Showing posts with label Travel. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Travel. Show all posts

Monday, June 17, 2013

Philly Fun

This weekend my roommates and I randomly decided to take a little day trip up to Philadelphia and play tourists. We've been wanting to go explore for a while, and since it's only two and a half hours away why not! I've never been, but I can tell you already I'm dying to go back! We had such a great time!

Since Friday was flag day there was tons of Americana fun to be had.  We started off at Love park then made our way down market street towards Independence Hall. We checked out Reading Market for Philly Cheesesteaks and some Amish treats. Since we were only there for the day we decided to be cool and hop on one of those tourists buses. Living in DC I'm often annoyed by the swarms of tourists flowing in and out of my city, so it was a little strange being on the other side. I'm so glad we did it though. We were able to save our feet and walk around the cool neighborhoods in town. 

We couldn't have asked for better weather! It was 80 degrees, no humidity and absolutely gorgeous. 

We wrapped up our day with a few colonial beers (which were awesome btw) and some gelato, then hopped back in the car and headed south to DC. If you need a weekend getaway I'd can't recommend Philly enough! 

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Adventuring in the Swamp

Guess what I'm doing tonight? 

Yep. I'm getting on a plane and heading to see this girl and tour my new city

I am so excited. Good food, warm weather, and only a cocktail or two... Follow us {me + kat} on instagram to join in the fun.

And don't you worry, I'll have a Friday's Fancies Post for you tomorrow.  

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Day 5: Spain

Happy Wednesday! I hope y'all are enjoying the

It has definitely been a challenge so far, but one that I'm loving, so I hope y'all are too. Today's topic is 

 a picture of somewhere you've been

Well this was actually a hard one for me... because I've been a lot of places. But the one place that captured my heart is...


in 2004 I spent 5 weeks one summer in a home-stay in a small town called Almunecar on the beach in Andalucia. Well to say I fell in love with the country and traveling in general was quite the understatement. 

I went back for a full semester in 2008, and those four months changed my life completely. I met so many wonderful people, including KC who I still talk to every single day (except when she's in her law school exams). I lived in Valencia (on the east coast) and I definitely left a piece of my heart there. 

If you ever find yourself planning a trip to Spain, please go to Valencia. It's absolutely gorgeous. It's got fabulous beaches. Amazing architecture. Great Restaurants. They invented Paella! and it's not your "typical" tourist city--- which I love. I could seriously gush about Valencia for hours, but I'm sure y'all don't want to read it, so I'll keep it brief. 

I was lucky enough to have about 5 weeks afterwards to travel around Spain and Europe, which I haven't talked about much. But I was bit hard by the travel bug, and I still get the itch to just get up and go.

Where is your favorite place to travel? 

Saturday, September 1, 2012

On the Road

I'm on the road today. No LSAT. No football. All by my lonesome. How do you keep yourself occupied on solo road trips? 

Monday, May 21, 2012

I'm back...

Good Morning....

I'm back! I have tons of catch up to do today, and I have about a million blogs to read in my google reader, but I'm very happy to be sitting at my desk this grey and rainy Monday morning. I didn't realize how much I would miss my little apartment, and the kitty cat and the city in general. I'm definitely feeling more and more at home here, the longer I stay. 

Puerto Rico was lovely. The weather was pretty great, and apart from a painful sunburn on Friday we had a great time. Get ready for an intense photo drop post. 
Chicago from the Plane

The fam minus 1
Puppy likes Chick-fil-a ice cream a little too much

Tilapia, rice and beans, and platanos. Yum

Infinity pools in the rain > just about everything else
Alright. Off to work. 

Friday, April 27, 2012

Happy Friday

I am seriously doing a happy dance right now because it's almost the weekend. I am so ready to put this horrible week behind me. Instead of a Friday cocktail (I've officially gone on a pre-Puerto Rico diet so no alcohol for me) I'm going to do a quick Friday five instead. I'm already dreaming of a frothy cocktail on a beautiful beach.

Here are a few items on my shopping list for PUERTO RICOOOOO!!!

