I have a few places that I want to visit this year and I’m so excited to make these into realities. I think traveling is so important to experience other places and cultures. As well as giving yourself relaxation time from work or school. I’m so happy that I have almost 4 full months off for summer. While I’m applying for internships, I hope to also spend a great amount of my weekends off making memories.
With all that being said here are the 7 places I definitely want to visit this year:
Fire Island // Oh how I love this place ! Fire Island is such an amazing place to go for a beach getaway that’s not to far from NYC. It does include a train & ferry ride but once you’re there it feels like you are thousands of miles from the city. As most of you know I was born & raised in NYC and still live there till this day. I love the city but as much as everyone else I need a break from it sometimes, which is why FI is a great escape. A few friends and I are planning to stay for a week this summer. I’m hoping everyone’s schedule allows for us to stay a week. However even if its a weekend it will still be great to be back on this beautiful and peaceful island.
Coachella // Coachella has always been the first music festival I’ve wanted to attend. Since the line up this year is especially killer because the one and only Queen B is gonna be there I would love to go. This is a far reach being that Coachella is around 3 months away and I don’t have a ticket or money to buy one, but hey a girl can dream.
Washington D.C // My mom and I were discussing a few months ago on how we want to visit the National Museum of African American History and Culture. I have read so much about the museum and the different exhibits that they have. I can’t wait to go and learn more about African American Culture throughout the different parts of the U.S .
LA // One of my amazing friends is moving out to LA this summer to start college and I can’t explain how proud I am of her. She is such a hardworking girl and truly deserves all the blessings she has. I would love to go visit her later on this year around September or October when she is all settled in, so I will definitely try to make this one of my priority trips this year.
North Carolina // I have a lot of family that lives in North Carolina and I haven’t been in years so I would love to make that trip down there to visit everyone. I think this may end up turning into two trips because I also want to go to visit my cousin who goes to college there as well. Most likely for homecoming weekend because her school goes all out.
Nantucket // Another Island I want to visit this year. I absolutely love the beach and I’ve heard so many great things about Nantucket. I would love to visit to see what all the hype is about. Even though I know I’ll love it, I’ve seen tons of photos of Nantucket and everything about it is absolutely gorgeous.
Yesterday marked my last Saturday in the city before I head upstate to college and I couldn’t have asked for a better day. One of my best friends Livia had the awesome idea to go to Fire Island for the day.
Our day started off by catching the 8:45am train at Penn Station to Bayshore. Once we got to Bayshore we got on a Davids taxi to the Fire Island Ferry. We got on the 10am ferry and got to Ocean beach at around 10:30am. We automatically walked to the beach, Ocean Beach is such a cute beach town and when I got off the boat I felt like I was at home !
Also can we talk about how its not required to wear shoes or pants ! You can literally walk around the town in a bikini. At one point during the day I was just walking around in a t shirt and bikini bottom like seriously that’s my type of town.
Shoutout to Livia for bringing her Polaroid to capture some really cute moments. I really need to buy a Polaroid so that I can take it with me when I travel.
We went to some of the shops to pick up these cute friendship bracelets, so that we would never forget this amazing trip. I’m so glad I got to end my summer in such an amazing place with great people.
Hana and I sitting on the beach testing out the camera. I’m so happy about the quality of these pictures none of them have a filter.
Can we talk about this sunset, if you’ve been following me for a while you would know my obsession with sunsets. Like in all seriousness friends & even my mom told me that I should start an Instagram dedicated to sunsets. This sunset definitely didn’t disappoint.
I love Fire Island because I feel so at home there, I cant wait to come back next summer and with that being said bye Summer’16 you were definitely one to remember.
Here is a little montage I put together of our day :
I started off this month with 2 quick trips to Plattsburgh, New York and Hamden, Connecticut. I was invited up to SUNY Plattsburgh from 4/1 -4/2 to stay over in there dorms hangout with a student host and really let me experience the #plattslife before I make my final decision May 1st on where I will be going to college. I had a great time there hanging out with my student host as well as learning more about what Plattsburgh has to offer both academic and social wise. I made a lot of awesome friends on this trip and it was a amazing experience.
I got home from Plattsburgh at around 6:30pm on Saturday and Sunday at 8:00 I was on the Metro-North headed up to Hamden,Connecticut.I visited Quinnipiac University and they have one of the most beautiful campuses I have ever seen. I loved the school so much and they have a great public relation program which is what I am majoring in.
Overall I had a great time visiting colleges last weekend, and stay tune in May for my announcement on where I will be going to school.
Wow I can’t believe September is almost over, I can’t wait for October. I have a lot planned and it is going to be one eventful month. So yesterday I took a trip up to the wonderful Hudson Valley, and spent the day in New Paltz , New York. I went to Visit SUNY New Paltz and if you are not familiar with what that is, it is a University. I thought since Sunday was an eventful day and Monday would be spent at school that I would just share with you all my trip to New Paltz.
I woke up at 8:00 because I had to be at the Metro North Station by 9:34 and I move pretty slow in the morning. Can I also just point out how perfect the weather was not to cold but not to hot either.
Outfit Details | Jacket : Forever 21
Shirt : Target
Boots : Shoegasm
Finally at around 12:30 pm we arrived at SUNY New Paltz for an info session and tour.
We headed back down to NYC at around 4:50 pm