Hawaiian Islands: Do You Want Vacation in Maui?

For me, the magic of Hawaii comes from the stillness, the sea, the stars.  –Joanne Harris Recently, I read a travel guide about Maui, Hawaii from Travel+Leisure magazine. It doesn’t matter if you’re a seasoned traveler or embarking on your first Hawaiian... READ MORE

London Travel: 7 Reasons to Visit Today

London Travel: 7 Reasons to Visit Today

Admit it. You’ve often wondered about London travel. But now with Brexit, you may be too scared to visit the city. Poppycock!

Push your fears aside, embrace travel to England, and start packing today. If you don’t go, you may regret it. You don’t want that, do you?

There are a wide variety of things to do and see in London, England, from museums to having afternoon tea at a café or in your hotel’s restaurant. I’ve visited the city and haven’t even scratched the surface. It’s why I’ll travel to London over and over again.

Keep reading to learn seven reasons to visit London, England today. Once you’ve finished, you may want to book your vacation as soon as possible.

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10 Postcard Notes to Send to Family and Friends

10 Postcard Notes to Send to Family and Friends

Did you know that sending travel postcards has become a lost art? Well, I’m here to bring it back. People love to receive things in the mail. I mean. Who wouldn’t want to receive an unexpected handwritten note in the mail?

It’s great that you buy your family and friends souvenirs from wherever you’ve traveled. But giving them something more personal, something that may put a smile on their face is so much better. And the fact that you took the time to write and send a postcard may impress them.

Read on to learn the 10 postcard notes you can send to family and friends.

10 Postcard Notes to Send to Family and Friends

Here are 10 postcard notes that you can send to family and friends. They’ll laugh. They’ll cry. They’ll want travel with you because they don’t want to miss out on the fun.

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Why Are Over the Water Suites Popular?

Why Are Over the Water Suites Popular?

Whether you’re a celebrity or not, over the water suites [or bungalows] are popular with travelers; many resort chains are building them.

For example, El Dorado Maroma, A Beachfront Resort by Karisma, was set to offer 60 over the water suites in 2016. Roughly $7 million was budgeted for the project.

Sandals announced that over the water suites at Sandals Royal Caribbean would be ready for sale for arrivals beginning November 15, 2016. The peaceful setting will feature floating water hammocks, glass floors, and more. The Tahiti-style private villas will deliver an immersive journey above the Caribbean’s finest turquoise waters with vibrant marine life.

You’ll feel like royalty because each villa receives its own personal butler. They’ve been trained in accordance to the Guild of Professional Butlers; the same organization that provides butlers to nobility and celebrities.

Doesn’t this sound exciting?

Keep reading to learn the top reasons why over the water suites are more popular now than ever. You’ll want to book your stay as soon as possible.

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How to Stay Safe While Traveling

How to Stay Safe While Traveling

This is my post that was originally published on The Huffington Post.

Admit it.

How to stay safe while traveling may be on your mind. Right? With attacks happening at popular destinations, you may be too scared to travel. But don’t allow fear to ground you. Don’t allow others to take away your power.

Traveling the world or even throughout your own country is a great way to enhance your life. You can meet new people. Learn new things and immerse yourself within rich cultural experiences.

Let’s face it; the world is a wonky place right now. People are fed up with their lives and maybe even the politics and policies of other countries. Thus, they act out and wreak havoc wherever they go. It’s sad.

Unfortunately, you have no control over the thoughts, feelings, beliefs and actions of others. You can only be responsible for you. If you give into others, you’ll only strengthen their control over you. You don’t want that, do you?

I understand that travel may seem scary to you.

When I told my mom and dad that I was solo traveling to the UK, my dad, who served in the U.S. Army, almost had a heart attack. He didn’t want me traveling alone. Why? Because if something happened, he felt that I wouldn’t be able to handle it. After all, he served in the U.S. Army and I didn’t.

While I appreciated my dad’s concern, I knew I would be okay. Why? Because I have street and books smarts.

But my dad traveled with me to the UK. It was the first and only trip we took together. But that’s for another blog post about traveling with family.

Read on to discover how you can stay safe while traveling. You don’t have to remain at home in bed with the covers thrown over you. You can experience safe travels!

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Welcome to the Blackwell Travel Blog

Now that you’ve found the Blackwell Travel blog, you’re probably wondering what kind of information you can expect to find. In addition to blogs about specific destinations, I share some of my insider travel secrets with you. Oh, you didn’t know... READ MORE