24 Hours in Santa Barbara

I was hanging out in UCSB for a bit and had a day to spend in Santa Barbara. The city is developing super quickly and offers quite a few things beyond its beautiful beaches. Here’s a rundown of my day there.

Breakfast at Handlebar Coffee: I don’t drink coffee but I do love a good croissant. The almond croissant here is flaky and delicious. (Also, my friends tell me that the coffee here is the best in Santa Barbara).

Morning Yoga at Power of Your Om: this cute studio is right on State St. They have classes throughout the day for all levels. The teachers are great; be prepared to sweat.
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Wandering around Wanderlust Stratton

I attended the Wanderlust festival in Stratton, VT this weekend and everything was awesome (at one of the events, our instructor kept saying, “Everything is Awesome” so the Lego song is now stuck in my head…). 
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Head South in San Antonio!

San Antonio is famous for the Alamo and the Riverwalk, which are both admittedly pretty cool. My favorite places to go, however, were toward Southtown, where there’s great food and great bars. It’s also within walking distance of the Riverwalk so it’s easily accessible if you are staying along the Riverwalk. Here are some of the best things I found down south this week.
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24 Hours in Cambridge

I was in Cambridge for the day and was really excited to visit my favorite places. Here’s a rundown of my day going through some of the best that Cambridge has to offer.
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A Day in New Haven

For this post, I thought I would try something new and plan a fun day in New Haven starting from breakfast until well past dinner time.


Wake up and get your morning coffee and pastry at Blue State (84 Wall St or 276 York St). They not only have good coffee but also excellent hot chocolate and pastries. Get a scone or an almond croissant; both are delicious. Next make your way to the Yale University Art Gallery (corner of York St and Chapel St) to see a huge collection of ancient art and modern art including works by Picasso, Van Gogh, and Kandinsky for free!  Continue reading “A Day in New Haven”

Beautiful water in Aruba

Primary reason to be in Aruba: Sol, Playa, y Mar!

Aruba can be a bit touristy but is really beautiful. We stayed just past Palm Beach at the Beach House Aruba. The owners were really friendly and directed us wherever we needed to go. It’s also right next to Aruba Active Vacations where you can learn to windsurf from really dedicated instructors (my instructor continued giving me tips for the rest of the day after our lesson was finished).  Continue reading “Beautiful water in Aruba”