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How to lose weight in 30 Days and get SUMMER ready

04/25/2018

Hi, ladies! Hi, moms! Hi, busy working women! Hi, girlfriends!

 

With summer around the corner you are wondering how in the world you would have the time to slim down and maintain the results without going crazy and counting calories. 

 

Whatever the occasion is: summer vacation, honeymoon, wedding, losing stubborn pregnancy weight or simply saying “hello” to a new lifestyle and body -  I know what can help you get to your ultimate goal!

 

MY GET.REINVENTED SUPER SUMMER SLIM DOWN MARATHON

 

Think about the ultimate online fitness challenge, during which you will be able to burn fat, gain lean muscles, learn to eat healthy, and lose up to 10lbs in just 30 days.

 

Marathon will be hosted in my Get.Reinvented Club, where over 800 participants enjoy daily fitness tips and tricks, free fat-burning workouts, motivation, inspiration, and support. Plus, I have a little surprise for you all. I have a number of influencers who have happily agreed to participate in this fitness marathon with you.

 

Sage @sagealeena

 

“I’m doing the May Marathon because I believe everyone should strive to live their best life. I’ve been doing the Get Reinvented program for a little while now and I really love it. My goal is to look and feel great by May 18th because I have my school formal that night and I want to feel stunning. I also have a school play the week afterwards and I want to be able to feel confident in the costumes. I want the results to last so I want to keep going through this journey to living a healthier life, both physically and mentally (I’m studying for my big Final Year exams this years so that’s very important too)! Looking forward to getting started!”

 

Devon  @devonlynnm

 

"Hey everyone!!! I’m Devon and I’m soooo pumped for this challenge!!  I wanted to take part in the challenge because the last two years I haven’t been my best self. I divorced my husband of 9years, became a single mom to four amazing kiddos, moved states... This is something I can do for me!"

 

@volna_travel

 

"My entire life I have been fighting the extra pounds and “rolls” and this is not because it is so hard to lose weight, but because I SIMPLY LOVE TO EAT! I am lacking self motivation and mean people around me are saying that I am beautiful the way I am and there is nothing I need to change. So this time I want to take charge and slim down as during the last six months I have gained 5 kilograms. And it is hard for me to start exercising and eat clean. I mean, I start to but this effort only lasts a week. I really hope that this marathon and team work and accountability will not make me quit and I will cross that finish line with desired number of 50 kg on the scales! Very excited and anxious to start and stuffing my mouth with donuts so that I am not craving them during the challenge!"

 

Olga @olgakulkina

 

"Pregnancies have not been easy on my body. As soon as I stopped breastfeeding my baby I gained extra pounds. Training by myself is so boring and, honestly, I am lazy. But I really want tobe beautiful and toned. When you have so much support and accountability as in Get.Reinvented marathon I know it is doable!"

 

Alyona  @alyonkashe

 

"I decided to participate in Get.Reinvented Summer Slimdown Marathon so that I can strengthen my willpower, bring my sexy back and become healthier and fitter! I am trusting Katia with body and believe in the result!"

 

It is so hard to start. It is impossible at times to find time in a day to even sit down and relax, not even mention a full workout. It is so difficult to convince yourself to make this first step on a road to a new you. I know - I have been there and had 20 lbs to lose after I had the baby.

 

 

I also know that when you have a supportive community around you and girlfriends who are holding you accountable this just makes it so much easier to do it TOGETHER! So I am launching this marathon to help YOU be healthier,  happier and fitter for summer and…. KEEP UP THE RESULT for good! How does this sound?

 

All you need is to just sign up here, 2 dumbbells, a yoga mat, a girlfriend or two who you can invite to join and a desire to look SEXY and FABULOUS!

 

 

If you are still not convinced whether you should participate or not, go ahead and check out my awesome Reinventors who have transformed their bodies in just 30 days! You can do it too!

 

 

 

 

Oh, and if you think you cannot commit 40 minutes per day to train with me, forget this excuse! This stay-at-home momma of 2 little girls is nailing it. She lost 17 lbs during our March Marathon. What’s your excuse, girlfriend? What are you waiting for?

