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Even though, for the moment, I am more than happy with the chilly weather in New York City, it won’t be long before I start wanting to escape to the beach again.
My list of favorite beach destinations is getting longer and recently I added another favorite: Anguilla.
Anguilla is a British island in the Caribbean. With a population of a little over 15,000, this is the kind of place where people really know each other, and if you visit enough times, will really get to know you as well. It is friendly and welcoming. During my visit, I had the opportunity to really experience the people, but most importantly, the food.
I did my best to eat as much as I could while in Anguilla (because, you know, research) and discovered some pretty great spots along the way. Because it’s not a very big island, with enough planning you too can eat you way through Anguilla and see why it has become one of the most celebrated culinary destinations in the Caribbean.
This past year in travel has been really great in opportunities to explore several Caribbean islands. A Caribbean vacation offers a lot of what we expect, such as sandy beaches and warm ocean waters, but because no two islands are ever the same, interacting with locals and exploring the scenes always leads a new adventures and experiences.
As the weather gets chillier, more of us are daydreaming of getting away and enjoying all the warmth the Caribbean has to offer, making this a peak season for Caribbean travel. But before you start worrying about the costs, you will be excited to know that Starwood Hotels and Resorts has launched its Cyber Monday sale running today through December 6, 2013!
My family and I are talking about taking a big European vacation next year and the research and planning has already begun. One of the places that we have been wanting to return to is Rome, because after our visit this past summer it has remained one of my teen’s favorite European destinations, even though when we went we had only a few pennies in our pocket.
I think that because we didn’t really get a chance to experience Rome to its fullest and because my husband has never been, it remains is on the top of our list.
So of course, when my friend Sara from Go With Oh told me about a contest they are hosting, called Be Our Guest Tester, that required me to pick an apartment in any one of their markets and then talk about why I chose it, I thought it would be fun, especially since I am already planning a trip anyway. In sharing my dream stay with you, I am entered for a chance to win 1000€ towards my stay.
My excitement over my recent visit to Ireland seemed to have overflowed while going through immigration at the airport. Not really a place someone would enjoy, except that two things happened.
I was standing in line waiting for passport check when a foreign couple approached the line confused and apologetic to have gone through the wrong queue beforehand.
“Oh, no need to be sorry! You’re alright here now. Take a deep breath, no need to stress yourself out, not here. Not with us,” said the immigration representative directing everyone where they belonged.
I couldn’t help but think of how differently that would have gone at my home based airport in NYC.
I’ve shared so much already about my visit to Bordeaux and some of the neighboring wine regions. I even shared the beauty of Bordeaux at night, a magical moment during my travels there.
I spent a lot of time in Bordeaux walking around by myself, an intimidating notion at first which is exactly why, when given the option by my hosts, I chose to walk around on my own as often as possible. Turns out that it’s not very difficult to navigate this city of a little over 200,000 people. It very much felt and functioned like a central city would, but it was also friendlier, cleaner, and more laid back than a lot of major cities in Europe, certainly more so than Paris.
It’s that time of year again to decide where to go for the best fall foliage. Here are some tips to help you decide. Vermont is known as the mecca for leaf peepers in the Eastern U.S., thanks to its unique blend of vibrant reds, yellows and oranges. Stowe, VT boasts a classic, picturesque setting with its white steeple church, covered bridge and Green Mountains. And, Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa, a family-owned resort celebrating 50 years in hospitality, offers a special savings of 15 percent off room rates. The resort also offers adventures in hiking, Nordic walking, mountain biking and hot-air ballooning for those looking for unique ways to enjoy the foliage, and an award-winning spa for those looking for their own body glow.
We are counting down the days till the end of summer. Soon, the kids will start school and we will be planning holiday dinners and longing for cuddle time under the wool blankets on the couch far away from the cold.
But until then, we are taking in as much beach and sun as we can, on this our last days of summer. With this purpose in mind we headed to spend a part of the weekend in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. It was our first time in that area and we weren’t sure what to expect. Some people said it was too crowded and noisy. Other people wondered if it might be too much like the party scene like the one portrayed in the unfortunate stereotype that is Jersey Shore (the MTV show). I was looking forward to see it for myself, and to take part in my role as judge in the annual Beach Boogie and BBQ Festival.
Are you a football fan? Then you must be itching for the season to get started already! Maybe baseball is more your thing? Well, here’s the latest deal and special for you!
Knowing how loyal MLB and NFL fans are to their teams, the Millennium Hotels and Resorts North America has created a package to help bring the fans even closer to their favorite teams’ cities. With convenient locations near the nations’ top stadiums and sports arenas in cities such as Chicago, Nashville and Los Angeles, Millennium Hotels and Resorts are the perfect home base from which to enjoy the fall sports season. Catch a fly ball at a Red Sox game while staying at Millennium Bostonian Hotel Boston, or root for the Vikings while enjoying the newly renovated Millennium Hotel Minneapolis. With New York hosting the Super Bowl this year, the Giants and Jets will be on full defense of their home field, and ONE UN New York and Millennium Broadway Hotel are perfect “end-zones” after a heated game.
I’m slowly realizing that I am a mountain girl. Well, ok, not really. But I want to be. My husband laughs at me because I tell him I often daydream of living in a house, near a creek, with a garden (so what that I don’t have a green thumb) and tire swing on a tree and big ol’ red pick up truck outside (so what that we have three kids who wouldn’t fit in it).
But right now, I’m just a suburbs girl, who used to be a city girl, who used to be an island girl. But I can dream. And at the very least, when I need a quick fix, I can go there. I just get in my SUV and drive two hours upstate to the Catskills in Hudson Valley.
Are you as excited as we are about summer? My kids are over the moon, and we have a lot in store. But, like most parents, we want to make sure that even with all the fun, even with all the travel, our kids are still learning. Many vacation destinations are taking note too and offering more educational entertainment, or “edutainment”, for families on the road. Whether Cape Cod, Bahamas, or Italy, below are a few examples of edutainment experiences to plan your family vacation around.