I was lucky enough to live only an hour away from a beautiful National Park called Shenandoah. It's well known for its amazing scenic road and great hiking trails. I've drove through there at least two or three times and it never gets old. My favorite time was in Fall when all the leaves were changing colors. It was breath taking and thats why I'm sharing the photos I took with you now.
There are tons of Scenic view points that you can pull your car over to see the amazing landscape. If you love to go camping then I suggest this National park, they have tons of camping spots but you have to hurry because they fill up quick, specially on holidays!
Last year I lived alone at a friends house in Chesapeake, VA for four months, during that time I was suppose to figure out my life since there was so much changing in it. Of course four months wasn't long enough to figure it all out but there was time to take fun solo road trips. I would just hop in my car early in the morning and set out to an amazing new place to explore, it usually started with finding a Starbucks. A girl needs her coffee first, right? I was able to see the wild horses in Assateague Island National Seashore, walk bare foot on the Outer Banks of North Carolina and drive the scenic road through Shenandoah National Park. Yes, lots of driving but I loved it. I always feel better after a long road trip, even if I'm alone. Now if only I could live my life on the road, that would be a dream of mine but enough dreaming, time to share some of my photos from my trips starting with the Outer Banks of North Carolina!
It was a gorgeous day, clear skies and warm weather. I could of laid out on the beach in my bikini even though it was October but I decided to explore. I went all the way to the end of the road past a town named Duck (I still laugh every time I say it) and turned around when I got to Corolla. A lot of businesses will take you out on the beach to find the wild horses, which is amazing to see and you'll see later in this post!
I wanted to share my trip I took just last year to the inner harbor of Baltimore with you. It was just a two hour drive and we've been wanting to see the famous Baltimore National Aquarium for awhile. There is tons to do around the inner harbor such as touring the museums, shopping and fun restaurants to enjoy but first stop was the aquarium.
This will be my first weekend catch-up, I thought it would be fun to share with all you lovely people what kind of things I got into these couple of days. If you follow me on Instagram you would of seen all the fun I had! If you don't follow me on Instagram you can find me here, we can be great Insta-Friends! I decided since it was a gorgeous day in Virginia we would visit the Potomac Point Winery and Vineyard. I don't like to waist a beautiful sunny day staying indoors, so I put my summer dress and new panama hat on and headed out to taste some wine. All pictures were taken with my iPhone, so not the best quality.
It was an amazing day to go wine tasting and having lunch with a perfect view. This is not my first time posting about Potomac Point Winery, I have another post if you'd like to see more, here.
Yes, you read the title correctly. I sold my car when I was 20 years old and bought a one way ticket to an island called Guam. Why you ask. Well there was this boy (how cliche) and I didn't have much of a real life in my hometown, so I packed up and left. This all happened 6 years ago but I wanted to share with you how my love for traveling started and what you can learn when you travel while your young. If you don't know where Guam is, it's next to the Philippines and a 5 hour plane ride from Japan. 1. You learn how to budget your money
I moved to Guam with only a small amount of cash, which didn't last long. Living on an island can be expensive, specially when its a tourist spot. While my roommate/boyfriend was off the island which was all the time I had to budget my money and be able to buy groceries, gas (I tried not to drive at all), and whatever else I needed. Your grocery list changes from buying the fancy pasta noodles and sauce to buying the cheap ramen. You can't buy the same things you were able to have when your parents went grocery shopping. Learn to budget your money on #1 food and place to stay, then if you have extra go do something fun!
Do you have a list of places you'd like to visit? Countries you haven't seen yet and want to explore. While I'm not traveling to different places, which is most of the time since I'm only a part time traveler (hopefully full time traveler soon) I dream of places that I would love to go to. I picked out my top 5 places I would love to visit, I could of done my top 50 places but I think the post would be too long. Just to clarify these are not my pictures since I have not been there yet. I found all of these pictures on Pinterest (Yes, I have an obsession with Pinterest). At the end of the post I'll let you guess where I'll be traveling next this year but first check out these amazing places! 1. China
Mothers Day is coming up real soon, have you bought your mom a gift yet?? Is your mom one of those amazing women that love to get outdoors or fly to a new destination? If you said yes then you came to the right place. I've searched and have found 9 fabulous presents your mom might fall in love with!