Boy does time fly. I can't believe it's been a year since I made the investment and purchased the Louis Vuitton Neverfull GM bag. I had my eye on this bag for years, and boy
do I mean years. I decided to purchase this bag on my 30th birthday. I will say that I've heard the good and the bad about this bag, from cracking to me being worried that the straps were going to pop. I decided to do an in-depth video on my YouTube channel. I hope you guys enjoy the video.
I hope you had a chance to check out my latest travel blog post sharing four reasons why I love traveling solo. I receive so many questions with regard to traveling solo that I created a YouTube video sharing 8 Tips for Traveling Solo. I know traveling solo is not for everyone. However, sometimes we are put in the position where we have to travel solo because let's be honest. Things do happen and plans do change. I can think of so many trips that have been canceled due to people not being able to make it.
I wanted to make sure that you know the basics to make your trip run as smooth as possible in the event that you have to travel solo or if your anything like me and wants to travel solo. Also, don't forget to check out my first solo trip EVER to San Juan and my first international trip to Cancun Mexico.
I hope you guys enjoy the video. If you have any further questions about traveling solo. Let's chat in the comment section. I look forward to hearing from you.
Have you ever traveled solo before?
8 Tips for Traveling Solo Video
One of my friends mentioned to me how they went to the Skylon restaurant so I thought that I would check it out while we were visiting. I knew it wasn't too far from our hotel based on what Mapquest presented. However, I wasn't sure. I was pleasantly surprised upon arriving that the restaurant was within walking distance from our hotel. I purchased a voucher on Groupon which stated that we had to make a reservation 24 hours prior. I made our reservation online. The Groupon also included a ride to the restaurant and the observation deck as well.
Upon entering the building we actually had to check in first and then we received our tickets to get on the elevator. The line moved pretty fast. I made our reservation for around 6:00 pm because I wanted to ensure that we would have a daylight view of the restaurant. Once we arrived at the restaurant I requested a table near a window. I believe all of the smaller parties have a window view. Not sure about the larger parties.
We were seated and our waiter was super nice. We ordered an app. During that time I took plenty of pictures. It's so weird because it is a small restaurant and you really can't put anything on the edge because restaurant moves. The shrimp cocktail was delicious. Our food did take some time. Nothing out of the ordinary though. During that time I would just take pictures.
When our food arrived I was so surprised at the portion size. Michael had steak and I opted to get the seafood pasta which was yummy. I had really good size seafood pieces which were awesome. Michael loved his steak as well.
Our waiter was very attentive and always made sure we were fine. We opted not to get dessert because I was stuffed and I'm also on a weight loss journey. Would I recommend this restaurant? Yes! The views are breathtaking and the food is delicious.
Happy Mommy Style Monday! Spring is finally in the air. If you follow me on Snapchat. I was in New York a couple of weeks and had such a great time. The Mister snapped a couple of pictures of me. There's something about New York that I just love. I ventured off and tried some delicious tea and also ate at this great Mexican restaurant. I can't wait to share that post with you guys.
Sunglasses: Marshalls Tee: Bob's Store's Blazer: Thrifted Jeans: Gap Shoes: Target Necklace: Walmart
Niagara falls have been on my bucket list for the longest. I had no idea it was so close to us. This year I wanted to keep our spring break pretty low key. Seeing how I just returned back from Cancun Mexico two weeks ago.
We had the best time ever last year in the Bahamas. The weather was so beautiful and the food was delicious. I wanted to try something new this year. I decided to try out Niagara Falls. I always hear about how cold Canada and upstate New York is. However, the weather was perfect and there were a ton a people there enjoying the views. I love how Niagara Falls was just right there. Once we arrived in the area. The falls were within walking distance from out hotel which was perfect.
Have you ever been to Niagara Falls before?
It's that time I year and one of my goals for this year is to do more DIY projects and make things at home when I can. When I returned back from Canada my car was dirty. We've been getting a lot of rain in Connecticut which as you could imagine leads to a pretty dirty car.
