Markets of Marrakech

Marrakech is an incredible place with fantastic food and lovely people. The city is busy, and loud, and truly designed to get lost in. During our stay we found our digital maps to be completely unreliable and the paper map from our hotel hardly helpful. Streets have been renamed a number of times, from the original Moroccan names, to French names during their colonization of Morocco, and then back to Moroccan names. But so long as one knows how to return to the main square, he’ll always be able to find his way back home. Read More ›

Cheese Making in Costa Rica

Costa Rica is an incredible vacation destination with many relaxing and adventurous activities to take part in. From bird watching and white water rafting, to zip-lining and scuba diving, there’s never a dull moment in this country. However, when I travel it’s always the unique moments that are the most memorable and in Costa Rica that moment was definitely attending a cheese making workshop at a local farm near Chirripo Mountain. Our wonderful hotel, Monte Azul, specialized in creating delicious gourmet experiences and organized the entire excursion from start to finish. Read More ›

Luxury at Sugar Beach Hotel in St. Lucia

This past January, my husband and I decided to flee the polar vortex in New York and travel to a much warmer climate. We decided to escape to Sugar Beach, a Viceroy Hotel in St. Lucia, and it was probably one of the best vacations I have ever had. Located on over 100 acres of rain forest and the site of a sugar plantation dating back to the 18th century, Sugar Beach is in the middle of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Pitons. Read More ›

Lanzarote and the Southern Islands of Spain

When my girlfriend was gifted with a trip to Lanzarote for graduation, we jumped at the opportunity to travel with a few friends to explore the amazing landscape, beautiful beaches, and incredible food that the island had to offer. We were looking for a relaxing getaway and that was just exactly what we found. Read More ›

Honeymooning in Ireland

For our honeymoon, my husband surprised me with a trip to Ireland. He told me to pack for all types of weather and then revealed the location on our wedding day. To say I was ecstatic is an understatement! My husband is half Irish, and although we’ve visited China before (as a tribute to my heritage), he nor I had ever been to Ireland. Read More ›