The Ultimate Vacation Packing List

It’s that time of year…..VACATION TIME!! This year we have opted to travel within the US and will be traveling to


Miami, Florida! Ahhh The last time I was in Miami was back in 2012 as a young wild and free hot thang haha. We truly had an amazing time and this time around it will be a vacation for my family and I. HEY that doesn’t mean I can’t bring sexy back right?!!! Ha ha ha let me stay on track here the point of this post is to be as helpful as possible and share my packing list with you guys! Packing is truly one of my favorite parts of traveling, but it can be somewhat stressful when you’re packing for more than just yourself! When packing for your trip think about or try to picture what you’ll be doing. For example, I see myself waking up in 80 degree weather doing a KICK ass HIIT workout and being a beach bunny until the sun goes down then maybe a nice dinner or something to dress up for and enjoy a night on the town at a kid friendly place. As I’ve gained experience traveling I must say traveling light is key! I try to choose pieces that mix and match and pretty much serve a double purpose.


Toiletries
1. Face Wash 
2. Toothbrush/Toothpaste/Floss
3. Soap/Body Wash
4. Shampoo/Conditioner
5. Razor/Shaving Cream
6.Sunscreen/Lip Balm with spf 15
7. Body Lotion
8. Tanning Lotion/Aloe Vera
9.Brush/Comb
10.Perfume
11. Hair Dryer/Flat Iron
12. Deodorant 
13.Makeup
14. Birth Control
15. Aspirin/ Pain relief medicine
16. Feminine Hygiene Products
17. Glasses/Contact lenses and Contact Solution
For those Beach/Pool Days
1. Flip Flops or Comfy Sandals (ones that you don’t mind getting wet or filled with sand)
2. Towel
3.Cover Up/Tunic
4. Shorts
5. Tank Tops
6. Beach Bag
7.Bikini
8. Sunglasses
9.Hair Ties
10. Portable Music player (if you’re into listening to music on the beach)

Day Clothing/Sight Seeing/Evening  
1. Underwear/Bras
2. Comfortable walking shoes/workout shoes
3. Workout Clothes/ Leggings and Workout Tanks
4. Shorts/Tank Tops
5. Rain Jacket
6. Dressy Sandals
7. High Heels
8.Sexy Dresses
9. Pajamas
10. Evening Purse

For the Kids
1. Shorts
2. Tank Tops/T-shirts
3. Comfortable Sandals and Shoes
4. Tablet or Ipad to keep them entertained as soon as they get bored from the non tech stuff you will be doing
5. Socks/Underwear/Under Shirts/ Pajamas
6. Tooth brush/Tooth paste ( The kid toothpaste that they like)
7. Brush (of course you can use yours that your already taking)
In your carry on bag you want to take of course chargers for your phone/camera/iPad/laptop if traveling with one. A coloring book or activity book for the plane is also a great way to keep your little one entertained. I like to read a book from my iPad or watch Netflix if the flight offers WIFI. I do plan on traveling with a stroller and booster seat for the car rental. Do not forget your important travel documents such as Itineraries, State ID/Driver License/Passport. If you can email yourself a copy of a photo of these just incase thats also a great idea. I always get to the airports super early so I can relax before boarding the plane and make sure my little one is comfy. Ive been traveling with her since she was an infant and she is used to the travel process but for first time parents it can seem a bit daunting. TRUST me its not so bad and once you get through this flight you will want to travel more with your little one. Also a lollipop is great for younger kids as the plane takes off so they are more distracted from the ear pressure. All in all this is my packing list and advice for traveling feel free to suggest any other tips that make your traveling easier!
            
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Shocking Update….

Hey everyone! Im back! I havent been on in a while. Hmmmm where do I start?? Ok lets start back in June.


Well my husband and I separated because we simply werent getting along. Things got to stressful so we decided to just take a break and thought it was going to be for good. Well to help ease the pain I booked a trip to Miami alone.I was in Miami June 28th for about a week. I was so depressed that I lost a ton of weight and looked very skinny.  I was pobably the skinniest Ive ever been 114 pounds.Thank god a good girl friend of mine met me in Miami! This made me forget about my troubles and we focused on partying! We went to all the hot spots in Miami like Cameo, Mangos, Space and a few other clubs. I had a BLAST!

 When I got back to chicago in July I was still partying and got into hanging with the wrong crowd. I started hanging with the wrong type of girls and ended up cutting them off. I was HATED for that one. I dont think these girls understood I just wanted to greive the breakup alone. They took offense to me not wanting to hang out with them and I made enemies. One of the girls got mad becuase I became friends with a guy she liked. 

