Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Top Travel Destinations: New Year's 2012

Hi Jet-Setters!







It's been a while since we last posted, but the Divas are back and ready to get back to blogging in 2012!



Since it's New Year's and everyone is planning where they will ring in the New Year, we are bringing to you the New Year's Top Travel Destinations to ring in 2012.


New York City



When most people think of New Year's they immediately think of Times Squarea and watching the ball drop.



There are a host of parties to choose from, just check out http://www.nycnewyearseve.com/ for a listing.



Las Vegas


Vegas is the perfect party location for those looking to bring in the New Year on the west coast.



Vegas is definitely JSD Approved, since the Divas rang in the New Year in Vegas 2 years ago!


Vegas is the perfect party location for those looking to bring in the New Year on the west coast.


Check out our post here for more on Las Vegas and check out www.lasvegasnewyears.com for info on the best hotspots.



Miami
For those looking to ring in the New Year in a warmer climate, head down south to Miami.





You can lay on the beaches during the day and party it up on South Beach at night.

Read more about our Do's and Don'ts for Miami here.

For info on where to spend New Year's check out http://www.southbeachnewyears.com/


Stay tuned for a post on how the Divas rang in the New Year! We'd love to hear about where you will be ringing in the New Year!



Saturday, August 20, 2011

Snapshot Saturdays

This Saturday is our first edition of the "Snapshot Saturdays". You send in a snapshot of your favorite getaway, plain and simple.
Let's get started!


"My husband (in the snorkel gear) and two of his friends."
Montego Bay, Jamaica



Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany



If you are interested in participating in the next "Snapshot Saturdays" post, just email us (JetsettingDivas@yahoo.com) your favorite photo and include the location and the link to your blog!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Public Service Announcement

Jet Setters!

We will be starting up a new segment called "Snapshot Saturdays" where you submit a favorite photo from a getaway and we will compile all submissions each Saturday to share with other avid travelers!

Just shoot us an email or tweet with the photo (include as many as you like!), the location description, and the link to your blog.

We are hoping to make this a weekly segment to JSD and think it will be a fun way to get a glimpse of the travels of others.

As always let us, know what you think as we try to continuously strive to improve JSD to make it your one stop travel destination.

-JSD Team

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Celebrity Travel


Even the rich and famous like to travel and explore new getaways just as much as we do. Check out who we spotted getting their travel on this week.



Nia Long vacationing in Trinidad.


Chris Brown spotted at LAX Airport.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Top 10 Best Hotels



Being Jet-Setters on the go, we know how important choosing the right hotel can be. We have definitely had our fair share of "never again" hotels and have learned to do our research before choosing our next home away from home.




When I came across this article about the "10 Best Hotel in the USA", I was immediately intrigued to see if any of my favorite hotels had made the list and what qualified these hotels as the best.




The list includes some of the well-known hotels such as the Trump International in Chicago and the Four Seasons in Las Vegas.

I personally haven't stayed in any of these hotels, but I will definitely be looking at some of these locations on my next getaway.




Check out the article and let us know if you've spent a night in any of these top rated hotels. If you haven't booked a vacation at one of these hotels, let us know which hotel is your favorite.

Travel Deals and Steals



Here's another segment of Travel Deals and Steals coming your way. Check out Ideeli Travel for a 16-night Spain, Portugal, and Morocco Vacation. You'll save nearly 30% on this vacation by booking through their website.






In this luxurious 2-week vaction you will travel through each of these beautiful countries on a guided tour.




Can't you just imagine yourself sight-seeing down the cobble stone streets and admiring the chapel and beautiful masterpieces of architecture in Madrid?





Or, perhaps you would prefer to enjoy a traditional Moroccan dinner while listening to the drum players and belly dancers?






Sounds like a dream vacation to me!


Check out http://travel.ideeli.com for more details and tell 'em the Jet-Setters sent you!




Have any of you Jet-Setters been to Spain, Portugal, or Morocco? If so, we want to hear about your trip!










Sunday, May 22, 2011

What Kind of Traveler Are You?


Hey Jet-Setters!

I recently took this quiz over at Nextpedition American Express Travel to find out what kind of traveler I am. My Travel Profile was a "Zenturian".

Describes as...

"Welcome Zenturian. Shhhh, yes we know?you are welcome pretty much anywhere, which is good since you go just about anywhere. For you bring order out of chaos with your organic approach and digital vibe. What we're saying, Zenturian, is your traveler's aura is au natural. Some say it's your healthy appetite for food, drink and life. Others are convinced you aren't from around this cosmic plane."


What I really liked about the website is that when you book your next getaway, you can use their Travel Console which will show you the best attractions and places to visit based on your travel profile. The fun part is that it is all a mystery until each part of the trip is revealed to you day by day.

Sounds like a great way to spruce up your next vacation if you ask me! Check it out at www.Nextpedition.com

So Jet-Setters what do you think? Take the quiz and let me know what your travel sign is!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Are you feeling HOT HOT HOT?

The sun is out and everyone is planning a fun filled Memorial Day Weekend!

What are your plans?

A. Traveling to a well known beach destination
B. Grilling with family and friends
C. Taking it easy-after all it is the weekend

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Southern Fires

My new fave restaurant is... Southern Fires located in Detroit, Michigan! Can you say Yummy?


