A few weeks ago I had the best stay at Caribe Royale Orlando.

As most of my followers know I frequent Orlando, Florida alot for highlighting different fun activities, resorts, theme parks and food. When Caribe Royale Orlando reached out to me to come check them out I was very excited!

The stunning resort is located on 53 tropical acres and features renovated suites, a gorgeous lobby and my favorite the Barcardi Rum Bar. They have three restaurants, two lounges, a poolside bar and grille, also a state-of-the-art fitness center, boutique spa, beautiful swimming pool with waterfall and waterslide, tennis/basketball court and bicycle rental.

The rooms were so pretty! We had a spacious one bedroom suite which was alot of room for the two of us! The suite had its own separate living room with a queen-size sofa bed, 55” wall mounted high-definition television, Keurig® coffee maker, mini refrigerator, microwave and workstation. Everything you need right in your room for your stay!

We also were able to order room service for breakfast right to our room if we wanted to every morning. Definitely get the Avocado Toast and make sure to pair with one of their yummy mimosas!

Honestly one of my favorite parts of Caribe Royale Orlando is the multiple resort dining options which means you don't ever have to leave the resort. What is better then that!

My top dining pick is The Venetian Chop House. The upscale steakhouse combined with a celebration of Italian cuisine that sets the highest standard for fine dining in Orlando, FL. Signature Venetian cuts are offered and innovative takes on classic dishes are paired with a delicious selection of wines. We indulged in a tasty Italian Red Blend picked by the friendly staff and tried numerous dishes. My favorite was the Ora King Salmon blackened with okinawa blue potato and lemon beurre blanc. Honestly everything we had on the menu was amazing!

On the second night of our stay we had a rum tasting set-up for us with a sampling of some of the top menu items at the Rum Bar. The Rum Bar is centered around an extensive selection of Bacardí® Rum and so many different rums I have never experienced before. It is the perfect spot to try your hand at a game of dominoes, or just relax, sip, snack, and dance the night away. Make sure to sign up for their newsletter or give Caribe Royale Orlando a follow on social media to stay in the know for their rum tastings, dinners and more!

My overall stay was a great one and definitely wont be my last. I love that the resort is right by all of the theme parks and fun of Orlando but also all the fun is at the resort! So you have the choice to never leave or add on to your fun vacation with outside activities. I can't wait for another visit, hopefully in the winter during all the holiday festivities in Orlando.

Book your vacation HERE.


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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 setting..it 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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