Caribbean · Other Resorts · The Dominican Republic · Travel

Acorn Ridge: Privately Owned, Affordable Condos in the Dominican Republic

Acorn Ridge Cabin Rentals: Privately Owned, Affordable Condos in the Dominican Republic I've had the pleasure of working with Acorn Ridge Cabin Rentals twice so far this year. They have private condos in the Dominican Republic and cabins in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. This first review is specific to tell you about their Privately… Continue reading Acorn Ridge: Privately Owned, Affordable Condos in the Dominican Republic

South Carolina · Travel

A Weekend at Sonesta Hilton Head Island Resort

A Weekend at Sonesta Hilton Head Island As a Virginian, I've spent my entire life going to the different beaching along the NC and SC coast. However, I had actually never been to Hilton Head Island before this trip. I had heard great things, and now I know why. The beach itself is gorgeous, the… Continue reading A Weekend at Sonesta Hilton Head Island Resort

Caribbean · Mexico · Other Resorts · Travel

Affordable All-Inclusive Resort in Cancun: Occidental Tucancun

Affordable All-Inclusive Resort in Cancun, Mexico: Occidental Tucancun In July, we booked a last-minute trip to Cancun, Mexico through CheapCaribbean.com. We stayed at Occidental Tucancun,  which is an affordable all-inclusive resort in Cancun. Located right beside the luxury mall, we felt very safe and even walked to the mall several times to go to a grocery… Continue reading Affordable All-Inclusive Resort in Cancun: Occidental Tucancun

fashion · Fashion/Beauty

The Best Affordable Swimsuits for Summer 2019

I spoiled myself with new swimsuits for my latest trip to Jamaica, and they are too good not to share! Every single one is under $40; most are under $30! I can't get down with these $70 swimsuits - I don't care how cute they are. So hopefully this post gives you some summer inspiration… Continue reading The Best Affordable Swimsuits for Summer 2019

Caribbean · Sandals Resorts · Travel Tips

10 Reasons to Choose Sandals Resorts

10 Reasons to Choose Sandals Resorts I get so excited every time one of you messages me to say that you're considering going to a Sandals Resort! Clearly, I talk a lot about them - but I can't say it enough: there is no better overall travel company than Sandals Resorts! I've detailed almost all… Continue reading 10 Reasons to Choose Sandals Resorts

Caribbean · Sandals Resorts · Travel

Sandals Negril | Christmas in Jamaica + Scuba Diving Certification

Sandals Negril It's no secret that we love Sandals Resorts. I could talk about them all day long and am planning on making a blog post comparing the different resorts soon. The layout of Sandals Negril was completely gorgeous. I was impressed that 90% of the rooms have an ocean view. The resort sits in… Continue reading Sandals Negril | Christmas in Jamaica + Scuba Diving Certification

Blogging · Travel · Travel Tips

A Reflection of My First Year of Travel Blogging & Why I continue to do it

A Reflection of My First Year of Travel Blogging I have good reason to say that 2018 has been the most exciting, rewarding, stressful, and memorable year of my life.  I pushed publish on WineandWeekends.com in July of 2017, but I didn't truly start treating it as a business until January of 2018. So here… Continue reading A Reflection of My First Year of Travel Blogging & Why I continue to do it

Caribbean · Other Resorts · St. Martin · Travel

Hotel L’Esplanade | An Exquisite and Intimate Boutique Hotel in St. Martin

Hotel L'Esplanade An Exquisite and Intimate Boutique Hotel in St. Martin About St. Martin: On September 6th, 2017, the island of St. Martin was changed forever. Hurricane Irma, a category 5 hurricane, devastated the island and destroyed pretty much everything. As most Caribbean islands, the economy of St. Martin is made up of 84% tourism.… Continue reading Hotel L’Esplanade | An Exquisite and Intimate Boutique Hotel in St. Martin

Caribbean · Other Resorts · Travel

Why the Island of St. Martin should be your Next Vacation

Why the Island of St. Martin should be your Next Vacation: Background of St. Martin:The island of St. Martin is owned half by the French and half by the Dutch. The airport is on the Dutch side, but a taxi ride to the French side is only around a 20 minute drive. The beauty of… Continue reading Why the Island of St. Martin should be your Next Vacation

Blogging · lifestyle · Photography

The Best Affordable Photography Equipment

The Best Affordable Photography Equipment As someone who documents a large portion of my life for part of my "living"... cameras and photography are a pretty big deal. However, I don't think you have to be a blogger to appreciate a good photo. We all love taking pictures of our lives and sharing them with… Continue reading The Best Affordable Photography Equipment