A Postcard to Puerto Rico

A Postcard to Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico brings forth many images: sandy beaches, a lively local culture, gorgeous rainforests, and the colorful colonial architecture of Old San Juan.  And despite it being a mere thirty-minute flight from St. Thomas, we had never visited our neighbor island to...
Unconventional Lodging Options

Unconventional Lodging Options

Most hotel rooms, whether they’re a budget option or a luxurious five-star resort, are in essence very similar. When you slide your key card into the door, you’ll typically walk into a tidy, boxy room with one or two neatly made beds, bedside tables, a television set,...
Hotel Rooms Are Getting “Smarter”

Hotel Rooms Are Getting “Smarter”

One of the things people love about staying in hotels is the personal touches that go into making sure everything is just-so and guests are satisfied. As someone who travels frequently for business, I admit that it’s sometimes nice to get away from home for a little...
Embracing the Spirit of Experiential Travel

Embracing the Spirit of Experiential Travel

Travel used to be a fairly straightforward concept. To most people, the word conjures up images of airports, cars, hotel rooms, tour buses, amusement parks, beaches, and foreign countries. The basic definition of travel as a journey from one place to another still...
Low-Key Kiev

Low-Key Kiev

In my last post, I discussed my recent trip to Moscow. A few weeks later, I had the opportunity to visit Kiev, the capital of Ukraine, as well. I will spell it “Kiev” for the sake of this blog, but as an interesting contextual point, there is political and cultural...
Lost in Translation: An Israeli-American in Moscow

Lost in Translation: An Israeli-American in Moscow

Born in Israel, and having lived in Brussels, New York City, and St. Thomas,, I consider myself to be multicultural. I came to the United States in 2002 and currently live and run my business on the island of St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands. I have felt a strong...