St. Lucia

Comment

St. Lucia

Spending time on an exotic destination with someone whom you love being with the rest of your life brings sweetness to the heart and you can experience this in St. Lucia! You can visit the beautiful beaches of St. Lucia that are as sweet as sugar yes, the name sugar is the right name for the spectacular beaches for lovers looking for a vacation getaway as sweet as honey.

St. Lucia also offers a host of activities and events. Most of St. Lucia’s activities are on the west coast of the island. This is where you’ll find Pitons or Mount Soufriere. There is also plenty to do in the Rodney Bay Area. That’s where you’ll find the Reduit Beach and Pigeon Island National Park. Pigeon Island is rated as one of the best places to visit while in St. Lucia. There are some nice beaches and restaurants situated around the 44-acre national park.

Other things to do in St. Lucia include:

· Anse Chastanet- Best beach on St. Lucia for snorkeling and diving

· Diamond Botanical Gardens and Waterfall - The Gardens are relaxing and the waterfall is beautiful and changes it colors due to the mixture of rainwater and volcanic minerals that flows down the falls.

· Marigot Bay- Marigot Bay is a romantic escape with blissfully quiet beaches!

· Castries Market - The Castries Market has been the capital city’s local food and flea market for the last century. It’s open every day except Sundays. This is where you’ll find homegrown spices, arts & crafts and souvenirs. Although the market is open every day except for Sundays the best days to visit the market is Friday and Saturday mornings. These are the days when the market is full of life with tourist from all over the world and plenty of local vendors.

St. Lucia stands apart for the rest of the Caribbean islands due to its stunning landscape and diverse culture. You can explore everything from the rainforest to Piton Mountains and the miles of coral reef. The island offers great all-inclusive resort vacations and boutique hotels. Vacationers can snorkel, go hiking, participate in a wide range of water sports and dine at five-star restaurants. Couples can relax on the sandy beaches and take mud baths. Whatever your desires are you can fulfill them on your vacation to St. Lucia!


Travelista Goddess Inc.

Comment

South Africa - Cape Winelands

Comment

South Africa - Cape Winelands

Not just any place…but a true romantic bliss!   Western Cape Winelands, South Africa

The Cape Winelands, South Africa is located in the Boland region of the Western Cape province of South Africa. If you love wineries and fine cuisines then Cape Winelands is a perfect place to indulge in some of the world’s most popular wines. Here at Cape Winelands you can enjoy a scenic view from Cape Town, the valleys of the Cape Winelands are enclosed by mountains and vineyards and dotted with award-winning restaurants.

Along with Wine tasting and winemaking tours, there’s a ton of things to do in Cape Winelands!

· You can take a two hour drive east of Cape Town to the town of Robertson. Robertson Winery, winner of numerous international awards for its soothing tasting wines.

· The best time to visit Cape Winelands is during the fall (February to April); you can enjoy the best harvest seasons decorated with colorful wineries and gardens.

· Take a tour Ballooning over the Vineyards

· Visit Joostenberg Wine Farm

· Up for an adventure? If yes, you can take a self-guided Cape Winelands Walk tour and hike through Somerset West.

· Go horseback riding in the Wine Valley Horse Trails

The Cape Winelands is a beautiful place for couples seeking a calm and soothing romantic getaway with astonishing views of Mountains and gardens!


Travelista Goddess Inc.

Comment

Barossa Valley

Comment

Barossa Valley

Come and enjoy a romantic get-away in South Australia! Barossa Valley

The land of beautiful wineries and the bliss of air filled with sweet fermented grapes await you at Barossa Valley! Barossa Valley is known for its tasteful wine and it sits on the northeast of Adelaide, in South Australia. While vacationing, you can enjoy a romantic evening out to dinner tasting various wines while relaxing in a cozy stone cottage.

This hidden gem is full with new discoveries! There's something for everyone to take pleasure in. Starting from tasting some of Australia's finest food and wine experiences, immerse yourself in the fascinating cultural heritage or plan a grand adventure for you and your partner.

