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Love to Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico, one of my favorite places to fall in love, bring my family to, do business with (well at least for my lover and I get to tag along). The beaches, the food, Old San Juan… so much beauty, so much history… My very first time in Puerto Rico, I was 5 years old.  For years I did not return until I met my lover. On our 31st day together he flew me to San Juan where we stayed at the Ritz Carlton. What a beautiful place to be. Such luxury, gorgeous ocean views. We had a date night at Il Mulino. Fine din[...]

Costa Rica {Shilamida Travels}

This trip is one that was out of my normal comfort zone.  I am usually a beach girl, not much of the adventurer type, but this trip is a must see, once in a lifetime type trip! The flight into San Juan was pretty painless.  I’m sure it helped that we were in first class and the mimosas were flowing. We were delayed around 45 minutes and the pilot still got us there on time.  Customs was pretty easy and there was a duty free shop right when we got off the plane where we got some vino for the hotel. Our tour[...]

Gluten Free in Miami {Shilamida Travels}

When traveling, food always becomes a stressor. My family is gluten and dairy free and while these are becoming more and more available, you just never know what you will have available to you. When traveling I always use a cooler bag as one of my carry-ons and bring a bunch of food and snacks that are safe for me and will not only get me to my hotel but will carry through in case we don’t get to a market place fast enough.  When traveling with children, you can get away with bringing fluids. You will need to l[...]

Thomas Land – Edasville – Dino Land {Shilamida Travels}

This was an all summer planned yet last minute trip to Thomas Land. Who has  ever even heard of this little gem tucked away in Carver, Massachusetts? My kids have been begging us to go for months because of commercials that they had been seeing. We have been dreading this trip all summer because it is about 4 hours from Bergen County, NJ with 2 stops. In the 6 ½ years that I have known my lover, this is the first trip that we have winged it! I was calling hotels on the way up for a room, secretly I don’t thin[...]