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…]

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

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!

Amazing Deal! $142/night Hotel Copenhagen Strand in Lovely Denmark

Hotel Copenhagen Strand

Known for its lively culture and progressive culinary scene, Copenhagen is a city that may rival its European counterparts. Originally a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen is the capital of Denmark and at the turn of the century, it has become one of Europe’s fastest progressive city to visit. So to aid in your accommodation choice, today’s deal comes from the folks at the Hotel Copenhagen Strand which is in the heart of all that is happening.

This modern hotel sits on a lovely harbor amidst a graceful collection of boutiques and cafes. The hotel had its humble beginnings as a warehouse and has now transformed into a laid-back establishment. Copenhagen’s shopping center called Strøget is steps away from the hotel’s front door and it’s where you can enjoy scenic views of the canal. Annual average high temperature is 53/11.

Start you day enjoy a fresh and delicious meal at the breakfast room, leave for sightseeing adventures and then return to kick back in your comfortable guest room:

• Normally priced at $245, today’s deal is $142/night (on sale now- up to 42%)
4/5 star rating on TripAdvisor
• Splendid Harbor-front hotel in the heart of Copenhagen
• Each room is dressed simple and traditional with clean white walls and accented with soft blue and yellow colors
• Free, fast and reliable Wi-Fi available
• Complimentary fresh Danish pastries available at the reception area
• Hop on the canal boat tour for some more views of the city
• Take the metro or rent a bike to participate in more local sightseeing

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

Then click here to reserve your stay 🙂 Enjoy

Haunted America! Top 7 Scary Destinations in the U.S.A

October is upon us and what better way to start the month with a scary and gloomy introduction! This infographic is brought to you by HomeAway. It does a great job choosing the top seven cities believe to be plagued with paranormal activities due to its ominous past. Would you stay in a haunted hotel and sleep there for a night or would you do a full on haunting tour? If so, leave a comment on which activity you would do and why. Let me know how brave (or not!) you are 🙂

Scary US Destinations

JetSet Style: Toronto Ontario, Canada

Toronto Ontario

In this week’s JetSet, I decided to pull together something for the guys: Just in time for the colder months ahead of us, this style mixes up class with a little urban style. Inspired by city wear and the lovely city of Toronto, this style can easily transitioned from day to-night exploration. Did you know that Toronto has over 8,000 restaurants?! No excuse not to eat and indulge, a haven for all foodies to delight in 🙂