The Brightside of a Caribbean Vacation

I cannot say I have ever met a person who doesn’t enjoy a good vacation. Whether you are travelling near or far, a vacation always offers a nice break from reality and busy, day-to-day life. Whether you vacation monthly, once a year or every five years, it is a time to treat yourself and indulge in life’s simple pleasures.

Duty free shopping.
Some of the best items I have ever purchased are from my vacations. This is because many stores in places like the Caribbean offer amazing products at a slightly lower cost. For example, I have found that the duty free shopping in Grand Cayman is some of the best vacation shopping I have ever encountered. Some of the items I have found are unique to the island and I don’t see people wearing back home, which I like as well.

Eating dessert at dinner.
While on vacation, I like to think that calories just don’t count. Treat yourself to that chocolate cake or that Crème Brule, which everyone else around you is feasting on. You can go back to a routine and eating healthy once you are home, but while on vacation, it is time to live it up a little! Vacations are for fun and let’s be honest, dessert exemplifies fun.

Sleeping in and not having a full days agenda.
Today people are so bogged down by their emails, schedules and cellphones that they do not take the time to fully live in the moment. On vacation, you can take the time to completely unplug and not answer to anyone, but yourself. You can enjoy sleeping in instead of jumping out of bed in the morning to rush to work. It is especially easy to throw away an agenda when you’re on a tropical vacation and the only date you have is with the beach.

If you get the chance to get away in the next couple of months, take time for yourself and do what makes you happy. Whether that involves going on long walks, eating steak at dinner or relaxing by the pool from morning till night, make sure to treat yourself!

How to Visit Napa Valley on a Budget

With its verdant hills, acres of vineyards, and temperate climate, Napa Valley in California is one of the world’s premier wine-producing regions. Every year 3.3 million people flock to this region to bike, hike, swim in a veritable pool of wine, and eat rich, delicious food.

However, Napa is not easy on the wallet. Restaurants, hotels, and winery visits add up quickly. Like a money-sucking feedback loop, visitors expect to spend a lot of money, and prices reflect people’s willingness to open their wallets.

I went seeking an answer to the question I ask of all destinations: “Can you travel here on $50 a day?

I found you can, but it takes work. Even if you don’t desire to do it bare-bones, there are ways to cut your expenses and still enjoy an affordable visit to Napa Valley.

Continue reading here.



Luxury Accommodations in New York

Travelers to New York City must find luxury hotels that are going to cater to their needs. These hotels are some of the best in the world, and they create an environment for travelers that is easy to settle in to. The traveler need not venture off the property, and the traveler may host meetings in the hotel for a complete experience.

The Rooms

The rooms in a place like the Hotel Chelsea (under CEO Ed Scheetz) are some of the most beautiful and historic in the world. There are many people who love these rooms because they provide a soft luxury that is hard to find. The room is only the beginning of an adventure, and people who need modern amenities will find them throughout the hotel.

Meeting Rooms

The meeting rooms in the hotel are perfect for business that must be done by travelers from around the world. Bring many people together in the hotel for a single meeting, and all the work can be completed right there. The wireless Internet, conference phones and catering services make the meetings much easier for everyone in attendance.

The Restaurant

The restaurants on the property provide a nice place for people to eat that are just as nice as the rooms. A working lunch or dinner can be had in a gorgeous location, and clients can be wined or dined with the help of the places that are located in the hotel. Every person who visits the hotel is going to find that they are able to make the most of everything located in the hotel.

The Bar

People can sit down to a drink in the bar at the hotel when they need to complete business or relax. The Hotel Chelsea and its cousins offer many places for people to meet and talk over their business deals. There are so many ways to make the deals come through, and people who stay in the Hotel Chelsea get everything they need.


Laundry service at a place like the Hotel Chelsea will help people who are staying for several days. The laundry can be done as needed, and every person who needs clean laundry can send off their clothes for cleaning.

The Hotel Chelsea and its cousins make business and leisure travelers feel comfortable in New York City. These are some of the best hotels in the world, and they have a rich tradition or sophisticated service.

Beyond Apparel: Unique Shopping Found in Grand Cayman

Bon Vivant Kitchen Studio
Equal parts kitchen and retail storefront, Bon Vivant attracts anyone with a remote appreciation for the culinary arts, amateur and professional chefs alike. Offering quality brands of kitchenware, accessories and more, Bon Vivant teems with inspiration for your own home kitchen or recipes.

