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MIAMI GETAWAY WITH VACASA

MIAMI GETAWAY WITH VACASA

Thank you Vacasa for sponsoring this post. Find your Vacasa home for the Summer today!

Summertime is here, which means it’s time to plan that weekend getaway you’ve been waiting for! When we travel, we love to stay in rental homes – it just makes our trip experience that much better! Vacasa is North America’s largest full-service vacation rental management company with over 13,000 homes across 30 U.S. states and 16 countries. They have some amazing properties to check out this summer! I wanted to share with you some of my favorite Vacasa properties that are available in Miami, FL! 

Booking a Vacasa home makes the perfect Summer getaway. On Vacasa.com, you can find the best vacation rentals and Vacasa-managed homes in your area! Dave and I recently visited Miami, FL and now are planning on taking the kids back to stay in one of the Vacasa rentals! 

MIAMI GETAWAY WITH VACASA
MIAMI GETAWAY WITH VACASA
MIAMI GETAWAY WITH VACASA

Here are the three best Miami Vacasa Home rentals I found! 

  1. THE MODERN OCEAN DRIVE CONDO
MIAMI GETAWAY WITH VACASA

This one has so much space for the kids to play! Not to mention, the gorgeous lighting in here! 

2. THE SECRET GARDEN

This home just screams Miami! I love the decor and the gorgeous high ceilings. I definitely would take a million photos in this one. 

MIAMI GETAWAY WITH VACASA
MIAMI GETAWAY WITH VACASA

My favorite thing about this Vacasa rental is the outdoor space! OMGOSH. I could spend the whole day here. 

Okay and the last rental is right here.

MIAMI GETAWAY WITH VACASA

This one just feels so cozy. The main reason I love staying in home rentals is because you get that comfort of home while on vacation. Vacationing with kids in a home is SOOO enjoyable. 

When you book with Vacasa, you get more than a vacation rental, you get professional service you can count on. The Vacasa team will be there for you throughout your entire vacation, with a 24/7 customer care team and local staff who are here for you when you need them. 

MIAMI GETAWAY WITH VACASA

I also love Vacasa.com because they share fun articles and trends on there. Check out this recent article all about this summer’s trends! Totally on point! 

Browse rentals, book confidently, and always get the guaranteed best price on Vacasa.com. And, if you or someone you know owns a vacation rental, consider having Vacasa professionally manage your home.

PACKING TIPS WITH THE CONTAINER STORE

PACKING TIPS WITH THE CONTAINER STORE

PACKING TIPS WITH THE CONTAINER STORE

This post is sponsored by The Container Store, but all opinions are mine :).

YAY! It’s finally summertime! And with that, comes tons of travel. We love to travel all year, but traveling in the Summer just feels right. I have to admit, I haven’t always been the best packer. I used to pack last minute which usually meant my clothes just got shoved into my bag and then I would constantly add stuff to the suitcase making it completely full to the point of having to sit on it to close it. Another horrible habit I had was at the end of the vacation, I would just throw my dirty clothes into my bag so when I got home, everything in my suitcase was dirty. It made coming home from vacation way not fun because I ended up doing more laundry than I needed to. Anyways, I started researching some fun packing hacks and tips and I landed right on The Container Store.

PACKING TIPS WITH THE CONTAINER STORE

The Container Store is one of my favorite stores. They have everything you need for organizing and storage. But did you know they also have a whole TRAVEL section!? And guess what?! The Container Store’s Make Space for Summer Sale is happening now – (but ends this Sunday, June 30th!). A lot of their items are 25% off , especially items from the travel accessories and travel bags line! 

Here are a few of my favorite items from The Container Store and they are all 25% off! 

1// This set of 6 packing cubes actually makes packing fun and easy. 

Seriously, how CUTE are these packing cubes??! Using these for our recent trip was SO fun. I will never not pack with these. Having the cubes labeled seems silly, but it was honestly so helpful. It made me plan out my outfits better by making sure I had enough shirts and pants for the whole trip. 

I love that the set comes with a charger bag. We have forgotten our chargers SO. MANY. TIMES. But now, we’ll always have them safe in their place. 

I also love how this set comes with a shoe organizer! It’s so much better to keep the shoes enclosed so they don’t get everything in your suitcase all grimy!

2// Make sure you have good luggage

The ultimate packing hack is to make sure you have a great suitcase. My favorite is the Eagle Creek 4-Wheeled luggage (PS: it’s 25% off until Sunday!). This luggage is so lightweight and incredibly easy to move around. It also is expandable, has the 4-wheel spinners, and the interior makes it easy to keep your things organized! 

3// Put the heavy things near the bottom

It might seem obvious, but a great packing tip is to keep the heavy items on the bottom of the suitcase. This way, when you’re navigating your way through the airport, the bag is easy to maneuver. 

4// Take a bag for laundry!

In the packing cube set I mentioned above, it has a laundry bag – which is a lifesaver! Now, I have the perfect place to put our dirty clothes on vacation and it makes the unpack job so much easier! 

5// Less is more 

Are you an over-packer? A great packing hack is simply to just pack less. I always lay out my items before packing them and pull out things I know I won’t wear.  I always leave room in my suitcase for a souvenir 🙂 

Don’t forget!! There are tons of travel items currently 25% off at The Container Store until Sunday, June 30th! Click here to shop the sale

OUR FAMILY VALUES

Our family values // The reason we vaccinate

This post is sponsored by the Florida Department of Health; however, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

The kids absolutely LOVE going to the park! It’s something that we try to do everyday! I think I need the vitamin D as much as they want to have fun sliding down the slides, swinging on the swings, and going on the seesaw.
Our family values // The reason we vaccinate

It’s so amazing looking back throughout the years and remembering Gracie as a 6 month old (she could barely walk but still wanted to slide down the slide). Now that Donovan is 1 years old, he is all over the place! I bet he would climb on the monkey bars if he could reach them!

Our family values // The reason we vaccinate

One of the neatest things I get to experience as a mom is not only seeing my kids have fun and be healthy, but also interacting with other kids. For me, it’s just so important that they get that social element in their early developmental years. And both of the kids continue to shock me when they play with other kids because I get to see sides of them that I don’t see normally.

Our family values // The reason we vaccinate

I know that the park and friendships are just normal, every day things, but they represent something larger. Our family values consist of doing new things, traveling, and building relationships. And because of that, I always make sure my kids are as healthy as possible. This is one reason why I decided to vaccinate – because for me, it’s a peace of mind knowing that they remain healthy when they are at the park and around other kids. I try to do as much as I can to protect them (I mean I carry 3 cases of hand sanitizer with me at all times – lol) and vaccines are an important part of that. Vaccines make babies and kids strong from the inside out.

Our family values // The reason we vaccinate

If you have any questions or need any more information about vaccines, you can visit thepowertoprotect.org .

This post is sponsored by the Florida Department of Health; however, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

So, where will our adventures take us next? Maybe Disney!? 🙂

Thanks for reading!

With love,

Kari

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