Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind

Hi Lovely!

Today I want to talk a bit about travel and wrap up my recap posts I shared all last week. Prior to my study abroad in college I had only been to a few places in the states and a cruise through Mexico. I longed for adventure and wanted to see the world. I knew there was so much to see and learn by putting myself out of my comfort zone.

Autumn

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Our Holiday Abroad | Florence and The Cinque Terre

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This is the third edition of my travel recap! I shared about our adventure in London and our time in Venice and now it’s time to chat about Florence! We spent three nights in Florence so let’s get into the day to day.

Day One
We arrived in Florence via train and got a bit lost trying to find our hotel. It was a very hot day and lugging our luggage through the city was less than ideal. It was a ten minute walk that turned into a 30 minute adventure when we got turned around. We eventually found our hotel and decided to have a little rest in the room to cool down. I feel like there isn’t much protection from the heat in Italy and the best place to find an AC was our hotel. After cooling down we ventured out to find my new favorite store, Flying Tiger. It’s like a mix of Daiso and IKEA. So cute! We then grabbed dinner and turned in.

hotel roof

Our hotel’s rooftop!

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Our Holiday Abroad | London

Hi Lovely!

I’m back from my big adventure abroad and I’m so excited to share my journey with you!! Yay!! I’m sorry it took so long!! Life has been hectic and I’m just now getting to editing all of our photos and videos. Better late then never, right?!

The first edition of my travel posts is all about London! I consider London to be my spirit city. I studied abroad in London for five months while in college and fell in love. When Fletch and I decided to go abroad I immediately proposed stopping in London before hand. I was thrilled when Fletch told me he’d love to make the pitstop. Fletch and I had just started dating when I studied abroad and that time away from each other really tested our relationship. Being able to share at least a piece of that experience with Fletch now was pretty special.

So, Fletch and I set off on our big honeymoon, first stopping in London and going on to Italy. In London we stayed in the Hilton at Green Park. It was perfectly located! Right in central London, a five minute walk from Buckingham Palace, and right by a tube stop. Absolutely perfect! We only had two and a half days in London so we tried to cram in as much as we could. I think we did a pretty good job, if I do say so myself!

Day One
We arrived in London around 2pm and were at our hotel by 4pm. We dropped our stuff off at the hotel, cleaned up a bit, and went out into the busy streets of London to have a little adventure. As I said, our hotel was really close to a tube station so we grabbed two Oyster cards, to be used during our time in London, and ventured on to Covent Garden to find an adorable Kawaii shop called Art Box.

We had a really hard time finding the shop and wound up happening upon  a really fun Moomin Store. I mean, an entire store devoted to Moomin. I couldn’t believe it!

Moomin

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Our trip to Ocean Shores!

Hi Lovely!

Last weekend Fletch and I took a day trip to Ocean Shores! We had already wanted to take a little day trip when my big brother, Dayton, texted and told us that him and Rachel (his girlfriend) were in Ocean Shores for a few nights and that we should come hang out. We had been wantoing to visit so hanging out with Dayton and Rachel was the perfect excuse for a road trip.We started early and arrived in Ocean Shores just in time for a late breakfast. We ate some yummy food then were off to venture around the town. If you’ve never been to Ocean Shores then I’ll tell you that there isn’t a ton to do there. It’s pretty, don’t get me wrong, but not the most active place. We decided to stop in a few little touristy shops and while walking around we decided to buy a few kites. None of us had flown kites in ages and it seemed like a fun idea.

Shark

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