THROUGH THEIR JOURNEYS THEY EXPLORE WORLD MARKETS FOR INGREDIENTS, BEAUTY MECCAS FOR THE LATEST SPA TREATMENTS, AND TALK TO REAL WOMEN WHO SHARE THEIR MOST SACRED BEAUTY RECIPES AND RITUALS. TAP INTO THE INNER WISDOM OF BEAUTY.
If you’re anything like the Around the World Beauty team, you tend to get a little excited and over-pack for your adventures — especially your beauty essentials. Luckily, Marie Kondo, the diminutive yet determined powerhouse behind an organizational empire, is here to help with the “Konmari method.” The new Netflix series, “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo,” based on Kondo’s best-selling books, is inspiring people all over the world to de-clutter their homes. While it works wonders for home organization, it’s also a great method for travel packing. So, we’ve done our homework by reading Marie Kondo’s books and watching the series. Read on for our foolproof guide to “spark joy” and tidy up your suitcase for your next trip!
As a female traveler who lived in Morocco for 3 years, I often get asked about how I felt travelling around Morocco as a solo traveler often. Thankfully, I can say I was very blessed to few bad or scary moments in my time living alone in Morocco. Particularly, when I lived in the most remote desert village, that was 20 hours away by road to Rabat, I felt safest travelling.I definitely felt like I was prepared and aware on how to stay safe abroad.
We’re no stranger to cross-country adventures at Around the World Beauty. However, despite our veteran road trip experience, on a recent adventure to Vermont, we were reminded how it’s better to be over-prepared when venturing onto the great American highway. For this busy holiday driving season, we’ve partnered up with Chevrolet to bring you our ultimate road trip checklist to ensure you enjoy the journey. So stock up on those trip snacks, and settle in!
Thanksgiving can be tough if you’re abroad. Being separated from home means being separated from all the food, fun, and friendly faces that make the holiday special, right? Wrong.
Summer is a time to relax, loosen up, and enjoy what this magical season has to offer.
However, there are a lot of not-so-magical things about summer, too: bug bites, sunburn, and insomnia, just to name a few. Below are some of our favorite all-natural remedies for summer’s most common ailments, so take notes and stay fabulous all summer long!
Like many budget-conscious travelers, I'm always hesitant about adding on the "extras" when planning a trip like travel insurance. Not only do these optional upgrades and fees add up, but I'm just naturally skeptical of being sold something that I "need," yet wasn't included in the purchase price.
If you want to travel more but are living on a budget, Erica Virvo, Director of Global Operations at Nomadic Matt, is here to help. In a recent interview for our #ATWBeautyTalks, Erica shared her passion for travel and beauty, and how she manages to see the world without breaking the bank.
There is a lot going on in the skies this week. From the major transition of Uranus into Taurus to the New Moon in Taurus and the sun currently being in Taurus, we all will be feeling a lot of bull energy this week to say the least. But those aren’t the only major events going on in the world due to the planetary movements. Today’s New Moon also welcomes the beginning of Ramadan, the holiest month in Islam.
Mindfulness, wellness, and networking at the 2018 Organic Spa Magazine event!
The annual Women’s Travel Festival is so much more than an industry event for networking and brand promotion: it truly brings together women to inspire and empower them, and connect them through travel. As an outsider to this world, the event was a personal turning point for me that showed me how much there was to offer in travel. I’m a full-time makeup artist, and my interest in adding some travel into my life and business is what brought me to Around the World Beauty.
Camping is an amazing and adventurous way to travel. However, while connecting to our beauty roots we don't always want to run into actual roots. We love nature, but sometime need a little more comfort when we're traveling. In comes: Glamping.
Advice from the pros will change your life.
How to travel in style whether you're heading to the beach or the jungle.
For me Venice was a city I always heard was a must visit in Italy, but never doing research or actually knowing what it offered I went blindly and added it to my month journey in Italy. When I arrived I didn’t know what to expect but left wanting to return, and knowing this was by far a city of history and so much ancient beauty that each passage within this labyrinth had a story to tell.
After watching Marie Antoinette the Sofia Cappola Version I always knew the palace she called home was a place I had to visit and explore deeper. I decided to opt out of a tour and just explore on my own on a random Friday.
Temezcal is a practice native to Oaxaca, one of the most authentic places to the indigenous pre-hispanic world. We traveled to the Temazcal Villa in Cita Previa to continue our Journey to Beauty, now discovering the ancient traditions from Mayan Culture.
This UNESCO World Heritage Site that was one of South America's most famous port cities on Colombia’s coastline. For Around the World Beauty, the ancient city became the latest destination along our journey of #BeautyExploring.
