Hello, friends! I’m coming at ya right at noon this lovely Saturday, with a brand new travel diary. Woo-hoo! First of all, a quick life update: I’ve been gone for a while because, last week, I’ve spent 12+ hours each day at my high school preparing for the upcoming school year. I mentioned this in my 5 ingredient cookie recipe a couple days ago (P.S. I’m so so sorry that post was so short!), which is why I’ve been so inactive lately. I’m dreading the next few weeks to come, but at the same time super duper excited for BTS season!
I mentioned in my London travel guide that, right after spending the last day there, we hopped on a train and traveled up north, to Scotland! I’m currently looking back at the countless photos and all the memories made during that trip, and seriously! The post-UK withdrawals are real. Although we only spent 2 full days there, we managed to squeeze a good amount of fun excursions into the time we had (hint: castles, Mexican food, and a whole lot of fun). So here’s part 2 of my summer travels for y’all. Enjoy!
Heya, friends! If you’ve been following my Instagram stories lately, I’ve hinted a little at where I’ve been these past couple weeks. I know I’ve been MIA for a while now, but I have a preeeetty reasonable excuse (if I do say so myself)🤷🏻♀️.
I’ve been in LONDON!
Y’all! Ever since I was a little girl, my absolute dream destination has always been someplace in Europe. Italy, Spain, Greece, Switzerland, whatever it might be, I’d always envisioned being able to fly across the ocean and explore a whole new part of the world. And after being obsessed with the history, Harry Potter, and obviously the basic tourist attractions, London jumped up to the tippy-tippy top of my bucket list. I mean, the British accents, gorgeous architecture, and centuries of the royal monarchy had me hooked. I couldn’t wait to experience the city itself.
And now? I’ve been so incredibly blessed with this life changing experience, and I want to share my memories with you. I believe that you, if you ever decide to travel to London, should be able to make use of the time spent abroad to the best of your ability. It goes by FAST. Seriously. As you walk through the city, explore what it has to offer, hours turn into days and suddenly you’re back on an early morning flight home. In this London travel guide, I’ve spent a few days gathering together basically every single thing we did in London and shoving it into one giant blog post. Well, not shove (this post is practically my baby), but it’s a crap ton of information.
So, sit back and relax. Let’s spend six days in London together, shall we?
As y’all know, finals and graduation season are currently in full swing. Although I’m nowhere near graduating any time soon, this past weekend, I had the privilege of attending my cousin’s graduation from the University of Illinois. I had one of the most memorable weekends of my life and I thought I’d share my experience with y’all. Walking around the campus and witnessing the beginning of many people’s lives was an unforgettable experience.. Here we go!
A couple hours beforehand, we packed and got my cousin’s graduation present wrapped. Then, we headed out the door to catch our flight. After we got past airport security, my dad and I sipped on some yummy green juices from Red Mango. Champaign, Illinois is a small college town a couple hours from Chicago, which means the airport was super tiny and the airplane we t0ok getting here was even smaller! We were both exhausted by the time we arrived at my cousin’s house. I had trouble keeping my eyes open! We had a quick dinner, took a shower, and went straight to bed.
I just got back from my trip to Colorado this morning at about 2 o’clock, and I’m completely exhausted. Honestly, I’d get some rest, but I’m just too excited to share my colorado/new mexico food guide with y’all! We drove up to Colorado to go ski at Wolf Creek, and passed by New Mexico to and from Colorado. I got so many good photos and ate so much good food, so this is going to be a rather long post. I hope y’all will find this colorado/new mexico food guide helpful! xx
1. Whole Food’s (Santa Fe, NM)
On our way to Colorado, we stopped by Santa Fe (which is, by the way, the cutest little town ever!). We drove around until we stumbled upon this adorable adobe-style Whole Food’s Market! I was so hungry, and I was so happy that we’d found a place that felt kind of like home. I ordered a roasted asparagus tomato parmesan sandwich, with some roasted veggies and sweet potato fries! If any of y’all are planning to pass by Santa Fe, Whole Foods is always a great option.
There’s nothing better than knowing it’s Sunday, and that there’s no school on Monday (at least for me). Also, there’s nothing that I love more than a good road trip. Even though it can get a little boring at some points, the scenic views are absolutely gorgeous. Going on a road tripg is probably one of my favorite ways to travel, so I thought I’d share some things that are essential on a long drive.
This Thanksgiving, instead of spending it at home eating stuffing and pumpkin pie, my family and I flew out to Florida. We ate so many delicious foods from multiple cuisines, and I didn’t ever want to leave. The way the water changed from purple to dark blue to turquoise, the cute beachfront houses and the amazing people, made me want to stay forever.