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Everyone needs a Vacation after ‘THE Vacation”

I know you were all wondering where I had disappeared to!! Well After 21 days of non stop activities and trekking across the world, I was exhausted. My body had failed me or maybe I failed to make sure I was properly receiving all the nutrients I needed. Here is a catalog of my woes with sickness.

I went from Snow in Afghanistan, temperature about 15 Degrees to landing in Sunny Dubai! Oh the warmth 🙂 From there I hopped on a plane and flew 7,958 Miles to Atlanta. Now if you are a follower you have read my rants on Recycled Air!! It’s a douzy man! Kicked my Butt. I landed and was greeted by a constant Drizzle 🙁 No bueno. I then left the rain and landed in Sunny Miami!! They had pretty good weather there. Buuuut I believe that the amount of Liquor I was consuming for about 12 hours straight for 5 days weakened my immune system… Now I’m not a doctor or anything,  But I’m assuming it assisted in the loss of my voice. It was a wavering battle for the 5 days that followed, as my return to Rainy Atlanta didn’t help the situation. From there I ventured to LA for a couple of days. initially met with rain it quickly blossomed into beautiful that beautiful Southern Cali weather I love so dearly. Lastly I flew 12 hours to Tokyo, Japan. surprisingly it was cold the whole time and I had to bundle up something fierce.

What I have learned is that every one requires some down time after extensive globe-trotting. I’m in sheer amazement at stars who do promo tours that last a year. I know they have many luxuries but wheeeeeeeew!! It’s a lot of strain on the body to be consistently on the GO!

I’ve returned to work 7 Days a week, 12 hours a day and sleep the 10 that I’m not working. After being back for 14 days I think I am finally recuperating. My next task will b to jump on the Insanity and P90X train to work my body out for Ibiza in June!!! Guess my vacation after THE Vacation is over lol

Smooches!! Love, MistyPooh

Delayed Baggage, So Says Delta

Drunken mornings are always the worst… But having to move with a purpose on a drunken morning is the pits! As I wake up this morning I am struggling to get out the bed, pack, shower, tame this beast I call my hair and check out before 2pm. Actually I lied to you, I’m battling a drunken afternoon lol After a night flirting and falling for Miami I got back to my hotel room at 6am which would be considered Morning. It’s actually 1pm and I’m racing to get to the lobby. The urgency was reiterated by the hotel staff that if I stayed pass 2pm they would charge me for a whole other night. Clevelander isn’t a cheap room either, so In an effort to avoid another $350 USD / night charge I’m running around the room like a mad woman.

I am able to get everything together make it to the lobby and plop down to gather myself. My world spinning around I take a taxi to the airport only feeling my current state deteriorating lol we pull up to the curb and I look around for the SkyPriority Sky Cap. No such luck 🙁 gathering my belongings and wits I head inside to the Sky Priority Desk. You never realize how daunting these small tasks can be until you are not only hungover but really still drunk lol Conversation proceeds as such:

Guy: Hi Ma’am, How can I help you?
Me: Hi, I’m sorry I need a minute . laying my head on the desk.
Guy: lol I’m sorry! We haven’t even started.
Me: ::increduously asking:: you guys don’t have a SkyPriority SkyCap!
Guy: nobody does
Me: Handing my passport I retort, Yes ATLANTA HARTS-FIELD HAS 2!
Guy: oh well they are larger than us.
I mention that I checked in online
He states in an irritated tone well why are you here?
Me: Because I need to check my bags! I can’t do that online.

I guess the man was disgruntled because he had to change stations but the less, I blame his lack of exuberance for cursing my second bag from not coming up on the carasol in Atlanta. Hopefully it pops up!

This particular bag had all my Mac Make up, Chi Blow Dryer, Amika flat irons, jewelry, all Victorias Secret or my unmentionables :), and clothes. I am on vacation I am not in the mood to replace this stuff!!

Sigh!

Im in Miami Biiiiiittttcccchhhh!!

Sorry I havent spoke with you all in like 3 days. My travels have been interesting. I made it to South Beach on Thursday and have been having a blast!! We are staying at the Clevelander on Ocean and 10th Street. Amazing Location, I must say!! Its in the heart of everything. Beautiful views from the Roof Top and the beach is right across the street.

