If you are anything like me, when it comes time to pack, you're either trying to cram everything in a suitcase, or you have no clue where to start.
All Inclusive Resorts are great, unlimited food plus unlimited booze equals unlimited fun. However, the fun requires you to wear clothes, as sometimes your bathing suit just isn't enough.
Check out the handy guide below to help you pack.
While I wasn't in Grenada as long as I would have liked, I did manage to squeeze quite a few activities and excursions into my work trip. Let's get into a few of the things you can experience on this spice filled island.
Everything you need to know about Grenada
Grenda is a West Indies Caribbean island boasting tons of spice (as they are the worlds biggest supplier of nutmeg), lovely beaches and even lovelier people and scenery. Get into my tip 5 reasons of why you should add this destination to your 2020 must visit list.
Bonus Tip - the spices of course. Nutmeg is king here, and a few steps off the plane you will know why. In addition great chocolate, vanilla, other spices and rum (rum is a spice to me) can also be easily accessible.
I'm planning a trip to Grenada's Carnival, grab your spot before its gone....or let me plan your own custom experience.
While the resort recently had its grand opening with Rock Star Royalty acts such as Marc Anthony and Lil Jon, I got the chance to spend a few days frolicking in the beauty that is the Hard Rock Los Cabos. Get into why you need to add this resort to your must visit list when you head to Los Cabos.
Kimpton Seafire Hello!
As I first entered the property I was blown away by the design. I felt like I walked into Beyonce’s living room of her Caribbean oasis, complete with the most beautiful Ikat rug and table configuration, large pool table tucked in one corner, ample seating space that scream boy whisper something sweet in my ear, and the views of the blue Caribbean ocean peaking in at you reminding you that you are not in Kansas anymore more, Dorthy you’ve arrived in paradise.
The property is moderately sized, about 260 rooms The building itself is raised, so from the lobby or the Ava restaurant you look down over the grounds and a pool that sways through the middle of the resort. The beach is expertly maintained, with umbrellas and chairs placed in the most perfect locations, while Watersports and other beach activities go on in the distance. The rooms have so much swag, you will debate if you want to leave or not. If you are in the presidential suite I would wager your time outside of that room would be limited, as it has EVERYTHANG, kitchen, grill, dining area and 2 impeccable bedrooms. Like where do you need to got besides the beach?
Beachside restaurants fill the air with smells of deliciousness, and the master mixologists craft cocktails from scratch. I do not like Pina coladas, however I will fly back to the Grand Cayman to get just a sip of the Pina cold that was made for me. I truly believe my mixologist personally climbed a coconut tree, then cracked it open and emptied it of its goodness, chilled that goodness, added some fresh pineapple and somehow swirled a golden rum thru the concoction. Good is an understatement for how this property handles food and beverages. In my Tony the tiger voice, "It's Grrrrreat". Don’t skip out on brunch either, its held on Sundays from noon to 3 and is a magical treat. Reservations are required for this event and they do go fast. Also, make sure you are back at the property for happy hour at 5pm, it allows you a complimentary glass of wine and small bite of deliciousness from one of the restaurants, its was definitely a great start to my evenings.
Some people shy away from Boutique properties, as some can be a tad bit conservative or pretentious. This is not a problem you will encounter at the Kimpton Seafire. The staff are allowed to let their personalities shine bright. This was evident from (insert wedding coordinator names) whose hair gave me subtle purple reign vibes (I will love Prince forever, so enjoy all the references you can get), or someone photobombing my picture as I tried to capture the awesome bar in Ava . Its fun, a vibe that is contagious and welcoming, and real.
The Kimpton Seafire is a boutique resort (non all inclusive) that will be perfect for weddings, romantic getaways, baby moons, girls retreats, and small family gatherings. While its fab, well traveled children will also appreciate this resort.
Are you ready to pack your bags? If so, contact us so we can get you on your way to paradise.
Air is tricky, and forever changing, so I try to do my due diligence and fly with as many carriers as logistically possible, to advise my clients on what they can expect. This is my second time flying frontier in the past two weeks, let’s jump into my top observations.
The recent announcement of that guy banning travel to Cuba left a sour taste in my mouth, as I recently got to experience the destination via cruise. Its a very culturally rich destination, with great people. For those of you who didn't get to experience the destination, feel free to rummage thru my recap!
Grand Cayman is British territory and the largest of the Cayman Islands; Cayman Brac and Little Cayman make up the remaining islands. George Town, Is the capital of Grand Cayman and serves as a business and shopping hub for the Cayman Islands, and is also a frequent port stop for many cruise itineraries. Georgetown also serves as a financial hub for individuals looking to bank excess cash.
I spent 72 hours on the island and my major takeaway is its incredibly safe. I walked, rode public transportation and explored with great ease and a level of safety I don’t encounter in many destinations. The people are genuine and warm, they stay out of your business unless invited into it. Many of the locals also warned me against excessive drinking when I inquired about bars and lounges (insert major side eye).
What are you using to zip through the airport? The last several years TSA Precheck and Global Entry have given me life (or saved my life depending on my how late I may have arrived) while zipping thru airports. I never batted an eye until I was coming back from St. Lucia and the Mobile Passport line had about 10 fewer folks waiting than the Global Entry line. So I’m curious to know what are you using?
What Am I Talking About?
For those that don’t know - TSA Precheck is a paid service that allows you access to a priority line for clearing TSA at most US airports. You aren’t required to remove shoes, laptops from backpacks or lightweight jackets. I would steer clear of wearing an arm full of meta & goldl bangles and bracelets (this is really a note for myself as I always travel with courage bracelets).
Global Entry is a paid service that allows you priority access thru customs once you are returning to the states from your International jaunts. Bonus Fries - If you purchase Global Entry you get TSA Precheck free, so for me it was the better buy, and maybe $15 price difference. Once you get off the plane you scan your passport in a kiosk, have your fingerprints scanned, and get a receipt to give to the Customs rep. Easy peasy.
***In addition to the costs, TSA Precheck and Global Entry require an application and interview to vet you, you can find more information here.
Mobile Passport is Free 99. Its an app that allows you to create a profile with your passport information. On your way home you load your info into the app, the app shoots out a snazy barcode, you then get off the plane walk into a line and show the Customs rep the code, and then you wait for bags, lol. Its free so its so much better than standing in the general population line with 300 other passengers who just deplaned.
So as I waited, I wondered what the dill pickle was going on, but it also prompted me to practice what I preach and try out this Mobile Passport lifestyle (I always advise clients who don’t have Global Entry to download and use Mobile Passport).
So, how are you zipping thru the airport? Let us know in the comments section.
So, 2019 started quickly and with a bang. A few sleeps after the the New Year ball dropped I was smack dead in the middle of hosting my first group trip of the year. In January, I travelled to St Lucia along with 13 ladies for a few birthday celebrations, laughs, cocktails and lots of fun. We stayed at the Hideaway by Royalton St Lucia and here is why you’ll love it.
Hi, I'm Prissi, the owner and lead consultant at Prissi Travels.