You may have read a previous post I wrote about my favorite summer getaways. Every year my family and I take a special trip down to the Jersey Shore. Not to be confused with the fist pumping, Snooki/J-Wow Jersey Shore that you may know about, but a town called Seaside Park.
It’s about a mile and a half south of the Seaside Heights Boardwalk and has a totally different vibe that I can get down with. There are beautiful beach houses for rent as well as a few different lodging options. Most hotels come with free beach access to miles of clean and calm sandy beaches.
If you’re looking for a place to relax and eat some fresh seafood that’s just under a 2 hour drive from New York City at an affordable price, consider visiting Seaside Park for your next beach getaway!
If leaving from NYC, Seaside Park is just under a 2 hour drive. I usually meet my family there midweek and stay for a couple of days, whereas they stay the full week. I grab my coffee and get on the road fairly early (no later than 10 am) to be sitting on the beach, drink in hand around noon. If you leave anywhere between a Thursday evening and a Saturday, you’ll be sitting in some heavy traffic, so plan for a 3 hour ride if that’s your only option.
I can’t leave the shore without going to two places in particular. One is the famous Bum Rogers Crabhouse that serves up the cleanest, most succulent blue crabs you’ll ever eat. They are finger-licking good. If you don’t mind putting in some heavy work to earn your food, don’t miss Bum’s famous garlic crabs!
The first morning I wake up in Seaside, I get on my bicycle and head over to Park Bakery for their glazed apple donuts. If you followed my instagram stories, you know what I’m talking about! I savor every last bite and usually bring some home with me! My mom loves their jelly donuts which are pretty fantastic too.
A cool taco joint in town is Surf Taco. Try the mango coconut shrimp taco if it’s on the specials menu, but be prepared for long lines at lunch and dinner. Call in your order in advance for quick and easy pickup.
Right next door is Beach Culture serving great cold brew, smoothies, and acai bowls. There are few things in life I enjoy more than an acai bowl. At $10 a bowl, it’s a little steep, but the fruit is super fresh and the homemade granola is very tasty, so it’s totally worth it to me! I got the tropical bowl with banana, mango, pineapple and organic peanut butter. There’s a variety of bowls and smoothies to choose from. You can’t go wrong with an acai bowl; they are both healthy and delicious!
I never leave the shore without a stop at B&B for beach gear and gifts at great prices. You can find everything from beach themed home decor, swimsuits, and everything else you’d want to wear to the beach. I scored a beautiful beach dress that I can’t wait to wear on one of my upcoming trips. One of my own personal traditions is picking out special postcards wherever I go. Yes, I still snail mail postcards from vacations. I love the personal touch of a hand written postcard.
Yoga on the Beach
I typically go for an early morning run along the beach, but this year I brought my yoga mat instead. I rolled it out on the sand with the waves crashing behind me. It was such a peaceful practice. I was playing the Moana soundtrack on my phone and these lyrics were so empowering to me as I practiced:
See the light where the sky meets the sea
It calls me No one knows how far it goes
If the wind in my sail on the sea stays behind me
One day I’ll know
If I go there’s just no telling how far I’ll go
I borrowed my sister’s bicycle that she brought, but you can rent a bike in Seaside Heights. I love riding my bike into town and stopping to admire all the beautiful beach houses.
Watch the Sunset
You can go to the bay side of town and get a great view of the sunset. Park on the side of the road and walk down the pier for a fantastic view of this stunning sunset.
Thanks for reading and sorry for the lack of photos! I guess that tells you I was really enjoying every moment and not taking as many photos as I normally would for a blog post. I hope you caught some action on my instagram stories as I rode my bike around town.
Hope you’re having a great summer!
This past Sunday, The Daily Croissant celebrated Bastille day in Brooklyn. Although the festival was a tad underwhelming and more geared toward French expats playing Pétanque, we took it as an opportunity to explore a lesser known neighborhood in Brooklyn. Overall, our day turned out to be a success!
As you may already know, Brooklyn is becoming a bit of a tourist destination for those visiting New York. You won’t get quite the same hustle and bustle that you have in most Manhattan neighborhoods, but that is what we love about it!
Welcome to Cobble Hill
If you haven’t been to Cobble Hill, you should check it out sometime. This neighborhood was originally a settling place for Italian immigrants in the early 1900’s. It has since become very French with many French families migrating here within the last 10 years or so. So much that it has been named Little France. Well, when I read that I knew I had to go and check it out! Here’s a quick roundup of the things we think are worth a look!
