AWP Giveway: Pink Phillips Sound Shooter

Posted by on Jan 20, 2014 in Contests, Tech

AWP Giveway: Pink Phillips Sound Shooter

Today is it, it’s the official launch of Around the World in Pink (AWP)!! AWP is the brain child of Danyelle and Raijean and our goal was simple, we wanted to create, ” A Fabulous Girls’ Guide to Travel, Lifestyle, and Fun” because travel is what we do! To celebrate our launch we are giving away a Pink Philips Sound Shooter. We were first introduced to the Philips Sound Shooter while attending CES last year and we loved it! So we were excited to see that Philips expanded the line for 2014 and now offers a variety of color options. Though little in size this speaker packs a nice punch and perfect for travel: the added bonus, it comes in pink! This bluetooth enabled speaker is easy to set up and use making it the perfect travel companion. It’s hard to believe that this baby retails for less than $50. The Pink Philips Sound Shooter will be available next month but you have the opportunity to win it from Around the World i Pink! a Rafflecopter...

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Castle Rock Resort & Waterpark Review

Posted by on Jan 20, 2014 in Travel Reviews

Castle Rock Resort & Waterpark Review

While the kids were on winter break, we decided to head to Branson, Missouri to check out Castle Rock Resort & Waterpark. Since the kids were out of school for two weeks we thought it would be a great way to get some quality time in, so we packed the kids in the car and headed on a road trip to Branson. I’ve never been to Branson before so I looked forward to exploring the city with family and friends.  It was about a 10 hour trip from Chicago to Branson but you can also fly in to Branson. While researching ways to get to Branson, I learned that Amtrak does not stop in Branson so your best bet is probably driving or flying. It was Christmas time so the resort wasn’t that busy, we checked in immediately and headed to our room. The rooms at Castle Rock Resort are pretty standard rooms. Since it was 5 of us we got the standard tower room so that we would have enough room to move around. The coolest aspect about the room was the Kiddie Cove Bunk Room with bunk beds. The room not only had separate beds for the children but they also had their own private tv so we didn’t have to share. We were pretty tired from the ride so we looked forward to relaxing in our room for a little bit before exploring the resort and Branson. It wasn’t too long before the kids had us hitting the pool area. Castle Rock has a indoor and outdoor pool but of course since it was in the middle of December we stayed indoors. Here I am trying to teach the boychild how to swim! The Chicklet had a ball playing basketball in one of several pools. Overall, the kids had a ball! The rooms were nice and clean and so was the pool area.  We decided to go during Christmas time because we had some free time and was looking for something fun to do with the kids. However, I suggest going in the spring so you get more of a bang for your buck! A lot of the attractions are closed in the winter season so I feel like we we didn’t have a lot of options outside of the resort. We traveled to Castle Rock to enjoy the pool only to find out it either closed early or was closed all together during the holiday season. The water park was closed for Christmas which was a bummer since that’s the reason we drove 10 hours. So, I wouldn’t count Branson out just yet, however next time I will visit when the weather is warmer. To see more pictures from our trip check out our Facebook Page...

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Got A Sweet Tooth? Check Out Sugar Factory in Las Vegas

Posted by on Jan 20, 2014 in Food

Got A Sweet Tooth? Check Out Sugar Factory in Las Vegas

While in Las Vegas the one place I’d been dying to go to was the Sugar Factory. I don’t know why but every time I went to Vegas, I never had enough time to go.  So on this last trip. I was determined to go! Initially, we were just going for the candy but after a few of our readers recommended we try the drinks, that’s exactly what we did. The Sugar Factory has long been a favorite of stars like Kim Kardashian, Mel B, Britney Spears and more! So much so that each star created their own custom “Couture Pop”. While I love anything that sparkles, I personally couldn’t drop $25 on a sucker, however they are very cute! The Sugar Factory has tons of other sweet things.  So if you have a sweet tooth, I suggest checking out the candy section, you are bound to find something to satisfy your cravings. Last but not least the Sugar Factory has an extensive list of sweet cocktails to choose from, if you’re more on the adventurous side I suggest trying the Goblets; but be prepared to share, that thing is huge. There were so many delicious cocktails on the list eventually  I chose the Blow Pop Martini. It was amazing, it had an actual Blow Pop in it and was the perfect mix of sour and sweet. While I didn’t try the food at Sugar Factory, Danyelle did and she definitely wasn’t a fan. It just wasn’t as good as she was expecting.  So, if you are planning on heading to the Sugar Factory, I suggest going for the cocktails and the sweets. The atmosphere is great for a girls night out or a date night. Expect to spend a minimum of $20 for a drink and another $20 if you plan on eating. PARIS LAS VEGAS HOTEL 3655 Las Vegas Boulevard South Las Vegas, NV 89109  I’m so glad that we got to check the Sugar Factory off our list… Stay tuned for Around the World in Pink’s next...

