Iceland: Our Blue Lagoon Experience

Bucket list item: ✔️

My fiancé and I had planned a trip to Iceland for the longest time. It’s been on my bucket list ever since I heard about the blue lagoon and when we saw the opportunity to go, we took it. Well, we knew that the blue lagoon was a hot commodity, what we didn’t know is that you MUST book tickets a week in advance or you could end up like me.

I went on the site and their were absolutely no tickets available. So what do I do, I stay up refreshing the page all night until something comes up. Well………..SOMETHING CAME UP! I refreshed at 0400 in the morning and their were 2 tickets available for the 2000 time slot. I immediately booked them and hoped for the best.

After that, I started doing some research and that’s when I saw a blog that mentioned you should have at least a 2 hour time block but a maximum of 4 hours. I cringed. I purchased ours for 2000 and it closed at 2200. I was so scared that we wouldn’t get the full benefit and experience of being there but to our surprise, we got more than what we wanted.

We arrived to the blue lagoon around 1940 and they happened to let us go in before our time which was definitely a plus. No hassle getting in, changing clothes, and getting into the water. You will get a wristband that will literally give you access to EVERYTHING!

The initial view of the lagoon was BEAUTIFUL! The water was actually blue and although their were many people in it, it is so big that we had plenty of space to fully enjoy all of the amenities. We purchased the comfort ticket which in reality that’s really the only one you need. We didn’t even need a robe because we stayed in the lagoon the entire time and we didn’t need slippers for that same reason.

The drinks were great, we were able to try on the masks, and we walked around the whole lagoon viewing the waterfall and heading into the oh so very hot sauna.

It did rain but it wasn’t bad at all. Honestly the weather was on and off but you didn’t even notice it with taking in the blue lagoon.

Overall we had a great experience and definitely feel like it’s something we could experience again!

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

Thank“FULL” in the Bahamas! Thanksgiving Getaway.

You ever feel like you need to get away? So overwhelmed with life that you would go anywhere? That’s exactly how I have been feeling for the past couple of months. I just needed to get away from the stress, the negativity, the feeling of needing to do and be better. I have wanted to see the swimming Pigs and what other way to spend a vacation then getting on a flight 2.5 hrs away and checking it off your bucket list.

I had no itinerary when I booked this trip or landed. All I knew was that I wanted to get away and see the piggies. When I got to the airport everyone was sooo friendly. I booked my entire stay at the airport with the lady at the information desk for an amazing price. I was able to stay at a hotel downtown Nassau and enjoy all the amazing beaches and restaurants.

I then did the all day trip with 4C’s Exuma Excursions that was recommended by a friend which I highly recommend to you. They were absolutely amazing with their customer service and they took it upon themselves to be my personal photographers. Check out the pics of my trip below!

Recommendations: I did the speed boat trip to Exuma and back from Nassau and it was more time on the boat (9 hours to be exact). If you get sea sick I recommend flying to Exuma then using the company!

Fish Fry is a must visiting Nassau. The food there was absolutely AMAZING! You can definitely feed two with one plate it’s Soo much food and worth every penny. (Try the Snapper fish…I fell in love)

The holiday Inn Express Was literally right downtown Nassau and in walking distance of everything. The perfect place to stay with great prices for 3 Days.

I literally enjoyed every moment of this trip and the pics don’t even justify the views so make sure you visit it for yourself! 💫

HAPPY TRAVELS!

Riding the Wave!

Not having the ability to travel or go out and view the amazing wonders of the world and just enjoy life has been such a downfall moving back to the states! Every day since moving back I have wished to just pick up and go back to a world that was just so stress-free and pressure-less. The pace of being back has just become so fast and easy to make mistakes. To date faster, love faster, age faster, work faster; yet missing all the signs of if we actually enjoy what we are doing or gaining any results. Living life so fast that we are missing what it’s like to actually live and love and be in tune with oneself. Finding qualities in people and things to understand why you enjoy it in the first place or why you know something is not for your own benefit. After really searching within for the past couple of weeks, Life has taught me to just, 

                    RIDE THE WAVE! 

To literally ride out the waves that I find interest in and not try to move so quickly that the wave engulfs me. To not let the waves I have in my life, whether big or small take advantage of my drive to succeed.  Some of our waves are smaller and it’s simple to ride them out. But for the rest of us, our waves are bigger and stronger that if we are not ready for them, they will wipe us out instantly. If we continue to forget about enjoying the little things and waiting for the next best thing, we will never be satisfied with what we have! Grab your board, pop-up, and take pride in taking the time to understand the wave ahead. #Surfsup! 

    New Journey: Traveling Towards my Passion! 

    A year ago I would have never thought I would be where I am today. Starting this travel journey has been absolutely amazing! I have dreamed of traveling to different countries all my life and now that I have gotten the opportunity and have checked off some amazing places off my bucket list, I am overjoyed with happiness. But now I ask myself, What am I doing outside of traveling and posting on social media? Since traveling has been a childhood goal, do I let the rest of my childhood goals fall to the waist side because I completed one? 

    ABSOLUTELY NOT! 

    Yes it’s awesome to have been on this travel journey but there’s so much more that I want to accomplish. It’s great to have been able to go to a new country every month but I also want to further my education. The time has come to where I have to choose. I have to make the decision to pause one to do the other which is why I paused traveling the WORLD and now traveling towards my PASSION. With my backpack full of books on my shoulder and this year long path ahead, I will be more focused on getting A’s on my tests than stamps In my passport. I will be more focused on standing in line for new books than standing in line for security. 


