12 Things to Do in the Yucatan

The Yucatan

Nothing beats sitting on white sandy beaches that meet perfectly clear blue-green waters with gently rolling waves crashing against the shore. That’s one of the many reasons people from all over the globe head to Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula every year. Aside from enjoying the stunning beaches, there are other places you can’t miss out on […]

Jamaica on Our Minds and in Our Hearts

The beach in Negril, Jamaica

We have just returned from a week in Jamaica. The week started out as a work trip with a group of travel agents to Beaches Resort by Sandals in Ocho Rios. (Beaches is the family resort brand that is owned by Sandals.) While we were in Ocho Rios, we stayed at the Beaches Resort for […]

The Current State of Travel

Happy Travelers

Travel Today I am sitting here at my desk on this dark, damp, dreary day and I am trying to put my thoughts together on this article. The travel industry and the world are in a constant state of change, and it is hard at times to stay ahead of it all. With that said, […]

Tips For A Terrific First Trip To Ireland

Spring in Ireland

The Emerald Isle – Ireland We have not been to Ireland ourselves yet, but it is on our bucket list. Jo’El has Irish decent in her lineage, so it would be a pilgrimage of sorts. We have been to England and Scotland, so we should have planned the extra time to see Ireland also while […]

The Top 8 Things to do in Hawaii


As with many people, Hawaii is on our bucket list. Jo’El spent a lot of time this summer, painstakingly putting together a 3-week trip to Hawaii for a family that will be celebrating a graduation from graduate school. She put long hours into planning the 3-island trip right down to turn by turn directions. The […]

The Dominican Republic

Cayo Levantado

We have not been to the Dominican Republic ourselves, but we have booked clients there. As we were planning a getaway for early this October, we were considering the D.R., but flight prices were not favorable, so we chose a different destination. It remains on our bucket list for an unknown date sometime in the […]

5 Inspiring Things to do in Iceland

3.Iceland Viking Facts 1

I dream about going to Iceland. It is one country (of many) that is on MY bucket list. From everything that I have seen, read, and heard, I want to experience the wild beauty that the country has to offer. Here are a few things to do in Iceland. Whale Watching Tour – There are […]

A Villa Escape in Hawaii

Picture of Villa

Overview of Villa This sunrise-facing Villa in Hawaii is perched directly above the oceanfront green of the 15th hole and offer breathtaking views that span from the historic Ninini Point Lighthouse to the Hau’pu mountains. Laola residences welcome the natural Hawaiian landscape into the interiors with a seamless flow from the exterior to interior. Rich […]

Piping Hot Apple Strudel from Austria

Apple Strudel from Austria

Apple strudel for breakfast, why not? Dessert for breakfast? Definitely. Perhaps most popular in Austria, apple strudel can be found in bakeries across Eastern Europe and we are loving the thought of having this for breakfast with a hot cup of coffee. For those that have a hankering for (and the ambition to tackle) authentic […]

Chernivtsi, Ukraine

Chernivtsi University

Chernivtsi, Ukraine Chernivtsi is a city in the western part of Ukraine. It is situated on the upper course of the Prut River and is the administrative center of Chernivtsi province, which includes the Ukrainian part of Bukovina. The city is also the administrative center of Chernivtsi Raion and hosts the administration of the Chernivtsi […]