Great Sand Dunes National Park is located pretty much in the middle of nowhere, near Mosca, Colorado and features America’s tallest sand dunes. It’s about a 3.5 hour drive from Colorado Springs. If you feel like you’re going the wrong way, keep going, you’re most likely going the right way. Continue reading “8 Pictures to Inspire You To Visit Great Sand Dunes National Park”
Over the course of your life you’ve probably seen countless pictures of this city and watched numerous movies showing life here, but there’s really nothing like exploring this huge and wonderfully chaotic city in person. And I believe becoming bored isn’t possible here – there’s always a new play to see, restaurant to try, or event to go to. So here’s a guide to seeing parts of New York City in a weekend. Yep, even just three days here can be one of the most amazing experiences! Continue reading “New York City Weekend Guide “
I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream. It’s basically a fact of life. Hot day outside – eat some ice cream. Got a bad grade on your biology exam? Eat some ice cream. Got a good grade on your biology exam? Eat some ice cream. There’s really never a wrong time for ice cream. I would even say it’s acceptable for breakfast, but that’s just my humble opinion.
As a self-proclaimed-obsessive- ice cream-consumer, I’ve searched south Florida for some of the best local ice cream shops. Why not have smooth, creamy, delicious ice cream while also supporting local businesses? It’s a win-win. Here are some of the best local ice cream shops in sunny south Florida. Continue reading “Three Local South Florida Ice Cream Shops to Try Now”
If you’re a fan of surfing, then you’ve probably heard of Cocoa Beach, the little town that gets to claim itself as the birthplace of multi-crowned World Surf League Champion Kelly Slater. My good friend Lizzie Le, who’s a Cocoa Beach local, wanted to share her tips for those wanting to adventure through this charming beach town. Continue reading “An Insider’s Look at Cocoa Beach, Florida”
Teeming with squawking seagulls, salty air, and friendly locals, Santa Barbara is a lively town full of history and stunning architecture, yet far enough outside of Los Angeles to create a relaxing and slower paced atmosphere. I only had about a day and a half to spend in this coastal town, but that was more than enough time to make me fall in love.
Coffee shops today are stepping it up. Not only are they selling some fantastic coffee, but they’re also crafting a stellar ambiance in every detail of their store: from the chairs (or couches!) filling the floor space to the artwork on the walls and the even greater artwork of the entire building’s design (hello new Instagram pic!). It’s a good time to be a coffee lover. And the following cafes, found in Fort Lauderdale, FL prove they’ve got what it takes to satisfy all of your tastes. Continue reading “Best Coffee Shops in Fort Lauderdale”
Cambridge has the best of both worlds: less noise and overwhelming sense of confusion than its larger neighbor cities, such as Boston (which is 3 miles away, easily accessible by train) may have. There’s an old, colonial feel with the beautiful red brick buildings and cobblestoned sidewalks. Not to mention the presence of Harvard, which draws hundreds of young people (and their families who come to tour in large groups) throughout the year.
I’ve been to Cambridge several times, and each time there’s some place new to be discovered, a new coffee/tea/ice cream/dessert/meal to try, and old favorites to return to. Here are some places you need to try in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Continue reading “Where to Eat in Cambridge, MA”
A tiny port town filled with rich history, brick buildings, and beautiful views, Newburyport, Massachusetts is a breath of fresh air (literally) after leaving the busyness of Boston. Continue reading “What to do with one day in Newburyport, Massachusetts”
The other week I ventured up to central Florida to visit some friends and go swimming at one of the natural springs in the area. I’d never been to the springs before, so I was super excited and not all sure of what to expect. I thought the water would be cold (I was right) and clearer than the ocean (which definitely helped the GoPro pics come out better). Continue reading “Starting Spring at Florida’s Alexander Springs”
Thought I forgot about my Key West Florida: Part Two post? Well, I didn’t…but it did take me way longer than expected to move this post from draft to published (excuse me while I cringe at how long it took me to post this)! So, here it goes: I hope you all got a glimpse of the beauty and excitement of Key West in my Colorful Livin’ in Key West Florida: Part One. There is so much information that I could pack into these posts about Key West…but I don’t want to spoil all the excitement for you! Continue reading “Colorful Livin’ in Key West Florida: Part Two”