 

Sign up for the SUMMER SLIMDOWN MARATHON HERE

 

P.S. As a special thank you you will get a special offer when you apply code SLIMSUMMER2018 at checkout

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Post Pregnancy Fitness: War Against Belly Fat

04/20/2018

Motherhood… This is one of those incredible phases in life that a woman waits for with excitement and it changes her life for good. In many ways. One of which is body and mind.

 

 

Anxiety, nutrition, struggle with weight gain, nausea, sleepless nights, fatigue, possible stretch marks, breast feeding - all of these new friends just rush into a woman’s life. During pregnancy women are so overwhelmed with hormones and trying to adjust to the new role and prepare for the baby to come. It is best to BE READY all the way and prepare your body for physical challenges in advance. I have been in sports my entire life and continued to exercise through the end of my pregnancy. To give you an idea: Sonya was born on Sunday and my last TRX workout was on Wednesday. I continued with my cardio kickboxing through week #35. This is all great, because I was already fit physically and could afford to keep up this intensity and regular schedule. As the doctors say: run if you have been a runner, etc.

 

 

However, it is always best to plan ahead and get your body for the next stage of your life by being active and exercising WELL before the you get pregnant. I created Get.Reinvented fitness program to help women get stronger, healthier and happier overall. There are so many girls on this program who came to me specifically to get their core strong before they get pregnant. That’s what I call PROPER DEDICATION! Not to mention that it is way easier to stay healthy during pregnancy of you are coming into it with normal BMI, body composition and MUSCLES that help you burn those calories that some of us are munching on during the 9 months because you get hungry for two! There are studies that show that less miscarriages happen to those women who have strong pelvic muscles. So let’s train so that you can enjoy that babyshower cake to the fullest!

 

 

Alright, you managed to get through 3 trimesters and the biggest bundle of joy is here! Being a new mom is a stressful enough trying to get adjusted to no sleep, breastfeeding, pain management, fighting a postpartum depression in many cases, and of course, serving this little miracle 24/7 LOL.

 

 

In addition, maternity leave in US, let’s face it, is not even close to adequate, so if the mother is a working woman in the present competitive market, then the physical burden plus the mental stress doubles; and often triples, because of the unavoidable household responsibilities that add up with it. Many of women end up gaining extra weight during pregnancy and worry about shedding these baby pounds in postpartum. Hard? Not even close! Sometimes impossible in given circumstances and lack of time and sleep! This kind of a busy life can be manageable and healthy by following a revolutionary program Get.Reinvented that I created for NEW MOMS, BUSY MOMS on the go and STAY AT HOME MOMS! This is not just a fitness program, this is a way of life! This is how my moms train and sweat!

 

 

And this is how we, moms, party later! LOL

 

 

Sure, a mom can go to the gym, but how can you if your baby is too little still, refuses to stay without you in sight, the gym does not have kids club, you have guilt feelings for leaving the baby, have no time after work to go anywhere (read: too much household stuff to do)? Any of these sounds familiar? I know it was me a few years ago… Grrr! Sofia refused to even think about kids club at 24 HR Fitness, so the only options I was left with were: working out at the park while she is enjoying the weather (not too bad of an option - thank God for California’s climate).

 

 

A new mom has too many things on her mind to search the web for calorie savvy recipes and look for the effective exercises that may work for her. I am offering a solution that will work for ANY mom! Get.Reinvented program comes not only with the most effective HIIT trainings, but also a well-balanced and nutrient dense (heck, yeah! Just what a breastfeeding mom needs!) nutrition plan that does not exclude any macros. And it is safe for while you are breastfeeding! . If you are  stay-at-home mom, trust me, you’ve got this! You have 40 minutes per day to train while the baby is napping! Or, put the baby to work and train in the living room! LOL

 

 

If you are a working mom in postpartum, you can easily bring a phone/iPad to the work gym and slay 40 minutes of my HOT training there and meal prep the dishes on the weekend from the nutrition plan so that you can take yummy and healthy lunches to work! Because you deserve to be happy and look your best! And your baby needs a smiling mom who is on a wholesome regimen and staying active!

