All posts tagged: beach

Destination: Cambria, California

Originally posted on The Finicky Cynic:
Hello, fellow bloggers! After spending this past week recalling my travels in Scandinavia during the summer of 2012 (for the post that started it all, check it out here), next on my “Throwback Travels” takes us all the way back to 2010, when I spent a good amount of it visiting different parts of California and Nevada. I’ll refer to this series of travel posts this week as the “West Coast,” even though I didn’t visit all of the states in that certain geographical location. But I digress. Any case, let’s start the travels from the good ol’ US of A…West Coast-style! ­čÖé It was the summer of 2010; I was a soon-to-be high school senior who had spent the time figuring out colleges to apply to, as well as beginning to draft my personal statements and taking (and retaking) the SATs for good scores to get me in to some of the best schools out there. In the meantime, it was summer, meaning that?there were plenty of opportunities…

Escape: Far North Queensland

´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐ We are currently in beautiful Far North Queensland, where the spectacular rainforest meets the warm calm waters of the Coral Sea. Here are a few snaps from the trip so far, we will have a full detailed post coming soon, once we can drag ourselves away from the beautiful sandy beaches. Love ELE x View original post

Escape: Port Fairy, Australia

´╗┐ We have been lucky enough to spend another beautiful weekend in the gorgeous town of Port Fairy´╗┐ in Australia. This picture was snapped at East Beach after a two hour walk along the coastline, the pretty spring flowers were in full bloom and the ocean was so calm and inviting. For more details on the town including where to eat and where to stay see our previous Port Fairy post. Happy Sunday x View original post

Walk With Me.

Originally posted on Michelle Leigh Writes:
“I know I messed up,” he says sheepishly. “I’m sure it won’t be the┬álast time,” she┬ásays arms folded over her heart. “Why do I keep doing this? I don’t mean to hurt you,” he says frustrated. “Maybe because none of us are perfect. We just float around and try our best, and hope to God we get it right,” she says as she avoids eye contact,┬áshe kicks her feet in the sand. “And if we don’t?” he says nervously. “If we don’t, we hope that the person we hurt, can forgive us.” she says with a faint smile, looking up at him. Clouds move. Dreams shift from hearts to hands. Sun shines bright, as the day nears its end. Bare feet walk through miles of┬ásand. Waves pouring┬áin the┬áocean,┬áfor eternity. And in the whisper of the wind they stand. On a beach somewhere. Anywhere. Everywhere. It doesn’t really matter. Heartbreak can happen wherever you land. “But I love you,” he says meaning it with all his might. “That doesn’t mean…

It’s A Party, It’s A Party, It’s A Party!

Originally posted on Polished by Amy:
Hi loves! Today is my birthday!! I’m finally 23 and I cannot believe time is going by so quickly! The fact that it’s already time for another birthday is blowing my mind. It’s also making me reflect on this past year of being 22 and how much I’ve grown. This entire year has created major growth in my life both personally and professionally. I have done a lot more soul searching and have become completely confident in the person that I am. I know that is something that many twenty-somethings struggle with. I have found my confidence, spirituality, career goals, and life goals. I am no longer that young girl trying to find my way, and that feels liberating.?I wanted to share somewhat of a “highlight reel” of the past year to celebrate new and even better things to come with being 23! Landed my first ever publication is a magazine! I had my work published in the print and digital edition of Nail Pro Magazine and Nails Magazine…

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…

Cape Verde adventure

Originally posted on Face Camera Action:
If you have been reading my blog for a while you will know that earlier this year I got the chance to visit Cape Verde, which is a set of islands just to the west of Africa. I would say this is as close to paradise I have ever been! The water was as clear as diamonds and the sand as white as snow. It was truly beautiful although there is another side to Cape Verde, the poverty. I was lucky enough to stay in an amazing hotel which had running water and food around the clock but this is not the case for the people of the Cape Verde islands, they don’t have running water and have to collect a bucket of water every morning to last them the day in 30 plus degree heat, they have no food and their main town has about 50 houses with many on the outskirts being something like you see on children at need! It was truly heart wrenching to see…

Avalon

Originally posted on thechopsticklife:
Avalon, also known as the Main Line of New Jersey. It’s where all the white, upper-class families from the suburban Philadelphia area go to spend their summers. My first trip there was about five years ago with my friend, Ryann. We were just mere middle schoolers and her mom drove us down, stopping at the New Jersey rest stop on the way for some Starbucks (seriously, how more basic white girl could we get). I had never spent a whole week at the beach before but after┬áa few days┬áit was easy to see the appeal of beach living. All my “stress” melted away as I sat┬áon the beach, lathered in SPF 50 to avoid becoming a lobster, eating a cinnamon bun from the local bakery… I have many fond memories from that trip, and a few days ago I drove back┬áto Avalon–this time with my friend, Jill–to relive some of those moments. Aside from it being my first time back at the Jersey shore since my trip with Ryann, this was…