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Labadee, Haiti

Hangin’ in Haiti

On the last two days of the cruise we were at sea traveling back to Fort Lauderdale and that is when I realized that I barely took any photos of Haiti!!! 😦 We ported in Labadee which is just a private beach destination that only the Royal Caribbean cruise sails to. It is on the north coast of Haiti and it is sooo beautiful. There were mountains and so many trees! It looked like a scene out of a movie or something. The water was so blue – like something you would see…in a movie? 😉 On this day my cousin and two uncles and I went snorkeling. I didn’t think I would be able to bring my camera with me because I had nowhere to put it, but when I got on the boat to head out literally everyone and their mommas had cameras. I was so mad at myself. BUT I did get a underwater camera so if I can figure out how to get those pictures onto my computer I will definitely upload them here! …

Puerto Rico – We meet again

Freakin’ *swoon*! I cannot stress to you guys how in love I am with Puerto Rico. I love the people, the food, the architecture, the history, the culture – EVERYTHING. I could definitely see myself living here if I ever got used to that dang humidity. My grandparents booked this trip for me as a graduation/birthday gift. They knew how much I loved going to Puerto Rico with my sister last year that they found a cruise line that stopped at the island. They’re so good to me ❤ Wait….Did I mention how much I love Puerto Rico? This was the second stop on the cruise and sadly it was our shortest day 😦 but I did get to see a lot of cool buildings in both San Juan and Old San Juan. We went to Castillo San Cristóbal, did a little souvenir shopping, and I got my Puerto Rican food of course! Trying to fit so many things in with 8 people, in 90 degree weather, was a little difficult. I am surprised that we got …

Island Hoppin’ Part I

I still can’t believe that I went on a 7 day Caribbean cruise! It was everything. I was actually gone for 9 days including the time we spent in Florida before the ship set off. So after all that time I was definitely ready to come home but I do miss sitting on the beach all day. Back to life. Back to reality.  I went with mi familia and the ship stopped at three islands – St Maaten, Puerto Rico, and Haiti. If you guys look back at some of my other travel posts I went to Puerto Rico with my sister around this time last year. St Maarten was the first stop on our three island trip. On this day we ported pretty early. We hopped off the ship and immediately took a tour around the island. We were able to see both Dutch and French St Maarten. I think my favorite part about this day was getting to sit in a little French bakery. I don’t know why I wasn’t expecting there to be …

Californ-I-aye!

It’s all good from Diego to the Bay! This summer our family vacation was to The City of Angels! I’ve been to California several times but it’s always fun to go back and see things you didn’t see the time before. This time around we got to visit Manhattan Beach, Venice Beach, Santa Monica…the pier of course, and Universal Studios. I was A M A Z E D by the beach homes. I didn’t have a desire to live in California until I visited Manhattan Beach. There was so much going on and its literally in their front yard! My brother killin’ the game at the Venice skate park. There were kids there that looked like they could still be in kindergarten…and they were DROPPING IN like it wasn’t anythang! It was a culture within itself at that skate park 😉 but it was fun sitting there watch everyone do their tricks and meeting people.

Puerto Rico!

Sharing some of my favorite photos from Puerto Rico with you guys! After sun bathing, eating, and exploring for a week I  C R A V E  island life now! I took a mini get away with my sister early last month to Puerto Rico and fell in love. We stayed right outside of San Juan in Isla Verde for five days. We spent a lot of our time in the water but my favorite part of the whole trip was the food! My sister has family that lives super close to where we were staying so we were lucky enough to celebrate Aunt Emma’s birthday with her – the home cooked meal changed mi vida! Everything in Puerto Rico is fast paced and so colorful! All the people were friendly too. Old San Juan was one of the places that I was most excited about visiting, so we spent a whole day there walking around, shopping, and eating of course 😉 We also got a little glimpse into the Puerto Rican night life and …