Sunday, March 27, 2016

Sevilla, Ma Belle Andalouse

Please please PLEASE forgive me that I'm only now catching up on last year's travels here...but better late than never, right? :)

Following 10 days in Morocco, my friends and I took the ferry from Tangier to Algeciras, Spain for a dose of Andalucía. This ended up being one of my favorite places I visited all year, and I don't say that lightly. So get ready, because this is about to be a super photo-heavy post!

Saturday, March 12, 2016

101 in 1001, Part 2

It isn't totally travel-related, but my second 101 in 1001 list is complete!

Inspired by Mackenzie Horan's lists (and part of the Day Zero Project), the idea is to come up with 101 goals that you can attain within 1001 days, no matter how big or small. However, I don't like to make a goal unless it will require at least some effort on my part! (For example, I'm going to Iceland in July already, so I wouldn't write "visit Iceland" as a goal.)

About a quarter of my goals are travel-related, though, so check them out!

Do any of you have a 101 in 1001 list? I love reading them--share yours in the comments!

Friday, March 4, 2016

My Airplane Essentials

Now that I can use Photoshop (after all, it is my job), I thought I'd try out a flat-lay collage! I never get on a plane without these essentials:

  • A roomy tote bag with a zip close (to make sure that no one can reach inside)
  • Wallet, passport, phone, phone charger, know, the obvious stuff
  • Sunglasses (I love to sit by the window, but the sun is definitely brighter in air than on land!)
  • An empty water bottle, hand lotion, and lip balm to make sure I stay hydrated and moisturized
  • An eye mask for when I'm ready for a nap
  • My Kindle for iPhone app--I can't even tell you how many books I've read on that thing!
  • I always feel super gross after sleeping on board (and especially after a long flight), so a travel toothbrush/toothpaste, face wipes, small hairbrush, and dry shampoo are a must
  • Ibuprofen, because you never know when a headache may hit
  • A pen may sound silly, but some countries require you to fill out customs forms upon or even before entering, so this can be a huge time saver
  • Last but not least, an adapter (if I'm going to a different country)--nothing worse than arriving and being unable to recharge your phone right away!
So tell me, what are your plane essentials?