Vino Hopping Birthday Bash

In previous years for my birthday I've celebrated doing a variety of things.........in 2013 I was touring Europe, in 2014 I rented a cabin in the Virginia Blue Ridge Mountians and last year I was throwing tomatoes in the world's largest food fight in Spain. This year I decided to celebrate at home in Italy by escorting 8 of my friends around to a few local wineries for tastings, a little food and some much needed fun! Our winery tasting tour began promptly at 9:30 am, what better way to start your morning than with vino for breakfast, right?!?!?! Our first stop was to Ca'Bruzzo where we met Alan Bruzzo.…
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12 Countries In 12 Months….DONE!! 24 Countries In 24 Months…..Let’s Go!!

In 2015, I started the year off by traveling to 3 countries all before the end of February. When I moved to Italy in May of 2015 my travel opportunities……..well lets just say, they grew considerably. If you remember last year I was researching Bucket List ideas and came across completing “12 Countries in 12 Months” and added it to my list. Why not, right? By the end of 2015, I accomplished “12 Countries In 12 Months” ……..and I decided to continue the Bucket List idea by going for “24 Countries In 24 Months” in 2016! Now I know you might be a little skeptical and might be questioning how I…
Read More

Cinque Terre……..the Second Time Around

  It was Easter weekend and I had nothing planned (I know....not like me at all). I usually have everything ready to go and all I have to do is board the plane, but I don't know what was different about this weekend. I had my heart set on going to Naples, but I just couldn’t decide what to get into. Then out of nowhere a travel buddy says lets go to Cinque Terre............. I'm thinking to myself ...... been there, done that, I even tried talking him into going to Naples, but after doing the numbers it was more cost effective to head Cinque Terre and I was not about…
Read More

Stay Home For What’s 1 Year Blogiversary!!

5 Joys of Blogging/Vlogging Has it been a year ALREADY???? It seems like it was just last month........... I returned from Miami, Dubai, Brazil and Cozumel all within the first 2 months of 2015! It also seems like yesterday when my friend Rebecca emailed me and said, "Keisha, you should start a blog about your travels." I have been seriously traveling since 2006, now that I am thinking back I don’t know why I never thought about it. It was enough for me to share my pictures with my friends on FB, but I thought what the hell. How hard could it be???? #1 SOMETHING NEW Well........................THIS 'ish is HARD!!!!!!!!!!!!…
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No Longer a Virgin…. Trinidad Carnival Part 2

[caption id="attachment_558" align="aligncenter" width="295"] On the Stage!!!!![/caption] [embed]https://youtu.be/SmZJMs-P4bg[/embed]   [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UdKLZW-r-FM[/embed]   Trinidad Carnival 2016   February 3-11, 2016 Hyatt Hotel - $1063 1 Wrightson Rd, Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago (8 nights/4 people to a room) Playing Mas w/Tribe - $1068 Venus Fly Trap $815.83/ Tennis Shoes $25/ Additional Collar $150/ T-shirt $28/ Make up $48.88 Pampering - $493 Mani-pedi $65/ Wax 113.00/ Hair $220/ Body Scrub $95 Fetes - $798 Beach House $225/ Soca Brain Wash $148.50/ Sunny Side Up $132/ Party Bus Transportation to SSU 26.62/Brian Lara $265 Day Trip to Tobago - $148 Airfare $48/ Private Booze Cruise and Transportation $100 Disposable Cash - For taxis, food, drinks…
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2015 Year in Review and What’s Coming In 2016

Hey everyone, I know I'm a few days late, but I just wanted to say Happy New Year, give you a 2015 recap and tell you what I have planned for 2016! [embed]http://youtu.be/xzZiIdxF8ag[/embed] OH and I forgot to mention that I had my first hostel experience in London! It was different, but good. I would do it again.......let me be more specific...I would stay there in that hostel in London again!! LMAO! London Recap coming........   @StayHomeForWhat  
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Weekend Recap – Christmas in an Iglu

Heeeeelllll-oooooooo Everyone! Let's get straight to it. For Christmas, a friend of mine suggested we go stay in some Igloos and you should know by now......as crazy as some ideas seem, I turn nothing down! You will never know what you like or dislike if you don’t try it, RIGHT?????? Well here is the review!! Enjoy! [embed]http://youtu.be/oAhSvRy8XHQ[/embed] The Igloos are a 45 drive from Innsbruck. In case of extreme weather you MUST HAVE SNOW CHAINS. Igloo Details: Iglu Village Kühtai - Please note you cannot check in until 5pm. Rates: Start at 109€ per person/per night. We paid 133€ per person/per night because of the holiday weekend. Web: www.iglu-village.at Email:…
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Wednesday Weekend Recap – Malta

In my 12 Countries in 12 months quest........My 11th country this year was Malta. [embed]http://youtu.be/Ru9icj94fQ0[/embed] I visited Malta over the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend. Malta's tourist season is from the end of May until the end of October. You will find a lot of stores, restaurants and museums closed during the off season. The best reason to go during the off season is NO ONE is THERE!! You can get amazing pictures and enjoy the island without a million tourists. PLEASE be advised that during the off season it can get a little chilly with high winds, be prepared with a heavy coat, scarf and gloves just in case. The local's…
Read More

10 Things I’ve Learned Since I’ve Moved to Italy

I moved to Italy on May 1st of this year and so far it has been amazing! I absolutely love it here. Here are a few things I have learned since living here. 1) You must have patience to live or even visit here. If you thought CP time was bad, IP time is on a whole other level! It's okay to be late for dinner reservations. And it's not surprising for an establishment to not open on time. Just be patient. 2) There are pizzaerias and gelato shops on every corner. No, really EVERY SINGLE corner. 3) Gas is outrageous!! I know why Italians bike everywhere. 4) Italian restaurants…
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Firenze (Florence) Weekend Recap

  [embed]http://youtu.be/k3xo4yPeVZI[/embed] Hotel: Best Western Grand Hotel Adriatico Via Maso Finiguerra 9 Santa Maria Novella 50123 Florence  - There are plenty of hotels in the area. All are within walking distance to major sites and within walking distance to the bus and train station. Use this addres as a guide. Make Reservations! Especially if you really want to eat at a specific place, just to guarantee your spot! We had dinner @ Acqua al Due Via della Vigna Vecchia 40/R 50122, Florence, Italy They have the best sampler menu! There's a sampler platter for salads, pasta, the main course and the desert! AMAZING!!! You can try a little bit of everything.…
Read More

Vino Hopping Birthday Bash

In previous years for my birthday I've celebrated doing a variety of things.........in 2013 I was touring Europe, in 2014 I rented a cabin in the Virginia Blue Ridge Mountians and last year I was throwing tomatoes in the world's largest food fight in Spain. This year I decided to celebrate at home in Italy by escorting 8 of my friends around to a few local wineries for tastings, a little food and some much needed fun! Our winery tasting tour began promptly at 9:30 am, what better way to start your morning than with vino for breakfast, right?!?!?! Our first stop was to Ca'Bruzzo where we met Alan Bruzzo.…
Read More

12 Countries In 12 Months….DONE!! 24 Countries In 24 Months…..Let’s Go!!

In 2015, I started the year off by traveling to 3 countries all before the end of February. When I moved to Italy in May of 2015 my travel opportunities……..well lets just say, they grew considerably. If you remember last year I was researching Bucket List ideas and came across completing “12 Countries in 12 Months” and added it to my list. Why not, right? By the end of 2015, I accomplished “12 Countries In 12 Months” ……..and I decided to continue the Bucket List idea by going for “24 Countries In 24 Months” in 2016! Now I know you might be a little skeptical and might be questioning how I…
Read More

Cinque Terre……..the Second Time Around

  It was Easter weekend and I had nothing planned (I know....not like me at all). I usually have everything ready to go and all I have to do is board the plane, but I don't know what was different about this weekend. I had my heart set on going to Naples, but I just couldn’t decide what to get into. Then out of nowhere a travel buddy says lets go to Cinque Terre............. I'm thinking to myself ...... been there, done that, I even tried talking him into going to Naples, but after doing the numbers it was more cost effective to head Cinque Terre and I was not about…
Read More

Stay Home For What’s 1 Year Blogiversary!!

