When Vixen contributor Gia Mora earned a scholarship to study Italian Language and Culture, she didn’t expect a culture clash — especially over her complexion. Here she explores how her travels connected her to her Italian roots in a way that only the ancient Romans could.
What is it about the sloth that is so fascinating? In a recent commercial, Geico comedically featured the mammal in a game night — the sloth, of course, is noted for their slooooooow movement and known to hang upside down in the rainforest most of their life. While on vacation in Costa Rica, VV contributor […]
For those who need a break from the sand and sun, here are 10 things to do on Aruba that are off the beach.
With over-tourism becoming a desperate situation in many of Italy’s most well-known destinations, here are five hidden gems of Italy; alluring alternatives to some of the country’s most popular summer hotspots.
In the past decade, Portland has become a nexus of Oregon’s burgeoning food culture, and dessert places – particularly, donuts! – are a big part of that development. VV contributor Lindy Tolbert details some of her favorite (& iconic) Portland sweet spots and where to find them. *Note: All of these recommendations originated in Portland, […]
If you’ve ever been to the Caribbean, you’ve likely noticed electric blue drinks at one venue or another. What’s in these blue drinks, and what makes them so popular? VV contributor Lindy Tolbert looks at the history of the Blue Curaçao liqueur and how Caribbean agriculture shaped the development of this citrusy mixer. Written by […]
At the beginning of February, a new Mayan civilization was discovered, thanks to advanced laser technology that unearthed it! With this discovery, interest in travel to Guatemala has skyrocketed. Fortunately, VV contributor Lindy Tolbert was just in Antigua, so if you’re not quite sure where to begin, here are her suggestions of the best travel […]
After more than a week cruising the Douro River Valley, we decided it was time for a Vixen road trip to discover a couple new Portugal boutique hotel properties.
With its crystalline, white earth spanning endlessly as far as the eye can see, the Bolivian salt flats are an escape into the surreal. Here are my favorite photos from the adventure…
Cowboys, luminarias, and saguaros, oh my! Here are five great reasons to take a trip to Scottsdale now.