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Late Night Bite in Las Vegas: Serendipity 3

Posted by on Jan 15, 2014 in Food

Late Night Bite in Las Vegas: Serendipity 3

During a recent trip to Las Vegas for CES, Raijean and I made it point to make sure to get in some good eating while in Sin City. With the trade show taking up most of the day and evening, we needed to keep an eye out for late night eats that could make our mouth smile while satisfying our cravings. When we were looking for places to nosh, Serendipity 3 came to our attention. Known for their expansive menu and world class Frozen Hot Chocolate, we decided to eat a late night meal at Serendipity 3. When entering Serendipity 3, Alice in Wonderland meets the Wizard of Oz is what came to mind. It’s bright, cheerful, an surprisingly modern. The decor and motif is definately serendipitous! The menu at Serendipity 3 has everything from sandwiches, to burgers, to soups and salads. There was so much to choose from that it made it difficult for us to select something for our late night dinner stop. Of course, we had to indulge in their world famous Frozen Hot Chocolate for two, which is certainly heavenly. It’s like having a chocolate milk shake on steroids. I noshed on an American favorite—grilled cheese that also came with tomato soup. It was yummers and perfect for a chilly Vegas night. Raijean had the potato skins, and although I didn’t get one (not because she didn’t offer, she did), I was told they were oh so good. I would give Serendipity 3 at Caesars Las Vegas 4 pink stars. If you are in Sin City and need some good food and great atmosphere, check out Serendipity...

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5 Tips for Flight Travel During Inclement Weather

Posted by on Jan 5, 2014 in Flight Travel

5 Tips for Flight Travel During Inclement Weather

Mother Nature doesn’t always comply with our travel schedules, and when weather gets hectic, it can truly put a damper on our travel plans. While there is nothing that we can do when there is severe weather on the horizon, we can make sure you are prepared travel wise. Flight travel can be the easiest to navigate in terms of tracking flights, cancellations, updates and such. But it can also be a nerve wracking experience, too. I’ve come up with a few tips that can help you prepare for flight travel during inclement weather that can surely make your trip less stressful. 1. App, please: Most airlines have a mobile application that can be used on your smartphone or tablet. With most of the apps, you can plug in your flight information and get details on your flight and whether it has been delayed, canceled, etc. The app can also send you updates on your flight should any changes occur. These apps are free and are wonderful to use while you are traveling. 2. Airport Website and Social Media Channels: Most major airports have websites and are online socially via Facebook and Twitter. I know that here in St. Louis, I often tweet my airport under their @FlySTL moniker to get up-to-date status on flight delays and airport functioning. Following the major airports you are flying from and into during inclement weather is a great way to get accurate news and information. The airport website also lists flight statuses, weather warnings, and other detailed information. Utilizing these sites can take the edge off while traveling through unpredictable weather. 3. A Phone Will Do There is nothing worse than not being able to get the information you need about your flight. Always keep the number of the airline you are flying with on your phone so that, when you need to, you can contact them. Airline desk clerks sometimes aren’t the easiest to work with, and over the phone assistance may be required. 4. Patience Is a Virtue Most gate agents do their best to work with you to accommodate you and your needs. Having a negative or poor attitude can make it harder on you to make some headway, so even when you are upset, try your best not to take it out on the airline employees. Letting them know you appreciate their hard work goes a long way, and you will get better results that way. Be as patient as you can—it isn’t their fault. 5. Knowing Schedules It is good to know other flight times and schedules of other flights leaving to your destination. When you are able to quote other flights as an option, you are able to make more headway. If you know there is going to be bad weather approaching, go through the flight schedule and check out other flights leaving later or even...

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