Growing up I always loved camping. It was one of my favorite things to do. When I found out Westgate River Ranch provides camping and glamping I knew I would be in love.

Westgate River Ranch invited me out for there singer song-writer series with Craig Campbell & Chris Weaver. So I was even more excited to hear there was going to be an intimate country concert for us to enjoy.

When we got to the resort we were told we would be staying in a Luxe Conestoga Wagon! How cool is that? This is a large heavy covered wagon used in the late eighteenth century to transfer cargo by horse or oxen. Also anyone that stays in these wagons gets to enjoy many benefits including: a personal Luxe Concierge, all resort activities, VIP rodeo tickets and seating at the Saturday night Rodeo, a resort golf cart, morning coffee service and pastry delivery, afternoon snack delivery and a nightly campfire prepared for your indulgence in s’mores and fireside story-telling!

One of the best parts of the stay is knowing that all your resort activities are taken care of. You get to relax and unwind with every scheduled and planned for you. Also your room sleeps up to six guests and your room is climate controlled!

Some of the activities we participated in were horseback riding, skeet shooting, a swamp buggy ride and we even got to walk through there amazing pettiing zoo! My favorite was horseback riding. As a little girl I grew up in New York teaching others how to horseback ride. So it was so nice to have a nice relaxing trail ride with my horse Katie and our small group. We got to learn about the Westgate River Ranch property is on 1,700 acres overlooking the beautiful Kissimmee River. Hint: There is a safari being added to the resort soon. So stay tuned to my stories for when the release date is!

For dinner we indulged in a delicious dinner at the Westgate Smokehouse Grill! The restaurant is a waterfront eatery that overlooks the beautiful Kissimmee River at Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo. They have a very diverse menu which offers steaks, seafood, baby back ribs, burgers, sandwiches, salads and tasty appetizers. I loved the Hand Battered Chicken Tenders (Fresh hand-cut chicken tenders marinated in buttermilk, hand breaded and fried to order. Tossed in your choice of mild, hot or BBQ sauce.)

Also Westgate River Ranch has a Deli at the General Store which has everything from groceries for your room, sandwiches, pizza, hot lunches, ice-cold beverages, ice cream, souvenirs and so much more!

Then it was on to our personal concert which is part of the singer song-writer series with Craig Campbell & Chris Weaver. It was such an intimate and memorable was unlike large concert settings and we were able to hear their own personal stories and inspirations that shaped their music which was like nothing I have ever attended. We had fun dancing, singing and having delicious drinks. The night was definitely one for the memories.

Overall I had an amazing stay at Westgate River Ranch. I have already had so many people email and message me about my experience and are planning trips soon. If you would like to see more highlights from my trip..head over to my instagram and check out my Westgate River Ranch highlight reel for all of the fun!

You can check out the current discounts being offered for your stay HERE.

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So excited to share with you guys this gem of a hotel I stayed at recently in Tampa, Florida.

Aloft Tampa Midtown is a gorgeous new hotel right by all of the excitement that Tampa Bay has to offer.

The Aloft Tampa Midtown Hotel is located near Westshore and Downtown with a central neighborhood that’s undeniably energetic and contemporary. Tampa International airport, Raymond James Stadium, International Plaza and Bay Street are minutes away. So your hotel stay would be great for a business trip, staycation or even if you want to catch a Tampa Bay Buccaneers game and not be far to come home and crash!

One of my favorite things about the Aloft Tampa Midtown is the stunning lobby area. There are so many bright open windows and you can help yourself to a delicious coffee or fruit flavored water.

Next door to the lobby is the WXYZ bar unfortunately the bar is closed because of COVID right now but the area is a great place to relax before heading out for the night. You can play a game of pool or sit in one of the comfy stylish tables and catch up on some work before you head to dinner.

The rooms are very modern and bring out such a fun vibe. Check out my room tour video below:

My best friend and I caught up with a glass of wine and then decided to check out Sal Y Mar for dinner on the roof top of the Aloft Tampa Midtown.

If you are looking for a stunning roof top restaurant with beautiful Tampa views you definitely need to check out Sal Y Mar.

The restaurant gives bohemian vibes and has food for every palate. We started off with a few delicious cocktails and paired that with there house charcuterie. I highly recommend!

For our entrees we had Pan Seared Scallops (Asparagus, cucumber, tomato relish, pineapple ginger sauce) and Shrimp & Grits (Cajun shrimp, cheesy grits, garlic spinach, Nueske's bacon, green onion) both were fabulous!

We ended the night with an array of truffles & macaroons with our favorite wine The Palm Rose! What a perfect way to finish our amazing dinner!

The next day we checked out the stunning pool on the roof top right next to Sal Y Mar! Such a great place to catch some rays and relaxation.

We had such a fabulous stay at the Aloft Tampa Midtown. I will definitely be back! If you are looking to book your next Tampa stay look no further! Book your staycation HERE!

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I recently had the most beautiful stay at Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek for my birthday!

Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek offers 400 guestrooms as your personal sanctuary with Simmons Beautyrest mattresses (super comfy), 55" flat-screen TVs, and contemporary accents that make you feel like a princess.

Once we checked into the resort we were blown away how gorgeous our room was. From the comfortable beds to the stunning balcony views I felt like I was on an island vacation far away from home. When in reality I was only an hour and a half away from my house!

Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek left me the sweetest vacation care package. Everything from sunscreen, snacks and a delicious bottle of wine. They even gave me a letter to show where the best spots were to take instagram pictures! How cool is that?

They gave us complimentary drinks at check-in so we headed to Bar 1521 to get our cocktails. The restaurant had a beautiful outdoor seating balcony overlooking the resort and had alot of great appetizers and cocktail options for happy hour.

After enjoying our tasty drinks we headed back up to the room to change into our pool attire. The pool was huge and had so many different areas to check out. Everything from a lazy river, hot tubs, pirate ship and of course a great spot to get some pool drinks and food.

They have 5 total pools , 8 hot tubs , 2 lazy rivers and 18-hole putt-putt course! Perfect fun for the whole family. Back Bay Pool Bar and Grill also has a great selection of frozen drinks, craft beers & cocktails, wines and of course some yummy pool snacks and food.

We had booked a dinner reservation for sushi night at Bar 1521 so we went back to our room to enjoy a glass of wine and to get ready for a delicious dinner. Once we got a table we wined and dined with a ton of sushi and a tasty charcuterie board. The service was amazing and we really enjoyed our dinner was top notch!

Everyday we had options to have brunch at Barista (located in the lobby) for on-the-go Starbucks coffee and teas, breakfast sandwiches, pizza, ice cream, and more. If you have time to sit down for breakfast/brunch I highly recommend Tesoro Cove. You can have a hearty breakfast buffet, which includes hot entrées, fresh fruit,

and more. Don't forget a tasty mimosa or bloody mary to pair with your brunch!

Our last day of our stay at Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek they sent the sweetest birthday gift up to my room! This included a cupcake, card and my favorite champagne!

My overall stay was amazing. From the service, to our gorgeous room, beautiful pool area and delicious dining experience I will definitely be back. Next time I need to try out there spa for a massage or facial!

Also if you are traveling and will be visiting Disney, Universal or the Seaworld parks definitely look into staying at the Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek. You are not far from the parks.

I will be back soon Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek. Thank you for the amazing birthday vacation and the superior hospitality.

Book your stay HERE.

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