Caribbean · Open Letters · Other Resorts · Relationships · Travel

Guest Post & Jamaica Reflection | A View of Travel Blogging through a Mothers Eyes

Guest Post & Jamaica Reflection This blog post is a guest post written by Catherine Parker, mother of Olivia McCraw (Co-Contributor, Often Photographer, and "Travel Twin" of Wine and Weekends). Catherine was generous enough to volunteer to write a guest post about our recent family trip to Jamaica. I am honored and very impressed with… Continue reading Guest Post & Jamaica Reflection | A View of Travel Blogging through a Mothers Eyes

Caribbean · Other Resorts · Travel

Hotel L’Esplanade | An Exquisite and Intimate Boutique Hotel in St. Martin

Hotel L'Esplanade An Exquisite and Intimate Boutique Hotel in St. Martin About St. Martin: On September 6th, 2017, the island of St. Martin was changed forever. Hurricane Irma, a category 5 hurricane, devastated the island and destroyed pretty much everything. As most Caribbean islands, the economy of St. Martin is made up of 84% tourism.… Continue reading Hotel L’Esplanade | An Exquisite and Intimate Boutique Hotel in St. Martin

Caribbean · Other Resorts · Travel

Why the Island of St. Martin should be your Next Vacation

Why the Island of St. Martin should be your Next Vacation: Background of St. Martin:The island of St. Martin is owned half by the French and half by the Dutch. The airport is on the Dutch side, but a taxi ride to the French side is only around a 20 minute drive. The beauty of… Continue reading Why the Island of St. Martin should be your Next Vacation

Travel · Travel Tips

Travel Packing List | My Step-by-Step Packing Strategy

Travel Packing List The first step of packing for ANY trip should include making a list. I don't care how often I travel, if I don't make a list... I will forget something. It happens every time. Sometimes, even where I make a list - I will think of something later and not add it… Continue reading Travel Packing List | My Step-by-Step Packing Strategy

Caribbean · Other Resorts · Travel · Travel Tips

My Personal Experience with Cheap Caribbean | Is it too good to be true?

My Personal Experience with Cheap Caribbean For my latest trip to the gorgeous island of Aruba (read more about my trip here), I used a website called Cheap Caribbean to book the entire trip. I had never used it before, and this post is in no way sponsored by them. However, I was extremely pleased with the… Continue reading My Personal Experience with Cheap Caribbean | Is it too good to be true?

Caribbean · Other Resorts · Travel

Flamingo Beach in Aruba | Renaissance Resort + Private Island

Aruba Trip Recap The Famous Flamingo Beach in Aruba Olivia and I had the unreal experiences of spending 4 nights at Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino. This Resort is separated into two different hotels (side by side), where one is adults only and one is family friendly. However, no matter which side you stay on -… Continue reading Flamingo Beach in Aruba | Renaissance Resort + Private Island

Travel · Travel Tips

How to Plan a Trip | Tips + Best Sites

How to Plan a Trip: I am so happy to finally make myself sit-down and write this post. I have gotten several requests for a post detailing "how to plan a trip." So I hope that you find this post beneficial! Planning a trip should be exiting and fun. Don't let all of the choices… Continue reading How to Plan a Trip | Tips + Best Sites

Florida · Travel

Inn on the Beach | The Best Place to Stay in St. Pete Beach

Inn on the Beach The Best Place to Stay in St. Pete Beach This year, we spent my mom’s birthday weekend at Inn on the Beach, which is an adorable small hotel located in the “Pass-A-Grille” area of St. Pete Beach on the gulf coast of Florida. St. Pete Beach has been named one of… Continue reading Inn on the Beach | The Best Place to Stay in St. Pete Beach

Travel · virginia

Springfield Distillery & Springfield 1842 Cabins | Halifax VA’s Best Kept Secret

Springfield Distillery: Springfield Distillery is located on River Rd. in Halifax VA, about 30 minutes from Danville, VA. Springfield is truly an amazing local gem, with outstanding drinks - and yet, I have found that so many people in Danville still don't realize that it even exists. So, you're welcome for introducing you to your new… Continue reading Springfield Distillery & Springfield 1842 Cabins | Halifax VA’s Best Kept Secret

Caribbean · Sandals Resorts · Travel

Sandals South Coast | Jamaica | A Photographic Resort Tour

Sandals South Coast | Jamaica A Photographic Resort Tour The Grounds: The beach at Sandals South Coast in Jamaica has a gorgeous and huge stretch of beach! One of my favorite parts of the resort was the Over-Water Bar, which has hammocks around the outside edges of the dock. Another unique touch for Sandals South… Continue reading Sandals South Coast | Jamaica | A Photographic Resort Tour