Old Navy
old navy



Have a great weekend y'all!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Travel Challenge

I've been dreaming of a vacation. A BIG vacation, but I've been at a loss of where to go, who to go with, where will I get the money, etc. I saw this challenge circulating around the blogosphere and I had to jump on the bandwagon.
1. Alamo San Antonio, Texas, USA

2. Alhambra Granada, Spain

3. Andros Island Bahamas

4. Angel Falls Venezuela

5. Angkor Wat Angkor, Cambodia

6. Atlantic City Boardwalk Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA

7. Ayers Rock Australia

8. Big Ben London, England

9. Bora Bora Polynesia

10. British Museum London, England

11. Canals of Amsterdam Amsterdam, Netherlands

12. Cathedral of Seville Seville, Spain

13. Cave of Crystals Mexico

14. Christ the Redeemer Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

15. Cinque Terre National Park Italy

16. Colloseum Rome, Italy

17. Crater Lake National Park Oregon, USA

18. Dead Sea Israel/Jordan

19. Death Valley National Park California, USA

20. Devil's Tower Wyoming, USA

21. Dome of the Rock Jerusalem, Israel

22. Easter Island Statues Polynesia

23. Edinburgh Castle Edinburgh, Scotland

24. Eiffel Tower Paris, France

25. Empire State Building New York City, New York, USA

26. Forbidden City Beijing, China

27. French Quarter New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

28. Galapagos Islands Ecuador

29. Gateway Arch St. Louis, Missouri, USA

30. Gettysburg Battlefield Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA

31. Glacier Bay Basin Alaska, USA

32. Glacier National Park Montana, USA

33. Glowworm Cave New Zealand

34. Golden Gate Bridge San Francisco, California, USA

35. Grand Canal Venice, Italy

36. Grand Canyon Arizona, USA

37. Grand Mosque in Mecca Saudi Arabia

38. Great Barrier Reef Queensland, Australia

39. Great Mosque of Córdoba Córdoba, Spain

40. Great Wall of China China

41. Hagia Sophia Istanbul, Turkey

42. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Hawaii, USA

43. Hollywood Boulevard Hollywood, Califonia, USA

44. Iguazu Falls Argentina and Brazil

45. Kiyomizu-dera Kyoto, Japan

46. Kremlin Moscow, Russia

47. Lake Titicaca Peru

48. Las Ramblas Barcelona, Spain

49. Las Vegas Strip Las Vegas, Nevada

50. Leaning Tower of Pisa Pisa, Italy

51. Louvre Museum Paris, France
52. Macchu Picchu Peru

53. Matterhorn Switzerland

54. Mayan Pyramids of Chichen Itza Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico

55. Metropolitan Museum of Art New York City, New York, USA

56. Mount Everest Nepal

57. Mount Fuji Japan

58. Mount Kilimanjaro Tanzania

59. Mount Rushmore Keystone, South Dakota, USA

60. Napa Valley California, USA

61. Ngorongoro Crater Tanzania

62. Niagara Falls New York, USA

63. Notre Dame Cathedral Paris, France

64. Pacific Rim National Park British Columbia, Canada

65. Pebble Beaches of Nice Nice, France

66. Petra Jordan

67. Petronas Twin Towers Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

68. Portland Head Lighthouse Portland, Maine, USA

69. Puerta Del Sol Madrid, Spain

70. Pyramids of Giza Egypt

71. Redwood National Park California, USA

72. Rock of Gibraltar Gibraltar

73. Rocky Mountain National Park Colorado

74. Ruins of Athens Athens, Greece

75. Ruins of Pompeii Pompei, Italy

76. Sagrada Famila Barcelona, Spain

77. Sears Tower Chicago, Illlinois, USA

78. Sedlec Ossuary Czech Republic

79. Sistine Chapel Vatican City, Italy

80. Smithsonian Institution Washington, D.C., USA

81. Space Needle Seattle, Washington, USA

82. St. Peter's Basilica Vatican City, Italy

83. Statue of Liberty New York City, New York, USA

84. Stonehenge Wiltshire County, England

85. Sydney Opera House Sydney, Australia

86. Taj Mahal Agra, India

87. Temple of the Golden Pavilion Kyoto, Japan

88. Teotihuacan Mexico

89. Tian Tan Buddha Hong Kong, China

90. Times Square New York City, New York, USA

91. Varanasi Uttar Pradesh, India

92. Victoria Falls Zimbabwe

93. Wailing Wall Jerusalem, Israel

94. Walt Disney World Resort Orlando, Florida

95. Washington Monument Washington, D.C., USA

96. White Cliffs of Dover Dover, England

97. White House Washington, D.C., USA

98. Winchester Cathedral Hampshire, England

99. Yosemite National Park California, USA

100. Zion National Park Utah, USA

Woohooo! I've done 27/100. Not bad for 23 years of being alive! Where do you think I should go this August? I'd love to cross a few more off the list. Maybe Napa Valley? and it up Yosemite? and See the Red Woods? Golden Gate bridge? That would knock off quite a few. I also have an Atlantic City trip in the works. and my best friend lives in New Orleans, so there that too...

In other exciting news, I AM going on vacation in only 4 short weeks. I just found out last night (this post has been in my drafts for a few days now) but Cancun here I come!!!!

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