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It’s the Soft Life for Us! Embrace Ease and Luxury in Dubai

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dubai soft life

We’re gonna go out on a limb here and do something daring: take a page from 2007 Beyoncé and kick “hustling” and “overworking” all the way to the left.

As ambitious Black women, you’ve been told you have to work twice as hard to get half as far. So you’ve put in the work – day-in and day-out – to get where you are.

And while you’re doing pretty darn good for yourself if you ask us, you’re tired of waiting for a long weekend to reset, re-energize and give yourself a break.

Now, we can’t change your whole lifestyle, but we can show you how to start embracing a softer way of living.

Psst… It starts with traveling with us. This time, though, it won’t be a “getaway” or escape from your daily life – it’s the first step on your journey to your new normal, the soft life.

A life where the small things are appreciated and revered. Where the rush is non-existent. Where you can just BE – as the Diva that you are or as the soft Diva you want to be.

Pick any of our renowned Dubai trips and you’ll get first-hand experience at living the soft life:

All-white yacht parties where you sip champagne like water, as you gaze at the sunset, enjoy stimulating intellectual conversation and drench your melanin in the warmth of the Middle Eastern sun …

Glam tea parties where you sip the most fragrant tea for hours on end, dressed to the nine’s while still being your authentic self, and savor the views, the new friendships and the feeling of being pampered and valued …

Leisurely shopping at the spice and gold souks, where 24K magic and gold is in the air, on your hands and on your neck, all day …

Lounge-worthy beach days where the ocean waves calm your nerves and remind you that you are worthy just as you are – after the cabana boys bring you your specialty cocktail, of course …

It’s time for you to start living more softly. Forget the hustle and bustle. Reward yourself with the time, space and luxury to do whatever you want, however you want.

Let us show you how in Dubai, one of the world’s most luxurious locations. Just choose one of our decadent trips to get started: https://thetraveldivas.com/dubai-tours/

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Lights. Camera. Bali! These Instagrammable Spots are Must-Visits

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Real talk: whether you’re conjuring up America’s Next Top Model vibes for your feed or you’re just looking to immortalize a good time, Bali is one of the most magical places you’ll find on Earth.

With glorious mountains, lush greenery, ancient temples, cascading waterfalls and majestic goodness, this Indonesian paradise is the perfect place to sprinkle your Black girl magic – and get a good IG pic out of it too!

Here are our favorite IG-worthy spots you need to visit:

Wanagiri Hidden Hills

Swing off the side of a cliff and take in the most magnificent views below – these hills feature Diva-like photo ops on every corner. Trust us when we say you’ll look like you belong on a magazine cover. Vogue vibes!

Uluwatu Temple

Perched on top of a cliff 70 meters above the Indian Ocean, this spectacular Hindu temple is the perfect place to capture your Black girl magic in action. The stunning views will not disappoint.

Kanto Lampo Waterfall in Gianyar

If you’re down for a rush of adrenaline while simultaneously soaking up the serene sounds of falling water, then you’re in for a treat at this magnificent waterfall. If you’re really feeling like a Diva, take a pic standing in the middle of the waterfall.

Sacred Monkey Forest

Tucked away in the village of Padangtegal, this forest is home to the sacred Balinese long-tailed macaque monkey. You’ll find over 1,000 monkeys, intricate carvings and peaceful bliss inside this beautiful sanctuary.

Elephant Cave Goa Gajah in Ubud

Covered in moss and intricate elephant carvings, the cave’s entrance makes for an adventurous photo that is giving us total Diva vibes. Be sure to visit when it’s lighter outside so you can capture the little details in the carvings.

Devil’s Tears on Lembongan Island

Listen, get your expensive camera out because we promise you’ve never seen a sunset like the one you’ll see at Devil’s Tears. Watch as the waves caress rocky cliffs with a breathtaking horizon as your backdrop and thank us later when you realize it’s truly heaven on Earth.

Now, you don’t need to let wanderlust hit you too hard. We’ve put together a magical trip to this photogenic paradise and we’re inviting you to join us in 2023: https://thetraveldivas.com/trip/bali-2023/

Rome is “That Girl.” Here’s 5 Reasons Why

Rome Glam 2023
Rome Glam 2023

All right, Divas, there’s no need to dust off those old, outdated and boring history books to learn about Rome, because we’re dropping straight facts – the most interesting ones – right here!