 

 

After a pregnancy phase, when weight gain is almost a requirement for the proper nourishment of the child, the mother in her post-pregnancy phase often wants to shed off the excess weight, but can not do so because of the lack of proper guidance or experience. As a new mom you are battling a lot, as I mentioned. Well, let me tell you that I developed tendonitis on my left wrist within the first 8 months of Sonya being born, as she was rapidly increasing weight and the way I was picking her up was under her armpits - this is not a typical workout grip for my arms when I am picking up the dumbbells. The pain was really bad. At one point I went to get a cortisone shot, as I was waking up with a shaking wrist and could not even hold a cup of tea. The new mothers are also looking for a quick  weight loss diet which is safe for the immune system and breastfeeding.

 

 

I promise you to reshape your body help you shed the excess weight gained during the pregnancy. Have fun with me training effectively and do everything ONLINE! Enjoy all the support you can get from the motivated Reinventors and the same moms like you in our Facebook group!

 

All you need to join my Get.Reinvented Club is 2 dumbbells and some willingness to give me a chance to transform your body! What, is that it? YASSSS! Just give it a try and you will never want to look back!

 

     - All calories are calculated for you for each recipe!

     - Highly motivating and effective trainings in HD quality!

     - Modifications demonstrated for every fitness level!

     - A fully optimized website for any device: enjoy trainings on the phone/laptop/smart TV!

     - Minimum equipment: just a mat and 2 dumbbells

     - Insane energy and support in the FB group!

     - Your own workout schedule suitable for any MOM!

     - Family friendly nutrient dense recipes

     - Well balanced nutrition plan that comes with breakfast, lunch, dinner, smoothies, snacks and even healthy take out options!

     - Partner friendly workouts! Put your hubby to work!

 

 

I want to hear from you about your fitness and schedule struggles! Drop me a line on my social media or a comment below and let’s find a solution together! I will help you manage the intense mom schedule and get it on track for a happy, healthy and FIT LIFE! Let’s announce BELLY FAT WAR and battle together!

 

Love,

 

Katia KITA

 

P.S. Hey, and if you are still having second thoughts, check out this hot stay-at-home mama who lost overall 17 lbs on my program while her two toddlers are every day with her!

 

 

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List Of Top Things To Do In Las Vegas

03/14/2018

Your life gets busy, your schedule gets hectic, you do not see the end to this and you simply need to get away! What is a better place to have fun and relax than Las Vegas?? But the question is how to spend a memorable weekend in Las Vegas, see it all and do it all in just days?

 

This was my moment in December 2017. I was excited, but stressed over the new product launch, overworked a bit (let’s face it months of productive non-stop work can do that to you) and needed TO.HAVE.FUN. before 2018 was here. What makes it even a more special get-away places for me is that we got married in Vegas 7 years ago and each year we try to make it a tradition to go back and celebrate another year of life together. This was perfect timing and excuse = my parents were visiting and we had free and reliable babysitters! Tickets in hand, itinerary planned, 3 day weekend filled with fun and enticing moments lied ahead!

I packed the suitcase literally in 3 hours before the flight and was so ready to go! Upgraded seats on the plane with champagne toast, penthouse suit at the hotel - I was in for a ride! Yassss!

 

Destination hotel is never an easy choice when you have such a vast variety of accommodations boasting the latest trends in technology, design, food options and shows, right? The choice, however, is always easy for me - we stayed in Paris hotel when we got married in 2010, so that has been THE SPOT. Let me share a few points why:

 

     - Let’s face it - it sits right in the middle of the Strip! Here is the view from my window

 

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     - Rooms have plenty of space (even regular hotel rooms) and always come clean!

 

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     - In my opinion Paris hotel has the LEAST amount of smoking smell for those of us, non-smokers, who are either allergic to it or simply detest it. Well, other than Mandarin hotel of course - that one prohibits smoking inside and does NOT have any casinos in it.

     - For those of you who want to view Vegas Strip from above, book your Eiffel Tower viewing experience!

     - Endless food options and nice restaurants along with hip cafes offering french pastries and coffees. You’ve got Gordon Ramsey’s Steakhouse here and an unforgettable dining experience awaiting at Eiffel Tour that offers the view on the famous air balloon and the Vegas Strip from its huge windows.  By the way in Vegas there is this buffet deal where participating hotels (Rio, Flamingo, Paris, etc.) offer a 24 hr wrist pass to eat at their buffet restaurants and indulge to the max. So Paris would be your choice in this bargain, as it offers the BEST buffet restaurant out of all those participating - tons of french inspired dishes (yes, yes, crepes never come to an end here) + an overload of seafood, including crabs legs, endless shrimp, etc. Basically you’ve got a wide selection ranging from Italian and Chinese to French cuisine and sushi.

