Travel

My travel diaries and recommendations.

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    The Tuscan Countryside

    We went to Tuscany as part of our 5 year anniversary trip in October 2019 (pre-COVID19 era of course). We went to Tuscany a few years ago, but only did a day trip from Florence. We decided then though that this was worth coming back to. ‘Tuscany’ is huge and encompasses so many cities and towns so we ended up going to visit as much as we can. We stayed in the Val d’Orcia and hired a private driver, but here’s what we did:Day 1CortonaThis was one of my favorite towns and I definitely wish we could have stayed here!1. Wine tasting at Il Cacio Brillo 2. Walking the streets…

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    Palm Springs

    I took a trip to Palm Springs, California with my Mom back at the beginning of January during the Palm Springs International Film Festival. It was AMAZING. Palm Springs shares similarities to Scottsdale, Arizona, but with slightly different activities. Palm Springs is the ultimate getaway to be in touch with nature, relax and be surrounded by celebs. How to get there1. Palm Springs Airport- we booked our tickets 6-7 months in advance because I knew I wanted to go during the film festival so we got roundtrip tickets from ATL to Palm Springs Airport on Delta for $468. By the way, this airport is amazing- most of it is outdoors.…

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    Lake Como

    We went to Lake Como a month ago as a celebration of our 5 year anniversary and a year of being parents! We were lucky enough to be able to leave Leia with grandparents. We did a trip to Italy including Tuscany, Cinque Terre, Florence outlet malls and ending with Lake Como. Stay tuned for my posts on the other places, but I had to start out with my favorite- LAKE COMO- it is definitely underrated and gets overlooked due to the Amalfi coast, but in my opinion, Lake Como is a luxurious paradise and beats Amalfi (check out my post on Positano from a few years ago)! StayWe were…

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    A Trip to Georgia’s Wine Country (Dahlonega)

    For my 33rd birthday a few weeks ago, my friends and I went wine tasting to Dahlonega! There are lots of wineries, but we could only make it to 3. Below are the 3 we made it to and ones I wish we could have gone to! 1. Three Sisters VineyardMy friend actually told me this vineyard is known for their port wine! It was definitely delish! I so badly wanted to go here because they offer a chocolate tasting which was delicious! I first did a chocolate/wine pairing at a winery in South Africa in Stellenbosch and was surprised as to how much I loved it more than a…

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    Scotland

    About a year ago we went to London, Scotland and Ireland for our babymoon (see my London and Ireland posts)! Here are my recs on things to do! Edinburgh1. Harry Potter Tour is a must even if you’re not a fan it’s a great way to see the city! 2. The Castle3. The gloomy graveyards and ghost tours!4. Palace of Hollyroodhouse5. Royal Mile6. Dean Village Scottish CountrysideLochness Scottish Highlands

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    Ireland

    We went on our baby moon in May (seems so long ago) to London, Ireland and Scotland (remember my London post)? We only had 2 full days in Ireland so it was hard to get everything in, but see below on what we did and what’s on my list for next time around! Staying in Dublin Hotel Riu Plaza The Gresham Dublin Loved the location for this hotel- definitely a top recommendation! Everything was within walking distance from this hotel in Dublin (sightseeing, food, entertainment, etc). The room were a little small, but definitely doable! Eating in Dublin I’ll be honest- Im a vegetarian and not a big fan of…

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    Lady in London

    About a month ago, we went to London, Ireland and Scotland for our babymoon. We actually planned the trip months before I knew I was pregnant, but then we just made it into a babymoon! We only had a week so we packed ALOT in! I had already been to London for a week a few years ago, so we really just hit the highlights for Jibin! Tips 1. It was cold in May, so definitely make sure you pack a jacket- especially a rain jacket! 2. Check the hours for palaces and days for when the you can visit. 3. Food is amazing anywhere and everywhere in London. 4.…

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    Milan

    Milan: fashion, graffiti, food and architecture! Fashion, art, culture and history all combined in one city! Milan definitely has a different vibe than other Italian cities. You can do Milan in 1 day, unless you’re a fashion enthusiast, then 2 days is recommended! See below for what we did! More posts from Italy: Rome, Venice, Positano (Florence coming soon!) 1. Duomo Absolutely breathtaking and a must do in Milan! Going inside is just as gorgeous! Climbing to the top is not a must, but makes for some great views and pictures! 2. La Scala Opera House Definitely not a must to see the opera house, but looks nice! 3. The…

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    A Weekend in L.A.

    L.A. isn’t exactly my cup of tea, but we went for a weekend back in October and it only confirmed my liking for NYC and the east coast more. It’s a great place for those whose personality fits it. However, we still had a great time and though I may not be going back to make yearly trips, it’s definitely worth visiting once- it’s definitely a stay over and not a destination. My favorite part was the healthy food options no matter where you go and hiking to the back of the Hollywood sign! Housing We stayed at 1600 Vine Street apartments– an AirBnB find. It was the first time…

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    Madrid In A Few Hours

    We only had a day trip to Madrid with 6 hours to explore the city. We left our luggage at the train station from the airport and began wandering around. If you only have a few hours, then see below on what to cover! Most posts from Spain: Barcelona, Seville 1. Royal Palace At only 10 euros/person, the palace is definitely worth going into- it was one of the prettiest ones I have seen! 2.¬†Choclateria San Gines This is what Spain is known for! They have the best coffee and chocolate churros here! It’s a must! 3. Plaza MayorThis was the perfect place to sit down and eat and people…