Through the Lens: Palacio Real de Madrid

After a delicious Spanish lunch near Sol we took a short metro ride to the Opera stop to see the palace. Later in the week we came back in hopes of taking a tour, but unfortunately, officials were in residence and the palace was in use. We explored and enjoyed the architecture and air conditioning […]

Through the Lens: Bedouin Tents in the Crystal Palace

Day one in Madrid is a bit of a hazy, jet legged memory. We touched down in Madrid at 8:00 AM which meant we hit the ground running. We went all over Madrid and ate delicious food and laughed and it was beautiful. I’ll be doing a few posts with pictures and bits about day one. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Fort Macon in the Afternoon

On the very far East end of Atlantic Beach, there is a fort. Built to protect America from the British, however never really used for that purpose. Fort Macon saw the most action during the Civil War. Now the many various rooms of the fort are empty, and serve as a nice cool place to visit on a hot summer day. […]

New York City | Part 3

I fell in love with New York City. I wasn’t expecting to, but the city pulled me in. I loved catching my first glimpses of the skyline as I neared the end of my 4 hour bus ride. I loved staying on the Upper West Side. I loved walking everywhere. I loved the soreness in my feet at […]

New York City | Part 2

The time I spent in New York City was full of wandering. We made plans a day at a time, and enjoyed not having a rigid agenda. Most days started with breakfast at a coffee shop in West Village, a Subway ride down to Manhattan, and then lots of walking, shopping and exploring the city that never […]

New York City | Part 1

Travel goal #2 of summer 2014: Go to New York City. This was not so much because I was dying to go as it was that everyone went, I was pretty close, and I wanted to make it happen. I was not expecting to love it as much as I did. I met up with […]