It reminds me of my grandmother's and my mom's home cooking! When I traveled to Michigan for my birthday, my friends took me to this place to eat and now it is all I think about...lol!


Here is the link to their site, listen to the song, it makes me giggle every time I hear it... http://www.southernfiresrestaurant.com/


If you ever get the chance to go to Southern Fires, make sure you get dessert. I recommend the Strawberry Shortcake; it is big enough for 4 people to eat and sooo good!
I had the chicken with a side of Macaroni and mashed potatoes w/ gravy! You can't tell me that doesn't look good!
Here are some shots of my friends enjoying their meals! Chicken and Waffles! I really enjoyed the atmosphere of Southern Fires, it is was so nice! Again, make sure you try the Strawberry Shortcake the next time you are in town! The Jet Setting Divas love to try new restaurants, what and where is your favorite place to dine? Much love, Diva Joy

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Wedges or Flip-Flops?


Spring is here, pedicures are a must, and our well groomed toes need to be showcased!
How are you putting your toes in the spotlight?



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*Pictures are courtesy of stilettomeup.com (D&G Spring 2011 Collection) and sillettotwins.blogspot.com

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Welcome to the Live Music Show Capital of the World!


Hey Divas! Last weekend my friends and I jumped in the car and took a road trip to good ole Branson, Missouri!

What is so special about Branson? Well I am so glad you asked..lol!


Branson is known as the Live Music Show Capital of the World! The city that sits in the Ozark Mountains has over 50 live music performance theatres, golf courses, an historic down town district, shopping and plenty of nice restaurants to name a few! It is a very budget friendly place to visit and there is something for everyone!

Check out our pictures of Branson!


King Kong, is that you? Video of some of the performance halls along the mean streets of Branson



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One of our first stops at Branson Landing. Branson Landing is like going to an outdoor mall, with all of your favorite shops, restaurants, condos and more. The landing sits on the waterfront of Lake Taneycomo.



One of our first stops along Branson Landing was at Northwood's Candy Emporium! No one can resist this place!


I heart Fudge! The Chewy Praline was the best of them all! Water Fountain inside the candy emporium. Who wants a chocolate Kitchen?.... I do! Shots of Branson Landing shops!

Branson Landing has a water show. In addition to water, there is fire, light and music. The fountains shoot up to 120 feet! The fountains are even more amazing to watch at night.

Here is a link to the Fountains site for more details: http://www.bransonlanding.com/fountains.html

Video footage of the water show!


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We had some good home cooking at Farmhouse Family Restaurant! The restaurant looked like the inside of a house! It was very cute and had some hilarious sayings on the walls! I had the Chicken Tenders! Look at those Tenders, Yum!
All the drinks are served in Mason jars to give it that country feel! Bessie had the lemonade.
Vanessa and I had the Sweet Tea! It was so good!

Vanessa concentrating on the menu.. She ended up getting the Chicken and Dumplings!
Branson has some of the best shoppes and boutiques around! We stopped at an eclectic store called Dick's 5&10! It is a huge store with all kinds of merchandise! Dick's has been in Branson for over 50 years. Here is their website, be sure to take a peep: http://www.dicksoldtime5and10.com/.


Vanessa and I bought some really cute Marilyn Monroe glass cups for our new house! Check out some of the other things you can find in Dicks!
The Driver Licenses had me cracking up! Too cute!
We bought some bacon flavored mints to trick our brother with! Pay back.. lol!



We had an absolute blast in Branson and next time we hope to be able to check out one the famous shows there!

Love, Peace and Blessings to ya!

Diva Joy

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Blog Crawl- Escape to Mardi Gras Madness

Hello Divas! Hope you have had a wonderful week and had a chance to check out the Blog Crawl hosted by Jillian at Cornflake Dreams! If not, you missed out on some of the fabulous vacation ideas posted by the bloggers of the crawl. To end out our week of Madness and the Blog Crawl we'd like to share photos from the madness that was Mardi Gras this year!
Plan on attending Mardi Gras Next year? Get your costume together---now! Yes, a lot of people were dressed in costume! There are a ton of parties and costume balls, so you won't be the only dressed up!


You can go as Cruella Deville!
Or as the Incredible Hulk!

Make sure you catch a day parade...

And then party the night away on Frenchmen St. (which is a less crowded/better version of Bourbon st.)

There are a few things you must absolutely do if you plan on attending mardi gras next year!
1) Do Not go on Bourbon St unless you don't mind HUUUUGE crowds. Yes I know you want to experience bourbon and get the world famous hand grenade--but it would be advised to do this maybe before 11pm (lol) to avoid being pushed and shoved by the crowd
2) Try the beignets at Cafe du Monde! Don't know what a beignet is? It is a donut covered with looots of powdered sugar goodness! It is a must!
3) Check out Frenchmen st. which is an alternative to Bourbon, with lounges & bars minus the massive/mad crowd!
4) Definitely catch the night parades!

Well--Mardi Gras this year was MAD packed and we had MAD fun! Wonder how next year will be! Don't forget to visit Jillian at Cornflake Dreams, and also don't forget tonight we are drawing a winner for our $25 giveaway for CSN stores! Hope you enjoyed your weekend!

♥ Tiffanie ♥