Western Caribbean

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Which Way do We Go?      Birds Eye View


Get Ready To Party    Long Runway

Oasis of the Seas – a floating theme park. With 5,400 people, 7 neighborhoods, 25 dining options, this ship offers (deep breath) two rock climbing walls, four pools, 10 whirlpools, zip line, full basketball court, ice skating rink, mini golf, and a boxing ring. Did we mention the live jazz club, karaoke bar, comedy club, Broadway’s “Hairspray,” wine tastings, cooking demonstrations, yoga and tai chi classes? During low-season, with the kids in school, this is THE VALUE Caribbean cruise for the perfect single or married vacation.

Does being married or single influence Where2Stay? Do you want your hotel hip & modern (perfect for singles (S)) or quiet & elegant (perfect for married (M))  Sometimes you want to “marry” the two (MS).

Before embarking on this Royal Caribbean adventure, spend a few days in Ft. Lauderdale as a pre-vacation. A great romantic getaway or travel trip for singles.


Ritz Carlton – Perfect romantic hotel for lovebirds. Relax in one of the luxurious cabanas and soak in the gorgeous views. Their heated infinity pool and private wine cellar are reason enough to jump start your trip here. (MS)

W – Have one of their signature cocktails in the hip Living Room. Save another day for the Bliss Spa and indulge in their legendary brownie buffet, but not too many. Bikinis and brownies don’t mix at this singles vacations. (S)


Ritz Carlton Fort Lauderdale Designed by Arquitectonica

If roller coasters and crowded boardwalks aren’t your things, opt for the intimate, Seabourn Silver Whisper. With four dining options, one bar and about 700 passengers including crew members, you won’t need a walkie talkie to keep track of your partner. Ideal couples vacation.

November is the perfect time to take your cruise. You disembark in Barbados on November 22nd. No need to hurry home, your romantic vacation should continue. Rum, rum, rum as fast as you can to the Food, Wine & Rum Festival ending November 29th.

Silver Whisper    Oasis_of_the_Seas_ (Courtesy of Google Images)

Cozy & small                                                                  Never see your roommate again!


Where2Stay: Whether you want to relax on the beach in St. James, recover from too much rum or continue hitting the hottest bars in St. Lawrence Gap these are Barbados’ best hotels for your romantic or single getaway.

The House Barbados – This adult-only resort in St. James is packed with complimentary “jet lag revival massages,” champagne breakfasts, afternoon tea and evening canapes. They’ve taken care of your whole romantic vacation! (M)

The Sandpiper – Hidden away by lush gardens on a beach, The Sandpiper is the perfect hotel for singles. Barbecues and cocktail parties every night means never being bored. Remember to check out their award-winning restaurant. (S)

Cocktail Time  Cliff RestaurantGoogle Images

Being in the Caribbean means unlimited access to seafood and did we mention rum?

Tapas Restaurant – Located on the South coast boardwalk, this cool venue offers Caribbean flavored tapas. Sink you toes in the sand, kick back there’s no where you have to be!

The Cliff Restaurant – A European feel built into the side of an actual cliff . The view is so amazing that you might just forget about your food. Just don’t look down!


Don’t forget these packing essentials: Walkie Talkies, a Kate Spade iPad cover, an iPhone case in bright red (so you cant misplace it) a foldable Longchamp bag, your Nano wristband and of course cool sunglasses.  With these cute luggage tags you will always spot your luggage.

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Co-authored by: Tiffany Do

Rooftop Bars Travel

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Sky Bar at Sirocco    Bangkok Sirocco Style  (Courtesy of Google Images)

As the world’s highest open-air bar, Lebua Hotel’s Sky Bar in Bangkok exhibits some serious attitude with gasp-worthy altitude. Up on the 63rd floor and paired with the highest al fresco restaurant in the world, Sirocco, Sky Bar combines live jazz with cocktails. The gorgeous bar changes colors over the course of the evening, making this the “highlight” of your trip. Put on a showstopping travel outfit. Just don’t look down. Ideal for a first date!



Las Vegas - Dinner in the Sky    Las Vegas - Dinner in the Sky (Courtesy of Google Images)

Getting “high” in Vegas, you’ll be soaring while they’re searing. Dinner in the Sky features two tables that each seat 22 diners, “Sky Chefs,” a Maître d’, a master mixologist, a three course meals w/ wine pairings. A steel tower will hoist you 200 feet into the air (it’s a long way down to the restroom!) where you can soak in amazing views of the Strip, Red Rock Canyon and other surrounding areas. An ideal weekend getaway. Make sure to strap on your red cuff heel by Paul Andrew tightly so you won’t lose it!



Dubai - Burj Al Arab    Have Bar-Will Travel- Dubai

The rooftop view with all the luxuries of being indoors. Floor-to-ceiling windows allow for the most spectacular view of Dubai’s coastline at the Sky View Bar in the iconic Burj Al Arab. The bar itself is brought straight to your table where mixologists cultivate their creative signature cocktails. Customization is a popular option. Create your own drink, name it and they’ll add it to their menu. Ours was Thai Twist. Don’t forget to dress in your best travel clothing to add to the unforgettable romantic vacation.