You see, if you ask us, Rome is “that girl.”

Rome is giving main character energy and as a Travel Diva, that’s the kind of magic you deserve when you’re strutting down those cobblestone streets!

The thing about Rome is that it’s impossible not to feel like you’re the star of your own movie, whether you’re visiting the Ancient Ruins, sipping on some prosecco on the Spanish Steps or posing by one of the 2,000 fountains in the city.

But if you’re really trying to sprinkle your Black girl magic and let the city be the backdrop to your new Diva life, then keep these 5 facts in your purse like a bottle of hot sauce for when you come with us in 2023:

There’s a Secret Passageway in the Vatican

All right, did you know the Vatican is its own entire country? It’s the smallest one in the world and nope you don’t need a passport to enter it.

While they don’t give out special Vatican passport stamps, you can still have a totally new adventure by trying to find the secret corridor, Passetto di Borgo, which leads to Castel Sant’Angelo nearby.

Gladiating Ain’t Easy

We won’t glamorize that many of the gladiators who fought in the Colosseum were enslaved people and not the glorious fighters made famous in the movies.

But what’s wild is, the Romans made gladiator fighting feel very movie-esque: they flooded the Colosseum with water so the fighters would battle on ships. The definition of “doing the most” if you ask us.

Rock Purple Like Royalty

That amethyst-colored silky dress you’ve got in your closet? Pull it out because back in ancient times, purple was reserved for emperors and senators. In fact, if you weren’t a Roman elite, you were banned from wearing purple. You’re a Diva and royalty in our eyes, so make sure to pack some purple jewel tones in your Travel Divas Proud Member suitcase for your trip!

Pasta is Queen

When in Rome, pasta is QUEEN. So much so, there’s a pasta museum! Yup, can you believe it? It’s called the Museo Nazionale delle Paste Alimentari and it’s giving up all the pasta facts and history so you can bust out your pasta knowledge at your next dinner party.

Cats are Truly Divas Here

Once you get over the insane amount of gilded textures in the Vatican and have had your fair share of gelato, pizza and prosecco, take a moment to notice the real Divas of Rome: cats! Did you know cats here can do what cats do best … whatever they want? They’re protected by Italian law – no killing, no moving, no bothering them! Talk about Diva status.

Now, we don’t know about you, but Rome is a city full of wonder and an excellent place to sprinkle your magic.

The only question is – are you coming with us in 2023? Tap those magical wands, called your fingers, on this link so we can transport you to Italian paradise: https://thetraveldivas.com/trip/rome-glam-2023/

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First Time in Phuket? Here’s the Perfect Way to Spend 3 Days

Embarking on your maiden voyage to Thailand with us? So exciting girlfriend! We can’t wait to host you.

You’ve probably got the packing list covered by now: Swimsuits, check. Sunglasses, check. Sundresses, double-check!

But since it’s your first time, you might be wondering how to really take advantage of all this beautiful island has to offer. Don’t worry, we got you. This isn’t our first rodeo, so we know the ins and outs, the do’s and don’ts and exactly how to have the best time in Thailand.

Here’s how to spend 3 days in Thailand, Travel Divas style!

Day 1: Get to Know Your New Travel Besties

If you’ve been on a trip with us before, you already know how we get down. Pack your flyest vacation looks, we’re starting the trip off right with an authentic Thai welcome dinner!

Feast on delicious cuisine as you mingle with your fellow Divas all through the night. Our welcome dinners are always a hit and you’ll definitely leave with great memories and a new friend (or 3!).

Day 2: Visit the Famous Floating Market

Now, we’re all about doing things differently, but some sights you’ve just gotta see! That’s exactly how we feel about the picture-perfect Floating Market and Organic Village at Sampran. Vendors hawk their goods from side-by-side boats, offering a colorful bounty of fruits, vegetables and more.

You won’t know whether to take a bite or take a picture first: either way, you’ll have a blast!

Day 3: Private Guided Tour of Phuket City

We’ll live like locals when we step into the bustling hub of Phuket City! The capital of the province, Phuket City is home to gorgeous architecture, friendly people and an electric atmosphere. Our English-speaking guide will give us the inside scoop on Phuket’s history and culture as we cruise the busy streets.