5 Joys of Blogging/Vlogging Has it been a year ALREADY???? It seems like it was just last month........... I returned from Miami, Dubai, Brazil and Cozumel all within the first 2 months of 2015! It also seems like yesterday when my friend Rebecca emailed me and said, "Keisha, you should start a blog about your travels." I have been seriously traveling since 2006, now that I am thinking back I don’t know why I never thought about it. It was enough for me to share my pictures with my friends on FB, but I thought what the hell. How hard could it be???? #1 SOMETHING NEW Well........................THIS 'ish is HARD!!!!!!!!!!!!…
Read More

No Longer a Virgin…. Trinidad Carnival Part 2

[caption id="attachment_558" align="aligncenter" width="295"] On the Stage!!!!![/caption] [embed]https://youtu.be/SmZJMs-P4bg[/embed]   [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UdKLZW-r-FM[/embed]   Trinidad Carnival 2016   February 3-11, 2016 Hyatt Hotel - $1063 1 Wrightson Rd, Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago (8 nights/4 people to a room) Playing Mas w/Tribe - $1068 Venus Fly Trap $815.83/ Tennis Shoes $25/ Additional Collar $150/ T-shirt $28/ Make up $48.88 Pampering - $493 Mani-pedi $65/ Wax 113.00/ Hair $220/ Body Scrub $95 Fetes - $798 Beach House $225/ Soca Brain Wash $148.50/ Sunny Side Up $132/ Party Bus Transportation to SSU 26.62/Brian Lara $265 Day Trip to Tobago - $148 Airfare $48/ Private Booze Cruise and Transportation $100 Disposable Cash - For taxis, food, drinks…
Read More

2015 Year in Review and What’s Coming In 2016

Hey everyone, I know I'm a few days late, but I just wanted to say Happy New Year, give you a 2015 recap and tell you what I have planned for 2016! [embed]http://youtu.be/xzZiIdxF8ag[/embed] OH and I forgot to mention that I had my first hostel experience in London! It was different, but good. I would do it again.......let me be more specific...I would stay there in that hostel in London again!! LMAO! London Recap coming........   @StayHomeForWhat  
Read More

Weekend Recap – Christmas in an Iglu

Heeeeelllll-oooooooo Everyone! Let's get straight to it. For Christmas, a friend of mine suggested we go stay in some Igloos and you should know by now......as crazy as some ideas seem, I turn nothing down! You will never know what you like or dislike if you don’t try it, RIGHT?????? Well here is the review!! Enjoy! [embed]http://youtu.be/oAhSvRy8XHQ[/embed] The Igloos are a 45 drive from Innsbruck. In case of extreme weather you MUST HAVE SNOW CHAINS. Igloo Details: Iglu Village Kühtai - Please note you cannot check in until 5pm. Rates: Start at 109€ per person/per night. We paid 133€ per person/per night because of the holiday weekend. Web: www.iglu-village.at Email:…
Read More

Wednesday Weekend Recap – Malta

In my 12 Countries in 12 months quest........My 11th country this year was Malta. [embed]http://youtu.be/Ru9icj94fQ0[/embed] I visited Malta over the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend. Malta's tourist season is from the end of May until the end of October. You will find a lot of stores, restaurants and museums closed during the off season. The best reason to go during the off season is NO ONE is THERE!! You can get amazing pictures and enjoy the island without a million tourists. PLEASE be advised that during the off season it can get a little chilly with high winds, be prepared with a heavy coat, scarf and gloves just in case. The local's…
Read More

10 Things I’ve Learned Since I’ve Moved to Italy

I moved to Italy on May 1st of this year and so far it has been amazing! I absolutely love it here. Here are a few things I have learned since living here. 1) You must have patience to live or even visit here. If you thought CP time was bad, IP time is on a whole other level! It's okay to be late for dinner reservations. And it's not surprising for an establishment to not open on time. Just be patient. 2) There are pizzaerias and gelato shops on every corner. No, really EVERY SINGLE corner. 3) Gas is outrageous!! I know why Italians bike everywhere. 4) Italian restaurants…
Read More

Firenze (Florence) Weekend Recap

  [embed]http://youtu.be/k3xo4yPeVZI[/embed] Hotel: Best Western Grand Hotel Adriatico Via Maso Finiguerra 9 Santa Maria Novella 50123 Florence  - There are plenty of hotels in the area. All are within walking distance to major sites and within walking distance to the bus and train station. Use this addres as a guide. Make Reservations! Especially if you really want to eat at a specific place, just to guarantee your spot! We had dinner @ Acqua al Due Via della Vigna Vecchia 40/R 50122, Florence, Italy They have the best sampler menu! There's a sampler platter for salads, pasta, the main course and the desert! AMAZING!!! You can try a little bit of everything.…
Read More

Vino Hopping Birthday Bash

In previous years for my birthday I've celebrated doing a variety of things.........in 2013 I was touring Europe, in 2014 I rented a cabin in the Virginia Blue Ridge Mountians and last year I was throwing tomatoes in the world's largest food fight in Spain. This year I decided to celebrate at home in Italy by escorting 8 of my friends around to a few local wineries for tastings, a little food and some much needed fun! Our winery tasting tour began promptly at 9:30 am, what better way to start your morning than with vino for breakfast, right?!?!?! Our first stop was to Ca'Bruzzo where we met Alan Bruzzo.…
Read More

12 Countries In 12 Months….DONE!! 24 Countries In 24 Months…..Let’s Go!!

In 2015, I started the year off by traveling to 3 countries all before the end of February. When I moved to Italy in May of 2015 my travel opportunities……..well lets just say, they grew considerably. If you remember last year I was researching Bucket List ideas and came across completing “12 Countries in 12 Months” and added it to my list. Why not, right? By the end of 2015, I accomplished “12 Countries In 12 Months” ……..and I decided to continue the Bucket List idea by going for “24 Countries In 24 Months” in 2016! Now I know you might be a little skeptical and might be questioning how I…
Read More

Cinque Terre……..the Second Time Around

  It was Easter weekend and I had nothing planned (I know....not like me at all). I usually have everything ready to go and all I have to do is board the plane, but I don't know what was different about this weekend. I had my heart set on going to Naples, but I just couldn’t decide what to get into. Then out of nowhere a travel buddy says lets go to Cinque Terre............. I'm thinking to myself ...... been there, done that, I even tried talking him into going to Naples, but after doing the numbers it was more cost effective to head Cinque Terre and I was not about…
Read More

Stay Home For What’s 1 Year Blogiversary!!

5 Joys of Blogging/Vlogging Has it been a year ALREADY???? It seems like it was just last month........... I returned from Miami, Dubai, Brazil and Cozumel all within the first 2 months of 2015! It also seems like yesterday when my friend Rebecca emailed me and said, "Keisha, you should start a blog about your travels." I have been seriously traveling since 2006, now that I am thinking back I don’t know why I never thought about it. It was enough for me to share my pictures with my friends on FB, but I thought what the hell. How hard could it be???? #1 SOMETHING NEW Well........................THIS 'ish is HARD!!!!!!!!!!!!…
Read More

No Longer a Virgin…. Trinidad Carnival Part 2

[caption id="attachment_558" align="aligncenter" width="295"] On the Stage!!!!![/caption] [embed]https://youtu.be/SmZJMs-P4bg[/embed]   [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UdKLZW-r-FM[/embed]   Trinidad Carnival 2016   February 3-11, 2016 Hyatt Hotel - $1063 1 Wrightson Rd, Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago (8 nights/4 people to a room) Playing Mas w/Tribe - $1068 Venus Fly Trap $815.83/ Tennis Shoes $25/ Additional Collar $150/ T-shirt $28/ Make up $48.88 Pampering - $493 Mani-pedi $65/ Wax 113.00/ Hair $220/ Body Scrub $95 Fetes - $798 Beach House $225/ Soca Brain Wash $148.50/ Sunny Side Up $132/ Party Bus Transportation to SSU 26.62/Brian Lara $265 Day Trip to Tobago - $148 Airfare $48/ Private Booze Cruise and Transportation $100 Disposable Cash - For taxis, food, drinks…
Read More

