5 Reasons Every Woman Should Get Certified to Scuba Dive

In celebration of the fourth-annual Women’s Dive Day on July 21, I’ve partnered with PADI (The Professional Association of Diving Instructors) to inspire you all – men and women – to give scuba diving a try! PADI is aiming to decrease the gender gap in the historically a male-driven sport by encouraging more women around the world to become divers and get certified. Did you know women only make up about 35% of scuba certifications per year? Let’s change the status quo!

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20 Photos to Show You Why Curaçao Needs to Be On Your Travel Radar

I recently visited Curaçao for the first time, and boy was I not disappointed. Curaçao is a beautiful and colorful paradise that is often overlooked compared to its Caribbean neighbors. But due to its prime location, Curaçao doesn't get hurricanes, so recently the island has been receiving more overflow traffic while the rest of the Caribbean is still recovering from Hurricane Maria. For those who love colorful destinations like Burano in Venice, Curaçao is for you. 

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Checking In: Condado Vanderbilt Hotel (San Juan, Puerto Rico)

The property is right on the beach (one it shares with several other hotels, including the La Concha Renaissance next door) and is only a quick drive away from Old San Juan. There are five pools on property along with sun decks and plenty of chaise lounges to sunbathe on. One of my favorite areas was the adult-only pool complete with hot tub and a mini private beach area enclosed by rocks and tide pools. By far though the pool I enjoyed the most was the small infinity pool off the edge of one of the sun decks. When we arrived the first night, we barely made it out in time to capture an amazing sunset over the infinity pool. While the pool is indeed small in size, the view more than makes up for it.

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