Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Let's Have Summer Fun in Logan Utah

   
   Located in a beautiful valley, surrounded by endless rugged mountains and terrain. Logan, Utah is a small, yet adventure-packed town to visit. There is an endless amount of things to do, if you dig just a little to find it. Anything from shopping in quiet little downtown areas, to hands-on excitement and thrills can be found when you visit Logan.


   Located in northern Utah, about an hour and a half from Salt Lake City, you’ll  find seasonal
activities that fit everyone's needs and wants. The warm weather brings festivals, fairs, cookouts, and lots of exploring to be done in the outdoors. Stay a little while, and you won't ever want to leave. Logan Canyon National Scenic Byway is 43 miles of uncrowded scenery through Logan Canyon, one of America's last unspoiled destinations. Your journey along this phenomenal route will take you past powerful limestone cliffs, colorful fields of wildflowers, and the Logan River on the way to indescribable waters of Bear Lake. You can also find yourself getting into some fun with skiing, rock climbing, canoeing, tubing, horseback riding, snowmobiling, and MUCH more.


   Logan is about a 10-minute drive to the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, where you can hike, mountain bike, canoe, fish, bird watch, rock climb, and get all those memorable photos to keep and share with friends and family.


   Logan has a wide variety of unique and affordable locally-owned restaurants and eateries. Foodies will especially enjoy a true taste of Cache Valley by taking a self-guided Cache Valley Signatures Products Tour and visiting production facilities to sample some of their famous cheese, (Gossner Cheese is the largest Swiss cheese manufacturer in the nation) ice cream (Utah State University has been selling ice cream commercially since the 1920's, plus there's Casper's Fat Boy ice cream sandwiches and Premium Creamies also), internationally renowned Caffe Ibis coffee, Pepperidge Farm cookies, Cox Honey from fourth-generation beekeepers, Lower Meats, hand-dipped chocolates, and so much more.


   If you want some interesting Logan adventures, step back in time to experience the true
Old West at the American West Heritage Center where history comes alive and artifacts become real with your own eyes. Have a glimpse of what Western life was like from 1820-1920 at this 160-acre hands-on learning center. The memories will last a life time, and the adventures will just keep on going while you are here at the American West Heritage Center.


   Logan has more to offer than just a short vacation stay. Logan is also home to Utah State University. Getting an education is very important these days, and to find a great college in a beautiful place such as Logan, is an all-around great find.


   So whether you and your family are looking for a nice and relaxing journey or an action-filled
adventure, you can find what your heart desires when you visit Logan. For more information about visiting Logan and a detailed events calendar, please visit  www.explorelogan.com

Enjoy!


Amanda Monique Green Travel Gurl

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Get Perfect Brows Using Billion Dollar Brows


    Now that the summer season is right around the corner, it is important to find a beauty product that can handle the warmer weather and fabulous outfits. I recently had the pleasure of trying a great product found at Kohl's called Billions Dollar Brows.


Billion Dollar Brows is a soft brow pencil that glides on smoothly, and has a brow brush at the other to make sure everything is looking perfect before stepping out the door. This brow pencil comes in a variety of shades to allow for the perfect match of color for your eye brows.


   You can purchase this product online at http://kohls.com/beauty or at your local Kohl's store in the beauty section. I found this product to work very well for quick filling in my brows. The color matches great as well. Only downfall would be that the pencil does not stay sharpened, and with it being a soft pencil tip, I am unable to use a sharpener and get that perfection sharp tip that is sometimes a must.

   Easy to apply, easy to carry, and easy to remove with makeup remover and wipes. Check it out for yourself and see what you think.

   If you would like to try out Billion Dollar Brows, please go visit the online retail site or your nearest Kohl's location.


Amanda Monique GTG


This is a sponsored blog post by BrandBacker and for Kohl's BDB product. All opinions are my own and I was given the product for trial and my review.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Purchasing #TidyCatsAtCostco in Portland, Oregon


 I had the pleasure of shopping at Costco, and was on the hunt for Tidy Cats® clumping litter for my kitty. I have never been to this specific Costco located in Clackamas, Oregon, and it was a pretty good adventure overall and I found my Tidy Cats in the bright yellow box.