The perfect time to go is during their harvest time which is from January through March. This is when you can explore the wineries throughout the region.

Things to do:

· Visit the top wineries, there is a total of 150 wineries sprinkled all over Barossa

· If you are up for a little adventure then you can go on a hot air ballooning tour. You will be able to see an amazing, panoramic views of the Barossa

· Have a fantastic breakfast with kangaroos. A bushwalk in a conservation park (Approximately $130 per person).

· Take a tour of The Whispering Wall

· You can take a Segway tour. During the tour you can explore various wineries.

From its tasteful wineries to the fine dine restaurants, comfy and romantic cottages you won’t be disappointed so come and experience Barossa Valley!


Travelista Goddess Inc.

Comment

Turks and Caicos

Comment

Turks and Caicos

Treat yourself to some Turks and Caicos!

Spending time in Turks and Caicos on the beautiful sands of Grace Bay with someone whom you love brings sweetness to the heart!

The island of Turks and Caicos is a set of coral islands in the Atlantic Ocean. The Turks and Caicos are made up of 40 different islands which only eight of them are inhabited. The gateway island of Providenciales, known as Provo, is home to Grace Bay Beach, with luxury resorts, shops, fine dining restaurants and private beaches. The island is a perfect romantic getaway. Couples or visitors can walk along the shores and explore the surroundings and discover the wonders of the island or simply can enjoy the day relaxing on the beach.

The Island is definitely a luxury place and for those who don’t mind spending for pleasure; will surely appreciate the treasures of Turks and Caicos.

There are plenty of things to do in Turks and Caicos starting with the beaches. The Turks and Caicos have some of the best beaches in the world. Grace Bay Beach has been listed as one of the top three beaches in the world with cotton soft white sands and crystal clear ocean water. If you like snorkeling there are plenty of opportunities to snorkel on Grace Bay. Horseback riding is another great activity; you can take a horseback ride along the beach of Long Bay Beach. This is a great way to the Long Bay Beach area.

If you want to do a little exploring and feeling adventurous you can take a ferry from Walkin Marina on Provo to Sandy Point Marina and North Caicos. For the extreme explorers, you can explore the beautiful coral reefs by scuba diving.

So whether you want a romantic getaway or just a relaxing vacation then the soft blankets of white sand and sky blue ocean water of Turks and Caicos is a must see!


Travelista Goddess Inc.

Comment

Croatia

Comment

Croatia

Croatia, with its plentiful remnants from ancient history is a perfect destination for a honeymoon. Croatia is home to innumerable destinations, this place makes couples feel at home as the people have a politesse culture.  The Small coastal towns with their red rooftops and labyrinthine streets, legends and stories interwoven in the history of the country and stunning examples of unparalleled natural beauty serve as the perfect backdrop for couples searching for romance-infused ambiance.

If you are searching for the most romantic place in Croatia, look no further…  Zadar home to the most spectacular sunset on the Croatian coast, but the light installment Sun Salutation and the magical Sea Organ create the perfect romantic ambiance. In addition, in Zadar you can also find a sphinx from Egypt that supposedly grants love wishes. If you are looking for romance, you’ve just found the perfect place!

Moreover, Croatia has is an elegant peace of jewel tucked away and waiting for you to discover! The breathtaking scenery and cultural rich history, and finest restaurants are more reasons to come visit Croatia! 


Travelista Goddess Inc. 


