My favorite part of Nicaragua was San Juan del Sur which isn't surprising since my trifecta is the ocean, sunshine, and a bikini. Naturally, I was all over this spot. You can take a bus from Granada/Masaya to Rivas (about 2 hours) and then transfer to another bus into San Juan Del Sur. You can also book a shuttle with other travelers, which is the more popular option, and costs around $8, which is a great...

Set aside your assumptions about Naples, Florida! As much as it's a haven for retirees, it is just as much fun for those with young blood looking to let loose. From fitness in the morning to beach time and spa pampering in the afternoon to bar-hopping at night, you'll have a blast! I was there for a week, visiting my best friend, and I'm ready to go back! So grab your besties and check out...

 I moved to San Diego to learn to surf, so it's no wonder ocean playtime is top on my list! Here are some of my favorite surf spots in San Diego up and down the coast! Grab a board and paddle out! [spacer height="10px"] Tourmaline Surf Park I live a block from Tourmo (as us locals call it) so it's almost always where I paddle out. (Pictured above.) The waves are perfect for longboarding, and it's a beach...

When traveling, dealing with an emergency can be tricky. Regardless of how serious it is and what the circumstances are, you’ll want to know how to deal with it effectively and easily. Fortunately, there are many tried and tested tips to keep in mind for your own travels. Here are 5 things you’ll need to do in case of an emergency while traveling. 1. Don’t Panic The most important thing to do immediately in case of an emergency...

Let's talk food! My love for mushrooms is long and deep. I like to think I could live off sauteed mushrooms if needed. So it's not surprising that one of my favorite dishes at the gorgeous, all-inclusive, luxury hotel Casa de Mita in Punta De Mita, Mexico is a mushroom soup that leaves me wanting more! The flavors are rich, the texture creamy; I want to literally jump in the soup bowl. If I wasn't in public...

Every time I walk to the beach to surf, I say a secret, quiet prayer for dolphins to show up. I have this fantasy they pop their snots out of the water and lay their heads on my board. I shriek with excitement as I pet them and coo. Then as I catch a wave, they jump through the water along side me.  We become instant best friends. This has never happened. I always ask...