Everything you need to know about the Land of the Rising Sun. Cities sprawling with hot springs, a mystical geisha culture, artisanal beauty products handcrafted by locals.
Celebrity manicurist Julie Kandalec, has announced the opening of her first nail art studio, Julie K Nail Artelier in New York City.
Julie has created a private and unique, exclusive, by appointment only experience.
What sets this private studio apart from a traditional nail salon is that guests will never share a space with any other clients at the same time.
Catering to the needs of clients that are looking for a private, high-end experience, without the crowdedness of a large salon Julie has created a cozy, living room feel to make the experience as comfortable as possible.
#SelfLoveUprising #TheBodyShop #SelfLove
All around the world, women are reclaiming beauty culture, not only to nurture their own beauty, but to empower their communities. We’re spotlighting four female entrepreneurs who are empowering women and changing the world, one destination at a time.
I was honored to join forces with these game changers to share my passion for beauty and travel. The goal of Good Travels is to empower people to use travel as a tool to educate and build awareness. They use their trips to support various causes and nonprofits that are making a positive change around the world. I was thrilled to be able to travel to Morocco, one of my favorite places, with the intention to help and to learn. When I entered Marrakesh, a place of exceptional beauty, I met a group of twelve amazing women, all committed to elevating conversations about beauty.
Our latest #BeautyTraveler is Kenecia Lashae. I had the pleasure of traveling with Passport 2 pretty and I can honestly tell you my life has never been the same. Showing you how to live fearlessly and unapologetic for being real is one of the traits that will always remind me of Kenecia.
Our latest #BeautyTraveler is Halle Butler. As the daughter of a flight attendant, Halle has traveled the world her entire life. She’s mastered the art of flying standby and squeezing all her makeup and clothes for weeks into a carry-on. She’s a marketing student and a licensed nail artist with a passion for art, history, and culture around the globe (even though she’ll tell you she only travels for the snapchat geotags).
Our latest #BeautyTraveler is celebrity manicurist Julie Kandalec. This sought-after nail stylist slays the game all while traveling the world, whether it be for clients, educating others, or just #BeautyExploring.
Julia Dennis studies Marketing and Interactive Media at Northeastern University, but she's not your typical college student. She doesn't just study abroad, she works abroad.
Ashley Castle is a POWERHOUSE who I met a few years ago at the Womens Travel Festival. A multi media travel journalist: in short, she does a bit of everything!
Mickela Mallozzi is experiencing the world one dance at a time! She is an Emmy® Award-winning host and producer of "Bare Feet with Mickela Mallozzi", a travel series that features music and dance from around the world.
The real beauty OG's (original gypsies)
On beauty, travel, and everything in between
Costa Rica is one of the most vibrant, eco-friendly, and open minded cultures there is around the world. It’s surrounded by rainforests and natural experiences like visits to the Arenal Volcano, with hanging bridges, giant waterfall and thermal mineral pools.
On our last journey we found a place to call home at “The Retreat” located on a crystal-quartz mountain for a world-class nature inspired, holistic healing oasis immersed in the natural beauty of Costa Rica.
Soaking up the luxury of relaxation, The Retreat offers spectacular views of the Nicoya Peninsula and the Pacific Ocean. Each of my senses were heightened as I woke up to a turquoise view of my room floating among the clouds as the sun rises in the east.
Beauty exploring came closer to home this summer with Indie Beauty Expo. Over 220 brands all came to showcase their newest products, and to our surprise we discovered a few beauty lines inspired by the world of beauty abroad. From India with Shankara Beauty to Italy with Olio each brand featured some of the most powerful beauty ingredients worldwide to helping women around the globe cultivate their beauty rituals into giving back beauty incentives.
On the Beauty Journey to Mexico we found our way to Xpa, a mystical spa hidden in the jungle where we could pamper our bodies and senses with the rhythm of nature, exotic sounds of birds, and tap into our natural goddess. And this spa was most definitely fit for a goddess - find out how!
Wanting to discover all the beauty that Colombia has to offer we jumped on the Marsol transport service ($75,000 COP) that picks you up at the doorsteps of your hotel in Cartagena and drops you off on the Caribbean Coast of Playa Koralias front door.
Pamper sesh in paradise, anyone?
Introducing Ecuador's spa in the sky. Sitting pretty, at the top of the Andes Mountains in Baños, Ecuador, you'll find Luna Runtun Adventure Spa, a spa resort with prime real estate, offering some of the most breathtaking views of the city.
Your next go-to girlfriend getaway spot—or destination wedding venue. Whichever comes first...
Find out where the wellness brand is headed next—then book your flight!
ATW Beauty founder Stephanie Flor's pilgrimage to Seoul, Korea saved her skin.
Hair is a non-negotiable on the beaches of Brazil.