Cecy started off as my husband’s coworker many years ago. We have become good friends over the years, and I have admired how she finds the time yearly to travel with and without their family. Can you believe Cecy has four kids ranging from 11 to 23! She is a delightful woman that has managed amongst life demands to plan and travel to beautiful destinations. I had asked Cecy what motivates her to explore countries? She stated, ” Travel to find yourself, not to get away.” She shared some of her most memorable destinations and travel recommendations. 




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STAYGemela’s AirBnB in Oía. They have two separate apartments sharing a veranda and pool along the caldera overlooking the ocean.

EAT- Black Rock Restaurant has the best sunsets while enjoying delicious grilled seafood.

EXPLOREAtlantis Books-Just past the “rent a cat” sign you will walk down spiral stairs into a magical vortex of books. Wooden bookshelves creviced into the curvature of the building. Found a book? Venture to their rooftop to enjoy a book overlooking the blue sea.

Gaia Wines- Experience a winery on the beach and after head to Kamari beach, a 10 minute walk for local White Donkey beer.


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STAY- Ambassade Hotel gives you convenient access to quaint shops and is within walking distance to the tram stop. The property boast beautiful comfortable canal view rooms.

EATCut Throat Barber, Brunch & Bar is great for a bite to eat or coffee and hair cut right after.

Kitchen & Bar Van Rijn is a beautiful modern restaurant, the strawberry mojito is a must try!

EXPLORE– Walk or rent a bicycle to explore the dazzling canals and architectural wonders.


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STAY- Monte Carlo Bay Hotel Resort is a beautiful stay for infinite ocean views

PARTY- Nikki Beach Club is on the pricier side, this destination is similar to an outdoor club where you can enjoy cocktails, music and a party atmosphere.

EAT- Brasserie du Cafe de Paris for friendly attentive staff and delicious food.

To see where else Cecy has traveled you can find her adventures on instagram @cecy.gets.lost