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My Top 5 Perfect Island Properties Worldwide

I think islands are so fascinating. I’ve built a life where I can be as connected as possible, located near a large airport or big city at all times. This proves well for having friends and family across the globe and a career that takes me frequently to new destinations. But funnily enough I find myself going to islands more than anything else, feeling the tight-knit community and island vibe immediately soothes me. Jade Mountain, St. Lucia Most likely you’ve seen shots of this iconic hotel on a travel booking…

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4 Things Every Flight Attendant Wants You To Know

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My good friend (& London neighbor!) Corey from Learning Patience is one of those people who can strike up a chat with anyone. Below is her post on how she used her magic gabbing powers to get some insider tips about the secret lives of flight attendants! PS, today is her birthday, so go wish her well!   I’m one of those crazy people that loves flying. I think it’s the thrill of heading into uncharted areas of the globe, experiencing new things and creating memories that will last a…

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Throwback: Aruba Island Vibes

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It’s not every day you get to step inside your own tropical postcard. Two years ago I had that chance when I ventured to the picture-perfect island of Aruba. Just off the border of Venezuela and neighbours with Curacao, this place is pure magic when it comes to both amazing beaches and inland delights.     Not only was Aruba on my bucket list for a while, this trip was even more special because I went with my mother. She and I had never taken an adventure together, especially to…

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A Guide to Paddleboarding for Beginners

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I am not an athlete. In fact, I am pretty accident-prone, clumsy and overall slow as hell. I’ve accepted my lot though in life and soldier on, giving every new opportunity a go at least once. So when faced with the idea of paddle boarding in Aruba, I thought this will be a disaster, especially alongside my six-pack comrades. I’d sadly float along, gripping helplessly to the side of the board, hoping the ocean will just take me below and get it over with. There was no way I’d be…

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Travel Clips: The Caribbean Island of Curacao

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Last summer was a lucky season. Many days were spent soaking up in the sun in the Caribbean, bounding around from island to island. I loved not only the party scene, but the amazing colors discovered during the day, especially in the capital city of Willemstad. It’s certainly one of my favorites in the Caribbean for it’s friendliness, hearty food and laid-back beaches. The best part was sipping fruity cocktails while watching the Queen Emma pontoon bridge move! You can’t quite make them out in the clip, but people just hang…

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10 Modern Travel Songs to Inspire Wanderlust

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If I knew half the stuff I used to know about music when I was a DJ in college, I’d be one really cool 30-year-old. My tastes are somewhat stuck in the early 2000s, but those are where my first real memories of adventure and began. I used to write this travel blog with a song at the end of every post in the early days. These are all travel songs that mean something profound, whether they literally talk about skipping town or simply remind me of a favorite place to…

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10 Modern Travel Movies to Inspire Wanderlust

Guys, I’m pooped. Since last July, I’ve tackled an international move, knocked two new countries off my bucket list and visited two other old favorites. I need some down time. But even in my down time, I can’t help but dream of where I’ll go next. Everything inspires me, from the photos around our new apartment to the music on the radio that stirs up feelings of wanderlust and exploration. One of the best things I do at home in-between trips though is get a big bowl of ice cream,…

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Caribbean Conquest: Mom & Me in Aruba

I toss my things in the corner as to not muss up the bed, take a few photos, throw open that balcony and admire that incredible view of sand and sky. By far the best part of my travels is that massive, stylish, cozy and empty hotel room. After a long and thrilling day of touring, activities and marathon meals I love that feeling of taking off my shoes and settling in for the night in peace. The game changes when my mother is following me around that beautiful hotel room,…

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Curaçao’s Party Seven Days a Week

There’s nothing like going on vacation, getting ready for a party and not knowing where it’s at! Picking a bar or club can be a real crapshoot whenever you roam – sometimes it’s worth writing home about, other times it’s a dud. But fear not my friends – when you venture to the gorgeous island of Curaçao in the Caribbean, I know the inside scoop on exactly when and where to go for the best live music, dancing, imbibing and more. Not just on the weekend either – I have you…

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What’s Your Tropical Bucket List?

Warm weather is slowly starting to creep into New England. I’m embracing it, in love with it and hope it never goes away again. Oh, but it will. And there will still be awfully cold days and rainy days  from time to time. When I start to think about all that dreary weather, my mind tends to wander to happier, sunnier times. I love visiting tropical escapes and can’t even fathom what it would be like to live there year-round. Sure I spent 6-12 months in southern Spain, but even…

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