*stretch* Hello my loves!!!
If you’ve kept up with my husband & me on social media you know that we went to Greece & Turkey for our third wedding anniversary! Despite falling extremely sick halfway through, we had an incredible trip and it was one of my favorites yet. We began in Santorini, then Athens, & closed out our travels in Istanbul. Santorini has always been my dream destination and I was so excited to finally check it off of my bucketlist – it did not disappoint and I’m already dreaming about coming back. During our stay, Canaves Oia hotel took us on a semi-private day cruise around the island on a 50 foot yacht via Sunset Oia Sailing. We got to explore the volcano, swim in the hot springs, and check out a black beach as well as a red beach! The crew grilled lunch right on the side of the boat and it was such a lovely day. We opted for a day tour but there are sunset tours available as well, our trip was literally the very beginning of the tourist season so I feared that an evening trip would get a bit too chilly! The boat was awesome – super comfortable, clean, and very spacious so even though we were worried at first seeing how many people were on our trip (with kids!! who brings that many kids to Santorini?! lol!), we always had a ton of space to ourselves and lots of privacy. We even comfortably took a nap after lunch on the ride back! No matter how long your stay in Santorini is, I highly recommend blocking off a day for this tour, you’ll get to see the island in such a way that you could never from land and you really get to take in just how massive the cliffs are. Santorini is truly incredible.
Hello my loves! Gosh, I have been MIA for awhile huh?? This year got off to a really rough start and it took me awhile to normalize and get back into a routine. Hopefully everything will be peachy from here on out! wooosah!!
We spent the holidays and New Year in London & Paris as you already know! If you missed my London Travel Diary be sure to check it out, its my absolute favorite set of travel photos yet! Because of my self-imposed high standards after that post, it made me drag my feet with getting my Paris photos done. They’re just not up to par and proves why I need to stop editing things out of order.. of course quality gets better as you progress haha.
Paris is such a special city for us, we got engaged back in 2012 at the Pont des Arts and we’ve been wanting to visit the city of love again ever since! We had just a couple days of our trip to spend in Paris so we took it pretty easy. We dined with friends and did the touristy thing visiting all the landmarks. Let’s get on with the photos, you know there are a ton!
Hello my darlings!
I hope all of your week’s have kicked off to a great start! I hope you’ve already seen my travel vlog of our trip to London & Paris from over the holidays (if you haven’t, it’s at the bottom of this post too!), today I finally finished putting together all of our London photos! I’m so happy with how these turned out, it’s such a beautiful, colorful mess to scroll through :) — I put up a video about my entire camera collection that I travel with, so if you’re looking for gear details please check that post first!
We traveled to Europe with another couple – Waseem & I have been to both cities before so our trip was pretty chill. We ate a lot, went out a lot, and just spent wonderful quality time together. Most of this post is from the one day Waseem and I properly went out sightseeing – let’s get to the photos & I’ll chat as we go!
Our trip to Paris and London back in 2012 was so beyond exciting for me. It was my first overseas vacation in a very long time (the motherland never counts!), I was going away with Waseem, & hello he ended up proposing to me in Paris! Literally a dream come true. Fast forward 3.5 years, a week away from 2016, both of us burnt out from an extremely busy, but amazing, year and our friends convince us to go to London with them on 6 days notice! We didn’t care that we were running on fumes, we were so excited to jetset with our friends and revisit an itinerary so near and dear to our hearts. My individual Paris and London photo-diaries are on the way but I wanted to share my vlog with you the moment I finished it today! Our 2012 trip was my very first travel vlog; and it wasn’t very good haha so I’m excited to come back with a do-over! We were corny sightseers the whole time so hopefully this isn’t too boring. Enjoy!!