Trading In Summer Nights For Twinkle Lights | How to plan an epic winter getaway

Although summer is still raging across the pond and even here stateside at shore towns on the coasts, for many of us, summer 2020 has been less than ideal. Let’s face it, maybe it’s time we get on board with the #teampumpkinspice cult? Concede this summer in terms of travel hopes and start focusing onContinue reading “Trading In Summer Nights For Twinkle Lights | How to plan an epic winter getaway”

Which Destinations Will Need Tourism Most To Survive? | Juliet Kinsman for Condé Nast Traveller

Which countries will rely on tourists returning when we can travel again? Condé Nast asked sustainable travel expert Juliet Kinsman for the places we should consider visiting when can do so safely once more. Right now we don’t know when we’ll be able to travel again – let alone where. But we can spend thisContinue reading “Which Destinations Will Need Tourism Most To Survive? | Juliet Kinsman for Condé Nast Traveller”

Designer Spotlight | Alberta Ferretti

“I try to transform a dream’s magic into reality.” – Alberta Ferretti As I scroll through the fashion social media sphere, there is one designer noticeably absent from most Americans’ feeds: the incomparable, Alberta Ferretti. Ms. Ferretti is an icon by every definition. As one of the most important forces in Italian fashion for 40Continue reading “Designer Spotlight | Alberta Ferretti”

No-Vacation Nation | No, You Still Can’t Cancel Summer

Although taking a vacation in 2020 may seem unattainable — which is completely on brand for this insane year — there’s significant scientific evidence to prove taking time off is more important now than ever. The 2008 article “No-Vacation Nation” authored by my fellow University of Florida alum, John de Graaf, explores the workaholic U.S.Continue reading “No-Vacation Nation | No, You Still Can’t Cancel Summer”

In My Cart | 7 Items I’m Eyeing Online Right Now

We’ve all done it: add an item(s) to our cart while online shopping then leave, look, read reviews, consider, ponder, look again, suddenly a month passes (even two) and that goodie(s) is still in our cart. I am VERY guilty of this. I love to add items to my cart then wait on promotions, seeContinue reading “In My Cart | 7 Items I’m Eyeing Online Right Now”

Where To Wander | A Morning At The Market – Ortigia, Sicily

“The aroma of bright citrus, fresh basil, and aged dry herbs clashes with an intrusive medley of anchovies and sardines. Then comes along a strong note of ricotta and burrata, a finish of coals from oven-fresh loaves and roasted garlic cloves. The confusing scented market plume should be a bit off-putting, but in this caseContinue reading “Where To Wander | A Morning At The Market – Ortigia, Sicily”

Where To Wander | Sunrise in Ortigia, Sicily

“The sunrise over Ortigia, Sicily, is as close to heaven as the gates themselves. With the city’s patron saint Santa Lucia playing Peter, those she welcomes to her whimsical world enjoy all the splendors of the gods.“ Ortigia, Syracuse, Sicily. Where to begin. Yes, you should vacation here. It should be at the very topContinue reading “Where To Wander | Sunrise in Ortigia, Sicily”

10 NOT SO BASIC Things I Pack Every Trip

We all know the boring necessities for travel from converters to phone chargers to comfortable walking shoes. But I’ve rewritten the rules. Here are the 10 not so basic things I pack every trip. And yes, some of these items are a bit pricey but keep in mind, these are investments that will last youContinue reading “10 NOT SO BASIC Things I Pack Every Trip”

Where To Wander (Post-COVID) | Mark Italy’s Magical Aeolian Islands At The Top Of Your List

As we sit and wonder where to wander when travel begins again, put the both booming, yet low-key Aeolian Islands at the top of your list. For the travelers out there, this quarantine has been stifling, stripping us of the love that drives our curiosity, learning, and exploration. So now, as we eagerly await officialContinue reading “Where To Wander (Post-COVID) | Mark Italy’s Magical Aeolian Islands At The Top Of Your List”

Hat Box Travel | 13 “Must-Have” Hats For Your Next 13 Holidays

“A piece of magic is a hat.” – Martha Slither I LOVE a good hat, especially on holiday. They’re chic. They elevate any outfit. And they’re functional…most of the time. Whether they’re shielding you from the sun or helping you feel a bit extra, hats are the ultimate travel accessory. Destination: Copenhagen Ruslan Baginskiy –Continue reading “Hat Box Travel | 13 “Must-Have” Hats For Your Next 13 Holidays”