This post is sponsored by Tidy Cats® and the BlogPaws® Pet Influencer NetworkTM. I am being compensated to help create awareness of Tidy Cats available in Costco Stores located in the Pacific Northwest but we only share information we feel is relevant to our readers. Nestle Purina and Tidy Cats is not responsible for the content of this article.



 When I shop for cat litter, it is important that I purchase things that do not make the smell worse, or that try to cover up the smell and create this overwhelming and terrible odor in your cat box and surrounding areas. This specific brand of Tidy Cats clumping litter is currently available at select Costco stores in Portland, Oregon and Anchorage, Alaska for a limited time only. So I had to get some for my pet to try. Costco has a LOT of people, but it was a pleasant experience and the only time consuming part was locating the product in the very back of the store. Tidy Cats is very reasonably priced for the amount you get, and worth purchasing to try and see how well it works for your cat(s).


 I have been using my Tidy Cats for a few days, and I like the results so far. Clumps are easy to clean out, and the smell of the kitty litter is not so terrible I can't stand it. Has almost a lemon scent to it in my opinion. I will continue to keep using it and see what the results are after a few weeks. I will continue to use this product if it works for my kitty, and keeps the air smelling fresh.
http://www.tidycats.com/ is where you can find more about this specific brand of Tidy Cats and other products they have to offer and where to locate the Costco locations that are carrying this product currently. http://www.costco.com/  is where you can locate where each Costco is located in the Pacific Northwest area.

Head to your local Costco in the Pacific Northwest today and get your Tidy Cats clumping litter. Its only going to be available for a limited time and would hate for you to miss out on this good animal product. Follow them on Facebook too at https://www.facebook.com/tidycats/?fref=ts.




ENJOY!

Amanda GTG



(This blog post is all my own opinions and content. I received compensation for my blog post)



This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Nestle Purina and Tidy Cats. The opinions and text are all mine.

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Top Travel Destinations of 2016


New York, NY, Jan. 7 – Ready to stoke your wanderlust? Budget Travel's Where To Go 2016 list is bigger and better than ever with amazing (and amazingly affordable!) destinations from around the globe.


   Expertly curated by the editors at Budget Travel, an 18-year-old multi-platform travel media and services company that empowers consumers to travel the world on any budget, the annual compendium is the go-to list of top travel locales from stylish cities to alluringly remote islands. Each destination is specifically chosen for its mix of natural appeal, culturally rich qualities and, of course, great value. 

   In 2016, Iceland—popular for its beautiful glaciers, volcanoes and hot springs—tops the annual Where to Go list.  Following Iceland at #1 are San Antonio, Cuba, Los Angeles, Greece, Vietnam, Martinique, Galapagos Islands, Portugal, and Mexico’s Isla Holbox.

  "Budget Travel editors keep an eye on culture, cuisine, and hotel trends around the world; monitor currency fluctuations, airfare, and room rates; and draw on their own experience and passion to deliver a list of 24 exciting destinations that can and should be on every traveler's list," Robert Firpo-Cappiello, editor in chief of Budget Travel, said in announcing the list.



Where to Go 2016 Top Ten locations:



1.  Iceland is for everyone – long known among elite travelers for its exotic landscapes of icecaps and glaciers punctuated by steaming springs, it’s suddenly also become more accessible since Iceland Air instituted free layovers for American travelers on their way to and from Europe.

2.  San Antonio’s Spanish Colonial heritage recognized – Now the whole world will remember The Alamo and the city’s Spanish Colonial architecture, as they were recently declared a UNESCO World Heritage site.

3.  Cuba is now open for visitors – It’s no longer a question of “if,” but “when” and “how” you’re going to visit Cuba! With U.S. travel restrictions easing, this once off-limits Caribbean island is ready for its close-up.