     - When you get up in the morning and feel lazy to go anywhere before you had that caffeine charge, simply get downstairs and taste the lovely espresso shots at Cafe Belle Madeleine paired with artisan cookies and sophisticated desserts made to satisfy the most gourmet taste! You can also find yummy breakfast options at Hexx Kitchen & Bar that stays open very late by the way!

 

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     - Hotel offers a gym, a pool and a full spa salon. You know me as a fitness junkie who cannot live a day without a good amount of sweat spilled at the gym. So this is an important one for me! The gym here is not a huge state of art facility, but has main equipment and training machines you need, including cross cables, weight racks and the weight pulley cage. The way I stay in shape is no secret to a lot of you! Get.Reinvented program helps me stay in shape on the go no matter of a location!

 

 

     - The hotels has its own show now Inferno: The Fire Spectacular which will leave you amazed and surprised. Enjoy this show along with a few others.

 

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     - For those of you gamblers who love to test the luck, the hotel offers many card games and table choices along with some interesting slot machine options. Have a penny? Give it a try! One of our favorite poker game is Ultimate Texas Hold’em. This is not a very popular game to find in many casinos, but Paris offers it!

     - Many souvenir boutiques will lavish you with the most exquisite gifts that are elegant and unconventional!

     - It has a popular nightclub Chateau where celebrities visit and hang out. It has a roof top adjacent to it, so anytime you need fresh air from being overwhelmed, step out and breathe! Vegas… Fun… Memories...I am still there, can you feel it in my words ha ha!

 

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     - Lastly, to top it off: have you seen check-in/check-out lines in Vegas? If you have never been there, trust me, you do not want to stand in one: you will miss your show reservation, dinner and barely get to the nightclub in time LOL! My point is: self-service check in machines! Yes! I am sure the technology is going this way and soon all hotels on the Strip at least will be equipped with such machines to simplify the lives of guests, but currently even Bellagio does not offer such service. So this is a big advantage luring me to stay at Paris, to be honest!

 

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You see, we did not just wed in Paris, our actual honeymoon was in Paris, France and everything “paris” makes me remember great romantic times and nothing can beat that.

Surely we had to have anniversary dinner at Eiffel Tour restaurant where a generous roses arrangement was waiting for me when we first sat at the table. Thanks, hubs!

 

Okay, enough about Paris, let’s move on to other places and options!

 

Among other trendy hotels that would be my choice for a stay would be:

     - Wynn, by all means. It is by far one of the prettiest hotels on the Strip and offers a lot of decor. The only thing about it it is kind of a stretch, so if you are going in winter, take a cab! Wynn is a residence to one of the most stunning Cirque Du Soleil shows La Reve! Mesmerizing, guys!

     - Cosmopolitan is one of the newest additions to the strip and has very modern rooms to offer. It has large selection of stores (many clothing) to offer in its 2 ground floors. On  higher end of things including high stakes tables and high poker bets.

     - Bellagio has expensive rooms, but honestly I would not want to stay there, as the hotel attracts many tourists and being a guest it is not always a comfortable moment trying to squeeze through endless crowd of onlookers (the hotel has a lot of exhibits) per each season so that you can just enter/exit the hotel.

 

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     - Planet Hollywood! Yes, a very good choice. The hotel is huge and offers a Miracle Mile walk that has shows, stores, boutiques, restaurants - you name it! There you can experience a VR ride that will take you on a rocky journey through the canyons or horror maze filled with zombies.  $25 per ride. Many gamble tables and show selection along with popular lounges and bars!

     - Excalibur. It is a very neat, but old hotel that has some budget rooms to offer though spacious and clean.

 

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     - Caesars. The stay at this hotel is remarkable due to its setting and indoor decor. There are intermittent shows running in the hotel throughout the day. If you have never been, take a stroll through the hotel and enjoy the ambiance.

 

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     - MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay and Luxor are great hotels also, just a bit to the further side of the Strip. Take some cool photos on the statues at the Luxor.

