I cannot believe how fast this year has flown by. I can honestly say that this was one of my favorite years for travel. I got to go to some pretty cool places and hit off some items off of my bucket list.
I have highlighted my trips for this year below and some of my favorite parts about them.
Travel Highlights of 2018
Tulum, Mexico – this was probably my favorite place I visited this year and one of my faves overall. I cannot begin to describe the feel of this place because it is incredible. There is so much to do and every place is unique and gives you major gypsy vibes. The beach is beautiful and the food gets better at every place you eat.
Recommendation: make sure to check out Casa Malca which used to be Pablo Escobar’s house.
Oh Music City – filled with some of the best nightlife and live music and of course bachelorette parties. Well at least that is what everyone thinks of when they hear Nashville – or Nash-Vegas, but there is so much more to this awesome city.
I have been to Nashville twice now and loved it each time for different reasons. The first time I went was a few years ago with a few of my friends. The last time I went was just a few weeks ago with my mom, so they were two very different trips for obvious reasons.
Below are a few of my favorite things about Nashville and they showcase how you can spend the perfect weekend with your friends as well as your family.
I love traveling with my mom and so we try to take one trip a year somewhere together. One of our trips last year happened to be in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and it was an amazing trip. I wanted to share with you guys some of the fun things we did on this trip and why it was the perfect location for a getaway.
How to spend a weekend in Ft. Lauderdale:
Where to Stay:
Stay at the Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort. It is at the beginning of the strip of all the hotels along the beach; giving you the perfect opportunity to take walks on the beach and check out some of the other hotels. Also, you are a bit away from the big hustle and bustle, so you get a more relaxing experience with less crowds. There are shops and restaurants around here as well, so there is still plenty to do.
Where to Eat:
Cafe Del Mar – for hugeeee margaritas!
El Taquito – located right by the Sonesta Hotel, my mom and I went here a few times to enjoy some breakfast and lunch. It is a mom and pop type of place, but the food was amazing.
Parrot Lounge – this is your typical dive bar situation. Pub food and good beer, can’t go wrong here.
Las Olas Tuscan Grill – this place had very delicious food and it was on Las Olas Boulevard which contains the cutest shops and lots of good restaurants as well.
Yo Mama’s Ice Cream Shop – for ice cream, enough said 🙂
What to Do:
Las Olas Beach – check out Ft. Lauderdale’s most popular beach and soak up the sun all day. Filled with many shops and restaurants, there will be no shortage of things to do.
Las Olas Boulevard – this place is perfect for a stroll to check out some boutiques, galleries and amazing restaurants. Do not forget to treat yourself to some gelato of course 🙂
Day trip to Bahamas – if you have the time I highly recommend this! You do not always get a chance to just head out to the Bahamas when ever you want, so this is the perfect opportunity to do so. There is a boat that can take you on a day trip to Freeport, Bahamas and it is about a two-hour or so boat ride. It is the perfect little getaway and you get to spend your day soaking up the rays by the Caribbean Sea. Just make sure you bring your passport because you will be needing it to leave the country and get to the Bahamas.
Fort Lauderdale has so much to offer and it is perfect for all kinds of trips: trip with your besties, a family trip, solo trip, but it was especially perfect for a mother daughter trip 🙂