Smart Luxury: Tuscany Road Trip + Castellina for 75 Euro a Day (For ShermansTravel.com)

Long before Anushka and Virat (Bollywood leading lady and India's cricket team captain) tied the knot in a luxury ceremony in Tuscany, my husband and I went on a road trip to explore the wine region of Chianti. We started our trip in Castellina, and drove to nearby hill top medieval villages and wineries in…

From the Canadian Rockies to Costa Rica: My Travel Wish List for 2016

The year 2015 was quite eventful to say the least. I got married on the island of Crete and spent 14 amazing days of our honeymoon exploring Greece. I moved to New Jersey, the one state where I thought I’d never live. I spent three-fourths of the year planning the Greek wedding and Long Island…

My Big Fat Greek Honeymoon

For over a decade, I dreamed about Greece, but I didn't want to go to this romantic destination alone. Like all good things, I had to wait for the right person and the right time. It happened in the Fall of 2015, when I married the most wonderful guy on the beautiful island of Crete…

Bask in the Bounty of Sandals Barbados

I am so excited to share my article on Sandals Barbados, the newest resort in the chain to offer exceptional all-inclusive luxury. Whether you are looking to relax under a beach umbrella sipping a rum drink, go snorkeling with turtles, or explore the island on a 4 x 4, you will be glad you chose this…

Costa Rican Rainforest Getaway: Manuel Antonio and Rainmaker Reserve

The central Pacific coast of Costa Rica is home to the smallest, yet most bio-diverse, national park in the country: Manuel Antonio National Park. I was both excited and eager to explore the magical rainforests when traveling alone in the Central America for the first time. After a short cab ride from my hotel Costa…

12 Wacky Facts About Sydney

After spending ten drought-ridden days in Queensland, I was excited for a change of scenery in Sydney. It poured non-stop for four days in the city I imagined to be sunny. Regardless, I bused and walked everywhere, savoring the iconic sights of the Opera House and Harbour Bridge, traipsing through trendy neighborhoods like The Rocks…

Cruising in Paradise: An Eco-Friendly Galápagos Adventure

Visiting the Galápagos islands was one of the most amazing experiences of my life. Opportunities to get up close to nature's wonderful creations are abundant in the enchanted isles. This animal lover was in paradise. Read all about my experience aboard a seven-day Ecoventura cruise in my latest for 25A Magazine by clicking on the picture below.…

Finding Balance in Aruba on Paddleboard

Stand up paddleboard yoga brings new meaning to the word serenity. Balancing above the tranquil, turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea is a life-altering exercise every yogi must experience. A four-hour flight from New York landed me in Aruba, an island in the southern Caribbean Sea, known for its trade winds, casinos, white sand beaches,…