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”

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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.

Ready To See The World

 

After going on my two week adventure to France and Spain I have the urge to head back to France and live for six months or even a year. I have always had the urge to travel and now that I have gone international I am ready to do it again. There are so many things in the world to see and I want to see them all. Now that I am on the edge of finishing college the road is wide open for me with no limitations. I will admit that sometimes I am afraid of change but change is good in different aspects of life. With that being said, I am ready to see the different changes of life head my way. Live Love Life.

 

 

 

 

Food and Restaurants in Spain

Eating In SPAIN

 

 My Plates

 

 Leah’s Plates
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Yes when we wanted to save money for another location.. we chose Burger King; it wasn’t that cheap.
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Last night of the trip. Sangria and Tuna pizza…Loved the sangria however, I was not a big fan of eating fish on my pizza. It was good though.

 

Food and Restaurants in France

BonAppetit

These are just a few of the lunches and dinners we had while in France.. Sometimes we got half way done with our food before we realized we didn’t take a picture.
Lunch while visiting “Du Pont Du Gard”
 “Le Bistrot du Pont du Gard”serves drinks and sandwiches.

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 Pont du Gard Bridge

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 While sitting and eating our food in a restaurant this is what walks in as if walking into the restaurant for a stroll and afternoon snack was normal.. “Probably was LOL!”

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 First Official Dinner in Paris, France

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 Lunch On Our Own
On this day, day two, Leah and I both  overslept and when we finally made it to the lobby of our hotel, our tour group was gone. We like to call this Day Damn Two. LOL!! ( Insider) However, we managed to make our way around Paris, France. We rode the metro to the center of Paris, ordered food and still had fun at the same time. Hey, I think we did pretty good by ourselves.

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I had the best meal at the Romantica Caffe’

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“The meal” I didn’t care too much about. If you take a close look, that’s raw ham on the plate… I like my meat cooked. I didn’t have time to be getting sick while out of the USA. 

 We drunk plenty of water on the trip; we probably drunk more than we do on a daily bases while at home.

Qualatrice Adventure Through New York!

For someone who loves to travel, I have never flown on an airplane. I have traveled by car, charter bus, and grey hound to various locations. So far I had the opportunity to visit Jamestown, Richmond, and Petersburg, Virginia, Wilmington, Tabor City, and Pembroke, North Carolina, Orlando and Jacksonville, Florida, Lacombe and New Orleans, Louisiana, Atlanta, Augusta, and Savannah, Georgia, and Columbia, Charleston, Hilton Head, Florence, Hartsville, Darlington, Rock Hill, Greenville, Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach, Conway, Georgetown, Augusta, Sumter, and of course Loris, my hometown, South Carolina.

I feel like there are so many things in the world for one  to see, learn from, and take a chance with. I am young and want to see what the world has to offer. Sometimes I am afraid to take chances at things however;my fear does not last long because I end up going forward and striving for whatever I want.

This past weekend I faced my fears and flew on an air plane.  I arrived to the airport 2 hrs. and 45 minutes before my flight which, I found to be very early. However, time went by quickly because I explored every sales and magazine section of the airport. Technically, I was not scared at all. I was curious and excited when the airplane began to back up and take off into the sky. On my very first flight from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina to Atlanta, Georgia I was very dizzy and light headed. However, on my second flight I was feeling a lot better. When I arrived in Atlanta, I was amazed at the size of the airport and the different options available. It was almost like an inside mall. There were various restaurants, book/magazine stores, clothing stores, rest areas, express spa, and more; I was in amazement. Since I didn’t have time to get a pedicure before heading to New York, I went down to the express spa to receive a pedicure and 15 minute back massage; I loved it.
Anyway, getting back on track, I enjoyed my trip to New York (NY); I almost didn’t want it to end. There are so many things to do and explore while in the state of New York. On my visit I adventured different locations such as, Time Square, Harlem, The Village, China Town, and more. Right now I am so tired and drained from all the walking and heat I have encountered. Being that I am from the south, I should be used to the heat however; down in the subway is a different type of hotness. It can become very muggy and hot. The only thing I like about the heat there is that there is no humidity.
 I do enjoy living down south on the coast however; I find New York to be very interesting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MORE PICTURES OF QUALATRICE IN NEW YORK!!