Start with coffee and a croissant at Bien Cuit. There’s a sweet outdoor seating area to lounge or even bring your laptop to get some work done.
Bar Tabac has some yummy French fare if you’re up for that. Just a five minute walk down Bergen street is Leyenda. A latin style tapas joint serving creative cocktails. There are loads of options in the area, but those are the only two where I’ve dined.
Most of the shops are small boutiques with original and handmade items. Check out Clare V on Bergen street to treat yourself to an extra-special handbag, hat, or wallet. The girls in this store were very kind and welcoming. The store’s layout is great if you want to pop in to get some design inspo!
Bergen street also had a pop-up market with about 20 retailers selling everything from candles, jewelry, and turkish towels. What are turkish towels you ask?? Only these super soft, luxurious multi-purpose pieces of cloth that can be used as a shawl, a blanket, a scarf or a beautiful kaftan! I took a few minutes to talk to the vendor about her beautiful pieces that you can find here.
This particular market called FAD (FAshion, Art and Design) will be at the 51 Bergen street location in Brooklyn on July 29+30 and August 12+13, 26+27 from 11am – 6pm. They have a special Beach edition at Coney Island on August 6 from 12pm – 7pm. Coney Island is another part of Brooklyn that I’ve never been to and as a New Yorker, I’m ashamed to admit that. But I’m excited to go check it out!
I could totally spend the day walking around the neighborhood admiring the brownstones and colorful doors, maybe even wander down a little alleyway. I’ve been learning to appreciate these little things throughout my travels. Like running into this cool vintage Fiat, so naturally I had to get a picture with it.
Smith street and Court street are busier streets with a bunch of stores, but take a random turn and you may eventually end up in Brooklyn Heights! This wasn’t really part of our plan, but once you’re walking the beautiful tree lined streets, you kind of don’t want to leave. I plan to explore even more of this historical neighborhood next time I’m in Brooklyn.
Just a short walk from there and you’ll be at Brooklyn Bridge Park where you can grab an ice cream cone at Ample hills Creamery and watch the boats sailing the Hudson River. Picnic tables and grills are available for public use.
Brooklyn has a special place in my heart. Both my mother and boyfriend were born and raised there. So if you ever want to spend an afternoon in the quaint Cobble Hill, give me a call and I’ll join you! Hope this inspires you to spend a fun day exploring a new neighborhood that you’ve been putting off!
Let us know if we left anything out. We’re always adding to our arsenal of travel destinations.
Happy Bastille Day! This day commemorates the Storming of the Bastille on 14 July 1789, a turning point of the French Revolution and the unity of the French people one year later.
In America, we take pride in our alliance with France and celebrate this piece of French culture with festivals, street fairs, and croissant brunches!
Since 7th grade French class I’ve always had an affinity for all things French. When I finally visited France for the first time 4 years ago, I was hooked. I love the culture, the fashion, the food, and just about everything about Paris, The Cote d’Azur and even the Loire Valley. So, in honor of Bastille Day, I’m rounding up some of the lesser known ways to get your French fix in NYC!
Bastille Day in Brooklyn
Check out “Little France” in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn which will host a Bastille Day Festival this Sunday, July 16 from noon-10 p.m. There will be French fare, drinks, and live music- all things we love about street festivals!
Bar Tabac, who is sponsoring the event, is a great little French bar that feels really authentic. The bartenders and waitstaff are French and they even have French T.V playing at the bar. So if you’re ever craving a little bit of Paris (which I always am) check out Bar Tabac for a Kronenburg and some escargots the next time you find yourself in Brooklyn.
Oui Oui, Bien Cuit
Another gem located in Cobble Hill is Bien Cuit. This specialty bakery makes all of their bread in small batches, shapes it by hand, and bakes it right in their store in Brooklyn.
**The Daily Croissant tip (and Bien Cuit’s best kept secret!) : Now you don’t have to trek all the way to Brooklyn for the best baguette. Find their little outpost right in Grand Central Market! Try the delectable croissants and other pastries like the apple cardamom danish.
Francais sur le Upper East Side
The Upper East Side is rich in French culture and is home to the French consulate, French Institute Alliance and so much more.