 

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SMOKE ALERT:

Do NOT stay at Harrah’s, Flamingo, Bally’s, Treasure Island, Mirage if smoking smell is too much for you. I think due to older ventilation systems or simply a lot of smoking gamblers the air in these hotels will make your eyes water! For real!

 

What to do and shows to watch

I am a show digger, hands down. I think I have seen every show out there except for a few. If you are into magic shows you need to go watch the following:

     - Criss Angel MindFreak LIVE! Boy, oh, boy! This boy on stage will make you go crazy for his ways, looks and magic tricks! Epotage and ambiance are through the roof!

     - Xavier Mortimer’s magical dream show offers an elegant spin to a french-inspired program on a very small stage. Good price for what it is worth.

     - David Copperfield - a must watch show. Classic and worth seeing. Do not be surprised if David will end up standing next to your chair during the show! Yep, he has this trick on his program where he just shows up next to you!

 

Acrobatics and Cirque Du Soleil Shows that are absolutely stunning and MUST SEE are (from the most to the least):

     - O! Is simply incredible and mind-blowing from the stage decorations to the acrobatics and costumes in the show

     - Le Reve is romantic, spectacular and will take your breath away. Think: water!

     - Zumanity will increase your senses and raise your modjo! Aha! Nudity and sexuality highly loaded in this show!

     - Michael Jackson ONE will touch your heart, will make you tear, will make you remember and appreciate. This show is not an impersonator show like MJ LIVE but rather a tribute to the idol and performances done to his songs.

     - Mystere honestly reminds me a lot of Le Reve just without water. So expect a lot of acrobatics and stunts that will sweep you off your feet

     - V- The Ultimate Variety Show will make you laugh, participate, scream and clap! Wally Eastwood is such a charismatic and fun guy who will definitely make your money worth!

 

So these shows are among the top chart for me. There are also seasonal shows from world renowned singers, so before you go browse seasonal performances online. Also, do not forget to check who the resident DJs are if you are planning to hit Vegas for New Year. David Guetta, Steve Aoki and Deadmau5 are among those top DJs that frequently visit this sin city!

 

If you are seeking something breathtaking, do not forget about roller coaster rides that New York New York, Circus Circus, Stratosphere and other hotels offer. View the full list of the adventurous rides here. Mind the weather, some of them are closed when it is raining.

 

Feeling in need of something cute and adorable or travelling with a child, visit the Wild Life habitat at the Mirage.  Exotic animals and dolphin shows in a garden setting right in the backyard of this hotel!

 

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Hungry yet LOL? Let’s review some of the most hype eateries that offer mouthwatering dishes and the ones you need to visit...

 

Where to eat:

    1. One of the most desired restaurants is Eiffel Tower at Paris. Reservation alert: you MUST book it before going there. Do it here. However, be prepared to break a budget at this place. Exquisite dishes and exquisite price tag! We went there right after our wedding 7 years ago and we made it a tradition to go there every time we visit and relive the memories! While you are sitting by the window you can look at the Strip and even enjoy the Bellagio fountain show! Make it romantic and memorable! Money is a only a thing after all. Comes and goes! Memories stay!

            Us in 2010:

 

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Did we change much? 2017:

 

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If you are craving something special and want a presentation, a must visit is Sushi Samba at the Palazzo. This boisterous fusion offers tastes from Peruvian, Brazilian and Japanese cuisines in a clublike setting. You will not be disappointed. Everything here from an appetizer to a dessert has a stylish touch and splendid taste. Check it out - Cheesecake for ya! Yes, glass is edible. This restaurant has international locations, so you cannot be in Vegas and not try it!

 

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Gordon Ramsay Steakhouse in the heart of Paris hotel will fill you up with the most flavorful and generous steaks! However, I am not big red meat fan, so I was pleasantly surprised when I found a seafood plate on the menu. Yummy?

 

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Portions are big, so you might want to share one meal and an appetizer. Book a table in advance though, this place is highly in demand during dinner hours.

 

Since I love to explore menus from around the world, I decided to give you a quick rundown guide on the various cuisines in Vegas, so that you have it handy when you are in the mood for some dim sum, sushi or… eggs benedict!

     - Momofuku at the Cosmopolitan hotel will satisfy the most picky eater when it comes to asian gourmet dishes with a presentation twist!

