Hungry for Travel: Explorers Club Creepy Crawly Cookies

explorers club The annual Explorers Club Creepy Crawly Dinner is notorious for serving gut wrenching menu items not for the faint of heart. 

So, when I was invited to visit the club headquarters, I should have suspected that hors d’oeuvres the would be out of the ordinary. When surrounded by fellow travel journalists, we tend to lose our sensibilities a bit and fall into peer pressure.

This was absolutely the case when it came to tasting the various “arthopodic” appetizers (see below).  Continue reading

Inoffensive International Halloween Costumes

FullSizeRender (7)Halloween is my favorite holiday. I love the spooky stories, delicious treats, and above all, the costume parties.

Dressing up as anything you like for a day is very liberating, but with this freedom comes great responsibility (possible costume idea?).

It is imperative that we keep our costumes from perpetuating horrible stereotypes and treading into racist territory by remembering that “[We’re] a culture, not a costume”. Continue reading

Escape To Jersey

escape to jerseyThis post was sponsored by Visit Jersey. All opinions are my own. 

Mention the Jersey Shore, and you’ll likely get an eye roll, laugh or invitation to fist pump.

While I’ve worked hard to debunk the less than stellar reputation of the American Jersey Shore, across the Atlantic lies the OG Jersey, an island with the Channel archipelago.

jersey shore On this island you will find plenty of seaside delights, breathtaking gardens and estates, and celebrations more fitted for royalty than Snookie.

If all of this sounds fantastic to you, I encourage you to visit the Escape to Jersey website, take a fun quiz, and create a video of your perfect itinerary.

By making a video, you’ll be entered to win the escape of your choosing!

My ideal Jersey holiday includes a healthy mix of energetic activities including cliff walks, and bike riding, and something I have never heard of before, blokarting (land surfing) mixed with a day at a luxurious spa and a Michelin starred dinner under the stars.
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What would you love to do/see in Jersey? Let me know in the comments below or tag me in your video creations on social media!

This post and the contest are sponsored by Visit Jersey. For the terms and conditions and to enter the contest, visit Escape to Jersey.

Beyoncé + Jay-Z Vegan Challenge Day 14. Superpower: Superfood Smoothie

beyonce vegan challengeDay 14:

Cause together we got plenty superpower.

In this video, Beyoncé sings about how her and Jay-Z’s love not only has starpower, but superpowers.

Superpowers immediately made me think of superfoods, and the best way to enjoy them is in a tasty and refreshing smoothie. Continue reading

Fitness on the Go: Bulu Box

bulu box review

I was sent a trial subscription from Bulu Box for review. All opinions are my own.

Staying fit while traveling is difficult. Fortunately, more and more hotels have caught on that travelers want fitness to be a part of their vacation, and are featuring 24 hour fitness centers, cardio classes, and even in room yoga kits. Continue reading

Stop the Phone Wreckers with OtterBox!

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This post is sponsored by OtterBox. All opinions are my own.

We’ve all been there. You’re about to capture a once in a lifetime moment on video. Your have your phone ready but notice your battery bars are dropping rapidly, only to die at the most inconvenient time. The moment is lost, are there is nary a place to charge your battery.  Continue reading

Amusing musings about my travels because life isn't perfect, and neither am I.

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