Dominica is called the "Nature Island" of the Caribbean and that nickname is well-deserved. Upon arriving, I embarked on a nearly two hour ride from the airport to the capital city of Roseau. The roads were barely decipherable but nature was all around. Even in the dark, I could make out the families of trees flanking our van on either side. During the next few days, I was to discover various aspe[...]
 
 
The irony that I'm finally sitting down to write this post mere days after moving to Brooklyn is not lost on me. Not that I’m a Manhattan snob, because I’ve been aware of Brooklyn’s awesomeness for a few years now, but it’s just one of those posts that keeps getting pushed back.So, in honor of my new Bushwick address, here are five Brooklyn neighborhoods worth a wander. Please note, that these[...]
 
 
As I flip back through the hundreds of photos I took while in Dominica I notice a smile creeping upon my face. I wonder what the people sitting on either side of me at this crowded neighborhood coffee shop must think of my glee. Probably nothing, as it's too time consuming to wonder about the inner workings of those around us but sometimes I do just that. On this particular day, my smile felt like[...]
 
 
Carnival is a festival that has fascinated me for years. Although I'm not a huge fan of crowds, I've always wanted to participate in one and this year, I got the chance. While Rio de Janeiro is perhaps the most well-known Carnival around the world, there are plenty of other destinations just as noteworthy and Dominica is definitely one of them.There are a few different events that lead up to t[...]
 
 
One of my travel goals for 2013 was to explore more cities in the United States and Nashville was at the top of that list. Oh, and if I'm going to be completely honest here, the ABC hit show of the same name might have had something to do with it. Although I don't own a TV, I started to notice that every week I came up with some silly excuse to watch an episode on Hulu. Nashville was never far fro[...]
 
 
Kyoto is often considered a traditional city, particularly because there are so many temples and places of worship. While that's certainly true in many aspects, I also found it to be very modern and full of creative people doing innovative things. Here are three cultural activities that I recommend for any savvy and stylish traveler...and even if you're not necessarily seeking these off-the-beaten[...]
 
 
Although my time in Tokyo was short, I was still able to experience several unique aspects of the city. It almost felt like a sneak peek though because as soon as I touched down in New York City I was ready to turn back around.Like most international hubs, there are so many different ways to tour Tokyo and this post is aimed at five: architecture, avant-garde art, cuisine nature and nightlife.[...]
 
 
Japan was absolutely beautiful in October, not that I expected anything less. Before reaching Tokyo and then moving on to Kyoto, our group spent several days exploring a few of Tokyo's neighboring towns and attractions that are often overlooked by tourists. The only thing I would change if I could do this over would be to have more time in each place rather than rushing through them all. That bein[...]
 
 
Before visiting for myself and discovering otherwise, I assumed that summer was the best time to experience Croatian culture. Images of larger-than-life yachts and drunk twenty-somethings danced in my head but that was as far as my imagination wandered.Our trip was specifically tailored toward budget, off-season travel so I was somewhat surprised when some of the regional reps said things like[...]
 
 
My first trip to Tokyo lasted less than 72 hours so I really didn't have too much time to explore every neighborhood or visit every historical monument. I did, however, spend a few hours at the famous Tsukiji fish market and wow - what an day! We arrived there around 8am, which sounds early but by the market's standards, we were right on time.Considered the world's largest wholesale fish and s[...]
 
 
Let me just start off by saying that I loved Zadar. I also have a feeling that if I hadn't done any research before heading to Croatia, I might have skipped this city altogether and that would have been a huge bummer. Before visiting the country, there were always two images that came to mind when thinking of Croatia: yachts and beaches. Granted, I'm probably not alone in those perceptions, as Cro[...]
 
 
Let me start out by saying that I'm not the most outdoorsy girl out there. Sure, I camped with my Brownie Troop as a kid but then again that was in our camp leader's backyard. I did camp for real in West Virginia and the next day I woke up to go white water rafting. Regardless of your adventure level, there are a few destinations that I'd consider camping and Sydney is one of them.Here are 5 p[...]