Throwback Thursday: The Best Trip I’ve Ever Taken

Traveling is something that I hold very dear to my heart. I think that it’s something that’s meant to be done by everyone on this earth. Unfortunately, not everyone has the ability to travel as much as they would like, … Continue reading

New Month, New Topics!

I absolutely cannot believe that it’s already October, but I can’t say i’m disappointed because I always look forward to this time of the year!  Even the smell of the air around this time makes me happy and brings to mind some of my favorite memories.  Since we’ve made it to the beginning of fall, I’ve planned for a lot of cool weather and holiday-inspired posts to spread the spirit during this spooky month ahead.  Check out the topics that I’ve listed below for a peek into what kinds of posts you’ll see me publish over the next few weeks- get excited!!!

A step-by-step tutorial for a yummy fall-inspired dessert

A sincere reflection about my most memorable trip ever taken

Three fitness classes that you should add to your fall routine ASAP

One of my favorite fall ingredients that makes weekly cooking much easier

Delightfully tacky or downright distasteful- my thoughts on Halloween costumes

The perfect holiday party dress

Things that I’m currently coveting….(see what they are on the blog TOMORROW!)

Wanderlust Woes

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I’m overly grateful to say that I’ve been able to travel to a lot of places around the world by the age of 21.  I’m lucky that my parents share my passion for traveling and have been able to take me on such amazing trips throughout my life so far.  The majority of trips that I’ve gone on with my family have been to tropical locations such as Costa Rica, Barbados, Mexico, and Anguilla or cold mountainous destinations such as Canada and Colorado.  My parents were also able to support an amazing trip that I took to Norway to stay with a fellow Norwegian student as well as a life-changing caravan-style camping trip that took me across the U.S. and back for three weeks.  It’s ridiculous how lucky I’ve been; especially knowing how many people there are who haven’t even been able to leave their home state.  Unfortunately, traveling does have a downside because whenever I travel, the thirstier I get for another adventure.  Over the past few years, this thirst has resulted in an ever-growing list of places that I would love to visit before I get too busy, can’t afford it, or get too old.  Even though my list may seem quite greedy, I will always believe that traveling and experiencing different cultures is one of the most important and rewarding things a person can do in their life.  I’ve provided you with my travel bucket list below, and I urge you to make one as well.  Even if you think there is no chance that you’ll make it to any of your destinations, you never know when you may need a list for reference if the opportunity to travel arises.

My travel bucket list:

  • Africa:  I will never give up my desire to go on a safari and shark diving!

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 resources: http://www.travelandleisure.com/articles/guide-to-planning-an-african-safari

http://www.abercrombiekent.com/search.cfm?tif=719&tinv=TI-African%20Safari&gakwf=search

http://www.go2africa.com

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/safariandwildlifeholidays/7942820/The-10-best-safaris-in-Africa.html

  • Paris, France & Versailles, France: for everything…fashion, culture, art, Palace of Versailles, and FOOD!

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resources: http://www.nytimes.com/travel/guides/europe/france/paris/overview.html

http://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-guide/paris

  • London, England: for the British accents, morning tea, to visit “Hogwarts,” fashion, and culture!

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       resources: http://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-guide/london

  • New Zealand & Australia: for the beautiful landscape, exotic animals, and sexy accents!

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 resources: http://www.newzealand.com/us/

http://www.roughguides.com/destinations/australasia/australia/

http://www.nytimes.com/travel/guides/australia-and-pacific/australia/overview.html

  • Ireland: for the Irish pubs, lush landscape, and unique architecture!

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 resources: http://www.authenticireland.com

http://www.roughguides.com/destinations/europe/ireland/

  • Greek Islands: to relax and explore the BEAUTIFUL surroundings!

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resources: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destination/73192/Greek-Islands-travel-guide.html

  • Alaska: for the northern lights, dog sledding, hiking, and more exploring!

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resources: http://www.travelalaska.com

*top two photos are my own; rest of photos taken from Google Images