Category: Travel

Daily Fitness: Eight Tips For Your Next Vaca

(This article was originally published in the July 26, 2017 edition of The Independent Newspaper)   Pack your bags, you’re ready to go. That “ahh” feeling sets in as the vacation is about to commence. You’ve got your itinerary or, if you’re anything like me, an activity bucket list and your appropriate fitness gear. But

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Here’s To Montauk Brew

(This article first appeared in the June 21, 2017 issue of The Independent Newspaper)   It was Memorial Day weekend last year when a friend decided to introduce me to the “real Montauk.” I’ve been coming to The Hamptons for years, but Montauk always felt like an exhausting drive past the key points along Route

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Daily Fitness: Take a Hike

(This article first appeared in the March 22, 2017 issue of The Independent Newspaper) With no winter storms in sight, it’s safe to say spring is in the air. As the weather outside slowly transitions from chilly temperatures to brisk breezes, hiking is an ideal way to get outdoors and acclimate to changing conditions. More

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28 Days of Awesome: Find Your Local Adventure

Inspired by my Golden Birthday (turning 28th on March 28th), 28 Days of Awesome was created as a way to live local life to the fullest.   Initially, when a friend brought up that 2017 was my lucky turning of age, I envisioned a weekend away. Boston, upstate New York, maybe the Carolina’s. However, without a

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Long Island Hospitality Gem Earns Four Diamonds

Luxurious. Magical. Those are two of the many words that can be used to describe The Garden City Hotel which, on November 17, celebrated winning the AAA Four Diamond Award. Guests enjoyed passed hors d’oeuves along with wine and champagne as they toasted the hotels newly accredited success. A Four Diamond Rating marks the hotel

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No Filters Required: Introduction

Social media is best described as an individual marketing tool. We post our accomplishments, capture our best smiles and highlight the moments of our lives we deem worthy of sharing. We have become a society disillusioned by filters and elaborations. Rarely do we allow our network to know our darkest hours, as though our lingering

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To Go or Not To Go: Traveling Solo

For years I didn’t understand the concept of solo traveling. Who do you talk to? Who do you share the experience with? Gasp, who takes the pictures? With family on the outskirts of San Francisco, I decided to give independent travel a chance for three days. I arrived at Hotel Zetta on a Friday morning

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Of Spanish Influence

To travel is as much an action as it is a mindset, and both should be experienced passionately. For those who understand this, traveling isn’t a way to escape everyday life but rather a self immersion of mind, body, and soul into another culture. For those who dream about this, usually one country comes to

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Adventure Belize

My short career as a Virtuoso Travel Advisor began in the later of 2014. I promised myself that I’d take every opportunity to explore the world in order to myself a better travel professional. Thanks to a few friends who were up for the challenge that promise was upheld. Each visit gave me a unique experience.

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