My top 5 Travel Destinations

Friday, March 20, 2015

Today is the first day of spring and the first thing I think of is packing my bags and getting on a plane. This year I plan on making a trip overseas and getting my first stamp on my passport. The first places that I researched are these five and I hope that I get to see at least one of them before this year is up!

Barbados: This island is know for their clear blue water and raising the pop star Rihanna. It is the easternmost island in the Lesser Antilles and is considered a part of the Caribbean and is a top tourist spot. The website for the country is a portal into their everyday life and their tourist attractions. I want to visit because my paternal grandparents are natives and I would like to see where they grew up. I am also a sucker for the beach and these crystal clear waters are calling my name.

Greece: The website for Greece is aimed at tourist and the excitement that they can find while visiting Greece. They offer knowledge currency exchange, places to find tour guides, hotels and transportation. The places I would like to visit are Mykonos and Santorini. I would also like to visit their museums and local attractions to get an organic feel of the culture.

Paris: I love the idea of being in the city of romance. The number one place I want to visit is the Love Lock bridge to make a wish or share a special moment with the guy that I love. This is the number one spot on my list of places to go because there is so much history and culture.

Maldives: I was introduced to this beautiful place through an episode of Keeping up with the Kardashians and right away I added this to my places to visit. The nice water, island huts, white sands looked so appealing that I began researching the country right away. The tourist website gives details on how to get to the Maldives, things to do while you are there, and where to stay.

Rio De Janeiro: This is the country that will be hosting the 2016 Summer Olympics. They have recently just displayed the Olympic flag after being in London for the past four years. I want to visit to take a helicopter ride to see Christ the Redeemer and the Tijuca National Park. This website was not trying to sell tourist on coming to their country but simply states facts on the high points of the country.

Where are your favorite places to travel?


Tuesday, March 17, 2015

The definition of travel is to make a journey, typically of some length or abroad. Lately, I have been obsessed with the idea of travelling through life. I had a moment last week where I stopped and asked myself, “how did I get here?” Just a year ago I was planning to move to Los Angeles and had grand plans for myself and now I am just wondering where all those plans went. How did I travel to this place of uncertainty?

I spoke with someone today and they told me not be so concerned with “making it” but focus on being prepared for the journey. This includes being a good person, living a moral life, knowing who you are, and being a follower of Christ. Naturally there are more things to getting through life but with these basics anything is possible. That helped me with the feeling of being lost but also motivated me to continue with my goals.

Not only do I want to travel through life living the best that I know how, I want to make a difference and leave a positive footprint. This way I can travel and explore and make a difference.

If you could visit any place in the world, where would it be and why?

Staycation, Darling!

Monday, March 16, 2015

Spring is right around the corner and I can't wait for the warmer weather! When I think of going on a vacation the first thing that comes to my mind if hanging out at the beach. I never think that there are plenty of places near me that will give me the feeling of being on vacation. The new thing is going on a staycation where you find great things to do near you that will help you relax but you won’t even have to buy a plane ticket!

Here are a few great things to do in Riverside, CA (my hometown)!

1. The Mission Inn

The Mission Inn is the most famous hotel and spa in Riverside and draws thousands of visitors each year. During the winter the city comes together to celebrate the Lighting of the Mission Inn with the Festival of Lights. It has grown from a small event where the mission inn is lit for the holidays into a full blown festival with street vendors and music. The Mission in has a cupcake shop, a spa, and a museum.

2. Fox Theater

Opened in 1929, the Spanish Colonial Revival style theater served the community as a combination cinema/vaudeville house and attracted well-known performers including Bing Crosby and Judy Garland. Also popular as a location for motion picture previews, the theater was the site of the first public screening of “Gone with the Wind” in 1939.

3. Castle Park

Castle Park is an amusement park founded in 1976 that has been expanding ever since. The park includes a full amusement ride park featuring 27 rides suitable for all ages, four championship miniature golf courses, a vast selection of carnival midway games, a water playground, retail shops, a video arcade, performances by “Anthony the Magic” and various party locations including the circus tent themed “Big Top.” Castle Park is located right off the 91 freeway in the city of Riverside, California.

4. Riverside Metropolitan Museum

The Riverside Metropolitan Museum is a history, anthropological, and natural science museum located in the historic Mission Inn District of Riverside, California, United States.

5. California Citrus State Historic Park

The 377-acre park was acquired for its historic setting in the Arlington Heights area of Riverside, California. The park reflects Victorian style landscaping and craftsman bungalow architecture popular at the turn of the century. The park has two goals – to tell the colorful and far-reaching history of the citrus industry, and to preserve a vanishing cultural landscape.

Where is your favorite place to vacation?

Monday Inspiration

Monday, March 9, 2015

I found this while browsing on Pinterest and thought it would be a great way to start the week. I pray that you all have a wonderful week full of opportunities and we all make decisions that make us proud. Remember that each new day is an opportunity that God has given us to follow his plan and live a life full of love!