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

More Life Hacks For the Modern Traveler

Who doesn’t love to learn more tricks on how to maximize space in your carry-on? What about using technology and new apps to keep you in tip-top shape to ensure your travel documentation is accounted for?

This handy infographic is brought to you by Direct Holiday Cottages and colorfully outlines life hacks to inspire the savviest modern traveler.

My favorite tip is placing a dryer sheet as you pack your clean clothes to keep it smelling fresh. I have done this before and it seems to have reduce wrinkles and static on some my pressed shirts! Which one is yours? Post in the comments!

More Life Hacks for the Modern Traveler

I NEED IT!: Messenger Bags for Your Travel Gadgets For Under USD $100!

I NEED IT!: Messenger Bags

In this week’s I NEED IT! I compiled a collection of his and her messenger bags. All of these stylish bags are functional and affordable at less than USD $100. These bags can stow your laptop, tablet, charger, and/or other similar electronics including accessories. This bag can also double as a carry-on bag or a regular daytime bag for any adventure.

The Best Places in the World for Chocolate Lovers to Visit

Everyone that knows me well knows how much I love chocolate 🙂 This lovely infographic is brought to you by Love Home Swap and provides the top places on Earth where chocolate lovers can unite and indulge in the sweet decadence. White chocolate doesn’t count 😉

Amazing Deal! 5-Day Nordic Adventure in Iceland! Hotel and Airfare Included – Starting at $599

The Republic of Iceland: The majestic Nordic island country sitting between the North Atlantic and Arctic Ocean. The volcanic beauty surrounded by glacial rivers, dark sands, and mountains.

The culture is founded by its Scandinavian heritage where most of the descendants are of Celtic and Germanic settlers. The language is Icelandic, which is a North Germanic language that closely resembles Norwegian and Faroese dialects.

Since 2008, the country has become a tourist destination for adventurers seeking a rugged playground in which to “play” in 🙂 Which in turn, helped the country’s financial market and the people extensively.

With so many activities like hiking, horse riding, whale watching, water rafting, viewing the Northern lights, enjoying the geothermal pools and spas, Iceland is basically designed to not keep you bored. Average annual high temperature is 45/7 °F (°C).

Today’s deal comes from Gate One Travel group and includes a phenomenal hotel, round-trip airfare, and a Northern Lights Tour. Starting from $599, your trip itinerary includes:

• 5-day vacation – Round-trip airfare from New York City or Boston
• 3 nights of standard hotel accommodations at the lovely capital of Reykjavik
• The enchanting and majestic view of Northern Lights courtesy of the included tour on Day 2
• Bookings are available starting this year in November and into February 2017
• Daily breakfast
• Reykjavik city tours and other sightseeing adventures available at a reasonable price
• Visit Nautholsvik Beach for its awesome hot pools that stay warm year round
• Do not miss the Gullfoss – Iceland’s best known waterfall but do plan accordingly. It is about an hour and thirty minute journey to get there but so worth for the scenic view

Do you got your cold travel attire ready? Well, let’s go! Book by September 27.

Btw this post may contain affiliate links

Amazing Deal! $89/night The Grand Hotel in Kennebunk, Maine USA

Today’s deal is coming from America’s renowned coastal destination of Maine, Kennebunk! Kennebunk’s history began in 1621 and was developed as a center for trading, shipping, and later, shipbuilding. The town has later become the summer attraction for tourists from all over.

Blessed with three main beaches, the town offers so many activities for all visitors to participate in such as fishing, boating, biking along the beach and more. Average annual temperature is 50.4/10.2 °F (°C).

This deal comes specifically from the beautiful Grand Hotel. With its lovely traditional decor, it will make you feel right at home the minute you step into the lobby with its warm setting. Each accommodation is filled with amenities to make your stay at the charming town of Maine enjoyable and memorable.

Since it gets cold quite often, the hotel takes steps to ensure that each guest room is equipped with features to keep you comfortable such as heated bath floors 🙂

Enjoy the sightseeing coastal scenes at Kennebunk while relaxing in a top-notched hotel stay!

• Normally priced at $121, today’s deal is $89/night (on sale now- up to 26%)
4.5/5 star rating on TripAdvisor
Adults-only property, guests must be over the age of 16
• Warm and cozy rooms with comfortable bedding, air-conditioned if needed
• Heated marble flooring in the bath space for those cold days and nights
• Views of the seaside coastal town for shopping and exploration
• Beach access with use of umbrellas and beach chairs
• Free WiFi
• Free parking on site
• Spa services and restaurant available
• Shuttle service available for those evening dinners
• Excluded resort fee of $10 (plus tax) per room is added per night

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

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

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

Six Items Under $25 for Every Survivalist Travelers’ Stash

Practical survival gear for the Everyday TravelSince I can remember, I was taught to always prepare for the worst. Which ultimately led me to think of emergency situations and how would I react in it with little to no supplies. Paranoia, you say? Probably. Or it could be that
I watch one too many episodes on McGuyver with the bros growing up in the eighties.

But, having the mindset of a survivalist on some level ensures that you are prepared for catastrophe no matter what. You can rig things from the ordinary items you would have not used in the first place! Most campers and those with a military background are well versed on such training especially being out in the woods and having to rely on simple items often found in nature to survive.

I compiled a list of six of those items for the common [Read More…]

How To Prepare For Your Hiking Adventure

Hiking PathWhile traveling through a road trip back down to Florida from Georgia many years ago, I had often wonder what would be like to follow the less beaten path and hike through a trail. Being a self-proclaim outdoor girl, the rhythms of nature sounds appealing; taking in the air and being amidst the greenery for the unbelievable natural views is better than staring at paperwork and knowing I have a deadline to meet.

We have hiking trails here in South Florida; most of them are located alongside a beach or a waterfront. But with the heat and the mosquitoes, I get a little discouraged from time to time. I guess my desire for a change in scenery is kicking into overdrive [Read More…]