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”
The nice thing about traveling is that there is no set time limit – you can travel for a few years, months, weeks, days, or even just for one day. You can embark on an adventure and not know when you’ll finish. But knowing what to bring on your trip, however, can be quite a challenge. Packing for a one year round-the-world trip will require items that you most likely will not need for a three day weekend trip to NYC. So how do you decide what you really need to bring? Read on to see recommendations on what you should pack for a short weekend trip. Continue reading “How to: Pack for a Weekend Trip”
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”
Have you ever been hiking through the Costa Rican rainforest looking for tarantulas, sloths, toucans, and kinkajous…during the night? Or been horseback riding down hillsides abundant with coffee plants? Or walked across hanging suspension bridges in the cloud forest? Well, you can do all of that (and so much more!) in Monteverde, Costa Rica. Continue reading “Postcard from Monteverde, Costa Rica”
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.