Category Archives: Wishes

Chile? Cool.

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Hello beautiful people!

Chile has been getting some positive publicity lately and promoting tourism within their borders. Being a supporter of all things travel, I figured I would help them with their promotion; plus, I think these sort of information tidbits are beneficial to any travel bug 😀

  1. Beaches. With thousands of miles of coastline, Chile is almost a country entirely of coastline.
  2. Desert. In northern Chile, there exists San Pedro de Atacama with awe-inspiring skies.
  3. Patagonia. I don’t think I have to say more. Just know in southern Chile, Patagonia = awesome.
  4. Art. Specifically, street art in Valparaiso; it’s badass.
  5. Food. Need I say more? A wide array with amazing flavors. Try it all.
  6. People. Good people are quintessential to a positive travel experience. Apparently, Chileans are just that.
  7. Sandboarding. It’s on my life to-do list, why not add it to yours?

That’s all I’ve got right now. I just made these ah-mazing plant/veggie burgers so stay tuned for a recipe and pictures at some point! I love when healthy tastes good.

x’s and o’s

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Baby Loves –

I don’t know if I 100% agree with this list I stumbled across, but they boast to have compiled the top 10 trips to take within your lifetime, and who am I to keep that information to myself? Travel bug problems.

Regardless of if you agree, these destinations are sweet.

  1. Iceland
  2. Great Wall of China
  3. Taj Mahal
  4. Giza, Egypt
  5. Iguazu Falls, Argentina
  6. Angkor Wat, Cambodia
  7. Grand Canyon, Arizona
  8. Eiffel Tower, France
  9. Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
  10. Italy

I’ve only been to France and Italy from the above, so it looks like I have some things to see.

Back to work for me – enjoy the rest of your Thursday my dears!

“Top 10 Lifetime Trips”

Underrated Vacation Spots (United States)

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Hello there!

It’s absolutely stunning outside today in good old Rhode Island, and I hope it’s the same wherever you fine folks reside. In conjunction with this amazing weather (and since I’m sitting outside and not able to focus on work), I wanted to share 27 underrated U.S. vacation spots according to the Buzzfeed community. Think happy travel thoughts!

    1. Sedona, Arizona
    2. Mackinac Island, Michigan
    3. Denali National Park & Reserve, Alaska
    4. Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Michigan
    5. Glacier National Park, Montana
    6. St. Augustine, Florida
    7. The Outer Banks, North Carolina
    8. Big Sur, California
    9. Southern Maine
    10. Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
    11. Philadelphia
    12. Asheville, North Carolina
    13. Santa Barbara, California
    14. Falmouth, Massachusetts
    15. The Apostle Islands, Wisconsin
    16. Duluth, Minnesota
    17. Gulf Shores, Alabama
    18. San Antonio, Texas
    19. Breckenridge, Colorado
    20. The Northeast Kingdom, Vermont
    21. La Push, Washington
    22. Assateague Island, Virginia & Maryland
    23. Door County, Wisconsin
    24. San Diego
    25. The Ozarks, Arkansas
    26. Kansas City, Missouri
    27. Chicago

That’s a wrap. On that note, I have to go start planning some more trips {no big deal}. If you want the link to the original article, click here. Now, go outside and play in the sun!

Best Places To Travel

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Hi! Okay!

I have this accumulated list of the “best places to travel in 2015”. Yes, it may be 2016, but I don’t think that this means that these locations are any less awesome, so I’m still going to share them. For my benefit just as much as yours. Here’s the original link in case you want it.

  • Fez, Morocco
  • Cuba
  • Catskills, NY
  • Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • Puerto Plata, D.R.
  • Wasatch Mountains, Utah
  • Istanbul
  • Chengdu, China
  • Milan
  • Prince Edward County, Canada
  • Oman
  • Mekong River Region
  • Valletta, Malta
  • Chile
  • Tanzania
  • Houston
  • Western Ireland
  • Leipzig, Germany
  • Mozambique
  • Nicaragua
  • Norway
  • Cleveland
  • Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Las Vegas
  • Puerto Rico
  • Hokkaido, Japan
  • Malmo, Sweden
  • Iran
  • Palm Springs, CA
  • Florence
  • Great Barrier Reef
  • Hong Kong
  • Louisville, KY
  • Pristina, Kosovo
  • Maui
  • Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Orlando, FL
  • Central Otago, New Zealand
  • Bali, Indonesia
  • Haiti
  • Miami
  • Dharamsala, India
  • Bahamas
  • Cartagena, Colombia
  • Manhattan
  • Singapore
  • Bath, England
  • Durham, NC
  • Playa del Carmen, Mexico
  • Canberra, Australia

I’ve only been to like eight of these places… so much to see!!

Glorious Gatherings

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Howdy Hey Beautiful Humans!

I’m sitting on URI campus waiting for my class to start, so I figured giving a quick hello would be a good use of my time. Over the last week or so, two amazing gatherings/festivals have been brought to my attention; naturally, I wanted to share. One is local to us Rhode Islanders, and the other is regional to New England:

Green Market Festival: I don’t know if this is happening again this year, but I sincerely hope that it does. Last year, the 3rd annual Green Market Festival took place (from 10 am to 5 pm) at The Farmer’s Daughter and Landscape Creations of RI, located at 715-716 Mooresfield Road (Route 138), South Kingstown, RI – conveniently, mighty close to where I am currently sitting.

Events of this festival included interactive events for the whole family, such as: Hands-on Demonstrations, Family Fun Activities, Learn from the Experts: Educational Presentations,  Exhibits & Vendors, Live Music, Green Businesses, Great Food, Big Nazo Puppets, Story Telling and BoldrDash Kids. In the “Learn from the Experts” portion, landscape professionals offered workshops on a variety of topics. Admission for an adult was only $10, ages 12-18 were $5, under 12 was free, with $25 maximum per family over 4. Not a bad deal, eh? 

I’ll keep my eyes peeled for this event popping up again, and of course I will keep y’all posted.

Epic Skill Swap: Okay, now this is genius. Of course, it takes place in New Hampshire (live free or die, duh). Basically, this event is amazing; it is a participatory weekend (it just ended – it was Memorial Day Weekend) festival at Camp Wilmot in Wilmot, New Hampshire.

At this event, you can learn new skills, share the skills you have and spend a couple days with some equally as awesome people. The cost depends on your individual situation. There are potluck dinners and a whole slew of other amazing things; click the link I provided to see all the full details. I need to attend this next year. It’s almost too good to be true, but it IS true! Naturally, I’ve already emailed them and I’m crossing my fingers I’ll get a spot for 2016. Now I just need to figure out what skills I want to share… Come join 🙂

I’ve got to run… class has begun! x’s and o’s.

SAVE THE LIONS

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Hey, y’all!

Kevin Richardson. So awesome.

Kevin Richardson. So awesome.

Here is a video and article that I highly recommend you take a few minutes out of your day to watch and read. This man and his bond with animals is incredible, and I can’t thank him enough for using his special connection to get the word out to help save giant wild cats like lions.

Someday, I hope to have enough pull with society to help keep these incredibly beautiful animals alive and flourishing in the wild, but with every passing day I become more and more nervous that they may be gone before I have the chance. So please, please, watch this, spread the word and let’s try and keep our planet diverse and gorgeous for ourselves as well as for future generations.