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Mermaid Island – St. Lucia!

Let me start off by saying that the beginning of this trip was rocky, due to flight issues with Air Canada. (see previous post)


None the less, once I had arrived in St. Lucia, everything started to look up. It was great. swift check in, greeted right away from my Air Canada rep who then escorted me to my transfer van. I stayed at an infamous five-star resort titled “The BodyHoliday”. The BodyHoliday is known for and considered an upscale resort. I say that because not only is it drop dead gorgeous, but the trip itself is expensive as hell and the resort stands out from most. I find this resort is great for people who are fitness addicts. The BodyHoliday has everything you can think of from tennis, to all water sports, to yoga, to morning  beach group runs, to 5k swimming, to beach volleyball, to dance lessons, to scuba diving lessons, to personal fitness and training lessons, to spas, to golf and golf lessons, it basically has everything a fitness junkie could ever dream of. I find the food to be very healthy. Which everyone who knows me, knows I’m far from being the healthy type. but what I appreciated about this resort is that they cater to almost everyone. they had plenty of options and were able to customize meals for vegetarians and vegans. I found myself requesting more salt and sugar a couple of times. But being that it was my birthday trip, I had overlooked that. lol

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Top 5 Beach Resorts Of 2016!

Good Morning Everyone!

Being that we are gradually approaching the end of the year of 2016, I thought I’d go ahead a create a list of the top 5 beach resorts that I’ve had a chance to visit this year! These Beach Resorts are the most memorable to me for the year of 2016, and these are resorts that I’d definitely want to revisit and highly recommend. Continue reading Top 5 Beach Resorts Of 2016!

Mermaid In The City – New York!

New York!, New York!, aka “The BIG Apple”, as many would like to call it. New York is basically like my second home. Majority of my family resides in New York, so I tend to visit quite often. The funny thing is that I rarely take photos out there! I’m soooo mad at myself for it. I think it’s because I’m usually having a blast and don’t really have the time to go sight-seeing, especially with my little cousins hanging around.

New York – photographer: s.simpson for Paintitmermaid.com. all rights reserved.

But here are some dope things you can do while out in New York… Continue reading Mermaid In The City – New York!

A Mermaid’s View – The Best Seats On A Plane!

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It’s been a long minute. Today I wanted to talk about something that I find semi-important and somewhat essential for us self-made travel photographers (lol) when booking a trip. Especially for those long flights to your destination!

And, what matters the most other than comfort to me is… you guessed it! A great view!!!! And that all depends on seating! OMG! Seating on a plane matters the most to me especially because I’m always taking pictures of every damn thing from the airport, to the destination. Continue reading A Mermaid’s View – The Best Seats On A Plane!

Things You Can Do While On Vacation! – Solo Edition!

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As you may know, most of the time I prefer to travel alone. But then there are those rare occasional moments when I’d travel with a group of friends. This is because usually I find that all of my friends have a hard time deciding on something simple as picking a vacation location. Not only that, but they all have different ideas of fun and they usually want to do multiple things in ONE day. I for one hateeeeee being dragged to do something I have no interest in. So I decided, why not travel by my damn self and see what it’s like… and you guessed it… I LOVED IT! I get to do all the things I want to do and at whatever time I decide to do them. Not to mention I have the time of my life by my damn self. LOL  Continue reading Things You Can Do While On Vacation! – Solo Edition!

Mermaid Island – Anguilla!

While visiting the lovely island of St.Maarten with a few friends, (which i will touch on really soon). My friends and I decided to take a boat across to the super close island Anguilla. The boat ride was less that 20 minutes. I’ve always heard great things about Anguilla and Its beautiful beaches, but I’ve also heard it could be quite expensive to vacation there. In fact, many celebrities are known to vacation there. I figured it must be because of it’s well-known luxurious private resorts. Well guess what, I happened to have found a way around all of that. lol. Continue reading Mermaid Island – Anguilla!

Mermaid Island – Aruba!


Hands down, so far, Aruba has got to be the most BEAUTIFUL island I’ve ever been to so far. I know that I have a lot of favourites, but this one takes the cake. I’m a hugeeeee fan of beautiful beaches and I don’t like a beach that’s too crowded to the point where you have to  struggle to seek out where to place your towel and belongings. Plus in reality, I really just want to be able to take shameless selfies in peace without being judged. LOL.

And luckily, Aruba has just that. Secluded private islands with flamingos and silence! ugh, heaven! I have NEVER seen a flamingo up close and personal like I have in Aruba. You can basically take pictures with them, of them, or you can also feed them if you’d like. What i really liked about them (the flamingos) was that they didn’t bother you for food like some other animals are known to. They did their own thing and only posed for pictures if you called them to. It was almost like they were trained. But they’re not, I asked. lol Continue reading Mermaid Island – Aruba!

Carry-On Luggage – Checklist!

Don’t you just hate when you forget to pack something? or even just forgetting something important period????.

Well, at some point, we’ve all pretty much have been there and done that. I find it to be even WORSE when you’re miles away from home and you realize your damn charger is still sitting on your bed. *insert mad emoji face here*.

So, to help avoid this issue, I’ve created a quick and easy to follow checklist of things you could pack in your carry on luggage. I myself won’t dare to even pack without following a pre-written list these days. So if you don’t have one, or need help writing one… you can use mine as a guideline or even just to grasp some sort of idea as to what to pack in yours… so here we go! Continue reading Carry-On Luggage – Checklist!

Mermaid Island – Dominican Republic!

Let me start off by saying that I absolutely loved my stay in the Dominican Republic! It’s such a beautiful island. The colours are absolutely amazing! I’m talking about the trees, the peacocks, the flamingos! They have it all! And to top it all off… they had a variety of food to choose from. Continue reading Mermaid Island – Dominican Republic!

Mermaid In The City – Miami!

Miami, Miami, Miami!

Miami is definitely in the top five of my “favourite cities to visit” list. It is such a gorgeous city, it hold a special place in my heart. With the best drinks, great views, yummy food, and the hottest night clubs around, who wouldn’t love Miami?. Right.

In real life, Miami REALLY looks like those fancy “Miami vice” video games with the fast cars and gorgeous woman. There is just tons of stuff to do in a city like Miami. I find this great, especially for those who simply want to celebrate a cause, or even if you’re just looking to have a good time with a couple of friends. Miami is the city for you. I wouldn’t recommend travelling to Miami alone though. It just seems like it’s more of a city you’d travel to with your friends. Plus it’s pretty fast paced. I can only imagine what the dating scene in Miami is like. shouldn’t be too complicated. lol Continue reading Mermaid In The City – Miami!