 

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     - Breakfast cravings are satisfied at Eggslut, a stylish egg-centric spot at the Cosmopolitan serving classic & signature sandwiches, plus dessert & coffee.

 

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 Keep in mind that this place has out of ordinary hours! This especially applies to those of us who LOVE to have breakfast early in am, I mean like early early on - 1am - hell yeah!

 

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     - Italian anyone? Or how about the best Italian Sunday brunch on a stylish terrace while you are enjoying the Bellagio fountains? The Lago gives you one of the best Italian experience available at Bellagio. Reservations are highly recommended!

 

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     - If you want a breath of fresh air and get your pick in the garden, time to visit Harvest at Bellagio, your market-inspired eatery that delivers freshness from the farm to the table. Directly.

 

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     - Okay, that sweet and sour Cantonese cuisine you are craving? Experience elevated chinese dining with the lakeside view at Jasmine at Bellagio. The menu here will exceed your expectations by far! Authentic dishes paired with replicated Chinese art create a transcendent dining experience that will arouse all senses.

 

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     - Asian inspired cuisine does not run out in Vegas! Japanese menu with a sophisticated touch is available at Yellowtail at Bellagio...Again... Enjoy oysters, raw seafood and all kinds of rolls with a creative touch!

 

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     - Happen to crave Thai? Rest assured, Vegas has some of the tastiest options here for it also! What could be a better name… Lemongrass at Aria. Enjoy creative and artsy takes on Thai fare in a sleek setting inspired by silk installations as you are going on a culinary journey through Thailand.

 

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     - Sekushi gives you one of a few places on the Strip that serves large Sake menu with small plates and dim sum menu in an open setting. It is right in the middle of Paris hotel, casino section, and closes past midnight (for those of you, night munchkins!) I would not say that this is the best dim-sum, but at least this option is here!

     - Lastly, the one to recommend would be Sage, a delicate restaurant offering farm-to-table menus, plus handcrafted cocktails, served in a modern Aria space with a night lounge option!

 

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You are probably completely full after the culinary tour I gave you through Vegas. Tired? Excited? Ready to hit the dancefloor?? Not yet, hold up! How about hitting a bar and having a lifetime experience to keep your senses cool?

 

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Absolute must-visit is Minus 5 Ice Lounge at the Mandalay Bay. There is also another one at the Venetian, if you happen to be closer that way. Try exquisite cocktails and chill with over 90 tons of ice while exploring a winter wonderland filled with amazing, interactive ice sculptures. Take photos, cuddle (as you will get cold) and enjoy wearing fur coats and fur hats!

 

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Anyway, it is time to get to the end of my “little” Vegas story. Anytime you choose to visit Vegas, i can assure you that it will be memorable and you will have a blast!!! Decorations and the city vibe will not leave you indifferent!

 

They say what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. Not in my case. We got married in Vegas and our life adventures continue every day.

 

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Who else got married in Vegas??? Share your story!

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10 BEST TIPS FOR TRAVELLING LIGHT AND SAVVY

03/06/2018

Travelling is always fun whether it’s going home for holidays or taking a much needed me-time vacation but what makes it daunting is PACKING. What makes it tough is packing everything tight and just right: clothes not to wrinkle, perfume bottles not to break, items not to fly in the suitcase when you are flying LOL Hey, and don’t forget that luggage tag in case it gets lost -  you will need it!

 

I’ve put together these simple packing tips for you to make travelling less stressful:

 

     1. AVOID LAST MINUTE PACKING HASSLE

     2. GO WHEEL-LESS

     3. AVOID ROLLING CLOTHES

     4. PACK MULTI-FUNCTIONAL

     5. USE GENDER FRIENDLY TOILETRIES

     6. SHOP LIGHT ON THE GO

     7. ALWAYS PACK AN EMPTY TOTE FOR LAUNDRY

     8. GET A PRE-SCREEN TSA SECURITY CLEARANCE

 

What to pack and where to start? Is this the question that pops up in your head when you are planning a trip? Whether it’s your first trip or you’re a seasoned traveller, it’s always helpful to know what items to bring.

 

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So just bookmark this travel packing guide and refer to it whenever you plan a trip.

