Moby Wrap

20 Feb 19
Sagittarius Mama

As a Type-A personality I was meticulous with completing my baby registry. I did hours of research and curated a fine list of what I thought were must-have items for when my baby arrived. Now that we’ve been a family of three for almost 9 weeks now I have better insight into what is actually […]

19 Feb 19
Isabella Romance Novels

Before I even had my first daughter, I felt completely funneled toward baby-wearing. My midwives recommended it as a way to “drop the pregnancy weight fast.” Similarly, some of the fellow moms in my circles spoke endlessly about how carrying helped…

18 Feb 19
Sports Radio Service

Photo credit: @SJSUMBB By: Ana Kieu Once again, San Jose State men’s basketball has nothing to play for but pride, but I still have to provide some of the best Spartan coverage out there, so there you go. The Spartans wrap up their two-game homestand with a conference matchup versus the Colorado State Rams inside […]

18 Feb 19
Luna & Isabella

I’m writing this after a long weekend dealing with a couple of sick kids. It’s been a challenging week but I’m glad I was able to be here for them. Sometimes, all our babes need is their momma and some cuddles. Olivia has been sick since the middle of last week which had her staying […]

18 Feb 19
New Mom Care

Babywearing has a learning curve, and every individual is different. If you are struggling with your Baby K’tan Baby Carrier your first one or two uses, don’t fret! You are not alone. Practice makes perfect, and we are here to help. Read this blog Below are a few baby wearing tips that we have found […]

