Thursday, March 31, 2016

TGIF! Let's talk shoes!

Hey Jetsetters! TGIF! It's Fun Findings Friday!

We recently travelled to Orlando for Spring Break! Standing in lines for up to 2 hours on rides can be brutal on your feet! While in line, we spotted a group of friends what all had on the same sandals in different colors! The inner shoe diva in us prompted us to ask, where did they get those shoes! They were called Solillas. The girls told us the shoes were so comfy!  Comfortable doesn't always equal cute, but these shoes are so cute! These shoes will definitely be on our Christmas lists this year!

For more information on Solillas, click here:

What's your favorite shoe to travel in? Let us know in the comments below!

7 Reasons why you should travel internationally in your 20s

Congratulations- You made it to your 20s. Whether you are a junior in college trying to figure out the meaning of life, recent college grad with your first real job or in your late 20s still trying to figure out the meaning of life, travel is something you should be looking at. Not just traveling a few miles to visit your grandparents but perhaps international traveling. Here are 10 reasons why you should experience international travel during this impressionable time period.

1. Everything else will seem achievable
Kind of like when you were in college and had a 22 page thesis paper to write and afterwards you felt invincible? Well the same rush you got then, you will experience after your first international trip. There are so many stress factors and fears involved when some people travel internationally. It may be the fear of an unknown place or stress about how you will concur your first 12- hr flight. Once it's done you will realize it wasn't that bad! If you could handle your first solo trip to Africa you should be able to talk to your boss about a promotion!

2. You've made it across the stage
You worked hard the last few years- congrats! What reward would be better than taking time to visit a new place. Maybe you had class with a cool Parisian and it has sparked your interest in all things Paris! Take a few months and see the world before you make it into the real world.

3. Makes you well-rounded
Yes sure there are a lot of things you can do without ever leaving your hometown that could make you a well-rounded person. What fun would that be? International travel is a fun way to becoming that well-rounded individual everyone knows!

4. Not in your career yet
Depending on where you are in your journey through your 20s you may not be in your career yet. This is the perfect time to see the world. You don't have any work obligations that will interfere with you enjoying yourself.

5. No real adult obligations
We all know that the older you get the more "obligations" you acquire. International travel can be expensive, which makes it harder with the more obligations you have. You may get a house, buy a car, start a family-these are all some serious obligations! Not saying that once you acquire all of these fabulous things you can't travel. However, you should enjoy a little world traveling before fully committing to adulting.

6.The world is no longer a mystery (or scary)
Let's face it, often times you will read, see or hear things about places and think "Oh God, I'm never going there." Don't let the world (or media) determine where you will and will not go. Do your research. Take the trip. Explore other lands and learn more about the world so you can make an informed decision when it comes to world history, news culture etc.

7. Add character to your Resume/CV
You may have taken a break after college to apply to a professional program (medical/dental school, business program etc.), so a mission trip to Haiti or taking business classes abroad in Shanghai would make you a competitive applicant! Putting on your application that you spent a year or 2 in Barcelona improving your Spanish screams driven, motivated, cultured, and independent!

Of course there are a ton of reasons why anyone should travel abroad, but if you need a short list of reasons to convince your parents just give them ours! What are some other reasons 20somethings should travel abroad?


TBT: Travel Mad Libs

In honor of Throwback Thursday, we are highlighting one of our fun + older post: Travel Mad Libs. Hope this Mad Lib adds a touch of humor to a rather long work week!

