Sunshine Blogger Award

Thank you SO much to Plain Debbie for nominating me for this award!!! It is always truly inspirational to open up the notifications tab and see a nomination waiting for me 🙂 . Go check out her blog if you haven’t already… it is fabulous!

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THE RULES:

  • Thank the person who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog.
  • Answer the 11 questions sent by the person who nominated you.
  • Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions.
  • List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo on your post and/or on your blog.

MY ANSWERS:

  1. Cats or dogs? – Kittens.
  2. Where are you right now? – Sitting at home, in the office, surrounded by moving boxes.
  3. Do you have any brothers or sisters? – One of each.
  4. What keeps you motivated? – The future, my goals, art, nature, reading, education. But mostly the company that I keep… my family, my friends, and the people I get a chance to help.
  5. What’s the first country you visited? – The first was Canada. I’ve since been to Mexico, The Bahamas, and Jamaica.
  6. What’s your favorite flavor for ice cream? – Blue Moon.
  7. Who’s your favorite singer? – Lately it has been Bruno Mars for the win.
  8. Pizza or burger? – A true Wisconsin girl could never pick one or the other 🙂 .
  9. Where would you rather be right now? – Seeing as how we got several inches of snow last night, probably anywhere warm.
  10. If you could travel through time and visit a era for a day you would pick 60 70 or 80? – 1970’s, but seriously any of these would be awesome.
  11. Have you said I love you to someone today? – Yes!!!

MY QUESTIONS:

1. What is your favorite type of weather?
2. When was your last vacation?
3. Who do you most admire?
4. What inspires you?
5. If you could speak any language what would it be?
6. You favorite candy bar?
7. What do you like to do for fun, aside from blogging?
8. Is there a story behind your name?
9. Favorite color?
10. Best accomplishment?
11. What would you do with a million dollars?

NOMINATIONS:

Beauty Blush, Dasa Lavric, Dolled Up By J, Helpless Whilst Drying, Hey Ehren, Online Beauty Finds, Queen of the Girl Geeks, Simply Sorcha, Sophia Lo, Taylor Dorothy

Montego Bay, Jamaica

My hubby and I just came back from a tropical paradise vacation in Montego Bay, Jamaica!!! Neither of us had ever been to the island and neither of us had ever taken time away from the Wisconsin winter to visit the beach… so we thought what better time than the present?! It was worth every penny.

We stayed at an all inclusive resort, Sunscape Splash. This was perfect for us because it was on the lower end of the budget but was a serious bang for our buck. It was an incredible resort for a four night trip.

Our first morning waking up in Montego Bay we decided we needed a little adventure. We booked a taxi from our resort to The Hip Strip, which was an adventure indeed. The Hip Strip is a busy street filled with shops, vendors, food, and tours. This was the perfect souvenir stop and we had fun experiencing the hubbub of downtown.

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Toward the end of The Hip Strip is Margaritaville. This place was a blast! The view was incredible, the drinks were yummy, and the energy was unreal even in the mid-morning. While it was a bit on the touristy side, my husband and I were able to find a little spot all to ourselves to enjoy our surroundings. The water was a gorgeous aqua color when the sun came out and the view of the mountains instantly stole my heart.

Another adventure, and definitely the stand out of our trip, was an excursion to Chukka Good Hope. This was unlike anything either of us had ever experienced. First of all, the ride there was an experience in and of itself. We had a bus driver who pointed out sights throughout the two hour trip to Falmouth all the while playing Bob Marley and making me slightly nervous driving up through the mountains on tiny unpaved roads. I don’t know about you, but I love learning the ins and outs of an area I visit so this was a highlight of the trip for one. Once we got to Good Hope, that’s when the real fun began. It was one flat rate to build your own adventure throughout the day. We opted for dune buggies, floating down the Martha Brae river, a tour of the estate, lunch, and rum tasting. My personal favorite was the estate tour because of the view. I’ve never been to a jungle, mountain-filled area so this blew my mind.

 

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It was such a great trip. We really needed some time away and everything about our time in Jamaica was just easy. Along with these few adventures, we definitely spent a fair amount of time soaking up the sun at the resort with tropical drinks in our hands. It was nice to get out and have some fun but also sit back and relax.

We decided that some day we will go back to Jamaica to check out Negril and Ocho Rios, since those areas seem to offer different things. Prior to our trip we had heard mixed reviews about Montego Bay, but our trip was amazing. Not a single complaint. So if you are looking for some adventure with beautiful surroundings I would highly recommend a trip to Montego Bay, Jamaica!!!