Europe

Spending The Day In Cinque Terre

July 21, 2017
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I’ve been to Cinque Terre a million times at this point. I love that place. It’s so beautiful and quaint and despite being overrun with tourists, it’s worth the trip if you’re going to be in Italy. Cinque Terre is a national park made up of five towns, Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza, and Monterosso al Mare. I have visited four of the five (still need to check Riomaggiore off that list). And the great thing about Cinque Terre is that…

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Day Tripping To Lagos From Faro

July 19, 2017
day tripping to lagos

Day tripping to Lagos from Faro is an absolute must if you only have a few days on the Algarve coast. I took the train from Lisbon to Faro (it cost about 20 EURO with an under 25 discount) and the journey took about two hours and forty five minutes. Faro is an easy place to stay in the Algarve because it’s home to the airport. However, there isn’t a ton of things to do in the actual town, which is…

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The Best Way To See Lisbon

July 17, 2017

So after visiting Porto and Sintra, I spent a few days wandering around Lisbon. And I say wander because I really just wandered from viewpoint to viewpoint. Lisbon is famous for it’s Miradouros that are scattered around the city. The way the light comes through the clouds and shines down on the city is magical. And that’s why I believe that is the best way to see Lisbon. Wander around from lookout point to lookout point taking in the different…

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Why You Should Still Visit Sintra In Bad Weather

July 14, 2017
sintra in bad weather

My next stop after Porto was Sintra. I was looking forward to visiting Sintra for so long. Seriously. I was so excited. I had seen so many photos of the bright yellow and red Pena Palace against beautiful blue skies on my Instagram feed that I knew I had to go. So when I hopped on the train from Lisbon and slowly began to see less and less out of the window, I was slightly horrified that I picked a cloudy…

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Six Things To Do In Porto

July 12, 2017
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Yay! I’m finally back in Europe. It’s been two long years since the last time I stepped foot on my favorite continent, and boy am I happy to be back. And the first stop on my seven week trip was Portugal. Portugal has been on my list for quite some time now and I was so excited to finally make it there. My trip began in Porto, and went on to Lisbon, Sintra, and the Algarve. But let’s start from the…

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Travel Inspiration

Celebrating Summer With Dr Pepper

July 10, 2017
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Dr Pepper®. The opinions and text are all mine. #PickYourPepper #Walmart Celebrating Summer With Dr Pepper Summer is well underway and it’s been filled with some pretty awesome things. Things like trips to the beach, vacations to new countries, reading tons of books, and spending time by the pool. But that pool time is better when it’s shared with friends. And I know it will always be a good…

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11 Female Divers Who Explore The Ocean – PADI Women’s Dive Day

July 7, 2017
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There’s so much to see in this world and a lot of that is in the sea. And diving gives you the chance to explore stretches of the world you only could dream about seeing. PADI Women’s Dive Day is coming up on July 15, 2017. It’s a day where PADI divers – both male and female alike – will unite around the world through hundreds of different events to celebrate female divers. It’s also meant to narrow the gender…

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America

#Checking In: Playa Largo Resort

July 5, 2017
playa largo resort

I recently had the pleasure of spending my summer solstice at Playa Largo Resort, a gorgeous resort located in Key Largo. If you don’t know, Key Largo is considered the gateway to the Florida Keys, and because of it’s close proximity to Miami (it’s only an hour away!), it makes it the perfect weekend getaway spot. And when you’re taking a quick weekend trip, you want to stay somewhere luxurious, family friendly, and comfortable. And that’s where Playa Largo comes…

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A New Perspective: My Favorite Drone Instagram Accounts

July 3, 2017
drone instagram accounts

I really enjoy doing these little Instagram round ups over here on the blog! So next up is my favorite drone Instagram accounts. The introduction to drones into the Instagram world is so much fun because it’s a new perspective then what we usually see. There are so many gorgeous images out there that were captured using a drone. Perhaps my favorite part about drone photography is that you get to see all of these crazy textures that you wouldn’t…

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Relax At bliss Spa – The W Fort Lauderdale

June 30, 2017
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I love a good spa day. There’s just something about spending an hour or two, not thinking about anything. Set me up with a facial or a massage, and I’m a happy girl. The stress will literally melt away, and I don’t think there’s anything better than that. So you may be wondering where do I find that? Look no further than bliss spa at the W Fort Lauderdale Hotel. It’s the perfect oasis for relaxation and peace. The calming…

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