 

     1. MAIN LUGGAGE: whenever you are planning a trip make sure that you choose a luggage that’s versatile, light weighted and holds all your essentials. Here is a tip: buy a luggage set that can be easily stowed by placing smaller suitcases into a big one and thus save space in your hotel room!

 

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     2. ORGANIZE BEFORE PACKING: if you have planned a lot of activities for the trip, then definitely think of the gear that will be required. And organizing everything will be really challenging. But hold on, this is one thing to think about - if your trip contains multiple destinations and you know what clothes/gear you will be needing in destination A vs destination B, then pack accordingly! Also, it really helps to start writing a list of items to bring ahead of time and keep it handy when packing so that you do not miss anything. As you pack scratch items off the list. Better even share your packing list with your travelling partner in Wunderlist app and ask him to write the items he wants to bring along!

 

     3. START YOUR PACKING WITH THE BASICS: pack smart and do not over-pack. Choose versatile clothing that can be used in different scenarios. Try to include clothes that can be worn on your daily adventures and then dressed up slightly with a different pair of shoes or a scarf. Do not forget a hat if you are heading in a sunny destination!

Another tip: even if you are heading to a hot vacation spot, floors in hotels may be dirty and/or cold (think marble floors) so pack a pair of slippers you can wear inside.

 

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     4. PACK YOUR TOILETRIES: always keep your toiletries and makeup in a see-through pouch. It will not only keep things confined in case of a leak, but you'll be able to see everything in one place, without digging up your suitcase. Pack gender friendly items: liked decide on a toothpaste that both of you can use, choose a sunblock lotion that both of you can utilize. It will save space!

 

     5. PACK YOUR CARRY-ON BAG: The next thing to do is to fill your carry-on bag with anything you will be needing during the flight and at the airport. If you’ll be traveling around to multiple destinations, make sure this bag has items to keep you comfortable and cozy on any train, boat or bus rides. Pack a laptop or an ipad, travel pillow, eye mask, blanket, socks to wear on the plane, motion sickness pills, book or magazine, travel guide or map etc. But remember, you’ll be carrying all of this, so keep it light. If you are trying to map out a city guide, this would be a perfect opportunity to plan the route across the city!

 

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     6. TRAVEL HEALTH KIT: Put together a travel health kit - it is a must during a trip. It shall contain all the emergency medicines, some bandages, allergies remedy, etc. While I am on this note, please check this website to see any alerts on vaccines you need when travelling to your particular destination country. It gets updated regularly by government. Check your medications to ensure all of them are filled and do not expire soon. If needed, schedule a visit to your doctor to get a refill on a medication on time.

 

     7. KEEP YOUR IMPORTANT TRAVEL DOCUMENTS, CASH, CREDIT CARDS:  Collect all of your important documents in a travel document organizer. It should hold your passport, ID, credit cards, documents, a boarding pass, and a pen!) By keeping all important information together, you have everything handy within a hand’s reach.

 

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     8. PACK A LAUNDRY BAG: Laundry service at the hotel can get expensive. So it is ok if you have to do laundry when you return home. Pack a large plastic bag for your soiled laundry so that you can keep dirty items isolated from the rest of the luggage in the suitcase.

 

     9. PUT YOUR WALLET ON A DIET: sounds funny..but it is practical. Go through your wallet and remove all of the membership cards, discount coupons you do not need on a trip. If you are going overseas, remove the heavy coins from the wallet - you will not use American change there anyway! If you have a smaller wallet, better take this one and just have one or two credit cards, driver’s license and some cash.

 

     10. GOT SNACKS?: lastly, pack a few snacks to quench your hunger quickly just in case you don’t have something nearby. It could be a protein bar, nuts, cranberries, etc. Something light and easy that has carbs.

 

Wherever you are heading for a trip, just make sure you think through your list of activities beforehand so that you’re able to bring everything you need and choose the right luggage. I tend to plan the entire itinerary in advance and even do a quick search online for the reputable and authentic places to eat at. When you are at a new country and want to explore, you will not have time to search internet for a good place - you want to take photos and enjoy yourself. Packing light always helps with mobility.Travelling changes may come up instantly and you will be ready to adjust to them quickly with a lighter and smarter luggage.

 

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So the next time you travel, try being light and savvy and you’ll be surprised how little you really need.

 

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