If you are looking for something fun to do in Grand Cayman, stop by one of the many open demonstrations led by top Grand Cayman chefs in the store’s central and fully functional kitchen and learn how to prepare anything, from sushi to seasonal specialties. Recent favorite demo series have included Lobster Lovin’ when participants learned to prepare gourmet lobster dishes (pan fried raviolis and crispy lobster tacos!) and Best of Brunch, when apprentices got the opportunity to master the art of crepe making with professional chefs. As far as the spirit of friendly competition goes, Bon Vivant offers up the facilities for plenty of competitions (amateurs only, however, to level out the playing field).

Books & Books
Everyone knows that nothing quite compares to leisure reading whilst on vacation. Books & Books, a highly respected South Florida-based independent bookstore, expanded their storefronts to Camana Bay in 2007. Though the brand does describe itself as an “independently-minded neighborhood bookstore,” it’s really a community center for literary enthusiasts–writers, readers, magazine-lovers, and even those who just love the atmosphere. With weekly children’s story times and craft times, book clubs, open mics and even bilingual poetry, Books & Books certainly does have something for everyone.

West Indies Wine Company
Located just steps away from Seven Mile Beach, West Indies Wine Co showcases a vast selection of over 80 wines, making it the largest tasting room in the Caribbean, Central and South America as well as the island’s largest champagne and sparkling wine by the glass menu. One of the most special components of the Cayman Islands in general is the very educated yet also informal wine market. The West Indies Wine Co merges perfectly with that vibe.

Utilizing Napa Technology’s state-of-the-art Wine Station, the tasting room’s atmosphere is relaxed and independent–even self-serve if you feel so inclined–yet features extremely high-end wines and a well-versed staff who is always there to talk wine. Though there isn’t a full bar for those who prefer spirits over wines, they aren’t completely out of luck. West Indies also has a full retail establishment where guests can stroll through other sommelier selections that include rums, whiskeys, gins and, you guessed it–all of those wines that you just sampled. Additionally, plenty of microbrews and craft beers, ciders and ales are available during tastings.

Travelling is a Way of Outdoor Recreation


Everyone wants to travel in or out of the country. Travelling is  great way to be relied from stressed and be exposed to other places. This is the best reason recreation one can have. This is a unique kind of recreation which will make people look forward to again. Travelling can be done in the country or out the country. This is mainly done during holidays and rest months after schools and a gift to yourself for having a jobe well done. Whatever the purpose of job well done one thing is for sure that this is the best kind of recreation among all other recreations in the world.

Before travelling one is sure excited to ask, when , what, how are the question s related to travelling. Since everyone is excited to go out of the country and is relaxing, travelling is never a boring activity unless you have travelled the whole world already. As you may see that travelling gives most benefits to a person. To know what these are,the following are the benefits of travelling as a recreation:

  1. You get to be socially inclined and find yourself more interested in to get to know more about the people and the places they live. You can find good friends along the way. This is important since communication breaks barriers. It is good to build a smooth relationship with different people with different culture. The importance her is respect of individual beliefs.
  2. You can see new places and experience its pleasures and afvantages of getting into new ones
  3. Relaxation is the word when you want to travel. For sure, relaxation is different when you are away from home. This is stress releaser and the only thing that can make life more enjoyable and meaningful by relaxing during travelling.
  4. You get to know values and cultures of the people all ove the wordl. You would know how to respect them and how and what are the things that makes other people differ from the rest.
  5. collageAnother advantage is that travelling disconnects us from our usual routine. This needs to make ourselves realize that life is more than having te natural and normal way you have. There is more than enough happiness in the world than reaching out and letting yourself expose.
  6. You are more open to new changes and see changes as a great way to improve ones life. A lot of people have experienced from being out for weeks and travel for a couple of days or weeks ,when they come back became a better man than before. This is because something has break the chain of being simple and boring person. Always give yourself to wander off to allow yourself being more exciting person and releasing the person in you.
  7. This is a unique way of creating good memories with the friends you love and your family as well. This is a great way of family bonding. A lot of people do not have time to bond with their families as hectic schedules will not allow them. That is why travelling or having long drives is best for the parents to connect back to their children and parents as well will have time for each other.
  8. You can never say that travelling is expensive form of recreation. No, since there are cheap ways and places to go to unwind to. It does not necessarily mena that travelling far is a great recreation to bond with families or friends or a time to relax since you are far. Just as long you are away from home that is already considered travelling.

Travelling near or far brings a lot of good benefits for you and your family. The most important of travelling is to always be safe and always be ready for anything physically, mentally ,emotionally and financially, and everything will fall into its place properly.

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