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Eat and drink your way through the St. Maarten Carnival Village

I say Carnival and you think feathers and bikinis, right? WRONG! Welcome to St. Maarten’s carnival, where the feathers and bikinis take backstage to the music, parties and the food. Oh. My. Goodness. The food!

The island of Nevis

I’m going to Nevis!

My excitement has been almost uncontainable since I received an invitation from our national airline Winair and the Nevis Tourism Authority to attend the Nevis Blues Festival on April 7th and 8th and to spend a few days exploring this gorgeous, unspoiled Caribbean jewel.

What not to ever say to an Endometriosis Patient (1)

I should mention that I actually do not like the word patient. I dislike it as much as I dislike the word victim. It leads to believing that patients and victims are helpless and powerless. Endo sufferers would be a better term and we are definitely not helpless or powerless. We are fighters, we are strong, we are survivors.

March is Endometriosis Awareness month and as a supporter of this campaign as well as a long time sufferer it is my duty to enlighten all of you fine women (and men) reading this blog post right now about this incurable disease, a disease  that continues to affect millions of women and their families.

In just a few days it will be 2017. I’m just gonna sit here and wait till that sinks in.

WTF? 2017!

According to Back to the Future, we should all be driving flying cars and cruising on hover boards by now. 2016 may not have brought us the self lacing shoes or Jaws 10 in 5D but doesn’t mean it wasn’t an interesting year.

Before I started writing this post I went back to the resolutions, or rather promises I made to myself at the end of 2015. Even though we all forget about these resolutions by mid January, I am proud to say that I did accomplish most of the promises I made to myself. Perhaps not exactly as planned but I did travel solo, I did travel more, I was more me than ever, I definitely did more exploring, more blogging and spent more time with my husband. Yoga is the only one I did not get to do this year but who knows, perhaps 2017 will become my yoga year.

December is here and everybody is being inundated with Christmas gift ideas. From what to get your husband, wife or mistress to the right gifts for the mother-in-law from hell or your favorite pooch.

There is one group I have not seen a gift guide for yet and that is the Traveling Island Girl. I am not referring to myself here, although the guide below certainly represents most of what I would like to receive from Santa this year. I am talking about all of the island ladies that travel often, whether it is for business or pleasure as well as the island girl always on the go.

They are fun, they are fearless and they are traveling girls. My favorite combo.

Meet 5 of my current favorite chicks to follow on Instagram. It’s not only their incredibly captivating photos, it’s not the places they have been to (even though those are quite impressive) and it is definitely not the amount of likes or followers they have. These fearless females are everything we as women should strive to be: fearless, determined, daring and independent.

They have paved their way to their own happiness and have created beautiful, tell-all social media accounts and websites to show us all how they do it.

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