I rarely spend time on the Upper East Side. Let’s face it, I’m not Serena Van Der Woodson. And quite frankly, I much prefer the West Side! But, I recently discovered the FIAF: French Institute Alliance Francaise and all they have to offer!
If you’re looking to add a little French culture to your life, check it out. There’s a photo gallery featuring Raymond Depardon’s work, French language classes, First Tuesdays where you can mingle with other francophiles and french speakers for wine and conversation, as well as French cinema.
I love a good bookstore
Further uptown, you’ll find the French bookstore, Albertine. This quaint and quiet bookstore offers a few couches and chairs for for you to stay a while and enjoy both French and American titles. Pop in for a peaceful afternoon of admiring the beautiful art books or taking a break from the heat and get some work done.
Free films on the Green
This year marks the 10th anniversary of Films on the Green, the free outdoor French film festival produced annually in New York City parks by the French Embassy, FACE Foundation and NYC Parks. Check out a showing before it ends on September 7. Schedule here
Have a very happy Bastille Day! Let us know about any fun festivities you’re partaking in this weekend in the comments below or on our Instagram page.
The West Village is one of my favorite neighborhoods in NYC. With it’s quaint restaurants and beautiful townhouses, I find myself getting lost amongst the beauty of it all. Sometimes I’ll treat myself to lunch at Buvette or it’s sister restaurant Via Carota and other times I grab a slice of good ol’ Joe’s pizza on Carmine as soon as I get off the train at West 4th street.
Tacos on Bleecker
Mario and I got together for a special treat at Tacombi on Bleecker street. This is a beautiful open space for fresh squeezed juice cocktails and tacos. Try the Avocado tostada and the Veracruzana Campechanas.
I especially love all of the bright colors. It’s so inviting and makes you want to stick around and graze all day. I found the cocktails to be particularly special because they use an agave wine instead of tequila. There’s less alcohol content, but it tastes great! Enjoy an array of juices such as grapefruit, lime, pineapple and watermelon- all freshly squeezed!
Get your Grove on
After our tacos, I wanted to show Mario one of my favorite streets in the neighborhood. Grove street is quintessential West Village. It is home to two of my favorite restaurants in New York and some of the most beautiful townhomes in the neighborhood. Via Carota is a cozy, rustic italian restaurant with the best Branzino I’ve ever tasted. Buvette, a little piece of Paris in New York, serves french style tapas with a cute bar and a small outdoor seating area.
A three minute walk from Grove street and 7th avenue is Dominique Ansel Kitchen. I was craving one of his featured summer flavors on this near 90 degree day. Just don’t make the same mistake we did. There are 2 different Dominique Ansel’s about 10 minutes apart. The SoHo location is famous for the Cronut. It’s different from the West Village location which is the only one that has the soft serve ice cream. July’s flavor is Cold Brew with an anise biscotto and dollop of milk foam. In August there will be dark-chocolate olive oil soft serve, dressed in a fig agrodolce and sea salt. I can’t wait to go back and try that flavor too!
Take me to the River
We ended the day with a walk down to the Hudson River Pier. After hitting the concrete all day, it was nice to just sit and take in the cool breeze coming off of the water.
Pier 45, also known as the Christopher Street pier is a little oasis in Manhattan. There’s also salsa lessons every Tuesday from 6:30-7:30. I’ll be hitting that up very soon.
Any other neighborhoods you’d like us to feature? Let us know in the comments below or our instagram page.
Today, I’m sharing three of our favorite things that we love to talk about on The Daily Croissant. Here’s a fun little post of friendship, fashion, and of course, food! I couldn’t wait to share these photos and in honor of the 4th of July I felt it festively appropriate to spread the red, white and blue love with you!
An American on the Upper West Side
On one of our recent photo shoots, Mario and I decided to explore the Upper West Side of Manhattan. And by explore, I mean hit up some of my favorite places and take pictures for the blog!
When I had a craving for oysters, I knew I had to bring him to The Mermaid Inn! I’ve been talking to Mario about their happy hour for over a year and it was time I show him what all the hype is about.
This place is always packed, but if not for their great happy hour menu, I probably would not come here. From 5- 7 p.m every day the oysters are $1 and there’s a great selection of seafood tapas, such as fried oysters, fish tacos and fried clam sliders all for under $5 each. The happy hour menu is served at the bar as well as the tables.
When we walked in for a table around 6 p.m. we were told there was a 45 minute wait, so off we went to explore some great back drops for photos. By the time we made a loop around the neighborhood, our table would be ready and oysters would be ours!
