Although my blog is still very young and truth be told I haven’t dedicated as much time to SEO and social media strategies as I should, receiving recognition from other bloggers is so encouraging! I am really honored and have to thank Daniela at The Lost Romanian for the Blogger Recognition Award.
I have always associated the Westin hotel brand with upscale comfort. With their Heavenly bed and bath collection and a fairly predictable corporate vibe, I know that I can consistently expect a relaxed stay. So when I received an invitation to check out the newly opened Westin Los Cabos hotel at a discounted rate, I jumped at the chance to visit somewhere in Mexico I had never been for a relaxing getaway with my boyfriend. A 4-star hotel, the Westin Los Cabos opened this past April after the property was devastated by Hurricane Newton. The hotel was completely renovated to feature 147 villa-style units and was also converted into a Vistana vacation ownership location. What did I think of the new hotel and would I recommend you to visit? Read on to find out!
London is a city that no matter how many times I’ve been, I always end up discovering something new with each visit. Similar to my home in NYC, London is filled with so many mini-neighborhoods that have distinct and vibrant personalities that are always evolving. A few weeks ago, I traveled to London with my boyfriend who had never been to the UK capital before. In planning our days there, I wanted to be sure to hit the top sights to check off his bucket list while still venturing through some local neighborhoods and restaurants. My research led me to this post: the top 10 things to do in London, especially for a first-timer!
Borough Market is London’s oldest food market and is always on my list to visit no matter how many times I have been. Located in the Southwark neighborhood on the south end of the London Bridge, Borough Market is bustling with stallholders featuring the finest ingredients, quick bites and full-service restaurants, and often hosts fun cooking events and demonstrations. With over 100 vendors to visit and experience, Borough Market can feel overwhelming. Whether a first timer or someone looking for a refresh, enjoy my recommendations for the Best of Borough Market.
I recently went to Pensacola for the first time for my cousin’s wedding and traveled down a few days early to experience both the beach and the downtown area. I have been to the Florida Panhandle in the past as my boyfriend lived in Tallahassee during his Florida State University days and beyond. However, this was my first adventure to the beach where I gawked at the white sand beaches and calm blue waters. The town was surprisingly quaint and sleepy – a great escape for a mini vacation!