Comment

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Comment

Buenos Aires, Argentina

A blend of Europe and Latin American culture and heritage is what you get to witness in Buenos Aires.  Honeymooners love this place for the romantic and classic environment, the cultural tango dance and other fun activities that you get to experience here! The cuisine is as diverse as the place itself. Indulge the foodie in you to savor the sumptuous tastes. Argentina also offers a distinct and beautiful geography, interesting history and culture, thriving nightlife, unique local flavors, endless shopping opportunities, and much more. The country attracts thousands of visitors every year, here are a few reasons you should be one:

·         If you are into wine tasting then you must try some Argentine Wine. It is a rare and special treat to drink a glass of wine in the same city its grape was grown.  Argentina is the fifth largest wine producing country by volume, so these opportunities abound. You can enjoy Salta's aromatic Torrontes and classic Cabernet Sauvignons in the north or a meaty Mendoza Malbec in the central region of the country. There are many Argentina wineries that offer exceptional wine tours.

·         Iguazu Falls is a sight to see. The falls were established in 1984 as Natural World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Along with Nahuel Huapi National Park in Patagonia, Iguazu Falls is one of the most frequented tourist sites in Argentina, and for good reason. Visitors can enjoy the awe inspiring views of the falls along with tours, treks, and water sports at their base.

·         Beautiful boutique shops line the streets of Palermo Soho, a hub of the relentlessly creative design district in Buenos Aires. Be prepared for long strolls interrupted by halting stops to gawk at window designs just this side of fine art. Be prepared to gawk a bit at the price tags, too, as these aren’t post-collapse prices. However the amazing shoes and belts, chic skirts and dresses, glittery custom jewelry, and stylish jeans make for a fashionable entrance for similar prices you’d find in a US mall.

·         Enjoying the culture and festivities is another great reason to visit Argentina! A country that is never shy to celebrate, Argentina has many a wonderful festivals. Buenos Aires is a host to festivals all throughout the year including the “The Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Film (BAFICI)”, “Fashion Buenos Aires” which celebrates fashion in a week-long event twice a year, “La Rural” the nation's two-week farm fair and gaucho festival, a gay pride parade, as well as festivals celebrating art, music, tango and more. JuJuy celebrates the “Semana de Jujuy” when the quaint city bursts to life for a week of partying to celebrate its founding.

Argentina is one of the most popular countries to visit in South America and for good reason. It offers limitless opportunities for exploration–from trekking in the Patagonian Andes, sipping coffee on a sidewalk cafe in Buenos Aires, whale watching on the coast, indulging in Argentine beef and wine, to basking in the mists of Iguazu Falls. There is truly something for everyone to enjoy in Argentina.


Travelista Goddess Inc.

Comment

Brazil

Comment

Brazil

There are many factors to consider in choosing an “ultimate getaway.” Whatever we’ll choose eventually, may we not lose the main purpose—to unwind and get awe of these majestic creations. Remember, the main reason to run off from redundant routines is to de-stress, and to discover first-hand our lives are indeed beyond who we are and you can enjoy and d-stress while exploring and embracing the beautiful country of Brazil!

There are plenty of reasons attracting tourist from all over the world to go visit Brazil. Well one top reason is Brazil beaches. More than 2,000 beaches stretch along Brazil's shoreline and more than 1,000 islands dot the Atlantic Ocean within the country's limits. While many of them are densely populated, many are preserved ecological sanctuaries.

And you can’t visit Brazil without noticing the amazing landscapes. The Amazon River and Rainforest and Iguaçu Falls are the most famous natural attractions in a country that has 62 National Parks and hundreds of conservation units. Brazil holds several records for its wildlife numbers and diversity. As one of the responses to the urgent need to preserve seriously endangered natural treasures, ecotourism and responsible travel initiatives are on the rise, making it possible for more travelers to enjoy Brazil in a sustainable way and opening up perspectives for local communities.

The people of Brazil its culture is truly an experience not to miss. For hundreds of years, Brazilian culture has been in the making by people with a very diverse ethnic and cultural heritage. A glorious mix of contributions is imprinted in the culture that generated easily recognizable expressions such as bossa novacapoeira, and the yellow soccer jersey. Strong cultural resilience sustains, for example, the efforts of indigenous peoples and African-Brazilians as they reaffirm their sense of identity through strife. And it's safe to say that the people who have created Brazil are, as a rule, friendly to foreign tourists.