Wear your walking shoes: you might want to hop out and grab a few souvenirs to take home!

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We’re here to make sure your first trip to Phuket is one you won’t forget. From linking you up with your fellow Divas at a bougie dinner to taking in the famous sights of this Pacific island country and living like a local with an expert tour guide, a Travel Divas trip to Thailand is like no other! Click here to join us on our next tour: https://thetraveldivas.com/trip/thailand-2023/

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Making my own waves in Mykonos 👋🏽

Photo dump: I spent the week like a Greek 😎

No shade to the Caribbean but island-hopping in Greece is a whole ‘nother level of Diva! @traveldivas

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Denzel said King Kong’s got nothin’ on him, but it’s lookin’ like National Geographic’s got nothin’ on this view 🕶️

Black girl magic? How about Black goddess magic in Greece with @traveldivas? 🫖

Forget Felicia. Bye Cleopatra! It’s giving Greek goddess vibes.

These Grecian waters are so clear I blinded myself with this melanin glow ☀️

I can *never* go back to American gyros and pita bread. Just look at this decadent plate of Greek goodness. 🔥

Never imagined I’d be in the same place I read about in those history books. Giving it up to @traveldivas for making this Greece trip happen!

On my baddest, I mean most Diva-est behavior with @traveldivas.

I’m pretty sure Drake named his album after these views. 🌊

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Can’t talk right now. Doing Santorini girl ish. 👗

 

 

Glow Up Your Greece Experience: 3 Diva-Esque Activities

Santorini’s sun-kissed, sea-sprayed villas and endless blue waters are calling for you, sis!

Look, we know you’re ready to live your best Grecian goddess life. But as a true Travel Diva, there’s no way you’re flying across an ocean just to do the same activities and snap the same pics as every other tourist. Nope!

See, we already know our Divas have the most discerning and bougiest taste. So, we do Greece a little differently. We’ve hand-picked some ah-mazing excursions for our next Santorini tour to deliver an unforgettable, one-of-a-kind journey.

Here are a few detours we’re taking off the beaten path to elevate your experience to Diva-esque standards:

Detour #1: Explore the Archeological Wonder of Delos

You’ll feel transported back to ancient times as soon as you step foot on Delos, the Greek god Apollo’s mythological hometown. Our private tour with an expert, English-speaking guide will give you the inside scoop on this island’s captivating mythology and send you home feeling like a Greek historian.

Detour #2: Sail the Med in a Luxe Catamaran

Picture this: the gentle ocean breeze caresses your face as you watch the sun dance across the sparkling, bright blue sea. You and your fellow Divas – decked out in oversized shades, bathing suits and kaftans – scatter your Black girl magic from island to island as the skipper navigates a top-of-the-line catamaran for an afternoon of smooth sailing.

Sounds delightful, no? It’s the best way to experience Greece up close and personal.

Detour #3: Vibe Out with Greek Vino

One of the world’s oldest wine-producing regions, Greece may not be as famous for wine as its northern neighbor France, but Grecians sure know how to pick a grape! We’ll sip plenty on a private wine tour and our Diva-favorite, Sundress & Floppy Hat Wine & Cheese Tasting. Trust us, your wine palate will never be the same.

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Hitting up hotspot destinations doesn’t have to be all “copy and paste.” When you join us on a 2023 tour of Greece, we’ll show you a side of Santorini that’ll make you feel like a famous travel vlogger! Touring the mystical ruins of Delos, gliding along the Med’s clear blue waters in a catamaran and tasting wines like a sommelier will make you feel like Athena herself! Ready to glow up your Greece experience? Click here to secure your spot: https://thetraveldivas.com/trip/greece-2023-tour-6/

Your New Travel Diva BFF Has Some Surprises For You

Travel Diva …. There’s someone we’d like to like you to meet. Now, before we do, we just have to say one thing …

You’re gonna love her!

You see, I know you and she are gonna get along great because she’s like you. 

She’s a high-earning, high-performing boss woman who wants to sprinkle her Black girl magic all over the world.

