Weekend Getaway: Viva La Mexico!

What better way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo weekend than in the Country it’s known for?! So we thought. Unfortunately they do not celebrate this American Holiday so my friend and I brought the celebration with us! That’s right……We celebrated in Mexico and WOW was it amazing and beautiful. I always hear about everyone going to Cancun and I’ve seen amazing pictures but I wanted something a little different. So, I called up one of my linesisters and we were on our way to Tulum, Mexico.

I’m going to let the pictures speak for this post but a little back story. I did a little research on my way there due to Tulum being about an hour away taking the cheapest route which was the ADO bus. The total cost in pesos for 2 one way was about 483 pesos. About 12 dollars each. I would recommend the super shuttle for $30. (It’s faster).

We stayed at an all inclusive resort that was absolutely stunning. I would definitely recommend staying there and I would stay there again. El Dorado seaside Resorts by Karismo. They had a ton of amenities and their food was amazing! The views were amazing as well!

We had a full list of things for our short time there and made sure to do all of them!

first stop: Tulum Mayan ruins

second stop: Cenotes Casa Tortuga Tulum

of course we had to end with a Photoshoot..

But the most rewarding part was the Massages on the beach! 🤗

Overall, this was by far one of my top 5 places to visit again!

Live. Love. Travel

Brunching in NY: Sweet Chick “Chicken and waffles”

Ever just want to travel to a location for the food? That’s exactly how I felt when planning a trip to NY and looking at some of the restaurants in the city. For weeks I have been excited to try the most Delicious-looking desserts and restaurants when a Friend and I decided to plan a trip. I had seen a ton of Instagram posts of these delicious brunch spots but this one in particular got my attention. My favorite brunch meal is Chicken and waffles sooo of course I had to try it!

The vibe was really nice and welcoming. A Rustic cabin look with a Brooklyn feel. Relaxed ambiance feel from the staff and a close seating arrangement. Definitely felt the local vibe of Brooklyn but also broke away from the busy city.

Now to the GOOD STUFF! The presentation of food was definitely a plus. The wait was a little long but it was worth it. The food came out looking delicious and neatly placed on the plate. The music was a bit loud but it was mixed playlist which gave it an upbeat social atmosphere. The drinks weren’t the best but that’s not what it’s known for.

It was on the corner of Bedford which is a great location for it. They had a great coffee shop next door if you wanted to wait until it opened up. A lot of surrounding restaurants and cafes in case you come right when it opens which I would recommend. we showed up at 945am with no line but then went at 1005am and it was completely packed with one table left. Luckily we got it! There was also a line outside. #THEWORST

The food was absolutely amazing! The chicken was extremely good. Plus we got cool stickers and post cards! Definitely recommend it!

#Yummmmmmm

Solo Honeymoon in the Maldives! 


So I had finally arrived in the Maldives and I had  left one humid place to the next. I arrived later at night so it was pretty dark out but it was humid never the less. I waited about 45 minutes for the speedboat to come and we were literally on water to head to the hotel for a good hour. My recommendation would be if you have motion sickness, you should probably go for the seaplane. It’s a bit on the pricey side but it would probably be worth it.  I got splashed once or twice but considering the fact I love water I was totally okay. I stayed in an All- Inclusive Resort that I would recommend to ANY and EVERYONE! 

MEERU ISLAND RESORT AND SPA! 

To sum it all up, The Maldives is nothing short of AMAZING. It was the most at peace place that I have ever been in my life. The atmosphere and vibes from everyone was soo relaxing. (Considering everyone was with their significant other) I was LITERALLY the only solo person there, but the views were something you see on tv. The breeze, music, food, people, everything  had been a dream come true! I’ve never seen water so blue in my life! ❤️ the reflections that I was able to ponder upon being in such a perfect setting encouraged me get so in tune with my thoughts FINALLY! The staff I guess thought it was a great joke to prepare my room for a honeymoon but I can adapt to any situation! 🤗🤗🤗 Here are a few pics of my trip to the Maldives! 



Hope you enjoyed the Views like I did! Pictures doesn’t  even give it justice you just have to see it for yourself! 😘😘 

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Sights to see in Singapore on a short timeline! 

Now that I’m finally getting back into work/ school mode, I’m able to stop being lazy and write out my birthday trip and the many sights to see. The first place that I went on my birthday journey was Singapore. Honestly, Singapore was NEVER on my list..like NEVER. I mean I really never looked into it until I started seeing all of these amazing pictures when I was doing my research. I was able to stay here for 4 days and although I don’t recommend staying that long, If you ever get a chance to go, definitely check out some of these places. 