Speaking of culture, Brazil is known for its celebrations and events. Carnival is one of their biggest annual events and it's a countrywide celebration, up-and-coming cities are gradually drawing more attention as options to leaders Rio, Salvador, Recife and Olinda.


So what cities/and destinations to visit while in Brazil? This is a good a question because there so many great places to visit while in Brazil! Below is a list of the top destinations to explore while in Brazil:

1.      Rio de Janeiro City

2.      Salvador

3.      Bahia

Sights

1.      Parque Nacional da Tijuca

2.      Copacabana Beach

3.      Ipanema Beach

4.      Cristo Redentor


Brazil is one the world’s most captivating places in South America! Its white-sand beaches, rainforest and tour sights are a must to see and experience!


Travelista Goddess Inc. 

Comment

Morocco

Comment

Morocco

The Northern Africa Experience!

The world is such a huge mystery with so many places to explore! A kind of mystery designed to be explored and conquered for the extreme travelers. Come and See Morocco!

Morocco offers plenty of amazing places to visit starting with the Casablanca. Casablanca is a bustling city with various entertainment and street vendors. After Casablanca you will want to head to the town of Rabat to visit the Royal Palace and ancient ruins of Chellah. The views of the Ruins are a must see!

But wait…there’s more to see…The Medina which is a city with Fez. The Medina is home to approximately 250,000 Moroccans. The Medina is filled with fresh fruits & spices, pure Argan oil, handmade carpets and of course leather! Yes, you can get your own handmade leather purse, shoes, belts and Jackets made.

You can’t visit Morocco without visiting the Red City! Marrakesh! Marrakesh is one of the best cities in Morocco. It has great restaurants, a variety of entertainment and night life. During your stay in Marrakesh you can indulge yourself with listening to the rhythms in the Square (Shopping center filled with street vendors and restaurants/cafes) and watching the belly dancers at the upscale restaurant called the Taj Mahal. Marrakesh offers a host of activities ranging from live street music, horse-drawn carriage rides, belly dancing performance and historical site tours.

Helpful tips and things to do:

·         Try to visit Casablanca, Rabat, Fez and Marrakesh

·         Take a city tour of Casablanca and Rabat

·         Visit the Medina in Fez

·         Enjoy a dinner show with live music and belly dancers in Marrakesh

·         Don’t leave Morocco without trying Moroccan mint tea

·         Must try Moroccan Chicken Tagine (Lemon and olives)

Coupled with historical background Morocco makes a certain place more enticing to visit first-hand and beyond word of mouth and reviews.  To see it is to believe it! Come and Explore Morocco!

Letta Washington – Travelista Goddess, Inc.

Comment

Bali

1 Comment

Bali

Fall in Love with Bali!

Bali in itself without any explanation is romantic. You can create your own love story and fall in love! Here, romance is considered a way of life. Their beaches have secluded areas for honeymooners and lovers. This island is the place where water, sand, luxury and love meet to form an air of romance. The place is a dream destination for couples looking for a romantic getaway. With unique cuisine, luxurious resorts, plush green forests; Bali is just the place where you can explore your love journey and never get enough!

Along with romance there are plenty of things to do and see in Bali!

·        Bali's central uplands and the Ubud area in particular have much to offer with its green rice paddy expanses and majestic mountain backdrops

·        Kuta is known to have the best nightlife in Bali which is replete with bars, cafes, and nightclubs with the vibes of the crowds spilling out onto the sidewalks, especially along Kuta Beach.

·        Nusa Dua is very much pitched at the luxury traveler an upscale enclave of mostly five-star and beyond hotels and resorts on a lovely stretch of quiet, soft white sandy milky beaches.

·        . Jimbaran's gorgeous white sandy beaches and famous seafood dinners are not to be missed.

·        Seminyak and Legian are known for their shopping outlets, elegant bars and restaurants, and a plethora of high-end resorts and private villas.

