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Born To Run

Born To Run

I’m a huge fan of Road Trips, whether it’s a road trip stop-over to admire the Drakensberg Mountains en-route to Durban, taking my “beast” up Sani Pass and even those short 1-hour road trips to Harties… The post Born To Run appeared first on StyleScoop | South African Lifestyle, Fashion & Beauty Blog.

Travel: Key West Road Trip with GMC Terrain Denali  (+ My Favorite Places to Stop)

Travel: Key West Road Trip with GMC Terrain Denali (+ My Favorite Places to Stop)

Last month, I took a little road trip to Key West with my mom and Andy. I absolutely love going to the Keys and try to go any chance I get. It holds a very special place in my heart. I love everything from the laid-back style to the food—hello conch fritters and …

Staycation x The Diplomat Beach Resort, Hollywood, Florida

Staycation x The Diplomat Beach Resort, Hollywood, Florida

I always say that the great thing about living in Miami is that you don’t have to go too far to feel like you’re in paradise. After a busy month, I was long overdue for a little getaway. So thanks to the Diplomat Beach Resort, I headed there with Andy and my mom for a much needed staycation. The resort is located in Hollywood, Florida, just a quick 15 minute drive from my home. The ocean-front resort itself is gorgeous. It recently had a $100 million dollar transformation. After checking in, I headed to my room to relax…

Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona, Spain

The capital city of Catalonia, Barcelona Spain is the second largest city in the country. It is located in the comarca (similar to a district) of Catalonia, along the Mediterranean coast and between the mouths of the rivers Llobregat and Besos. Over the last two decades, the city has undergone an extreme makeover. Today, Barcelona Spain is one of the most dynamic and stylish cities in the world. The summer season is for serious party…

Amalfi Coast Travel Guide (+ Tips for Traveling with Kids)

Amalfi Coast Travel Guide (+ Tips for Traveling with Kids)

The Amalfi Coast was the last stop of my Italy summer vacation. It was also my favorite! After being non-stop for a week visiting Venice, Florence, Pisa, Rome and Pompeii, it was nice to just sit back and relax. This is one of the reasons I purposely left it for last. Here are a few tips to help you plan your own trip to the Amalfi Coast.How to get …

Happy Presidents’ Day

Happy Presidents’ Day

Here are some facts about one of our iconic landmarks…Mount Rushmore. Did you know…? The idea of creating a sculpture in the Black Hills was dreamed up in 1923 by South Dakota historian Doane Robinson. He wanted to find a way to attract tourists to the state. Nearly three million people visit every year. Danish-American sculptor Gutzon Borglum was enlisted to help with the project. The presidents were chosen for their significant contribution to the founding, expansion, preservation, and unification of the country. George Washington was chosen because he was our nation’s …

Travel: My Weekend at the Chesterfield, Palm Beach

Travel: My Weekend at the Chesterfield, Palm Beach

A few weeks back, I had the opportunity to stay at the Chesterfield, Palm Beach. I was there for the ION TV Network holiday party, which was at the amazing Flagler Museum. As some of you might know, I joined ION as the TV host of ION Style last year! While I was there, I was able to enjoy a much needed staycation. It had been almost 6 years that I had been …

The Louvre…Tips on How to Visit

The Louvre…Tips on How to Visit

Louvre Tips by Wendy VanHatten Have you ever felt a museum is intimidating? Have you been to the Louvre? It’s big, it can be exhausting, and it can be so overwhelming you’re not sure what you saw. Here are a few tips to …

Come Walk With Me Through Old Town Prague

Come Walk With Me Through Old Town Prague

I’ve just returned from T-H-E most amazing, 3 day trip in beautiful Prague and can’t get over the beauty and charm of this magical, fairy tale like city of contrasts. I was there attending #BataFashionWeekend, as Prague is the home town of the 123 year old Bata shoe brand. In the coming weeks, I’ll have more content on the fashion show; with an insight into what you can expect to see from Bata (exciting things to come), as well more travel content,  but for today, I wanted to …

