Thursday, October 23, 2014

Beach of the Week: Fraser Island, Queensland, Australia

Miles of beaches on Fraser Island

Off the coast of Queensland, Australia lies a very unique place: Fraser Island.  In fact, it is so unique and beautiful that it is a UNESCO World Heritage site.  It is the largest sand island in the world, and boasts 155 miles of beaches!  In addition to the gorgeous beaches, it has rainforests, pristine freshwater lakes, a shipwreck, tall cliffs and mesmerizing dunes.

Staying on Fraser Island could take many forms: be it a luxury resort, a family cabin, or a camping trip.  Activities abound: fishing, hiking and wildlife viewing are popular ways to enjoy the natural beauty of this island. 

Enjoying the beach is a must!  For a special beach experience, try the shores of freshwater Lake McKenzie.  The sand is pure white silica – striking to look at, and silky soft to walk on.  The water is clear as can be and tinted in dreamy blues and greens.  For a beach adventure, take a drive on 75 Mile Beach.  This long (yes, 75 miles long) stretch of beach is actually a highway, and even a runway for small aircraft.  The scenery is breathtaking, and wildlife sightings, including sharks and dingos, are common. 

What island would you like to escape to today?

SolEscapes helps you get ready for your dream warm weather vacation!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Beach of the Week: Ipanema Beach, Rio de Janeiro

Ipanema Beach
Ipanema Beach in Rio de Janeiro

This week’s beach has its own soundtrack!  Take a moment to find your favorite rendition of “Girl from Ipanema”.  Are you in the bossa nova groove now?  Great, let’s take a virtual trip to Rio, and talk about Ipanema Beach.

Ipanema Beach is as sultry and gorgeous as its namesake song.  Between its fine sand, blue sea, dramatic mountain backdrop and multitude of beautiful people, Ipanema is lush with eye candy.  It attracts a diverse international crowd, and boasts a relaxed, soulful ambiance.   Vendors, cafes, bars, and restaurants abound, meaning a cool caipirinha is always in reach.

Have you been to Rio?  What’s your favorite beach there?

Beach lovers need great sun protection, and SolEscapes has it covered!


Sunday, October 12, 2014

Style: Versatile BLOQUV Cover-ups Are Great for Cooler Weather Too

We’ve already talked about how versatile BLOQUV cover-ups are.  They can be worn as shirts, tunics, or dresses, they can be worn out of the water… or even IN the water.  That’s a lot of jobs for one article of clothing!  Turns out, we weren’t done.  Let’s check out how a BLOQUV tunic keeps performing, even after those summer beach days are long gone!

Take it for a walk.  Put that awesome sun protection to work as you walk the neighborhood or hike your favorite trail.  It’s a great layer for a cooler day, easily removed and tied around the waist once you’ve warmed up.  Add some tights, walking shoes and a great visor or sun hat and you’ll be walking pretty!   

Sporty-cute.  Lengthen your BLOQUV to tunic or dress length, then put on a pair of the fun patterned leggings that are so on trend this Fall.  Add some comfy flats or cute sneakers, and you’re ready for a full day of running errands and taxi-ing kids around (make sure to fit in a rejuvenating coffee date with a friend too!)

Gym wear.  During cooler weather, a BLOQUV cover-up is the perfect layer to wear while working out.  Its accessory pocket will hold your phone or music player so you’ll have music to motivate you as you work it out on the treadmill.  Once you’ve worked up a good sweat, the zip at the neck makes for quick and easy removal.

That is one adaptable piece of clothing!  How do you like to wear a BLOQUV cover-up tunic?

BLOQUV Cover-up Tunics