In April, 2020. I launched ConsciousTraveler.CO. A travel blog focused on sustainable luxury tourism, unique experiences, travel tips and trends. I hope to inspire people to travel again...so much depends on it.
A Traveler’s Tale and A Little Black Book
The ferry finally arrived at the Greek island of Ios. Maggie and Nicole had been rocking the waves since 6:00 am that morning. They are on the last leg of their backpacking trip through Europe. They were both experiencing a mix of emotions. “Wow, finally the last leg of our trip.” And “Oh, bummer this is the last leg of our trip.”
The Betsy Hotel, Miami Beach, Illuminates Literature, Art & Music.
The Betsy Hotel is a luxury boutique property on the iconic street, Ocean Drive, in Miami Beach. The building’s architecture is Floridian-Georgian. Completed in 1942, used as a barrack for the Air Force during WWII. In 1970, it was listed on the National Registry of Historic Places.
Bitcoin. The Great Work Around.
Before I started writing, I led a customer service team. We worked in a complicated, outdated reservation system. The goal was to provide resolution for our customers. So, you know what we did? We worked around the system. We created shortcuts to make it right for our customers. We added things here, and toggled things there. We made phone calls and negotiated out of expensive errors. The point is, our team did whatever it took to make sure our customers got what they paid for. We were successful and won awards for our accomplishments. I can’t help but think, on a much larger scale, this is what was going through the mind of Bitcoin’s creator. We need a work around. A better form of currency. A way to create an even playing field around the globe, without the interference of large banks and government regulation. It’s the great workaround.
6 Days in St Thomas, United States Virgin Islands (USVI)
The United States Virgin Islands consist of St Thomas, 32 square miles, St John, home to the Virgin Island National Park and St Croix 84 square miles. The Islands were discovered in 1493 by Christopher Columbus, and ultimately owned by Denmark. They were known as Danish West Indies. The Virgin Islands have a long history of slavery, sugar cane, and even pirates. In 1917 they were purchased by the United States for 25 million dollars and are a United States Territory. Currently if you are a U.S. citizen a passport is not required for entry.
11 Unique Gift Ideas. Shop Fair Trade this Season.
We all know someone, a family member or friend, who is conscious about protecting our ecosystem. They love and appreciate those handmade items. They shop at the local farmers market on the weekend. They may be vegan or perhaps they just take the time to really care about their purchases and value where they come from.
12 Essential Tips When Traveling During COVID-19 (2020).
I know this could be construed as a controversial topic. What? You’re traveling during COVID-19? I decided to write this article after a recent visit to St Thomas. In November, 2020, My husband and I took the risk and went away to the Caribbean for 5 nights and 6 days. On this journey we found out….people are traveling. So, why not put together some tips for the would be travelers? The ones that are willing to get back out there and travel again.
A Sustainable Resort Grows in Brooklyn
The 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge. A sustainable luxury resort located on the waterfront in Brooklyn heights, overlooking breathtaking views of the historic Brooklyn Bridge and downtown Manhattan. 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge is a LEED certified property. (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)
She Stands Tall and Proud. Overlooking the Hudson River. The Historic Thayer Hotel, at West Point.
Perched on the mountains overlooking breathtaking views of the Hudson River sits the majestic The Historic Thayer Hotel, at West Point. Approximately a one hour drive from New York City.