By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 10/15/2008 - 17:20
If you’re anything like me, then your main objective when going on vacation is to chill as hard as you possibly can. You can’t fathom why people go away to, like, work. Climb what? Explore huh? No thanks. You’ll find me on the beach with a scandalous book on my lap, fruity alcoholic beverage in hand, and a “do not disturb” sign hanging around my neck. And while St.
By Mariela Rosario | 09/29/2008 - 13:02
Located on the equator, just 600 miles west of mainland Ecuador, the Galápagos Islands enjoy beautiful weather all year round, making it an ideal spot for communing with the great outdoors. Fly into Quito, Ecuador's capital city and then catch a discounted flight to the islands via TAME airlines. Set sail around the Galápagos to see the hundreds of animals on each island, from playful sea lions to the giant sea turtles that gave the islands their name.
By Mariela Rosario | 08/21/2008 - 12:53
The seasons are reversed down south of the equator so it's best to visit Mendoza between November and April when high temps make for beautiful days outdoors. Have fun hopping from vineyard to vineyard. When you're done, check out the rustic Cavas Wine Lodge where the Malbec isn't just for drinking. They also provide wine-infused spa treatments so you can truly unwind in one of their cozy cabins after a long day of tasting.
By Mariela Rosario | 08/05/2008 - 14:20
In Barcelona, the capital city of the Spanish region of Cataluña, rest and relaxation are taken seriously. From the moment I stepped out of the Metro, I noticed it. People, young and old, dozing off on park benches, couples sharing kisses and whispers as they took a leisurely stroll, children laughing as they chased pigeons through the plaza, young professionals at an outdoor table having a drink together at 3 o’clock in the afternoon.
By Mariela Rosario | 07/30/2008 - 17:53
A trip to Culebra is all about getting away from it all, so grab your best friend, a book and your iPod to take advantage of the year-round 80°F days!
HOW TO GET THERE
Fly into Luis Marin International Airport in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Then take a 30-minute flight from San Juan, via one of these airlines: Air Flamenco (787.724.1818), Isla Nena (877.812.5144), Island Birds (284.495.1988) or Vieques Air Link (787.741.8331).
By Mariela Rosario | 07/17/2008 - 12:22
Welcome to the summer of the staycation, we'll be breaking down some great tips on how to get away from it all without—well, really getting far away! In the last part of our series we're showing you how to transform your casa into an oasis.