Travel Insight

Just In: What Women Want in 2015

January is definitely the time for goal setting, reflecting on the past year, and planning how you want to incorporate some changes into your daily lifestyle. At Skimbaco, we are all about living life to…

Travel Insight: Cruise Trends for 2015

“Ooh wee, ooh wee baby. Won’t you let me take you on a Sea cruise” It seems that more and more families are taking to the high seas for a vacation. I have even thought…

Holidays: A Southern Christmas in Savannah, Georgia

  As we reflect on our travels in 2014 on Skimbaco Lifestyle, Savannah Georgia was a highlight for me this year. It has charm, history, great food, and beautiful architecture. Savannah is one of those…

Holiday Must-See: A Very Green Christmas Tree at Ritz-Carlton Charlotte

The Ritz-Carlton Charlotte is one of the U.S’s top green hotels. This holiday, the hotel paid tribute to its green roots by creating the very first-environmentally friendly Christmas tree in Charlotte, N.C. This tree, located…

Family Travel Idea: Get Lost with Paddington in London

At Skimbaco, we love to find holiday gift ideas that enable you to explore the world. On January 16, 2015, the movie Paddington will be released in the U.S.  It is sure to be a…

Little Girl’s Holiday Dream: the Gift of the American Girl Travel Experience

Yes, Santa!  A doll under the tree is special, but here’s a gift idea that really brings that doll to life in a big way.  Why not travel to a city for a weekend that…

Just In: What Women Want in 2015

Trends what women want in 2015

January is definitely the time for goal setting, reflecting on the past year, and planning how you want to incorporate some changes into your daily lifestyle. At Skimbaco, we are all about living life to…

Travel Insight: Cruise Trends for 2015

Cruise trends for 2015

“Ooh wee, ooh wee baby. Won’t you let me take you on a Sea cruise” It seems that more and more families are taking to the high seas for a vacation. I have even thought…

Holidays: A Southern Christmas in Savannah, Georgia

Beautifully decorated home s during the holidays in Savannah, Ga

  As we reflect on our travels in 2014 on Skimbaco Lifestyle, Savannah Georgia was a highlight for me this year. It has charm, history, great food, and beautiful architecture. Savannah is one of those…

Holiday Must-See: A Very Green Christmas Tree at Ritz-Carlton Charlotte

Ritz Green Christmas

The Ritz-Carlton Charlotte is one of the U.S’s top green hotels. This holiday, the hotel paid tribute to its green roots by creating the very first-environmentally friendly Christmas tree in Charlotte, N.C. This tree, located…

Family Travel Idea: Get Lost with Paddington in London

London Draycott Hotel area

At Skimbaco, we love to find holiday gift ideas that enable you to explore the world. On January 16, 2015, the movie Paddington will be released in the U.S.  It is sure to be a…

Little Girl’s Holiday Dream: the Gift of the American Girl Travel Experience

Touches of PInk at the Reniassance Charlotte South Park Hotel in Charlotte, N.C.

Yes, Santa!  A doll under the tree is special, but here’s a gift idea that really brings that doll to life in a big way.  Why not travel to a city for a weekend that…

Travel Insight: Tourist Cycling Gains Popularity as Luxury Hotel Amenity

Travel Insight: Tourist Cycling Gains Popularity as Luxury Hotel Amenity

  Sometimes the best way to explore an area is to pedal your way through town on a leisurely bike ride.  Our own Satu spent late summer biking through Ireland. Ok. She’s more like a professional,…

Hotel Nettuno: How a Family Operated Hotel Impressed in Italy

hotel review of Hotel Nettuno in Italy

You all know that I’m the odd one on our Skimbaco team because I probably spend more time picking out a hotel for a trip than I do picking out a destination. Where I stay…

Le Méridien Sparkling Happy Hour: Serving Global Cocktails Unique to Local Areas

cocktails inspired by fall and winter

Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts are putting back the sparkle in happy hour this fall and winter.  The trendy, European-inspired hotels in the Starwood Brand, have tapped into local flavors to curate spritzers and cocktails…

Haunted Jekyll Island, Georgia

ghosts sightings at Jekyll Island Club Hotel,

It’s not that I seek out haunted hotels in my travels. Far from it. I’m actually a scaredy cat when it comes to anything haunted, but I like hotels rich in history and character. When…