Thursday, March 9, 2017

Beach of the Week: Hanalei Bay, Kauai

Hanalei Bay, Kauai Hawaii
Hanalei Bay Pier

Two miles of dreamy Hawaiian beach, backed by verdant island mountains: do we have your attention?  Hanalei Bay is a favorite spot for many.  For families, the water is often shallow and gentle, making it a good swimming spot for children.  A long pier stretches into the water, the perfect place to daydream about the Pacific and snap some (postcard worthy) pictures.  Hanalei is favored by surfers too, which are so fun to watch, even if you choose not to join them!  Popular food trucks frequent the parking lot; sounds like all we need to do is grab a bite to eat, a patch of sand, and relax!

What’s your favorite beach in Hawaii?

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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Packing Smart: Top 10 Reasons to Pack a Travel Beach Towel for your Vacation

beach travel towels
  1. SPACE in your beach bag.  SolEscapes Travel Towels are so teeny-tiny when folded up that four travel towels take up the same space as one typical beach towel.
  2. Everyone gets their own!  Since they’re lightweight, and pack so compactly, you can bring one for each member of the family.  
  3. No skimping on size.  When opened up, these puppies are 40” by 70”, that’s generous even by beach towel standards (and, ahem, larger than most loaner towels). 
    4 Travel Beach Towels vs. 4 Typical Beach Towels
    4 Travel Beach Towels vs. 4 Typical Beach Towels
  4. Planes are cold.  Plane blankets are… weird.  And possibly not super hygienic.  A travel beach towel, tucked in a carry-on, makes a cozy, clean and roomy blanket for your plane ride.
  5. Picnic, anyone?  Travel towels are great portable picnic blankets!  Throw one or two down, preferably in sight of a gorgeous view – and voila! – a lovely place to enjoy your romantic cheese & wine spread. 
  6. Style - don’t leave it at home!  Bring gorgeous colors, whimsical sea-lifeprints and soft, supple fabric with you on your dream vacation!
  7. No more soggy towels!  Microfiber dries quickly, so you won’t have to pack heavy, wet towels around.
  8. Great in-a-pinch blanket.  When kiddo gets chilly at the enthusiastically air-conditioned restaurant, whip a travel towel/blankie out of your bag before the shivering gets too dramatic.
  9. Instant clean surface.  Ya know when you want to sit on the bench, but the bench looks a little … iffy?  Travel towel to the rescue! 
  10. Zip-zap-dry.  The microfiber fabric is a quick-drying champ!  It will have you dried off and ready for your poolside lunch in moments.

For in-depth information about travel towels and other essential warm weather travel products, see the Pick & Pack Advice section.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Beach of the Week: South Water Caye, Belize

South Water Caye, Belize
Like a dream: Southwater Caye, Belize
Sometimes you just need to commune with nature.  Why not do it in a spot as beautiful as South Water Caye, an island off the coast of Belize?  Situated atop the Belize Barrier Reef, the snorkeling and diving here are supreme.  You can snorkel right off the beach, finding a rich array of colorful fish and sea life.  Arrange a dive trip, and further explore the reef and deep blue sea.  

After your aquatic adventures, head to the beach.  The beaches on South Water Caye are, quite simply, heaven.  The fine white sand, the Caribbean blue water, and the tropical tranquility will lull you into a nap in Paradise.

What’s your favorite place to snorkel?


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Sunday, July 10, 2016

Fabulous Fedoras for Summer

Fabulous Fedoras for Summer
Fedora Sun Hats - just what your summer wardrobe needs!

Looking to add some pep to your warm weather wardrobe? A stylish sun hat is a key element to summer dressing.  For a fun take on sun hats, look to fedoras!  The fedora style hits the balance of playful fun and time honored classic; it suits so many situations.

Fabulous Fedora Styles

Sammy D | Those stripes though!  It comes in the cornflower blue shown as well as a pretty lilac and gorgeous olive green.

Havana | All about the details: the stitched trim and fringed edge set it apart.  Two color options: white or black.

Anguilla | That tweedy blue weave is so eye catching.  Get it with either a white or black band.

Alhambra  | The all black look is stunning.  You'll want at least one of the other color options as well: white/black, white/navy, white/pink, or tan/brown.

Belize | Sizzlin' style in panama straw.  For the ribbon, you have the option of navy blue or black.

Solitaire | The beaded diamond trim is just stunning, and the 4" brim gives great coverage.  Get it in natural or black.

Rich Pitch | A hat with real elegance.  Choose from brown tweed with a navy ribbon or black tweed with a black ribbon.

There are so many more to choose from!  Come see our wide selection of Fedora Style Hats!

Belize Fedora Sun Hat
Belize Fedora Sun Hat - Stunning

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Beach of the Week: Azure Window and The Blue Hole, Gozo, Malta

Azure Window and The Blue Hole
The Blue Hole and Azure Window: Swimming in Paradise

The island of Gozo in Malta is home to The Azure Window and The Blue Hole, neighboring natural wonders.   The Azure Window is a dramatic arch towering over the seaside, it’s pale stone contrasting against the deep blue sea.   It’s a much loved destination in its own right, and visitors also come to take a dip in its neighbor, The Blue Hole.  

A popular spot for scuba divers, The Blue Hole is world renowned for its crystal clear depths.  Beneath the water lie interesting features like arches and caverns, all brimming with sea life.  If scuba isn’t your bag, it’s also a wonderful spot for snorkeling.  Or take the basic route, and just enjoy a swim in the gorgeous Mediterranean waters. 

What’s your favorite swimming spot in the Mediterranean?


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Thursday, July 16, 2015

Beach of the Week: White Beach, Boracay, Philippines

White Beach, Boracay, Phillipines
Who wouldn't want to relax here?  White Beach ~ Boracay, Philippines.

Off the coast of Manila, lies Boracay; an island paradise.  Boracay is home to lovely White Beach.  As hinted at by its name, White Beach has powdery, white sand.  Combine the silky sand with the aqua sea and swaying palm trees, and you’re basically in beach lover’s paradise.  In addition to good looks, White Beach has all its bases covered, with a wide selection of restaurants and bars, beach activities, and even a jaw dropping sunset.

If you could go to any beach in the world, which would it be?


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