Sunday, January 31, 2016
Mexico day numero dos was filled with a trip to Delphinus in Riviera Maya (a 10 minute drive from our resort in Playa Del Carmen) to swim with dolphins.
We were able to get in the water with trainers on the side guiding us through the process.
The dolphins swam around us so we could use to them and vice versa.
We were able to pet,
get and give kisses,
take a try at being a trainer and giving them instructions,
and get a ride from the dolphins.
Dolphins are amazingly smart and beautiful creatures.
Saturday, January 30, 2016
After many different trip ideas, my Czech family and I packed our bags to go to Mexico for a week. I wasn't expecting a tropical visit during my stay so I didn't pack any warm clothing and Ivanka lost a few kilos and didn't want to buy new shorts...
so we had to get creative.
Extra material meant matching headbands!
We loaded up the car and drove 3 hours to the Munich airport
to catch our non-stop 12 hour flight to Cancun.
Thank goodness for business class and the reclining beds.
They also served us fancy food.
We arrived in Mexico late. The first day was spent at the beach getting to know our villa and used to the time difference.
We stayed at the Bayan Tree Mayakoba resort. It is fabulously fabulous!
The resort supplied us with bikes to ride if we didn't want to wait for a golf cart to pick us up to take us around.
Today was a good day.
Thursday, January 28, 2016
Do you know more babies are born in the month of August than any other month? It's true. I am one of them thanks to those cold November days. So that means that there are lots of pregnant ladies around the globe right now in the middle of winter.
I was just shown the coolest jacket made by Mamaway that I want to share with you. It's like a transformer jacket.
#1 It's a normal down puffy jacket available in colors blue, cream, yellow, and pink. It comes with a hood to keep your ears warm. I'll only buy jackets with hoods from now on!
But wait, it comes with a secret zip-in panel that can be used two ways.
#2 The elastic panel can go at the bottom to be worn as a maternity jacket so it can stretch and cover the belly.
#3 Once the baby is born, you can flip the panel the other way and wear it over a baby carrier to keep you and the babe snug and warm.
The jacket is made with high quality material that is soft and super warm. It is windproof. It also come with a storage bag for easy packing and can be used to travel. The jacket has two pocket on the front and two inside pockets.
Stay warm and try out this cool maternity 3-in-1 down jacket from #mamaway whether you are pregnant now or plan to be in the future this winter. It could also make a great baby shower gift.
I was given this item at a discounted price in return for my honest opinion.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
There are some angel heads that people who visit the town square touch for luck.
Some local company decided to dress the angel heads in tiny, colorful hats and scarves this winter.
I wore the same outfit as the angels...how embarrassing.
Just kidding. It's adorable.
Don't worry - nobody rubbed my head for luck.
I went to a small town call Kutna Hora. There is a Sedlec Ossuary (Kostnice v Sedlci) or a small Roman Catholic chapel. This place is listed as one of the twelve World Heritage Sites in the Czech Republic.
Inside the church, it is estimated to have between 40,000 and 70,000 skeletons of people, whose bones have been artistically arranged to form decorations and furnishings for the chapel.
It's not a huge chapel, but all of the bones are kinda interesting.
There is a giant coat of arms made of bones,
skull garland lining the place,
and a giant chandelier in the center that contains at least one of every bone in the human body.
My favorite part was this cool skull on the ground outside of the chapel.
There are other cool buildings in Kutna Hora, but this was my favorite.
Monday, January 18, 2016
I did this Czech kid a favor and introduced him to the American world of Kraft macaroni & cheese.
Yes, mac & cheese totally changed his life.
Sunday, January 17, 2016
I drove to Tachov recently to check out a cool look out tower and to get a great view of the city. In Czech, it's called Rozhledna na Vysoké u Tachova. I don't speak Czech, but we can have fun and write that out. Anyway, here's the view I discovered:
Tachov is a 1 hour drive from Plzen, but the tower view was totally worth it. There isn't much else to the town. There is a super small center/square, but that's about it. Never stop exploring!
