We spent 6 days, and 5 nights in Iceland. Neither one of us were really keen with the true down-to-ground camper lifestyle but with an adventure seeking, as well as budgeting, mentality, we managed to put together a plan that worked fantastically. Our goal was to see as many things as we can, as we … Continue reading Photo Itinerary through Iceland
Though I could never live in a big city such as Boston, I enjoy visiting from time to time. My favorite time to go is on a Sunday. It’s less crowded, and much easier to find free parking. Plus the stress of driving through the city is lessened when there are less people on the road. When I was in college, I didn’t really appreciate all the things that the city had to offer because I had places that I frequent at and there was not really much time to truly explore. While I have lived in this state my entire life, I still don’t know Boston all that well. Instagram has truly served as a wonderful platform to find new spots to check out. This past Sunday, my little boy and I went up to the city to spend the day with our good friend, Ellie. The weather was not accommodating in the least as it was raining, and gloomy out (I honestly have the best luck when it comes to weather, guys!). It was a good thing that we did not have any set plans on what to do that day, so our flexibility worked in our favor. Here is how we spent our day in Beantown
I told myself that I will do whatever it takes to be happy. For 2017, it meant saying "no thanks" to a lot of things; settling for under appreciating jobs, inauthentic friendships, relationships, bad habits, etc. I placed more effort towards doing things that made me more excited for life and a lot of that had to do with traveling. I am not rich by any means, I'm actually pretty broke lol but I just know how to search for deals and steals while also cutting the cost of things that I don't necessarily need. While some people find their happy in things like partying or shopping, I find it with working really hard and saving a ton. At the end of the day, I would like to think that I'm a responsible enough adult whereas I can live a comfortable life within my means. Choose what makes you happy, folks. That's really all I can say. Looking back on this phenomenal year, I am quite pleased with myself for doing what I wanted to do instead of doing what I thought I'm supposed to do.
The flight came to a rumbling halt as our plane landed at Gatwick Airport, different from Heathrow, something that I’ve learned while landing. This entire time, I wrongfully assumed that Gatwick/Heathrow were the same thing. Don’t ask me why. I don’t know, I just assumed. Flashback to a month ago when I gleefully said, “it … Continue reading 7 hrs and 40 mins layover: To Explore or Not Explore?
One of my favorite things to do while traveling is finding good places to eat. Part of the experience is expanding your palate. "Have an alligator on a stick!" After a few short days in the warm city of New Orleans, I felt that my stomach was quite pleased with all the flavorful yums! I … Continue reading Eateries in New Orleans
“Wait, you’re going alone? Do you know anyone there?” “I am going alone and I don’t know a single person there.” I sat at the airport, eating my burrito bowl, as I waited to depart Boston. It was a night flight which meant that I would arrive early in Ireland. Too early to check into … Continue reading Why I “yolo” solo-dolo!
Our experience with driving in Iceland. Sometimes, you just gotta take a leap of faith and hope for the best. We're glad that we rented a car while we were there but we were also very fortunate with the weather. I can't imagine driving in a hailing blizzard. Here are some shots of Iceland from our road trip.
There are many tourist traps out there but I think this is quite the catch. It was a relaxing thing to do after our flight. The silica mask softened our skin and I can't imagine a better way to be welcomed to Iceland than to soak in the Lagoon for several hours. Definitely recommend it.
This was perhaps one of the most scenic drive that I've taken in Norway. I'm glad that we made good use of the daytime to really see all that this beautiful country has to offer. All of it's surrounding mountains and valleys creates the most picturesque landscapes.