2015 Year in Review and What’s Coming In 2016

Hey everyone, I know I'm a few days late, but I just wanted to say Happy New Year, give you a 2015 recap and tell you what I have planned for 2016! [embed]http://youtu.be/xzZiIdxF8ag[/embed] OH and I forgot to mention that I had my first hostel experience in London! It was different, but good. I would do it again.......let me be more specific...I would stay there in that hostel in London again!! LMAO! London Recap coming........   @StayHomeForWhat  
Read More

Weekend Recap – Christmas in an Iglu

Heeeeelllll-oooooooo Everyone! Let's get straight to it. For Christmas, a friend of mine suggested we go stay in some Igloos and you should know by now......as crazy as some ideas seem, I turn nothing down! You will never know what you like or dislike if you don’t try it, RIGHT?????? Well here is the review!! Enjoy! [embed]http://youtu.be/oAhSvRy8XHQ[/embed] The Igloos are a 45 drive from Innsbruck. In case of extreme weather you MUST HAVE SNOW CHAINS. Igloo Details: Iglu Village Kühtai - Please note you cannot check in until 5pm. Rates: Start at 109€ per person/per night. We paid 133€ per person/per night because of the holiday weekend. Web: www.iglu-village.at Email:…
Read More

Wednesday Weekend Recap – Malta

In my 12 Countries in 12 months quest........My 11th country this year was Malta. [embed]http://youtu.be/Ru9icj94fQ0[/embed] I visited Malta over the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend. Malta's tourist season is from the end of May until the end of October. You will find a lot of stores, restaurants and museums closed during the off season. The best reason to go during the off season is NO ONE is THERE!! You can get amazing pictures and enjoy the island without a million tourists. PLEASE be advised that during the off season it can get a little chilly with high winds, be prepared with a heavy coat, scarf and gloves just in case. The local's…
Read More

10 Things I’ve Learned Since I’ve Moved to Italy

I moved to Italy on May 1st of this year and so far it has been amazing! I absolutely love it here. Here are a few things I have learned since living here. 1) You must have patience to live or even visit here. If you thought CP time was bad, IP time is on a whole other level! It's okay to be late for dinner reservations. And it's not surprising for an establishment to not open on time. Just be patient. 2) There are pizzaerias and gelato shops on every corner. No, really EVERY SINGLE corner. 3) Gas is outrageous!! I know why Italians bike everywhere. 4) Italian restaurants…
Read More

Firenze (Florence) Weekend Recap

  [embed]http://youtu.be/k3xo4yPeVZI[/embed] Hotel: Best Western Grand Hotel Adriatico Via Maso Finiguerra 9 Santa Maria Novella 50123 Florence  - There are plenty of hotels in the area. All are within walking distance to major sites and within walking distance to the bus and train station. Use this addres as a guide. Make Reservations! Especially if you really want to eat at a specific place, just to guarantee your spot! We had dinner @ Acqua al Due Via della Vigna Vecchia 40/R 50122, Florence, Italy They have the best sampler menu! There's a sampler platter for salads, pasta, the main course and the desert! AMAZING!!! You can try a little bit of everything.…
Read More

Vino Hopping Birthday Bash

In previous years for my birthday I've celebrated doing a variety of things.........in 2013 I was touring Europe, in 2014 I rented a cabin in the Virginia Blue Ridge Mountians and last year I was throwing tomatoes in the world's largest food fight in Spain. This year I decided to celebrate at home in Italy by escorting 8 of my friends around to a few local wineries for tastings, a little food and some much needed fun! Our winery tasting tour began promptly at 9:30 am, what better way to start your morning than with vino for breakfast, right?!?!?! Our first stop was to Ca'Bruzzo where we met Alan Bruzzo.…
Read More

12 Countries In 12 Months….DONE!! 24 Countries In 24 Months…..Let’s Go!!

In 2015, I started the year off by traveling to 3 countries all before the end of February. When I moved to Italy in May of 2015 my travel opportunities……..well lets just say, they grew considerably. If you remember last year I was researching Bucket List ideas and came across completing “12 Countries in 12 Months” and added it to my list. Why not, right? By the end of 2015, I accomplished “12 Countries In 12 Months” ……..and I decided to continue the Bucket List idea by going for “24 Countries In 24 Months” in 2016! Now I know you might be a little skeptical and might be questioning how I…
Read More

Cinque Terre……..the Second Time Around

  It was Easter weekend and I had nothing planned (I know....not like me at all). I usually have everything ready to go and all I have to do is board the plane, but I don't know what was different about this weekend. I had my heart set on going to Naples, but I just couldn’t decide what to get into. Then out of nowhere a travel buddy says lets go to Cinque Terre............. I'm thinking to myself ...... been there, done that, I even tried talking him into going to Naples, but after doing the numbers it was more cost effective to head Cinque Terre and I was not about…
Read More

Stay Home For What’s 1 Year Blogiversary!!

5 Joys of Blogging/Vlogging Has it been a year ALREADY???? It seems like it was just last month........... I returned from Miami, Dubai, Brazil and Cozumel all within the first 2 months of 2015! It also seems like yesterday when my friend Rebecca emailed me and said, "Keisha, you should start a blog about your travels." I have been seriously traveling since 2006, now that I am thinking back I don’t know why I never thought about it. It was enough for me to share my pictures with my friends on FB, but I thought what the hell. How hard could it be???? #1 SOMETHING NEW Well........................THIS 'ish is HARD!!!!!!!!!!!!…
Read More

No Longer a Virgin…. Trinidad Carnival Part 2

[caption id="attachment_558" align="aligncenter" width="295"] On the Stage!!!!![/caption] [embed]https://youtu.be/SmZJMs-P4bg[/embed]   [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UdKLZW-r-FM[/embed]   Trinidad Carnival 2016   February 3-11, 2016 Hyatt Hotel - $1063 1 Wrightson Rd, Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago (8 nights/4 people to a room) Playing Mas w/Tribe - $1068 Venus Fly Trap $815.83/ Tennis Shoes $25/ Additional Collar $150/ T-shirt $28/ Make up $48.88 Pampering - $493 Mani-pedi $65/ Wax 113.00/ Hair $220/ Body Scrub $95 Fetes - $798 Beach House $225/ Soca Brain Wash $148.50/ Sunny Side Up $132/ Party Bus Transportation to SSU 26.62/Brian Lara $265 Day Trip to Tobago - $148 Airfare $48/ Private Booze Cruise and Transportation $100 Disposable Cash - For taxis, food, drinks…
Read More

2015 Year in Review and What’s Coming In 2016

Hey everyone, I know I'm a few days late, but I just wanted to say Happy New Year, give you a 2015 recap and tell you what I have planned for 2016! [embed]http://youtu.be/xzZiIdxF8ag[/embed] OH and I forgot to mention that I had my first hostel experience in London! It was different, but good. I would do it again.......let me be more specific...I would stay there in that hostel in London again!! LMAO! London Recap coming........   @StayHomeForWhat  
Read More

Weekend Recap – Christmas in an Iglu

Heeeeelllll-oooooooo Everyone! Let's get straight to it. For Christmas, a friend of mine suggested we go stay in some Igloos and you should know by now......as crazy as some ideas seem, I turn nothing down! You will never know what you like or dislike if you don’t try it, RIGHT?????? Well here is the review!! Enjoy! [embed]http://youtu.be/oAhSvRy8XHQ[/embed] The Igloos are a 45 drive from Innsbruck. In case of extreme weather you MUST HAVE SNOW CHAINS. Igloo Details: Iglu Village Kühtai - Please note you cannot check in until 5pm. Rates: Start at 109€ per person/per night. We paid 133€ per person/per night because of the holiday weekend. Web: www.iglu-village.at Email:…
Read More