Hostel: The Little Red Dot

I must say, the Hostel was really nice and the staff was absolutely phenomenal. I wasn’t a huge fan of staying in a hostel but I said I would give it another shot. I met some amazing people there. 


Architecture: 

there were Soo many beautiful buildings that I just fell in love with! I was able to walk to every one of them with a little walk from the metro station. 

Prices: 

$$$ pretty expensive but recommend eating at either their happy hour spots or find a local Market by your hotel. 


 People: 

Super Nice and friendly. (Although I was photo bombed) 😂😂

Check out the Famous Infinity pool, the man made beaches, botanical gardens, and the Singapore flyer! 


I promise you will love it! I did! 🙂 

LAyover in LA: Flight Mishap that became a part of the Adventure! 

Sooooo I finally got back from my suppose to be “5 countries in 20 days” for my birthday celebration and boyyy did it start off a little rough. I was sooo ready to cancel the whole trip after issue after issue. It was becoming sooo stressful. So it all started when I was headed to Vietnam, now I didn’t want to go to begin with but I gave in and said why not 🤷🏽‍♀️🤷🏽‍♀️. Well my passport happened to fall in water and after I waited in an hour line, spent the funds for the visa, I got denied for the Flight!!!!

So what do I do? I immediately book a flight to my state of birth which is California because I knew I needed my birth certificate. (WRONGGGG) they didn’t even look at it. Anyways, I’m on this flight 2 hours in and all of a sudden the pilot comes on the intercom and announces he’s having flight difficulties and we need to turn back around. 😐😐😐 at this point I’m ready to cancel the whole trip. Like I’m over it. 

Luckily, we had a Layover in Tokyo and that is my FAVORITE place to go out so I went to my favorite club vision and stayed their all night! 

Moving on, I finally made it to LAX and at this point I’m tired, frustrated, and ready to just go to my final destination. I happened to stay with a friend and everything started to change for the better. The vibes, positivity flowing in the air, and  the food was even great! 

Los Angeles treated me so well:

 From the Rosenthal Wine tasting on the beach, 


To the Waterfalls and hiking, 

To seeing my line sister and a Great friend to snap pics at the Hollywood Sign…


Beach Babe’ing it….


From the Good vibe Gods at the meditation Lake 


With all of the mishaps, I had the best time in California AND got a new passport and I owe it to all my friends who told me to keep pushing while I was soo ready to give up! Instead of heading to Vietnam, I got another adventure with some pretty AMAZING people. ❤️ journey Blogs coming soon! 

First Time Skiing in Daegu, South Korea! 

So for the past two months I have been dying to go Skiing here in Korea. I have heard that some of the best resorts are in South Korea and with me being here only for a year, I wanted to make sure that I took the opportunity to see it for myself. Not to mention you can buy ANYTHING in Korea and I bought a ski/snowboarding outfit that I have been dying to wear! Lol. 

So with that being said, on Saturday I rented a car, grabbed a couple of my friends, and we were on our way to ski. Mind you, I have been snowboarding but never Skiing. I live in Daegu so I really wanted to find somewhere that was close by. Luckily for us, we were able to find Eden Valley Ski Resort that was only an hour and 15 minutes away! SCOREEEE!!!!! 


It was soo beautiful pulling up to the Resort. Now I must say, it was super dangerous and scary going down those roads to get to the resort. Totally worth it, but totally scary to drive. However, the views were to DIE FOR! 


Once we arrived, it was such a beautiful day outside. The sun was shining and we just knew that there would be no snow. Joke on us! We immediately realized that there was snow but not only was there snow, but the slopes at the resort were insane. There were two ski lifts but the way that downward slope was set up and none of us ever skied before, it wasn’t happening! 


What was nice was we payed 50,000 won for the entrance fee, ski equipment to include pants, jacket, shoes, and skis, and the ski lift. Really great price for 4 hours of Skiing. So to continue, after we were ready to get our Ski on, we decided to go to the baby slope. Here is where it gets real, it was the smallest slope but the steepest to us! No really, I was scared out of my mind!  


What shocked me was the fact that Koreans start their children at a super early age. I mean there were literally kids  at age 3 that were on the slopes and were killing it. At first I was like I clearly need to do better these little kids are not beating me, but then I realized that this is my first time and I have a lot more to break than this 3 year old who can fall down and get back up without feeling any pain in the morning. 


