My $10 Boat Excursion

My $10 Boat Excursion

I am always on the look out for fun and affordable family entertainment, so when I stumbled upon this new excursion I immediately added it on my summer to do list.

Total Package Water Sports Cruise has an awesome summer feature called  Family Sunday Sail Away. Every Sunday from June 4th to August 27th you and your family can enjoy a beach day at Rose Island packed with games, prizes and surprises.

For only $10, anyone above the age of two (age two and under is free) can enjoy a boat ride from Prince George Wharf to Rose Island. No food and drinks are allowed on board and believe me they do search your bags before you enter but no worries on board there are food and drinks on sale. Most meals run for about $6 max and the menu comprised of items such as fritters, hotdog and hamburgers, mixed drinks, waters and sodas.

Enjoy the hour ride by taking in the views of the harbor and a brief stop for fish feeding before docking on Rose Island.

Once on Rose Island do as you please but be sure to not get left behind! The ride back is filled with Family Oriented Games and prizes by the friendly crew to help keep the kids entertained.

No need to purchase tickets in advance or make reservations. Simply just show up and the rest is up you.

 

Check out flyer below for more details and as always stay safe!

 

Till next time…

XOXO

Splish Splash: Sun, Sand and Swim

Splish Splash: Sun, Sand and Swim

We are smack dab in the middle of summer and the holiday is just around the corner. For many of us this means going to the beach or enjoying some form of water activity.

Just like everyone else, my family and I indulge in some sort of adventure that involves water. Whether it be taking a trip to the beach or getting a day pass at a popular Hotel, splashing and soaking up some sun rays is a must!

It was not until recently (after watching Moana for the 100th) time I realized that even though we have been partaking in this tradition for years almost none of us can swim. I mean  4 out of 5 of us can not swim.

We live in an archipelago of islands. An island is a mass of land surrounded by water. We are surrounded by water and a large majority of the population cannot swim. Why I can’t swim is a very good question given the information I mentioned above.

Somehow despite my father being a great swimmer and even my husband I totally missed that life lesson.

Drowning is still one of the most common causes of accidental death among children, so being able to swim is an essential life saving skill, especially for us surrounded by water.

I tried to think of reasons why  many of us islanders don’t know how to swim. Here’s what I came up with:

  1. We are afraid of the water
  2. Our parents don’t know how to swim
  3. We probably don’t want to get our hair wet

Yea I know, I am not quite sold on those reasons either but they do have some truth to it (especially wetting my hair). Given this known fact I decided to bypass the ballet classes and get my daughter in the water. She’s 6 years old and currently learning how to swim. Aside from learning an important life skill, every Saturday she has the opportunity to bond with friends, gain health benefits and confidence.

You didn’t think I’d just throw her in the deep and hope she floats right?

Swim Classes come in all shapes and sizes. Some enroll infants and others wait until your kids are a bit older and then some are for adults only. The point is there are swim classes available or you can learn from that uncle who from Inagua and always bringing down fish.

Learning to swim can mean the difference between life and death! If you are serious please check links below.

Swift Swimming

Aquafins

Baby Aquaticus

Dolphin Swim

Sea Waves Aquatic

 

Of course there are many more swim classes that are hosted privately and publicly and I encourage to explore them all.

Enjoy the Holiday and Be Safe!

Till next time..

XOXO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Guide for Four Eyes

A Guide for Four Eyes

Today I am letting a secret out of the bag. I order all of my prescription eye glasses online! Some for playtime, some to be professional and others just because! I let loose when it comes to purchasing eye glasses  simply because I get them all for under $100.

Of course I could never get prescription eye wear at that cost locally. I once spent $500 on prescription eye glasses alone and no it wasn’t name brand and no this did not include the doctors visit!

So naturally when my glasses took a turn for the worse I knew I had to seek elsewhere.

If you are a four eye like me then you’d like what I stumbled upon. Here’s my top three go to prescription glasses websites. I use them because the platform is easy to use, prices are right, selection is awesome and the warranty policy is amazing!

  1. ZenniOptical.com – Here you can upload your picture and try on glasses virtually  to get a feel of how you will look. This was one of the only sites I found that you needed to know you Pupillary distance or PD. PD measures the space between the pupils of your eyes. There are infographics on the website that help you to measure this. You can find more info on this here. Once you order you receive a kit inclusive of a case, wipes and a ruler to measure PD for future orders.
  2. Coastal.com – I got my favorite glasses from Coastal. It was lightweight and perfect for everyday wear. I was super bummed out when hubby accidentally sat on it and twisted the frame. Luckily it was affordable and so I just ordered another! This site also has the option of uploading a picture and trying on the glasses. I especially loved that they had photos in the review comments of real customers with the glasses I wanted.Coastal offers the name Brands like Calvin Klein and Derek Cardigan among other top players. The eye wear came with a case and a spray for cleaning purposes.
  3. Eyebuydirect.com – This site is one of my new favorites! I stumbled upon EBD after I experienced the joys of Coastal and Zenni. I really do order too many glasses! I fell in love with the quality, selection and of course the price! My orders all came with a mini screw driver kit and in a super cool box! EBD also offered the upload tool. All glasses came with scratch resistant coating.

So now that you know where to go how do you order you may ask? Its really not as hard as you think. Once you find the eye wear that you want you just follow the directions for each site.  Here’s a real quick and easy guide to get you started.

GET STARTED

Most just ask you to fill in your prescription information. The information requested on screen is almost as identical as it is on your prescription. They do offer additional items for example added protection for using computers and other digital products, automatic tinting, scratch resistant lens, glare resistant, I mean the options are endless. But be careful they do add up!

I know I’ve been talking about glasses but all of these sites offer prescription contacts as well! I just have a thing about sticking something in my eye!

If you order glasses online what are your go to sites? Happy Searching and Seeing (literally).

Till next time…

XOXO

 

 

A Slice of Little Caesar

A Slice of Little Caesar

What started out as a routine Saturday filled with paying bills and grocery shopping turned into a slice of fun. I am still not sure if it was a grand opening but Little Caesars sure turned up. This stop wasn’t planned at all, in fact I had no idea they were even open.

The popular pizza brand Little Caesar has made its way to the sunny isle of the Bahamas, Nassau to be specific. Tucked  away  just between The Nassau Guardian and Xtra Value food store you’ll find Hot – N – Ready pizzas starting at only $7!

Ok first things first, the food. I know you want to know about the food! Despite the slogan, no pizza was ready upon my arrival. But, if this was indeed a Grand Opening I will give these guys the benefit of the doubt, they must have been slammed with customers and I completely understood. The attendant was more than pleasant and promised me a Hot – N – Ready pepperoni pizza in 10-15 minutes or less.

The time was easily spent. Unbeknownst to me a mini fair was going on right outside that was hidden away from the street entrance. This distraction would more than help me to kill time (clever, clever Little Caesar’s).

Equipped with balloon animals, bounce house, popcorn, snow cones, party bags and yes the Little Caesar Mascot, my kids were more than entertained. At one point I was so engaged we almost forgot about the pizza, ALMOST.

So, how was it? Well worth all the freebies I got and then some. Oh, yea I forgot to mention all those items above were free!

The pizza was eight slices of cheesy pepperoni  goodness. I know what you’re saying, oh gosh another pizza franchise. But the pizza is ready, you know almost like drive thru but you walk in and supposedly walk right back out, so no wait time, plus did I mention it tasted great?

Most grand openings are a huge mess. You know long lines, uneducated staff, sometimes even burnt food but Little Caesars gets my $7, but then again I am still not sure it was a grand opening.

Have you tried it yet? Whats your favorite pizza?

Till next…