Sunday, 28 September 2014

A Taste of Travel: Los Angeles!

Just in case you have been wondering why I haven't been writing any posts lately, I thought I would fill you in and share some of my experience in the US with you! If you read my last post you will know I was lucky enough to work at a Summer camp in the states for three months and then have a little taste of travel afterwards! You can read my last post here if you would like to see some pictures and hear a little about my trip to the amazing New York City! But now, were going to talk all things Los Angeles!

I flew out to LA straight after finishing work and was greeted off the plane by palm trees, glistening buildings and the most huge and fancy cars I have ever seen! I went to stay with a friend who I met in the states, caught up on some sleep and then woke up to the scorching California Sun in Santa Monica! It was such a beautiful area right by Santa Monica beach and the beautiful shops (a necessity for me). I spent the next week soaking up as much of the gorgeous sunshine as I could, exploring LA, going to see Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Disneyland (of course) and pretty much wishing I lived in LA.

Picture 1: The palm tree paradise that is California!

Picture 2: Driving into the city to do some Downtown shopping.

Picture 3: One of many evenings spend on Santa Monica beach, I never wanted to leave!

Picture 4: Me giving the "Skater Chick" thing a whirl. Roller blading in the sun along Santa Monica and Venice beach. Floral shorts and tee both from New Look in case you were wondering.

Picture 5: A roller blading selfie. Life on wheels makes me happy! My love heart sunnies are from Claire's Accessories.

Picture 6: One of my favourite nights spent catching some waves while the California sun set!

Picture 7: I couldn't not go to Disneyland. Sorry not sorry.

Picture 8: I insisted on a picture with the Minnie Mouse ears, she is my favourite! My top is from Urban Outfitters and my skirt is from Hollister, I love the pretty florals. 

Picture 9: Some of the gang on our trip to Hollywood and Beverly Hills. My top is from Forever 21, neclace from Topshop and my shorts are my vintage Levis

I feel so lucky to have had the chance to have such an incredible Summer this year. I have hundreds more pictures and stories I could share on here but that would mean a LOT more posts and probably boring you a little? I hope you enjoyed this little snippet of my time traveling and I will warn you that I am now addicted and hope to travel some more after my third and final year of University (yikes where did time go?!). 

Have you ever been to Los Angeles?

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

A Taste of Travel: New York City!

So my Summer this year has been a bit of a whirlwind! A few days after arriving home from University I got a job working at a Summer Camp in America and three weeks later I was on a flight out to the States to move into my new home for the next three months and begin my new job! It was as fast as that! Without boring you of all the details, I'll quickly sum it up and tell you that I got the chance to make new friends from all over the world, teach dance classes everyday, get to know kids and notice the difference I was making for them and push myself out of my comfort zone for an amazing Summer in the States! 

After working for three months, I set off on another adventure and got my first Taste of Travel. I have hundreds of pictures of this part of my Summer, but again, I narrowed it down for you and shared a few of my favourites from my four day trip to the amazing New York City! If you have never been, the city is everything you imagine it is going to be and more! The buildings are huge, the streets are packed, the lights make the night become day, tourists are everywhere, the shops are fantastic and the people are stylish. Can I live there please? Absolutely incredible city!

Picture 1: Waiting for my flight to the states, feeling nervous, excited and hoping my case isn't overweight. (It wasn't, Phew!)

Picture 2: The first picture I took in New York and I think it captures so much of what the city is like!

Picture 3: I was too excited to be in a yellow cab after a trip to Times Square one evening. It felt like I was in a movie!

Picture 4: A spot of shopping on Fifth Avenue one morning. It was inevitable! My dress is from Topshop and my shoes are from T.J. Max in case you were wondering.

Picture 5: Off to see Wicked at Broadway! So glad I got the chance to experience this, it was outstanding! My top is from Topshop, the skirt is from New Look and I got my little bag at a Thrift Store in the states, I love it.

Picture 6: Did anyone recognize this famous doorway? I couldn't have possibly gone to New York without visiting Queen Carrie Bradshaw's apartment!

Picture 7: The view of Manhattan from a quick sail on the Staten Island Ferry to see Miss Lady Lib.

Picture 8: A breathtaking trip to the 9/11 Memorial. What a beautiful place for such a sad moment in history.

Picture 9: Possibly the biggest building I have ever seen, The Freedom Tower.

Stay tuned my blogger buddies, there are more pictures coming soon of the rest of my traveling adventures this Summer! 

Have you ever been to New York City?