The Simply Juicy Travel Blog

I’ve had the wonderful fortune in life to have traveled all over the world and it’s my pleasure to be able to share my experiences with you. I’ve created this blog with all different kinds of travelers in mind, and hope you’ll find what you’re looking for every time you visit.



Giving The Gift of Travel

Giving someone the gift of travel this holiday season will guarantee a happy reaction and give your loved one something to look forward to in the New Year. These travel deals will provide you with the opportunity to create lifelong memories, expand your horizons and sometimes even change your life. […]




Mindful Monday: Rancho La Puerta

I recently had the pleasure of spending a few days with my colleague Hilary at Rancho La Puerta, a wellness resort located just south of the US/Mexico border in Baja California. Now, I’ve visited many spectacular places before, but never one that commanded such a loyal clientele. With an unusually high […]




Family-Friendly (And Zika-Free!) Destinations For Your Next Vacation

With most of the popular Caribbean and Mexican family-friendly destinations facing Zika travel warnings, many of my clients have expressed concern about how to plan their next family vacation. Even those who are not trying to get pregnant are worried about going away on vacation and getting sick from the […]




Chiva-Som Destination Spa, Hua Hin, Thailand: Haven of Life

What’s in a name?  Sometimes, quite a bit.  Especially when it comes to this gem of a property called Chiva-Som International Health Resort & Spa, located in the secluded beachside resort town of Hua Hin, Thailand.  Literally translated as “Haven of Life,”  this destination spa is widely recognized as one of […]




Experience New York Fashion Week In Style

Now trending: A stylish visit to NYC—at New York Fashion Week! Available through Virtuoso agents such as ourselves, American Excursionist is offering a New York Fashion Week package that not only gets you into one of the best fashion shows that New York has to offer, but also a 3 […]




Mindful Monday: Mukul Beach, Golf & Spa

Opened in 2013, the Makul Beach Golf & Spa is what some might consider a “mystical paradise.”  Named for the Mayan word “secret”, the award-winning property is located on the stunning Emerald Coast of Nicaragua–a 30-mile stretch of Pacific shoreline featuring pristine jungles, rising cliffs, charming fishing villages, historic colonial architecture and […]




Mindful Monday: Chablé Destination Spa in Yucatan, Mexico

If you’re looking to take a break from your fast-paced life to indulge in an “authentic experience that harmoniously blends nature, luxury and an unmistakable sense of place,” then the new Chable Destination Spa in Yucatan, Mexico is the place for you. Chablé Resort, Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico The 750-acre property […]




Elevate Your Yoga Practice From High Above the Las Vegas Strip

Looking to take your yoga practice to new heights?  Well, leave it to the folks in Sin City to make that possible. Now you can get your zen on from high above the Las Vegas Strip, aboard the Las Vegas High Roller Observation Wheel at LINQ Promenade. The world’s tallest observation […]




Mindful Monday: Aja Malibu – A Holistic Mountain Retreat

Aja Malibu: A Malibu Wellness Retreat in the Mystical Santa Monica Mountains Opening August 22, 2106 Explore wellness and spiritual awakening at this new luxury mountain retreat. Located on 23 lush, ocean-view acres in the mystical Santa Monica Mountains, this sanctuary has been a lifelong dream for its owner, Inannya Magick.  An Australian mystic […]




Mindful Travel

I recently received an email from Deepak Chopra and Oprah Winfrey to join their 21-day Meditation Experience.  It was an invitation that I had gotten previously, but never found the time to register for, until last week. The meditative series, “Getting Unstuck: Creating a Limitless Life,” is perfect for where I am in […]




Digital Detox Travel – Tours for the Digitally Overwhelmed

Good news for those who are looking for a break from our incessant “information overload”: tour company, Intrepid Travel, has just come up with four new itineraries aptly named Digital Detox Tours! Designed to help you unplug–in a fun way–these 7-10 day, small group trips focus on local interactions in exciting destinations like Thailand, […]




Festival Fun: More Great Reasons To Visit Hawaii in 2016

Hawaii, an exotic U.S. destination, is comprised of 6 unique islands, guaranteed to have something for everyone. Whether you’re looking to enjoy crystal blue waters, spectacular sunsets, eclectic local cuisine, rich cultural heritage or unique natural surroundings, the islands will not disappoint.  In fact, visitor feedback measures at an astounding 98% satisfaction rate–and […]




Traveling to LA and Living Like Locals

I recently took a trip out west to Los Angeles, and while it wasn’t my first time visiting the City of Angels, the experience felt really new. We stayed with my sister-in-law and her husband in their magnificent duplex in Santa Monica, just blocks away from the beach. And since […]




Fire Island: A Tiny Beach Paradise

If you tell people outside New York that you’re heading out to a magical beach town on Fire Island, it’s not unusual to be met with a response along the lines of “Fire Island? Where is that?” Fire Island is a tiny barrier island off the southern coast of Long Island, […]




Special Golf Packages For Father(‘s Day)

It’s not an accident that the U.S. Open falls around Father’s Day weekend every year. An overwhelming majority of fathers love golf. In fact, it’s not unusual for them to request to celebrate Father’s Day by being left alone to go golfing. Well, it turns out that it doesn’t have […]




Reasons to Travel (As If You Need Any!)

Traveling isn’t just about taking a fancy vacation, although sometimes a fancy vacation can be exactly what you need. Traveling is about opening yourself up to different cultures, people, foods and ways of life. Traveling is about sharing a moment in time with someone you love, or with complete strangers. […]




Insider Travel Tips For Costa Rica’s Gold Coast

I recently traveled to Costa Rica with a group of other travel advisors on an educational trip, commonly referred to in the industry as a “fam” or “familiarization trip”.  Designed to provide first-hand experience of the regions and properties that we recommend to clients on a daily basis, they are typically […]




More Than Brunch: Cool Mother’s Day Ideas

If you’re looking for something a little more unique than brunch this year for Mother’s Day, then you’ve come to the right place! While treating mom to a lovely brunch to celebrate how much she means to you on Mother’s Day is a wonderful gesture, there are other ways to […]




A New Floating Hotel in Paris

Off-Paris Seine Hotel Planning a trip to Paris?  Consider seeing it from a different perspective… Paris is about to get a new floating hotel called Off-Paris Seine.  Located in the heart of Paris along the Quai d’Austerlitz, this elegant three-star property will float gently in the middle of the Seine beside […]




Top Five Things to Consider When Planning A Multigenerational Trip

When a family chooses to travel together, the journey has the potential to unite all family members, regardless of the generation gap.  At the same time, a multi-generation trip can be stressful to plan, particularly because of the differing interests between age groups. Multi-generational travel, just like families, can consist of detailed layers which require […]



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