Vietnam Part Deux by Globetrotting Guy

You really need to know three things about La Residence, the best place to stay in the history-packed Vietnamese city of Hue. First, it’s beautiful. An art-deco mansion set on the banks of the Perfume River, it used to be the French governor’s residence, and from the wraparound terrace of the Globetrotting Guy’s room, there was a terrific view of the palace where Vietnam’s emperors used to live. Second, the massages are good, and they are cheap; my hour of bliss cost about $35. Third, the cocktails are good, and they are cheap; a gin fizz came in at under five bucks. Continue reading

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Travel Vlogging

I’m about to embark on a 12-day journey to Italy and France, sailing from Rome to Nice. I’m sure I’ll take hundreds of photos, as usual, but I think I need to add some video to my photo collection.

I’ve now owned my flip for six months and haven’t shot a thing! This trip will be the ideal time to use it — and (gasp!), start Vlogging (a.k.a video blogging).

What sort of videos do you want to see? What are some of your favorite Vlogs? I’d love to know as I embark on my new two adventures, my upcoming vacation and Vlogging!

XOXO Travel Girl

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We want to live here.

When I found out my friend/J Public Relations teammate, Molly Leibowitz, was visiting Miraval, the ultimate destination spa in Tucson, Arizona, I was excited for her, and insanely jealous at the same time. I visited Miraval over five years ago, and, to this day, it is still one of the most profound trips of my life. One of Oprah’s favorite places, Miraval is a serene oasis, where a combination of sensational spa treatments and positive mindfulness can truly change your life. I could use a trip right about now.

XOXO Travel Girl

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MIA

The girls at Scarpetta

Me and the Bachelorette on our balcony at The Fountainbleau

I’ve been neglecting Glam Globetrotter lately do to insane (but positive!) amounts of work and traveling. In the past month alone, I’ve been to Aruba and Florida twice, both Miami and Sarasota. I write about travel so there’s just no excuse that I haven’t been blogging!

So, I promise to do better. In the meantime, I thought I’d post a couple of photos from my recent trip to Miami. A 48-hour (13) girlfriend getaway to celebrate a good friend who’s getting married this coming weekend.

My 48-hour fling in Miami included a stay at The Fountainbleau, outrageously-overpriced bottle service at nightclubs,  liv and Wall, cocktails poolside at the W, ample beach time, dinner at Scarpetta and absolutely zero sleep. Maybe that’s why I haven’t blogged? I’m tired. But alas, I’m back!

xoxo Travel Girl

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Free Trip to Vegas?

I love to travel. And I love free stuff. Who doesn’t, right? Which is why I want you to know about Off & Away, a highly anticipated travel site that is giving us the opportunity to travel — for free.

The soon-to-launch site offering exceptional travel experiences is giving away a three-night stay at Wynn Las Vegas and Encore, including all of the amenities to make you feel like a high-roller, even if you’re not. Continue reading

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Globetrotting Guy: Vietnam

The Nam Hai Hotel

I’ve been writing “The Glam Globetrotter” for over six months now, and have yet to include a male perspective. That changes today. “Glam Globetrotters” are both men and women who are seeking stylish, authentic travel experiences around the globe.

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Are you a Lost Girl? I am.

Have you ever had the urge to leave your job, your day-to-day life and all of your materials possessions behind to travel the world for a year? I have. More than once. It was more than a fleeting thought during my mid-twenties, in the midst of my “quarter-life crisis,” and it still lingers in my mind today. However, it would be much more difficult to pick up and go now that I’m in my early 30s and have a husband and a business. My dream today is to be on “The Amazing Race.” I suppose that would be second best to grabbing my husband and embarking on a year-long adventure around the globe. Continue reading

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