4 Quick Getaways in the Carolinas!

Sometimes you just need to get away and do something you love. This can easily be fixed with a quick getaway for a few days throughout the week or on the weekend. I am a Carolina girl and I have visited a few places throughout the North Carolina and South Carolina. Therefore, I am sharing a few places that were quick getaways for me. Continue reading “4 Quick Getaways in the Carolinas!”

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Benefits of Traveling With Friends

Traveling with friends  can be very rewarding, adventuress and memorable. I have been reading a few articles about solo traveling and I would love to  experience it one day however, majority of my travel is with my friends because I love sharing my experiences and saving money. Continue reading “Benefits of Traveling With Friends”

3 Highlights From LA

I have traveled up and down the East cost but I have never traveled to the west cost until recently! My birthday was coming up and I was taking a vacation away from work so decided to purchase a flight to California to visit a friend where I made a toast to new friendships and memories, achieving goals, and living life. Continue reading “3 Highlights From LA”

Five Places I Want To Visit

1.  Amsterdam, The Netherlands: I watch HGTV on a regular, especially International House Hunters! On television Amsterdam appear to be a quaint area with a deep history. When I do get the chance to visit Amsterdam, I would love to stay on the canal and near the heart of town. I want to explore the town by foot or bicycle and be close to local shops and eateries. A few places on my radar to visit is the House of Anne Frank, The Purse and Bag Museum, and one of the several Art & History Museums.

2. Tuscany, Italy: After watching “Under The Tuscany Sun” I have Continue reading “Five Places I Want To Visit”

My Calm Place

No matter where I am in the world if there is a beach I will be there. The beach is my favorite place to visit. It’s my calm place and where I go when I need to be a lone. The sound of the waves soothes me and the breeze from the waves makes me feel rejuvenated.

There is something about looking out into the ocean and listening to the waves that makes me feel everything will be okay. I can spend hours on the beach without realizing the amount of time passing by because I become at ease. On January 13th I was stressed and missing home, so I drove to North Myrtle Beach, SC and spent three hours on the beach without realizing it. Living close by the beach is something I miss so I take advantage of every opportunity I receive.

 A glimpse of different beach adventures!

4 Things You Must Do When Traveling

Look for souvenirs outside the gift shop

          When traveling try to avoid gift shops when purchasing souvenirs. There will be unique and original finding when visiting street vendors and random stores you come across while traveling.  Looking for original art became a thing for me when I took my first international trip to Europe. While visiting Europe Continue reading “4 Things You Must Do When Traveling”

Thursday Thoughts: Time

While at work today one of my employees said something that placed me into thought. We were talking about life and how much free time we actually have. She mentioned to another manager and me that as full time workers in retail our schedules are all over the place and we don’t have a great deal time to enjoy things
or have a set schedule. Her words made me think about the things I love to do and how much time I actually have to do them. She is right, I don’t have much time as I would love to have in order to travel, write, volunteer, mentor and spend time with family and friends, all things I love. I realized that my free time is built around my work schedule. 
Its 2014 and I am going to work hard in order to create self time for myself and take pleasure in the things in life I love to do. I may be tired when I get off work but I am going to make sure to stop and take a view of the things around me. 

Hotel Biba in West Palm Beach, Florida

While in search for somewhere to stay for just a night in West Palm Beach, Florida I came across Hotel Biba. It was the only hotel out of many that I called who had an opening for the night.
The hotel is very historical  and quaint. The staff were very friendly and welcoming.

I just want to share the photos I took during my stay.