Category Archives: Travel

The Urbane Urbanite Checks In: The Seven Stars Resort in Turks & Caicos

If I could add an additional 1000 square feet to my apartment at home; swap out the hardwood for marble floors; throw in a master bathroom the size of a NYC studio apartment; and switch my drab view of Papa Johns with crystal clear blue ocean waters, my spot would look just like the rooms here at The Seven Stars Resort in the Turks and Caicos.

I feel so at home here; it’s less hotel, more home away from home.

I soooo needed this getaway. The winter blues began to set in. I was starting to live in my feelings on a daily basis. Again. And just when I was on the brink of an inevitable wall slide, my beloved editor hit me up and asked me to review this beautiful resort.

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Road Trippin’ With The Fellas To Niagara Falls and Toronto

Photo: S. James  Del don’t do road trips. Usually. I have terrible childhood memories of being sandwiched in the back seat of an unairconditioned hooptie, riding down south in the middle of the summer. *Shudders*  So naturally, when talk of a road trip comes up, I’m the first one on the computer looking up a flight to said destination and making plans to meet my travel mates there. In my mind, by the time they get to the hotel completely aggravated, cranky and smelling of automobile, I’m already checked into my room, curled up with a Kindle and enthralled in a good book. Such

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The Urbane Urbanite Checks In: The Sandpearl Resort

My Room With A View Photo: S. James It’s late October, but you’ll be hard pressed to find anyone with the fall blues here in Clearwater Beach, Florida – including me. As I type this, I’m sprawled out on the balcony of my oceanfront suite at the Sandpearl, a world class resort and spa facility that calls The Gulf of Mexico its backyard. And I’m not the only one taking in this beautiful day. There are folks sunbathing on the sundeck near the lagoon swimming pool. The kiddies are playing in the sand. And others are getting their toes wet,

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