What to Pack: Travel Essentials for Warm-Weather Trips

Happy New Year! I hope everyone is refreshed and ready to take on 2019! I just came back from a holiday vacation in Australia, and fell in love with the city of Sydney. In 2018 I traveled to Thailand, New Orleans, Los Angeles, Mexico and Australia, all warm-weather destinations, so I've learned to pack certain essentials.

Tips for Achieving Your Travel Goals

2019 is right around the corner, and I'm sure many of you are in the process of thinking about what the new year looks like for you and things you want to accomplish.

For many, doing more traveling is a big goal but some aren't sure where to start. We all want to use that #travelgoals tag on our IG posts.

Where To Stay in Thailand

I'm still reminiscing on my trip to Thailand, and have so much more to share with you. My goal is to help anyone who is planning on visiting Thailand or maybe never even thought of visiting. Thailand is a beautiful country, and although I only saw part of it, I want to share the places I stayed while visiting Phuket and Phi Phi Island!

How I Flew to My Dream Destination for Free

Wow, it has been a while! I can go on and on about how beautiful Thailand was, the breathtaking beaches, the nice people, the tasty food, the relaxing massages... and I will, so stay tuned for future posts. For now, I must share how I made this a very affordable dream trip and flew for free!

Whit Tips: Money Saving Apps You Need

Here at Get Whit It, I want to share tips to help you better yourself and your life, from personal style, making great travel decisions, general recommendations and saving up for them. It's the end of the year, which is commonly a time when money can get tight if you have to spend money on gifts or other expenses. With all the wish lists and dream trips I want to go on, I need to save up for them! I'm constantly looking for ways to save or make my money stretch and am always learning new tips along the way. I wanted to start by sharing a few of my favorite useful apps that have been working not only to help me save short term, but prep for an incredible future!

Saving and investing is something I got more serious about this year. I already have a checking and savings account, but I wanted to start doing some additional saving. I found two apps that have really been a great help for that.

2016 Holiday Wish List

Wow, it's almost Christmas and it's almost a new year! This year seemed to fly by but I'm so excited for what is in store for next year. I look forward to turning 30 and traveling even more. Be on the lookout for more exciting travel posts.

For now, to get in the holiday spirit, and to also focus on fashion, I would like to share some items on my wish list for Christmas and New Years!

Travel Tips: Things To Do In Cabo San Lucas

This past Thanksgiving I got a chance to visit one of my favorite places, Los Cabos, Mexico, for a short family vacation. Los Cabos is located at the southern tip of Mexico's Baja California peninsula and includes Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo. This was my second time visiting Cabo, and I enjoyed it even more this time around. I wanted to share with you some tips on things to do while visiting Cabo!

1. Stay at a nice hotel/resort

Mexico Trip Recap: Hilton Los Cabos Resort

During my recent trip to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, my family and I stayed at the Hilton Los Cabos Beach & Golf Resort, one of my favorite Hiltons ever. From service and rooms to dining options and convenience, it's the perfect place to stay while in Cabo. It's also only a short 10-15 minute drive away from the city center.

Situated right on the coastline, Hilton Los Cabos is a beautiful property:

Having being recently renovated after a hurricane hit years ago, you notice the property's beauty right when you walk into the outdoor entrance.

This was our second time staying at the resort and this time we had the luxury of staying in their Presidential Suite, which we were given a great discount on. We were welcomed to their Vista Club (exclusive only to some staying at the Hilton) and were thoroughly informed about the features we could use and special advantages we had. There was a special Vista Club room with free drinks and food available at several times of the day. We also got our own poolside cabana bed and chairs with a great view.

I can't continue talking about this amazing Hilton without going into detail on the spacious and breathtaking Presidential Suite. I'll let the pictures speak for themselves:

Private jacuzzi on one of the balconies

We were welcomed with a bottle of tequila and snacks:

We also got a special turndown service nightly, where we got to choose a preferred turndown aromatherapy blend:

While there I made sure to make use of every room and outdoor space, taking the time out to enjoy the beauty of the suite. I also got in plenty of swim and relax time and visited the main infinity pool daily, which always felt to be at the perfect temperature. The pool was steps away from our private cabana:

They had a second pool on another side of the hotel as well.

When I got tired of the pool, I could walk down the path to the beach (also steps away) and experience the ocean.

While staying at the Hilton, we ate some delicious food and sampled many exotic drinks and varieties of tequila, even doing a tequila tasting experience there at their main bar Azul after arriving at the resort. Our waiter and tequila expert gave us a detailed history on the Mexican culture's prized tequila and the blue agave it originates from, letting us sample mezcal, blanco, reposado, and anejo tequila.

My favorites were the Frida Kahlo and the Don Julio 1942. I love the smoothness. At the end of our tasting we were given some fresh ceviche, guacamole and chips:

Later that evening we had complimentary snacks and drinks in the Vista Club room.

We had some tasty empanadas and of course more tequila.

By dinner time we were tired but ready to try something new at one of the hotel's restaurants - El Meson. I had the tamale trio:

The next morning, after getting a very peaceful and relaxing night of rest, we grabbed breakfast at their morning buffet. So many options to choose from.

Fish tacos from Desperados

After spending the morning in the city snorkeling, we grabbed lunch at Desperados in downtown Cabo. I got the fried fish tacos and we had fresh guacamole made table side. Food was good as usual.

Fettucine de mare

For dinner that night we ordered room service. Everyone got something different and I decided to have the fettuccine de mare with scallops and shrimp. It was delicious - I finished my plate!

The next day, before checking out of the resort we ordered a few drinks poolside - I had a strawberry mojito. The pool staff was very attentive and accommodating, they brought us water, cold towels and chips with guacamole to snack on. I love enjoyed my last moments at the resort by taking one last dip in the pool and laying in the cabana with the curtains drawn to shield the sun.

My time at the resort was just a short extended weekend stay, but I already can't wait to return and spend a full weekend there. If you are ever in Cabo, please look into the Hilton Los Cabos, even their standard rooms are beautiful and offer great views. You won't be disappointed!

I would like to send out a special thanks to Alfredo from the Hilton Los Cabos staff, who extended a great discount to us for the duration of our stay!

Kanye West Kicks Off Saint Pablo Tour in Indianapolis with a Floating Stage

I saw Kanye West last night in my city Indianapolis as he kicked off his Saint Pablo Tour. I got my entire life! There were a range of mixed opinions from those who attended (expecting a smoother setlist, more movement from Kanye and less obstructive views) but honestly a perfect show shouldn’t be expected on the first night. It seems he was getting a feel for the setlist and the crowd's reaction to his awe-inspiring floating stage platform.