TRAVEL | SURFER'S PARADISE

Nomade Hotel
Tulum, Mexico
Simple Luxury. Turquoise waters. Moroccan Flair. Nomade is an absolutely beautiful bohemian-style, chic boutique hotel. The moment I set foot in the lobby and can see the water, my entire body takes a deep breath. The rooms are simple thatched roof cabanas with king sized beds and minimalist decor and most have a view of the sea. The vibe is chill and chic with absolutely no pretense.The restaurant on the beach grills fresh fish daily, served with guacamole, fresh vegetables and plenty of tequila.  I go here to chill and do absolutely nothing.

Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
The surf’s always up in Santa Teresa. As a surfer, this is one of my favorite destinations. It’s not easy to get to, so get ready to spend an entire day traveling.  As we know, the harder to get to, typically the better the destination.  There are only dirt roads in Santa Teresa. The preferred mode of transportation are 4 wheelers and everyone wears bandana masks to keep the dust out of their face. So, you feel pretty badass. Strap your board to the side, set off into the morning and surf all day. That’s my dream life. The sushi here is world class and my favorite restaurant there is Koji's.

Caneel Bay Resort
St. John, USVI
I went here years ago with my girlfriend. When we got to our room I threw a little bit of fit because there wasn’t a TV and it was so basic. By the end of our stay I wanted to extend my trip. Your back door is steps to the most beautiful water you’ve ever laid eyes on. The snorkeling was the best I’ve ever experienced.  There’s something so beautiful about this simple experience. It’s not uncommon to see deer roaming the grounds.  Rent a jeep and explore this island pristine and private beaches.

Hanalei Bay, Hawaii
One of the most beautiful places on earth. Hanalei Bay is nearly 3 miles long and set in one of the most picturesque locations in Hawaii, with majestic mountains in the background. This is a surfer’s dream island — if the waves aren’t hitting on one side of the mountain, they’ll be great on the other. You simply chase the waves. Hanalei Town is a quiet village with great restaurants, fresh fruit stands, surf shops and art galleries. There’s no need for anything other than flip flops and your bikini. The next time I go, I’ll likely rent a Westfalia and chase those magical waves.