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Let’s go away together!

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Now Resorts & Spas. All opinions are 100% mine.

I'm back in France and my life is zooming back to normal. No resting here, the kids are back in school tomorrow and I have a French test to take! I took tons of pictures of our 18 hour travel day including me relaxing at an Xpress Spa at the Amsterdam airport, which was probably the best decision I made all day.

But today I am excited to share about Now Resorts & Spas and an amazing opportunity at the end. So keep reading!

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You all know that we travel a lot. Unfortunately, a lot of it isn't for vacation. We actually don't get to take very many vacations at all!. We just happen to live in France and have family in The Bahamas and be from Southern California. Trust me, as luxurious as it sounds, we stay with family in the Bahamas and it's not a resort. It's lovely to be there, but it's not a vacation.

When we do go on vacation, we want everything. We want to relax and not think about anything, cooking, cleaning, you name it. We're not the active vacating types… That's why I love the concept at Now Resorts & Spas. They have an Unlimited-Luxury® concept where everything is included. Yep – Spacious suites, 24-hour room service, lively bars and gourmet dining with options like Mexican, Italian, and French.

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One of my favorite things is everything they have available for the kids. With the Explorers Kid's Club for ages 3-12 and the Core Zone Teens Club for ages 13-17, it's really perfect for Family travel! Because while my kids are playing, I will be relaxing at the Now Spa by Pevonia. Yessssss.

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They have four All-inclusive luxury resorts in Mexico and the Dominican Republic which is perfect for an easy getaway. There's a super awesome treasure hunt for kids at the Now Jade Riviera Cancun. Fun for the whole family! But I would also love to do the deep sea diving. Scary, but a fun adventure!

At the Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun I would love to do the ocean front yoga even though it would be amusing for others… It'd also be fun to join in with the beach volleyball!

There's lots of fun family activities at the Now Amber Puerto Vallarta located along the sapphire water of the Banderas Bay. I think we'd try out the archery and definitely go kayaking! I'd have to convince my husband on that one.

At the Now Larimar Punta Cana we'd be chillin on the basketball quite a bit, you know, we're a basketball family. But I also think we'd try out the rock climbing, I know my son would love it. 

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So today I have something even cooler to share! Now Resorts & Spas are giving away a free trip to one blogger that gets the most engagements on their post!!! I know, I know, you're probably thinking "Why would this matter to me?" Well, because if I win, I get to chose to allow one of my readers get a free vacation also!! Isn't that amazing??

So it would be absolutely wonderful if you could leave a comment here with which resort from Now Resorts & Spas you would like to visit!! Then Tweet or Facebook share this post and I will love you forever! And I might just chose you to have a nice little vacay as well!

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Natalia is a mom to two crazy boys and wife to one handsome dude. She lives in France part of the year where her husband plays professional basketball, but she hails from Southern California. The hubs was born & raised in Nassau, Bahamas, which makes them an intercultural, interracial family traveling the globe together since 2007. She loves to cook (but mostly eat), hang with her fam, be adventurous, & find ways to stay girlie in a house full of men. On her site you can find loads of hair tutorials, makeup ideas, & fashion tips for the everyday woman. She believes that beauty and fashion don't have to be intimidating and that every woman should learn to embrace her own beauty.
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65 Responses to Let’s go away together!

  1. BriGeeski January 29, 2014 at 12:08 pm #

    I would be absolutely ecstatic to attend any of the Now Resorts & Spas destinations. If I had to pick one I would say Jade Riviera Cancun since it sounds like fun for the whole family. I have always wanted to try out an all inclusive type of resort. I imagine it is similar to a cruise but without all the stop and go. I so hope you win and pick me!! Good luck!

    • Natalia January 29, 2014 at 12:46 pm #

      Yes, wouldn’t it be lovely?! I really need/want this vacation!! :) THanks for your comment!

  2. The Domestic Fringe January 29, 2014 at 1:31 pm #

    I’d love to go anywhere! We never go on vacation. We go to visit family from time-to-time, but like you said, it’s not really a vacation. I love getting away to see family, but I kind of dream of spending a week poolside with intermittent spa treatments. You know?

    I hope you win!
    ~FringeGirl

    • Natalia February 3, 2014 at 11:15 am #

      Wouldn’t this be fabulous? Thanks for commenting!!

  3. Jennifer January 29, 2014 at 2:38 pm #

    I am so very ready to go Sapphire Riviera Cancun and soak up all that warm sunshine on the beach! Not so sure they could pull me away!

    • Natalia February 3, 2014 at 11:14 am #

      I totally understand!! We’ve got a lot of rain around here, it’d be nice to soak up the sun!

  4. Kelley January 29, 2014 at 4:58 pm #

    Seriously.. anywhere would absolutely amazing. I would love to just have a vacay for once as well. We go places but its for family as well. Fingers crossed you win!

