Magical Midway Thrill Park. Orlando, FL.

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My family and I where driving when we stumbled upon Magical Midway Thrill Park after coming from dinner. We were at a red light when we seen something in the air and heard screaming. So we drove towards it to get a closer view of the action, which is when my sister dared me and my other sister to get on it. Me being the daredevil that I am, I was 100% down. So once getting to Magical Midway we struggled with finding parking but we were determined to do it, so we went around the block twice before coming back into their mini parking lot and found a spot. I can’t remember the price but I believe it was $75 for two people and that came with two Sling Shot shirts, a usb bracelet with your video on it and a discounted price for if you ever get on it again wherever you go in the world. Which is a pretty great deal if you ask me. Now to the more serious matters. All 3 of us where scared but for different reasons. My sister who dared us to do it saw other people do it and said she changes her mind we don’t have too, she wants us to live. That was cute but it was already a deal so we proceeded. My other sister was afraid because of the height. We were 180 feet in the air. This is the world’s largest Sling Slot so she had good reasoning. But me on the other hand I was afraid that my Wig would fly off lol. I know out of all the things I could’ve been sacred of. It would have been embarrassing to say the least. Because as many of you might know the Sling Shot is plastered all over the internet, Facebook especially. How would it look if I started with a wig and came down with out it? Plus I had my Cleo set it off braids underneath. It would be funny to everyone but me. So in the bottom right corner of the picture above you see I was holding onto my wig for dear life. She wasn’t glued down and it took time making her so I couldn’t have her just blowing in the wind. Besides that I had an amazing time so glade I could check it off my bucket list. I would definitely recommend giving it a go my sister on the other hand would not. She was so in shocked that when the ride was over the guy working the Sling Shot partially had to lift her out the chair.

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Orlando, FL. 

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If you like medical oddities, history mysteries, and unique art then this is the place for you. Ripley’s is a great place for the whole family. Adults won’t be bored and the children will have plenty of things to touch and play with. My family and I spent about 2 hours here. We played with everything, read each and every display and took lots of pictures. The scavenger hunts, museum and tour games that they have on your phone coincides with the exhibit. The exhibits are colorfully illustrated plaques describing some of the odd things that Ripley discovered during his lifetime. I don’t personally think it’s a must-visit attraction in Orlando but it was great and entertaining for a rainy day plus the tickets were fairly cheap about 11 bucks per person.

Walt Disney World! Orlando, FL.

20631582_10203598659482425_878089669_n.jpgMy Disney’s Magic Kingdom experience was great. For it being my first time I was super excited spent the entire day there. It’s a prefect place to go with your family. I would recommend it more for young children but adults and older children would enjoy themselves as well. Even though it was crowded and it rained I enjoyed myself.  I went with my family and overall we had fun. I personally wouldn’t go back I’m more of a 6 Flags groupie but this was cool and I’m happy I experienced it.

Crayola Experience. Orlando, FL

20614508_10203598659362422_164760151_n.jpgLooking for an opportunity to do something fun and inexpensive? Crayola Experience is the place to go. Great for a rainy day or an extremely hot day.  The location is great since it’s in the Florida Mall there’s free parking. Prices are cheaper online but not that expensive at the door. Great for children who really enjoy’s art. Many of activities at different stations including things like coloring, painting, animation, dancing, cooling and a large playground separated by age. Overall it was a great experience happy to have went.

Museum Of Ice Cream. Los Angeles, CA.

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The museum is less a museum full of historical facts and more quirky fun art. I didn’t mind though but if you do then this isn’t the place for you. There were fun facts at each station though. It was a little disappointing in the Ice Cream department. It isn’t many Ice Cream choice to eat being that it’s the Museum of Ice Cream. Overall the museum was fun. It’s covered in mostly pink, and everything is really fun. They have this sprinkle pool that you might question whether or not to get in, just do it. My boyfriend and I went and he’s such a macho kind of guy, he still enjoyed it. We ended up taking 1000s of pictures because the ‘tour’ took us about 1.5 hours to get through all the rooms. Only down fall to it being kind of long to get through it wasn’t cool, it didn’t feel like the AC was on at all which was odd for a 90°+ day. The staff was super friendly! Tip: valet was only $6.00. To wrap things up this museum is an Instagram dream do not take it seriously it’s definitely just a fun cute place. It’s overhyped and a little pricey but I had fun so….

