International storyteller writing my way around the world. Specialties include travel, food, culture, hotel reviews and expat life with expertise in Spain. Experience with B2B and B2C publications.
Honored for their “cultural and natural heritage of outstanding value to humanity,” Spain boasts a whopping 45 UNESCO sites—the third most after Italy and China. While Barcelona, Seville, and Granada are noteworthy classics, consider trading some of the usual tourist stops for these lesser known destinations.
Doñana National Park: A Natural Paradise
Nestled in the middle of three southern provinces, Doñana National Park is one of Europe’s most significant conservation areas. The 209-square-mi...
It's hard to believe that the natural beauty of Oleta River State Park exists so close to the urban centers of Fort Lauderdale and Miami. A visit there is my personal favorite day trip from Fort Lauderdale, yet it is one of many options for South Florida excursions launched from this city.
Produced in partnership with Recommend Magazine, the 2018 Delta Europe, Middle East, Africa and India travel guide highlights some of the many cities that Delta Airlines serves throughout these regions, including the best places to explore within a short drive or train ride from these destinations.
Conversations about musical cities in the U.S. often call upon the names of Nashville, Detroit, and New Orleans. But Daytona Beach, Florida? That city is often left out of the discussion. While attending the recent grand opening of the Hard Rock Hotel Daytona Beach, however, I saw that the iconic hotel brand is reminding travelers of the city’s musical history and bringing the sound of music back to its shores.
With the wave of a hand, my guest bracelet turned room key allowed me access to the sanctuary of relaxation that I had personally designed for my guestroom at Le Blanc
Spa Resort Los Cabos in San Jose Del Cabo, Mexico.
Opening the door, I was first struck by the light and refreshing scent of cucumber-mint aromatherapy filling the room. Awaiting me to my left was a hot rejuvenating bath with bubbles piled high and lime, coconut, and verbena bath salts soaking inside. Spacious and separated fro...
A 20-ft.-tall version of Sheriff Woody welcomed me to Walt Disney World’s new Toy Story Land with his iconic, “Howdy Partner!” and it was the first of many signs that entering Andy’s backyard meant embarking on an immersive journey into the world of Woody and Buzz Lightyear.
Holland America’s second Pinnacle-class ship, the Nieuw Statendam, features some of the cruise line’s most popular features and amenities, as well as an array of new offerings, and in a recent trip aboard this new ship, I was able to experience many of these.
The Sian Ka'an at Grand Tulum within the Grand Oasis Tulum property in Tulum, Mexico, is accurately nicknamed "The Calm Resort." From the moment we entered the property, we were greeted by a dimly lit lobby filled with soothing music, floral scents and friendly staff ready to assist with our every need.
The Grand Hyatt Baha Mar property—part of Nassau’s Baha Mar resort complex, also home to the SLS and Rosewood properties—“is a reflection of something or somewhere in The Bahamas,” says Yvette Edwards, director of sales and marketing at Grand Hyatt Baha Mar, “and that’s what we’re all about: being where you are.”
As I explored more of the property, I saw how true Edwards’ words were.
“I always tell my clients that Norwegian is the fun cruise. It’s high energy, and it really is great for people of all ages,” I overheard a Cruise Planners travel agent say as we boarded Norwegian Cruise Line’s newest ship, the Norwegian Bliss. Although it was everyone’s first time on board the Bliss, I could immediately see that the travel agent’s sentiments also rung true for the latest addition to the fleet. As she noted, “It’s on another level of energy.”