    • Natalia February 3, 2014 at 11:14 am #

      Thanks Kelley!! It would be so cool to win, I really don’t win too many things!

  5. jennifer {studiojru} January 29, 2014 at 5:59 pm #

    oh my goodness… amazing. amazing. i would love to go to any of them!! :)

    • Natalia February 3, 2014 at 11:13 am #

      Me too!! They look fabulous!

  6. Carrie Deruytter January 29, 2014 at 6:41 pm #

    Not like I’d spend a ton of time in my room, but the rooms at Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun look amazing! I have never been on an all inclusive vacation before, and with this Canadian winter draggin its butt, I would love to experience it. Good luck, hope you win!
    carrie

    • Natalia February 3, 2014 at 11:13 am #

      It would be nice to have the option, wouldn’t it? :)

  7. Jodi Sheppard January 30, 2014 at 2:09 am #

    I’ve heard AMAZING things about these resorts! I’d probably choose Jade, too. Love the family fun! And I have always, always, always wanted to try deep sea diving!! So fun! Best of luck Natalia!

    • Natalia February 3, 2014 at 11:13 am #

      Thank you!! I have heard amazing things too!! It would be so cool to win, I never win anything!

  8. Mariela Mairena January 30, 2014 at 4:45 am #

    It definitely would be amazing to visit one of these resorts :D My pick would be Larimar Punta Cana! Hope you win!

    • Natalia February 3, 2014 at 11:12 am #

      Thank you!! I really hope so too, I could use a vacation!

  9. Amy S. January 30, 2014 at 10:03 am #

    As we battle another round of snow and sub-zero temps, there is not a Now destination that does not look heavenly, lol. Good luck with winning the vacation!

    • Natalia February 3, 2014 at 11:12 am #

      Oh man, I understand! Thanks for commenting!

  10. Diane January 30, 2014 at 11:02 am #

    I think the Sapphire Riviera Cancun sounds heavenly! A room with THAT view I have always wanted. Will share on twitter <3

    • Natalia February 3, 2014 at 11:12 am #

      Thanks for sharing!!

  11. Emily May January 30, 2014 at 2:34 pm #

    Oh my goodness! This place looks amazing! I would definitely love a vacation after this semester! I’m a student at the University of Oklahoma! I see that you started back to school! That’s so awesome! I’d love to learn French! I’m in the process of being fluent in Spanish, which is really close to French! I love traveling! I also love the different cultures of your family! I dream of marrying a guy one day of a different culture, having a beautiful culturally diverse family, and traveling! Wether it’s for work or pleasure! I love seeing what all God has created! I hope your semester goes well! I’d love to go on this vacation! Talk to you soon, beautiful lady!

    • Natalia February 3, 2014 at 11:11 am #

      Thank you for your comment! So fun that you’re learning Spanish. I was learning Spanish before my husband signed to play in France, then I thought it would be a good idea to switch over! It is definitely a fun and interesting life, of course with it’s difficulties, but we love it! Thanks for your comment!

  12. Lindsey January 30, 2014 at 2:51 pm #

    So last summer Kevin and I went to Secrets in Puerta Vallarta, the adult side of these resorts. It was amazing, relaxing and wonderful to not have to think a bout a thing. From our room we could see the other side of the resort which was the Now resort and all the families running around. It looked like amazing fun as well and I knew my kids would love it. They even had a water slide. And so nice to not have to think about where to eat or leaving the resort, you can, but you don’t have to go anywhere. I would love to visit one of the resorts in Cancun.

    • Natalia February 3, 2014 at 11:10 am #

      Oh man, now I REALLY want to go!! Sounds like you guys had an amazing time, so fun!!

  13. Deanna January 30, 2014 at 6:43 pm #

    Hmmm…tough choice! At this point, with LOTS of snow surrounding me, I’d take anywhere with a beach and some sunshine!

  14. Tracy s January 30, 2014 at 7:00 pm #

    I did the quiz on the site and it said riviera can in, I think? It’s our 10 year wedding anniversary this year, and this is totally our style!

    • Tracy s January 30, 2014 at 7:01 pm #

      *Cancun. Weird auto correct

    • Natalia February 3, 2014 at 11:08 am #

      10 years, wow, congrats!! This would be an awesome vacation! Good luck!

  15. Katie February 4, 2014 at 10:16 pm #

    The Cancun spot sounds amazing! Always up for some diving :)

    • Natalia February 5, 2014 at 7:54 am #

      I know!! I could use a vacation like this~

  16. twojo February 10, 2014 at 2:26 pm #

    We went to the Now Amber last year with our children and they loved it! It is a newer construction. the resort was very compact, which was perfect for a family with children–short walk to everything, easy to get to the restaurants and easy to find the kids at the pool! They are asking to go back again!

