Tag: travel

Monkeyin’ Around

Out of all the times we’ve visited my grandparents in Texas, we have never once been to the Dallas Zoo. We took the trip yesterday to walk around and see the animals and I’m so glad we did. The Dallas Zoo is almost two zoos in one, since it’s split into sections called “Zoo North” and the “Wilds of Africa.” My family spent the majority of our visit in the “Wilds of Africa” with the gorillas, chimpanzees, elephants, penguins, lions, cheetahs, and of course, the giraffes. This was the first time I had ever been so close to them! Emily is…

Air Travel Tips & Tricks

I have an interesting relationship with air travel. My family lives all across the country and I fly at least twice a year to Florida to visit my boyfriend at school. I am used to planes, airports, and unfortunately- turbulence. I have, however, picked up some tips & tricks regarding air travel that I find incredibly helpful and I wanted to share those with you all today. 1. Step up your organizational skills Start with packing. No one wants to get to their destination only to realize they’ve forgotten half the things they need, or they’ve packed for the wrong…

Storm King Art Center 

Scarf: H&M | Blouse: H&M | Coat: (similar) H&M | Jeans: GAP This year for Thanksgiving my family and I traveled up to New York for a few days to eat far too much and celebrate the holiday. While my grandparents were flying in and preparations was being made, my sister Emily and I snuck away (I may have dragged her) and off to one of the coolest places I’ve ever visited. Storm King Art Center holds the largest collection of outdoor sculptures in the United States and let me tell you, it is huge! The park spans over 500 acres! Leaving from the visitors…

Take a Trip to Block Island 

One of my favorite summer day trips to take is to Block Island. My family has been taking the ferry out of Point Judith for as long as I can remember, but this year Jake and I planned our own trip: one last summer adventure. Looking back at the pictures now brings on a total wave of nostalgia, and it was only a week ago. I wanted to make a post with some of the pictures we took and to share what we did with the day, in case anyone was looking for a guide to the island. To start off, we took the…

Newport International Polo 

I have very distinct memories from my childhood: stomping around a polo field while my family and friends tailgated behind. I remember when space used to be free and you could pull your car right up to the edge of the fence and plop down a picnic blanket. Things are a little different now, but we still come around to the same field once or twice every summer to see a polo match. Last weekend we brought some family who were visiting from Florida to experience the true Newport tradition. The little guys especially loved watching the horses and stomping the divots. Newport International Polo…

Ithaca Commons 

If you ever find yourself in Ithaca, New York, it is important that you visit the Ithaca Commons to shop and explore. The brick center is lined with stores on either sides, where you can buy anything from clothing to organic soap to hand-made jewelry. An artistic area like this is bustling and busy once the weather warms. There are plenty of benches and tables spread around, and even a little playground for children to entertain themselves. It’s a wonderful place to visit with your family for a lazy afternoon, an afternoon very much like the one we had in…

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