    I am beyond thrilled to have had the opportunity to travel but for me, I have to get back focused to the task at hand and that’s pursuing this higher level education! Eventually I’ll be able to get my passport back out and see the world and hope you’ll join me! 

    No worries, I will still be updating on my AMAZING vacation this summer! 🙂 

    Stay tuned and wish me luck! 😘😘

    Let Me Be Great Without All the Hate! 

    Why is it that people do not like to see you happy? Better question is, why is it that it’s usually the people that are closest to you that always have something to say? My mom use to say, if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say it at all. The crazy thing is they are also the main ones asking you what is going on in your life. To those of you who are that negative friend, is it because your life is unhappy? Jealousy? Because we are finding peace where we are in life and you can’t accept your unhappiness? Whatever the case may be, STOP ruining our happiness with your negativity. To us passionate ones trying to find joy, STOP letting them ruin who we are trying to become! Do not let their negativity influence your attitude to become negative as well. Simply continue to strive for better by not letting those negative Nancys and nates phase us. 

    It’s a little hard to just cut off those so called “close friends” of ours because they have a bad attitude. To me, the easiest solution is simply don’t! Just stop letting their bad vibes phase you and if it comes to a point where it’s getting worse, stop telling them things. Eventually life will work itself out and realize that you are on a different path and 1 of 2 things will happen: 

    1: They will slowly start distancing themselves because your positive vibes are too much and they believe your life is better. 

    Or 

    2: They will realize that your happiness is to see them happy as well and they will get on board to happyland. 

    If they happen to do the first one, guess what? THAT IS TOTALLY FINE! Alleviates you having to do the hard work of cutting ties and life will go on. People come and go all the time. 

    Don’t dim your light  because you see your light shining brighter than others and you want to fit in. 

    Continue to press forward and hopefully they will see your light shining from afar and will follow. Life and people are often difficult and mean. Don’t let neither one get the best of you! Some of you are probably thinking that this is easier said than done and trust me I completely understand! But I also know that people can influence in a negative way and we don’t even realize we’re being influenced until we are back into that black hole. We have worked so hard to get to where we are that we WILL NOT go back. All of those tears, the time, and more tears that it took to even understand why the tears were even falling. Being completely vulnerable with ourselves to open up and look inside what we have been locking away for years! 

    Don’t fall into the trap!

     LOVE yourself,

     STAY positive, 

    and DON’T let the negativity of others dim your light! 

    Keep Shining! 🙂 

    ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

    21 Days of Self-Love 

    Do you ever feel like your life is not where it’s suppose to be heading? Where nothing is going as planned and you are so down on yourself where you just need a few words of encouragement to get through the day? Well I TOTALLY understand that and so I want you all to go on this 21 day journey with me. Set a time and date to start and every day for 21 days come on this blog and read your daily quote. Everyone deserves to be Happy! 

    1. Say out loud: I will continue to love myself even when it feels like the world hates me. 

    2. Never let your attitude display your failure. Today when you feel like you have failed, don’t let it show. Instead find something that you are grateful for and say it out loud! 

    3. Write somewhere: I will continue to shine my light in my darkest days

    4. Tell yourself today: Be the person God wants me to be and not what man wants me to be.  

    5. Tag a sticky note and post somewhere you always visit: I will Love myself FIRST! 

    6. Be confident in yourself and your decisions today. Go with your instinct and support it through. 

    7. Be open to seek help. Today if you have a task or something that you can use some assistance with, ASK! No matter how big or small. 

    Whew, you made it through week one! ❤️

    8. No matter who judges you, you have to be willing to make a change on your own. Noone can make it for you! 

    9. Some people wish they had even an ounce of what you have, appreciate where you are in life today and smile. 

    10. Life isn’t black and white, enjoy a few colors here and there. Laugh at a wack joke or tell a joke to someone today. 

    11. No one cares more about you than YOU! Write down 3 of your goals you would like to complete today. 

    12. Don’t be afraid to say NO! Not everyone deserves a yes. If you have to today, be confident in telling someone No! 

    13. How can you make someone happy if you’re not happy? Find something today that makes you happy.

    14. Compliment yourself today and then compliment someone else. This way you both win! 

    Keep it going! Week 2 is just getting good! 

    15. Write someone a letter and let them know you forgive them. Read it out loud and then toss it. Feel the relief of letting something go that you have been holding on to. 

    16. When you’re out doing your morning routine, buy a stranger a coffee, a bagel, or even a card. Heck bring doughnuts to your job, let people know you appreciate them! 

    17. Plan a trip today that you have been wanting to do for a while! Whether it’s to try a new restaurant, go to a new grocery store, or checking out a new mall. Put it in your schedule and go! 

    18. Have a lunch date with a coworker that you don’t talk to often. Get to know someone new, you might have some things in common! 

    19. Write Somewhere: Self-Love is the best love! When I’m open to loving myself, someone will be open to loving me. 

    20. Take a selfie and post it on your social media outlet with an inspiration quote about loving yourself. 

    21. Comment below and share how this blog has helped you become a better you! 

    Congratulations! You made it to the end! Hope your 21 day journey has kept you positive and focused on your happiness! ❤
    Live. Laugh. Love.