    • Natalia February 11, 2014 at 7:22 am #

      Oh I love it, this sounds great! Thanks for leaving a comment!

  17. lorna patey February 11, 2014 at 4:28 pm #

    I vote the Now Larimar Resort. The evening entertainment was amazing, the employees were amazing. We were treated like royalty there. I cannot wait to go back there again some day. The rooms were awesome the views were out of this world. The food..omg the food. Lots and lots of it and many choices. Very clean and beautiful.

    • Natalia February 12, 2014 at 6:20 am #

      Oh man now i really want to go!! Thanks for commenting! :)

  18. Jessica Hornibrook February 12, 2014 at 9:28 am #

    This is crazy… My husband and I spent our honeymoon and the Now Jade Riviera in mexico. I’d LOVE to go back!!! It is a spectacular resort! Please take me with you!

    …I bet I’d fit in your suitcase ;)

    • Natalia February 14, 2014 at 1:24 pm #

      So awesome!! I’d pack you in there! :)

  19. Lorraine February 12, 2014 at 1:02 pm #

    I’ve been to the Now Sapphire twice and the jade once. They are both breathtaking and I love them both equally! My husband and I start our day at 7am when we walk the beach for about an hour and go to the fabulous breakfast buffet. On our way back to get into our swim suits, we then stop at Coco’s for iced lattes and once we get to the beach or pool, the bar wait staff is the best anywhere. They keep our glasses full of wonderful frozen concoctions. The suites are luxurious and all of the resort amenities are truly first class. Of course the view of the Caribbean Sea is always amazing and the grounds are gorgeous. I love the Zumba at the pool in the morning and the entertainment staff is fantastic!!! We just keep going back year after year because our vacation is everything to us and the Now Resorts are phenominal! We’re going back in May and are counting the days til we get there.

    • Natalia February 14, 2014 at 1:23 pm #

      Oh my goodness, you have me dreaming of a vacation like this! We tried an all inclusive resort before and it just didn’t work out the same! Sounds absolutely incredible! Thanks for commenting!

  20. Crystal Ingram February 12, 2014 at 2:05 pm #

    We were here 2 weeks ago,( Punta Cana) most beautiful place I have been to and the staff are beyond wonderful

    • Natalia February 14, 2014 at 1:21 pm #

      Oh my goodness, so fun!! I would love to go to the Punta Cana location!

  21. Karen Gonzalez February 12, 2014 at 4:10 pm #

    I would choose for you to go to The NowLarimar Punta Cana. Its location right on the beautiful blues of the ocean is so enticing! To go to an all inclusive is truly a REAL vacation…theres no laundry, no cooking, no cleaning…only pampering and relaxing. THAT is what a vacation should be! And if you have children…the resort will keep them occupied while you get a few hours of sunshine or exploration in! I hope you win and I hope you choose The Now Jade! Good luck!

    • Natalia February 14, 2014 at 1:21 pm #

      Oh man thsi sounds incredible! Now I really need to go! I think I’d choose the Punta Cana too. Thanks for commenting!

  22. sylwia February 12, 2014 at 4:46 pm #

    Now Jade Riviera Maya!!! My choice

  23. Michael Gluhanich February 12, 2014 at 7:19 pm #

    The Dreams Huatulco Resort & Spa sounds great !

  24. Jessica Hornibrook February 12, 2014 at 10:06 pm #

    I could have sworn I commented earlier but now my comment isn’t showing up…

    My husband and I spent our honeymoon at the now jade riviera. They gave us s free room upgrade and we were right on the beach. It was an absolutely incredible experience. We went on an excursion but honestly we easily would have just stayed on the resort.

    I’d love to go again… Take me with you! If I’m not picked as the other winner, can I tag along in your suitcase? I’m sure I’d fit!!!

    • Natalia February 14, 2014 at 1:18 pm #

      Oh my goodness, that sounds like heaven! And an upgrade!! I love it! Thanks for commenting, if your other one didn’t show up it is probably because havne’t approved them all yet. Thanks for taking the time!

  25. Jennifer February 13, 2014 at 8:32 am #

    I would pick the Now Amber because I love Mexico (my husband was born there) and I have never been to Puerto Vallarta before. Of course, all of them look amazing!

    • Natalia February 14, 2014 at 1:17 pm #

      So fun!! I really would love to go to any!

  26. Jan D February 13, 2014 at 12:42 pm #

    I would chose the Now Larimar Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic

  27. Jennifer February 13, 2014 at 4:33 pm #

    I would pick Now Amber!

  28. Karen Gonzalez February 13, 2014 at 5:49 pm #

    I would pick either the Jade or the Larimar because of the lush tropical feel it looks like they have. Athough…any inclusive is a REAL vacation! No cleaning, no cooking, no laundry….just relaxation! Just what a vacation shuold be! And if you have little ones, the resort can watch them while you catch some suns or go exploring the grounds! I hope you win! Good luck!

