Must Have Apps! For the Photographer, Foodist, Health Nut and Techie Traveler!

Hey everyone, so I got a bit of something for every type of traveler- more Travel Apps! Some are free while others come with a price tag but all are equally helpful in your travel adventures. I made a post a while back on the top five travel apps every savvy traveler needs which outlines the most helpful apps available on both devices. You should probably check that out too!

In this infographic as presented by UK’s, it offers creative mobile app choices and is targeted to your interests. For example, I am more of a foodist and a money saver so the Food and Dining section app suggestion on the Tipulator is the Sugar Honey Ice Tea!

Feel free to leave your comments and/or suggestions on what has worked for you. I want to know!


Amazing Deal! $55/night Romantic Countryside River Inn Resort in Hunt, Texas USA

Image courtesy of Groupon

Imagine viewing the sunset with the melding colors of oranges and soft purple sky outlining the caressing rays as you sit on a comfortable chair outdoors. You begin to listen to the soft whispering current of water from Guadalupe River as you wait for the night sky to appear ushering a crowd of twinkling stars. Now, that I have piqued your imagination perhaps maybe this deal can spark you into booking action!

Today’s deal comes from the gorgeous Texas Hill Country pastoral landscape in Hunt, Texas USA. Its striking photographic region is home to lovely decorated bluebonnets covering the hillsides and the valleys. The New York Times had described and compared the region to Italy’s countryside region, Tuscany. The region lies just west of Austin and north of San Antonio. The town is surrounded by local dude ranches to cater to your cowboy curiosity or to just take in the western spirit.

The stay is hosted by the River Inn Resort and Condominiums and is the perfect ambience for those seeking a slower pace kind of life with little fuss and all relaxation.

• Normally priced at $145, today’s deal is $55/night (on sale now- up to 62%)
4/5 star rating on TripAdvisor
• Beautiful views of the countryside and river access for swimming, canoeing or paddling (rentals available)
• Water slide and a floating dock for all your water action needs
• Condominium amenities like a full kitchen, all cookware and utensils available
• Free WiFi
• Family room with games and arcades
• Outdoor activities from fishing to rock climbing in the surrounding area
• State park sightseeing like the Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, home of the gigantic pink-granite dome
• Check In: 4:00 PM, Check Out: 11:00 AM
• Parking is free!

Hurry, this deal is limited in fact it closes in 2 days! Dates available into October! Click Here to reserve your stay with Groupon

I NEED IT!: Cosmetic cases for your toiletry goods

I NEED IT!: Cosmetic Cases

In this week’s I NEED IT, I have curated an assortment of cosmetic bags for all your toiletry goods. Great for toting TSA-friendly items or your beauty stash. They can double up to be a mini-snack bag too; bet, you didn’t think of that! Available in an assortment of colors and styles, I think it will be very hard to select just one 🙂

JetSet Style: Coney Island, Brooklyn New York USA

Brooklyn, New York USA

This week’s look comes from my hometown as I pay homage to Brooklyn, New York. This outfit is inspired by the late summer nights at Coney Island. Coney Island is a historical neighborhood renowned for its leisure/amusement park and seaside destination. It’s also home to the minor league baseball home team, the Brooklyn Cyclones. This outfit is stylish and comfortable enough to walk along Riegelmann Boardwalk or relaxing with the honey on the Wonder Wheel 😉

Amazing Deal! $159/night Islamorada’s Pelican Cove Resort & Marina Florida Keys

Today’s deal comes from near my backyard in Florida! To be more specific the lovely Islamorada; pronounced as “Eye-lah-moh-RA-da”, lovingly known as the Village of Islands is an incorporated village in the Florida Keys. It is known for its highest density of professional charter boats and where saltwater fly and sport fishing were established. The average annual high temperature is 82/28 °F (°C).

This beautiful stay deal comes from the folks at Pelican Cove Resort & Marina and it is quite the treat for someone who is doesn’t mind waking up to the sounds of waves crashing while soaking up the sunrise peeking into your oceanfront room 🙂

The hotel boasts an on-site marina docking facility for fisher dudes who require a dock to pull in their charters. You don’t have a boat?! Who cares?! You don’t need one to revel in the aquatic adventures like snorkeling, scuba diving, windsurfing and other water activities. Here’s the scoop on what it offers:

