Rhode Island – Finding the Ocean State of Mind – Alluring Travel Magazine

Art, culture, and a sublime food scene may not be the things you would think of when Rhode Island is mentioned, but maybe they should. Known mostly for its white sand beaches, Newport mansions and sailing regattas, the state hosts a coastline of over 400 miles despite its small stature, and was aptly given the nickname “The Ocean State.” Nestled in the southeast corner of New England, just under Massachusetts and to the east of Connecticut, the Atlantic’s waves lap against its vast shorelines. A

My staycation during a worldwide pandemic

For those of us with wanderlust as part of our DNA, travel is the only thing that seems to satisfy it. However, the worldwide Covid-19 pandemic has derailed travel plans for most of us and we have had to find alternatives to what travel may be for the foreseeable future. On top of the quarantine that started in March, those of us who are parents were also forced into the world of homeschooling. Masks and social distancing have become the new norm. Working at home and Zoom calls have also become

Melissa Mahoney is bonding with her son and making “Travel Through Food” videos.

This pandemic has knocked almost every door with trauma and fear. It has also brought new words like-social distancing, quarantine and lockdown and made them a part of our life. Of course, we will hate it forever. But if you look on the positive side of this “Positive”, it has also given us many lifetime lessons. Some of them are so genuine and keep-worthy, that they will be etched in our hearts for long-long time. I would say let us make happy memories and keep playing each day as it comes. Let

My Unexpected Valentine's in Nicaragua

I hate Valentine’s Day. I always have, regardless of if I’m with someone or single. For the record, I’ve been with the same guy for over 10 years now and still hate that dreaded 14th of February. But this is more of a love story. Not a love story in the traditional boy-meets-girl-on-a-train-in-a-foreign-country sort of way. This is the story of a love boat, as well as the love I have for a country: Nicaragua. We decided to go on a trip to Nicaragua and Costa Rica for my friends birthday in Febr

How to Deal With the Post-Trip Blues

Ahh the post-trip blues – we’ve probably all felt them! Let’s lay out the scenario: Going on a trip is almost always an exhilarating experience. You spend so much time planning where you want to go, booking the flights/hotels/etc., thinking about all the things you will do (and eat!) and dreaming about your vacation. Then, it’s finally GO TIME! You step on that plane, feeling the excitement as you go to your seat, stow your carryons, sit down and click the seat belt. It’s time to turn your phon