Tuesday, May 23, 2017

H.E.R. HARVESTING ENTREPRNEURIAL RELATIONSHIPS: Exculsive Swarovski Jewelry Collection ...A Road T...

H.E.R. HARVESTING ENTREPRNEURIAL RELATIONSHIPS: Exculsive Swarovski Jewelry Collection ...A Road T...: When I met Tricia, a Representative of Touchstone Crystal   at first I was just intrigued by the beautiful jewelry display.  When I learned ...

Exculsive Swarovski Jewelry Collection ...A Road To Financial Freedom

When I met Tricia, a Representative of Touchstone Crystal  at first I was just intrigued by the beautiful jewelry display.  When I learned that I could become a consultant and put some extra money in my pockets I became VERY interested. 

Using the same system as Avon and Mary Kay, this is an opportunity for us as women to become our own boss, by providing a high quality product.

Swarovski Crystals are not new.  They have been around for 120 years and is very exclusive.  Swarovski continues to add sparkle to people’s lives with Touchstone Crystal, their fastest-growing social selling business. Backed by our strong heritage and quality reputation, Touchstone Crystal brings the magic of Swarovski crystal directly to women’s doorsteps.

Inspired by decades of creative collaborations and expertise, Swarovski opened its first boutique in the 1980s. The world’s fascination with a new brand of jewelry and crystal figurines began. With the introduction of the annual limited edition Christmas ornament, a new tradition was born for collectors around the world.

In the 20th century, Swarovski unleashed incredible opportunities for designers of haute couture. The “Aurora Borealis effect”, developed with Christian Dior in the 1950s, gave crystals a mesmerizing opalescent finish and the fashion world new creative possibilities. The crystals graced the silver screen in the century’s most iconic films such as “Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend” and “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.” On May 19th, 1962, Marilyn Monroe sang to the American President in a flesh-colored gown covered in Swarovski crystal, which was auctioned off in 1999 for 1.26 million dollars.

So you can see why I am so excited about my new venture!  I encourage you to explore the benefits of being a consultant and if you are in the Philadelphia area, I invite you to my Launch Party where you can actually see the quality of the jewelry while enjoying light refreshment, wine, and take a dip in the pool if you so desire! 

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

5 Reasons Why Every Woman Should Travel Alone at Least Once

In contrast of being founder and organizer for the Globe Trotting Divas of Philadelphia Travel Club, one of Philadelphia’s most active Women’s Only Travel Clubs where group travel is our focus, after taking my first trip to Jamaica alone in September 2016, I attest that every female traveler should try traveling alone at least once.

It was Negril, Jamaica I traveled to and stayed for 6 days @ Riu Negril All-Inclusive Resort. Before arriving I had conducted in depth research and created a well thought out itinerary of how I would spend my time and navigate throughout the island. I felt perfectly safe but I should also note that this trip to Jamaica would make my 7th visit but first time traveling to the island alone. After my return home I felt renewed, restored and ready for my next solo vacation

Here’s why woman should experience solo travel at least once…

Over Come Fear

Traveling alone affords the opportunity to overcome fear. If your biggest fear of traveling alone is safety in depth research of your host destination is the obvious. But upon arrival apply common sense during your journey. After all, there are some places right in your current place of residence that you know not to be at after a certain hour. Will the same not apply while traveling? Familiarize yourself with the laws of the country you’ll be visiting as well.

Another fear you’ll overcome is the fear of speaking with strangers. My oh my I quickly became used to speaking with and holding great conversations with great people that once appeared as total strangers!

Build Your Own Schedule

Now, don’t get me wrong, I absolutely LOVE group travel! But traveling alone allows you to be on your own schedule. Sightsee at your leisure, sleeping in or rise with the sunset, hang out with locals without your friends asking more questions than the FBI. Whatever it may be the choice if yours and no confirmation is needed.  

Recreate Yourself  

The most important moment you’ll have while traveling solo is the opportunity to regroup, rethink and recreate yourself. While traveling solo in Negril I took a day to inhale new thoughts and clear my mind and reflect on things that required my attention.  I was at a peace of mind and took the day to write out my thoughts, plans and reflections on life. 

You’ll Meet New People

Go ahead and book without your friends! You’ll meet new people along your journey. During my trip I met lots of wonderful people from all over the world that were visiting Jamaica during the time I was. I danced, took a tour and ate lunch with complete strangers.  And later those strangers became friends whom I still connect with. For someone like myself who can be extremely shy being social with strangers certainly caused me to come out of my shell and the one thing I discovered was that it’s OK! 

You’ll Build Self Confidence

Traveling solo will help build your self-confidence.  It pushes you to dismiss the limits you set for yourself. You’ll find that zip lining brings out the adventure side you’ve kept bottled up and that eating snails isn’t so bad after all and traveling through the city alone without your friends or significant other is actually a great idea because you can sightsee at your leisure. Even more, you’ll discover that you can’t wait to do it all again!

Have you traveled solo? What was your experience? What would you like to add?