14 Feb 19
Men's Journal
Over 3.5 million people pour off cruise ships into the Bahamas each year. And while cruises are nice (if you’re into that kind of thing), it’s statistically impossible for you to experience even a fraction of this country’s 700-plus islands and 2,500 cays if you’re disembarking for just eight hours or so.   [jwplayer rHaDHkHV ]   But a four-day weekend in Nassau, the Bahamas’ capital city, is a great way to get a taste of the colonial city and explore some of the gorgeous surrounding islands—whether you’re looking for something fun and crowded (like Paradise Island, connected to Nassau via two bridges) or pristine and uninhabited (like the far-flung Exuma Island). [ami-related id=”- Click to search articles -” url=”https://www.mensjournal.com/travel/the-top-10-travel-destinations-to-visit-in-2019-according-to-travel-pros/” title=”The 10 Best Up-and-Coming Travel Destinations of 2019, According to Travel Pros” target=”_blank” thumb=”true” imgsrc=”https://www.mensjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Asturias.jpg?w=200&h=113&crop=1″ inset=”true” format=”gallery” subtitle=””] And you certainly don’t have to arrive by boat. The Bahamas is one of the closest Caribbean destinations to the east coast and Canada (second only to Bermuda) and there are tons of low-cost airlines that fly there regularly (including AirTran Airways, American, Air Canada, Air Jamaica, Continental, Delta, JetBlue, Spirit Air, and US Airways). Here’s our long-weekend guide to getting the most out of the Bahamas without looking like a total tourist. Baha Mar   Where to Stay The Bahamas tends to be synonymous with the mega-resort Atlantis, but now you can stay at the equally impressive Baha Mar, which opened in April 2017. It’s actually three separate resorts: the Art Deco Grand Hyatt Baha Mar, a luxurious, bubblegum-pink SLS property, and the colonial-esque Rosewood. There’s also a 100,000-square-foot casino, over 20 restaurants and bars, more than seven pools, an 18-hole Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course, and a 30,000-square-foot spa. If you’re looking for a weekend escape where you don’t even have to leave the resort, Baha Mar’s your spot. [ami-related id=”- Click to search articles -” url=”https://www.mensjournal.com/travel/9-vacation-hot-spots-that-make-incredible-valentines-day-gifts/” title=”9 Vacation Hot Spots That Make Incredible Valentine’s Day Gifts” target=”_blank” thumb=”true” imgsrc=”https://www.mensjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Jacuzzi.jpg?w=200&h=113&crop=1″ inset=”true” format=”gallery” subtitle=””] If you prefer a less Vegas-ified Caribbean getaway, book a room at the Melia. It’s still huge: There are 694 rooms and suites, and 11 restaurants and bars, including a swim-up bar in the main pool (plus two other pools). But its Cable Beach location—complete with a perfect strip of white sand—is far enough from the port and the masses of Baha Mar to feel almost secluded (there’s a free shuttle to Baha Mar if you want to partake in the excess there, though). Plus, it’s all-inclusive, so you don’t have to worry about pulling out your wallet for poolside cocktails all weekend. Nassau, Bahamas, Parliament Friday Morning: An early flight from the New York area can get you to Nassau International Airport before noon, which leaves plenty of time to soak up the Friday sun. It’s never too early for a daiquiri by the pool in the Caribbean, right? Afternoon: Head into downtown Nassau, where you can scope out the colonial buildings. FYI: anything pink is government-related (see: the impressive Government House); anything green is police-related. Along Bay Street, you’ll find the obvious tourist bait—hello, Cartier—but also the famous Nassau Straw Market, where you can pick up hand-woven straw hats, bags, mats, and other handmade goods (as well as other touristy souvenirs, of course). Then, walk over to the John Watling’s Distillery—it’s mere blocks from the Government House on the Buena Vista Estate, which was built in 1789. Sample their small-batch, barrel-aged rums up until 6 p.m. [ami-related id=”- Click to search articles -” url=”https://www.mensjournal.com/travel/2019-travel-awards-best-trips-hotels/” title=”2019 Travel Awards: The 33 Best Trips, Guides, and Hotels in the World” target=”_blank” thumb=”true” imgsrc=”https://www.mensjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2000/02/2019-travel-awards-mens-journal.jpg?w=200&h=113&crop=1″ inset=”true” format=”gallery” subtitle=””] Evening: Since you’re exploring Nassau all day, wind things up at Arawak Cay—aka the Fish Fry. This area is packed with more than 20 brightly colored restaurants, bars, and shacks serving up the best Bahamian dishes in an open-air setting. It gets packed on weekend nights, especially after the cruise ship tourists clear out. Grab a local Kalik beer—or three—along with some fresh conch fritters and mingle with the locals. Saturday Morning and afternoon: You can’t go to the Bahamas without visiting Pig Island. It’s not an easy trek from Nassau, but an Exuma Escapes excursion will do the work for you. The journey starts with an 8 a.m. pick-up, followed by a 150-nautical-mile boat trip through the clear turquoise waters leading to Exuma, all the way out to the uninhabited Big Major Cay aka Pig Island. Yes, there are swimming pigs; and, yes, you can swim with them. But you can also feed local rock iguanas, swim with sharks at Compass Cay, and snorkel around Pablo Escobar’s sunken drug plane off Norman’s Cay. The tour will get you back into Nassau by 5 p.m. [ami-related id=”- Click to search articles -” url=”https://www.mensjournal.com/travel/the-15-best-hostels-in-the-world-affordable-prices-great-amenities/” title=”15 Hostels That Are Actually Worth Booking” target=”_blank” thumb=”true” imgsrc=”https://www.mensjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/HostelMain.jpg?w=200&h=113&crop=1″ inset=”true” format=”standard” subtitle=””] Evening: Head to Baha Mar (even if that just means walking downstairs…) for dinner and drinks. There’s fine Chinese dining at Shuang Ba; Katsuya for sushi and Japanese food; and the farm-to-table Commonwealth, among others. Then, it’s party time. For the love of God, don’t go to Señor Frog’s or Margaritaville. Right in the SLS at Baha Mar, you’ll find the LED-paneled Bond Nightclub, a 10,000-square-foot venue with fancy mixologists, bottle service, visiting DJs, and everything else you’d want to get your oontz-oontz on. Sunday Morning: If yesterday’s snorkeling wasn’t Into the Deep enough for you, go diving with Caribbean reef sharks at Stuart’s Cove right off Nassau. Beginners can take lessons, but experienced divers can head out on a three-hour excursion, which starts at either 9 a.m. or 1 p.m., and includes two dives: The first descends 80 feet down the sea walls for 30 minutes; the second could take place at one of 12 nearby wrecks, like that of a 100-foot freighter, the famous James Bond wreck, or the Cessna used in the filming of Jaws. The sharks themselves measure anywhere from two- to 10-feet long. View this post on Instagram Our version of ‘The Thinker’ ☺️🦈💗 by @renzo_evangelista of @stuartcovesdivebahamas — @stuartcove1 @stuartcoveconservation @itsbetterinthebahamas @sharkangels @sharks @discoversharks @bahamas @explorethebahamas @travelandleisure @world_adventure_society @scubadivingmag @scubadivingworlds @dive @diversalertnetwork #bahamas #divestuartcoves #scubadiving #dive #saveoursharks #saveourseas #scuba #travel #nursesharks #reefsharks #thethinker A post shared by Stuart Cove's Dive Bahamas (@stuartcovesdivebahamas) on Jan 24, 2019 at 10:59am PST Afternoon: Celebrate not getting eaten alive by a shark at the Daiquiri Shack back in Nassau. Right across the street from the Melia, the open-air shack serves up drinks made from fresh local fruit and Bahamian rum (duh) at half the price of local resorts. If you need your Sunday sports fix, head to Bahamas Cricket Club—the Bahamian/British hybrid faces a local cricket pitch, and you can watch games live all weekend (they also air major events on TV, but try focusing on what’s in front of you—your fantasy league is fine). Evening: Make a reservation ahead of time at Graycliff, the first five-star dining establishment in Nassau. The colonial-era mansion—think lots of dark wood and wrap-around porches—dates back to the 1700s and is as regal as anything you’ll find. The Bahamian-meets-European menu is tasty, but the wine cellar is the real selling point. Once a jail, the meandering basement is now home to over 250,000 bottles worth $25 million. The wine list is 120 pages long, so give yourself time to peruse if you’re a real oenophile. And if you’ve got serious cash to burn—like, Jay Z and Beyoncé bank account status—you can even rent out a special dining room in the wine cellar (yes, the Carters have actually dined there…more than once). Monday Morning: There’s no need to rush home; your flight won’t be that long. History buffs—and people who just like exploring old stuff—will love hiking around Fort Charlotte, one of the historic forts throughout Nassau. It was built in 1788, and you can ogle the cannons and dungeons the soldiers once used, as well as explore the secret passages and tunnels under the fort’s 100 acres. Afternoon: Grab one last bite of fresh seafood (with a Kalik beer or daiquiri, perhaps?) at Moby Dick Restaurant, a tiny storefront within Potter’s Cay, another seafood market under the Paradise Island Bridge, where you can soak in the island vibes one final time before heading back to reality. 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12 Feb 19
Widowing Ain't Easy