Red, White and Blue
When I found this skirt I was so excited to wear it! I’ve always loved the pleated skirt look, but never found the perfect one until I strolled into good ol’ Uniqlo. My eye caught the navy and I knew it was the one!
I could dress this up with these great red mules from Vince Camuto or pair it with a white tee and sneakers for a chill weekend look. I love how the red accessories elevate this look. A good red lipstick is so hard to find. Mine is flame red from Face Stockholm. I went for some french flair with the red scarf around my neck.
This striped tee I’m wearing is an oldie but goodie from Ann Taylor. The bag is one I bought at Charles and Keith on a trip I took to Thailand a fews years ago. I love how the gold detailing on this bag makes it so chic.
Proud to be a New Yorker
What says 4th of July more than New York City? The Statue of Liberty, The Macy’s fireworks show and The South Street Seaport all epitomize American culture and I couldn’t think of a better place to spend the 4th of July!
This weekend I had a little staycation. I explored some of the beauty that is New York when everyone else leaves! You get to appreciate the city for what it’s worth without the crowds and craziness. My boyfriend and I hit up lots of great restaurants, shops and other touristy things we don’t ever take advantage of. We curated our own sangria crawl downtown and took his niece to the Central Park Zoo (first time for me too!)
I’ll be taking the Long Island Railroad out to Long Beach to celebrate a friend’s birthday on the beach today and attending another party in Brooklyn on the 4th.
We wish you a very happy and healthy 4th of July. Be safe, eat well, and dress your best!
Ashley and Mario
Maybe it’s the start of summer or the fact that I will have two months of freedom to stay up late, practice yoga anytime of day that I choose, or do just about anything my little heart desires, but I am feeling extremely grateful. And naturally, through gratitude, I’ve also found that giving back is what’s really in my heart. When I’m teaching yoga I feel like I can give back both physically and spiritually.
At the closing of 2016, I set out to make each day count. Throughout the past 6 months I started this blog to inspire people through writing, completed my yoga teacher training to deepen my spiritual practice and closed other doors in my life that no longer served me. The result has made me more grateful and more fulfilled than anything else I’ve done in a long time.
You Get What You Give
I truly believe that what you put out there, you get back ten fold. When I set out to start a new chapter of my life teaching yoga I was only half aware of what I would really get out of it. This training didn’t just prepare me to teach the physical practice of yoga, but it taught me so much more. Living the principles of yoga off the mat is far harder than any physical practice I’ve ever done. It required me to search deep within myself to get closer to understanding my true purpose in this life. Being able to provide a sense of healing and peace through teaching yoga gives me so much joy.
Get Aligned With Your Purpose
Now that I’m becoming more aligned with where I’m meant to be serving, I’m already seeing new doors open up and new opportunities presenting themselves. This past week I attended an event for the New Rochelle Rotary Club, an organization that is committed to serving the greater good of the community. There, I networked with an incredible woman who is serving the community in so many different capacities and I am completely in awe of her work and commitment. She runs the Lincoln Park Community Garden in New Rochelle, NY and I offered to provide yoga classes in the green space for the community. I’ll be posting my teaching schedule soon! So stay tuned.
I’m so grateful that I can teach beyond my English classroom in the Bronx. Now, I can reach the communities that I live in, belong to and seek to be a part of.
Granted, my faith in God is a big part of what led me to this awakening. But partnered with my daily meditation and prayer is where I find the clarity to know where I can best serve. This is all possible through a consistent practice and discipline in our daily lives. As we discover what our bodies and souls really need, we practice letting go of old habits and attitudes that aren’t aligned with who we truly are. We’re always practicing.
The goal isn’t perfection. Practice > perfection is what I’m working on.
How about you? Leave us a comment on how you serve, find gratitude, or feel like you are living your true purpose.
I am a firm believer that sometimes all you need in life is a day all to yourself. I love to disappear when life get chaotic, stressful or just plain boring. And by disappear, I mean to get away from everything to restore, and inspirit the soul, body and mind. But I live in a hectic region of the country. Traffic, noise, pollution and day to day events are enough to drain me. Consequently you will often find me partaking in long hikes in the Hudson Valley, or even as far as Vermont. These long hikes act as a way for me to restore my soul. As far as I’m concerned, there is nothing better than spending time getting lost in your own thoughts and prayers. Ultimately my goal is to find serenity.