 I left to California in August for another week to visit family and party some more with my girl who met me in Miami. We definitely took over the West Coast the way we took over Miami.  I was at Disney Land when I started recieving threatning phone calls from the fake bitches I used to hang out with. I didnt have time to deal with it so let it go to voice mail. 

When I got back to Chicago my girl actually flew out to visit MY hometown the way I visited hers. We partied some more and more but one night I was walking out of the club me and her were hosting and the enemies pulled up to my car which was parked and tried to jump me. I had a few guys with me who didnt let them touch me. Once these animals realized I couldnt be touched they took empty Vodka bottles and threw them at my car. They did this in front of a club where  I was very well known. I let that horrible event fly as I am not a vengeful person and it was on to the next club. 

 I then flew out to Miami again and come to find out one of the girls car was burnt! I mean FRIED CRISPY! lol well isnt Karma a bitch! After that event because of the concerns of my family I layed low for a while and cooled out on the party scene as my mother and famiy were convinced the animals would seek revenge! 

 I stood home alot because my brother who battled cancer for 19 years was at his end. September 27, 2012 I lost my brother. This changed my life completely! Of course my husband found out my brother had passed and because of the history they had of knowing eachother his family and him payed their respects to my brothers funeral. Seeing my husband for the first time in three months was like falling in love at first sight. I realized no amount of partying and no guy could fill in the empty gap I had of missing and wanting to be with my husband. 

He walked up to me and gave me a hug and it was such a meanngful hug. At that moment I knew he missed me as well. That same night we went home and made love! Probably the most passionate love we have ever had and continued seeing each other. My birthday was October 4th and that we weekend we wen to a bar in Rosemont called Adobe with some of my friends. I was feeling weird i felt like none of my clothes fit and I was just not myself. 

That weekend we went to the movies with my mom and I never ate popcorn the way i ate that popcorn. My mom suspected something I would NEVER suspect! Yep….She asked me if I was pregnant!!! I said HELL NO! Theres no way! I was in denial. 

October 18th my mom again asked me if I had gotten my period I then realized oh crap im a week late! We went and bought a First Response Pregnancy test. We actually bought 3! I took all of them and yes they came out POSITIVE! Yep thats right this sexy lady right here is expecting her first baby. Its crazy how life works but I wouldnt change it for the world. Here is a pic of my baby! Im due in June!

"The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page!"

Hi guys! I took a break from blogging but wanted to share with you guys my travel experiences! I have been to quite a few places so one by one il share my experience with you until youve learned about all the places I have been! Hmmmmm… Where should I start?? Let me take you on an adventure to a tropical place where the weather is nice and hot, the beaches have white sand and clear turquiose water the resort has everything you could ask for all for one single price you pay and the fun NEVER STOPS! Close your eyes and pretend your on a plane to….

PUNTA CANA, D.R!!  Palm trees dot the landscape, and Punta Cana is one of the most beautiful areas of the Dominican Republic. The many resorts located in Punta Cana include large number of new resorts that include spas, casinos, an amazing selection of dining options, on-site weddings, kids’ clubs and swimming pools.  

The Dominican Republic lies about 800 miles/1,280 kilometers southeast of Miami and is bordered in the Greater Antilles chain by Cuba to the West, and Puerto Rico to the East.
The island of Hispaniola, which the Dominican Republic shares with Haiti, totals some 48,482 square miles/126,053 square kilometers, making it the second-largest island in the Caribbean.  

The Punta Cana area consists almost exclusively of large all-inclusive resorts that cater mostly to couples or families. The exception is spring school break, when groups of university students fly down from Canada and the US.

Climate
The weather in Punta Cana is very mild all year-round, with the temperatures averaging around 25°C (77°F). There is a very slight difference in the temperature from season to season. Travellers visiting Punta Cana at any time of the year may almost count on extended periods of sunshine and blue skies – an ideal weather for relaxation, water sports and getting a nice suntan.

Theres so much to do in Punta Cana I could go on forever but dont want to bore you! So with that being said take a look at some pictures and consider going there for YOUR next vacation!
 To Get an idea of where you want to go next I would suggest Bookit.com they are the best vacation booking site ever! Ive booked all of my vacations through them and have no regrets and will continue to use them for my future vacations! 🙂

Lobby Of the Resort
View From Room

Very Nice Comfy bed

What places have you guys been to that you absolutely loved??