• Destinations / travel

    What to do in Paradise. 7 Days in Sanya, China

    Itinerary: Day 1 Ritz Carlton Sanya After a long haul flight from a US Hub (30+hours, eek!) on Hainan Airlines take a car from the Sanya Phoenix Int’l Airport to the Ritz Carlton-Sanya. After a quick check in, take note of the luxurious hotel and grab a quick bite to eat before catching a quick nap. Don’t sleep too long or you’ll get off schedule and miss so many great things! After your cat nap, head over to the Sanya…

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    Travel Films: Children of Heaven

    I have 49 pairs of shoes in my closet. 49 pairs and I usually rotate between to 4 or 5 favorites. If I were to lose a pair, it’s possible that I might not notice for while. If I did, I’d probably cut my losses, grab another set and plan my next excursion to the shoe store. Regardless of their great importance, we rarely consider the shoes that protect our feet from injury and disease as more than an accessory.…

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    Nantian Hot Springs, Sanya

    I love a good hot tub. Like, LOVE love! When I saw hot springs on the itinerary, I spent the days counting down to half a day spent running around and hopping in and out of themed pools. We must have gone on low traffic day because we ran into about 7 people the whole time. Which was just fine by me. It was like having a hot tub theme park to our own  little group. I showed up in…

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    Lo & Sons Brookline Laptop Tote: Working Girl Chic

    You may have noticed I travel just a tad. Enough that I bought a whole site around it. And with that site come a lot of writing. So it makes sense that my laptop is as important an accessory as my camera and suitcase.  And to be honest, I haven’t been having great luck with computers this year.  It’s April and I’m on my third one. To be fair they weren’t exactly new and I’m not a complete tech murderer.…

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    Special Offer: From €219 ( $273) – Derby Banke Hotel Paris

    Enjoy a stay at Derby Hotels Collection’s best hotels with a superb breakfast to boot, among other advantages from €219.    The 5 Star-Hotel Banke presents a broad array of options to experience the city of Paris. With the Stay & Breakfast package, you’ll enjoy a stay at one of Derby Hotels Collection’s best hotels with a superb breakfast to boot, among other advantages. There is also late checkout and priority booking at our restaurant. Accommodation in your chosen room. Daily…

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    Zum Face Fresh

    I’m guilty of a few skin faux pas. Among them sleeping in my makeup when I’m on the road (and home!) and stripping my sensitive skin with harsh scrubs to combat all the changes my skin undergoes in new environments. Spring is especially hard thanks to pollen and my ongoing battle with the Southern weather. My skin has yet to look better than it did when I lived in South Korea. I suspect it was the natural products and chemical…

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