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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

5 REASONS PUERTO RICO NEEDS TO BE YOUR NEXT TRAVEL DESTINATION

Ah.. I love traveling. It’s where we make the most memories and have the most fun. And while we love traveling with our two kids, Dave and I also love to get away for a few days just the two of us. That’s exactly what we were able to do a couple of weeks ago. And there was no better place to spend our alone time than Puerto Rico! If you haven’t been here yet, you need a trip ASAP. Here are 5 reasons why:

1// The Margaritaville Vacation Club – Wyndham Rio Mar

5 REASONS TO VISIT Puerto Rico 2019

If you’ve been following me for a while, you probably know by now that I am obsessed with the Margaritaville brand. We love all of their resorts, their merchandise, the people – everything. So when we were invited to stay at the Margaritaville Vacation Club in Puerto Rico, we were SO excited! This resort is amazing. It’s located in Rio Grande – which is the perfect location in Puerto Rico – we were close to EVERYTHING. We were thirty minutes outside of San Juan, yet tucked between the rainforest and a mile of secluded Atlantic beachfront!

5 REASONS TO VISIT Puerto Rico 2019

The resort had two amazing pools and several restaurants around the property. Our favorite was the 5 o’clock somewhere bar + grill.

5 REASONS TO VISIT Puerto Rico 2019

Dave and I like our vacations to be more on the tranquil side, with a tiny bit of adventure mixed in, LOL. This was the perfect resort for this. 

5 REASONS TO VISIT Puerto Rico 2019

I loved this resort because it has studio and one-bedroom resort suites which means it has the comforts of home. We had a fridge, a microwave and even a margarita maker in the room! 

5 REASONS TO VISIT Puerto Rico 2019

Margaritaville Vacation Club Wyndham Rio Mar is tucked within the stunning, 500-acre Wyndham Grand® Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa.

5 REASONS TO VISIT Puerto Rico 2019

The resort features miles of hiking, biking and jogging trails, beach volleyball, two championship golf courses, tennis, a fitness center, water sport rentals and much more. There are luxurious pools surrounded by cabanas, a swim-up bar, hammocks, fire pit, and hot tubs! There is even a casino – which we loveeeed! 

5 REASONS TO VISIT Puerto Rico 2019

2// El Yunque!

El Yunque is right across from the Margaritaville Vacation Club- Wyndham Rio Mar, which is even more of a reason to stay there! It’s the only rainforest in the United States and it is INCREDIBLE. Dave and I rented a Jeep Wrangler for our stay, and it was so amazing driving this through the rainforest. First of all, it’s completely free to enter – YA! And second of all, it was so breathtaking. The weather instantly changes when you are in it. There are tons of areas to park and then trails throughout to hike different ways. We loved every second of this and you need to add this to your bucket list. 

5 REASONS TO VISIT Puerto Rico 2019

3// ATVing in the foothills of El Yunque 

5 REASONS TO VISIT Puerto Rico 2019

Another reason to come to Puerto Rico is to go ATVing at the bottom of El Yunque. Carabali Adventure park is less than 10 minutes from The Margaritaville Vacation Club and is SO worth checking out. They don’t only offer ATVing, but they also have horseback riding, go-carts, and other fun adventure-type things! We chose the ATVing, and I am so glad we did – because it was SO much fun! We drove for an hour through the beautiful landscape – it was such a highlight of our trip!

5 REASONS TO VISIT Puerto Rico 2019 

4// Old San Juan 

Old San Juan is a MUST if you’re visiting Puerto Rico. It’s the cutest, historical city that is full of colorful buildings and so much charm. We had so much fun walking the streets and visiting different shops and restaurants. There are also the two very famous forts to visit. We unfortunately couldn’t visit them because it started pouring! But I’ve only heard amazing things! 

5 REASONS TO VISIT Puerto Rico 2019

5// No passport Needed! 

Puerto Rico is a U.S. Territory, so you don’t need a passport to travel here! It’s the perfect place to visit because there is SO much to see and do yet at the same time the perfect place for a tranquil and relaxing trip. I highly recommend adding Puerto Rico to your bucket list and when you do come, stay at the Margaritaville Vacation Club – Wyndham Rio Mar, because it’s the best. 

5 REASONS TO VISIT Puerto Rico 2019