All posts by Pamela Jacobs

After working as the Editor-in-Chief of a luxury lifestyle magazine for several years, Pamela left to become a full time travel writer/globetrotter. Her journeys have brought her around the world, from elephant-back safaris in Botswana to dumpling tours in Hong Kong and swimming with sharks in Bora Bora. Her writing has appeared in the New York Daily News, Wine Enthusiast,, and more. She is the founder of, a site dedicated to providing information and inspiration for women seeking to see the world on their own. As long as she's got her passport and her camera, she's happy.
Crane Beach, Barbados
Barbados Tourism Marketing

As the temperatures rise come summer, tropical destinations typically fall off the radar for many travelers. But that’s the thing: these slower months are a great time to experience the best the tropics have to offer — including a little luxury — for a whole lot less. Case in point:... Read More

Palmer House Lobby - 620

Any good hotel can offer high end amenities, plush mattresses, and fine linens. But to truly capture the tastes and textures, history and culture, and people and personalities of a city is a much harder feat. Sometimes, it’s impossible. That is, unless the hotel is ingrained in the founding and... Read More

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Morgans Rock beach - nicaragua

Long known as a mecca for surfers and sun-seekers, Costa Rica is, has been, and always will be a hotspot. But what many travelers are only just starting to discover is that Nicaragua, its central American neighbor to the north, offers much of the thrill, scenery, and sizzle —... Read More

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For many Americans, a winter trip to Florida is a yearly ritual. But many don’t realize that it’s worthy of a visit any time of year. While it’s hot throughout most of the country come summer, Florida boasts beautiful beaches and tropical tranquility. Even better: when you go off-season... Read More

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Whether you’re a family of four, a group of girlfriends, or a young couple on a tight budget, you know that tropical travel can come with a high price. Sure, all-inclusives offer the bang-for-the-buck factor, but what they provide in savings they often lack in culture and distinctiveness. For all... Read More

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So you’ve managed to find the best hotel at the right price, and the airline didn’t even lose your luggage. So far, the trip is a success. But before you unpack and hit the streets (or the beach), it’s a good idea to do a little inspecting, making sure... Read More


Known for warm weather and beautiful beaches, Caribbean resorts aren’t usually thought of as true foodie destinations.  Discerning travelers, however, are increasingly demanding good cuisine, and tropical resorts are happily answering their culinary prayers. From cooking classes to bespoke menus, these Caribbean hotels go beyond conch fritters and strawberry... Read More

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Rhode Island, hotel

When the temperatures drop and the chill sets in, travel dreams often involve beaches and bathing suits. However, come winter time, there’s no reason why your perfect vacation can’t be to a cold-weather destination – in fact, there’s nothing better than cozying up by a roaring fire with a... Read More