One of the downsides to living in South Florida? The lack of fall. If there’s any sign of “fall,” it usually means a palm frond has fallen from a tree. Not the stuff that makes you think of sweaters, pumpkin-flavored everything, and typical fall activities amongst a backdrop of colorful-leaved trees. Pennsylvania, on the other hand, has amazing, beautiful autumn seasons – and I can vouch for this state because I lived there for four years. Click the link to see some pictures that may make you wish to be immediately transported to a countryside pumpkin patch… Continue reading “15 Pictures to Inspire You This Fall”
Colorado has really got it all, it’s no wonder it has become such a popular spot to live, work, and play. If you find yourself in this state, make sure to visit some of its many diverse parks, filled with wildlife, sandstone rocks, trails, and even a natural amphitheater. Continue reading “4 Parks to Visit in Colorado”
If you live near mountains, or even hills higher than 10 feet, than count yourself lucky. Because if you live in Florida for a few years, you’ll probably forget that walking up a hill requires some exertion, and walking up a mountain trail filled with large rocks and tree stumps will require even more exertion. This was the case when I went hiking in Boulder, Colorado. But the outstanding views made all the struggling worth it. Here are three hikes you need to tackle when you go to Boulder. Continue reading “Places to Hike in Boulder, Colorado”
Over the past weekend, everyone in the United States, and many parts of the world, had their eyes on Florida. As Hurricane Irma had already ripped through the Caribbean, leaving destruction and even death, many were scared of the impact a Category 5 storm would have on the Sunshine State (categories are 1-5 and depict a hurricane’s sustained wind speed and potential for damage). Thousands evacuated, but my family and I stayed near Fort Lauderdale. Here’s what it was like during a hurricane… Continue reading “Hurricane Irma: My First Hurricane In Florida”
As a native Californian, I’m always thrilled anytime I get to return to The Golden State. On my most recent trip, a road trip with my friend Ashton (who recently wrote several guest posts about travel in Europe and Morocco on The Bohemian Mermaid), we stopped in Laguna Beach for a few days. Let’s just say the beaches in Laguna are absolutely stunning (though the water’s just a taddd colder than the Atlantic Ocean by Florida). I fell in love with the beaches here, so I had to share two places by the Pacific Ocean that you need to see… Continue reading “Two Places You Can’t Miss Seeing In Laguna Beach, California”
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.