Travel Insight

New Online Community to Highlight North Carolina

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

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…

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

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,…

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…

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…

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,…

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,…