Hot Tub or Cinema Bar? London!    London - Radio Rooftop  (Courtesy of Google Images)

Are you at the movies? Are you in a hot tub? Are you in a bar? You’re in all three! Films, popcorn and your cutest swimsuit will be the stars at London’s most unique rooftop experience, Hot Tub Cinema. This new spin on the classic pool party will be this summer’s hottest hangout for a singles’ vacation.

If you prefer to stay dry while across the pond check out ME London Hotel’s Radio Rooftop Bar. Named after BBC’s former home, the Marconi House, this wrap-around rooftop bar is the only one of its kind in the Strand and Aldwych area with amazing 180-degree panoramic views of everything from Tower Bridge to the Shard to St. Paul’s Cathedral. Sit in a cabana or by the terrace in your hottest travel outfit and get “On Top of ME” with their signature drink.


Co-authored by: Tiffany Do

Napa Travel

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Sniff     Night Out in Napa

Inhale deeply. From the aroma of grapes to sexy lounges, Napa offers something for everyone. Whether flying through the air or staying firmly on the ground, you will get “high” in the Wine Country. No longer sleepy and quiet, Napa Valley is a hotbed of new restaurants, gala events, festivals & of course wineries.

One winery not to miss – Raymond Vineyards. Come for the tasting, stay for the day. Sniff  their Corridor of Senses. Reserve the tasting tour, then become a winemaker for the day in the blending room and end the day relaxing in their plush Velvet Red Room w/ baccarat chandeliers. (see above) On 90 acres it’s truly gorgeous!


Welcome to the Napa Valley    Up and Away (Courtesy of Google Images)

Hidden Gems in Napa : By appointment only – personal private tastings is the way to go. Lunch helps absorb the wine. Just be sure to reserve ahead and the right travel outfits help you stand out.  Just don’t spill any wine on them!


Kenzo Estate – The French Laundry of wineries, this 3,800 acre estate in the hills of Napa is over the top. After a tour be sure to reserve the food pairing from Restaurant Bouchon (owned by Thomas Keller).

If you love bubbly  (who doesn’t?) book a Tues. or Wed 11:30 tour at Schramsberg Vineyards in Calistoga. Who said dark underground caves aren’t sexy?

Signorello Vineyards – Summer Pairing on the terrace (Sat and Sun: 1-3)

Constant Diamond Mountain Vineyards – drive up harrowing Diamond Mountain, be rewarded w/incredible views, pools & spectacular wine. For serious wine lovers!  Your travel outfits should be chic but comfortable!

New Kids on the Block In Yountville try R&D Kitchen. With locations in Santa Monica & Newport Beach, this restaurant lends a touch of laid back glamour. Huge outside w/fireplace pit, great indoor bar for artisanal cocktails & burgers. Empire Lounge in Napa announces it’s present w/ flaming torch outside, dark and sultry inside,  is the new social hot spot. Drink or dine, open until 2:00 AM.


ADD COOL ACCESSORIES to your trip to compliment your resort wear.  Perfect with any outfit. Use the miraculous Flip n Fold to make all you clothing fit into your black Victorinox carry-on bag.  Add a turquoise shoulder strap Coach bag (need two hands for balancing wine glasses) w/ your  Ray-Ban mirrored sunglasses or black Prada ones. Carry your wine purchase in this unique wine carrier/purse. Add a scarf for cool nights and recharge w/ Johnathan Adler .    CLICK ON ANY ITEM TO PURCHASE


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Does being married or single influence Where2Stay? Do you want your hotel hip & modern (perfect for singles (S)) or quiet & elegant (perfect for married (M))  Sometimes you want to “marry” the two (MS).

Andaz Napa – This boutique hotel, owned by Hyatt, merges seamlessly w/the emergence of revitalized downtown Napa. Rooms mix hardwood, leather & white marble for a country sophistication. Dine at Farm Table Restaurant & drink at their Mercantile Social. A perfect location to stroll downtown. (MS)

North Block – Located in food-centric Yountville (formerly Hotel Luca), this modern boutique hotel w/ its Restoration Hardware look is perfectly situated. Try the “uncorked” spa treatment w/ ground grape seeds & throw on your travel clothes to dine at the Italian Redd Wood attached to the hotel.  (S)

Solage Calistoga – Up valley in Calistoga on 23 acres is this luxurious resort with a social conscience. LEED certified w/ free bikes to cruise around in, green cleaning products, composting, natural linens and organic food in their Solbar Restaurant. Holistic, healthy and hot! (MS)


Into the Vineyards  Top Down  Cheers! (Coutresy of Google Images)

All modes of transportation work BUT the best thing is to call Designated Driver and leave the driving to them!


Co-authored by: Tiffany Do