4.  Los Angeles is becoming a “get around” city – The capital of California sun and surf also has some of America’s greatest art collections, the most diverse cuisine anywhere in North America, and, of course, all those famous movie locations!

5.  Greece gets back its vibe – While the country’s well-publicized economic woes are getting better, the Mediterranean’s sunniest destination is still a tremendous value for American travelers who want an incredibly luxe vacation on a reasonable budget.

6.  Vietnam has become Southeast Asia’s friendliest face – The world changes, and so has Vietnam.  The once war-town country, with its beautiful miles of Pacific coastline, exotic mountain interiors, and charming cities, is now one of the friendliest destinations on the globe.

7.  Martinique has become a weekend destination, although you will want to linger–The dream of a three-day escape to Martinique is about to come true! Nonstop flights from the East Coast will begin soon, making this Caribbean island more accessible than ever.

8.  Galapagos Islands are still ‘evolving’ in their accessibility – Another of our once-remote recommendations is now within reach of nature-loving Budget Travelers, thanks to amazing package tours to Ecuador and the Galapagos.

9.  Portugal still has more undiscovered charms – Once Western Europe’s most-remote country, new air routes and super-highways have opened up both old wine regions within easy access of cosmopolitan Lisbon.

10.  Isla Holbox is the one part of Mexico’s famed Yucatan you still haven’t seen – Isla Holbox is a fantastic Mexican-Caribbean escape in its own right, nestled into the shoreline less than an hour north of Cancun."

Now that is one amazing list created by budget Travel and I thank you for sharing. 

About Budget Travel:

Budget Travel is an 18-year-old multi-platform travel media and services company that empowers consumers to travel the globe on any budget. Budget Travel-branded content reaches more than 5.5 million consumers monthly through the digital magazine/tablet edition, website, mobile apps, social media and newsletters. The Budget Travel brand provides consumers with the how-to advice they won't find elsewhere: how to get out there—through the joy, the thrills, the laughs, and secret spots—that all work together to make dream trips come true.  Find Budget Travel online at www.BudgetTravel.com.

Amanda Monique GTG



(this is a published list provided by BudgetTravel.com)

Monday, December 28, 2015

Top 5 Winter Weatherization Car Tips






It is IMPORTANT to take good care of your car this winter and get it ready for the worst when it comes to the worst weather in your area. You can never be too prepared with car preparation for the winter. There can be so many accidents on the road, better safer than sorry when it comes to your car.

Thanks to Water Savers, I am able to share some of the best tips out there when it comes to winter weatherization for your car. Follow the link and check out more about Water Savers, https://goo.gl/k0ojRo @Water_Savers

"Ice, rain, snow and freezing temperatures can wreak havoc on your car. To keep your family safe on the slippery roads this winter, it's important to take a few simple winter weathering steps. According to the International Carwash Association, proper maintenance can also go a long way in helping preserve the investment in your vehicle.

1. Switch engine oil: Oil lubricates the engine so it can function properly, but not all automobile oil is the same. If you live in a cold climate, consider switching to a thinner, less viscous oil. For example, a 10W-30 might be ideal for hot summer weather, but a thicker 5W-30 is better for when temperatures dip below freezing. Ask your auto mechanic what is recommended and refer to the manufacturer's manual for more insight.

2. Maintain a car wash routine: Due to the presence of ice, salt and sand on the roads, washing your vehicle in the winter is even more important than the summer. Getting a car wash and a fresh coat of wax before the temperature begins to drop can be your first line of defense against winter elements. Vehicular corrosion occurs most quickly when the temperature rises and falls below freezing. The International Carwash Association recommends finding a car wash that is part of the WaterSavers® program. There are more than 1,500 environmentally friendly car washes worldwide enrolled in the program that meet water quality and usage standards. These car washes use 40 gallons (151.5 liters) or less of fresh water per car. Find a participating car wash near you by visiting www.washwithwatersavers.com.

