My First GoPro Fail

After having a GoPro for a year and a half, I have officially had my first GoPro fail! After turning on all the lights in the room, setting up the GoPro on my XShot perfectly, and snapping hundreds of fun and festive holiday shots, I thought we’d end up with the perfect Christmas pictures. Later after reviewing the pictures we had taken, I realized that our photo shoot was a bomb. Unsuccessful. All of my Christmas Day family photos came out blurry. Although their imperfect, they’re still hilarious and special memories captured with my fiancés family. They’re still keepers.

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Hotel Cayo Santa Maria, Cuba

Cayo Santa Maria

Cayo Santa Maria

View from my balcony

Hotel Cayo Santa Maria in Cuba is considered one of the top rated five star hotels in Cayo Santa Maria. After a week long getaway at Hotel Cayo Santa Maria I can see why its considered a luxurious destination for vacationers. As a backpacker and down to earth traveler it’s not often that I get the opportunity to stay a resort. Typically I much prefer to travel my way through a country from city to city and hostel to hostel. However, there are times when I crave a holiday just like anyone else. After 5 months of traveling my way through Canada, U.S., Australia, and New Zealand, I knew it was time for a beach getaway to relax, recoup, rejuvenate, and get ready for my next long haul backpacking adventure through Europe! Continue reading

10 Great Things About Cayo Santa Maria

If these 10 things don’t persuade you to love Cayo Santa Maria, Cuba then I don’t think anything will…

1. Water the colour of TURQUOISE…Cayo Santa Maria

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Trying Out My Turquoise LiteGear City Tote in Cuba

CityToteCityToteWho would have thought that I get to try out a brand new turquoise travel bag in a new turquoise destination? I got to try out my new mallard green (i.e. turquoise) LiteGear City Tote in Cayo Santa Maria, Cuba. The City Tote was the perfect travel accessory to help make exploring my white sand and sunny island vacation a breeze. With my turquoise tote in tow, I was able to pack everything I needed for the day in one conveniently organized bag. The light weight, yet durable bag made carrying around my beach essentials effortless. The meticulously designed bag has features to make my life easier–especially for travel with only a carry-on. Continue reading

Your Next Getaway is Closer Than You Think!

Guest Post by: Local Home Swap

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Local Home Swap

Being involved with home swapping has allowed me to travel the world while only paying for my transportation. But now, with work and other demands, travelling abroad is becoming less frequent. Yet with still having the need to regularly get away, I came upon the perfect solution – house swapping locally where the swap is only a road trip away. Here homeowners trade their city homes for country retreats and vice versa offering everyone a much needed change of pace without the stress of a long distance trip. Continue reading