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Hafa Adai (hello!) and welcome to Guam, a bucket list worthy paradise of secret beaches, scuba diving, hikes and more. Guam is home to approximately 200,000 people, comprised of 160,000 locals (yes, they are US citizens) and 4,000 United States military. Guam is the largest island of the Mariana Islands chain in the Western Pacific area called Micronesia. Prior to ceding to the US after the Spanish-American War Guam’s history extended back to 2000 B.C. with the native Chamorro people. Chamorro matriarchal culture of women as head of household is a main reason that Chamorro culture has survived. Located in the Pacific Ocean roughly between Japan and Australia, the island is multicultural, which is exhibited through its Asian and South Pacific influences in food and hospitality. Hiking, surfing, paddle boarding, snorkeling, diving. Whatever you fancy, there is no shortage of outdoor activities and watersports here. Bargain hunters will appreciate the tax-free shopping!
Bob Marley’s lyrics “Don’t worry about a thing” reverberate in the carefree smiles of the Jamaican people, whose top local and luxury experiences keep visitors coming back. This Caribbean island offers the best mix of luxury and adventure activities along the cerulean waters and white sand beaches. Some destinations specialize in luxury with little to do outside the resort walls, but Jamaica offers something for every type of traveler! It is the birthplace of reggae, Blue Mountain coffee and aged rum.
Half Moon is a one-of-a-kind fifty years old luxury property with 400 acres and 2 mile beachfront property. It is an independently-managed five-star resort with an award-winning spa, 18-hole golf course and even an equestrian centre with “turf and surf” excursions available where you can go horseback riding on the beach turf and even swim with horses! There is no shortage of dining options including Sugar Mill, which was awarded as Jamaica’s best restaurants. The resort is currently undergoing the second phase of a $75 million expansion project which will provide 57 new rooms by October 2018.
Bluefields Bay Villas is the perfect “country retreat on the sea” with every luxury of a large resort but the privacy of your own secluded villa on the south coast of Jamaica. Each of the six waterfront villas has a private pool, gourmet chef and personal butler. The service was impeccable with a butler available 24-hours and even available for daily excursions. When we went to the YS Falls someone accompanied us to carry a custom picnic basket filled with fresh local snacks. The beachfront property extends along the south coast with beautifully landscaped vistas and the perfect view of sunset.
Where to go, what to eat and where to stay in Boston. The charming capital of Massachusetts is New England's epicenter for culture and cuisine. Walk through Boston's picturesque cobblestone streets, past its historic monuments and modern shopping districts to discover what makes Boston so "wicked" wonderful.
“The only thing about America that interests me is Coney Island,” Sigmund Freud once said. Coney Island is a staple for any New Yorker or visitor in summertime. Ride colorful roller coasters or taste a New York classic like a Nathan’s hot dog from the first ever Nathan’s location. Fun Fact: Coney Island is actually a peninsula, not an island. Here are some top highlights of the beach destination only about an hour subway ride away from NYC.
Williamsburg’s hipster stereotypes would not be complete without a myriad of vintage shops catering to every budget. These spaces which range from tiny closet-sized stores to mini-warehouses are filled with one-of-a-kind treasures and stories of a New York gone by. Racks of pre-loved pieces are ready to take on a new life and complete your unique look. Stores stock current trends and owners serve as stylists to help you find authentic ways to wear gems that no one else will have. With so many options to choose from in this vintage shop mecca, these are the best places to find the right Williamsburg vibes with something for everyone.