Jessica Colley

Holiday-Worthy Restaurants in Aruba

by Jessica Colley on October 27, 2011

Aruba beach

Instead of all the regular cooking and cleaning of the holidays, how about an island getaway instead? A destination like Aruba will not only deliver lovely temperatures and that signature ocean breeze, but also some great places to eat that are worthy of a holiday celebration. A celebration abroad can be just as special as […]


Hot Springs Hideaway in Costa Rica

by Jessica Colley on October 12, 2011

Travelers can choose from a long list of appealing reasons to travel to Costa Rica. Some will be drawn by the picture-perfect beaches while others will want to immerse themselves in outdoor adventure activities. While I was intrigued by the beaches, there was one place up in the mountains that had seized my attention: The […]


New York City Classic Sights

by Jessica Colley on September 22, 2011

In Manhattan, restaurants and shops can sometimes open and close so rapidly, it is impossible to keep up. While there is always something new to discover in the Big Apple, there are also the classic locations that keep us coming back again and again. There’s something about the fall that draws me back to the […]


Fall Festivals in New York City

by Jessica Colley on September 19, 2011

After summer winds down in the Big Apple there are plenty of events for New Yorkers to look forward to. The autumn is packed with festivals in a variety of categories that remind locals and visitors alike that New York is an incredibly vibrant, cultural city. From September through November, some of the most famous […]


5 New York Healthy Restaurants

by Jessica Colley on September 13, 2011

Travelers know that they can get anything, anytime in New York City. As local and seasonal cuisine earns more and more followers, healthy food can now also be added to the anywhere, anytime list — if you know where to look. Across the city there are restaurants that will thrill your taste buds while keeping […]

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Spa Travel in the West of Ireland

by Jessica Colley on September 9, 2011

There are many reasons to travel to the west of Ireland: soaring cliffs, scenic road trips, salmon fishing — and spas? While the western counties of Ireland might have more of a reputation for famous golf courses and outdoor adventure activities than spas, there are five-star hotels here that offer a spa menu to rival […]


Spa Retreat in the Berkshires

by Jessica Colley on September 6, 2011

What makes the perfect retreat? For me, a stellar restaurant and plenty of outdoor activities are essential. For some travelers the cherry on top of a peaceful weekend is a serene spa. Specifically one where there’s no hard-sell on products, just wonderful treatments that leave you feeling revived and refreshed. Blantyre, a country house in […]


A Serene Spa in the Garden of Ireland

by Jessica Colley on September 1, 2011

The best spas are in the countryside. Here’s my reasoning:  just knowing that beyond the doors are fragrant pine trees, beds of flowers, and that fresh country air, I can relax a little bit more during my massage. It is for this reason that the spa at the Ritz Carlton Powerscourt in County Wicklow, Ireland […]

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Planning a Cultural Weekend in London

by Jessica Colley on August 26, 2011

In a sprawling city like London, it can pay to have a game plan for a cultural weekend. One strategy is to choose a genre and pack your weekend with London attractions under a certain topic. This way, you can scratch beneath the surface of the London art scene, get your finger on the pulse […]


Browsing the Portobello Market in London

by Jessica Colley on August 22, 2011

During my first trips to London, days passed quickly in a blur of the Tate Modern, Big Ben, and Westminster Abbey. With these essential attractions under my belt, it was time during recent trips to venture beyond the center of London and seek a more neighborhood feel. One sunny day this summer I woke up […]