Travel

Packing up for a getaway using my new Tracker Expedition Luggage!

If there is one thing I love to do, it’s travel. It doesn’t even have to be by plane, I am even up for a road trip if it means we are heading somewhere fun, and exciting. I try to book 1-2 family trips per year, 1 girls only getaway, and of course a couple of romantic staycations with my husband.

Next year we already have 2 family trips planned, and in a couple of weeks I am heading on my annual trip to NYC for a fun girls trip. See, I’m always on the go. lol

Just recently my husband and I had a little staycation in Niagara for the weekend, after a wine tour we did.  I was so excited to take one of my new luggage pieces from Bentley with me!

Bentley Tracker Expedition Softside Luggage set review on Livin' Life with Style

 

I got this beautiful 4 piece luggage set from Bentley, and I absolutely love it! This set is called the Tracker Expedition II, and it comes in 4 colours including this purple colour that I picked out. You buy all the pieces separately to make the complete set. There is a large 28” luggage, a medium 24” luggage, the carrying luggage is 20” and there is a Duffel bag as well.

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My old luggage was so heavy. What I love about these pieces is that they are so light weight! The large size luggage only weighs 7lbs! They are all on wheels, and have retractable handles so you can easily move them around. They also have 2 front zipper pockets on them for extra storage.
Bentley Tracker Expedition Softside Luggage on Livin' Life with Style
Bentley Tracker Expedition Softside Luggage on Livin' Life with Style
Inside has a ton of storage as well. It has shoe pockets (I actually used one for my curling iron), an interior mesh pocket with a zipper which is where I keep all undergarments, and a large section for all my clothes and toiletries. I always put all my toiletries in a toiletry bag, and all my makeup in my makeup bag. I like to keep those both separate. Bentley has a great selection of Toiletry Bags if you are on the hunt for one.
To keep everything all tight, and secure, I always use the compression straps. Whenever I get to my destination, and I open up my luggage, everything is still in place because of those straps, so I always make sure I use them.
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I can’t wait to take this luggage with me in a couple of weeks when I go to NYC!
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Disclaimer: Thanks so much to Bentley for partnering with me on this post. 

5 Activities to do as a family at Blue Mountain Resort!

A few weeks ago, my husband and I had our 10 year wedding anniversary. To celebrate, we decided to go back to where he first proposed to me, which was at Blue Mountain Resort. We absolutely loved it there the first time we went, and couldn’t wait to head back! We took the kids with us as well to make it a fun, family vacation, and of course to show them where we got engaged.

Blue Mountain Resort was so thoughtful, and kind, and made our stay extra special. We wanted to stay in the Rivergrass homes, because that’s where we stayed when we got engaged, and they actually looked up our old reservation, and put us in the exact same home!! They even had a bottle of wine, and chocolates waiting for us.

 

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The last time we were here was in the winter, so it was so nice to go during the summer time, and experience some of the summer activities they had to offer. Here are our Top 5 activities we did together as a family during our trip to Blue Mountain Resort:

 

#1- Open- Air Gondola.

This is a MUST! The views are stunning from the top of Blue Mountain looking down at the Village. They have a lookout point with Muskoka Chairs to sit on, so you can relax and take in the view. It’s so peaceful, and quiet at the top. They have walking, hiking, and biking trails too on the mountain. There are bike lifts that will take your bike up to the top, so you can ride down. You can also hike up the mountain by foot, and get a one-way gondola ride back down as well.

Blue Mountain Resort Review- Livin' Life with Style

Blue Mountain Resort Review- Livin' Life with Style

 

#2 – Mill Pond Activity Centre

The Mill Pond is located in the heart of the village, so it’s a very popular spot. We sat and had lunch at Northwinds Brewhouse & Kitchen which was near by, and than relaxed in Muskoka chairs by the pond. We also went on paddle boats around the pond, which the kids loved!

Blue Mountain Resort

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The Westin Blue Mountain

 

3.- Cascade Putting Course

My kids love mini-putting, so we had to do this one for sure. The putting course was 18 holes, and had one of the best designs we have ever seen. The holes were a perfect challenge for all of us, and the landscaping was so gorgeous. You were surrounded by natural limestone, beautiful grasses, and little rivers throughout the whole course.

Blue Mountain Resort Review- Livin' Life with Style

Blue Mountain Resort Review- Livin' Life with Style

 

4. -Ridge Runner Mountain Coaster

This was hands down our favourite activity! So much fun! I think we all went on this ride like 5 times. This ride is over 1 kilometer long, with a lot of twists, and turns at speeds up to 42 km/hr. Super fast ride, but so much fun. This is a very popular ride, so the lines can get pretty long in the middle of the day. I suggest getting up early, and doing this ride first thing in the morning when it opens. That’s what we did, and there was no line at all.

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5.- Plunge! Aquatic Centre

We couldn’t of had a better weekend when we went to Blue Mountain. It was so hot, and this activity was a perfect way to cool down. It’s even perfect for those rainy, or cooler days, because part of the pool was indoor as well. They have everything from an indoor water playground, to water slides, rope swings, and hot tubs…and we used it all. The kids loved the playground, and slides. My husband was in the hot tub quite a bit, and I tested out the rope swings which were so fun.

They have family change rooms, lockers to keep your valuables in, and complementary towels.

 

Blue Mountain Resort Review- Livin' Life with Style

Blue Mountain Resort Review- Livin' Life with Style

To make things cost effective, Blue Mountain does offer an Active Pack for overnight guests, which saves you 25% on all Base Camp Attractions which are all the ones we did above. It’s definitely worth it.

For more information on Blue Mountain such as pricing, lodging, and other activities they have to offer, visit their website here

 

Disclaimer: Thanks to Blue Mountain Resort for partnering with me on the this post. 

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