    • Natalia February 14, 2014 at 1:16 pm #

      Sounds like exactly what I need!! Thanks for commenting!

  29. Niki Caron February 15, 2014 at 5:35 am #

    I am SO in need of a vacation and these resorts sound incredible! I would love to go to the Dominican Republic! Thank you so much for the opportunity!!

    • Niki Caron February 15, 2014 at 5:41 am #

      I provably should have specified the name of the resort! I’d love to to go the Now Larimar Punta Cana!!

    • Natalia February 15, 2014 at 6:58 am #

      That one is where I would choose too!! It look beautiful!

  30. Wendy Wise February 15, 2014 at 6:59 am #

    I would hands down, choose the Punta Cana vacation! I’ve never been to the Dominican so I’d love to go to see this awesome resort and be able to check off another country off my list of places to go!

    • Natalia February 19, 2014 at 3:10 am #

      Those are my exact reasons! I’d love to go there!

  31. Patrick February 16, 2014 at 2:57 am #

    Been to Dreams PV and loved it, would love to try a Now resort.

  32. Julie February 16, 2014 at 9:23 pm #

    Because I have been a visitor to Now Jade, and highly recommend it, I would pick another resort just to experience yet again the best that the Now Resorts have to offer. I’d love to go to the DR and see what is in store down there :)

  33. Melissa K. February 26, 2014 at 12:36 pm #

    Ooh, Puerta Vallarta sounds great. We haven’t vacationed in about four years because we’ve been wrangling our now three-year-old twins. We’ve been trying to work up to it. All-inclusive might help me be brave enough. :)

    • Natalia February 27, 2014 at 1:18 am #

      Yes, all inclusive will definitely do the trick!! 3 year old twins will also do the trick to keep you home!! :)

  34. kirstie@bonhomie February 26, 2014 at 1:19 pm #

    Beach yoga at the Sapphire Riviera Cancun sounds lovely! And so do those kids clubs ;-) Good luck, Natalia!!

    • Natalia February 27, 2014 at 1:18 am #

      Wouldn’t that be lovely?! I would love to win! :)

  35. Michael Richardson March 5, 2014 at 7:59 pm #

    Hey Natalia!

    My wife and I just returned from perhaps the best vacation of our entire lives, which also happened to be our Honeymoon! We stayed at Now Amber in Puerto Vallarta and the entire experience warrants an easy 5-Star, A+ rating. From the minute Carlos greeted us with a chilled glass of champagne and an ice-cold orange scented towel at valet, to the minute Roberto sadly helped carry our bags down from our room to our departing taxi, we were treated like royalty. This is something that you just don’t find nowadays and it was a welcomed surprise.

    Having researched All-Inclusive resorts for a few weeks before stumbling upon Now Amber, we knew this was the place for us once we saw what great reviews the property had received on TripAdvisor and similar sites. Compared to similar resorts the price was better and the overall vibe was that everything from the location to the food to the service was amazing.

    It seemed like every guest we met while there said they had been to countless other All-Inclusive resorts all over the world and this was by far the best they’d ever been to. We felt so lucky to have found such an amazing place on our first ever visit to an All-Inclusive resort!

    Every single person who works at Now Amber was extremely professional and genuine. No matter what they were doing everyone always responded to us with “My Pleasure.” It was almost laughable because everyone was so unbelievably nice!

    The food was all delicious and served in the most artistic way possible. No matter where we chose to eat, every restaurant felt like it was the best one on the property. We ate at the Italian, French, Mexican, Japanese, and Market Cafe restaurants for dinner two times while we were there. Every single meal deserved 5-stars. Every drink we ordered was also very delicious and the best part was the never stopped flowing until we chose to turn in for the night! Leon was our favorite lobby bartender, Javier & Jose were the best pool bar bartenders ever, and Jonathan & Hugo were the best poolside bartenders during our stay.

    Perhaps the favorite thing about our entire stay was the pool area and the Entertainment Staff. Although there was eight or so different entertainment staff, Alejandro and Hugo were our favorites! Every day they made us laugh and we thoroughly enjoyed partaking in all of their different games and entertainment.

    I could go on and on about how amazing this resort is, but alas I must conclude. Now that we’ve had the chance to experience this resort with just us two, we cannot wait to return (hopefully soon) with all of our friends and family. This is definitely a place that we foresee ourselves visiting fro many years to come!

    Good luck and have fun :)

    • Natalia March 9, 2014 at 6:01 am #

      This sounds absolutely amazing! My husband and I went to an all inclusive resort two summers ago and it wasn’t pleasant at all. Well, it wasn’t horrible, but not everything you imagine! This review is great, if I don’t win, I’m definitely checking it out for myself!! :)

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