Beach Week

Imagine a relaxing vacation along the shores of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. If you’re looking for a quiet stay then try and vacation during the week because that’s when it is most peaceful. The weekends tend to be a bit more lively. So now you know when to go, but what will you do on vacation? There’s plenty more to do than just sun bathing at one of the many beaches. A great way to unplug and unwind is by taking a nature walk. One of my favorites would have to be the Fort Hill Trail. Simply pick up a pamphlet and begin your self-guided tour. This trail is full of history and includes a beautiful view of Nauset Marsh.In the pamphlet you will discover a brief history of the area. It states that, “Before this was New England, it was New France. Sieur de Monts, Govenor of New France, possessed a grant for fur trading, but his attempt to settle at St.Croix (New Brunswick) proved disastrous.” Other fun walks include the two mile Brewster Town walk, the National Seashore, and Nauset Beach. If you aren’t the most outdoorsy person there is still plenty to do. You may find yourself at one of the many beaches. A great beach is the Pleasant Road beach. That’s where I made good use of my Target bathing suits. You can find both online here. After a day at the beach you might find yourself at Captain Parker’s Pub. This pub and restaurant is family friendly and features a National and regionally award winning clam chowder. Still not your speed? You can try your hand at mini golf at Pirates Cove Miniature Golf. Pirates Cove features two fun courses you can choose from. Regardless of where you stay or what you do there will always be something to fun to try.

 

Ithaca , New York

“Welcome to New York it’s been waiting for you,” There was no better way to fulfill an itch for something new by visiting Ithaca, New York. It may be 340 miles away from home base, but it was worth it. There is no place more beautiful than here. Rolling hills, sprawling green forests and adorable paint chipped farms. The weather was awfully kind to me this time, allowing me to enjoy every last beautiful view. The Ithaca College campus was no exception complete with clean buildings and pleasant staff. While in town I discovered the well acclaimed Ithaca Ale house. The ‘Perfect Burger’ was huge, but did not disappoint. And while I am on the quest for the best French fries, those of the Ithaca Ale House will have to be heavily considered. I then enjoyed a warm breakfast in bed the next morning.  I unfortunately was not able to see the Buttermilk Falls, but have heard that they are beautiful and would definitely recommend. Big thanks to everyone that participated in this trip it was truly worthwhile. Even though I didn’t get to take nearly enough pictures on this trip. Can’t wait to see where the wind takes me next.

-Sarah xo

How to Pack for your Trip to Walt Disney World

disney packing

Check out my Pinterest board on my trip ideas here

As an experienced Walt Disney World goer myself and with another trip recently under my belt I thought I’d let you in on some secrets. One of important things to do is make sure you plan your schedule and meals ahead of time. This means knowing what parks to go to on what days and making meal reservations months in advance. If you don’t you run the risk of missing your favorite rides or paying too much for a meal. The second most important thing to remember is having a good pair of comfortable shoes. If you plan on spending a lot of time in the various parks then you’ll thank me. The parks are big with little transportation so being comfortable enough to walk all day is a must. Pick something comfortable yet breathable (in case it rains). While I was there I wore a pair of Nike trainers and on the day it rained a pair of old Converse. Turns out even Disney can’t stop the rain, especially in the summer. But, don’t let that get you down your trip will still be fun. Raincoats are always a good idea, but are a pain to carry around. So instead I brought with me a disposable poncho that comes packaged making it easy to throw in your day pack. Speaking of day packs, do you have one? If not you need one. Pick something small because that will get you through security faster. I wanted to have my hands free so I brought a Minnie Mouse fanny pack I discovered. Childish I know, but it carried what I needed it to. Another tip is to remember that Florida is hot. Obviously. No really remember to drink lots of water the whole day wear something lite. Even though the thermometer may read 90 it’s going to feel like 110. And please don’t forget to wear sunblock whether you think you never burn or not. Most importantly don’t forget to have fun. I mean how could you not?

 

Start planning your adventure now!

Pimple Free? 

So the truth is out, the trick of applying a bandaid with honey over night to reduce pimples is busted. Once the honey and bandaid solution was removed the pimples seemed to have shrunken, but only to return to their original state. Turns out it doesn’t work, too bad.