Learning How to Hold a Baby Croc at the Jamaica Swamp Safari

Jamaican Swamp Safari crocodiles

I’m not a dare devil or a thrill seeker by any stretch of the imagination. In fact, I’m the complete opposite – my knees go weak at even the sight of heights or face masks. Yes, face masks. Needless to say, you’d never find me diving off a mile-high cliff or parachuting out of an

Bubba Mugs — Why You Need One

Bubba Mugs

If you’ve been to an all-inclusive in the last few years, you’ve seen a Bubba Mug. They’re the easiest thing to spot — picture a colorful insulated thermos shaped like a keg.

Finding Paradise in Negril, Jamaica


If you’re lucky like me, you’ve found your paradise. You’ve discovered that one magical place that brings you intense joy at even the thought of being there. It’s the place you go to in your mind when you need to escape reality for even a moment – you know, like when you’re sitting in a

Travel Tip: Check Hotel Rates AFTER You Book

We all know that hotel rates can change drastically from one day to the next — sometimes they go up, sometimes they go down. If you’ve booked your vacation months in advance, like many people do, chances are the rate at the time of booking will change prior to check-in — and there’s always a

Travel Tip: Pack a Full Set of Clothes in Your Carry-On

Sadly, there’s always a chance your luggage won’t arrive with you, and there’s always a chance you’ll have to wait a good 24 hours (ugh…or more) before you see it. That means while you sit in your room waiting for your belongings to arrive, all your buddies are out enjoying the sun and sand. What

The Liebster Award: A Slice of Encouragement


One thing I can tell you for certain is that being a newbie travel blogger is tough. It’s not the writing or the traveling that’s tough – that’s the fun part. It’s getting noticed. It’s trying to keep from being discouraged when you pour your heart and soul into writing a good blog post and

Travel Tip: Always Pack TOO MUCH Sunscreen

If you think you need one bottle of sunscreen for an entire week in the sun, bring two, maybe three. If you think you need two bottles, bring three or four. Why? Because you’re going to spend every waking daylight moment in the sun (afterall, it’s a beach vacation!), which means you’ll be – or

Travel Tip: Petroleum Jelly Can Do What?

Petroleum jelly. You probably have it in your medicine cabinet and you’ve probably used it for moisturizing, for lubricating, and for first aid. I discovered on my last beach vacation that it can do something really cool: it can keep the sweat out of your eyes. We all know that hanging out in the sun

Sandals Select: A Loyalty Program You NEED to Know About

Welcome Back Treat at Sandals

I’m the kinda girl who would drive all the way across town to buy a roll of paper towel that costs much more than said paper towel at the grocery store up the road – all because the store across town is offering 5 bonus air miles with every purchase. Yep – a real sucker

A Beginner’s Guide to the All-Inclusive Resort

All-Inclusive Resort SWH French Pool

So you’re considering an all-inclusive resort but you have no idea what to expect, right? Trust me, you’re not alone! Before you book an all-inclusive, it’s imperative you understand exactly what to expect and what not to expect. Otherwise, you could walk away utterly disappointed.