I recently read an article from the Wold Travel and Tourism Council that highlights the benefits of travel for your Mental Health and I thought I’d share the 9 reasons that were highlighted. Travel is a great way to maintain mental wellbeing and, by extension, it contributes to a happier and more fulfilling life. So, […]

April 24, 2021

9 Reasons Travel Is Good For Your Mental Health

Wellness

Are you a DIYer? Do you enjoy planning quick getaways for you and your family? Did you know that you can book online and get my Virtuoso benefits? Yes you can by using Virtuoso’s self-booking tool! What Is Virtuoso? Virtuoso is the leading global network of agencies specializing in luxury and experiential travel, with more […]

April 23, 2021

Are you a DIYer?

family travel, Luxury Travel, Travel Advice, Travel Experiences

Take Your Pick For Paradise The opportunities for family fun in the Caribbean are endless.Aruba, Jamaica, The Bahamas, Turks & Caicos, and other luscious islands are bustling with lively hotels and resorts that can provide lasting memories for you and your fmaily. There are games and entertainment for the kids, peace and relaxation for the […]

March 15, 2021

The Caribbean – Made For Family Fun

family travel, Travel Advice, Travel Experiences

Costa Rica is a destination you should definitely consider adding to your travel bucket list. Costa Rican life consists of endless beaches, rainforests, river valleys, and biodiversity all in one place, allowing different types of adventure around every corner. Here are ten fantastic activities to have in Costa Rica. Forest Ziplining Whether it’s through the […]

March 9, 2021

Costa Rica Adventure

Travel Advice, Travel Experiences

When you use Blue Ocean Travel Design to help plan your vacation there are a lot of things that happen in the background that you might not be aware of. Here is a list of items that you will receive when I plan your vacation: I will research destinations, resorts, hotels, cruises and all things […]

December 30, 2020

Why I charge a Planning and Research Fee.

Travel Advice

One of the best ways to discover another culture is to experience their holiday festivities. Immersing yourself in the excitement and traditions that come with national holidays will instantly give you a newfound respect for the culture. Mexico’s national holidays are well known around the globe and even celebrated in other countries. However, if you […]

November 18, 2020

TOP 3 FESTIVALS TO CELEBRATE IN MEXICO

Travel Experiences

You haven’t lived unless you’ve had at least one road trip in a tropical country. Costa Rica is home to the most picturesque scenery and vibrant culture. Go beyond typical tourism by renting a car and hitting the road to explore the many sights of Costa Rica. We give you some Costa Rican road trip […]

November 12, 2020

3 Incredible Costa Rica Road Trips Ideas

Travel Experiences

When many people think of the Caribbean, they think of great resorts, Jamaica, and Cuba. But what they don’t realize is that the most popular destination in the Caribbean is the Dominican Republic. The Dominican Republic is on an island that is shared with Hispaniola and Haiti, and it sees over 6 million visitors a […]

October 13, 2020

The Dominican Republic: More Than Just Resorts

Travel Advice, Travel Experiences

This month we are featuring Aruba here on the blog as well as on our Facebook Page. Head over to the Facebook Page for more information. Aruba is a small island of about 70 square miles in the Caribbean. They are known for their perfect weather and legendary beaches, near end-less stretches of alabaster sand […]

September 7, 2020

Aruba – One Happy Island

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Travel Advice, Travel Experiences

As the most vibrant island in the Caribbean, Aruba is more than meets the eye. With untouched beaches and a ton of adventures awaiting, there’s an endless amount of fun to be had. But what about the island’s food? Well, that’s just as good, maybe even better, especially after a long day of exploration. So, […]

September 7, 2020

Aruba Cuisine, 10 Dishes You’ll Want to Try

Beachside bars and eateries to soak up the culture cocktails and cuisine

Food, Travel Advice, Travel Experiences

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