Feb 192014

This post brought to you by Now Resorts & Spas. All opinions are 100% mine.

Anyone else spend these cold winter days dreaming of a tropical vacation?  I can almost feel the sand between my toes and the sun on my arms.  It’s a far cry from having to bang a half-dozen times on my mailbox to get the ice to shatter enough to open it.

My day dreams are being fueled right now by Now Resorts & Spas.  I saw photos from their resorts recently and I it made me wish I could hop a plane and head out to one of their four locations.  Three resorts are in Mexico and one is in the Dominican Republic, and they’re all gorgeous.

Now Resorts & Spas

One of the things I like most about Now Resorts & Spas is that even though they’re an All-inclusive luxury resort they have a strong focus on Family travel.  This is important to us when we consider travel plans because when we vacation, we vacation as a family.  Bubbles could enjoy the Explorer’s Kids Club (ages 3-12) and Austin would be able to ditch the lame “old people” and check out the Core Zone Teens Club (ages 13-17).  Both have supervised activities by specially trained staff at no extra cost. Continue reading »

Dec 172013

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Puerto Rico, The All-Star Island. All opinions are 100% mine.

It has been bitterly cold lately.  One day this past week, the high was 19.  Nineteen degrees.
Now, I grew up in northern Maine so I’m accustom to much colder temperatures.  I’ve experienced 20 and 30 degrees below zero on multiple occasions.  But this is Kentucky.  It’s not supposed to be this cold!
Weather like this makes me miss Florida and prompts me to start planning dream trips to warmer climates.  Places with palm trees and beaches.  Places like All-Star Island, Puerto Rico.

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Visit Puerto Rico, the All-Star Island

I wasn’t all that familiar with what Puerto Rico had to offer until recently.  And apparently I’m not alone because Puerto Rico Tourism has partnered with TripAdvisor to help potential travelers learn more about it.  In fact, they took actual 5-star reviews and turned them into beautiful short films narrated by Puerto Rican stars to help give you a real feel for the area. Continue reading »