Travel

  • As I wrote in my article for Islands Magazine, there are some destinations that transform themselves. And then there are some that transform you. Turtle Island is that place. At least it was for me. This private island offers one of the best Fiji vacations for couples. It was definitely one of my dream vacations so when I was offered the opportunity to travel to Fiji for Islands Magazine, I jumped at the chance. But…

  • Yeah, I know my life sounds glamorous and many of you are sick of seeing my posts from exotic locales. Even I get envious of my fellow travel writers’ posts. They always seem to get invites to places on my dream destinations list. For those of you who don’t know how this business works, let me dispel some myths and open some eyes. First, there is real work involved. Hard work. Once I get an…

  • Cancun has as many luxury resorts as it does seashells. Or so it seems. But as a destination that offers so much to do, Cancun is also attracting families and multi-generational travelers. But finding hotels in Cancun for a family of 5 or more can be challenging. The Grand Residences Riviera Cancun, a member of The Leading Hotels of the World®, is one of the best Cancun hotels for families. The resort sits at the end…

  • I have a vegan daughter so traveling is always a challenge, whether we’re looking for a local restaurant or facing a long-haul flight. We were recently faced with a 16-hour flight to Australia and were challenged to come up with meals that would keep for a long period of time without losing flavor or integrity. I’m sorry, but airline food just doesn’t cut it. So I’m always on the hunt for healthy food ideas for road…

  • Twice a year, Villa del Palmar Beach Resort & Spa at the Islands of Loreto hosts a wellness week. This luxury resort is located in a remote part of Mexico’s Baja Peninsula, where the desolate desert opens up to expose a beautiful waterfront resort in the Loreto Islands Mexico. When I walked into my room, I was surprised to find a rather spacious one-bedroom apartment with a kitchen, living room, and oversized balcony looking out…

  • Jamaica is one of my favorite island destinations. It was the first place I went outside the U.S., with (ahem) an ex-boyfriend during those crazy carefree college years. That was more than 30 years ago and I was struck by how friendly and authentic the people of Jamaica were.  I’ve been back numerous times since that inaugural trip, including a family trip for Christmas, and nothing has changed. And that’s a good thing. The people…