JetBlue ByBlue Vacations : Booked in 90 seconds!
Say to a group of travelers, ” Raise your hand if you love going on vacation!” Hands will fly up faster than Muhummad Ali in the ring! Chances are everyone loves a vacation. Now ask the same group of travelers to “Raise your hand if you like to plan your vacation?” You will possibly get the silent treatment. In comes JetBlue with a new premium travel product called ByBlue. Travel Products head of Technology, Ciprian Acatrinei, shared impressive metics regarding the time a traveler receives an offer via email to the time they book is all done within 90 seconds! Andres Barry JetBlue President Travel Products JetBlue By Blue has…
The New York Times Travel Show 2020
The New York Times Travel Show 2020 took place at The Jacob Javits Center January 26th to January 28th. If you own a travel company, created a cool travel product or just aspire to travel, this is the show for you. The Entrace Upon entering the massive showcase please be sure to grab a bag to store all of the information that hundreds of vendors will share with you. This year the bags were green and presented by Dubai. The platinum sponsor were Turkish Airlines which whom I had the pleasure of flying then from Istanbul to Cairo. South Africa was the gold sponsor this year. Greece, Guadeloupe Islands, and…
Magic of Morocco
Discover the magic of Morocco as Kenecia Lashae explores Pretty cities Marrakesh, Fez and Chefchaouen.
Do it for the culture in Cartagena, Columbia
It was the dead of winter in NYC and I needed a quick escape. I circled around the map looking for warm destinations with cool waters. I did a quick search for Cartagena, Columbia and what the google results turned up had me ready to pack my bags and jet out. Visit Cartagena for the culture! One cannot miss the charm of the port city upon arrival. You’re immediately serenaded by the sounds of the Afro-Columbian street music and and exquisite traditional dancers. The movements and the colors alone will have you saying, “Yasssss sis”! Another good reason to visit Cartagena is for the cuisine. I was pleasantly surprise to…
5 reasons to book a Damesly tour today!
After circling the globe for a year I had a story to tell, I just didn’t know where to begin. There were so many significant moments on my journey that I felt overwhelmed about what bits to share. In comes Damesly a female forward tour company which curated a weekend in Denver, Colorado for writers. Here are 5 reasons why you should book a tour with Damesly today! 1. All tours are hand picked with women like you in mind. Kelly Lewis is a modern day maven who has created unique brands around uplifting women in the travel space. You may know Kelly for her annual travel conference called Women’s…
Maldives: Velassaru Islands
To celebrate earning our 200 hour yoga and meditation teacher training certificate in Rishikesh, India we treated ourselves to a luxury vacation. What better place than the Maldives? With lush landscapes, exotics beaches and plus accommodations it was an easy choice. We arrived in Male, Maldives in the afternoon to find a crew member awaiting our arrival. We immediately boarded the boat and headed to Velassaru Resort. The ride was about a half hour with a scenic view of other small islands. In a matter of minutes we were checked into paradise. Our large bungalow was just steps away from the beach. It housed a comfortable living area, king sized…
Gili T: Modern day Woodstock?
I had never even heard of The Gili Islands. Some people described Gili as a modern day Woodstock. With beach parties, delicious cocktails and killer waves being the main attraction. The Gilis are composed of three tiny islands Gili Air, Gili Meno and Gili Trawangan right at the foot of Lombok, Indonesia. To get to these islands from Ubud you pay a tour company to pick you up at you hotel, drive you an hour or so to the harbor, you then take a two hour “fast boat ride” to the island of your choice. We waited an hour to get on a fast boat which would stop at all…
Bali Botanica Day Spa
As I approached Bali Botanica Day Spa in Ubud at 9am I was summoned to the reservations desk by a gentle fragrance. I was greeted by Berto and he made me feel at home immediately. He asked me to trade in my shoes for bright green flippers. He reviewed my service selections and provided me with information for an optimal experience. Berto lead me to the garden where Rudy, my Spa therapist, ushered me to the spa room. The room was clean, fresh and very inviting. It was fashioned with a garden tub, a door less showered, massage table, tools needed for shirodhara and a captivating view. Rudy began my…
5 TIPS TO KNOCK JET-LAG THE F*** OUT!
It’s Friday you just landed and travel has knocked you the F OUT! You have jet-lag! Straight after New York fashion week The #PrettyCityTour jetted to Europe. 7 and a half hours later my plane landed across the pond. I was seeking the Pretty Life on my first trip to London Town and I was met with a beautiful rate sunshine. Apparently, the sun coming out is a huge myth. I found that London has a classic style with a punk rocker grungy edge. The city was royally electric and raging with soul busting out the seems. I just had to see the London eye lite up in the evening…
Paradise Interrupted: Traveling when tragedy strikes
A few years back I made a New Years resolution promising that I would take my mother on a trip out of the country. I didn’t have a preference on where or when to go, but I simply wanted to make it my life’s mission to get this woman out of the USA! I hounded her for months on end to “Get Yo Passport”, so much so that it became my the new way to greet her ” Hey mom, did you “Get Yo Passport?!” One day, out of the blue, I received a picture of a small navy blue book with gold foil embossments. “By George I thing she’s got it”…her passport…
Oh Canada: 24 hours in Montreal
Passport 2 Pretty took a road trip to Montreal, Canada from New York City in just a short 7 hour drive and passports in tow P2P arrived at the Canadian boarder to explore all that Montreal has to offer. I once took the eleven hour train ride on Amtrack but that it is not recommended to the faint of travel heart. If you prefer a quick flight then you will find yourself landing at Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau airport in under two hours. Find out why heading to Montreal is a good idea this summer and see how pretty this city really is. My stay at Hotel 10 was a…
WTF: Women’s Travel Festival 2015
I had the pleasure of attending the Women’s travel festival in San Francisco, California and meeting the founder of The Women’s Travel Fest, Kelly Lewis. This was a great experience for me because there are times when I share my travel experiences with other women and more often than not I get reactions such as ” Weren’t you scared?” or “Isn’t traveling alone as a woman dangerous?” I immediately think to myself WTF!?!?! I wanted to connect with other awesomely brave women and hear how they overcame, fear, obstacles and naysayers! Kelly Lewis is the founder of the Women’s Travel Fest. She’s also the founder of Go! Girl Guides, which…