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Exploring Connecticut: Kent Falls

Originally posted on The Picky Eater Travels:
I recently went to Kent Falls located in Kent, Connecticut with my friend, and I visit here about 2 times a year in the warmer months. However, with all the nice weather recently I decided to be daring and visit during February. Looking back at it, that might have been a bit of a mistake. First of all, there was ice all around where the falls was so you couldn’t walk directly to the bottom of the falls unless you want to look like a penguin sliding on your stomach all the way to the falls. Even some of the stone steps were covered in ice, but it made it a little easier with a hand rail there to hold on to. And lastly, I almost got lost in the woods because of all the rain recently there was mud everywhere on the other side of the trail so it made it difficult to spot the trail or to even cross it. However, this seems like something that…

Chicago: The Wonderful Yet Windy City

Originally posted on Becca's Journey:
DAY 1 We arrived into the city of Chicago late and starving, so decided to dump our bags in the hostel room and head off in search of food. We had heard about the famous Lou Malnati’s deep-dish pizza, which was just a couple of blocks from where we were staying at Hostelling International. We ordered two ‘personal’ pizzas and decided to split them so we could try the different toppings. The pizzas were delicious and cheesy and only made my love for pizza even stronger. My only regret was that I didn’t order a bigger size! We got back to the hostel and showered before going to sleep in our 8 person dorm room. Surprisingly the beds were super comfy and the room was quite spacious with a bathroom. DAY 2 After a half decent nights sleep we decided to head out to explore the city. It was freezing cold outside, yet sunny with blue skies. We walked straight to Cloud gate, also known as ‘the Bean’, a massive…

The Perfect Day In Bondi

Originally posted on Little Brantley Abroad:
Today marks my last day in Bondi Beach before I head home for the holidays. I don’t know how, but from the moment I arrived, this beach town felt like home to me. Yes, it is a beautiful beach with attractive Aussie men running around 😉 but there is so much more to it. The people here are so kind and filled with great energy, anything you need is just a few steps away, and it has provided me with more incredible sunsets than I could have ever imagined. If you have a trip to Sydney planned, don’t miss out on a day in this spectacular place. Here’s how to have the perfect day in Bondi: Breakfast in Bondi: The restaurants in Bondi are so good that I will be posting a full article about all the delicious places to get brekkie, but for the sake of this post, I would recommend Speedos Cafe! Not only is their food amazing to photograph, it’s also delicious. (Below are their cronuts and pink…

Conquerors Of The Useless – Rock Climbing In Lander, Wyoming

Originally posted on roamwildandfree:
Climbing and unnamed route on the Shady Side in Sinks Canyon State Park, WY. We have had the pleasure of getting our ego’s handed to us on a rocky platter this past week in Lander, WY. We have been sluffed off countless routes, had our hands thrashed by sharp crimps, and our mental game shocked by sudden falls. This climbing trip has certainly pushed the both of us to the breaking point and yet we keep coming back for more. Sounds a little insane, right? It is, but we love it…why? I haven’t the slightest clue, but it seems we have become climbing junkies – absolutely addicted to the battle of mind, body, and rock. We can’t wait to get the next hit of adrenaline rushing through our veins as we pull a single move that will either sink our fingers into a bomber hold, or send us plummeting 20ft. Sometimes I just cling onto rock thinking “what in the world am I doing up here”? A morning warm up waiting for the…

Exploring Cebu City (Part Two)

Originally posted on THELITTLEWANDERERPH:
Continuation of the amazing things you can do in Cebu City, Philippines! It also includes Lapu-Lapu City and Mactan Island. Fort San Pedro A. Pigafetta Street, Cebu City Fort San Pedro is the oldest and smallest fort in the Philippines. For only P30, you get a glimpse of Philippine history. The entrance fee is inclusive of a tour guide who is very knowledgeable and entertaining. Our guide told us stories about the use of the fort in the olden days – it was used to defend the Spaniards from the Muslim raiders and it was also used by the Filipinos to resist the Japanese with the help of the Americans. The Fort is currently a living museum which showcases Spanish war weaponry, Spanish documents, artifacts, sculptures, and paintings. The fort is triangle-shaped – one side facing the city and the other two facing the sea. There is also a large statue of Miguel Lopez de Legazpi, who ordered the fort to be built, and Antonio Pigafetta, whose name was used for…

A Summer Wedding in Vermont

Originally posted on Sadie's Been There:
Newport, VT Last weekend I visited West Charleston, VT for the wedding of a childhood friend. Until last week the only weddings I’d been part of were those of my parents’ friends and aunts and uncles. Now, quite suddenly, weddings within my cohort are taking my schedule by storm. This Vermont wedding was the first of four I’ll attend this summer alone, and everyone getting married in these weddings is within my age-range. I have been both honored and anxious to be included in everyone’s celebrations. It’s admittedly been a little challenging going from zero to sixty, and to transition from never having glimpsed a wedding registry to navigating the world of shower and wedding gifts, weekender travel details, and resisting over-committing. What I will say is that this wedding in Charleston was an incredible experience to kick start many years to come of wedding festivities. Vermont is gorgeous year-round, but the beautiful blue skies in combination with the intense green of the leaves and the clear mountain air provided an excellent little window into Charleston…