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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”

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In case anyone was curious, the equinox that happened a few days ago – March 20th- was the vernal equinox (the other one that happens every year is the autumnal equinox on September 22 or 23), and it signifies Spring. Technically, it marks the passing of the Sun from the Earth’s southern region into its northern one. At this point, rays from are expected to shine directly over the planet’s equator, creating a phenomenon where both hemispheres receive the same amount of sunlight.

This year, the equinox happened to be the earliest one since 1896. Hmmm…. climate change? Global warming?

 

2016 Vernal Equinox

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Hello there beautiful bees.

I have to finish up some schoolwork, so I can’t do a full post, but I thought I would share this awesome organization I stumbled across today. Of course I have already started the ordering process, it’s so up my alley!

Visit their website, here.

x’s and o’s all day long.

Traveller Collective

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Hey Boos!

I have SO much to catch you up on, but I’m about to leave my coffeeshop post for a dentist appointment (woo), so I don’t have time to do it this minute. However, really quickly I just wanted to share two random facts with you. Stay tuned for the real meat… it’ll be coming soon!

Things to eat that are HIGH in IRON: cashews, peanuts, almonds, pumpkin seeds, dark chocolate, spinach

Ever seen “e.g.” written somewhere and wondered what it stood for? Well, it’s Latin, and it means exempli gratia, which translates to “for the sake of an example”. Yay fun facts 🙂

I’ve got to jet — later loves! xxoo

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Fellow Travel Bugs,

I just booked a trip to Tucson, Arizona!!! I’m super excited (I’ve never been to AZ before) AND I will be going during Winter Break in January, so I’ll escape some of the brutal New England cold *hopefully*. Plus there are rocks, rocks and more rocks for me to climb. Eeeee.

If anyone has any Arizona recommendations, even if it’s outside of Tucson, please let me know! I always appreciate the advice and feedback.

I use this website called student universe where they give you discounted tickets if you’re a student or faculty member. They also send me the occasional email, and one that I received recently was cool, so I figured I would pass it along. They claimed 7 prime destinations for 2016 with reasonable travel price tags, and they are as follows:

  • Reykjavik, Iceland. Cue Northern Lights, hot springs and geothermal beaches
  • Hong Kong, China
  • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Kyoto, Japan
  • Venice, Italy
  • Cape Town, South Africa
  • Queenstown, New Zealand

… okay, so who’s coming with me?!? But really.

 

“Prime” 2016 Destinations

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I’ve got a recipe for youuu!

Per usual, it is yummy and colorful and healthy and just a little bit out of the ordinary. I will probably grab this stuff at the grocery store soon and make a batch to take to campus with me this week. Now, without further ado…

Avocado Blood Orange Salad

Ingredients:
– 2 fresh avocados, diced
– 1/2 cup red onion, diced
– 2 blood oranges, peeled and diced*
– 4 T lime juice
– 2 T fresh Italian parsley**
– pinch of salt
– pinch of pepper

*can substitute with regular oranges
**can substitute with fresh mint, basil or cilantro

Avocado, Blood Orange Salad

It was SO good!

Since this recipe is for a salad there are not really any directions I need to write down. Simply toss together in a salad bowl and serve! This recipe was originally from here; I highly recommend you take a gander for some inspiration.

Carpe diem, baby loves.

Avocado Blood Orange Salad

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Happy Humpday!

I’m currently sitting at my desk at school with an ugly cold wishing I was curled up in my bed right now, but alas… it is what it is.

I really ought to start my Mathematics for Economists homework before my Advanced Microeconomic Theory class starts, so this will be a short post – plus looking at my computer screen in this state gives me a bit of a headache. Fun times.

The past few months I haven’t been attending as many concerts as I would like to, so I’m trying to get back on that horse. After a brief query, I came across a few local concerts coming up; most of which I am definitely planning on attending as long as life doesn’t get in the way. These are:

  • Beats Antique on Friday, October 2nd at 19h00 (Fete Ballroom)
  • Zedd on Tuesday, October 6th at 19h30 (Ryan Center)
  • Passion Pit on Wednesday, October 14th at 20h00 (Ryan Center)
  • Cold War Kids on Thursday, October 22nd at 19h30 (Lupos)
  • Guster on Thursday, November 5th at 20h00 (Lupos)
  • New Politics on Thursday, November 19th at 20h00 (Lupos)

Other than musical concerts, there are two other events that may be of interest to some of you – they certainly are to me.

  • WBRU Craft Brew Fest on Saturday, October 3rd – there are two time slots (Lupos)
  • Kevin Hart on Saturday, October 17th at 19h30 (Dunkin’ Center)
  • Rhode Island Comic Con, November 6th-8th (RICC & Dunkin’)

Well, that’s all I got for now, folks. Stay healthy and awesome and let me know if anyone plans on attending these… maybe I’ll see you there!

x’s and o’s

Some Events To Ponder

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Hello, dears.

This is just a quick recipe post I came across. I haven’t actually tried it yet, but I’m trying to get into the seaweed scene and this looked like a relatively friendly recipe to try out. Let me know what you think!

Meanwhile, I will be snoozing hardcore in my bed — classes started today and I even did a 20-minute run before classes today! It was a hot and sweaty time. Rawr.

Cucumber, Radish and Seaweed Salad

Ingredients
– 1 cup dried arame seaweed
– 2 large cucumbers (halved lengthwise and sliced thin)
– roughly 8 small radishes (trimmed and quartered)
– 2 tablespoons unseasoned rice vinegar
– 2 teaspoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
– 2 tablespoons black/white sesame seeds (toasted and cooled)

Directions
1.  Soak arame in cold water until tender (~15 minutes). Drain.
2. Add cucumbers, radishes, rice vinegar and soy sauce. Toss.
3. Cover and chill in fridge for at least 30 minutes.
4. Before serving, toss again and sprinkle with sesame seeds.

You all rock. Lovelovelove.

Cucumber, Radish and Seaweed Salad