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Get Beach Ready! 3 easy workouts under 30 minutes

I am not perfect and I never will be. I'm 40+, I 've had three babies, and frankly I'm rather sweat adverse. I know, however, that I can be the best version of my self, and that everything feels better on the tighter rather than the jiggly side. Therefore, I strive for consistency and doing things that make me feel good. I simply switch up these three workouts 5-6 days a week. When you make it easy, it's easier to not make excuses. (Though I still manage to make them!) 1-This one is no ... continue reading...

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Ritz Carlton with kids?

I was a bit dubious pulling up to the grand entrance of the Ritz Carlton Sarasota. Everyone seemed to be elegant- donning heels and suits, emerging from shiny Benzes. I was immediately put at ease, however, as the friendly staff greeted our boys with nothing but warmth. ( Despite our lack of seer sucker and bow ties!) Since it was Easter they offered pictures with the Easter Bunny and let the boys pick out multiple gifts from a treasure box. Our boys swam at the onsite pool and lounged in ... continue reading...

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48 (Magical) Hours in Cartagena

You can't help but fall in love with Cartagena.  With its unique blend of colonial charm and sultry Caribbean sass, it's like no place I have ever been in Latin America. With only 48 hours you need to devour this amazing city. I can tell you already, it's not enough time,  so plan on coming back--and squeezing a lot into 2 days! Day 1 Fly directly into Cartagena and then it is just a skip and a jump via private car to the Old City where you will stay at the perfectly located and ... continue reading...

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There are so many reasons to put Salento on your list.

I am a sucker for small towns. I am especially fond of colonial ones dressed in vibrant colors. Salento, Colombia was a small town dream come true. There are so many reasons you need to visit Salento. So. many. It's easy to get to. Fly into Armenia and then it is just a 40 minute ride to Salento. Heck even Spirit flies direct from Fort Lauderdale into Salento. The people are hands down the nicest locals I have ever met. They smile. They greet you. They want to know where you are from. The ... continue reading...

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What to wear on a Carribean cruise

I am not a 'less is more' kind of girl. I am a 'more is options' kind of one. I also obsess over what to pack weeks before any trip. Bizarre, I know, but it definitely gets me in the mood and excited for an impending trip. I Google image outfits and read blogs about what to wear.  I thought I would share my cruise outfits with any of you girls out there who are crazy like me looking up, "What to wear on a Caribbean cruise?" I wore this cotton dress for embarkation. It is so comfortable and ... continue reading...