Monday, December 2, 2013

We've Moved (Virtually)

Thank you to all our followers who have viewed our posts on Blogger. Our blog can now be viewed at  Its so nice to have everything in one spot! We look forward to providing you with lots of great posts about vacationing at the Jersey Shore.

Friday, November 29, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving! 

We are so thankful to have such wonderful customers and a wonderful team. Wishing you a wonderful and relaxing holiday! 

Friday, November 22, 2013

Hotel Stay With The Kiddo

We've been in Philly all week and stayed in a suite with my mom and my one year old kiddo.  There was definitely a lot to pack for our stay.  Relax was very helpful in providing some items for the stay.

Here are a few things we brought:

Relax Booster Seat - This worked out good for meals in the room.  It didnt take up much space and was a good chair for the kiddo to sit in while playing every so often.

Relax Stroller - The BOB was once again one of our favorite things for our stay. It was so easy to stroll down the streets and navigate through Center City.  We made sure to bring a lock when visiting restaurants.

Relax Pack and Play - The hotel said they offered cribs but now-a-days a "hotel crib" is really just a pack and play. They made it nice with a sheet and 2 cuddle blankets but we brought our own pack and play since it wasnt too hard to pack.

Relax Bath Tub - The hotel had a tub with their shower but I find tubs a little weird in hotels. Our tub was just fine.  We even brought a few fun bath toys in addition to the soap and shampoo.

Bin of Toys - Both my mom and I brought a bin of fun toys and books for the kiddo to play with.  He especially loved playing with the mega blocks, cars, some quiet musical instruments, stickers and elmo. The bin also has a few of his DVDs for the laptop.

Comfy Blanket For The Floor - This was nice for the kiddo to play on instead of the hotel carpet.

Safety Plugs and Cabinet Latches - The room had a lot of outlets and the kid loves to play with them at home but we came prepared.  We brought lots of duct tape too for those cabinets that arent easy to child proof.

Food options - It was nice to have a kitchen since we didnt plan to go out to eat often.  We planned for lots of snacks, fruit, veges, juice and milk.  The hotel was so nice to include a full breakfast and dinner every day to make meals somewhat easier.

Once upon a time  I was the business traveler only checking in with my laptop bag and small travel bag.   For this trip we needed the luggage cart !

Please Touch

One of the exhibits had lots of cool adirondack chairs
We had a great time today visiting the Please Touch Museum in Philly. I don't know who loved it the most: my one year old, my mom or I. The kiddo is at a great age for playing with a lot of things. He loved the slide, tunnel and camping setup in the first exhibit, taking a ride on carousel, playing with the tea set in the Alice in wonderland exhibit and also packing a shopping cart at the shop rite store. Who knew he loves grocery shopping. Maybe well enlist him for relax orders:)  
The kiddo having fun with the grocery store

Vacationer tip. It's not necessarily something you'd visit If going to the shore. But if you are including Philly and the shore in your stay - your young kids would love it. The museum is located kinda close to the zoo so it's best to travel by car.  We went on a weekday after school so it was not crowded at all.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Trip Down Memory Lane

I am staying in Philly this week and spending a lot of time in University City. While walking the UPENN campus, I thought back on the days before Relax.  I spent 3 years working on the campus in the IT group leading campus wide systems projects for students and faculty.   I had the opportunity to take a series of courses at Wharton for Entrepreneurship  and also in their Small Business Development Center (SBDC).    I can remember back to forming the concept and presenting different parts of my business plan to the class throughout the semester.  So many things have changed since then but so many have just as I envisioned it back then.   I look forward to meeting with the SBDC again soon to provide them with an update and start planning our next steps together.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Cyber Monday Deals

While it may be a little early to fully get into the Christmas shopping spirit, we love a good deal when we can get one. Our rental items and services are great gifts for your loved ones! A Relax gift certificate will definitely make your loved
one excited for your upcoming vacation and relaxed to know we are there to make it more enjoyable! For any gift certificate or reservations for next season over $50, we'd be happy to include one free L'Occitane toiletry set (a $10 value). hen booking online, please use coupon code CYBERTOILETRIES . Offer is only good for one toiletry set per purchase. Offer is valid on Cyber Monday, December 1st 2013. Visit today. A peppermint mocha is next on my list to kick off the holiday fun!

Sunday, November 17, 2013

I Don't Know How She Does It

I had a little time this week to watch a movie! Hip hip hooray for me. I can't say I saw a whole movie but I'll take what I can get. I watched "I Don't Know How She Does It" with Sara Jessica Parker and Pierce Brosnin.

I could relate to SJP's character more in this movie than SITC:) I can't say I work full time with 2 kids. I have 1 kid and work like crazy in the summer.  

I had a few relax thoughts while watching it. She had the same pack and play that we rent. Good choice!  Also - I thought she could have totally used Relax for baby equipment  when they went on vacation. Their car was packed with baby stuff. 

While this movie may not be "real", the reality is that many women really do so much in their work and family life. We are here to make it easier so they can spend more time enjoying moments with their families.