Travel Fly and Escape to Paradise #VisitUSVI

by Kéla Walker

If you’re looking for Paradise, look no further than your own backyard with the USVI.   As you know I recently hosted a trip to the Caribbean destination with Parlour Magazine and great group of #TravelFly ladies.  It was WONDERFUL. It was the best way to get away and rejuvenate, not to mention connect with an amazing group of women. I can rave about this destination enough. It’s paradise in the U.S.

Escape to Paradise and Visit the USVI

Continue to see what paradise in the U.S. is like 

I have to admit the Caribbean is not my thing but the USVI has helped to convert me and my ways.  The USVI consist of the islands of St. Croix, St. Thomas and St. John. 2 years ago I visited St.Croix for their Food and Wine Experience (which is not to be missed) and fell in love with the place. St. Thomas was no different.  This place is legitimately heaven on earth. It’s Paradise in our very own back yard.  For me it was all about the water life but there’s so much more to offer than the traditional beach vacation. There’s cultural, history, my favorite- food, art and so much more; all of which made it the perfect destination for a girl’s trip.

Escape to Paradise and Visit the USVI

 Something tells me the good folks over at Parlour Magazine knew that because it was perfect for the first Travel Fly Solo Weekend destination.  Over 40 females came on the trip. The awesome thing about this trip is there was no agenda and with it no pressure to follow a schedule and hang out with certain people.  It was THE PERFECT opportunity to TRAVEL FLY SOLO.

Travel Fly with Parlour Magazine

With that said,  it was also the perfect opportunity to make new friends- which a lot of the women inevitably ending up doing. After the welcome reception with the Eden Body Works team and founder ( along with generous swagbags)  guests were encouraged to get out and explore the USVI on their own terms.

Eden Body Works is now available in the USVI

Eden Body Works is now available in the USVI

Black Girl Magic

Those tote bags ended up popping up everywhere on the island.

As I mentioned I wanted nothing more than to hang out at the pool and beach during this getaway so I spent more than most of doing just that.   I mean, look at these views! How could you not want to hang out by the water at all time.

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St Thomas in The USVI

Relax in the USVI

On the rare occasion that I did get dressed, it was all about easy effortless, style, just like the island itself.  I actually think I under packed for the weekend.  I had more than enough bathing suits but my clothing was a little scarce.

vacation style in USVI

Even though this trip was all about solo travel, it was inevitable that a crew. My travel fly crew might look familiar…
My fellow travel Co-Host and Founder of In Her Shoes Blog Renae Bluit
My MUA gal pal, Camara A Unique and THE Africa Miranda who was the Beauty Ambassador for the Travel Fly Weekend.
Also, Shannon, the founder of Parlour Magazine along with a few other dope chicks. I had a blast with them and we create more than a few magical moments on the island.

In my opinion one of the best things about St Thomas and the USVI  is that it doesn’t require a passport.  The same way you take a quick trip to Miami or Puerto Rican, you can do that with this tropical destination.  I can’t recommend it enough for a getaway with your crew, your boo or all by your lonesome.

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