since December when there were public comments by the government about potentially lifting the 50-year embargo on Cuba, people have been asking me non-stop about Cuba. Is it safe to go to Cuba? What’s it like in Cuba? Is everything going to change once Americans are allowed to go to Cuba? How can you […]

Americans Should Manage Expectations on Havana

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past month or so, you’ve no doubt heard that the US is and will be curbing travel restrictions to Cuba and may soon end the trade embargo that has existed for 50+ years. I get asked constantly about Havana and Cuba in general. Everyone is so […]

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