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The #TravelFly Solo Weekend 2016!


Here at Parlour we are ALL about travel, but we’ve noticed a trend with our readers and social followers specifically around solo travel that frankly…we’re not feeling. It’s called excuses. From the “I love traveling alone, but going out can be tricky” to “I’ve always wanted to travel solo but location/safety/etc” we’ve heard it all. We get it. We’ve been there. And because Parlour was created by and for Black women who are living their best lives through travel, we’ve created the perfect solution—The #TravelFly Solo Weekend, and we couldn’t have chosen a better place to make it happen than the U.S. Virgin Islands!

What Is The #TravelFly Solo Weekend?
The #TravelFly Solo Weekend is a 5 day/4 night self-care inspired trip that is dedicated to whatever your heart desires. Designed as a “solo trip,” there is no large crew required, just you (and a bestie if you wish!), our “solo” guide to the islands and no group-think or pre=planned itineraries. For solo-travel newbies, the #TravelFly Solo Weekend blends the thrill of solo adventure with the comfort of familiar faces in the area and the opportunity to meet new, like-minded friends for dinners, nightlife and more. This is the weekend to cross whatever that “thing” in the back of you mind is off your bucket list, from cooking classes to zip-lining! Our island destination has it all—with the added comforts of home like local-rates for calls and services like the USPS to ship your fly finds back home. Why wait for the crew? This is your experience to have!

Whether you’re hiking the wild beauty of St. John’s national park or perfecting your cocktail palette at Grande Cru on St. Thomas this weekend will be yours to create. And because we’re Parlour, you know we’ve only curated the best just for you, from our chosen hotel and travel partners, to our guide, and our very special travel guests: Kéla Walker, Renae Bluitt and our Travel Beauty-bassador, Africa Miranda who will also be solo-tripping with us the entire weekend!


Join us in June of 2016! We’ll be by the pool…cocktail in hand!

– XOXO, Shannon and The Parlour Crew

The Details
Dates: Thursday, June 9th – Monday, June 13, 2016
Where: The U.S. Virgin Islands (St. Thomas + St. John + St. Croix)
Hotel: Frenchman’s Reef + Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort in St. Thomas

For U.S. Residents, there is no passport required to enter the U.S. Virgin Islands, however we strongly recommend that you bring yours for customs convenience and/or if you would like to day-trip over to one of the British Virgin Islands during your stay!

The Frenchman's Reef/Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort

The Frenchman’s Reef/Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort

The Goods
We’ve designed the #TravelFly Solo weekend to include a few goodies just for Parlour readers and travelers:

  • A special, discounted rate at the Frenchman’s Reef/Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort, with airport transfers included*
  • A welcome cocktail party with our friends at EDEN Body Works, hosted by Africa Miranda on Friday, June 10th.
  • A curated Parlour written guide to St. Thomas, St. John and the surrounding islands for you to design your weekend.
  • An exclusive EDEN “travel beauty” bag full of products & more
  • Island-wide discounts on activities and more within our guide.
  • A grand, multi-course farewell dinner on Sunday, June 12th.***
  • + Much more! We’re updating daily!

The Guide aka What Are We Doing When We Get There?
After booking all #TravelFly Solo Weekend guests will receive an exclusive written digital guide, curated just for our weekend. From special events, to daily activities to special discounts just for our travel mavens, the #TravelFly Solo Weekend guide will be your key to designing and self-navigating St. Thomas and the surrounding islands, self-care ideas and recommendations, cool classes and immersions, taxis and transportation, charitable activities, cultural events, nightlife, restaurants and more.

With our written guide you can wake up in St. Thomas for a facial, spend the afternoon exploring the British isle of Tortola and then finish with champagne cruise to St. John—it’s whatever your heart desires. This is your weekend to design, with no group itineraries to hold you back! The guide will be delivered via email to all confirmed guests no later than February 1, 2016. An updated version of the guide will then be sent up to two weeks before the trip pending new discounts, cultural events and more.

The Business **updated**
The full cost of the trip will vary depending on your hotel room and occupancy preference, arrival and departure dates (you can arrive/depart any day you wish) plus departure flight location, with just a $50 deposit required to book your #TravelFly Solo Weekend hotel room. To help, here are some sample costs based on the following:

Dates: 6/9- 6/13, 2016 || Flight + Hotel || Island View Room, Non All-Inclusive

From Washington, DC: $967.22 double room // $1496.61 single room

From New York City: $939.46 double room // $1468.85 single room

From Atlanta: $955.14 double room // $1484.53 single room

note: The above sample costs are NOT guaranteed and can change at any time due to available flights, personal travel preferences, and more. Price will also change if an upgraded room and/or all-inclusive option is requested. Does not include travel insurance, or any activities outside of the welcome reception. A confirmed quote can only come from the Travel By Design team upon filling out the pre-booking form below.


Health Alert: If you are pregnant or planning on getting pregnant during the time of the trip, we strongly encourage you NOT to come until the Zika Virus global health emergency has been controlled and it is deemed safe for pregnant women, and families/women who are planning for pregnancy to venture to the Caribbean region. Parlour cannot and will not assume responsibility for any infection should you decide to join us.  


To Book
Booking your #TravelFly Solo Weekend is easy and requires just three steps:

1) Complete the pre-booking form below fully and click/tap SUBMIT. If the form does not appear below in your browser, click here.
2) A representative from our selected travel agency, Travel By Design, will contact you to personally to provide travel options and costs based on your preferences, review all payments options with you and collect your deposit with the balance for your hotel and hotel/flight* to be paid no later by April 9, 2016.
3) Chill. Pick out bikinis. Stack up on sunscreen. Figure out your vacay hair and beach reads, etc. Parlour will be in touch to personally say hi shortly afterwards, distribute all needed info and more!



Do I have to come alone?
Absolutely not! We’ve designed this experience for the woman who wants to come alone, but you don’t have to! No matter what, the point of the trip is for self-discovery, navigation and adventure!

What if I book alone, but want to split my hotel room with someone else?
You can do that, based on the availability of booked rooms by other solo ladies who are also open to that option. The Travel By Design team will take note of that and work with you directly! Simply specify this in the pre-booking form above.

Can I book my hotel on my own?
Yes, however you will not have the option to pay the balance of your hotel room over time and we will not be able to offer you the discounts and offers listed above.

Can I get a specific style of room? Can I do an all-inclusive plan?
Yes! This is your weekend to design, right down to how you would like to stay at the hotel. Mention both requests specifically once contacted by Travel By Design.

What if I need to arrive later, leave earlier, etc?
We have arranged it so you can tailor this weekend to your liking, including when you arrive and when you leave. Our hotel discount will still apply for a set number of days before and after the weekend, specify that when Travel By Design contacts you for you consult.

What will we be doing when we get there?
We are creating an exclusive guide for all of our #TravelFly Solo guests that will allow you to self-create your daily itinerary.** Outside of our cocktail hour and goodbye dinner***, the experience is completely based on what you desire! Trip updates, the #TravelFly Solo Digital Island Guide and discounts will be sent to confirmed travelers directly via email from Parlour.

* Only when booked with our travel partner, Travel By Design.
** Guide is for recommended activities, with fees for all activities and transportation to be paid by the traveler directly.
*** For interested travelers only, cost is extra. An invitation with details to be released to confirmed travelers.

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