Wednesday Weekend Recap – Malta

In my 12 Countries in 12 months quest........My 11th country this year was Malta. [embed]http://youtu.be/Ru9icj94fQ0[/embed] I visited Malta over the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend. Malta's tourist season is from the end of May until the end of October. You will find a lot of stores, restaurants and museums closed during the off season. The best reason to go during the off season is NO ONE is THERE!! You can get amazing pictures and enjoy the island without a million tourists. PLEASE be advised that during the off season it can get a little chilly with high winds, be prepared with a heavy coat, scarf and gloves just in case. The local's…
Read More

10 Things I’ve Learned Since I’ve Moved to Italy

I moved to Italy on May 1st of this year and so far it has been amazing! I absolutely love it here. Here are a few things I have learned since living here. 1) You must have patience to live or even visit here. If you thought CP time was bad, IP time is on a whole other level! It's okay to be late for dinner reservations. And it's not surprising for an establishment to not open on time. Just be patient. 2) There are pizzaerias and gelato shops on every corner. No, really EVERY SINGLE corner. 3) Gas is outrageous!! I know why Italians bike everywhere. 4) Italian restaurants…
Read More

Firenze (Florence) Weekend Recap

  [embed]http://youtu.be/k3xo4yPeVZI[/embed] Hotel: Best Western Grand Hotel Adriatico Via Maso Finiguerra 9 Santa Maria Novella 50123 Florence  - There are plenty of hotels in the area. All are within walking distance to major sites and within walking distance to the bus and train station. Use this addres as a guide. Make Reservations! Especially if you really want to eat at a specific place, just to guarantee your spot! We had dinner @ Acqua al Due Via della Vigna Vecchia 40/R 50122, Florence, Italy They have the best sampler menu! There's a sampler platter for salads, pasta, the main course and the desert! AMAZING!!! You can try a little bit of everything.…
Read More

Vino Hopping Birthday Bash

In previous years for my birthday I've celebrated doing a variety of things.........in 2013 I was touring Europe, in 2014 I rented a cabin in the Virginia Blue Ridge Mountians and last year I was throwing tomatoes in the world's largest food fight in Spain. This year I decided to celebrate at home in Italy by escorting 8 of my friends around to a few local wineries for tastings, a little food and some much needed fun! Our winery tasting tour began promptly at 9:30 am, what better way to start your morning than with vino for breakfast, right?!?!?! Our first stop was to Ca'Bruzzo where we met Alan Bruzzo.…
Read More

12 Countries In 12 Months….DONE!! 24 Countries In 24 Months…..Let’s Go!!

In 2015, I started the year off by traveling to 3 countries all before the end of February. When I moved to Italy in May of 2015 my travel opportunities……..well lets just say, they grew considerably. If you remember last year I was researching Bucket List ideas and came across completing “12 Countries in 12 Months” and added it to my list. Why not, right? By the end of 2015, I accomplished “12 Countries In 12 Months” ……..and I decided to continue the Bucket List idea by going for “24 Countries In 24 Months” in 2016! Now I know you might be a little skeptical and might be questioning how I…
Read More

Cinque Terre……..the Second Time Around

  It was Easter weekend and I had nothing planned (I know....not like me at all). I usually have everything ready to go and all I have to do is board the plane, but I don't know what was different about this weekend. I had my heart set on going to Naples, but I just couldn’t decide what to get into. Then out of nowhere a travel buddy says lets go to Cinque Terre............. I'm thinking to myself ...... been there, done that, I even tried talking him into going to Naples, but after doing the numbers it was more cost effective to head Cinque Terre and I was not about…
Read More

Stay Home For What’s 1 Year Blogiversary!!

5 Joys of Blogging/Vlogging Has it been a year ALREADY???? It seems like it was just last month........... I returned from Miami, Dubai, Brazil and Cozumel all within the first 2 months of 2015! It also seems like yesterday when my friend Rebecca emailed me and said, "Keisha, you should start a blog about your travels." I have been seriously traveling since 2006, now that I am thinking back I don’t know why I never thought about it. It was enough for me to share my pictures with my friends on FB, but I thought what the hell. How hard could it be???? #1 SOMETHING NEW Well........................THIS 'ish is HARD!!!!!!!!!!!!…
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No Longer a Virgin…. Trinidad Carnival Part 2

[caption id="attachment_558" align="aligncenter" width="295"] On the Stage!!!!![/caption] [embed]https://youtu.be/SmZJMs-P4bg[/embed]   [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UdKLZW-r-FM[/embed]   Trinidad Carnival 2016   February 3-11, 2016 Hyatt Hotel - $1063 1 Wrightson Rd, Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago (8 nights/4 people to a room) Playing Mas w/Tribe - $1068 Venus Fly Trap $815.83/ Tennis Shoes $25/ Additional Collar $150/ T-shirt $28/ Make up $48.88 Pampering - $493 Mani-pedi $65/ Wax 113.00/ Hair $220/ Body Scrub $95 Fetes - $798 Beach House $225/ Soca Brain Wash $148.50/ Sunny Side Up $132/ Party Bus Transportation to SSU 26.62/Brian Lara $265 Day Trip to Tobago - $148 Airfare $48/ Private Booze Cruise and Transportation $100 Disposable Cash - For taxis, food, drinks…
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2015 Year in Review and What’s Coming In 2016

Hey everyone, I know I'm a few days late, but I just wanted to say Happy New Year, give you a 2015 recap and tell you what I have planned for 2016! [embed]http://youtu.be/xzZiIdxF8ag[/embed] OH and I forgot to mention that I had my first hostel experience in London! It was different, but good. I would do it again.......let me be more specific...I would stay there in that hostel in London again!! LMAO! London Recap coming........   @StayHomeForWhat  
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Weekend Recap – Christmas in an Iglu

Heeeeelllll-oooooooo Everyone! Let's get straight to it. For Christmas, a friend of mine suggested we go stay in some Igloos and you should know by now......as crazy as some ideas seem, I turn nothing down! You will never know what you like or dislike if you don’t try it, RIGHT?????? Well here is the review!! Enjoy! [embed]http://youtu.be/oAhSvRy8XHQ[/embed] The Igloos are a 45 drive from Innsbruck. In case of extreme weather you MUST HAVE SNOW CHAINS. Igloo Details: Iglu Village Kühtai - Please note you cannot check in until 5pm. Rates: Start at 109€ per person/per night. We paid 133€ per person/per night because of the holiday weekend. Web: www.iglu-village.at Email:…
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Wednesday Weekend Recap – Malta

In my 12 Countries in 12 months quest........My 11th country this year was Malta. [embed]http://youtu.be/Ru9icj94fQ0[/embed] I visited Malta over the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend. Malta's tourist season is from the end of May until the end of October. You will find a lot of stores, restaurants and museums closed during the off season. The best reason to go during the off season is NO ONE is THERE!! You can get amazing pictures and enjoy the island without a million tourists. PLEASE be advised that during the off season it can get a little chilly with high winds, be prepared with a heavy coat, scarf and gloves just in case. The local's…
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10 Things I’ve Learned Since I’ve Moved to Italy

I moved to Italy on May 1st of this year and so far it has been amazing! I absolutely love it here. Here are a few things I have learned since living here. 1) You must have patience to live or even visit here. If you thought CP time was bad, IP time is on a whole other level! It's okay to be late for dinner reservations. And it's not surprising for an establishment to not open on time. Just be patient. 2) There are pizzaerias and gelato shops on every corner. No, really EVERY SINGLE corner. 3) Gas is outrageous!! I know why Italians bike everywhere. 4) Italian restaurants…
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Firenze (Florence) Weekend Recap

  [embed]http://youtu.be/k3xo4yPeVZI[/embed] Hotel: Best Western Grand Hotel Adriatico Via Maso Finiguerra 9 Santa Maria Novella 50123 Florence  - There are plenty of hotels in the area. All are within walking distance to major sites and within walking distance to the bus and train station. Use this addres as a guide. Make Reservations! Especially if you really want to eat at a specific place, just to guarantee your spot! We had dinner @ Acqua al Due Via della Vigna Vecchia 40/R 50122, Florence, Italy They have the best sampler menu! There's a sampler platter for salads, pasta, the main course and the desert! AMAZING!!! You can try a little bit of everything.…
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Vino Hopping Birthday Bash

In previous years for my birthday I've celebrated doing a variety of things.........in 2013 I was touring Europe, in 2014 I rented a cabin in the Virginia Blue Ridge Mountians and last year I was throwing tomatoes in the world's largest food fight in Spain. This year I decided to celebrate at home in Italy by escorting 8 of my friends around to a few local wineries for tastings, a little food and some much needed fun! Our winery tasting tour began promptly at 9:30 am, what better way to start your morning than with vino for breakfast, right?!?!?! Our first stop was to Ca'Bruzzo where we met Alan Bruzzo.…
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12 Countries In 12 Months….DONE!! 24 Countries In 24 Months…..Let’s Go!!

