My Staycation

Hi there!  It’s your girl Esha here.  Thanks for stopping by our blog, Carnivalista Lifestyle!  And this week, I’m taking your along with me to experience mt recent staycation.

What’s a staycation?

In case you’re not familiar with the word, in a nutshell, a staycation or a “stay-cay” is a vacation at home.  And since I’ve been more deliberate about taking my vacation days as an entrepreneur (and travel is out of the question), staycation it is!

To make it a little more fun, I made it a Caribbean themed stay-cay.  Check out the video below to get some staycation ideas and see what I did!


Here are the staycation recipes mentioned in the video!

Welcome drink

1 cup of watermelon

1/4 cup of fresh mint leaves

Juice of half a lime

1 oz of tequila (or 2 ozs if you like!)

Combine the watermelon, mint and lime juice in a blender.  Blend until smooth.  Pour blender contents into a glass with the ice and the tequila.  Stir to combine and enjoy!

Carnivalista smoothie

1/2 cup of fresh papaya cubes

1/2 cup of fresh pineapple cubes

1/2 tsp of cinammon

Juice of half a lemon

1/2 cup of almond milk or other nut milk

Combine all ingredients in the blender.  Blend until smooth.  Add more almond milk to your desired consistency.  Enjoy!


I hope this vlog gave you some staycation ideas!

If you’d like to get my recipe and live cook along video for flying fish and cou cou, the national dish of Barbados, then learn more about Ultimate Insiders+click here.

And…if planning your own staycation has you feeling overwhelmed, then why not join us for our Staycation Series?  Click here to learn more.

Leave me a comment about your last stay-cay below 🙂

Thanks for reading and as always…

Til de next lime,












About Esha:  As an event planner with over 20 years of experience (whose been to 5 out of the 7 continents), Esha’s helped professional women who don’t have the time, energy, or resources to plan their own vacations so they can travel and enjoy unique, life-changing Caribbean experiences. Click the links below to learn more!

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