I feel like a city/island guide of a locale i’ve been to 5 times is long overdue.
The Cayman Islands have been a haven for family vacations and work destinations for years now and come complete with killer sunsets, island time vibes, cocktails worth drinking all day and some of the best restaurants on any Caribbean island I’ve ever been to. It’s arguably my favorite destination among crystal blue waters and great for every age – families, couples, millennials looking to relax (but not be bored). It’s just the right amount of activity and relaxation and one can dial it up or down however you’d like.
The island is fairly easy to navigate with points of interest like Georgetown, Rum Point and the newly developed Kaibo all reachable by car and boat and no more than an hour in any given direction. Each area boasts awesome hotels, beautiful views and tons of palm trees with a consistent reminder that you’re nowhere near home.
I’m reliving the most steamy of days from my travels this year. So let’s take it back to July 2016 and the cobblestone streets of Florence, Italy. A place unlike any other and a destination with some of the best shopping, piazza’s and food I’ve ever experienced.
Contrary to what seems to be the general public – it was a great year. One that will be hard to top in 2017. I’ve never worked so hard or traveled so much but the time-off paid off in spades. 11 countries of passport stamps later – it was a great year.
As we sailed into the port of Kusadasi, it was a sight unlike any other – dense redish fog, sun breaking over a mix of arid and forest filled land and more intensely a sea of red flags masted every structure in an overwhelming welcome of middle east nationalism.
As I’m sure you’ve seen in storefronts and throughout the liketoknow.it feed blue and white striped everything is everywhere! I am loving it as it’s the perfect blend of pastel hues and reminds me of Santorini. Photo diary coming I promise. During my few weeks of spring shopping I even added to my already growing collection as Zara, Banana Republic and favorite ShopBop designers added pieces to spring collections.
There’s a fine art to mastering the overnight flight with the goal of having all the essentials without over packing your carry-on. And, there’s even more finesse in waking up on the other end feeling and looking mildly refreshed to make the most of your day. So should you be planning a trip yourself – I’d thought I’d share a few must-haves so you get off the plane looking a little more Rose Byrne and a little less Kristin Wiig.