In 2015, I started the year off by traveling to 3 countries all before the end of February. When I moved to Italy in May of 2015 my travel opportunities……..well lets just say, they grew considerably. If you remember last year I was researching Bucket List ideas and came across completing “12 Countries in 12 Months” and added it to my list. Why not, right? By the end of 2015, I accomplished “12 Countries In 12 Months” ……..and I decided to continue the Bucket List idea by going for “24 Countries In 24 Months” in 2016! Now I know you might be a little skeptical and might be questioning how I…
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Cinque Terre……..the Second Time Around

  It was Easter weekend and I had nothing planned (I know....not like me at all). I usually have everything ready to go and all I have to do is board the plane, but I don't know what was different about this weekend. I had my heart set on going to Naples, but I just couldn’t decide what to get into. Then out of nowhere a travel buddy says lets go to Cinque Terre............. I'm thinking to myself ...... been there, done that, I even tried talking him into going to Naples, but after doing the numbers it was more cost effective to head Cinque Terre and I was not about…
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Stay Home For What’s 1 Year Blogiversary!!

5 Joys of Blogging/Vlogging Has it been a year ALREADY???? It seems like it was just last month........... I returned from Miami, Dubai, Brazil and Cozumel all within the first 2 months of 2015! It also seems like yesterday when my friend Rebecca emailed me and said, "Keisha, you should start a blog about your travels." I have been seriously traveling since 2006, now that I am thinking back I don’t know why I never thought about it. It was enough for me to share my pictures with my friends on FB, but I thought what the hell. How hard could it be???? #1 SOMETHING NEW Well........................THIS 'ish is HARD!!!!!!!!!!!!…
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No Longer a Virgin…. Trinidad Carnival Part 2

[caption id="attachment_558" align="aligncenter" width="295"] On the Stage!!!!![/caption] [embed]https://youtu.be/SmZJMs-P4bg[/embed]   [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UdKLZW-r-FM[/embed]   Trinidad Carnival 2016   February 3-11, 2016 Hyatt Hotel - $1063 1 Wrightson Rd, Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago (8 nights/4 people to a room) Playing Mas w/Tribe - $1068 Venus Fly Trap $815.83/ Tennis Shoes $25/ Additional Collar $150/ T-shirt $28/ Make up $48.88 Pampering - $493 Mani-pedi $65/ Wax 113.00/ Hair $220/ Body Scrub $95 Fetes - $798 Beach House $225/ Soca Brain Wash $148.50/ Sunny Side Up $132/ Party Bus Transportation to SSU 26.62/Brian Lara $265 Day Trip to Tobago - $148 Airfare $48/ Private Booze Cruise and Transportation $100 Disposable Cash - For taxis, food, drinks…
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2015 Year in Review and What’s Coming In 2016

Hey everyone, I know I'm a few days late, but I just wanted to say Happy New Year, give you a 2015 recap and tell you what I have planned for 2016! [embed]http://youtu.be/xzZiIdxF8ag[/embed] OH and I forgot to mention that I had my first hostel experience in London! It was different, but good. I would do it again.......let me be more specific...I would stay there in that hostel in London again!! LMAO! London Recap coming........   @StayHomeForWhat  
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Weekend Recap – Christmas in an Iglu

Heeeeelllll-oooooooo Everyone! Let's get straight to it. For Christmas, a friend of mine suggested we go stay in some Igloos and you should know by now......as crazy as some ideas seem, I turn nothing down! You will never know what you like or dislike if you don’t try it, RIGHT?????? Well here is the review!! Enjoy! [embed]http://youtu.be/oAhSvRy8XHQ[/embed] The Igloos are a 45 drive from Innsbruck. In case of extreme weather you MUST HAVE SNOW CHAINS. Igloo Details: Iglu Village Kühtai - Please note you cannot check in until 5pm. Rates: Start at 109€ per person/per night. We paid 133€ per person/per night because of the holiday weekend. Web: www.iglu-village.at Email:…
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Wednesday Weekend Recap – Malta

In my 12 Countries in 12 months quest........My 11th country this year was Malta. [embed]http://youtu.be/Ru9icj94fQ0[/embed] I visited Malta over the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend. Malta's tourist season is from the end of May until the end of October. You will find a lot of stores, restaurants and museums closed during the off season. The best reason to go during the off season is NO ONE is THERE!! You can get amazing pictures and enjoy the island without a million tourists. PLEASE be advised that during the off season it can get a little chilly with high winds, be prepared with a heavy coat, scarf and gloves just in case. The local's…
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10 Things I’ve Learned Since I’ve Moved to Italy

I moved to Italy on May 1st of this year and so far it has been amazing! I absolutely love it here. Here are a few things I have learned since living here. 1) You must have patience to live or even visit here. If you thought CP time was bad, IP time is on a whole other level! It's okay to be late for dinner reservations. And it's not surprising for an establishment to not open on time. Just be patient. 2) There are pizzaerias and gelato shops on every corner. No, really EVERY SINGLE corner. 3) Gas is outrageous!! I know why Italians bike everywhere. 4) Italian restaurants…
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Firenze (Florence) Weekend Recap

  [embed]http://youtu.be/k3xo4yPeVZI[/embed] Hotel: Best Western Grand Hotel Adriatico Via Maso Finiguerra 9 Santa Maria Novella 50123 Florence  - There are plenty of hotels in the area. All are within walking distance to major sites and within walking distance to the bus and train station. Use this addres as a guide. Make Reservations! Especially if you really want to eat at a specific place, just to guarantee your spot! We had dinner @ Acqua al Due Via della Vigna Vecchia 40/R 50122, Florence, Italy They have the best sampler menu! There's a sampler platter for salads, pasta, the main course and the desert! AMAZING!!! You can try a little bit of everything.…
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Vino Hopping Birthday Bash

In previous years for my birthday I've celebrated doing a variety of things.........in 2013 I was touring Europe, in 2014 I rented a cabin in the Virginia Blue Ridge Mountians and last year I was throwing tomatoes in the world's largest food fight in Spain. This year I decided to celebrate at home in Italy by escorting 8 of my friends around to a few local wineries for tastings, a little food and some much needed fun! Our winery tasting tour began promptly at 9:30 am, what better way to start your morning than with vino for breakfast, right?!?!?! Our first stop was to Ca'Bruzzo where we met Alan Bruzzo.…
Read More

12 Countries In 12 Months….DONE!! 24 Countries In 24 Months…..Let’s Go!!

In 2015, I started the year off by traveling to 3 countries all before the end of February. When I moved to Italy in May of 2015 my travel opportunities……..well lets just say, they grew considerably. If you remember last year I was researching Bucket List ideas and came across completing “12 Countries in 12 Months” and added it to my list. Why not, right? By the end of 2015, I accomplished “12 Countries In 12 Months” ……..and I decided to continue the Bucket List idea by going for “24 Countries In 24 Months” in 2016! Now I know you might be a little skeptical and might be questioning how I…
Read More

Cinque Terre……..the Second Time Around

  It was Easter weekend and I had nothing planned (I know....not like me at all). I usually have everything ready to go and all I have to do is board the plane, but I don't know what was different about this weekend. I had my heart set on going to Naples, but I just couldn’t decide what to get into. Then out of nowhere a travel buddy says lets go to Cinque Terre............. I'm thinking to myself ...... been there, done that, I even tried talking him into going to Naples, but after doing the numbers it was more cost effective to head Cinque Terre and I was not about…
Read More

Stay Home For What’s 1 Year Blogiversary!!

