Curaçao: What NOT to Pack

Posted in Curaçao| Packing| Tips
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I always joke that if I had a "frivolous" super power (e.g. not the ability to fly or read minds) I would choose the power of 20/20 packing hindsight.  The ability to know, when you're getting ready for a trip, exactly what you will need in terms of clothes, shoes, toiletries, etc. so you always have…

Paradise Can’t Wait: Curaçao Immigration

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Picture this: sleepless, red-eye flight followed by a 3 hour layover and then another 2 hour flight. Tired, in need of a shower, some food and most importantly in need of a beach.  You land in Curaçao, your island paradise for the next week, and you can already feel the sand in your toes and a fruity, tropical drink…

My Reintroduction to the Caribbean: Curaçao

Posted in Beach| Curaçao| Photography
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With all of my travels, I surprisingly haven't spent much time in a place that is fairly close to home: the Caribbean. I had the typical college spring break trip to Jamaica where I had a greater exposure to US college students than I did to actual Jamaicans.  Meals of "rasta pasta" and just enough rum…

Thoughts on Kid-Free Rows on Flights

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I recently read a Conde Nast Traveler article about another airline adding a kid-free zone on their flights.  IndieGo Airlines, based in India, is the latest company to make this offer.  Although I do like kids (truly I do), as a childless adult, I did a quick, silent cheer in my head when I read this headline…

A Day Trip to Denmark’s Louisiana

Posted in Art| Culture| Denmark
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A trip to Louisiana that does not involve crayfish, bayous, voodoo, Mardi Gras beads and drinks in a hurricane glass? Yes, it is possible. But you may have to leave the good ole U.S. of A. to make that happen. Earlier this summer I visited my friend Menna in her new home city of Copenhagen. I had…

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