barbados holidays

Barbados Holidays

Barbados holidays have been popular with couples, families and groups on tour for as long as air travel has been affordable. Why? Well, the scenery is eye-poppingly gorgeous, the culture is varied and interesting and Bajans have a reputation for being fun and friendly. For me, it’s been a dream destination for a long time and my top choice for a Caribbean getaway. There are several reasons why I think this small sovereign island sets itself apart, and I want to write about why I think Barbados would make the perfect holiday destination for anyone. Firstly, let’s do some geography: Barbados is a coral island set where the Atlantic meets the Caribbean sea. These waters are warm just about the whole year round, and Barbados holidays boast some of the world’s most spectacular diving. But the natural beauties of the islands aren’t limited to the coast. The core of the […]


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Travel With Oasis Collections

You’ve decided on a destination and booked the plane tickets, now it’s time to find accommodations that meet your travel needs. Do you go with the practicality of a short-term apartment or the convenience of a hotel? Wouldn’t it be great if a company could bridge this gap? Travel lovers, meet Oasis Collections. Oasis Collections is a one-of-a-kind hospitality company that combines the authenticity of renting a private home with hotel-like services. This means that you’ll still have the ability to practice your frugality by cooking your own meals instead of restaurant hopping — all while experiencing the support from an on-the-ground team of people to make your vacation a breeze. Need someone to book tours, classes, airport transportation, restaurant reservations and other services? Their concierge service is included in the booking so you won’t have to deal with that. Worried about the properties? You shouldn’t be. Oasis Collections offers a handpicked portfolio of design-oriented apartments, homes and […]


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relaxing holidays in europe

Relaxing Holidays in Europe

This post was made possible by Web Outreach Team. Sometimes when you come home from a vacation, you’re so tired that you feel like you need to get away again just to recuperate! It’s hugely important to come back from your holidays feeling rejuvenated and relaxed, and there are a number of wonderful cheap holidays throughout Europe which will give you that rested feeling you’re looking for from a break. SPA RELAXATION Europe has some of the best spa resorts in the world, and many hotels now provide an in-house spa service for guests, so you may not even need to leave the confines of your accommodation to treat yourself to a massage or facial. Columbia Beach Resort in Cyprus is a particularly relaxing choice: set up on the hill looking down into Pissouri Bay and offering a village style retreat hotel experience, with the breath-taking scenery of Cyprus all […]


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professional photographers of america

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of PPA – Professional Photographers of America for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Since starting my own photography business this Spring, I’ve been searching for ways to become more business saavy, expand my studio’s reach, and increase profibility — all while protecting my assets, of course. And that’s exactly why I’m so excited to tell you all about the Professional Photographers of America! PPA is a non-profit international photography association that helps those serious about photography follow their dreams. Around 27,000 photographers rely on PPA for useful information and guidance, and although I’m not yet a member, I plan on joining soon because I’m convinced that PPA’s helpful tools would improve my business. By joining PPA today, you’ll have access to a community that helps photographers in various ways. Some of the benefits include professional development, copyright tools and copyright […]


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Nudges FDA Dog Treats

I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for #CollectiveBias and its advertiser. Enjoy these #NudgesMoments. In these past couple of weeks, I’ve quickly learned that owning a photography business means more than just snapping pretty photos every week. Most of my time has been spent networking, advertising, collecting unique props, and preparing for every type of shoot under the sun. Since I plan on scheduling quite a few pet sessions in the warmer months, I’ve also been searching for delicious treats that will entice my furry clients to cooperate. And because I’m a fur mom myself, dog safety is very important to me; I want treats that are both healthy and safe for pets. That’s where Nudges FDA dog treats come in.


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stay in touch on mother’s day | lowest priced unlimited plans

I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for #CollectiveBias and its advertiser. Thanks to Walmart and their #FamilyMobile plans, I’ll be able to stay in touch on Mother’s Day! A few years ago, my husband and I were living abroad in Scotland. Then when we returned to the States, we started moving around every six months, so you could say we’re professional movers by now! Although we’ve finally settled down in Virginia, we still miss both of our families a lot. One of the hardest things about living in another state is being away from loved ones, and although we try and visit whenever we can, we rely heavily on technology to stay up-to-date on each other’s lives. Thanks to Walmart and their unlimited talk text and data/web packages, staying connected to friends and […]


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my healthy home | 10 ways to detoxify your life

I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for #CollectiveBias and its advertiser #WalgreensOlogy. Thanks to #CollectiveBias and Walgreens Ology products, I’m on the road to detoxifying my life! I want to share some tips on how I’ve achieved my healthy home. This is something that’s near and dear to my heart because I want our home to be a happy and chemical-free place, especially since we have two dogs living with us. I want to use products that are safe for them, safe for us, and safe for our future children! So, here is a list of 10 ways to detoxify your life:


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easy fruit juice punch recipe for my birthday weekend

I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for Collective Bias and its advertiser. Be sure to #Kooloff with this easy fruit juice punch recipe brought to you by Kool-Aid and Walmart! #KoolOff with Kool-Aid #CollectiveBias We decided to take it easy during my birthday weekend and complete projects around the house and front yard. Since the temperature has finally started to warm up around these parts, we also grilled out and spent a lot of time lounging with our dogs. Because fruit juice punch goes so well with grilled chicken and vegetables, I used the new 96oz Ready-To-Drink Kool-Aid drink to help me out with this yummy task. All you need to do is make a trip to your local Walmart and pick up a few ingredients — only three, to be exact!


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romantic and risqué european cities | expedia passion maps

This post is contributed by Romantic and risqué European cities: I’m here to share a new travel tool with all of my worldly friends. Expedia is currently running an interesting creative called Expedia Passion Maps, which is an exploration of the most romantic and risqué European cities. It gives an intriguing glimpse above and beneath the surface of classic European destinations, and allows travelers to discover all of the famous lovely and lusty places.


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the top 3 times i needed a walgreens healthcare clinic

I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for #CollectiveBias and its advertiser. #HealthcareClinic When we moved to Northern Virginia at the end of last month, I vividly remember bragging to my husband about the state of my immune system and how well it was holding up through all of our travels abroad and moves across the country. I hadn’t been sick in a while and although I credit that with quitting my stressful job, I figured I was becoming healthier or something. Yeah, not really. I should have knocked on wood because days later, I came down with a miserable cold. Don’t you love when that happens? Even though being ill majorly sucks, I feel better knowing I have the Walgreens Healthcare Clinic Washington DC minutes away from our new house. Sometimes it’s so difficult to […]


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walgreens medication refills

I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for Collective Bias and its advertiser. Since moving to Boston and having to revert back to public transportation, I’ve come to the conclusion that one of my biggest inconveniences is refilling my prescription. The headache usually begins when I realize I should have refilled my prescription days ago, because do I pay attention to the reminder on my paper calendar? No. I’m not organized enough to even look at that thing. Then I have to dig around for the Walgreens phone number because we’ve moved so many times in the past year, I don’t have that information saved. Finally, I have to wait for my husband to come home because he has the car — unless I want to hop on the T and try and find […]


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