With mobile ticketing, you can now show up to the airport without a paper ticket.  With the use of a smartphone, you can rebook a canceled flight or secure a hotel room with a moment’s notice.  I love how technology has changed travel, but I’m also somewhat intimidated by it.  To say that I’m “technically challenged” is an understatement.  

I’m the girl that bought a new electric toothbrush and let it sit in the box for two months because I was too busy to read the manual and figure out how to charge the toothbrush and turn it on.  (Yep…).  I’m the girl that calls tech support nearly every other day for at least a month once I purchase a new laptop.  And, I’m the girl that has wanted to upgrade her DSLR for a year and a half, but continues to put it off since I can’t bear the thought of struggling to learn how to use another new camera.  (If you’ve ever experienced that heart-stopping moment of terror when you think you’ve accidentally deleted ALL the photos from your last trip, then you’ve felt my pain).  

So, when I was asked to try out the Lenovo 500 Bluetooth Speaker, I was thrilled until I realized that I would have to figure out a new tech gadget – gah!  But, when it comes to this particular speaker, even I could figure it out!  (I swear, I didn’t even have to ask my husband for help, although the speaker basically only has two buttons on it…).  It also paired quickly and easily with my smartphone so that I can play the songs on my phone or stream music from a radio app.


 But, how about that speaker?  Well, I’m hooked.  This is the first bluetooth speaker I’ve ever owned, so I wasn’t sure what to expect when it came to volume and sound quality – but I’m beyond pleased with the Lenovo 500.  It’s loud, clear and compact.  The perfect gadget to take with me on my next adventure. IMG_2602  Music is a huge part of my everyday life, so that doesn’t change when I travel.  I typically find myself frustrated with the options to play my favorite tunes while on the road – usually this means trying to find a music channel on the TV or attempting to tune a staticky alarm clock radio.  If I’m abroad, these options may not even exist – enter the Lenovo 500 Bluetooth speaker.  

LenovoThe speaker is small and weighs only 1.6 pounds, so it’s definitely portable.  It also comes with a travel pouch to pack it in.  The coolest part?  With the touch of a button, the speaker turns from playing music into a speakerphone for making telephone calls.  (Since I often work while on the road, this feature will definitely come in handy).  And, for you “techies” – the speaker has CSR 4.0 Bluetooth technology, an 800 mhA battery with four hours of play time and offers a 270 degree stereo sound experience. 


Aside from using the speaker to “liven” up my hotel rooms and airbnb pads, I can’t wait to take the speaker on a road trip with me.  I can also see myself using for reasons other than travel such as blasting my favorite songs while at my fire pit, during my next barbecue or jamming out after hours in my office.

DSC03828I’m pretty certain that you’d also enjoy the Lenovo 500 Bluetooth Speaker, so I’m giving one away!  Log in below to enter and win this awesome speaker.  (But hurry, the giveaway ends on Monday, August 17, 2015)!  *Note: You must be at least 18 years old and live in the USA to win.

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*Disclaimer: I was provided with a free Lenovo 500 Bluetooth Speaker to try out and review and was compensated for the time it took me to write this post, but as always, I’m keeping it real with my readers.  

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