This is a new feature we’re testing to bring together all your favorite things each month. We’re talking about new hotel openings, gorgeous new travel accessories, new travel beauty products to try, travel contests, special sales and offers, and everything in between.
€100 off Azul Fit Retreats
A few years ago, I traveled to Fuerteventura with Azul Fit for a yoga, Pilates, and detox retreat. The weeklong vacation was incredible and I returned home feeling relaxed, refreshed, and completely energized. If you need some time away from your busy schedule, I 100% recommend a retreat like this. This has made me feel better than I have in years.
Azul Fit offers the most affordable retreats. Their main base is in the Canary Islands, which means they can get cheap flights and are almost guaranteed sunny skies all year round.
There’s currently a special offer of €100 off for the month of May, and Travel Hack readers can also get a free massage. If you would like a massage, please mention “TravelHackFan” when making your reservation.
Budapest Bargain City Break – £169pp
Remember how much I loved Budapest? So when I found this 3-night vacation that included flights, a 4-star hotel, breakfast, spa access, and a free bus and boat tour, I was so excited! I was excited. Budapest is an inexpensive city, but this is a great deal!
The Revolve Dress from Encircled
Encircled is a gorgeous Canadian brand that creates clothing for style-conscious female travelers. All their clothes have multiple purposes. For example, reversible skirts that can double as dresses and be worn in different lengths.
The latest product in their collection is the Revolve Dress. This can be worn front, back, long or short, allowing you to create a variety of styles with one top.
This will become a travel staple in any stylish traveler’s wardrobe!
My sinful travel habit is to indulge in beauty products at duty free shops on the way home. I use all the foreign currency I have left over to treat myself and buy cosmetics, perfumes, and skin care products. Here are some of my favorites that are exclusive to airport duty free shops.
Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Liquid Lip Potion Trio
Gorgeous lip color is my go-to beauty item when I’m traveling. It’s a super easy way to dress up your clothes, add a little glamor, and always be ready for a selfie!
Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Liquid Lip Potion is a hybrid of a lipstick, lip gloss, and lip balm in one. Yes, finally – why wasn’t this invented before? So you get amazing color that lasts for hours, a hint of shine, and a lip balm-like softness. And they really keep the lips soft. I’ve had a few moisturizing lipsticks in the past, but wearing them all day always leaves my lips dry.
I like Lethal Red for glam nights and vague obsession for daytime looks.
This trio collection is available at airport duty-free stores such as World Duty Free.
Clinique Purifying Cleansing Brush and 3-Step Skin Care Regimen
I’ve been using Clinique skincare since I was a teenager, and I had my eye on this cleaning brush for a while, but I wasn’t sure if I really needed the addition to my beauty routine. Now that I have this, I can’t live without it. My skin feels fresh and clean, but without the irritation of the scrub. Removing makeup is also quick and easy, so there are no excuses. It lasts for weeks on a charge, making it great for travel.
This month I’m finding a newfound love for jumpsuits. I also like to wear play clothes when the weather is nice. Jumpsuits are great for traveling because they’re super comfortable and easy to pack. You don’t have to worry about matching tops and bottoms, and you can easily dress it up or down. I’m going to Menorca tomorrow (yay!) and he may have knocked off one, two, or even three play clothes for that trip. I’m only going for 3 days. You may need to introduce your lunch break outfit change to your group!
And of course, I can’t stop thinking about Menorca right now as I’m flying out tomorrow afternoon. I’m drooling over the pictures of bright blue waters, cute little coves, boats rocking in the marina, and spectacular sunsets. I’ll be using the hashtag #MustSeeMenorca on social media, so follow me and see what I’m up to. For some serious wanderlust fuel, I’d also like to take a look at Menorca’s Insta feed.
Bob Books + Win a £60 voucher
As I said before, I rarely buy souvenirs when I travel because I prefer to make things myself. I take all my travel photos, collage them, frame them, and make photo books to keep on my coffee table. We recently partnered with Bob Books to create this amazing photo book from our trip to the Maldives it’s very beautiful! It’s really big and the matte finish gives it a really professional look. My friend saw mine and thought it was just a regular coffee table book full of beautiful photos. And when I saw George on it, I couldn’t believe it was homemade!
Bob Books has Bob Designer software that you can install on your computer to make your books look really professional. It’s an easy way to get a professional look without spending a fortune. You can also use an app or online book creator, use a PDF-to-book converter using Adobe InDesign, or have a professional designer create your book for you.
Important tip for choosing photos: Don’t use photos that have been edited using an app or heavily edited on a laptop. It looks great on a small mobile phone screen, but looks bad when printed at a large size. Edit it a bit, but don’t over-edit it.
These photo books make great gifts and travel souvenirs, so we’re thrilled to be giving away a £60 Bob’s Book voucher to create your own photo book. (I highly recommend using the matte finish, it looks great)
Use this Bob Books link to get 15% off your photo book.
Enter now. You can win a £60 voucher just by following me on Twitter.
- Competition is open to UK residents only
- Valid on photo books (or calendars or wall art) with £60 worth of P&P.
- Does not apply to design service fees, gifts, gift boxes, or Bob Bookshop merchandise.
- No change will be given.
- Cannot be used in conjunction with other benefits.
- Expiration date: December 31, 2016