Morale of the story, 

We had a few falls, might have ran into the fence a couple of times (more so me) but other than that, we got the hang of it and it turned out to be extremely fun! Definitely glad I got the opportunity to visit this resort and more importantly to check Skiing off of my Korean bucket list. 

7 reasons why I will choose a hotel before staying in a hostel or renting an AirBnB! 

To all my solo travelers…Let’s be honest…..do you really enjoy staying in a room full of strangers who rarely speak the same language as you? I mean I got it, you’re in a different country, experiencing new things, enjoying the world! *inserts prayer hands* TOTALLY GET IT! But I also love being able to enjoy my own space and time when I’m traveling to a new place. I have been to 5 countries, stayed in 3 hostels,  5 hotels, and 2 airBnB homes. (I know not a ton like some of you 😉)   I love staying at nice and convenient locations when I travel and will make sure I am in a central location before submitting BOOK! I am not a backpacker nor am I a travel blogger who gets paid to travel the world soo everything is definitely coming out of my own pockets. However, here are a few reasons why I will always invest more time in finding a flight for dirt cheap than finding a place to stay at a new destination. 

Hotels vs. Hostels 

1. I like being Comfortable!!! 

I like knowing that there’s at least a wall in between me and the next person instead of a cloth divider that doesn’t give you any peace to yourself. It’s okay to want to be cheap and hostels are just that, but I like being able to SLEEP when I want and not hear people around me moving. I’m all about turning up all night every night, but when you hear people running in and out around you, that one or two hours you were looking for are nonexistent. AND I REFUSE TO SLEEP ON A TOP BUNK! 

Hotels vs. Hostels and AirBnB

2. I like my Own Space! 

Like I Literally like making a hotel mine until it’s time for me to leave! In an AirBnB home, you’re practically living in someone’s home for the time you’re there! Sooo in your mind you are doing everything you can to keep everything tidy! In a hotel, you don’t have to worry about that! Wake up anytime you want and start your day. 

Hotels vs. Hostels 

3. Only one using the Toilet and shower! 

Unless the housekeeper is using my toilet when I’m away or taking showers when no one is looking, I like having my own! I love being able to leave my hairbrush on the counter and not have anyone touch it, or go to the restroom and find someone used all the toilet paper. The feeling I want when coming back to my hotel is being by myself and reliving the day I just had without having to worry about bringing my shower supplies with me on my walk towards the girls bathroom! 

Hotels vs. Hostels and AirBnB

4. Not cleaning up everyday! 

I mean who wants to clean everyday on vacation? So what I had a sandwich and left it on the counter, maybe I wanted to eat it later? At hostels and with AirBnB, you clean up your own mess. There’s no leaving wet towels on the ground, there’s no leaving your clothes laid out everywhere, and there’s no giving 0 cares about anything. I mean what fun is that! 

Hotels vs. AirBnB 

5. Free breakfast!

 Although some hostels have free breakfast and lunch buffets, haven’t met one that brought the food directly to your door. Like literally, knock on the door and deliver your food in bed! Omg it is the best thing everrrrr!!!!! 

Hotels vs. Hostels and AirBnB 

6. Less rules!

 Now I have stayed at all 3 locations and I must say that the only rule a hotel has is make sure you check out! Seriously, hostels and renting from AirBnB there are soo many rules. There’s quiet hours, there’s first come first serve, there’s no meeting people and hanging back at your place, there’s nooo fun! Not saying you want to go home with strangers but even if it was an option…..there’s not one in one of those places! Better yet, what if you meet a creepy person and find out their your bunk mate!?! 😳😳 Totally kidding but it could happen! 

Hotels vs. AirBnB 

7. Less Traffic! 

Listen, I already plan last minute as it is, I don’t want to have to contact someone to let them know I’m coming, send a deposit to an individuals personal account, make sure I contact them ahead of time to meet me! Blah blah blah. Sometimes I just want to get to my hotel, have them type whatever they do in the computer and they hand me my key! No third party sites and meeting random people at their house! 

 I am still able to book rooms for $100 or less with just me inside and it works out great! I only travel on 4 days or less so my resting location is pretty much stand still. Again this is totally my opinion and based off of experiences I’ve had!  Hope you enjoyed and make sure to give your inside scoop! 

Live. Love. Travel. ❤️