Healthy Paradise

More often than not, traveling means a pretty drastic change in your day-to-day routine. It affects everything from your diet and exercise regiment to what time you go to bed and wake up. Although the trade off of traveling to a new and exciting city or your favorite beach destination is typically worth the change in routine, traveling doesn't mean all of…

Two Weeks in The Land Down Under

Kangaroos. Koalas. People with great accents and even better attitudes. Vegemite. Aboriginal culture. Red dirt. The Great Barrier Reef. Steve Erwin. The movie Australia.

Adventure in South Africa

Earlier this year, long-time South Charlotte resident Carol Long visited South Africa for a vacation that included one week in the coastal city of Cape Town and another week in and around Johannesburg, South Africa’s largest city. One day was spent on safari with participants engaging in up-close interaction with a wide variety of animals ranging from elephants to the…

Adventure (noun)

Adventure is not just a noun. It’s now the fastest-growing sector of the luxury travel market, and the list of innovative and experiential opportunities is full of choices for those who desire a bit of exploration with their vacations.

Girlfriend Getaway

There is nothing like spending some time away from the stress and routine of home and work with your most favorite people. And sometimes, those people are not your immediate family but instead, the best friends in your life. A girlfriend getaway is almost a guaranteed good time, whether it’s days full of belly laughs or quiet time with people who know you…

Eco-Friendly Travel

Going green and going on vacation may seem like two incompatible concepts. Let's face it, most travel leaves a pretty big carbon footprint: planes, trains and automobiles spew carbon emissions, hotels use tons of water and travelers tend to favor the plastic water bottle. But if you are concerned about the environment and want to do your part for the planet, there…

Home Away From Home

If you are one of the growing numbers of world travelers who doesn’t like to leave the comforts of home behind while on vacation, a villa rental might be your best option. Villas are available all over the world–whether you are interested in visiting Orlando or Tuscany. They can be beachfront or mountainside. They can be in the middle of a…

Romantic Santorini

Plan your Romantic Getaway to the Historic Island in the Aegean Sea Article Nicolette Martin Stay: Sun Rocks Boutique Hotel Sun Rocks Boutique Hotel is considered one of Santorini’s most romantic hotels. The elegant couples-only cliffside hideaway—named a Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice 2018 award winner—features luxe, minimalist rooms and suites carved into the side … Continued

Beyond the Spa

‘Tis the season of resolutions…the yearly ritual of taking stock and vowing to make better life choices. Most of the time these include goals of weight loss, fitness training and meditation, but rarely do we promise to be more indulgent or treat ourselves better.

Dreaming of the Aloha Spirit

As the cold weather temperatures descend in Charlotte, many of us find ourselves dreaming of sunny locales. And, arguably, there is no better warm weather destination to ponder than Hawaii. These gorgeous islands of the 50th state are truly the stuff of vacation dreams.