3. Check the battery: Cold weather can take a toll on your car's battery. Before you get stranded, give your battery a once-over to make sure it's in tip-top shape. Check the cables, terminals and fluid and look for anything abnormal. Some battery retailers will conduct a complementary car battery assessment if you'd prefer an expert analysis.

4. Update engine coolant: Just because it's chilly doesn't mean your engine can't overheat. To protect your engine against corrosion and to help ensure it doesn't overheat, ask your car technician to change to a coolant with ethylene glycol which has antifreeze properties. While replacing coolants, ask the technician to make sure all fluids are topped off, including window washer solution.

5. Get a grip on tire safety: If you live in an area where winter means driving in snow and ice, it's critical to check your tires to keep you and your passengers safe. Each tire should have an adequate amount of tread to properly grip the road. You can easily see if new tires are needed with the penny test — hold a penny head down in the center tread. If you see the top of Lincoln's head, you have less than 2/32-inch tread and it's time for new tires. Also be sure to your tires are properly inflated to ensure optimum handling, safety, and fuel efficiency.

Taking the time to properly winterize your car not only ensures the comfort and safety of you and your family but also helps you maintain the value of your car for many winters to come." -Water Savers

Those are the best tips I could have gotten myself. If you aren't familiar with cars and how to do the weatherizing of your vehicle, then please visit your local automotive store and ask them on the best place to get that done locally in your area. Thank you again Water Savers for the great tips on getting my car ready for winter.

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Amanda Monique Green Travel Gurl


This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of International Carwash Association. The opinions and text are all mine.



Friday, September 11, 2015

Hot Arusha Hot Sauces







   Hot Arusha, Healthy and Spicy Sauces are not only flavorful, but are meant to create a healthier addition to a meal or snack. With over 20 years of experience creating unique and tasty gourmet sauces, there is bound to be one sauce that catches your eye and makes you want to try it.

   I had the pleasure of trying the Hot Sauce for Wimps made with more a garlic kick and less spicy kick. It was not too bad. I would have liked a little more spicy kick to go with the powerful garlic flavors, but it was good.

   Whether you want garlic, hot, spicy, or more of a fruit spicy, the Hot Arusha, Healthy and Spicy Sauces will leave you wanting more. You can go and take a look at all the flavors and healthy facts about each and every sauce at http://hotarusha.com. This is also where you can make your purchase if you are interested in trying a few out.

   I gave some to my son to try because he absolutely loves hot and spicy things. And well he did not like it very much. He said it had a sweet flavor to him along with the too much garlic. So we went ahead and ordered the really spicy kind for him to try out and see what he thinks then,


Amanda Monique GTG






















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Zozae Kabuki Makeup Brushes For Perfect Application Every Time









   I am one who not only enjoys makeup and the fun things you can do with it, but I love collecting the brushes and sponges that are needed to apply all the wonderful makeup as well. It is important to me that I have all the brushes I need to be able to apply my makeup beautifully and to perfection.

   Zozae created a set of brushes that not only allows me the prefect application, but comes with a handy carry case to be able to store and keep my brushes safe and clean. These Kubuki brushes are made with synthetic fibers to allow for an exact application of beauty products every time. With such precision tips on some of these brushes, you can do the most detailed of styles on your face and get everything on point.

   The 8 brushes come with soft and amazing precision brush tips, but also comes with a side label at the end of the handle that tells you what each brush should be used for to help apply the perfect look. All you need is one great set of makeup application brushes, and Zozae is a set I recommend to everyone who wants that perfect brush set for a good price.


   Here is the link where you can go and check out what Zozae has to offer. http://www.amazon.com/Professional-Organizer-Money-back-Satisfaction-Instruction/dp/B00RSL1HSS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1438513836&sr=8-1&keywords=zozae


  I love my brushes and use them every time I put on my makeup. I love how they feel on my skin, and how easy they are to wash and store. These were a great addition to my collection.


Amanda Monique GTG













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