For some people, their favorite time of the year includes cold, wet, snowy weather. For others, like us, we’d rather travel to warm, tropical destinations while its cold and rainy at home. The dreaded winter time: cold, rain, hail, sleet, snow, all words that can be devastating to our psyche. That’s why we usually plan vacations to tropical places to escape the dreary weather. We are definitely guilty of this in the fall and winter as the Pacific Northwest can be long and gloomy. But not all vacations need to be planned around tropical destinations and fruity cocktails. Some of the best vacations can involve the cold, in particular the snow! As we are making our travel plans for this upcoming winter, we have compiled a list of our 5 favorite winter getaways to plan for this year.
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When it came down to choosing our destination wedding, we fell in LOVE with Secrets Wild Orchid in Jamaica and that was before we even stayed at the property. From the pictures and reviews we read online it looked absolutely lovely. You can never be to sure until you experience it for yourself. But once we arrived at the Secrets Resort for our December destination wedding, we were in heaven! This resort is just to die for! From the gorgeous beaches to the phenomenal service, there was no better way to spend our first week as husband and wife.
Staying consistent with your health routine while traveling is definitely a challenge. Often times, we choose to forego the exercising and healthy eating in order to indulge in the authentic local food and laze around at the beach with a cocktail in hand. You might not have access to a gym like you do at home, or might not have access to a kitchen to make all your food, but that shouldn’t stop you. Whether you are traveling for work or are off on your next vacation, here are 8 tips to stay in shape while traveling.
Are you traveling and don’t have access to a gym? There are still plenty of ways to get a good workout in! We love to workout, even on the road, but sometimes it can be challenging to get a solid sweat in. A bodyweight workout is one of the easiest ways to get a workout in while traveling. Its easy to do in your hotel room and you don’t need any equipment besides yourself!
If you love waterfalls and nature, Silver Falls is the perfect place for you. With plenty of waterfalls, and forest-like scenery, it’s hard to imagine a prettier state park. Honestly, I am disappointed in myself for making it all this time WITHOUT visiting Silver Falls State Park, as I have lived in Oregon my whole life! Silver Falls is the largest state park in Oregon, at 9200 acres. And now that we’ve visited Silver Falls in person, we think it has some of the best waterfalls that we’ve ever seen! This park is one of the prettiest places we’ve ever seen! If you come to Oregon, you must make a trip to Salem to see these falls for yourself!
This is a sponsored post. As always, all opinions are my own.
Who doesn’t like saving money? I tried my hand at couponing a few times, and just wasn’t cutting it. It wasn’t that I didn’t have the time to do it, I just always seemed to forget the dang coupon at home! But now, thanks to technology, there’s no need to cut the coupon out AND remember to bring it with you to the store. Now, Groupon has coupons, conveniently called “Groupon Coupons” and they are super easy to us! If you’re going to be buying it anyway, might as well look for a coupon.
Oregon is one of the best states out there! I may be a little biased because I live here, but it truly is a great state! From the beach to the mountains and lakes, there is never a dull moment if you’re a nature lover. If you are ever visiting Portland, make sure you check out these day trips! Today, we’re going to go more in depth into visiting the Oregon Coast from Portland. The coast is one of our favorite places to go within Oregon, mostly because there is so much to see and do, but it’s also a great place to go and relax for the weekend. If you’ve never been to the Oregon Coast, be forewarned that it is nothing like the beach in Southern California or Florida. It is usually cold and overcast, and even sometimes stormy. Very rarely is it perfect blue sky and hot! Don’t plan on sunbathing in your suit! But, the Oregon coast is BEAUTIFUL! The Oregon coast runs along the Pacific Ocean, stretching over 360 miles! Typically the Oregon coast is divided into 3 regions- North, Central and South. We’re going to focus on the central coast- from Lincoln City to Florence. Lincoln City and the surrounding beauty is our favorite part of the Oregon Coast. You’ll see why soon enough!
We have heard some of the best views while zip-lining are in Central America. Once we booked our trip to Costa Rica and Nicaragua, we knew we had to find a place to try zip-lining. There are plenty of places that have zip-line tours. It wasn’t until we were staying in San Juan Del Sur, and we passed by Da’ Flying Frog Adventures multiple times on our way to and from town. After a little more research we decided this was where we wanted to go! Luckily our villa, Bahia Del Sol, was so helpful, they called Da’ Flying Frog and got us all set up. We called the day before and we instantly had plans for a zip-line adventure the next morning. There was no turning back now!
Visiting the United States of America is a dream for many people. From the Empire State building in New York City to California’s Disneyland, there are so many beautiful things to see and do in the USA. However, it isn’t always the easiest to obtain a visa and can be quite stressful to plan your trip into the country. Due to the Visa Waiver Program (VFP), traveling to the United States is easier now more than ever.
Before our visit to Southeast Asia last spring, I didn’t really know what Songkran was. I probably would still not have any idea if we didn’t make a trip to visit my husband’s family in Laos. It just so happened that we would be there during the Thai (and also Laos) New Year. I had no idea what to expect, except for the fact that Google search told me there was a huge water fight! I’m so glad to have been able to join in this celebration! We were too busy getting soaked so we didn’t get as many great pictures as we wanted, I guess we will just have to go back again to celebrate.