Find What To Do Wherever You Are! @Zerve #travel #sponsored

*This post was written by me on behalf of Zerve.  I received a complimentary tour to facilitate this review.  All opinions are 100% mine.     Living in New York City is an amazing experience because there is always something to do and something to see.  There are so many cool activities and attractions from food tours to sails/cruises to historical landmarks and so much more in between.  Zerve is a tour and travel resource that helps people to find things to do wherever they are across the country.     The Zerve website has all kinds of fun tours and activities that are browsable by borough and neighborhood and according to they type of activity that you want to engage in.  Their many tours appeal to a variety of unique interests.  Here in New York City, sails are among their most popular tours particularly the Schooner Adirondack Sunset Sail and the AIA-NY Around Manhattan Architecture Tour.     I was looking for a romantic getaway with my husband so I chose the Schooner … [Read more...]

Take The Travel Experience Beyond Books With History Hero App! $50 GC #Giveaway

*This sponsored post was written by me on behalf of Mind Gamez LLC.  I received a product sample to review.  All opinions are 100% mine.     It's no secret that I am madly in love with literacy and language acquisition.  Obviously, I have had a love affair with reading and learning my whole life and that is why I chose to pursue a career as an educator and a Literacy Specialist.  Reading can open up a whole new world for children and, nowadays, with the integration of technology the limits to learning are endless.  History Hero is the first app of its kind to use literacy to enhance families' visits to the world's greatest historical and cultural destinations.     The premise behind this app is to use the lure of technology to bring history to life for children and teenagers by engaging them in learning during their travels.  It infuses excitement into sightseeing in a whole new way that has never been available before.  This mission is accomplished by using an interactive video … [Read more...]

We Attended A Blogging Conference In Chicago!

   As many of you know, my family and I attended a large blogging conference last week in Chicago.  This is the second time that I attend a conference and I wanted to have my family with me because I just couldn't bear to be away from them for even one minute.  Before the trip, I set personal and professional goals for myself that would keep me focused throughout my stay.     My husband and I drove for almost 14 hours to get there and I cannot even begin to describe the excitement that I felt when we finally arrived in the city of Chicago.  I felt right at home since I live in a big city myself and I found that there were a lot of parallels between New York City and Chicago right away.     I was very fortunate to have had my ticket to the conference sponsored in part by Noodle.org.  Our collaboration was a match made in heaven because of my experience being a NYC public school teacher for the past 13 years and the fact that they are the first education search engine. … [Read more...]

We Loved The Hyatt Regency McCormick Hotel In Chicago! @HyattMcCormick #Sponsored

*This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Hyatt Regency McCormick Hotel. All opinions are 100% mine.     As many of you know, this past week I attended a blogging conference and took my family along for the trip.  We had never visited Chicago before and I wanted to make sure that we stayed at the right hotel which would take my family's comfort into complete consideration.  Although this trip was a mixture of business and pleasure, my main priority is always making sure that my family is happy whenever we travel.     The Reservations Manager of the Hyatt McCormick, Liz, went above and beyond to ensure that all of our needs were met once we arrived in Chicago.  I can honestly say that there wasn't an email that I sent her that ever went unanswered and her attention to detail was exemplary.  She was very personable and professional and was always available to address any of my questions and concerns before and during our stay at the hotel.     Due to the … [Read more...]

We Had A Great Mini Vacation At Coco Key Water Resort In New Jersey! #Travel

   Many of you know that I love taking road trips and vacations with my family.  My husband and I work very hard throughout the year and we like to spend time with our boys during the off season as much as possible.  Being a family of four, it is always important to shop around for the best vacation deals and to stay at hotels and attractions that are family friendly.  Recently, my husband mentioned that a co-worker of his took his family to the Coco Key Water Resort so I decided to go online and check out their rates for the July 4th holiday weekend.     It seems that Coco Key is a franchise because they have many locations throughout the United States.  I found one in Mt. Laurel New Jersey and began to peruse through the photos of their hotel rooms and indoor water park.  They offer a variety of vacation packages where you can stay in the hotel and get passes to the indoor water park with some meals included or you can just buy tickets to the water park and stay there for the … [Read more...]

Keep Your Kids Safe And Comfortable With Seat Pets And Tummy Stuffers! #Review #Ad

*This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Seat Pets and Tummy Stuffers.  All opinions are 100% mine.     Whenever we are planning a road trip, we always take into consideration how we can keep our boys safe and comfortable in the backseat.  Let's be honest, even the best behaved kids can get tired and frustrated during a long car ride and it is important to plan ahead to keep them happy.  You definitely don't want to plan your next road trip without Seat Pets and Tummy Stuffers!     My seven year old loves to play with his electronics in the car and he sometimes falls asleep while he is playing with them.  We love our Seat Pet Lincoln the Lion because my son is able to cuddle with him during road trips.  My husband and I especially love the fact that it he loves Lincoln so much that he is eager to strap on his seatbelt the moment he gets into the car.  It is a relief to know that his Seat Pet motivates him to be concerned about his safety.     Aside from his … [Read more...]

Brugo Mug by Jolex Review and Giveaway

          This is the perfect time of the year to travel to work with a mug filled with either hot coffee or hot chocolate to warm up a cold body in the morning.  It just so happens that, in our home, my husband is the big coffee drinker and I am the hot chocolate drinker.  I'm not sure if there is an exact science to drinking hot fluids because my husband never seems to burn his tongue or his palate whereas I always seem to burn some part of my mouth.  That is exactly why I was so eager to review the Brugo Mug by Jolex.     I was immediately intrigued by the fact that the Brugo Mug boasts that it is the only travel mug in the world that allows you to drink hot tea or coffee immediately.  Obviously, this was music to my ears considering that I have been scalded repeatedly in the past by way too hot drinks and my eagerness to drink them before making sure that they were cool enough to drink.  Those of you have been burned by hot drinks know exactly what I am talking about.  … [Read more...]