Why? Because she works damn hard – just like you – and she knows she deserves it. She thinks life’s too short to spend it sitting in front of a laptop in meetings all day long. Like you, she’s done it all … reached the pinnacles of her career, gotten married, raised kids and now … 

AND NOW, she wants “me time.” That’s why every 2-3 months, she’s off getting her passport stamped with her best outfits in tow and her cellphone off so she can finally relax. 

Sounds familiar, right? Well, we’d like to introduce you to Roxanne! She’s the diva in the Travel Divas logo. We call her Roxie for short.

Now, the thing about Roxie is this … just like you, she wants to be taken away from the stresses of her daily life Calgon-style, BUT she’s not trying to plan every detail in her trip.

She wants the best and that means being whisked away, pampered and loved all over. And that, ladies, is why she relies on Travel Divas to book her getaways and take her breath away with unforgettable travel memories.

Now, Roxie’s so excited to meet you that she’s decided she’s gonna pick a few of you at random, on email, SMS and social media, to sprinkle Black girl magic around the world with her on one of her upcoming trips.

She’s also going to share updates and advice to current Travel Divas via voice memos.

Question is … are you ready to sprinkle Black girl magic all over the globe with Roxie?

If the answer’s yes (and you want to be one of Roxie’s choices for a free trip), all you have to do is follow us on social and join our email list: http://bit.ly/TD-signup.

Last-Minute Vacay Ideas for When You Need to Getaway ASAP

Let’s be honest … sometimes you need to get away. And you need to get away FAST.

Now, for those moments when you need to whisk yourself away and sprinkle your Black girl magic anywhere but where you are, there’s a last-minute vacation spot with your name on it just glittering in gold.

Of course, this doesn’t mean you have to fly across the country. Sometimes the best last-minute vacations are ones where you’re right at home but aren’t.

Here’s some travel inspo if you need Calgon to take you away faster than you can find a deal …

Bougie Hotel in the City

No matter where you live, there’s likely a bougie hotel somewhere in a major city. Book yourself a weekend in the hotel and do nothing. Order room service, sip a martini on the balcony and have the masseuses come to the room to give your hardworking hands, feet and back a well-needed rub. Then, soak in rose petals in a marble bathtub that rivals the royals while you catch up on your reading with the latest juicy book.

Get Away to the Country – Wine Country

Depending on where you live, wine country might just be a few hours away. Consider booking a few days at an inn near a local winery. Then take your time learning about wine. Bring your floppy hat, sunglasses and best swirling hand ’cause your gonna want to feel and taste that grape nectar in all shapes and forms.

Hit the Usuals

Alright, we know everyone runs to Miami, but honestly, there’s really something magical about the usual places –NYC, LA, Las Vegas. The difference this time is you’ll be making plans for a stay instead of doing the stop’n’go adventure. Drop the touristy spots, ’cause unlike others your gonna explore the outer suburbs and feel the city vibes minus all the city people.

Jet to the Caribbean

There’s nothing like tropical vibes for a quick vacay. Book a last-minute trip to the edges of Mexico – Tulum or Cancun, for example – or skip, hop and jump on over to Puerto Rico, the Bahamas, Jamaica or even Turks & Caicos and stay at an all-inclusive resort. You won’t have to worry about booking excursions since everything’s already part of the package. Plus, you’ll be *just* far enough from home to let all your cares melt away.

There’s no need to overthink a last-minute vacation. Just take a look at the Travel Divas Instagram to get the inspo you need to pick a place and go. It can be a hotel in your backyard or a trip far away … it doesn’t matter because spontaneity is the key here.

Want more travel inspo and tips like this? Follow the blog and join the Travel Divas email list to get insider info on how to travel like the Diva that you are: http://bit.ly/TD-signup.

Roxie Loves Her Friends … But Can’t Travel with Them

Roxie Loves Her Friends … But Can’t Travel with Them

Roxie here again with a bit of magic to share with my fellow Divas!

You know, recently I’ve been spending ALL my time on Pinterest dreaming of sprinkling my Black girl magic in places I’ve never been before.

Ziplining across rainforests in tropical villas, sipping bottomless mimosas in red swimsuits with my girls on a Caribbean beach and popping bottles of champagne in all-white as we kii-kii and create “remember the time when?” memories.

The problem? We can’t ever seem to actually travel together.

Do these sound familiar?

