Isla de la Pasion | Cruise Day 3

Day number three of our cruise was the first day at port. We had arrived to Cozumel in the wee hours of the morning. So we had a quick bite to eat from the breakfast buffet and headed for land.

While there was plenty of shopping and things to see just off the boat, we opted for an all inclusive excursion by catamaran to Passion Island that we had booked the day before through the cruise line.

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Seaside, FL

The cutest little town you ever did see. Home to one of the most quaint bookstores where I treated myself to a new book and some beautiful travel posters. Near the center of town there is a whole row of food trucks offering just about anything you could want. Plenty of narrow little tree lined streets to stroll down ’til your hearts content. And plenty of unique shops and art to browse through for days. Added bonus: The Truman Show was filmed here. Continue reading “Seaside, FL”

Florida, You Sunshine State, You

Time spent at the beach is time well spent. Watching the sun rise and set on white sand beaches was a treat. Eating some of the most delicious food poolside was a highlight. Taking long afternoon bike rides was invigorating. Reading on the beach until it got too dark was an escape. Having recently picked up another job, I was not sure until the last minute if I would be able to make it on the trip, but I am so very glad I did. It was exactly the break I have been needing with no agenda Continue reading “Florida, You Sunshine State, You”

Beach or Bust

The last day of my cross country road trip started in Asheville, N.C. The previous day had been filled with beauty and architecture and history while wandering around  The Biltmore Estate. So after a quick hotel breakfast, a stop at Double D’s Coffee shop for an Almond Joy Latte (arguably the best coffee I’ve had and easily my favorite location) and yet another stop for fuel, we set out on the final stretch of road. Continue reading “Beach or Bust”

Driving the Outer Banks

Early one Saturday morning, while the rest of the world slept, I put on a bathing suit and Chacos, grabbed my camera and a cup of coffee, and set out with a friend to drive down the Outer Banks. We had no plan, just a ticket for the Ocracoke ferry back to the mainland that evening. We crossed the Croatan Sound at Roanoke Island and with good music playing and windows down, headed south on highway 12 to begin our day trek down the islands. Continue reading “Driving the Outer Banks”

New Series Preview: A Summer Away

Last summer I lived in North Carolina. I worked on leadership staff at a summer camp on the coast. I took day trips and week trips. I explored so much history. I took countless pictures. I met lovely people. I set travel goals for myself (and achieved them!). And while there are always going to be things you miss, as I look back, I couldn’t have asked for a better 3 months. It was a sweet summer away from life as I’d known it, and I was left with even more restlessness to roam than I had before, and I didn’t think that was possible.

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