Sponsored Post: Islands of Adventure

Love the feel of the sand between your toes, the feel of the ocean breeze on your skin, and the smell of the Caribbean sea but still find yourself looking for more to spice up your island escape? The Caribbean islands have so much more to offer than food, rum, sand, and sun – they are the Islands of Adventure!

Hang with sea turtles in Grand Cayman, climb the Dunn’s River Falls in Jamaica, go horseback riding on the beach in St.Lucia, or navigate the rushing rapids in Grenada The possibilities are endless!

Dunn’s River Falls – http://www.islandroutes.com

Dune Buggy Safari – http://www.islandroutes.com

This September I’ll be cruising the Caribbean via Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines and I’m making arrangements with Island Routes to explore Grand Cayman and hangout with friendly sea turtles at one of the world’s few Turtle Conservation Parks.

Island Tour and Turtle Farm Tour – http://www.islandroutes.com

Founded by a group of energetic Caribbean people, their mission is to showcase the culture, beauty, and natural resources that define each unique island destination. –  http://www.islandroutes.com/about/

With over 140 unique, off-the-beaten-path excursions, Island Routes Tours offers something for everyone, with offerings amid the Caribbean’s most sought-after locales. Check out their 8 most popular tours across the islands:

  • Island Routes Lover’s Rock Catamaran Cruise – Jamaica
  • Horseback Ride ‘N’ Swim – St Lucia
  • Power 360 – Antigua/St. John’s
  • Eco Harbour Tour Adventure – Bahamas
  • Pirates’ Sanctuary – Turks & Caicos
  • Island Tour & Turtle Farm Combo – Grand Cayman
  • Turtles at Sunset Cocktail Cruise – Barbados
  • River Tubing Adventure – Grenada/St. Georges

What can you expect when you book with Island Routes?

  • Transfers are provided to and from the tour site
  • Tour times range from 2 ½ hours to 9 hours depending on tour chosen and transfer times
  • Lunch is included on all day tours
  • Knowledgeable Island Specialists
  • Cancellations are easy should something come up
  • Insurance Coverage is available
  • You can make changes to your tour with ease

Up for an adventure!? What you tour would you book with Island Routes?

Visit www.islandroutes.com to learn more!

Until Next Time! -xo AGT

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Island Routes . All opinions are 100% mine.

Ending and Beginning the Year on a High Note

Hey Guys! Happy New Year! I took some time off from the blog last month to study for some promotion exams at work (I passed!), get ready for my vaca, and to learn how to use my new macbook pro. You weren’t far from my thoughts though :) I can’t believe how quickly 2012 went by, and that we are already 9 days into the new year! A year of new adventures, setting new goals and maintaining old ones, and new opportunities.

I think the best way to end and begin the year by far is on vacation…a relaxing, stress-free environment with friends and family. No worries, no cares….just relaxation, sunshine, adventures, and good times. This is the first year we’ve decided to end and begin the year on vacation…we tried out a New Year’s Eve cruise via Carnival Cruise Lines out of Port Canaveral, FL. It was so nice not to have to worry about anything other than having a good time. This is definitely trip I am pretty sure will become a tradition for years to come.


I went down a few days early to spend time with friends of mine that I was previously stationed with here in NYC. We hung out in Cocoa Beach, went to Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure (the Harry Potter ride and butter beer were AMAZING!), and danced to Dance Central on the Xbox (loads of fun and an awesome workout too).


We sailed away from Port Canaveral around 5:30pm and rang in the New Year at Sea!





Ventured down Duval Street in Key West




enjoyed beautiful sunsets, soaked up the sun, and made new friends at sea







Stopped in Nassau, Bahamas for Stand-up Paddle Boarding…I’ll admit, I sat down for some of it…my excuse “I’m on vacation”



and laid of the beach in Freeport, Bahamas sipping daiquiris and eating run cake before returning back to Port Canaveral.



I still feel relaxed and at ease 9 days into the New Year, and I’m looking forward to new adventures in NYC, the US, and abroad. How did you ring in the New Year?

Check out more pictures on my Facebook page an hit the like button while you’re there :)

Love AGT :)