I'm a sucker for holidays. I just love them. I really just love any excuse to give presents, celebrate, or party maybe. Valentine's Day is the next one coming up. Need a few ideas of gifts to give to that someone you think is super special? Here are my suggestions:
1. Alex and Ani
Hello! Brand new rose gold bangles, necklace charms, and that arrow ring from Alex and Ani are the perfect way to tell that little lady you might like her a lot.
Everyone these days is constantly staring at their cell. It's true. Well, this screen protector will help protect those eyes you like to get lost staring into nightly.
The anti-blue light helps reduce 90% of the damaging effects to protect her from eye disease.
This screen protector does not cover the full screen and has a round edge so it is compatible with most phone cases. The protector aids in preventing scratches from keys, coins, or other hard objects that might be in her bag/purse. Finally, it has an oleophobic coating... this means it has a unique technology to prevent fingerprints and oil so it is easy to clean. #kij
3. Gurin Ceramic Flat Iron/Hair Straightener
This flat iron has 1.25 inches ceramic/tourmaline plates and adjustable heat temperature for styling your hair. I love this device because you can either style your hair straight or make it curly depending on your mood with just one styling tool. It works with all hair types, including naturally curly, wavy, oily, fine, or dry hair without any problem. This iron can do all of the things a higher end straightener can do, but at a lower price point. Say hello to gorgeous hair. It also comes with a satin case for easy storage and travel. #HairStraightener
1. Titanium Spork by by OutSmart Gear
If your guy likes to camp or backpack, he might love this titanium spork (3 in 1 metal fork, spoon & knife [Serrated Edge] combo). It is lightweight (weighs 0.8 ounces/22 grams), heat resistant, non-toxic, dishwasher safe, and comes with an easy-lock carrying case with a carabiner ring. #OutSmartGear
I love Jimmy Fallon. His audience has learned some many things from him...Ew! But the most valuable lesson he might have recently shared, is how cool silicone wedding bands are right now. You don't have to worry about losing or damaging your ring. These are perfect for people with active lifestyles who are worried about their metal bands getting stuck on things and possibly hurting your finger. Yikes.
These rings fit guys with big knuckles with ease and are comfortable.
I have found two companies that supply really good quality silicone rings. This second one comes with two rings in different colors to support different moods or outfits even.
Both companies have a great guarantee for their products (which you know is super important for me). #omniarings #siliconeweddingband
1. Selfie Stick
The extendable, pocket size selfie stick by Gshine® is perfect for your selfie loving friends. This is me since I often travel alone. The selfie stick is compatible with most smartphones. It can also work with GoPro Hero cameras/action cams, but the bluetooth remote only works with smartphones. It weighs 118g and is 6.5 inch long so it is very lightweight and convenient to carry in your pocket or purse. The stick is made of high-quality aerospace aluminum alloy and has a rubber grip. The package includes: a monopod, smartphone mount adapter, GoPro screw, camera screw driver, bluetooth remote, and retaining clip for the bluetooth remote. #lok
The Santamedical sleek mini penguin massager is great for a relaxing massage to tired muscles. It can be used on your neck, back, feet, and ace to seek relief. The massager comes in a white color with two speeds of intensity. It is lightweight and quiet so you can take it with you when you travel to relieve aches and pains. It is also sold for a great price!! #massager
1. Bully Sticks and Beef Tendons Combo Pack
This treat pack is a combination of bully sticks and beef tendons made in the USA by Wyldlife Pets. These treats are good for all sizes and breeds of dogs. The tendons are chondroitin and glucosamine which are supposed to promote healthy cartilage in joints. They are also great for "flossing" and keeping your dog's teeth and gums strong. All Bully sticks are made and processed in the USA. The Wyldlife Pets company has a no questions asked satisfaction guarantee on everything they sell!
Now get out there and get your gifts on time! Happy shopping.
I received these products at a discounted price in return for my honest opinion.