I do not like going to the car wash. When my son was younger I would go because I thought it was super cool for him to see. Now as an adult. Unless it's in route to where I'm going. I'm all for DIY. I looked up recipes and tried to come up with my own variation. I don't need a ton of cash wash liquid around our home. The one-liter bottle will probably last me until the end of summer which I'm fine with.
My car came out so clean. I was actually shocked that the concentrate actually made suds.
- 1 empty liter bottle with lid
- 1 tablespoon of Dawn (blue kind)
- 1 tablespoon of baking soda
Add the Dawn and baking soda to the bottle. (You will most likely need a funnel for this.) Fill the bottle with water. Add the lid and shake the bottle. Add 1/4 cup of the car wash concentrate to the bucket. Add water to the bucket and fill to the line.
What you'll need
- Car washing sponge
- Car wash concentrate (above)
- 2 buckets (one for soap and one for water)
- 1 car washing towel
Car washing tips
- Have a bucket filled with water to rinse your car.
- Was the top of the car first
- After washing all the windows (wash with liquid with a sponge and rinse immediately after with the clear water. )
Let me start off by saying that this was my first time staying at an all-inclusive resort. Your thoughts and opinions may differ from mine. This is not a sponsored post.
HotelThe hotel wasn’t new. However, they did go above and beyond to make sure that they keep the hotel in great shape. Someone is always working on something. From touching up paint to trimming the hedges. I am a really picky person and this hotel was clean and neat.
StaffAll of the staff were really friendly. It seems as if they really enjoy working there. All of the staff spoke to me in passing. The staff really did go above and beyond my expectations.
Again, I’ve never stayed at an all-inclusive hotel before. So I am not well versed with the amenities that other resorts offer. I will say that the focus of this resort is kid friendly. They have a good amount of stuff to keep the kiddies busy from basketball for to mini-golf. I did not have any smaller children with me. Therefore, did not utilize the childcare. I did see babies going there. Not sure of the specifics though.
I do feel as if the layout for adult amenities could have been little different or separate. For instance, I stayed at a separate building. Which had the adult bar area on the 8th floor which was perfect. However, the adult pool was near the front desk which was very inconvenient. I love that they offer this. However, it is weird. Having to go through the opposite side of the building. Not sure if the adult amenities was an after thought. Which
is very well could have been. It honestly would have been perfect if it was located near the adult dining/bar area. I just was under the impressions that all of the adult amenities would be the same area.
Let me first start off by saying that I visited two of the restaurants out of the four. Both restaurants were amazing. The menu for the restaurants is available right outside of them. In my case, it was little different because I do not eat meat. I was looking forward to trying the Mexican restaurant since I was in Mexico. However, the food options are very slim if you don’t eat chicken or pork. The staff was really sweet. What I did order was delicious.
I showed up on time for my reservation and I was immediately seated. The food was really yummy. I believe I had salmon or tuna (sorry, I can't remember) I believe I had Mexican cake for dessert. It was so good.
French RestaurantOut of the two restaurants, this was my favorite. This food I had was amazing. From the appetizer to dessert.
BuffetEach night the buffet has a theme. The first night was a Mexican night. The second night was a seafood theme. They also have an array of different options. From cereal to fruit. The also had a few ready to order sections. Overall, if you’re not a picky eater they pretty much have something for everyone.
Sushi restaurantI was really excited about trying this restaurant out. However, I didn’t like the sushi. They had several different options. However, the sushi tastes like the grocery store kind. They didn’t have any California rolls. Not sure if it’s because the avocados are not in season.
RoomI really did love my room. The view was breathtaking. I literally would wake up and open the curtains to watch the sun rise. It was so beautiful. I did use the tub which also had a view of the beach. The tub was huge and the room was clean.
Overall, I highly would recommend this hotel for families. If you don’t mind being around kiddos this is also a great option for you if you are traveling with adults only. I will say that one of the perks of this being a family resort. The adult areas were not over packed with people.