Jamaica

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  1. Location matters

There are basically three main places to vacation in Jamaica… Montego Bay, Ocho Rios and Negril. The airport is in Montego Bay so when you fly into Jamaica you fly into Montego Bay. Ocho Rios is 90 miles in one direction and Negril is 90 miles in the opposite direction (from the airport). So, with that being said we already have to take two flights getting to Jamaica so driving an extra 90 minutes to Ocho Rios or Negril when first touching down wasn’t ideal so we picked a resort in Montego Bay.

2. Be careful when buying things

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Most of the things there were overpriced junk, I know it might sound harsh but it’s true. My boyfriend and I were practically harassed to look at their stuff. It’s okay to buy a souvenir but here they were extremely pushy. Which turned me off personally. I shouldn’t be harassed into buying something. There was this one lady who followed us around for a good 30 minutes saying, “buy form me buy from me.”

 

3. Jamaican = Friends

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The resort employees are opposite from the street vendors. They were giving us places to go and not to go when it came to buying things. We made friends with one of the guys who worked at our resort. His name was Dane. He was the nicest of nice and went out of his way to greet us and spend time chatting with us.

One couple offered to take our photos for us when they heard us talking about wanting to do beach pictures. Her husband was a photographer and she said, “He can take your pictures!” I was floored at what an amazingly nice gesture this was for a couple who was on their honeymoon to offer up time out of their vacation to take our photos. We ended up doing a tradeoff where he took our pics and I took theirs. It could not have worked out any more perfect.

4.  It’s the land of the laid back.

The atmosphere was chill. That is the only way I know how to describe it. Nobody was in a rush. For the most part everyone stayed in their lane. We saw nothing but smiles.

5. The food.

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The food and drinks were great. I’m such a picky eater but I tired almost everything out here. I ate things I never would of dreamt of. Most of it was delicious and some wasn’t I’m glad I opened myself up to trying new things.

6. The resort

shc-256.jpgWe stayed at Sandals Montego Bay.  We originally had the Beachfront room but was upgraded to the Beachfront Honeymoon Butler room because of a mistake on their end. Which turned out great. We had a private pool, a king size bed, HD TV, walk-in shower, vanity mirror (y’all know I was in love with it) basically the works. Everything was super lavish. We even had our own personal butler with 24-hour room service. That wasn’t even the coolest thing. 20131203-_MG_1871.jpg

The best part was the snorkeling, scuba diving, sailing and the clear bottom boat rides were all included in the all-inclusive package. I thought that was cool simply because those are things usually cost extra.

It was new an exciting experience for me because even though I’m Jamaican, I’ve learned so much about my culture and the traditions and the best part of it all was doing so with my boyfriend.

 

 

 

7. The Bob Marley Museum

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The Bob Marley Museum was my favorite part of the enter trip. This was the former home of the reggae legend. Bob’s home is filled with rich memories and treasured mementos.

 

 

 

 

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The tour included the Main House, Exhibition Hall, Theatre, Gift Shop and Café.

The rooms have been kept how Bob Marley had them while living there.

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It’s a 75 minute tour so wear comfortable clothes and shoes, sunscreen and off. Do not do what I did lol I had on all black. They allowed tipping but only up to $10.00USD. The only downfall I feel was the fact that they didn’t allow videos but I got tons of photos so it’s all good. It was a max of 10 people on our tour but I believe a total of 15 people could go. They have a spot for parking as well. We was taking up by the bus they had. It was pretty cool, we seen goats along the way. Which if you know me you no I think I’m one so it was good being reunited with the family. Lol GOAT = Greatest Of All Time in case anyone was wondering.

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