Finding an Oasis of Calmness
All things considered, there is no shortage of great spots to lose myself in the Tri-State Area. There’s an abundance of great hiking spots, parks and museums that allows me to just be. One of these spots is the The Met Cloisters located in northern Manhattan’s Fort Tryon Park. The museum features medieval art, sculpture and architecture and sits atop a hill overlooking the Hudson River.
I decided to visit the museum after a very long and stressful week for the purpose of decompressing and just spending a quiet day. The museum serves as a perfect destination with its serene setting and beautiful lush gardens. The architecture and layout evokes, and promotes a state of calmness. It’s truly an oasis of serenity amidst the bustling city.
One of my favorite features of The Cloisters is the variety of ornate doors and doorways. The doors are all different in shape, size and purpose and I find great pleasure in examining their beauty. But this time around, my admiration turned to contemplation on the symbolism of doors. For one thing, doors are symbolically seen as passageways or accessories to transition. The beautiful doors made me think about life and how we are constantly passing from one phase to another. The widespread use and depictions of doors in literature, religion and mythology is a testament to its symbolic importance.
There’s so many great spots in the Tri-State area where one can find peace and quiet. The Cloisters is one of those places and it’s remarkable how one can delight in serenity within the craziness of New York City.
Have a spot where you go to escape the chaos? We want to hear from you so leave a comment below!
As you may already know, I’m a teacher. And if you’re a teacher you also know that the end of the school year can be even more stressful than the beginning. As the last weekend of the school year approached, I felt like I needed a little getaway more than ever.
I mentioned to my boyfriend, Phillip, in passing that I wanted to spend the weekend on a lake. I really wanted to escape the city for some much needed downtime. I had originally wanted to do a little solo trip, but when Phillip offered to plan the weekend and take the stress out of it for me, how could I say no? (He’s way too good to me and I don’t deserve him!)
I can sit here and talk about stress or how I relieve it or how I could be doing more or less to destress, but I’m not going to do that in this post. Instead, I want to talk about how you need to cherish love and take the time to connect with your loved ones.
Love is a Verb
Turn off your cell phone.
Listen to your partner when he or she speaks.
Look him in the eye.
Embrace his kisses.
Love every inch of him.
Acknowledge all of the good things instead of complaining about and trying to change the more undesirable things.
Eat chocolate together. (This one is very important!)
It’s the Simple Things
I’m not an expert on love, but I know enough to know when someone really loves me.
Here are a few of the ways I feel love from my partner.
When he listens to me. When he plans a whole day around what I like.
When he knows what I need more than I, myself, might know.
When he doesn’t lose his patience with me even when I go from zero to 100 real quick.
Some of these things may seem so simple, but it’s the simple, everyday things that keep a relationship strong.
Fill your Cup
Relationships are hard work. I’ve been foolish to try to walk away when things aren’t easy. Phillip has taught me that when you love someone, you don’t just give up on them. You try harder. You love more. You do what it takes to nurture that love. And you try to be the best version of yourself for them. So if you’re feeling depleted, or like you have little to give, take some time for yourself. Do the things that fill you up. When your cup is full, you have more to give away.
Real love is out there, people. And sometimes you will find in at the most unexpected times and in the most unexpected places, but don’t give up on love and don’t give up on yourself.
Someone very wise once told me something that I don’t think will ever leave me. “God takes things away from you when you don’t appreciate them”. This may or may not be true, but it resonated with me. I don’t ever want to take advantage of love and the people that I love the most.
How do you show love and when do you feel most loved? Leave us a comment below.
Stay tuned for a Part 2 about how we spent our special weekend in Berkshires together.
Summer is officially here. Yesterday was the summer solstice, the longest day of light in the year. I celebrated with friends at Bar Taco while enjoying margaritas and beautiful views.
I’ve been an English teacher for 11 years now and for the past 2 summers, I didn’t work! It’s great to have time off in the summer to regroup, rest, and travel a bit. With my summer vacation starting in less than a week, I’ve got beach, sand and sun on my mind! What are your favorite things about the summer?
Here’s a list of some of the things I love about summer.
Toes in the Sand, Book in my Hand
I love to read, but as many teachers know, the school year is more about reading student essays than it is reading for pleasure. I can’t wait to sit on the beach and actually read something for myself! Here are a few of the books on my summer reading list.
- Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. I’m late on this train, but I love Chimamanda’s work and I’ve heard great things about this book. A realistic fiction story of love, race and identity. One of my former students recommended this and I look forward to digging into it this weekend!
- Night by Elie Weisel. Admittedly, I’m reading this one for work, in order to get ready to teach it for the first time next year. I read it so many years ago, but it’s one of those classics you could read over and over and the writing is just so poignant. Who knew writing about World War 2 could be so beautiful?
If you have any other book recommendations for me, please leave them in the comments section or on our instagram page!
Although I do have one (or two) big trips planned for the summer, I look forward to just getting in my car and driving down to the Jersey Shore or up to Plymouth, Massachusetts to see my family.
We have a tradition in my family of getting a place on the shore and beach bumming it for a week. It’s a really fun time in Seaside Park. I love running the long stretches of beach, riding my bike to the bakery in the morning, and swimming until the sun goes down. Not to mention the awesome crab feast we have a Bum Rogers. These are hands down the best crabs I have ever tasted. If you ever get down to the shore, don’t forget to try them out!
About 10 years ago, my family moved to Plymouth, Massachusttes to open a restaurant and live on the beautiful New England coast. About a 3.5 hour drive from NYC, Plymouth is a small beach town located between Boston and Cape Cod. There’s nothing better than gathering together with family for a good meal and and all night dance party at my Aunt Mona’s house!
My favorite place to go is The Blue Eyed Crab. This is a caribbean style seafood restaurant serving up great cocktails made with rum from all over the world. My cousin has been a chef for over 25 years and his food is the real deal. It’s inventive and flavorful with great Caribbean flare. I try to get down there once a year. They just celebrated their 10 year anniversary at The Crab. If you ever get the opportunity to visit, tell Jimmy that I sent you! I love the crab bisque with homemade cornbread croutons and the Charred Pineapple Mojito. There are so many daily specials so just go in and have your pick.
What Day Is It?
I lose track of time in the summer. No alarm clock, no agenda, no problem!
This is the luxury of being a teacher and I wouldn’t trade it for anything! Last year I spent a chunk of my days in Manhattan with a few trips in between. It’s really nice to be off when everyone else is working. You get to enjoy the beauty and somewhat calm of the city without the hustle. Luckily, I have many teacher friends that I can share this freedom with, but one of the best things is taking myself on some solo dates to explore my city! One of my favorite places to go and treat myself to a glass of Rosé, delicious baguettes and other french delicacies is Buvette. I can sit at the bar of this West Village gem and feel for just a moment like I am in France.
What are your favorite things about summer? Share with us in the comments and we hope your first day of summer is off to a great start!
Deciding on a travel destination has been a tremendous headache for me during the past month. As I have stated in the past, I want my next trip to be an immersive experience. Switzerland, France, Iceland, Argentina, Chile? I have concluded that those destinations are out of contention for this summer.
I’m not a huge planner by nature. For instance, my big trips in the last few years have been decided in a day. Once I have made a decision, all the loose planning is done in a matter of days. Done and done; I’m on the way. Unfortunately I feel like a trip to the aforementioned destinations should be something special, an immersive experience. It’s important to realize that this goal can only be achieved successfully through careful planning.
So where do I travel?
Presently I sit with a glass of wine in hand while browsing travel websites. I ask myself why I’ve never taken a vacation where the goal is just to decompress. By and large I feel that I need to have a relaxing time this go around.
I take a sip of La Galope Sauvignon Blanc and the initial citrus notes open up to a palette of lush tropical fruits. The finish is reminiscent of grassy fields. Each sip is smooth, clean and features a gentle acidity. I focus once more on the tropical fruits and then it hits me. Why have I never taken a beach vacation to a tropical destination?
I’ve often wondered what it would be like to go to this faraway state but have never seriously considered visiting. My initial interest has resulted in more thorough research. Consequently it’s looking more and more likely that a visit to Hawaii might be in the works.
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Great beaches, hiking trails, history and great food? Sign me up! I still have a lot of research to complete before I make a final decision. But if the goal is to relax and decompress, I sit here tonight feeling confident that this type of vacation may just may be what I need.
Have any travel advice for me? Have you been to Hawaii and have some recommendations? I would love to hear from you! Leave your comments below!
A self proclaimed Francophile in NYC with a love of wellness, fashion and travel. Sharing all the hidden gems I find along the way.