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?
“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.
I swear people in Norway have skied from the womb out. In my lifetime, I've only ever skied twice and both of which took place in Norway. There is clearly something in the snow. While I was busy falling, and worrying that I didn't break any bones, there were children as little as 3 yrs old … Continue reading Skiing in Tryvann, Norway
Often times, I feel that parents either just choose not to travel with their children or they compromise in a sense that is always less beneficial for one over the other. You don't have to go stand in long lines at Disney just so that your child can have an enjoyable vacation! So I started reading up on different travel ideas, and ways in which you can connect children with nature. Which brings me back to Norway. We planned a trip back to Norway because we have family here, but also wanted to give this an opportunity to really showcase a different approach to family traveling.