Girls Weekend Guide: Denver

Denver has been on my bucket list for as long as I can remember. It seems to fit my outdoorsy personality, so I knew it was a place I wanted to visit. Although, it was a pretty short trip, I know I will be back again to explore more. Denver proved to be a perfect weekend getaway, especially with my friends. It offers so much for you to do and it is such a fun place for a girls weekend trip.


A guide to a Girls Weekend Getaway:

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Where to Stay: 
Stay in the Arts District because it is close to everything and it is a quirky place to be. It is close to bars, restaurants, and about a 25-30 minute drive from the airport. Rent out an Airbnb and enjoy the comfort of having a bigger place to yourself. We all know that us girls need lots of space to get ready, so when you have a bunch of girls stuck in a hotel room with only one bathroom, it makes things a lot harder. Just make sure to think of your luggage because just like a hotel the Airbnb does have certain check in and check out times, and unlike a hotel, you cannot have the front desk hold your luggage. My friends and I ran into a bit of trouble with this because it totally slipped our minds, but we totally made it work. Before check in, we just left our luggage at the brunch place we were at, and at check out we went to a hotel and asked them to hold it for a few hours, but hopefully this can be coordinated with your host instead.

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St. Lucia & The Pitons

My favorite type of place has always been something tropical. Now it may be because I was born in a place like that or the fact that I love the water, but there is just something addictive about going to a tropical destination. The mixture of the jungle, the ocean, the palm trees, the fresh food; is what lures me in to these amazing places and it’s what got me to the island of St. Lucia.


St. Lucia is one of the many Caribbean islands and it’s most known for the dramatically tapered mountains, the Pitons. The island has a lot to offer and it is perfect for all types of travelers. If you want to be more adventurous you can hike the Piton mountains, or go chase waterfalls in the jungle. If you loving immersing yourself in the culture, you can take a tour of the chocolate farms or hit up the local festivals. If you love to lounge around, well you’re on an island surrounded by beaches, so what more do you need than that.

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Since I fall under all those categories, as I assume most of you do as well, below are some snippets of my incredible time in St. Lucia.

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The most magnificent National Park in Croatia

Many of you have heard of Croatia by now. And I may be biased because I was born there, but it is one of the most beautiful countries to visit. It offers breathtaking beaches, cute towns, mountains, and amazing greenery. Along with that comes one of my favorite national parks I have ever been to, Plitvice National Park.

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The park is truly magnificent at any time of the year. My favorite time to go is during the summer months, just because you get to experience the beautiful waterfalls. But in the winter you get to be in awe of all the snowy beauty the park has to offer. Whichever season you go, you will not be disappointed.

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The park is very big and it could take you hours to go through the whole thing. There are so many beautiful aspects to it that with each corner you can expect a different view. You will get to walk on shaky bridges, feel the breeze from the waterfalls and get some killer views from up the hills as well.

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Recommendations: wear comfortable shoes, bring some snacks and a water bottle in case you get hungry (there are no shops throughout the park), and make sure to bring your camera because you will not want to miss these views.

Have you ever been to Plitvice National Park? What are some of your favorite National Parks you have visited?

Happy Travel – xoxo Dre ❤

 

One Day Getaway

Cinque Terre

Breathtaking to say the least. This five city paradise is a perfect one day destination when in Italy.

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Now you definitely don’t have to limit yourself to just a day because this charming place can be explored in more than one. But if you are looking for a fun adventure, this is the perfect place to go.

The best part is that there is something for everyone and there is a train to take you through the towns, so you can choose which stops to make.


The Adventurous Type: Adventure is definitely out there. Personally my favorite part of my day trip to Cinque Terre was hiking through the adorable 5 towns. Not only do you get an awesome workout in, but the views along the way are breathtaking. And there are plenty of places to take a break along the way which make for great photo ops.

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The Main Attraction

With so much to do on the beautiful island of Maui; it was hard to pick out what to explore. Since my days were limited, I decided it would be best to visit some of the most talked about spots.


1. Maui Ocean Center

Definitely a fun day activity for when the weather is not the best. The ocean center was not huge but it had a good display of exotic fish, and my favorite part, all the sharks and stingrays. Parts of it were indoors and parts were outdoors which was a nice transition between everything. Most aquariums I have visited, typically end up being indoors, so this was a good balance. The shark display was by far my favorite, and the sharks were surprisingly pretty large. You got to walk through a tunnel and have a view all around you. Overall, the center was a great way to see all the marine life up close and a fun day activity.

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