Anitra Byers

Travel Professional/Travel Blogger

Wallet Happy Vacations

The Globe Trotting Divas of Philadelphia

Thursday, April 27, 2017

5 Reasons to Start a Blog

5 Reasons To Start A Blog

I began blogging in 2006 – way before it became poplar.  I started blogging at that time because I had some family members who were running for political offices and, I think we all used that as part of our grieving process.  I blogged about issues in our communities, the political process, etc.

Then I started blogging about other issues that concerned or interested me.

Over the years I’ve learned that blogging is a great marketing tool for any business.  Businesses that have a blog and consistently and effectively write informational posts about their area of interest or expertise gain more exposure and attract more clients.  

The best part of blogging is that you can actually turn it into your website! 

Here are 5 reasons why you may want to start a blog.






Interested in learning more?   Send me an email authoresskendallhayes@yahoo.com for your free consultation.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

The Benefits of Being Part of a Travel Club

Why Join a Travel Club?
If you’re like me, you’ve heard all kinds of excuses when family and friends turn down a vacation invite. From the distance of the destination to the expense, I can’t keep up with the reasons why people put off traveling.  But, after having to put off another trip in 2010 because friends & family had backed out, I decided to start my own travel club. Travel clubs are the ultimate way of meeting new people and exploring destinations you once put off because you had no one to travel with. Joining a travel club opens doors one would have never thought could open!

Detailed below are my top 3 reasons I feel travel clubs not only keeps your travel flame lit, but being a member of a travel club also says you NEVER have to put off traveling again because those you know don’t want to go!

Locate Like Minded Travelers
Being a member of a travel club you’ll meet other like-minded travelers who are ready to see the world just like you are. You’ll find that many travel club members share common interest making it an even more valuable experience. Many clubs offer social events where you can meet local club members before traveling together. This is one way you can actually locate a roommate for your trip.  Often, travel clubs offer roommate placement but even if you decide to room at single occupancy you are still traveling with a group of like-minded travelers who are ready to explore the world.

Experience places you never thought you’d go.
Travel clubs open doors for endless travel opportunities. Many people seek to fulfill their bucket list while being club members. After all, the only reason they joined was to travel, right? Being a member is where you’ll discover your interest for South Africa, Costa Rica or the Maldives if it hasn’t already landed on your bucket list.  These may also be places you’ve always turned down because you just couldn’t picture yourself being there alone.

Endless Travel Opportunities
As I’ve already mentioned, the opportunity to travel is off limits when you’re a member of a travel club! While you may not always be available to travel with your club, there are always other travel options covering a host of destinations that you can choose from when it is convenient for you. 

Next time you have the travel bug but your friends are full of excuses, don’t cancel your trip. Find a travel club and join in on the fun of exploring the world!  

Choosing the Right Travel Club
When it comes to choosing the right travel club, options are plentiful. With that, there are some things to consider before you sought out to join a club you’ll eventually be traveling with. Many clubs have requirements that are restrictive to such categories as age, gender and geographical location. There are also clubs that require a financial responsibility and application process before joining.

Listed below are some of the most popular travel club types that are available today.

Women or Men only Travel Club
This type of club is restrictive to gender. It is either a women OR men’s only club. There are some clubs who also have age and geographical restrictions. These types of travel clubs are generally open to traveling worldwide offering a host of group travel events annually.

Age Restrictive Travel Club
It is just that. You must meet the age requirements in order to join the club. Just like a Women or Men’s only club, Age Restrictive Travel Clubs generally travel worldwide annually.

Cruisers Only Travel Club
This type of Travel Club attracts travelers who love all things by way of cruise ships! 99% of travel events offered by Cruise Only Travel Clubs take place on a cruise ship. If you like cruises consider joining this type of club or starting your own!

Events Travel Club
Like Soul Beach Music Festival in Aruba? How about the Essence Music Festival in New Orleans? If you enjoy traveling around the world to various major music events and festivals DO find an Events Travel Club!

Food & Wine Travel Club
Then there are clubs where you can eat your way around the globe and feel a nice little buzz on the way! Food & Wine Travel Clubs are very popular and attract foodies and wine enthusiast alike. Interested in Napa Valley, South Africa’s Wine Trail or Touring Italy for that perfect vino and cheese pair? A Food & Wine Travel Club is calling YOU!

If you are in the Philadelphia, Southern New Jersey and Delaware areas, I invite you to join The Globe Trotting Divas of Philadelphia Travel Club. We are dedicated to women travelers ages 30 - 60 who do not want to travel alone and appreciate the group travel setting.  

Now that you have options, it’s ok to leave family and friends home with their excuses!
Join a travel club. Plan the trip. Then book and go! 

Anitra Byers
Travel Professional
Wallet Happy Vacations
The Globe Trotting Divas of Philadelphia

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Happy 4/20


This movie is some MFBS!


Two stoners who are overwhelmed with debt decide to break into the medical marijuana business. However, they need to learn how to grow it since they're already experts at smoking II