I remember the first time Mauritius fell onto my radar. It was by way of Instagram of course – my number 1 source for travel inspiration. My jaw dropped as my eyes scanned the ethereal azure waters and volcanic mountain backdrop – it looked like a hidden paradise only found in fantasy films. It actually
I’ve always had the perception that the Maldives was mostly for those with tons of money to burn. While I do enjoy luxury travel, the jaw dropping price tags of some of the big, fancy resorts in the Maldives is kinda where I draw the line. What if I told you there was another way?
I can’t believe it you guys. My husband and I somehow managed to fly to one of the most perfect-looking places on earth for our 1-year anniversary: The Maldives. Not only that—we somehow managed to stay in the private paradise that was crowned “The #1 Top Resort in the World” by Condé Nast Traveler: Naladhu
PIN ME FOR LATER! Hey peeps! Have you been following my Insta stories this week? I shared a glimpse of my travel schedule for the next few months. Right now I’m visiting Los Angeles and Seattle for two weeks! Yesterday I stayed at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Seattle and I’m going to share with you why!
For the past few days or so, my Facebook timeline has been flooded with news about the tiger that had been roaming the streets of Atlanta. Many seemed bewildered for the most part. C’mon, is it really that shocking? Let me explain. FIRST, WHAT HAPPENED? The Bengal tiger wandering around Atlanta was named Suzy and
After spending the first few days of our Cape Town vacay in an Airbnb apartment in the Bellvue area, my friends and I went our separate ways. Jannae and Coribbia ventured off to do a 2-day safari, while I opted for some solo time. I was curious to see what luxury in Cape Town looked
Although I’ve become pretty good at traveling “greener” and more sustainably, I recently decided to step up my game a notch. I was challenged to plan an entire weekend in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts centered around the concept of eco-friendly and sustainable travel, including how I drove there, where I stayed, what I ate,
Earlier this year I wrote a post expressing my anger at tourists who support cruel animal attractions, where animals get beaten into submission and constantly abused behind the scenes. After the recent tragic zoo shootings of Harambe the gorilla and the two lions in Chile, as well as last week’s raiding of Tiger Temple in
I never noticed just how much damage we as tourists sometimes cause to the places we visit, until I saw the horrific effects of tourism during a trip to Bali. That journey changed me for the better and gave me a heightened awareness of sustainable travel. What is sustainable travel exactly? To put it simply—it’s
You don’t look cool. You don’t look brave. People (at least informed ones) do not envy you. Instead, we are looking at you and shaking our heads. I can’t tell you how often Travel Lushes gets tagged in Instagram photos of people riding elephants or taking selfies with sedated tigers. News flash: these animals are