  “Clara Bella….Beeellllaaa….Bella Boooo…Bella Bouji…Bouji, Bouji, Bouji!!!!” That was the sound of Aaron walking in the door after a long days work. Looking for his littlest baby girl. We didn’t know it at the time, but Aaron was renaming her from “Clara Bella” to “Bouji”. Clara Bella had just turned one when Aaron was diagnosed […]

12 Feb 19
Kreativ Graphic

Hollywood Regency—otherwise known as Hollywood Glam or Regency Moderne—is a design trend based on the opulent glitz and glamour of Hollywood’s classic golden age of film, roughly from the 1910s to the 1960s. Inspired by the lavish estates of movie stars from that bygone era, Hollywood Regency also overlaps with other design trends that evoked […]

10 Feb 19
Forever Free By Any Means

  Do you want to put your crafting skills to use to make some extra cash? If you’re the crafty type of person that loves to make things by hand, then you should start making crafts to sell online. Let’s face it,  not every crafter is an expertise at sewing, knitting, crocheting, etc. But, that […]

10 Feb 19
Daily Crossword Puzzle Solver

Welcome to Crossword Puzzle Answers. Our website is dedicated to Crossword Answers. We solve all the clues from publishers such as New York Times, LA Times, USA Today etc. Since you arrived at this particular page you are looking for the answer to News Day February 10th 2019 Crossword Clues so without wasting your time […]

09 Feb 19
Monsters and Critics

Netflix has renewed the Korean zombie period drama Kingdom for Season 2 and confirmed that the upcoming season starts production in February 2019. The confirmation of Kingdom for Season 2 came even before Kingdom Season 1 launched on Netflix on January 25, 2019. Netflix CEO Reed Hastings confirmed Kingdom for Season 2 on November 8, […]

07 Feb 19
The Lollipop Gazette

Are Dreams Unrealistic? I have always asked myself the question above, and end my contemplation with no avail. Does anyone else stay up late at night, with their mind spinning restlessly, screaming like a freight train trying to brake frantically? Yes? No? Please, say yes–that is literally my night-life; I know, nothing fun or thrilling…..well, […]

06 Feb 19
Aboard Malarkey

We are anchored a majestic spot, Southside of Royal Island in Eluthra, Bahamas. My hands ache this morning, especially between my right thumb and index finger. Its a nice change form the usual wake up pain in other spots that shout, “Good Morning” in German.   Yesterday we had Mahi. We were delighted to see […]

03 Feb 19
Don't Need A Diagram

As baseball novels go, this isn’t one. The Art of Fielding starts with baseball and ends with baseball but by the time the novel wraps up, 512 pages later, we are asked to care about a wide cast of characters and many off-field issues and characters. Many. The focus of the novel is shortstop Henry […]

02 Feb 19
Life Vs Film

I miss doing my weekly wrap-ups, but due to time constraints it’s unlikely I’ll always be able to do them to a decent schedule, so instead I’m going to try monthly ones. Let’s see how we get on. These will serve as updates for my resolutions, diaries of films I’ve watched with some short reviews […]