Author: Becky Lukovic

Toes in the Sand at Ritz Carlton Cancun

Like you, sometimes The Man and I need to get out of dodge…to have a frosty cocktail delivered to us in our private cabana…to wake up to the azure ocean water….and have some sand decorate our flip flops.  We chose the Ritz Carlton Cancun for our quickie beach getaway and I am so very glad we did! We were only going for a few days, so we wanted to be reasonably close to the airport (no hour long transfers in the cards for us).  Cancun seemed like the logical choice.  I am not typically a big Cancun girl (I...

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Ritz Carlton’s Avocado Margarita

I love a good Margarita!!  If you watched our Facebook Live post this morning, you would have seen our morning cocktail shenanigans involving a blender, an avocado, and tequila.  It was a cold, January morning in The ATL and a beach hat and a Margarita hit the spot!  It was 20 degrees outside and I was freezing….so don’t judge…. The recipe came from a cooking class The Man and I took at the Ritz Carlton Cancun where we sat around a chef’s table sipping margaritas, drinking Mexican wine, and creating fabulous cuisine creations.  I was a bit surprise at...

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Sabi Sabi South African Safari

I spent two glorious nights at the Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge for safari.  It was my first safari and I could not have asked for a better experience!!!!  The small, thirteen suite property is situated right in the bush with animal friends visiting us throughout our stay.  It was common to spy water bucks grazing in the yard just off the terrace, have elephants visit us at dinner….hanging out at the edge of the mist, and have warthogs run across the path in front of us (to which I called out “Hi Pumba! and said warthog stopped, turned, grunted,...

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From My Terrace along the Indian Ocean

Good morning Seychelles and Indian Ocean!! As I sit here on my private terrace this morning in front of the Indian Ocean hearing the resort wake up and the rich sounds of nature surrounds me, my heart is full of gratitude. I wish you could hear the sounds in this post!!! Its a symphony of sound–nature’s call and response. I love my job!!! Even when I am at my desk in Atlanta and not traveling the globe, I truly love my job! Not only do I get to experience the world, I get to inspire others to do the...

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Updated Cuba Travel Regulations

Cuba is hot Hot HOT!  With the appearance of cruise ships this past year, travel to Cuba has been easier than ever.  However, travel to Cuba is a fluid thing with requirements changing year to year.  As of November 9th, the rules have changed a bit again.  This time, travelers must travel with a tour group for a people-to-people program.  Independent travel to Cuba for people-to-people programs are no longer allowed. Below are the specific details according to ASTA: Prohibition on Individual People-to-People Travel: Going forward, Americans traveling under the educational “people-to-people” license will have to do so as part of a licensed tour group, as was the case before last year. In the case of an individual people-to-people trip where the traveler has “already completed at least one travel-related transaction (such as purchasing a flight or reserving accommodation)” prior to the President’s June 16 announcement, such travel will be authorized. No Transactions with Companies Controlled by Cuban Military: Americans will now be prohibited from engaging in direct financial transactions with entities and sub-entities identified by the State Department on the Cuba Restricted List (published November 9th). The list, which includes a number of hotels in Havana and elsewhere on the island, will be maintained by the State Department and “periodically updated as necessary.” However, any travel-related transaction in place prior to the State Department’s listing of any entity or...

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