From March 16, 2011:

March Madness: Travel Mad Lib!
Do you remember the word game MAD LIBS? Well, I don't know if many of you remember or have ever played--but you are first asked to list a series of words (nouns,verbs, and adjectives etc) and plug them into a story! Well in keeping up with the MADNESS of MARCH, here is a Travel Mad Lib (that I found on a travel blog).Enjoy!
My travels began a year ago when I was __biking_____ and praying to ____God_______ in the washroom. Because of my ___dog_____, I realized how much I hated my life and decided right then and there to quit my job as a __rockstar_____ and travel on a journey to ____London_____, ___Thailand_____, and _China____ by _____jet______.In __London__ I learned to speak ___Creole____ which came in use when I had to escape a mob of angry ___Puerto Ricans____. Then I met this cute guy/girl who kept hitting on me but I was too busy eating _____pizza___ to care. In fact, I ate so much that I can't fit into my _____underwear___ anymore!
Next I traveled to ____Thailand_______ where I decided to get in touch with my spiritual side. I visited the ___Cathedral______ daily but all I could really think about was what I'm going to do now that I can't fit into my clothes anymore. Luckily I bumped into ____Obama___ one day and we spent a day bonding together by shopping at
____H&M______.Lastly, my travels took me to _____China_____ where I raised $_____3______ by selling ____table___ to buy a house for a friend. I was also invited to a party where I met a lot of expats from ____Kenya___ . It was there when I met a really attractive ____Australian___ and fell madly in love. As a result, I don't have time to write anymore because I haven't been out of the bedroom in days....
If you wish to know what I've been doing in said bedroom (*wink wink*), buy my sequel - it comes out in
____2012____ !
Mad libs are easy to create- and if you are real creative, you can use this as an invitation for a destination wedding, bachelorette party, or even planning a romantic getaway!

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Wanderlust Wednesday: Malawi

My my do we have a treat for you- today's Wanderlust Wednesday takes us to Malawi!

Landlocked in southeastern Africa, Malawi is home to some of the best natural wonders including Mount Mulanje and Nyika Plateau. If you want to get lost in wildlife and culture, pursue a mission trip-enjoy a romantic adventure with a loved one, Malawi is just for you!

Where to stay?

It wouldn't be right if we went to Malawi, and did not stay at one of their top resorts! Since opening in 2000, Kaya Mawa, has received several notable awards. From the top 10 Most Romantic Places in the Word to the 3rd Best Beach Property in Africa (2013), Kaya Mawa has a lot of appeal to attract any traveler. You can partake in water activities, enjoy beautiful views, spend a day at the spa or relax on the beach. And the food? Well if you're a foodie, there is something for you too- freshly prepared food that is sure to soothe the soul! It is no wonder this resort has received so many awards!

What should we see?

Glad you asked! As mentioned before, Malawi is known for it's beautiful landscape and wildlife! While you are there, get beautiful pictures of Mount Mulanje. Towering at almost 3,000 meters, it is the highest mountain in central Africa. Get your cameras ready!

Next stop is Nyika Plateau National Park! This is Malawi's largest park. It also has one of the highest densities of leopards in central Africa! You can explore Nyika with conventional 4x4 excursions.

Last but certainly not least, is Lake Malawi. Also known as "Lake of Stars", this is one of the largest lakes in the world. This picture above doesn't do it any justice!

What are some other activities?

Just like any other place where this water, beach and wildlife, you can enjoy other activities like Safaris (try Vwaza Wildlife Reserve), snorkeling, water skiing, boat trips etc. If you are into culture, get into the arts! There are plenty of music, dance and theatre shows to see. Or if you want to travel with a purpose like JSD's Joy, you can always visit Malawi for a mission trip!

JSD's Joy in Malawi September 2015

Malawi truly has something for everyone! Well, we hope you have enjoyed this edition of Wanderlust Wednesday!

Photo credit for Kaya Mawa- official website.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Wanderlust Wednesday! Festival Edition

Spring is finally in session and that usually means an abundance of festivals! Who doesn't love a good festival?! With the beginning of spring there will be tons of festivals to attend between now and later on in the year, so let's dedicate this Wanderlust Wednesday to Festivals!
I could festival everyday!

Holi Festival

Known as the Festival of Colors, this ancient Hindu religious festival is primarily observed in India and Nepal. Depending on how you want to celebrate Holi (from traditional rituals to modern day dance parties) that would determine where in India you could celebrate Holi. What is so great about Holi, is that while it is a religious festival, it has been celebrated by people of all religious backgrounds, uniting people from all over the world. JSD would head to Delhi, so we could attend the Holi Moo Festival!

