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Instagram Tulum Travel Diary

Instagram Travel Diary – Tulum

In case you missed it, a collection of all the images I posted while I was in Tulum + a few special ones I’ve never posted before! I decided this might be a fun way to recap the entirety of the trip start to finish. Enjoy and please let me know what you think of my Tulum travel diary! DAY 1: I arrived in Tulum and caught a taxi to the hotel from the bus station…

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El Matador State Beach

After doing a solo trip to Mexico, I was more than happy to have the opportunity to do a short, but fun girls trip to California. We only had a long weekend there, so we had to prioritize what we wanted to see. I’ve been in the Los Angeles area several times before, so beautiful and beachy Malibu sounded like the ideal getaway! We rented an airbnb in the Malibu mountains for one night and…

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Affordable Travel Eyewear

I’ll be honest; before I received these Firmoo eyeglasses in the mail, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. I’ve never ordered eyewear online before, and was a little bit hesitant about getting glasses I’ve never physically had on my face before. It’s hard enough choosing glasses in person, can you imagine never actually trying them on? That being said, I AM IMPRESSED. These images do not do them justice. They look great, they’re of sturdy quality,…

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Florence Fashion

Traveling to Europe for the first time was incredible and eye-opening. The architecture, the art, the food; it was an entirely different world to me. Almost nothing was like I had imagined (in many cases, it was better!). But if you ask me what I was most surprised about, what really stuck in my head more than anything else? The clothes. HOLY COW the clothes. Absolutely everyone, and I really do mean everyone, was dressed well….

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Florence – Italy

Florence has long since been on my list of places to visit around the world. Having taken 5 different art history classes in college, it had also come up quite often (being the art capital that it is). So frequently I had dreamt about what it looked like, what the people were like, and what seeing all this incredible art in person was like. I must have seen images of David hundreds of times. Our art history…

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Rome – Italy

Rome, where do I even begin? What can I say that hasn’t been said? Rome is just…incredible. It’s everything you expect it to be and everything you aren’t prepared for. At times I was Lindsay Lohan in an Italian version of Mean Girls and at others I was Lizzie McGuire throwing coins into the Trevi fountain. It was heart-stoppingly beautiful and full of history, yet fast-paced and alive with all the vitality of a bustling, modern…

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24 Hours in Siena – Italy

Spending just 24 hours in a city, especially one as beautiful as Siena, is never ideal –  but sometimes you have to make it work! We only spent 24 hours in Siena during our Italy trip, so I’ve rounded up what I think are the best places you should spend your time. Enjoy! Evening: Where to Eat Alla Speranza: This historic and charming restaurant sits on the outer edge of the Piazza del Campo, with a fantastic…

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Romance in Siena

I feel obliged to preface this post with a few words. As some of you may know, we had originally planned a trip to Paris on November 13th, but were unable to proceed with our plans because of the unfortunate events that transpired that night in Paris. We were in the terminal at the airport here in Dallas, waiting to board the plane when it all happened. Within the hour they announced the borders were…

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Weekend Cabin Getaway on a Budget

So, you’ve decided you need a break from the city life. You long to breathe that fresh, brisk mountain air. You’re going away for the weekend to a cabin in the woods and you don’t want to get murdered; but more importantly, you don’t want to spend a lot. I’ve listed below some awesome tips and advice for how to plan for an unforgettable, but affordable, weekend cabin getaway! Rent a place with a large group of…

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