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Karaoke Tips - Feel Comfortable Singing Your Heart Out

Karaoke Tips: Feel Comfortable Singing Your Heart Out

Note: Our evening out was provided by Voicebox RiNo. All words mine.
Do you get intimidated by the idea of karaoke? I sure do. Recently, however, Voicebox Karaoke in RiNo asked me to bring a group of friends over and I realized it's not as hard as it seems. Yup, I am still preeeetty terrible at it, but hanging out with your friends and *only* your friends sure made the experience much more comfortable. Here are some tips that helped us have more fun! Karaoke Tips - Feel Comfortable Singing Your Heart Out #karaoke #singing #karaokeparty #karaokesongs
Riu Palace Peninsula Cancun - Hotel Review

Hotel Riu Palace Peninsula Review: Luxury and Ease in Cancun

Note: Riu Hotels provided my stay, however all words and photos are mine.
Hotel Riu Palace Peninsula - Cancun Resort Travel I was lucky enough to add a day at the beginning and end of my recent trip to Tulum to visit Cancun for the first time - and two Riu resorts: The Riu Palace Peninsula and the Riu Palace Las Americas, which I will cover in another post. I know - it's crazy that we often visit Mexico and I have never been to this hub, right? What I discovered is how EASY it is from Denver. I got early morning direct flights to Cancun, a quick shuttle ride and I was on the beach by mid-afternoon. I'll be honest, Cancun has always intimidated me because of its "party" reputation. We, of course, like to have fun and go out a lot ... but we aren't interested in an insanely wild location (usually, ha). Maybe during Spring Break Cancun is a bit different, but I found the Riu hotels we visited to be exactly what I was looking for. Luxury for adults-only, on the beach, with good food and amenities - plus a nice, friendly atmosphere. Hotel Riu Palace Peninsula - Cancun Resort Travel
Montreal Festival - Quebec Canada Travel

A Festival a Day to Celebrate Montréal’s 375th Anniversary

Note: Tourisme Quebec provided this trip, however, all words and photos are mine (unless noted).
Last year I attended 97 concerts, and in that tally - music festivals were counted as just one. When Tourisme Quebec asked me to join them in Montréal for a "festival a day" over one long weekend, I knew I could do it - but that I would be sad not to have more time at each one. That suspicion proved to be correct as we trekked all over the city at breakneck speed. Verdict: I can't wait to go back and spend more time in Montréal! While Canada turned 150 this year, Montréal stretches back 375 years with a culture that combines First Nation, French and English history. Locals speak French first and foremost but easily switch to English when they realize the only words you may know are "bonjour" and "merci." But even above and beyond affinity for French, Montréal has a passion for the arts. It's apparent everywhere, and most especially in how they chose to celebrate their birthday. I was in town during the world-famous International Jazz Festival, and my lovely hotel was within walking distance - so I did get to that particular festival more than once.

But there are hundreds of events going on all year, every year, so check out Alive 375 and the Montréal Tourism site for things to do every day.

Montreal International Jazz Festival - Photo by Jean-François Leblanc
Photo by Jean-François Leblanc
Here are the festivals we attended over our four days. Take a deep breath... it's a lot!
Tips for Universal Studios Florida - Family Travel

Universal Studios Orlando Florida Tips: It’s Not Just Harry Potter!

Note: Universal Studios Orlando provided two of our six tickets to the park. However, all words and images are mine.
Yes, I will admit it. Our original goal in visiting Universal Studios was 100% Harry Potter. We went with our Denver "framily" and all six of us are serious fans, including the newly-indoctrinated nine year old. With the lead up to the first book's 20th anniversary, our Potterfever was at all all time high when we visited Florida for Spring Break this year. What we realized: There is so much more to Universal Studios than Harry Potter. Here are some advice from all of us to make your trip more fun.

Tips for visiting Universal Studios Orlando in Florida

Tips for visiting Universal Studios Florida - Family Travel

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