Yogi Surprise Subscription Box Review

My oldest daughter is obsessed with yoga right now.  She has the absolute best yoga instructor (The fabulous Mrs. Audra!!!) and I love that she’s learning about relaxation, stress reduction, and how to be a fierce girl all while getting in a good workout.  She could not have been more thrilled when we were asked to review the Yogi Surprise subscription box. Check out what we thought of it. Namaste!

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Kidstir Subscription Box Review

If the television is on in my kids’ playroom it’s not hard to guess what will playing…a cooking challenge show! They love watching people come up with recipes, work together, and end up with a tasty treat.  I often hear, “5 MORE MINUTES!” screamed from the TV and my girls yelling, “Hurry Up!” They love to help me cook but we don’t get around to doing it too often because of the hassle of finding appropriate recipes, making a list of ingredients, and buying supplies needed to make the meal.  This can be quite a pain in the butt inconvenience.  Kidstir.com does all the planning for you so you only have the fun stuff to do!  My girls were anxiously awaiting this Kidstir.com subscription box and practically tore it open when it arrived.

 

What do I love about this box?

These Kidstir.com boxes are not full of junk food recipes, but instead it shows kids that healthy food can be fun to eat.  They believe by educating and empowering our kids about food, we can prepare them to make smart, healthy choices.  Also, if kids help prepare a meal, they are more likely to eat it.  Plus, it is a wonderful way for kids to gain life skills in the kitchen.

What comes in each box?

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A Week Itinerary in Grand Cayman

 

When we traveled to Grand Cayman we had one thing in mind…get away from the depressing lovely piles of New Hampshire snow.  We wanted to soak in the sunshine and play in the sand.  We did a few outings but the beach was our main agenda.  Here is our itinerary for 5 full days in paradise:

DAY 1

We always spend the first full day enjoying our hotel and spending time in the sun and sand with our family.  Enjoy the pool and the beach and soak up all the sunshine!

Since we stayed at a condo, we went to the market to load up on local food to make for breakfasts and lunches. We found a farmer’s market and bought delicious local fruit and vegetables.

After lunch, we rented jet skis on 7 Mile Beach.

Dinner:  Deckers Caribbean Grill (A fun beach bar where you can sit with your feet right in the sand.)

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Cape Codder Resort and Spa

At times I like to travel with just one of my daughters so we can spend some quality one-on-one time together.  Recently, I was so pleased to be able to stay at the Cape Codder Resort and Spa, in Hyannis, with my youngest.  After looking at the website and seeing the hotel has a water park, she could hardly stop talking about it.  The hotel did not disappoint and we had a fabulous time playing throughout our stay.  The hotel is located near several beautiful Cape Cod beaches, and near many restaurants and adorable shop. 

Click here to read all about our stay…


My 10 Favorite Huffington Post Articles

A year ago, I dreamed of being featured in the Huffington Post and decided to work my butt off in order to see my name on an article.  I’ve been so fortunate to have the opportunity throughout this last year and wanted to take a minute to share my Top 10 articles on the Huffington Post…

15 Ways to Save Money While Traveling

10 Tips for Taking Kids on Overnight Flights

10 Reasons to Get Out of Your Resort and Explore

Is A Hotel the Right Accommodation for Your Trip?

10 Must-Do Activities in Santorini

10 Reasons to Choose an All-Inclusive

 

10 Ways to Keep Your Home Safe While Traveling

15 Ways to Entertain Kids on a Plane

Picking the Perfect Island Destination

10 Lessons Kids Learn by Traveling


Love Goodly Subscription Box

If you’ve ever had the luck of witnessing me do a happy dance in front of my mailbox, it’s probably because I’ve received a subscription box. New beauty  products at my fingertips…yes please! It’s like Christmas has come early.  Which is why I jumped at the opportunity to review a box from LOVE GOODLY and I practically skipped back to my house when it arrived.

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Jackson Falls

Jackson Falls

 

One of my favorite places to experience the amazing foliage of New Hampshire is Jackson Falls, a waterfall that cascades over smooth granite rocks into pools that create personal swimming pools for visitors.

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Walking the Breathtaking Marginal Way, Ogunquit, Maine

 Marginal Way

Marginal Way, in Ogunquit, is a mile and a quarter long piece of heaven that needs to be experienced.  This paved path gets its name from being the margin between the crashing waves of the sea and the tranquil land of this quaint seaside town in Maine.

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Big Ben is Silent

One of our favorite memories of being in London was walking down the cobblestone streets on our way to a local pub and the sound of Big Ben stopping us in our tracks as we listened to the London legend toll.  For the last 157 years, Big Ben has captivated both locals and tourists every 4 hours.  However, at noon on August 21st, 2017, Big Ben tolled for the last time before taking a much-needed break.  Elizabeth Tower, the 315-foot tower that holds Big Ben, is already covered in scaffolding so tourists may be surprised at it’s unexpected appearance.  The clock is getting cleaned and repaired, with every cog being dismantled and put back in place.  Although you will still be able to hear it on special occasions, like New Year’s Eve, you’ll have to wait until completion of the project, which will not be until 2021. But trust me…it will be worth the wait!

 

 

What does Big Ben sound like?  Click on the link below to hear Big Ben’s last toll on August 21, 2017.

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=last+big+ben+on+august+21&&view=detail&mid=A4EFDAF30EA635227047A4EFDAF30EA635227047&FORM=VRDGAR

 


My First Time Glamping!!

There was a time when I would go camping.  I think we all remember the start of a new relationship where you would pretty much do anything just to spend time with one another.  You want me to sleep in the middle of the woods in a sleeping bag, on a hard ground, in a tiny tent, and wash my hair in a lake?  Sounds like fun babe, let me pack my bag.  Fast forward 20 years (wow…that sounds like we’re really old) and I have a new appreciation for my mattress, blow dryer, and some electrical outlets.  Glamping is a trend that has taken off in the last decade for many reasons.  Some people like the fact they are leaving a relatively small footprint.  Others enjoy being one with nature without having to sacrifice comfort.  And some people are looking for once-in-a-lifetime accommodation experiences like luxurious tents, lighthouses, tree houses, and tiny homes. 

The creators of Collective Retreats designed this concept because they love travel and believe in its power to help people connect- to places, to people, and to themselves.  They have built these retreats that make it possible for luxury to coexist with ruggedness.  After spending just one night there, I think they have hit the nail on the head because I left feeling relaxed, recharged, and more connected to nature than I’ve felt in a long time.

Click here to read all about my first time GLAMPING!!!