This weekend they are celebrating Martin Luther Kings Birthday and it is also Art Deco Weekend here. They have Ocean Drive set up with booths and artist have set their work up for purchase. I watched a street performer yesterday who was hilarious. He really should get into Comedy.

This is definitely the International Capital of the US. There are so many races here, its a beautiful mesh of cultures that are represented. You can literally get drunk off the accents. My best friend just walks down Ocean and randomly is stopping women and asking where they are from!! lol The answers have ranged from France to Bolivia to Columbia.

I have uploaded a bunch of pictures to Flirting with Travel Flickr account and will post.

Im off to feed my belly and fix this slight hangover!! Can you say dehydration. I start my day off drinking tons of water to counteract all the Liquor I will unforgivably consume in coming hours lol

WHAT!!! I can’t help myself … Im a Flirt!!

Me: Moooooom, Its almost time for me to goOoOo!!

Mom: Hunny, Where are you going?

Me: (Madly states)  OUT!!! Im Grown, why do you always question ME.. I’m going OUT!

Mom: (Replies in a smug tone) Well Miss Grown, Who are you going with? Can I at least know that! 🙁

Me: I’m going out with a Boy, MOM ::huff::  I have been Flirting with him on the internet for the last couple months. He is Adventurous, Out Going, a little Wild I might admit 🙂 Buuuuuuut most importantly GORGEOUS!! and only surrounds himself with GORGEOUS people! Hence Me lol

Mom: Whats this Gorgeous Boys Name?

Me: MoooOOOooom… He lives in Miami and his name is SOUTH BEACH  and im in LOVE…

Well People its about that time, I have 24 hours left in Afghanistan and then im headed to Flirt with Travel and Party my ass off in South Beach, Atlanta, LA and Tokyo, JAPAN!! Wooooooooo

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Ciao babies xoxoxoxoxo Love, MistyPooh

 

 

Inbox: Ticket Confirmation!

Today is the day that marks the completion of purchasing ALLLLLLLL my plane tickets. The exhausting and tedious measures placed on buying Plane Tickets has weighed on me for the last couple months. I was insistent on a couple factors 1) Loyalty to SkyTeam, Mainly Delta  2) PRICE, Moola, Dinero, that ChaChing lol I was dedicated to www.expedia.com, www.delta.com, www.priceline.com I went faithfully twice a day clicking the submit button and anxiously waiting for the right price to just jump out at me. In all honesty, I was waiting for the steals. For the Airlines to give in to my persistence and just cut the tickets in half  lol Juuuust waiting for the moment that some person behind the ticket pricing computer to slip up and have a fat finger moment and drop a zero or lose his mind and the price cut it in half.

This DID Happened BTW. Here are the prices I secured. I did my happy feet dance every time I clicked on the Submit button to purchase my steal. Nothing could keep my inner penguin at bay knowing that I was able to redirect my funds lol Now I can shop till I drop.

I am flying China Southern Airlines From Japan to Dubai for a measely $525 buckaroos! Yes people I said $545 US Dollars lol I was on them!! It went from $1400 on Korean Air to $525 🙂 This placed a huge smile on my face. But to let you in on a little bit of trepedation, I frequently go into my Email and pull up the reservation to verify it wasnt for a trip to Antartica in 2014 lol That would just be no bueno. <~~ One of my catchphrases among many that I steal from my sisters.

Moving along, I was able to book Los Angeles, Ca to Tokyo, Japan for $600. I was excited about that as well.  #TravelTip One way tickets are always pricier that Round trips! Im not to sure on the logic seeing that you are taking up a seat either way but the Airlines feel really jipped when you dont return to your Point of Origin. Just Greed IMO

Dubai to Atlanta One way was $1340. I couldnt help that because I have time contraints placed on me and the prices were holding very steadfast. But I was checking like a Crack Fiend looking for their next hit lol J/K. The upside is that its a straight flight with no layovers and as soon as I land I am able to hit the ground running to take care of my beautification needs.

The other domestic flights were booked on Cyber Monday 11/28/11 which had tremendous flight deals. I got a One way to LA from Atlanta, GA for $150 and a RT from Atlanta to Miami for $210 including taxes. Alot of airlines were on it that day. I will give Kudos to them for that and definitely look foward to Next Cyber Monday to purchase an Around the World Plane Ticket.

