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5 Things You Must Experience on NC’s Crystal Coast

Time to visit North Carolina North Carolina’s Carteret County encompasses 85 miles of coastline from Emerald Isle to Harker’s Island. This area is often referred to as  North Carolina’s southern outer banks by those who live outside of…

DIY Natural Sun Lotion with Essential Oils

Check your sunscreen Did you know that many of the sunscreens sold are not safe, and can actually cause cancer, affect your endocrine system, cause premature aging and damage skin cells? Don’t drop the sun…

PORTMANTOS Online Travel Boutique Offers Luxury Service

Packing for a trip, whether work or leisure, can be an overwhelming task for many, and act as an obstacle that hangs over one’s head before departing. From having the right bag and suitcases to…

Finding Tea and Alchemy in Ireland

Having Tea in Ireland was my Skimbaco Moment Guest post by Lara DiPaola of Chicken Nuggets of Wisdom. Tea is possessed of a special alchemy. My earliest memories of my paternal grandmother involve the gilded…

Coastal Spain in 10 Instagram Photos

Greetings from Spain! I was a keynote speaker at the TBEX conference, the largest travel blogger conference in the world last weekend. The conference was held in Lloret de Mar, a coastal destination less than…

Nomadic Lifestyle Gone Wrong: We went after Global Adventures and ended up with the American Dream

I sometimes forget how privileged our children are. All three were born in different countries, and they all also carry two passports, and are fluent in the language in the country we just lived as…

New Online Community to Highlight North Carolina

#OutaboutNC

As a founding member of #IGTRAVELThursday, I consider myself an old-timer. I’ve been part of Katja’s Skimbaco team since the summer of 2012. I remember tossing around the idea of #IGTRAVELThursday in our team meetings for months. The…

Whiskey Cocktail Recipe for a Crowd: It’s no Longer Just a Man’s Drink

Whiskey cocktails on the rise

We’ve come a long way, baby!  Gone are the “Mad Men” days of whiskey being a just a man’s drink, straight on the rocks. Whiskey sales are on the rise, and women are contributing to…

Hotel Review: History Comes Alive in Antiq Palace Hotel & Spa in Ljubljana

Suite Antiq Palace

Ljubljana comes with an interesting history starting from early Roman influence to Italian and Austrian ones, and that is reflected in the town’s building style with Baroque Venetian style being very dominant. Amazingly, one of these middle…

Find My Exotic Bali Travel Tips Now on Findery (and Huffington Post)

Bali Travel Tips on Findery and Huffinton Post

I admit, I am one of those women who read Elizabeth Gilbert’s “Eat, Pray, Love” and wanted to go to Bali to find myself, do some yoga, bicycle in between the rice fields, and flirt…

Sometimes on Your Travels You Reach the Mountain Top

sometimes in your travels... you reach the mountain top

My Skimbaco moment in the mountains of Italy Guest post by Carolyn Cruze The air is misty and cool. It is the kind of fresh that you can only get when you’re over 4,000 feet…

Travel Insight: Luxury Hotels taking on role as “Cupid” for singles

Bar Cocoa and the Punch Room in Charlotte, N.C at Ritz-Carlton

Last month on  Skimbaco Lifestyle, we gave you the scoop on What Women Want in 2015.  The list was interesting, and even though the topic of romance did not make the top of the list,…

Civet Coffee Tasting & Visiting Teba Sari Farm in Bali

Civet Coffee tasting in Bali, Indonesia

Teba Sari Farm Experience in Bali I have been contemplating whether to post about our visit to the Teba Sari agrotourism farm in Bali, where we learned about Indonesian and Balinese farming and fruits, and…

When Failing is Winning: A Lesson on Snowboarding and More

My Skimbaco moment: trying snowboarding for the first time with my son. By http://instagram.com/desmiller

New feature: Your Skimbaco Moments Do you have a story to share? How do you live Skimbaco lifestyle of living life to the fullest? Have you tried something new for the first time lately? Tested…

Mappin Monday: Asia Travel Favorites from Pinterest

Mappin Monday - travel bloger project on Pinterest by @thetraveltester and @skimbaco

Mappin Monday – new feature on Skimbaco Lifestyle We have a new feature at Skimbaco Lifestyle – once a month I will be featuring some of my favorite travel blog posts, or more specifically, travel…

Argan Oil in a Nut Shell – How the Moroccan Gold is Made and Why It’s So Important for Women

Argan oil in a nut shell - Moroccan gold women love

“Guess how old I am?” Said the sales lady at the souk in Marrakesh in Morocco as I was holding two bottles of agran oil in my hands, and trying to decide if I should…