Iceland Travel Tips

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Hey y’all,

I’m switching gears on y’all again and moving to Iceland from France! I’m not done with Paris yet, but I had to share some of my top Iceland travel tips.

First off, I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! I spent the whole weekend looking at 10+ apartments after my move to Dallas last weekend, and it was so exhausting. It feels like car shopping when you’re just completely worn out, ya know? We looked all over the area at lofts, town homes, apartments, high rises, and FINALLY found one we fell in love with. I think we had high standards since our DC apartment was exactly our style, but I can’t wait to move in and share more about our new place.

Also – a Happy Late Fathers Day to all the dads out there!

Ok, back to Iceland talk. If you haven’t ever considered a visit – I’d seriously reconsider! I’ll be sharing details on both Iceland and Paris.. things to do, where to stay, etc. but today I’m going over my basic top tips for a visit to this beautiful nation!


1. Consider WOW Airlines. I’ll be honest that I was skeptical. I’d compare it to the Frontier of international flights – no frills. But flights are INSANELY cheap. There are no food or drinks included, no wifi, no entertainment, but the planes are nice and modern, they have a great safety record, and they fly several places in the US and Europe. There’s always a layover in Keflavik, so you can do it like us and book two separate flights, or they offer extended layovers as well.


2. Get international data. Seriously – do it! With AT&T we could use international data for $10 a day. You will 100% need a GPS to get around, so make the splurge. Nuff said.

3. Rent a car. Driving is super easy in Iceland. I will say I went in April, so I’m not sure in December – February how icy it would be. But we had zero issues with the roads and it makes it so much easier to get around and explore on your own!


4. Don’t be intimidated! It can be a little scary to go to another country with a language you don’t speak (unless you know Icelandic, then kudos because it’s an awesome language!). But everyone in the country was so kind and accommodating – everyone! At restaurants, hotels, snorkel guides, even tourists! Be sure you don’t let being intimidated stop you from visiting Iceland since the people are amazing.

5. Get ready to splurge. My last and most important tip – save some money before you go! Everything is extremely expensive. Flights and hotels were cheap, but food and drinks are very pricey. Don’t be surprised if you spend $50 USD on lunch for 2. But since travel and stay is inexpensive, it evens out a bit.


Let me know in the comments.. have you been to Iceland?! 

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Eiffel Tower

Hey y’all,

I’m SO excited for this post today because I’m finally sharing some pictures from my latest vacation. We visited Iceland and France, and it was such an amazing experience. I’m starting with Paris, more specifically the Eiffel Tower, since it’s so iconic! I’ve always wanted to visit it since I was young and it lived up to my expectations.

If you’re planning on visiting the Eiffel Tower, there are two gorgeous views of it. Of course, getting near and under it is stunning and it’s incredibly massive. I was shocked at the size! But for a view of the entire Tower, you can walk past the Tower away from the river, sit at a cafe and drink some wine, and take in the view. On the other side of the river there are gorgeous staircases which also have an amazing view! That’s where these photos were taken.

Later this week I’ll be sharing some restaurant picks, including a rooftop one RIGHT by the Tower. 

Oh, and definitely stick around at night to watch it sparkle on every hour. 

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Also – on a separate note – I’ve moved back to Dallas! More to come on that later.

Have a great day! Let me know in the comments if you like travel posts!

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NYC Travel Diary

Hey y’all and Happy Monday!

Who else is going to have an insane week before the holidays?! Just me..?

For the next few days I’ll be working and cleaning and packing like crazy getting ready for almost two weeks out of town for Christmas and New Years. So, needless to say it will be completely hectic. So instead of being stressed out I’ll just look back at my last fun vacation to NYC and share with y’all another travel diary!

Be sure to check out my channel for FOUR giveaways that are currently live and available to enter. Good luck and happy holidays!

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Colorado Travel Diary

Hey y’all! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! I finally got around to editing my Colorado travel diary from when the hubs and I took a road trip with my parents to Colorado! It’s one of my favorite places to visit and these sights never get old.

 

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Travel Diary |Excellence Playa Mujeres

Hey y’all! Today I’m FINALLY sharing my travel diary from my second time at Excellence Playa Mujeres. The hubs and I went for our honeymoon and then HAD to go back for our 1 year anniversary. This resort was amazing – the private plunge pool was awesome, the service was top notch, and the grounds were gorgeous!

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Seven Falls – Things to Do in Colorado

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Hey y’all! Hope you all are having an amazing start to the week. I’m here with some serious wanderlust looking back on my latest vacation and wanting to share with you all Seven Falls – Things to Do in Colorado!

In case you didn’t know, I went to Colorado over the 4th of July weekend and had an amazing time. It’s one of my favorite places in the country and it was great to have a little family road trip! I also finally made the trek up Seven Falls… I’ve been a few times but never walked up the steps. I got halfway up before realizing – one of my worst fears is STAIRS. Probably not my brightest moment. But I will say that I have been less scared of stairs since making the trek .. woohoo!

If you ever make it to the Colorado Springs/Denver area, I would definitely recommend taking the hike to the top. And in case you aren’t familiar, Seven Falls is a waterfall with, well.. seven falls! There are seven waterfalls all connected and it’s a wonderful sight to see.

When I used to go as a kid, there was a parking lot on the area, but now there is not. Take note and either be prepared to take the shuttle up or find some other remote parking on the park.

 

 

 

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Once you make it into the park and buy your tickets, take my advice and TAKE THE TRAM! There’s a tiny train that runs from the entrance to the falls and trust me – you should take it. We decided to walk and realized halfway through that the uphill hike was much longer than we thought. The train back took less than 3 minutes and was a great idea after putting our legs through hell on all of the steps!

Before walking up all of those stairs, I’d recommend taking a stop at the lookout point just outside. You just take an elevator up (#lazygirlwin) and you have an amazing view of the falls. I really think that this view is even better than the view from on top of the falls. You get a good look at the entirety of it and have a great spot for photos.

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And finally, when you walk up the stairs – don’t look down! The steps are tiny and it’s pretty steep, so just make your way up and enjoy the view once you get to the top. It’s SO WORTH IT! Even if you’re scared of stairs how I am, it’s an amazing view that will really let you appreciate the beautiful nature of the area. And you can get a magnet that says you made it to the top.. so obviously you have to do it #duh.

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So if you ever get the chance to go to Seven Falls, take the 224 steps up to the top and enjoy the magnificent views! I’ll also have more posts coming with other “things to do” in Colorado. Let me know if you like this series in the comments and follow with the widget below so you don’t miss any more!

 

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