All in All I should be Flying about 25,000 miles 🙂 allowing entrance into the SkyMiles Platinum Club. Brings me such joy to type that.

Standing Room Only, Hopefully not! Club Liv or Club Play SoBe!!

Hiiii World 🙂

I have been going crazy with my research for Miami!!! lol I’ve been reading review after review after review on Clubs, Lounges, Hotels .. Really just things to do in general lol I am so dedicated to the idea of having an Epic trip that I don’t want to have a misstep. Now, like I have previously stated, I don’t believe in planning every step of your trip, But it is IMPERATIVE to have an idea of the City you are going into and what happens there.

I would like to do Bottle service at a club, but I also want it to be Poppin, Happening, You know where FUN is at!!!!! Currently I am in love with Club Play and Club Liv. Liv though is suuuuuuper expensive! Located in the Phenominal Fontaine Bleu, the repuation of the place preceeds itself. Known to attract international Celebreties on any given night, the Club promotes fanfare by keeping loooooong lines outside, Expesive tables and a pricey bar. The stature of Beauty is the typical Gorgeous faces that Miami Boast. I have been reading varying reviews saying that they paid anywhere from $4,000 to upwards $10,000 for their little piece of Heaven and a table :D. I would love to be that liberal lol but Mama’s got bills and Grown up responsibilities!! lolol The cover starts at $40 for Ladies and $60 and upwards for Men from what I have seen. Drinks seemed super pricey at $18 and up for a mixed drink. I do know that I cant stand all night. Not in 4-5 inch heels, regardless of how amazing my buzz will be. These precious tootsies just cant take that!

Here are a couple of pictures of Club Liv. Everyone raves about the Beautiful people, amazing Decor and Awesome DJ!!

Club Play on the other hand, is in the SoBe region and still pulls in amazing people. I saw they have Hip Hop nights on Saturday and Salsa on Saturdays. I really would love to do an Authentic Salsa place in Miami. I will have to google that as well lol. But the reviews on Club Play say Bottle service is a little more affordable around $300-$400 a bottle. The Bar prices range for 14-20 a Drink. Cover Charge is around $25 for Ladies and starting at $50 for Men. I read that depending on what is going on it can rocket all the way to a couple hundred dollars.

Everyone says in order to thoroughly enjoy yourself you need to get Bottle Service. Like Vegas (Which I’m from) there is really no seating areas for General Admission <~~ Yes that's what you are if you didn't buy a seat 🙂 lol Nature of the beast, No judgement passed if you choose not to pay all that $$$ (Cha CHing) for a table. I totally understand. But a seat is definetly worth all the fanfare!!

So this leaves to choosing which Upscale joint I want to rock with!! Ohh I also am going to check out Mynt Lounge, they had some dope reviews as well. Very Upscale for nightlife and hard to get into. More to come on day time events…

Love, MistyPooh

January Birthday Bash 2012 beginnings

Planning a vacation can be extremely strenuous and time-consuming. Especially if it’s a group trip, You want to do everything that YOU want to do, yet still make the trip fun for everyone else. Right now I am planning my next 21 day vacation. I will be turning 28 Years Old and wanted to do something BIG!! So I decided to do South Beach in all its glory during Martin Luther Kings Jr Weekend. I love Atlanta and will be making it my home so I will visit there and then on to Japan to visit my sister, who happens to be the CoArthur and my partner of Flirting With Travel. Obviously Im shooting for Epic vacation. We always try to rival the franchise The Hangover lol So the planning is tedious. Spontaneity plays a major factor in Epic trips. It always seems like the unplanned and unknown brings the best memories.And isnt that what trips are about, the adventure of getting to your destination and the unknown situations that occur during it? The thing is that you have to always create the environment, Research and knowing the area is HUGE is successfully conquering this new love. You never want to leave feeling like had I just known. With that being said, here is my itinerary for this trip and the details to follow of my planning woes, triumphs and input.

My itinerary for my Jan Birthday 2012 Vacation:

12 Jan – 17 Jan South Beach, Miami

18 Jan -23 Jan Atlanta

23-25 Jan LA ( Maybe overnight to Vegas)

26-Jan -31 Jan Tokyo Japan.

 

Love, MistyPooh