Romantic Vacation in Puerto Rico – Enjoying the Island

Romantic Vacation in Puerto Rico – Enjoying the Island

Nearly 500 years old, San Juan Puerto Rico is the oldest capital city in the United States. Throughout its entire five centuries, it has made history and a culture that deserves exploration. More than the place’s rich heritage, it is also home to the world’s most-sought after attractions and panoramic sceneries…

Travel: Top Tips to Explore the Balearics in Style

Travel: Top Tips to Explore the Balearics in Style

From all-night parties to isolated, tranquil sandy beaches, the Balearic Islands is a province in Spain offering a little slice of paradise. Mallorca, Menorca, Formentera, and Ibiza are the largest, but there are also smaller islets to explore. Gather your best gal pals and fly off to the Balearics for some sun and fun. Have the ultimate girls’ night in Ibiza If you’re in the…

A Quick Guide To Mallorca

A Quick Guide To Mallorca

One of the ever-popular Balearic Islands, Mallorca is the perfect location for a quiet romantic holiday or full-on family fun. Where is it? Mallorca is the middle, and largest, of a set of islands set in the Mediterranean off the east cost of Spain. It has a varied terrain, which means that although the majority of visitors come for the coast and beaches, there is a growing interest in the island’s fertile plains and mountainous regions. Where can I stay? …

Who Wants To Go To Italy?

Who Wants To Go To Italy?

Want to go to Italy? by Wendy VanHatten Better question…want to go and learn to cook? I’m in. Looking for a fantastic cooking experience in Tuscany? Recently, I partnered with the owners of Watermill at Posara, Tuscany. This unique setting is the ideal place for their relaxing, inspiring, fun-filled painting holidays and creative writing courses. They also offer unique self-…

ESPA at Acqualina Resort & Spa Royal Spa Suite Review

ESPA at Acqualina Resort & Spa Royal Spa Suite Review

I don’t know about you, but I love massages and getting pampered. I mean who doesn’t right? One of my absolute favorite spas in South Florida is the ESPA at Acqualina Resort & Spa. It’s located in Sunny Isles (a quick 10 minute drive from where I live). I’ve been to several spas in Miami, but I always keep coming back to this one. From the moment you walk through the doors it has that …

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No Money to Travel? Bring the Experience Home

No Money to Travel? Bring the Experience Home

As a foreign language teacher, I think that there is great value in learning about other cultures. Learning about other cultures helps us learn about ourselves, increases awareness of new traditions, and help us form a more cooperative outlook. One of the best ways to learn about new places is by actually going there. We were fortunate enough to travel to Copenhagen and Berlin as a family a year ago. However, for many families, this can be outside of a realistic budget. Here are some ways I bring the travel experience to my students and kids …

5 Reasons you Really Need to Drive when you’re in Perth

5 Reasons you Really Need to Drive when you’re in Perth

Perth, Western Australia. Stock PhotoIf you are going to visit Western Australia, Perth would be the natural place to begin your journey, and with so much to see and do in the region, a vehicle is essential. The sprawling city can be navigated using public transport, but it is both time consuming and very tiring, especially if you are a stranger to the region. Here are just a few reasons why hiring a car makes sense. 1. Public Transport…

My Trip to Medellin, Colombia + Best Things to See and Do

My Trip to Medellin, Colombia + Best Things to See and Do

During the holidays, I had the opportunity to spend one month in Medellin, Colombia visiting my family. I can’t believe it had been almost 14 years since the last time I went. I got to do lots of touristy things and also relaxed at my aunt’s finca (farm house), with absolutely no internet connection. …

Travel: 5 Hidden Gold Coast Gems

Travel: 5 Hidden Gold Coast Gems

The Gold Coast is known for many things – its glorious beaches, its exciting nightlife, weather patterns that are absolutely typical of Queensland’s great south east. But there’s a lot more to Brisbane’s party-animal younger sibling than what you can find in the heart of Surfers …

My 2017 #Goals

My 2017 #Goals

My 2017 #Goals by Ehmonie Hainey – if you enjoyed this post, you can read more at What’s Haute, or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter. Last year, everywhere you looked on social media, it was hashtag everything goals. Relationship goals. Body goals. Bag and shoe goals. Hair goals. Career goals. Life goals. Goals AF. Well, 2016 is over but I’m still all about the goals. It may sound cliché, but I love the …