Exploring San Juan in the Kia Sportage

Exploring San Juan in the Kia Sportage

On our sister’s weekend in Puerto Rico, outside of finding a hotel, the question of transportation came up. Since we wanted to explore the area, we decided to rent. Upon arrival to San Juan International Airport, we were upgraded from a Hyundai Accent to a 2017 Kia Sportage. Read more about the Kia Sportage and how we used it to explore San Juan during our stay in Puerto Rico. This SUV didn’t come...

Sister’s Weekend at the Verdanza Hotel San Juan

Sister's Weekend at the Verdanza Hotel San Juan

You may recall seeing on Instagram my visit to San Juan, Puerto Rico with my youngest sister for an extended weekend. The last time we went to the Caribbean together was in 2004 so a trip was overdue, plus she needed a break from mom/wife life. We purchased a flight deal for $100 round-trip each, so splurging on a hotel wasn’t a big deal. Luckily, I was able to find a great deal on Travelzoo for...

Discovering My Roots with Ancestry DNA

Discovering My Roots with Ancestry DNA

In school, I’ve always loved history and learning about other cultures. There’s no doubt it has influenced me to travel as often as I do. After hearing different stories of my family’s past, I decided to buy an Ancestry DNA kit online. When I saw my mother’s results from a test taken sometime last year, it really interested me to do one myself. These were her results: 74% African 23% Asian 1% European 2% Pacific Islander...

Vacation Cruising in the Nissan Rogue

Vacation Cruising in the Nissan Rogue

With 10 adults and 5 children on a family vacation, an extra vehicle was needed. A few weeks before heading to Orlando, I decided to get a rental to accommodate everyone. Since I enjoyed the Ford Escape so much, I chose that or it’s equivalent, but only the Nissan Rogue was available. Read more about our week with the 2015 Nissan Rogue. Still being somewhat intimidated driving huge cars, the Nissan Rogue was a good size. We’re...

3 Reasons Why I Loved the 2016 Mazda CX-5

3 Reasons Why I Loved the 2016 Mazda CX-5

Many thanks to DriveShop and Mazda for providing the 2016 CX-5 Grand Touring for my review. If you follow me on Snapchat, you might remember me receiving the Mazda CX-5. I initially got the car to take us to Dorney Park for the weekend, but it a rainy week. Despite the rain, I was still able to use it. With all these car rentals and testing that I’ve been doing, the 2016...

5 Reasons to Support Bazodee the Movie

5 Reasons to Support Bazodee the Movie

I was provided press passes to the Bazodee movie premiere in exchange for my honest opinion. BA•ZO•DEE (adj) A state of confusion; a state of love Last week Soca lovers along with men and women within the film and Caribbean entertainment industry gathered at the Play Station Theater witnessing Caribbean history for Bazodee the movie premiere. Bazodee is a Bollywood-like Caribbean musical and the first movie released by Serafini Pictures and Machel Montano’s...

Family Fun on I-Drive 360 Orlando

Family Fun on I-Drive 360 Orlando

My family rented another villa in the Kissimmee, Florida area for our annual vacation. We visited Disney and Legoland again, but I wanted to do something different. During my search, I discovered I-Drive 360 on International Drive that has a lot of activities for families. I-Drive 360 is the home to the Coca-Cola Orlando Eye, Madame Tussauds, Sea Life Aquarium, Skeleton Museum and Arcade City. We initially wanted to do the package with the Orlando...