Afropunk Paris
Afropunk is not only an annual music festival but it has been noted as a cultural movement. New York times has described it as one of the "most multicultural festivals in the US"! Since 2008 it has been traditionally held in Brooklyn. As of 2015 it had expanded to Atlanta and for 2016 it is heading to Paris, France. What a way to experience all this festival has to offer- music, culture, empowerment and fashion! Most of all, you get to enjoy it this year in one of the most visited cities in the world.
Afropunk Fashion


 The Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival (Coachella) is sure to be on any ultimate festival lover's bucket list. Held annually in April in California, this music festival features several genres such as rock, indie, hip hop, and r&b. You can expect to hear performances from major artist and see some hip fashions from the attendees. Where to stay for Coachella? If you want the ultimate post-college living experience, you can choose on-site camping!
Love a good matching set!
Essence Festival

The Essence Music Festival is an annual music festival held every year in New Orleans. Essence has announced that it is expanding the festival to Durban, South Africa! Talk about amazing! Durban is South Africa's third largest city and has some beautiful beaches along what is called the Golden Mile. While you're not attending the festival, you can take a stroll along the beach or visit some of Durban's many attractions like the uShaka Marine World or one of their many museums and local restaurants. A stay at the Beverly Hills Sun Intercontinental wouldn't be bad either!
Beverly Hills Sun Intercontinental Durban

 Festivals are an adults playground---we never want them to end! What festivals do you have your radar for 2016?


Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Travelista Tuesday T-shirt Giveaway!

Happy Tuesday, Travelistas! Today, we celebrate all who love travel just as much as we do! In honor of our boutique's opening day. We want to give away this shirt. Here's how to enter!

1. Like our fb page if you haven't already- JetSetting Divas, LLC
2. Share any post that we've posted
3. That's it!
The winner will be announced Friday at 3pm!

Friday, March 18, 2016

Fun Findings Friday!

Hey Jetsetters! TGIF! It's Fun Findings Friday! Today we want to highlight something that every member of JSD Jet Setting Divas carries with them every day. It helps us stay organized in style and aids in planning our days and our upcoming travels…. It's the Happy Planner! me & my BIG ideas has the best planners! We are obsessed with the stickers, washi tapes, etc! #happyplanner #mambi #organizedinstyle #creative #travel #wanderlust #jetsetter #vacation #jetsettingdivas

Happy Friday!

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Guest Post: Cheat Sheet for Lazy Skincare Routine

Hello Jetsetters!

Today we have a guest post from Roxana at StylebyAsia and High Stylife. She is a lifestyle consultant and is here today to share her Cheat Sheet for a Lazy Skincare Routine. We hope you find her information helpful and informative, and even incorporate some of the tips before and during your travels abroad!

Cheat Sheet for Lazy Skincare Routine Peeps
Dermatology is a branch of medicine which is getting better and better day by day. Today, with not so much effort, you can look young, healthy, your skin can glow, and you won’t have any problems with your skin. From different kinds of creams, chemical peels, botox, fillers, etc. you can look amazing.

“Oh my God, I have a date tomorrow and I have a huge zit on my nose! What should I do?” Zits are one of the most common skin problems that people have. You should not touch it or try to squeeze it, because you can prolong their healing time and it may get more infected. Also, it can leave scars, so you should avoid it. You should use face masks that fit your type of skin once a week, you can use some kind of cream for pimples, or you can take a cortisone shot and the zit could disappear within 24 hours.

Aging of your skin and getting grey hair could be one of the scariest feelings which you have and final realization that you are not getting any younger. Although it is not a fast treatment you can make aging a bit slower. You have laser skin resurfacing which is good for treating sun-damaged skin and it can reduce the fine lines and acne scars, and most of all you can get more youthful look back and it doesn’t take much for the recovery, or you can have a fraxel laser treatment, which can help you with acnes and wrinkles. You can also get an IV treatment filled with vitamin C and B, vitamin mixture altogether and you will be glowing.

