Discovering My Roots with Ancestry DNA

Discovering My Roots with Ancestry DNA

There’s no doubt that my love for history and culture 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 What comes in the...

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 the Bazodee movie premiere. Bazodee is a Bollywood-like Caribbean musical and the first movie released by Serafini Pictures and Machel Montano’s own...

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...

Enjoying Me Time at the Holiday Inn Manhattan View

Enjoying Me Time at the Holiday Inn Manhattan View

I was provided with a complimentary stay for my review. All opinions expressed are my own. Changes at work, home or regular vacation withdraws makes me want to get away. Last month I decided to take a break and get some “me time” at the Holiday Inn Manhattan View. The hotel is in Long Island City, minutes away from LaGuardia Airport a short train ride to Manhattan and has two restaurants offering breakfast through...

Celebrating Summer at Splish Splash Waterpark

Splish Splash Kiddie Slides

Many thanks to Splish Splash Waterpark for providing complimentary tickets. As always, all opinions expressed are my own. June has a busy month for my family. School is over, both of my nieces celebrated birthdays, and my nephew is going to kindergarten come fall. To wrap all the celebrations in one fun-filled day, we took a day trip to Splish Splash Waterpark last weekend. Below are our favorite rides for the day....

Wedding Prep at the Sheraton Brooklyn

Wedding Prep at the Sheraton Brooklyn

In my last post, I shared my excitement for my friend’s wedding. A few weeks before the big day, we had to make a change of venue for getting ready; our initial venue wasn’t finished with renovations so the bridal party stayed at the Sheraton Brooklyn. We chose this hotel because it was close drive to the church where the ceremony and reception was held, public transportation was walking distance,...