I thought I would begin a new segment on TVP with Pearl Love. I love diamonds, rose gold and pearls. Being that this is called The Vintage Pearl blog site. I thought it was only appropiate to do a pearl show :)
Here are some gorgeous pictures and pearl items. Enjoy Lovies! :)
Back from Portugal and I am very happy to be back to my own routine. Truth be told, I missed everything. ha-ha. I really did.
My vacation was nonetheless very tiring. To sum it up here is a picture that sums up the two weeks and the rest of the year to come... (not the best pic but you get the idea).
4 hours after my arrival my Dad had an accident where he broke his right leg in 3 different areas. Requiring emergency surgery and 6 days confined to a hospital. He is doing okay and at home resting. But I know the next couple of months will be tough with him out of work and all. If you would please keep my dad and family in your good thoughts and prayers.
A huge thank you to the girls who kept TVP going while I was gone. They are the best! No idea how I got lucky to have three great friends like these girls.
Stay tuned and keeping checking into TVP. New posts every day! :)
My name is Julie and I blog at Wearing Mascara. S, thank you for having me! To go along with the travel theme of the guest posts, I wanted to share with you a snippet of the best 12 days of my life in Israel. In 2008, I went to Israel for Birth Right. It was a life changing experience!
The snippet I'd like to share is the day we swam in the Dead Sea. The Dead Sea has so much salt that you can literally float without any effort. The salt holds you up and it's advisable that you do not stay in the water too long or you will become dehydrated quickly!
Friends floating away...
See the salt under the water? Love.
There was some natural mud we used as a spa treatment. Washing it off in the salt definitely rejuvenated our skin!
Me having a blast:
I hope you enjoyed my pictures! S, thank you again for having me! Feel free to stop by my blog anytime.
I am back today to guest post for S again. Since I have the travel bug I thought I would do my two posts both on travel. Yesterday I shared some of my travel tips, if you missed that post be sure to check it out.
While S is lucky enough to be in Portugal, I know a lot of people are thinking a vacation is out of the question. Sometimes, when I think about vacationing and traveling, my mind goes directly to exotic countries. A lot of times I forget all about the places to travel that are right here in the United States.
Today, I wanted to share a few of my favorite places or places I would love to visit.
You can reach these islands by ferry from Washington. I have always heard how breathtaking the view is from the water. There are so many things to do. You can hike, kayak, or go boating. However, if I were to make it to the islands of San Juan I would want to go whale watching.
Okay, Okay! This has to be one of my favorite places to visit. There is so much going on and so much to do. If you are a history buff you will love Philly. If you are a sports fanatic, you will love Philly. (Go Phils, oi oi) If you are a foodie, you will love Philly.
If you make it to Philadelphia I suggest you make it a point to check out
Museum of Art
Liberty Bell Center
& most importantly... Citizens Bank Park to catch the Phillies in action.
3. Florida Keys
I included a picture of the bridge, because one of my favorite things to do is, take a drive through all of the Keys. Destination being Key West, but I love stopping in Marathon and other Keys along the way.
The drive is so beautiful and so relaxing. Put the top down. Roll down the windows. Crank up your beach music and prepare yourself for relaxation and fun!
When we are in Key West we always eat very good, have delicious drinks with fresh squeezed juice, and snorkel the days away. G (the boyfriend) and I always head to our favorite dessert place in Key West...
Trust me, check it out!
Believe it or not, I have never been to Texas. If you read my blog then you know I am a HUGE Friday Night Light's fan. Now I know, that is just a portrayal of small town Texas. There is just so much to see and do in Texas. Be it the city or small town America. If you are from Texas or have visited, please tell me where I should start. It just seems so big I don't want to miss anything!
5. Charleston, South Carolina
I saved the best for last. Charleston has to be my absolute favorite place in America.
I consider myself to be extremely lucky that I grew up a mere 2 hours away from Charleston. I was able to visit anytime that I wanted. I fell in love with Charleston as a little girl. To this day I love surrounding myself with everything Charleston has to offer.
I love to walk around and just admire and photograph the houses I would love to live in one day.
I love the shopping in Charleston.
I love the cobblestone streets.
I love eating. Especially the good ol' southern restaurants.
I love the sweet tea.
I love going down to the Battery and having a picnic with the one I love.
If you have never been to Charleston, you need to go. Seriously. Exit off this page and organize a trip. It will change your life.
Where are your favorite places to visit in America?
I cannot emphasize how important this step is when traveling. Especially when traveling by air. However, even if you are going by car these are still important. A lot of time passes where you may be sitting and not being active, it can be easy to forget to drink water! It is still vitally important. Also, don't forget your daily moisturizer. On days when you are traveling you may need to moisturize more often. Being on an airplane always makes my skin dry and feeling gross. Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize!
**Secondly, dress comfortably. I never understand when people get on a long flight wearing tight dresses and heels. Practicality beats fashion when traveling. I am not saying you have to wear sweatpants and a t-shirt, but I am not saying it's wrong either. Here is a sample of what I would wear when traveling.
There are some basic rules to attire when traveling. Dress in layers in case the temperature on the flight fluctuates from warm to cold. Simple shoes, I don't want to be behind you in line at security if it takes 5 minutes for you to take your shoes off. Minimal accessories, for the exact same reason as shoes.
**Next, a neck pillow.
I know, I know. Sometimes I too snicker at people with neck pillows, but trust me, it's worth it. If you forget this step you may wake up with an extremely sore neck. Or worse, with your head resting on your neighbor's shoulder. I would die.
**On a international flight I like to spend most of the trip sleeping. However, I need, and yes I mean need, coffee. I need this coffee just to put up with the amount of people I will encounter on any given trip. May be ironic but coffee will give me the patience I will need to not lose it over a grumpy flight attendant, a slowpoke in security, and/or a chatty neighbor.