Bali is more than just a dream it is a romantic reality. Couples from all over the world often feel they escaped to heaven after visiting this beautiful place. Come visit Bali and have a forever unforgettable dream vacation!

Letta Washington  - Travelista Goddess, Inc.

1 Comment

 West Africa (Ghana, Senegal & Gambia)

Comment

West Africa (Ghana, Senegal & Gambia)

Often at times when people think of Africa they think of a place with exotic wild animals and safaris or a place that’s too far away to visit. Thus, there so much more and each destination has a different story to tell….The continent of Africa is so fascinating, and each country is unique with an array of things to do.

The most visited countries in West Africa for tourism are Ghana, Senegal & Gambia. You can visit all three countries within one trip. Although, I do recommend at least staying 13 – 15 days to allow enough time to explore each place.

Ghana – Ghana is a wellspring of history and culture. It is also known for its nightlife and festivities. One of the best times to go and enjoy yourself is during Christmas season – through the New Year’s. You can visit the historic sites as well take part of the Holiday celebrations.

Historic places to visit & things to do:

-          Cape Coast Castle the slave dungeons (Door of No Return)

-          While in Cape Coast visit Kakum National Park

-          Go shopping in the Ashanti craft village

-          Be sure to visit Bonwire Village, where the famous kente cloth is handmade on looms in a time-honored tradition passed down through generations

Recommended Hotels:

Accra City Hotel, Labadi Beach Hotel, Coconut Grove Beach Hotel, and Golden Bean Hotel (in Kumasi).

Night clubs:

-          Every year, the weekend of New Year’s Eve Labadi Beach has a night beach party

-          Twist Night Club

-          Sky Bar

Senegal & Gambia  – Senegal is home to Lake Retba “Pink Lake” and beautiful white sanded beaches. Along with its stunning beaches, Dakar, the capital is filled with things to do; ranging from street vendors selling shea butter, cloth, wooden carvings, fresh fruits, vegetables and meats, and a host of nightlife options. If you are planning on visiting Senegal, I recommend at least 7 days to be able to site see and experience the cultural. If you visit Senegal, I highly recommend you take a few days to visit Gambia. It’s about a 1.5-hour drive from Senegal to Gambia. However, I do recommend using a professional tour company. It maybe very difficult crossing the boarders to enter and return from each country without a legitimate guided tour company. Gambia is a small west African country with an abundance of history. Gambia’s history is tide to the Atlantic Slave trade. There’s various historic monuments and event small islands  with ruins of one of the British Empire’s slave forts. These ruins are a must see and an unforgettable experience.

Historic places to visit & Things to do:

-          Gorée Island – World Heritage Site of Gorée Island, “Door of No Return” – Atlantic Slave Trade Museum

-          Take a Dakar City Tour

-          Experience a boat ride in Lake Retba (Pink Lake), naturally the lake has a pinkish color caused by a unique combination of high concentration of salts which gives the lake its pink color

-          Visit Wolof & Fulani Village as well as Missira Village

-          James Island – Banjul: Home of Kunta Kinte “Roots Saga” Tour – (in Gambia)

-          Take a Banjul City Tour

-          National Forest of Bandia Safari tour

Recommended Hotels:

Radisson Blu, Hotel Mermoz, Hotel Adjana, Coco Ocean, Keur Saloum, Lamantin Beach Hotel

Food: The local fish dish (Senegalese Fish and Rice – Thieboudienne) is a must try especially on Gorée Island at Chevalier de Boufflers Restaurant.

These three countries display lovely the beauty of West Africa! Its friendly people, gorgeous landscape and rich culture is a life changing experience not to be missed.  

Letta Washington – Travelista Goddess, Inc.

Comment

Comment

Iceland

Once you visit Iceland, you’ll know for yourself the mesmerizing effect that it leaves upon you! Iceland, a Nordic island nation, is defined by its spectacular landscape with volcanoes, hot springs, lava fields and geysers. Most of the population lives in the capital, Reykjavik, which runs on geothermal power and is home to the National and Saga museums, tracing Iceland’s Viking history.