Chemical peels, botox and fillers
Although you would need more time for recovery in the end of the process your skin will be regenerated, smoother and less wrinkled. Chemical peels remove the top layer of your skin, so the acids remove everything that is not welcome. On the other hand, you can have a botox. When injecting the botox into your system, you are blocking the nerves to the muscles, thus flattening fine lines and wrinkles.  Fillers are usually used for improving fine lines around your eyes and mouth. However, you should always pay attention on how much you are taking.

Electric facials and laser hair removal
Electric facials are used to boost up radiance, to kill acne bacteria, to wipe out dark circles etc.  It’s simple, you let the doctor run electricity through your face, and you can see the results almost right after the intervention. If you are bored with shaving, tweezing or waxing and you want to have more permanent results, you should try laser hair removal.
Creams and other routines
Dry skin
Everything depends on your skin type - which cream you would use, which routine, for how long etc. If you have dry skin, you’re having problems with itching, redness, cracking etc. and you should use more moisturizes that can help repair your skin and the best way is to use something natural with calming ingredients, without any alcohol which would only cause the irritation.
Every morning when you wake up, after washing up and brushing your teeth you can use some kind of cleanser which removes the oil, dirt or makeup, because it just isn’t  enough to wash your face with water. It is fast and it doesn’t take much of your time. Your skin will look and feel smoother and it will look healthier. And then after cleaning your face you can use some kind of anti-aging cream which fits your type of skin and your age.

All in all, you should take care of your skin no matter how much time you have, or if you are feeling bored and lazy there are routines and treatments that can help you. Everybody wants to look young and beautiful, so give it a try.

A big thanks to Roxana for stopping by and sharing her tips! Don't forget to visit her pages and also share your skin care tips below!


Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Travelista Tuesday!

This week's, Travelista Crush is … Oneika the Traveller! We are green with envy over the number of countries she has visited…over 80 countries!!! Girlfriend, must have some serious airlines points!!! We truly admire her! Make sure you check out her Facebook page and website! We are certain, she will become your Travelista Crush too! For more information, click here:

Who is your Travelista Crush? Have you ever admired someone who is constantly traveling and going to the most exciting places? Wish you could trade places with them? We can totally relate! We love to travel and recognize there are some ladies out there racking up some serious airline points! They are jet setting to some of the most interesting places in the world! We want to highlight these travel divas in hopes you will connect with them! Contact us at or send us a message on Facebook!

Friday, March 11, 2016

Solo Travel: Yay or Nay?

If you love travel, then you probably surround yourself with people who love it as well. If this is the case, you've probably been told how much fun Solo Travel can be. People say it's liberating; some say it's a must for every nomad. If you are on the fence about Solo Travel, read on to see why it may be an inevitable but enjoyable experience!

You get to vacay on YOUR time

You get to vacay according to your own rules! You may want to sleep late, and tour the city after breakfast and yoga by the beach. Or perhaps you want to spend the day wandering throughout museums, or reading french books on the sidewalk in Paris. Whatever you want to do, you can. 

You will find the world is not as scary as people make it

Traveling along forces you to meet new people and potentially make new friends. Through this experience you will find that people all over the world can be genuinely nice! Having experienced talking with a native in a foreign country will allow you to make your own educated judgement on the people of the world. You may even leave feeling more connected to a place than before, if you engage with locals.

Yes, it is liberating

There is nothing more liberating than doing something major on your own with no help! Like the first time you rode your bike without training wheels or swam without a life jacket, solo travel is the first time you will ever conquer the world (or your own backyard :)) by yourself! Imagine how liberating and empowering that would feel. Coming back from a summer in Europe by yourself- you basically could tackle anything after that!

