Spring Travel Ideas

Raise your hand if you’ve got travel on the brain! It’s not just me? Popular this spring is Cuba since airlines celebrated the travel ban lift with incredible roundtrip deals. Flights to Europe are also unusually low. We’re talking $400-$500 for London, Frankfurt, Milan, and Paris. The trick, I’m reading, is to fly back seven days…

2016 Wrap Up

2016 was a big year! I traveled to Disneyland, New Orleans, Glen Rose, and Turks and Caicos, I hosted three major parties (The Rose Table en Blanc, a Masquerade Party, and a Mistletoe and Holly Affair), and I sold my home in my beloved Fort Worth and moved to a small lake town just outside…

Turks and Caicos Travel Guide

Providenciales in Turks and Caicos is the trip of a lifetime. Home to the world’s best beach and the third best coral reef on Earth, I would say that Providenciales in Turks and Caicos needs to be on your bucket list except it really wants to be on your every year list. This is an island…

Dining Review: Kitchen 218 at Beach House Turks and Caicos

If Kitchen 218 was in Dallas, it would be the perfect place to take a date you want to impress. Located poolside at Beach House Turks and Caicos on Providenciales in the Caribbean,  Kitchen 218 feels like a swanky friend’s envious backyard. The boutique hotel is a short ride away from both Alexandra Resort on Grace Bay Beach and…

Caicos Dream Tours Snorkel & Conch Cruise

Get ready for the best day of your life. If you dream about adventure on the high seas like I do, you will be in heaven with the half-day Caicos Dream Tours Snorkel & Conch Cruise. If you’re staying at Alexandra Resort, you can get picked up for your boating adventure right on Grace Bay…

Hotel Review: Alexandra Resort in Turks and Caicos

The view from a private balcony at Alexandra Resort is a sight for sore eyes: water so blue, it’s practically green, and the white sand beach that’s been dubbed the Best Beach in the World. The beachfront resort on the north side of Providenciales in Turks and Caicos is in the middle of the action: right on Grace Bay…

Dining Review: Asú on the Beach at Alexandra Resort

Rarely do I give a restaurant such high praise, but Asú on the Beach at Alexandra Resort has made my personal Top 10 Restaurants in the World list. This is a dining experience worth getting on a plane for.  The setting alone is stunning. A beachfront, barefoot-friendly dock restaurant, Asú has magical island lanterns that…

Hotel Review: Blue Haven Resort in Turks and Caicos

Paradise is Blue Haven Resort in Turks and Caicos. The marina resort on the east side of Providenciales in Turks and Caicos is the epitome of luxury: well-maintained, quiet, and classy. Jazz plays softly no matter where you go in the resort. The staff is courteous and kind. In fact, the staff at Blue Haven…

Dining Review: Salt Bar and Grill at Blue Haven Resort

The best cracked conch of the trip! A short walk on Blue Haven Resort‘s waterfront boardwalk, Salt is a causal sports bar with indoor and outdoor seating. Every course was fresh and flavorful and service was quick. You can even play billiards on the beach while you wait for your food! Since everything at Blue…

Dining Review: Fire and Ice at Blue Haven Resort

Fire and Ice is an enchanting waterfront restaurant at the picturesque Blue Haven Resort on Providenciales in Turks and Caicos. The gentle ocean breeze blows through the indoor-outdoor Mediterranean restaurant, causing the airy white curtains to flow back and forth ever so softly. I particularly appreciated that jazz is always playing. My regular readers know how…