  • You or your girlfriends can’t get PTO at the same time
  • They’re saving up for something and think they can’t travel
  • They always say they’re down, but when it’s time to make it happen, they’re wishy-washy
  • Their bucket list adventures don’t match up with yours

I get it, girlfriend! While traveling with your girls makes exploring the world *that* much more fun, did you know Travel Divas still gives you that up-close-and-personal-girlfriend vibe as you travel to new places and get the bougie, upscale, premium treatment you deserve after working so hard?

Whether you dream of Dubai, wish for clear waters in Turks & Caicos or crave luxury and high tea in London, you can still cross off destinations from your bucket list while making new friends with our “roommate match” option.

Reality is … many of our Divas have made lifelong friendships with new, like-minded women because they took a chance on themselves and didn’t wait to travel because their friends couldn’t.

You see, we do all the work, research, booking and taking care of you so you can fly solo with confidence.

After all, girlfriend, your dreams can’t wait for anyone!

Check out our guide to traveling solo as a Diva, plus sign up for our email list to get more tips delivered straight to your inbox: http://bit.ly/TD-signup

Make History … Come Alive in Rome

Some of history’s finest divas have hailed from this Mediterranean enclave of greatness. And there’s no doubt you’ve read about Rome in school or heard your coworkers ki-kiing about this modern yet ancient city for weeks on end after they’ve got back from a trip over there.

And as one of the most traveled to locations in the entire world, Rome has earned its claim to fame. You see, here at Travel Divas, we think this city is one of the most glamorous spots for a Travel Diva like yourself to step into magical Black empress vibes. 

That’s why on July 30-August 6, 2022, we’re inviting you to vacation with us on a Roman holiday of your own in Rome, Italy. This once-in-a-lifetime trip is more than a reprieve from your busy everyday duties. It’s a chance to sprinkle your magic all over the ancient ruins – from the Colosseum to the Roman Temple of Shopping to impromptu photoshoots and decadent tastes of gelato, Italian wine and fresh pizza. 

For 7 days and 6 nights, you’ll be transported like a diva to the heart of Rome, where you will: 

  • Reside like a Roman queen at the 5-star Hotel de la Ville
  • Be served your daily breakfast like a royal
  • Dine with your fellow divas in all white at one of the hottest rooftop restaurants overlooking the Roman skyline
  • Explore the historic center of the city with a private tour of art galleries, ateliers, fountains, the Pantheon and more
  • Sip an afternoon espresso like a native
  • Treat yourself to a private walking tour led by a fashion expert, exploring the worlds of brands such as Versace, Ferragamo and Bulgari
  • Come back to a signature gift package curated for you by the Travel Divas team
  • And so much more!

So, bring your little black dress, your summer all-white ensemble and your Black girl magic as we explore just a few of the many excursions below:

Bend it Like Baroque

Ease into your Roman holiday with a private tour of Rome’s historic Baroque center, the Piazza del Popolo. Once known as the first view of Rome a traveler had, this public square is home to the famous, architecturally gorgeous church of Santa Maria del Popolo.

Feel Like a Gladiator

While Scandal may have given rise to some of the modern uses of the word, gladiators reigned here at the Colosseum long before Olivia Pope came into the world. Step into this historic center that once accommodated over 50,000 spectators and leave some of your Black girl magic while you’re there.

Live La Dolce Vita

Don your finest wears at an evening photo shoot at some of the most iconic Roman landmarks including the Spanish Steps, the Roman Forum and the Pincio Terrace. Pose in a vintage car and pretend like you’re Sophia Loren. 

Refresh Your Black Girl Magic

Fill up your cup and ease the tension in your mind and muscles with a hot dip into the thermal, sulfurous waters of the Acque Albule spring, known for its deeply anti-inflammatory powers. Between whirlpools, saunas, Turkish baths and even massaging water jets, you’ll forget that it’s not all a dream.

Be a Master Chef

Gelato and pizza back home will never be the same after you learn to master the most delicious of Italian arts. From making paper-thin yeast dough to preparing zesty tomato sauce to making gelato by hand, you’ll find yourself licking your fingers more than once. 

Now, we’d list everything … but we don’t want to spoil all the fun. 

Let us treat you like a Roman goddess in Rome in 2022. Get all the details on excursions, accommodations, dates and more here.

https://thetraveldivas.com/trip/rome-glam-2022/

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