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Paros, Greece

Where do I start? This island is insanely beautiful and so different from Athens.
We took a ferry to the island and it was definitely the largest ferry I’ve ever been on. The ride was about four hours so we shifted from napping, eating, and talking to pass the time. Once we arrived on Paros we took our bus to the Hippocampus Hotel, which was right across from the sea and had a stunning view.

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Athens, Greece 

I was so relieved to finally make it to Athens after a delayed flight and literally running through the Amsterdam airport to make my connecting flight. Upon arriving at the President Hotel in Athens, I found my friends that I was meeting. After freshening up we ventured out to Taratsa, a restaurant with a fantastic rooftop view of the Acropolis and Parthenon. I totally pigged out on falafels, fresh tomatoes, pita, and hummus while everyone else also had different meats.

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Packing Dilemmas

After staring at my bag for over a month and trying to figure out how I am going to have everything I need for 43 days in Europe…I finally took the plunge. I started by gathering everything that I wanted to take, but don’t necessarily need. Then I packed everything I thought I wanted and then removed a few items from each packing cube and tried again. I repeated this until I was satisfied that no space was wasted with useless items.

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Irish Musings

Over the past few years I have been lucky enough to travel and explore Ireland three times. The first two times I visited while nannying and the third time my mom and I went on an incredible culinary tour. One of my favorite parts about being in Ireland is being around so much greenery and so many kind people.

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To Ski or Not to Ski?

I recently took a weekend getaway with some friends to Cataloochee, NC. This was my first time hitting slopes that were covered in fake snow instead of real, fresh powder [spoiled, I know].
I am a snowboarder, thanks to my father, but on my last ski trip with my family I decided to ski instead of board. I LOVED it…mostly because I wasn’t constantly falling on my ass, but also because I was able to use two separate feet instead of having them attached as one.

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EPCOT: Food and Wine Festival

Being able to drink around the world is one thing, but being able to drink and eat around the world in one day is something entirely different.
My mom and I decided to take a trip together, but wanted to go somewhere close and fun so we decided to go back to Disney World for the millionth time. Being in EPCOT during the Food and Wine Festival was completely different from going on a normal day, but in a good way. Once you get over the crowds and lines the day ends up being an adventure.

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Universal Studios-FL

Being able to experience things like The Wizarding World at Universal makes me feel so lucky and maybe a little magical too.
While visiting a friend on a recent trip, I was able to explore the brand new portion of The Wizarding World inside Universal Studios in Orlando. I actually felt like I was walking through Diagonal Alley and then through Gringotts Bank. Of course I had to try some pumpkin beer soft serve ice cream, which was absolutely delicious.

Caribbean Travels

Island Favorites

Over the course of my life I have been fortunate enough to visit so many different Caribbean islands and I thought it would be cruel if I didn’t share some of my favorites. So I’m going to list my top 5 and share why I love those incredible spots.
5 – Tortola/Puerto Rico

 
This is a tie because I can’t decide which one I loved more! Tortola was so great, but I also loved Puerto Rico. You can’t go wrong with either one.

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Ultimate Europe

I am so unbelievably excited to travel to Europe next summer. I just booked a 35 day trip with EF College Break and now that’s all I can think about. The food, the people, the historical sights…it’s all something I’ve been saving for since I was a freshman in high school and next summer I will be doing it. Traveling with family or while nannying has always been incredible, but there’s something so rewarding about paying my own way and knowing this is something I’ve worked hard for.