You can visit Iceland anytime and have an amazing time! No matter what your mode and season of travel to Iceland is, the legendary Land of Fire and Ice is a perfect destination for those seeking adventure on a grand scale.  You will be deeply mesmerized by the amazing beauty and mystery of its nature adorned with its magnificent volcanoes and waterfalls, glacial formations and geothermal lagoons.

There’s plenty to do in Iceland including:

·         Seeing the Majestic waterfalls, the warm waters of the Blue Lagoon, Northern Lights, and volcano tours.

·         Whale watching excursions are just some of the charming attractions that awaits you in Iceland

·         Take the Golden Circle Classic tour which begins in Nesjavellir and moves to Þingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and home of Iceland's largest natural lake.

·         Head on to Gullfoss, the most famous waterfall in Iceland, where visitors can see water fall 105 feet down into a canyon and stand so close to the edge that they will feel the mist of the falls.

·         Ice glacier hiking at Sólheimajökull, snorkeling or diving at Silfra and the mysterious beauty of the Aurora Borealis.

·         If you want to relax then head to the most famous geothermal spa in Iceland, where you can swim in the soft creamy blue water or try one of the massages or spa treatments.

It doesn’t take long to discover that Iceland offers various things for couples seeking romance and twist of culture. Whatever you choose to do, your romantic journey in Iceland will be like a fantastic love story!

Letta Washington – Travelista Goddess Inc.

aldeyjarfoss-2676792_1920.jpg

Comment

1 Comment

Without further ado, brace yourselves with this glimpse of spectacular beautiful views of Sydney Australia!

Australia 1.jpg

Have you ever had the feeling of calmness, peace, and excitement during the same time? Well, those were the feelings I experienced while exploring the beautiful city of Sydney. As I walked on the harbor side near the famous Opera House, I could feel the calm breeze from the ocean waves blowing in my hair which was quite nice since it was the beginning of their summer (November) when I visited. Thus, having both sunshine and a calm breeze was very soothing. I absolutely enjoyed my time in Sydney and would recommend others to come explore this remarkable city!

In front of the Opera House!

In front of the Opera House!

The view of Opera House from a harbor cruise.

The view of Opera House from a harbor cruise.

With that being said…if you are thinking about visiting Sydney then you better prepare for great shopping, good tasting food, sightseeing and amazing excursions.

Things to do in Sydney:

-     In the center of Sydney there is a wonderful park called the Botanical Gardens which connects nicely to the leafy suburb of Paddington a few miles away.

-     You must visit Bondi Beach. It’s one of the most famous stretch of sand in the world. This glorious
1-km long sweep of golden sand, with rugged Ben Buckler at its northern end and the Bondi Icebergs to the south, is Sydney’s favorite playground, packed with swimmers, and surfers from all over the world.

-     You can’t leave Australia without seeing the amazing animals that live in Australia.  Taronga Zoo occupies a spectacular setting (75 acres) of landscaped bushland overlooking the harbor. Just above the wharf is the Sky Safari, which carries visitors up the hill, over the enclosures and terraced slopes to the lovely Edwardian Entrance Pavilion and Information Center. The center provides tour information and brochures describing the zoo’s 380 resident species and 2,200 individual animals.

-     Last, but not least, one of the many great places to see while visiting Sydney is the Powerhouse Museum. One of Sydney’s most distinguished and popular cultural institutions, the Powerhouse Museum has an extraordinary array of treasures across decorative arts and design, science, technology, space, transport and social history.

 

Bondi Beach

Bondi Beach

 

Sydney is one of the world’s most amazing cities in the world. No matter what your interests, you can find many fascinating features in Australia’s most populated city! Sydney, Australia welcomes you!

 

 

 

 

1 Comment