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How To Spend 72 Hours in Belize

Shopping in San Pedro

Well I finally made it to Belize! Located in Central America, this country that lies between the Caribbean Sea and the jungle has been on my list for quite some time. Firstly, because of it's close proximity to Houston (you can't beat a 2 1/2 hour nonstop flight from IAH) and second, because of my lifetime fascination and love for all things and anything marine or wildlife.[caption width="850" id="attachment_10986" align="aligncenter"] Boarding my flight to San Pedro onboard Tropic Air[/caption]Getting To & Around Ambergris Caye Little did I know my three-day adventure would begin as soon as...

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Pack This! My Top 5 Carry-On Travel Essentials

I'm a firm believer in how you begin the trip will determine the manner in which you enjoy the trip and ultimately end the trip. Which is why your time in-flight is of the utmost importance. And there are five things I MUST have in order to get my party vacation started and it begins as soon as I step foot on the plane:  Because a Refreshed Look Is a Good Look Sleeping for hours on plane and waking up with dry skin and that tired post airplane travel look is honesty a hot mess. Although I am...

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St. Lucia: Three Things to Know Before You Go

Choosing where to spend my honeymoon wasn't an easy decision. But the colorful and laid back vibe of St. Lucia immediately placed it at the top of my list. I was sold on the romantic and beautiful tropical paradise that provided options to experience botanical gardens, a drive-in volcano, sulfur springs and the stunning twin peaks of “The Pitons.” Many consider St. Lucia the Caribbean’s most beautiful island.In this series, I won't bore you with all the travel basics, like the best time to travel, best hotels, and where to stay, etc. I will, however,...

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Will Travel for Food: 3 Vacation Ideas for the Foodie In You

So what would be the perfect vacation for a foodie? If you believe that it should in some way, shape, or form involve food - and a lot of it - then you've hit the nail on the head! Aside from the occasional need to get my feet wet and soak up a little sun by way of the Caribbean, most of my trips revolve around food.As a matter of fact, one of my last and most memorable vacations was an extended weekend in Seattle. Known to be one of the best cities to partake,...

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Monaco: Three Things To Know Before You Go

I traveled to Monte Carlo several years ago on a 10-day trip to Europe. It would be my first time traveling to Monaco (the second smallest country in the world) and actually my first exposure to the "lives of the rich and famous", without sitting in front of a television of course. Wealthy doesn't come close to describing the area and even though I had a great time spending the first few days of my vacation there, I wish I would have known then what I know now. I won't bore you with all the travel...

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3 Ways to Getaway with your Girlfriends

All work and no play gets kinda old (and let's not forget boring) and before you know it you'll be sending out a group text/email to all of your besties trying to outline your exit strategy from the everyday. When you've spent plenty of time with your special someone and your "me" time has been exhausted, there is nothing more exciting than jumping on a plane with your girls to create your next set of memories. Whether you are going to relax and wind down, party it up for the entire weekend, or get a...

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Solo Travel: A Table for One?

Many people have never traveled solo and those that have will admit to an ever present anxiety about the idea of it. I can only imagine how many vacations of a lifetime are missed because you couldn't find a travel companion and how many bucket list experiences that you keep putting off because you can't fathom the thought of boarding a 10-hour flight by yourself. Well, I think it’s about time that we all get over our fears. No you won't get lonely, you won't be bored, and as long as you make sure your...

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