• Normally priced at $218, today’s deal is $159/night (on sale now- up to 27%)
4/5 star rating on TripAdvisor
• Assortment of water sports and leisure activities like the History of Diving Museum and the Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park
• Free welcome cocktail, celebrity status!
• Enjoy breakfast or a light lunch under the umbrella shade by the scenic view of the tropical garden
• Ocean front sleek, minimalistic rooms with a balcony for spectacular view of the sparkling Atlantic water. Choose from a plush king or two Queen beds decorated in cozy crisp cotton bedding
• Resort fee is $25 per room, per night (not included in the deal) but includes WiFi and access to certain water sports facilities
• A heated pool and a saltwater lagoon
• Private beach access, hey now 🙂
• Off-property eco-tours
• Check In: 4:00 PM, Check Out: 11:00 AM

Got your bikini ready?! Register with my link first here to get 5% off your booking!
Then click here to reserve your stay 🙂 Enjoy

Air Travel Health Hacks: Feel Like Yourself After Flying

About a month ago, I posted about taking some necessary travel health precautions before embarking on your trip. This vivid infographic as produced by does a great job detailing possible health risks that can happen to you while traveling on board a flight. The cool thing is how it breaks down the potential health risk as compared from a short or long-flight duration.

Fortunately, I have never succumb to “bugs” while traveling but that may be due to a combination of Vitamins B & C as well as Echinacea and garlic oil preventative intakes. In addition, to washing my hands and disinfecting my eating space. Thank God for portable disinfecting wipes 😀

My favorite part about this infographic is the “Eat This” sub-section. I do believe being conscious of what you consume plays a pivotal role in how you feel during your sky journey. Choose wisely and your health can be in an optimal status without having to ruining your vacation.


Hotel Review! My Stay at the Pelican Bay Hotel at the Grand Bahama Island

I love the islands of the Bahamas for its relaxed easygoing lifestyle, pristine aquamarine water alongside the coastline, and it’s amazing and delicious conch dishes. I wanted to visit the quiet side of Bahamas without the party hype or busy metropolitan scenes like Nassau. So, I decided to go to Freeport located on the Grand Bahamas Island. This part of the island is laid back and quiet perfect for me since it was the exact ambience I was looking for.

I booked my family’s hotel stay at the Pelican Bay Hotel located in Lucaya and the Bell Channel Bay. I noticed a significant hotel stay difference traveling there the last week of September as compared to leaving in the month of August- close to a major USD $300 difference.

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Greetings From Reunion Island! A Fellow Traveler’s Journey Photo Post

A fellow Instagram follower offer to contribute some amazing photos of his recent trip to Reunion Island. For those who are not familiar with the country, it is located east of Madagascar off the southern eastern seaboard coast of Africa. Predominately, french-speaking, Reunion is one of France’s overseas department. It is a mainly a tropical island and home of a variety of birds and the Bourbon roses.

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I NEED IT!: His & Her Android mobile cases


Last week’s I NEED IT! I unveiled the couple’s IPhone series and as promised I have the Androids! I love this series but it’s so hard to choose which one is my favorite! It’s a toss-up from comic, power and artsy! Let me go ahead and collect them all 🙂 So, which ones were your faves? Post in the comment section!

Amazing Deal! $81/Night at the Villas Geminis Boutique Condo Hotel in Tulum, Mexico

Today’s deal comes all the way from Tulum, Mexico. Tulum is the site of the majestic Maya Ruins that are situated along the east coast of the Yucatan Peninsula on the Caribbean Sea. Tulum happens to be one of the last cities built and inhabited by the Mayans and had survived for about 70 years after the Spanish colony occupied Mexico.

Considered to be a tropical savanna, Tulum’s climate has a rather dry season with an average annual high temperature of 88.2/31.1 (°F/°C ). Tulum’s tourism is based on its beautiful intact archaeological and architecture sites available for sightseeing tours and its picturesque view of the Caribbean coast.

I am a lover of boutique hotels for its unique personalities and warm ambience that rivals most hotels. The Villas Geminis Boutique Condo Hotel is a penthouse studio in Tulum and happens to be the first all-condo property for tourists. This hotel possesses a secret garden and artsy vibe that will appeal most creatives. In addition, it has a privacy setting for those who just need to get away from world and bask in a peaceful setting.

• Typically priced at $175, today’s deal is $81/night (on sale now- up to 53%)
4.5/5 star rating on TripAdvisor
• Steps away from Tulum’s scenes including shops, restaurants, and the nightlife
• Extra luxe King-sized bedding touches and bathroom amenities, all organic products
• Private patio and an outdoor soaking tub (Hey now 😉 )
• Fully-equipped in-room kitchen, living, and dining area
• In-room massages at your request
• Complimentary continental breakfast served in the garden from 8-10 AM
• Free WiFi
• Parking on site
• Swimming pool
• On-campus restaurant discounts
• Check-in is available 24 hours a day! (So you can fly in when you want)

Interested? Register with my link here to get 5% off your booking!

Then click here to reserve your stay 🙂 Enjoy