Get Beach Ready! 3 easy workouts under 30 minutes

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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...

Ritz Carlton with kids?

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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...

48 (Magical) Hours in Cartagena

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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...

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

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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...

What to wear on a Carribean cruise

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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...