5 Joys of Blogging/Vlogging Has it been a year ALREADY???? It seems like it was just last month........... I returned from Miami, Dubai, Brazil and Cozumel all within the first 2 months of 2015! It also seems like yesterday when my friend Rebecca emailed me and said, "Keisha, you should start a blog about your travels." I have been seriously traveling since 2006, now that I am thinking back I don’t know why I never thought about it. It was enough for me to share my pictures with my friends on FB, but I thought what the hell. How hard could it be???? #1 SOMETHING NEW Well........................THIS 'ish is HARD!!!!!!!!!!!!…
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No Longer a Virgin…. Trinidad Carnival Part 2

[caption id="attachment_558" align="aligncenter" width="295"] On the Stage!!!!![/caption] [embed]https://youtu.be/SmZJMs-P4bg[/embed]   [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UdKLZW-r-FM[/embed]   Trinidad Carnival 2016   February 3-11, 2016 Hyatt Hotel - $1063 1 Wrightson Rd, Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago (8 nights/4 people to a room) Playing Mas w/Tribe - $1068 Venus Fly Trap $815.83/ Tennis Shoes $25/ Additional Collar $150/ T-shirt $28/ Make up $48.88 Pampering - $493 Mani-pedi $65/ Wax 113.00/ Hair $220/ Body Scrub $95 Fetes - $798 Beach House $225/ Soca Brain Wash $148.50/ Sunny Side Up $132/ Party Bus Transportation to SSU 26.62/Brian Lara $265 Day Trip to Tobago - $148 Airfare $48/ Private Booze Cruise and Transportation $100 Disposable Cash - For taxis, food, drinks…
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2015 Year in Review and What’s Coming In 2016

Hey everyone, I know I'm a few days late, but I just wanted to say Happy New Year, give you a 2015 recap and tell you what I have planned for 2016! [embed]http://youtu.be/xzZiIdxF8ag[/embed] OH and I forgot to mention that I had my first hostel experience in London! It was different, but good. I would do it again.......let me be more specific...I would stay there in that hostel in London again!! LMAO! London Recap coming........   @StayHomeForWhat  
Read More

Weekend Recap – Christmas in an Iglu

Heeeeelllll-oooooooo Everyone! Let's get straight to it. For Christmas, a friend of mine suggested we go stay in some Igloos and you should know by now......as crazy as some ideas seem, I turn nothing down! You will never know what you like or dislike if you don’t try it, RIGHT?????? Well here is the review!! Enjoy! [embed]http://youtu.be/oAhSvRy8XHQ[/embed] The Igloos are a 45 drive from Innsbruck. In case of extreme weather you MUST HAVE SNOW CHAINS. Igloo Details: Iglu Village Kühtai - Please note you cannot check in until 5pm. Rates: Start at 109€ per person/per night. We paid 133€ per person/per night because of the holiday weekend. Web: www.iglu-village.at Email:…
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Wednesday Weekend Recap – Malta

In my 12 Countries in 12 months quest........My 11th country this year was Malta. [embed]http://youtu.be/Ru9icj94fQ0[/embed] I visited Malta over the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend. Malta's tourist season is from the end of May until the end of October. You will find a lot of stores, restaurants and museums closed during the off season. The best reason to go during the off season is NO ONE is THERE!! You can get amazing pictures and enjoy the island without a million tourists. PLEASE be advised that during the off season it can get a little chilly with high winds, be prepared with a heavy coat, scarf and gloves just in case. The local's…
Read More

10 Things I’ve Learned Since I’ve Moved to Italy

I moved to Italy on May 1st of this year and so far it has been amazing! I absolutely love it here. Here are a few things I have learned since living here. 1) You must have patience to live or even visit here. If you thought CP time was bad, IP time is on a whole other level! It's okay to be late for dinner reservations. And it's not surprising for an establishment to not open on time. Just be patient. 2) There are pizzaerias and gelato shops on every corner. No, really EVERY SINGLE corner. 3) Gas is outrageous!! I know why Italians bike everywhere. 4) Italian restaurants…
Read More

Firenze (Florence) Weekend Recap

  [embed]http://youtu.be/k3xo4yPeVZI[/embed] Hotel: Best Western Grand Hotel Adriatico Via Maso Finiguerra 9 Santa Maria Novella 50123 Florence  - There are plenty of hotels in the area. All are within walking distance to major sites and within walking distance to the bus and train station. Use this addres as a guide. Make Reservations! Especially if you really want to eat at a specific place, just to guarantee your spot! We had dinner @ Acqua al Due Via della Vigna Vecchia 40/R 50122, Florence, Italy They have the best sampler menu! There's a sampler platter for salads, pasta, the main course and the desert! AMAZING!!! You can try a little bit of everything.…
Read More

Vino Hopping Birthday Bash

In previous years for my birthday I've celebrated doing a variety of things.........in 2013 I was touring Europe, in 2014 I rented a cabin in the Virginia Blue Ridge Mountians and last year I was throwing tomatoes in the world's largest food fight in Spain. This year I decided to celebrate at home in Italy by escorting 8 of my friends around to a few local wineries for tastings, a little food and some much needed fun! Our winery tasting tour began promptly at 9:30 am, what better way to start your morning than with vino for breakfast, right?!?!?! Our first stop was to Ca'Bruzzo where we met Alan Bruzzo.…
Read More

12 Countries In 12 Months….DONE!! 24 Countries In 24 Months…..Let’s Go!!

In 2015, I started the year off by traveling to 3 countries all before the end of February. When I moved to Italy in May of 2015 my travel opportunities……..well lets just say, they grew considerably. If you remember last year I was researching Bucket List ideas and came across completing “12 Countries in 12 Months” and added it to my list. Why not, right? By the end of 2015, I accomplished “12 Countries In 12 Months” ……..and I decided to continue the Bucket List idea by going for “24 Countries In 24 Months” in 2016! Now I know you might be a little skeptical and might be questioning how I…
Read More

Cinque Terre……..the Second Time Around

  It was Easter weekend and I had nothing planned (I know....not like me at all). I usually have everything ready to go and all I have to do is board the plane, but I don't know what was different about this weekend. I had my heart set on going to Naples, but I just couldn’t decide what to get into. Then out of nowhere a travel buddy says lets go to Cinque Terre............. I'm thinking to myself ...... been there, done that, I even tried talking him into going to Naples, but after doing the numbers it was more cost effective to head Cinque Terre and I was not about…
Read More

Stay Home For What’s 1 Year Blogiversary!!

5 Joys of Blogging/Vlogging Has it been a year ALREADY???? It seems like it was just last month........... I returned from Miami, Dubai, Brazil and Cozumel all within the first 2 months of 2015! It also seems like yesterday when my friend Rebecca emailed me and said, "Keisha, you should start a blog about your travels." I have been seriously traveling since 2006, now that I am thinking back I don’t know why I never thought about it. It was enough for me to share my pictures with my friends on FB, but I thought what the hell. How hard could it be???? #1 SOMETHING NEW Well........................THIS 'ish is HARD!!!!!!!!!!!!…
Read More

No Longer a Virgin…. Trinidad Carnival Part 2

[caption id="attachment_558" align="aligncenter" width="295"] On the Stage!!!!![/caption] [embed]https://youtu.be/SmZJMs-P4bg[/embed]   [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UdKLZW-r-FM[/embed]   Trinidad Carnival 2016   February 3-11, 2016 Hyatt Hotel - $1063 1 Wrightson Rd, Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago (8 nights/4 people to a room) Playing Mas w/Tribe - $1068 Venus Fly Trap $815.83/ Tennis Shoes $25/ Additional Collar $150/ T-shirt $28/ Make up $48.88 Pampering - $493 Mani-pedi $65/ Wax 113.00/ Hair $220/ Body Scrub $95 Fetes - $798 Beach House $225/ Soca Brain Wash $148.50/ Sunny Side Up $132/ Party Bus Transportation to SSU 26.62/Brian Lara $265 Day Trip to Tobago - $148 Airfare $48/ Private Booze Cruise and Transportation $100 Disposable Cash - For taxis, food, drinks…
Read More