So now that you have 3 solid reasons as to why you should venture into Solo Travel, here are some helpful tips:
1. Stay Connected- With smartphones and a ton of apps, it's easy to stay in touch with loved ones and friends while abroad. Download apps like Snapchat, Whatsapp, Periscope to chat and share videos in realtime. This way you won't feel totally alone.
2. Meetups- You won't be the only one traveling solo! While you're away, search for meetup groups (e.g. to see if there is a gathering for people visiting the town.
3. Talk to the locals. If you are in the coffee shop or at a restaurant, ask the waiter/waitress the best places to meet new people, people watch etc. Or ask them their favorite thing to do in town. This will make it feel like home away from home instead of you being an outsider in a foreign land.
4. Try solo in your own country first. If you have never done solo travel within your own country first, try taking a solo trip to the neighboring town or visit a different coast if you're feeling spontaneous! Test the waters before you go head first into international solo travel.

So, how about adding Solo Travel to that ever growing bucket list?!


Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Man Crush Monday

Whether for work or leisure Real Men Travel! Our #MCM for travel is a natural on the field in every continent he visits. From Australia to Europe to Africa he's working hard and enjoying this World. #Perrybaker aka #speedstick11 is an all around #MCM for travel. #usa #usarugby

Travelista Tuesday!

Hey Jetsetters! Travelista Tuesday is back… Whoo hoo!

This week's, Travelista Crush is … Arden Joy, founder of Girls Who Travel! We stumbled across this site and immediately fell in love! This online community is all about empowering women to travel and see the world safely! The site features all sorts of trip information and tips! There is information from health and safety tips to packing checklists! For more information on, Girls Who Travel, visit..!

Who is your Travelista Crush? Have you ever admired someone who is constantly traveling and going to the most exciting places? Wish you could trade places with them? We can totally relate! We love to travel and recognize there are some ladies out there racking up some serious airline points! They are jet setting  to some of the most interesting places in the world! We want to highlight these travel divas in hopes you will connect with them! Contact us at or send us a message on Facebook!

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Wanderlust Wednesday: Spa Retreat at Parrot Cay by COMO

Ahhh! Alas, Wanderlust Wednesday has returned and boy do we have a treat for you! After an extra day of work in February, how does a retreat to Parrot Cay by COMO in Turks and Caicos sound?? If you are looking to escape the fuss of work and focus on mind, body and soul this would be the perfect Spa Retreat for you.

Destination: Parrot Cay by COMO

Located on the beautiful island of Turks & Caicos, Parrot Cay by COMO offers beautiful villas & houses, and plenty of activities that are good for physical, mental and spiritual balance. All of the rooms, suites, and beach villas have great interiors, plenty of natural light and COMO's service ethic. Most of the villas and houses have their own private pools with most of them offering direct beach access!

What to do while at Parrot Cay?

The purpose of your visit to Parrot Cay is to relax and unwind! They offer holistic therapies, yoga, diving, bicycling and kayaking to name a few. 
They have a COMO Shambhala Retreat, that offers "Asian-inspired treatments, including Ayurveda, aromatherapy and Pilates."

Spa Reception Area at Parrot Cay

View from a villa at Parrot Cay
Well, doesn't this sound relaxing and inviting? Think about listening to the waves hit the shore as a cool breeze circulates throughout your villa.........Ahh. Okay time to get back to work!


photo credit: Parrot Cay by COMO

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Travelista Tuesday!

Hola JetSetters!

Travelista Tuesday is back!

Who is your Travelista Crush? Have you ever admired someone who is constantly traveling and going to the most exciting places? Wish you could trade places with them? We can totally relate! We love to travel and recognize there are some ladies out there racking up some serious airline points! They are jet setting  to some of the most interesting places in the world! We want to highlight these travel divas in hopes you will connect with them!

Our Travelisa Tuesday crush goes to Travelettes! Besides their super cute logo, we love that this online magazine is for women who love to travel! Check out their website here:

See you next Tuesday!