Have you ever wanted to try a cooking class while traveling? I took a macaron baking class one spring in Paris and it was a great new experience in a city I had visited several times before. I would love to try another cooking class in other destinations. Here are some ideas!
First, take a look at the cooking school where I took my macaron class, La Cuisine in Paris. They offer many classes in English and the instructor was terrific.
Food, wine, and Tuscany? Yes, please.
Maybe take a class with Gwyneth? These look amazing...although also a bit extravagant!
Wow, did the Half Moon Resort have beautiful landscaping and gardens. Lush greenery and flowering plants were everywhere you looked. I saw two colors of ginger flower, many different varieties of hibiscus, as well as other tropical flowers, not to mention the amazing shades of green found in the foliage throughout the resort.
The gardens surrounding the Fern Tree Spa also included gorgeous water features- a pool and a wall fountain. The running water is a clever way to make the treatment rooms restful, as other sounds are smoothed over by the relaxing sounds of the fountains. At the back of the spa garden, there is also a labyrinth laid out in stone. What a peaceful spot!
Have you been wondering about reef safe sunscreen?
What is it and why should you should you use it?
You may have read that Hawaii and Key West are implementing bans on the sale of certain sunscreen ingredients in order to protect their reefs. Many scientists now believe that oxybenzone and octinoxate are killing the world's coral reefs. I've rounded up a few articles below with great information and lists of various products that do not contain these two ingredients, or the nano particles that are also harmful. And guess what? The ingredients that are not good for the health of our oceans can impact our health as well.
Over the last few years, I have been trying many brands of cleaner, healthier beauty products. One brand I have come to love is Beautycounter. I love it so much that I signed on to be a consultant! If you are looking for some clean beauty swaps, I highly recommend Beautycounter. Some of the best products for travel are highlighted below. All are available at
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