2015 Year in Review and What’s Coming In 2016

Hey everyone, I know I'm a few days late, but I just wanted to say Happy New Year, give you a 2015 recap and tell you what I have planned for 2016! [embed]http://youtu.be/xzZiIdxF8ag[/embed] OH and I forgot to mention that I had my first hostel experience in London! It was different, but good. I would do it again.......let me be more specific...I would stay there in that hostel in London again!! LMAO! London Recap coming........   @StayHomeForWhat  
Read More

Weekend Recap – Christmas in an Iglu

Heeeeelllll-oooooooo Everyone! Let's get straight to it. For Christmas, a friend of mine suggested we go stay in some Igloos and you should know by now......as crazy as some ideas seem, I turn nothing down! You will never know what you like or dislike if you don’t try it, RIGHT?????? Well here is the review!! Enjoy! [embed]http://youtu.be/oAhSvRy8XHQ[/embed] The Igloos are a 45 drive from Innsbruck. In case of extreme weather you MUST HAVE SNOW CHAINS. Igloo Details: Iglu Village Kühtai - Please note you cannot check in until 5pm. Rates: Start at 109€ per person/per night. We paid 133€ per person/per night because of the holiday weekend. Web: www.iglu-village.at Email:…
Read More

Wednesday Weekend Recap – Malta

In my 12 Countries in 12 months quest........My 11th country this year was Malta. [embed]http://youtu.be/Ru9icj94fQ0[/embed] I visited Malta over the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend. Malta's tourist season is from the end of May until the end of October. You will find a lot of stores, restaurants and museums closed during the off season. The best reason to go during the off season is NO ONE is THERE!! You can get amazing pictures and enjoy the island without a million tourists. PLEASE be advised that during the off season it can get a little chilly with high winds, be prepared with a heavy coat, scarf and gloves just in case. The local's…
Read More

10 Things I’ve Learned Since I’ve Moved to Italy

I moved to Italy on May 1st of this year and so far it has been amazing! I absolutely love it here. Here are a few things I have learned since living here. 1) You must have patience to live or even visit here. If you thought CP time was bad, IP time is on a whole other level! It's okay to be late for dinner reservations. And it's not surprising for an establishment to not open on time. Just be patient. 2) There are pizzaerias and gelato shops on every corner. No, really EVERY SINGLE corner. 3) Gas is outrageous!! I know why Italians bike everywhere. 4) Italian restaurants…
Read More

Firenze (Florence) Weekend Recap

  [embed]http://youtu.be/k3xo4yPeVZI[/embed] Hotel: Best Western Grand Hotel Adriatico Via Maso Finiguerra 9 Santa Maria Novella 50123 Florence  - There are plenty of hotels in the area. All are within walking distance to major sites and within walking distance to the bus and train station. Use this addres as a guide. Make Reservations! Especially if you really want to eat at a specific place, just to guarantee your spot! We had dinner @ Acqua al Due Via della Vigna Vecchia 40/R 50122, Florence, Italy They have the best sampler menu! There's a sampler platter for salads, pasta, the main course and the desert! AMAZING!!! You can try a little bit of everything.…
Read More

Vino Hopping Birthday Bash

In previous years for my birthday I've celebrated doing a variety of things.........in 2013 I was touring Europe, in 2014 I rented a cabin in the Virginia Blue Ridge Mountians and last year I was throwing tomatoes in the world's largest food fight in Spain. This year I decided to celebrate at home in Italy by escorting 8 of my friends around to a few local wineries for tastings, a little food and some much needed fun! Our winery tasting tour began promptly at 9:30 am, what better way to start your morning than with vino for breakfast, right?!?!?! Our first stop was to Ca'Bruzzo where we met Alan Bruzzo.…
Read More

12 Countries In 12 Months….DONE!! 24 Countries In 24 Months…..Let’s Go!!

In 2015, I started the year off by traveling to 3 countries all before the end of February. When I moved to Italy in May of 2015 my travel opportunities……..well lets just say, they grew considerably. If you remember last year I was researching Bucket List ideas and came across completing “12 Countries in 12 Months” and added it to my list. Why not, right? By the end of 2015, I accomplished “12 Countries In 12 Months” ……..and I decided to continue the Bucket List idea by going for “24 Countries In 24 Months” in 2016! Now I know you might be a little skeptical and might be questioning how I…
Read More

Cinque Terre……..the Second Time Around

  It was Easter weekend and I had nothing planned (I know....not like me at all). I usually have everything ready to go and all I have to do is board the plane, but I don't know what was different about this weekend. I had my heart set on going to Naples, but I just couldn’t decide what to get into. Then out of nowhere a travel buddy says lets go to Cinque Terre............. I'm thinking to myself ...... been there, done that, I even tried talking him into going to Naples, but after doing the numbers it was more cost effective to head Cinque Terre and I was not about…
Read More

Stay Home For What’s 1 Year Blogiversary!!

5 Joys of Blogging/Vlogging Has it been a year ALREADY???? It seems like it was just last month........... I returned from Miami, Dubai, Brazil and Cozumel all within the first 2 months of 2015! It also seems like yesterday when my friend Rebecca emailed me and said, "Keisha, you should start a blog about your travels." I have been seriously traveling since 2006, now that I am thinking back I don’t know why I never thought about it. It was enough for me to share my pictures with my friends on FB, but I thought what the hell. How hard could it be???? #1 SOMETHING NEW Well........................THIS 'ish is HARD!!!!!!!!!!!!…
Read More

No Longer a Virgin…. Trinidad Carnival Part 2

[caption id="attachment_558" align="aligncenter" width="295"] On the Stage!!!!![/caption] [embed]https://youtu.be/SmZJMs-P4bg[/embed]   [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UdKLZW-r-FM[/embed]   Trinidad Carnival 2016   February 3-11, 2016 Hyatt Hotel - $1063 1 Wrightson Rd, Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago (8 nights/4 people to a room) Playing Mas w/Tribe - $1068 Venus Fly Trap $815.83/ Tennis Shoes $25/ Additional Collar $150/ T-shirt $28/ Make up $48.88 Pampering - $493 Mani-pedi $65/ Wax 113.00/ Hair $220/ Body Scrub $95 Fetes - $798 Beach House $225/ Soca Brain Wash $148.50/ Sunny Side Up $132/ Party Bus Transportation to SSU 26.62/Brian Lara $265 Day Trip to Tobago - $148 Airfare $48/ Private Booze Cruise and Transportation $100 Disposable Cash - For taxis, food, drinks…
Read More

2015 Year in Review and What’s Coming In 2016

Hey everyone, I know I'm a few days late, but I just wanted to say Happy New Year, give you a 2015 recap and tell you what I have planned for 2016! [embed]http://youtu.be/xzZiIdxF8ag[/embed] OH and I forgot to mention that I had my first hostel experience in London! It was different, but good. I would do it again.......let me be more specific...I would stay there in that hostel in London again!! LMAO! London Recap coming........   @StayHomeForWhat  
Read More

Weekend Recap – Christmas in an Iglu

Heeeeelllll-oooooooo Everyone! Let's get straight to it. For Christmas, a friend of mine suggested we go stay in some Igloos and you should know by now......as crazy as some ideas seem, I turn nothing down! You will never know what you like or dislike if you don’t try it, RIGHT?????? Well here is the review!! Enjoy! [embed]http://youtu.be/oAhSvRy8XHQ[/embed] The Igloos are a 45 drive from Innsbruck. In case of extreme weather you MUST HAVE SNOW CHAINS. Igloo Details: Iglu Village Kühtai - Please note you cannot check in until 5pm. Rates: Start at 109€ per person/per night. We paid 133€ per person/per night because of the holiday weekend. Web: www.iglu-village.at Email:…
Read More

