Be The Best Guest: Ettiquette & Affordable Hostess Gift Ideas

bestguestVisiting a friend in a different city or country and was given the welcome mat to their lovely home? Are you aware of the customary manners as an honorary guest to their home? Let’s go over some respectable tips to make sure your welcome mat stays for a while:

Ask Questions Beforehand.

Before you accept the invite to a host’s home, ask questions that may be crucial to you.

Here are some examples:

  • Where are the nearest restaurants that they recommend?
  • Is it in a gated community and will I need a special access code?
  • Where are the popular areas to hang out?
  • How’s the weather like around this time? Should I bring a swimsuit?
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How To Save Money For Your Next Vacation

savemoney001It’s a new year and new resolutions to travel more, but before we start dreaming of the next locales, let’s look at some practical money advice. In this post, I answer some common money questions on how you can save for that next getaway.

How do I know if I have enough money saved for vacation?

The old-fashioned rule of thumb was to save a week’s worth of salary for one annual vacation [Read More…]

JetSet Style: New York City, New York USA

New York City

In this week’s JetSet Style, I could have not thought of another city in the world where jet-set meets haute fashion than the Big Apple, New York. In this profile, I kept it minimal, sexy and functional in shades of black and white. A great look to transition from the harsh cold winter into the breezy cool Spring being in the concrete jungle 😉

Start the New Year: Zero Stress & Travel For Less

newyearletsvacayDoes one of your New Year’s resolutions include seeing the world?! With so many cheaper options and deals to snag online, it is nearly impossible not to take advantage of it. If you want to vacation like a pro in 2017, keep reading on how to travel well and save cash in style [Read More…]

Do You Know the 35 Free Things to Do While on Vacation?

35 Free Things to Do While Away

Ever been on vacation and find yourself amidst of “unplanned downtime”? Unplanned downtime is when you didn’t fill that itinerary with a fun activity because you didn’t plan it. Yup, doesn’t apply to me neither! I always find something to do 🙂

But what about certain activities that demand too much of your budget and you need an activity to “pad” your itinerary should you need it? Well, you’re in luck because here is a list of 35 FREE things to do while you are on vacation [Read More…]

Travel while Saving the Planet! Info for the Eco-Friendly Traveler

Maybe you heard of the phrases “eco-friendly” or “eco-tourism” and in case you are not familiar with such terms, allow me to introduce you to this awesome infographic courtesy of Zerve. Traveling eco style can be considered an alternative way to travel while being mindful of the planet’s health and future.

Many hotels have adopted simple ways some I’m sure you have noticed. One example is limiting the use of excess washing of bath towels. You can take steps to ensure that your travels make a positive impact on the environment. Enjoy!

Eco-tourism

Amazing Deal! $95/night Hudson Hotel in New York City

Hudson Hotel in NYC

What is not to love about New York City?! Bright lights, entertainment available steps away, an assortment of delicious fare at your fingertips in the beloved city that never sleeps! This deal comes from the brilliant hotel of Hudson New York.

It is a legendary hotel in the middle of Manhattan decorated in a modern and hip interior by Philippe Starck. This hotel featured a gorgeous outdoor space to enjoy a drink or two under the city lights. All the rooms have been freshly renew since 2012 and are a bit on the small size, starting at 150 square feet. But with so much to do in New York, a room size will be the least of your adventure worries.

Let’s check out what this lovely hotel has to offer, shall we?:

• Normally priced at $119, today’s deal is $95/night (on sale now- up to 20%)
3.5/5 star rating on TripAdvisor
• Superb location and is steps away from a lot of NYC’s top sights
• Each room is designed in an upscale sleek and contemporary style that is inspired by a transatlantic journey
• Beautiful outdoor space at the Private Park to enjoy a craft beer or specialty cocktail drink a la Sex in the City style
• Within walking distance from Central Park; enjoy a lovely sunset stroll before coming back to the guest room
• Parking available on site and is pet-friendly
• Be aware that this is a nightclub scene so if quietness is what you are looking for, this may not be a place for you!

To take advantage: Register with my link first here to get 5% off your booking!

Then click here to reserve your stay 🙂 Enjoy

JetSet Style: Chicago, USA

Chicago, USA

In this week’s JetSet Style, this menswear outfit is inspired by the dramatic and gentlemen vibe of Chicago. This outfit is not the typical 3 piece formal suit but a hip version of the grown man swag. Its complete with a traditional vest mixed with a modern button up, rolled sleeves shirt in the shades of black, navy, and white. Keeping it classy for the dashing fellow in mind 😉

8 Awesome Ways to Save Money While Traveling in Japan

8 Awesome Ways to Save Money While Traveling to Japan

Sometimes traveling overseas can easily savage your travel funds but with a little planning and education, you can have a great time with extra cash to spare. So if you’re planning a trip to Japan anytime soon, don’t forget to study these 8 tips on saving you some money while you’re there:

1! Kissa & Tell
Manga Kissa are establishments where visitors can relax in their own private booths and enjoy Japanese comics for hours on end. For about less than [US] 10 bucks or 1,000 Japanese Yen [Read More…]

I NEED IT!: The DIY Spa Traveler’s Essentials

I NEED IT!: Traveling Spa Essentials

In this week’s I NEED IT, I curated essentials to recreate the spa experience directly in your hotel room space. If you have ever been to a major hotel or resort, most accommodations offer spa services such as massages, facials, and mani/pedicures. However, such services can be costly leaving you to spend USD $100+ easily, not to mention the added tipping and possible resort charges.

This compilation features everything from the glowing candle (use extra caution with flames) to a nourishing facial mask to a body massage oil. Its designed to keep you super relax while maintaining your travel budget. What are your go-to essentials to keep your self-care in check? Leave a comment!