Category Archives: Trip Tips

Top 5 Things to Do in San Diego

Andaz Hotel Rooftop In San Diego, you’ll find plenty to keep you busy, whether you love fitness, the outdoors, beaches, partying, style, or eating well. There is always something happening throughout the year with new events, exhibits, and festivals. San Diego has nice weather all year round with an average daily temperature of 70.5° F (21.4 degrees Celsius). A marked feature of the climate is the wide variation Read more »

Hyatt Place Caters to Women Travelers

Hyatt Place Lobby, Jacksonville Airport How many times do we women feel pampered at a large hotel chain? Do we ever really feel that the brand and its respective offerings and amenities really cater to us? Imagine my surprise when I stayed at the Hyatt Place hotel in North Jacksonville, Florida. I was in the city to visit friends and family and looked for a convenient northern location with spacious rooms. Jacksonville is home to beautiful Read more »

10 Insider Tips for Shopping Winter Sales in Paris

Note: This article has been updated from it's original release date in January 2013. Fashion obsessed jetsetters take note: The splurge worthy shopping frenzy starts in Paris, France, Wednesday, January 8, 2014, and ends Tuesday, February 11, 2014. So, how far are you willing to travel for a 5-inch sexy pair of Christian Louboutins? What are you willing to do for a classic tweed Chanel blazer with braided trim or some other dreamy fashion frock from Hermes, Lanvin, or Gucci at Read more »

7 Signs You’re the Obnoxious American Tourist

Venice lagoon resized The Scene. Surrounded by ferry boats and private water taxis, a middle-aged woman (we'll refer to her as OW= obnoxious-woman) stood dazed and confused on the docks of Marco Polo Airport, in Venice Italy. As "OW" proceeded to drag her rolling suitcases down the walkway she approached a boat operator." I need someone to tell me which boat will take me to Hotel X?" she says. The boat operator, appearing Read more »

5 Destinations for First Time Solo Travelers

costarica copy Nature Lover, Shopaholic, History Aficionado, Foodie or Spa Girl, which one are you? From eating your way around Singapore to exploring the beautiful cactus filled landscapes around Arizona, choosing a destination with activities to keep you busy, is easy to navigate and safe for travelers is the key to making the best decision for your first trip solo. Traveling solo can be an incredibly empowering Read more »

Travel Etiquette 101: 3 Tips for Making Every Journey A Success

Travel etiquette More than a list of do’s and don’ts, etiquette, at the core, is about consideration, courtesy and respect.  And while you may not be able to master the varying customs and norms of every culture, the universally guiding principles of good manners (also known as the golden rule) will carry you far and leave you in good (social) graces. So wherever your travels take you next, remember to bring Read more »

The Hotel Concierge: A Savvy Travelista’s Best Ally

Man wearing white gloves, ringing desk top bell (mid section) The hotel concierge.  Outdated?  Non-essential?  Think again.  A good hotel concierge is worth his or her weight in gold…and can become a Travelista’s best ally for making the most out of what your destination has to offer. After check-in and settling into my digs, the concierge desk is typically one of my first stops for embarking on my travel adventures.  Not recommended to displace Read more »

Travel Savvy: Fall Travel Must Haves

fall final I hate to be the one to tell you this. But it's about time to swap your summer travel must haves for fall season's latest globetrotting gear. Farewell knee-high gladiator sandals, neon colored maxi dresses, straw fedora hats and beach cover ups. Let's give some serious thought to travel accessories that prepare you for cooler temperatures. From chic and comfy ballet flats perfect for sightseeing Read more »

Seriously Seeking Good Eats: NYC Edition

NYC Resto Week My love affair with New York City cannot be overstated.  As often as I can, but definitely no less than once a year, I make the trek to take in the sights, sounds, people, energy--and tastes--of this world renowned food and travel destination.  During each visit, I endeavor to satisfy my unquenchable thirst for the seemingly limitless options for exploring cuisine, culture, entertainment, fashion Read more »

4 Reasons Why Beyonce’s New Pixie Haircut is Perfect for Travel

Beyonce new Pixie Haircut We interrupt our regularly scheduled programming to talk about Beyoncé's new short, sassy and fierce pixie haircut. Travelistas take note. The perfect hair style solution during travel is versatile and easy to manage.   Not only does Bey's hairstyle make the cut, but it has many other advantages for the girl on the go. Short hairstyles are super easy to style and maintain during travel. Read more »