Wednesday Weekend Recap – Malta

In my 12 Countries in 12 months quest........My 11th country this year was Malta. [embed]http://youtu.be/Ru9icj94fQ0[/embed] I visited Malta over the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend. Malta's tourist season is from the end of May until the end of October. You will find a lot of stores, restaurants and museums closed during the off season. The best reason to go during the off season is NO ONE is THERE!! You can get amazing pictures and enjoy the island without a million tourists. PLEASE be advised that during the off season it can get a little chilly with high winds, be prepared with a heavy coat, scarf and gloves just in case. The local's…
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10 Things I’ve Learned Since I’ve Moved to Italy

I moved to Italy on May 1st of this year and so far it has been amazing! I absolutely love it here. Here are a few things I have learned since living here. 1) You must have patience to live or even visit here. If you thought CP time was bad, IP time is on a whole other level! It's okay to be late for dinner reservations. And it's not surprising for an establishment to not open on time. Just be patient. 2) There are pizzaerias and gelato shops on every corner. No, really EVERY SINGLE corner. 3) Gas is outrageous!! I know why Italians bike everywhere. 4) Italian restaurants…
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Firenze (Florence) Weekend Recap

  [embed]http://youtu.be/k3xo4yPeVZI[/embed] Hotel: Best Western Grand Hotel Adriatico Via Maso Finiguerra 9 Santa Maria Novella 50123 Florence  - There are plenty of hotels in the area. All are within walking distance to major sites and within walking distance to the bus and train station. Use this addres as a guide. Make Reservations! Especially if you really want to eat at a specific place, just to guarantee your spot! We had dinner @ Acqua al Due Via della Vigna Vecchia 40/R 50122, Florence, Italy They have the best sampler menu! There's a sampler platter for salads, pasta, the main course and the desert! AMAZING!!! You can try a little bit of everything.…
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Vino Hopping Birthday Bash

In previous years for my birthday I've celebrated doing a variety of things.........in 2013 I was touring Europe, in 2014 I rented a cabin in the Virginia Blue Ridge Mountians and last year I was throwing tomatoes in the world's largest food fight in Spain. This year I decided to celebrate at home in Italy by escorting 8 of my friends around to a few local wineries for tastings, a little food and some much needed fun! Our winery tasting tour began promptly at 9:30 am, what better way to start your morning than with vino for breakfast, right?!?!?! Our first stop was to Ca'Bruzzo where we met Alan Bruzzo.…
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12 Countries In 12 Months….DONE!! 24 Countries In 24 Months…..Let’s Go!!

In 2015, I started the year off by traveling to 3 countries all before the end of February. When I moved to Italy in May of 2015 my travel opportunities……..well lets just say, they grew considerably. If you remember last year I was researching Bucket List ideas and came across completing “12 Countries in 12 Months” and added it to my list. Why not, right? By the end of 2015, I accomplished “12 Countries In 12 Months” ……..and I decided to continue the Bucket List idea by going for “24 Countries In 24 Months” in 2016! Now I know you might be a little skeptical and might be questioning how I…
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Cinque Terre……..the Second Time Around

  It was Easter weekend and I had nothing planned (I know....not like me at all). I usually have everything ready to go and all I have to do is board the plane, but I don't know what was different about this weekend. I had my heart set on going to Naples, but I just couldn’t decide what to get into. Then out of nowhere a travel buddy says lets go to Cinque Terre............. I'm thinking to myself ...... been there, done that, I even tried talking him into going to Naples, but after doing the numbers it was more cost effective to head Cinque Terre and I was not about…
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Stay Home For What’s 1 Year Blogiversary!!

5 Joys of Blogging/Vlogging Has it been a year ALREADY???? It seems like it was just last month........... I returned from Miami, Dubai, Brazil and Cozumel all within the first 2 months of 2015! It also seems like yesterday when my friend Rebecca emailed me and said, "Keisha, you should start a blog about your travels." I have been seriously traveling since 2006, now that I am thinking back I don’t know why I never thought about it. It was enough for me to share my pictures with my friends on FB, but I thought what the hell. How hard could it be???? #1 SOMETHING NEW Well........................THIS 'ish is HARD!!!!!!!!!!!!…
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No Longer a Virgin…. Trinidad Carnival Part 2

[caption id="attachment_558" align="aligncenter" width="295"] On the Stage!!!!![/caption] [embed]https://youtu.be/SmZJMs-P4bg[/embed]   [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UdKLZW-r-FM[/embed]   Trinidad Carnival 2016   February 3-11, 2016 Hyatt Hotel - $1063 1 Wrightson Rd, Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago (8 nights/4 people to a room) Playing Mas w/Tribe - $1068 Venus Fly Trap $815.83/ Tennis Shoes $25/ Additional Collar $150/ T-shirt $28/ Make up $48.88 Pampering - $493 Mani-pedi $65/ Wax 113.00/ Hair $220/ Body Scrub $95 Fetes - $798 Beach House $225/ Soca Brain Wash $148.50/ Sunny Side Up $132/ Party Bus Transportation to SSU 26.62/Brian Lara $265 Day Trip to Tobago - $148 Airfare $48/ Private Booze Cruise and Transportation $100 Disposable Cash - For taxis, food, drinks…
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2015 Year in Review and What’s Coming In 2016

Hey everyone, I know I'm a few days late, but I just wanted to say Happy New Year, give you a 2015 recap and tell you what I have planned for 2016! [embed]http://youtu.be/xzZiIdxF8ag[/embed] OH and I forgot to mention that I had my first hostel experience in London! It was different, but good. I would do it again.......let me be more specific...I would stay there in that hostel in London again!! LMAO! London Recap coming........   @StayHomeForWhat  
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Weekend Recap – Christmas in an Iglu

Heeeeelllll-oooooooo Everyone! Let's get straight to it. For Christmas, a friend of mine suggested we go stay in some Igloos and you should know by now......as crazy as some ideas seem, I turn nothing down! You will never know what you like or dislike if you don’t try it, RIGHT?????? Well here is the review!! Enjoy! [embed]http://youtu.be/oAhSvRy8XHQ[/embed] The Igloos are a 45 drive from Innsbruck. In case of extreme weather you MUST HAVE SNOW CHAINS. Igloo Details: Iglu Village Kühtai - Please note you cannot check in until 5pm. Rates: Start at 109€ per person/per night. We paid 133€ per person/per night because of the holiday weekend. Web: www.iglu-village.at Email:…
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Wednesday Weekend Recap – Malta

In my 12 Countries in 12 months quest........My 11th country this year was Malta. [embed]http://youtu.be/Ru9icj94fQ0[/embed] I visited Malta over the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend. Malta's tourist season is from the end of May until the end of October. You will find a lot of stores, restaurants and museums closed during the off season. The best reason to go during the off season is NO ONE is THERE!! You can get amazing pictures and enjoy the island without a million tourists. PLEASE be advised that during the off season it can get a little chilly with high winds, be prepared with a heavy coat, scarf and gloves just in case. The local's…
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10 Things I’ve Learned Since I’ve Moved to Italy

I moved to Italy on May 1st of this year and so far it has been amazing! I absolutely love it here. Here are a few things I have learned since living here. 1) You must have patience to live or even visit here. If you thought CP time was bad, IP time is on a whole other level! It's okay to be late for dinner reservations. And it's not surprising for an establishment to not open on time. Just be patient. 2) There are pizzaerias and gelato shops on every corner. No, really EVERY SINGLE corner. 3) Gas is outrageous!! I know why Italians bike everywhere. 4) Italian restaurants…
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Firenze (Florence) Weekend Recap

  [embed]http://youtu.be/k3xo4yPeVZI[/embed] Hotel: Best Western Grand Hotel Adriatico Via Maso Finiguerra 9 Santa Maria Novella 50123 Florence  - There are plenty of hotels in the area. All are within walking distance to major sites and within walking distance to the bus and train station. Use this addres as a guide. Make Reservations! Especially if you really want to eat at a specific place, just to guarantee your spot! We had dinner @ Acqua al Due Via della Vigna Vecchia 40/R 50122, Florence, Italy They have the best sampler menu! There's a sampler platter for salads, pasta, the main course and the desert! AMAZING!!! You can try a little bit of everything.…
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