Sunny haze, sand shades, male babes.
Imagine getting up around 10 am with your bff in the middle of your cruise to the sun sparking on your face. You grab the bottle of rum and coco nut to honor the occasion to mix the perfect tropical island drink.
After taking the shot, you are at your first destination. The water is teal, scorching and so clear that your hand sparkles as the sun reflects on the waves of the water. You take a little sip of the water. It’s salty, tingly, and nothing like the autumn fall leaves that’s common in your hometown. You approach your first beach, and soak your feet in the sand.
Fun fact : Psychologists have found that paying for an experience, like traveling or scuba diving, is more rewarding than spending it on things. The experience shapes and adds to your life story. So add more chapters!
Yes, I look at travel+leisure lists. I look at all those pictures going howza. Since October 18th, I haven’t felt that great. I had a procedure and now I feel ucky. It will take time to heal, they said. The next best thing is for people to go to these places, travel and give me photos to like. I can’t. If I try, I’m not sure if I’ll enjoy it as well. I was asked to go on a road trip recently, and I got nervous because it hurts to move. I walked around the corner the weekend after my procedure and that felt painful.
I promise I will put these places on my bucket list. As usual, because I don’t feel that great there may be repeats or even errors.
Wine Country. Go to Napa. Or Paso Robles on California’s Central Coast.
Quebec. For $235 a night, you and your bae can go to a long weekend at the Manoir Hovey Hotel on a lake in North Hatley. If it gets cold? Cuddle by the fire.
Fun fact. The American dollar is apparently up 20% over the Canadian dollar.
Websites: Uber Wine
Bhutan: The tiny nation is hard to get to, not a lot of people go there! A walking tour costs 7,845 (single) from ClassicJourneys.com. Add 2,000 to go to Bangkok.
Culinary Institue Of America: They offer five day boot camps in California, New York and Texas. Couplize it for 2,200 each.
The Pig on the Beach in Dorset, UK
El Blok, Puerto Rico
La Semilla in Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Follonico in Tuscany
Virgin Hotel in Chicago
Atlantico Boutique Hotel in Punta del Este, Uruguay
Hotel Dylan in the Catskills
Arctic Light Hotel in Finland
The House Hotel in Cappadocia, Turkey
Mama Shelter in Los Angeles
Casa La Concha in Marbella, Spain
The Rose Hotel Venice, Venice
El Capitan Canyon, Santa Barbara, CA
The Madonna Inn, San Luis Obispo
My Big Sur favs: Treebones Resort, Post Ranch Inn, Ventana Inn & Spa
L’Auberge Carmel, Carmel-by-the-Sea (Ask for a room on the first fairway)
The Inn at Spanish Bay, Pebble Beach
Cavallo Point Lodge, Sausalito
Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay, Half Moon Bay (Remember Terance Fire Pit)
Jewel Runaway Beach and Golf Resort in Jamaica
Playa del Carmen’s Riu Tequila (Love the name)
Check out the brother and sister hotels too: Riu Yucatan and Riu Playacar.
Iberostar Dominicana in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (FYI Iberostar Domicana, is one of Punta Cana’s most prestigious vacation rentals)
Mayan Peninsula, Catalonia Riviera Maya
ClubHotel’s Riu Merenge in Puerto Plata
ClubHotel Riu Merengue
Majestic Elegance Hotel Resort in Punta Cana a distinctive
Royal Decameron Montego Beach Resort
Playa del Carmen’s Riu Tequila
Riu Yucatan and Riu Playacar.
Manchebo Beach Resort
Iberostar Costa Dorada
Iberostar Domicana, Punta Cana
Catalonia Royal Tulum
Iberostar Dominicana in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Jakes Treasure Beach
Trade Winds Antigua,
White Sands Negril,
the Rockhouse Hotel, family-run boutique hotel on the Lower Antilles island of St. Vincent, the Beachcombers Hotel
Marriot & Stellaris Casino in San Juan
the Maya Tulum Wellness Retreat
Hello! I’m Alesha! I’m a musician, actress, entrepreneur and writer and recent hospital patient (I still can’t believe that is real). Follow on Twitter. If you like what I’m writing, give me a heart and share! :) I like hearts.