Time to Travel– My Travel Itch!

Posted on: October 8, 2015

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I’ve ALWAYS been a travel fanatic, but sometimes life gets in the way and I can’t seem to make it out of town as often as I’d like. Well at least to travel for pleasure and fun and not for work.  But ever since I was a little kid, and I had my first experiences of travel I immediately LOVED getting on planes and traveling to a new place each time. Since then I’ve wanted to travel the world. In the last year I’ve traveled to Italy, Paris, Switzerland and now I’m ready for my next adventure.

I’d like to be relaxing on a beach somewhere and sipping on a Caribbean cocktail while enjoying a good book while hearing the waves crashing in the ocean. Enjoying the heat and working on my killer tan! I mean who wouldn’t want to be on a beach somewhere tropical! 🙂
I’d love to go back to Paris and visit the infamous Louve Museum or even sit in front of the iconic Effiel Tower and see it again for all it’s beauty.  I’d enjoy sipping parisian coffee while eating a rich and buttery croissant and french pasteries, and exploring the streets and sights that Paris has to offer.

I’d go back and explore more of Lugano, Switzerland, just an hour by train, north of Lake Camo in Italy. Sip on a cold beer and enjoy the breathtaking views of the Alps and the lake.

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Traveling to Italy is definitely a place I LOVE going back to again and again. Italy is so relaxing, beautiful, and has so much to offer many tourist and travel lovers like myself. A place I don’t mind exploring over and over. Eating and enjoying authentic Italian cooking while sipping on fine Italian wine is something I could get use to.

I LOVE taking in all the sights everywhere I go, taking beautiful photos of anything and everything, theres so much to see in the world and I’d love to take it all in and enjoy every minute of it.

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These are just a few places I’ve ventured to, but it just means that my travel itch is in full effect. And I’m ready to travel and jet set to somewhere different and exciting.
My travel plans are in full motion and I’m currently working on some new travel plans, I plan to travel to: Paris, Ireland, Scotland, Morroco, Italy, and Asia. I’d like to travel all the time and to anywhere really, but these are just a few places i’m considering traveling to. Traveling is so inspiring. I’m ready to embrace new cultures and get inspired by the beauty thats out there in the world.
Where have you traveled to? What places would you like to go to?
Travel with me and share your travel stories with me.
Here are a few photos I took during my travels, enjoy!
XO,

SOCIALFASHIONISTABEAUTY

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#TBT OUR HONEYMOON: ITALY

Posted on: September 15, 2015

In light of it being “Throwback Thursday” today’s #tbt brings us back to our trip to Italy. My husband and I  went to Italy for our Honeymoon (2yrs ago) and we just fell in LOVE! We both said we could totally see ourselves leaving our lives in the U.S. and retiring in Italy one day. We fully enjoyed ourselves — Italy, is a place to visit again and again.
For our Honeymoon we visited: Venice, Florence, Pisa, Tuscany, Rome, Naples, The Amalfi Coast and Capri. My husband planned the MOST romantic and MOST magical honeymoon a girl could ever dream of. Every place we went to was BEAUTIFUL!
Our first stop was Venice, and it was so neat to be greet by our very own private boat that taxied us to our hotel on the Canal. Venice is truly a romantic city, filled with so much history, and quite remarkable. I mean what couldn’t you not LOVE about this city. It was interesting to stay in a city with no streets or cars, just boats and ferries to roam the area.  If you haven’t been to Venice, I suggest you do- at least once in your life. You WON’T regret it. While your there be sure to visit: Piazza San Marco+ the St. Mark’s Basilica in the square. The architecture and structures is in Venice are AMAZING and Italy overall. I mean although the architecture in Italy is old, the marble + intricate art designs are such exquisite. The ceiling art in the Churches+ Basilicas are stunning. I almost wish buildings here in the U.S., definitely something to admire.
I fully enjoyed our entire trip but my favorite places were: Venice+Florence+Rome+Capri. Located in the North and Southern areas of Italy, were by far one’s in my opinion, one MUST visit at least once in your lifetime. SO much history, culture, and don’t get me started on the food. Everywhere you go, its so AMAZINGLY good but different and unique depending on where you are. And you can really tell that Italians put their heart +soul into their cooking, so much time and detail that goes into preparing each dish. Just AMAZING!  We literally ate our way through Eataly! (Haha) And if possible stay in the center each city, it’s easier access to many things. Closer to the sights and to close to the main tourist attractions.
Highlights of our Honeymoon Trip: Seeing The Duomo in Florence, SHOPPING, Colosseum+Vatican City+Seeing the Pope, Relaxing +Sunbathing on the island of Capri. The water in Capri, we GORGEOUS! Italian’s are so friendly and not to mention they age well too. I think it has to do something with the Wine. Because wine in ITALY is just AMAZING. After visiting Italy, I said to myself: “Drink Wine, Its the Italian’s fountain of Youth!” Lol
FLORENCE– We walked in the narrow twisted corridor of the Duomo, and walked up 463 steps. I know that seems like a lot which it was, but it was well worth the cardio. The path takes you up to the top to see the beautiful views of the city. Florence– simply breathtaking. Oh, and don’t get me started on the Shopping– I FELL IN LOVE! And I may have gotten a little carried away, but it was all worth it to take home some goodies from our travels!!
ROME– Having the Colosseum only steps from our hotel was AMAZING up close. Seeing on the television is one thing but up close makes me appreciate this historic structure even more. Making wishes at the famous Trevi Fountain, was special especially as newlyweds, wishes for our future and start to our life together, definitely a special moment for both my husband and I. Meeting the Pope and having him bless us, our marriage and just being in his presence was remarkable. One experience we will cherish for the rest of our lives.
CAPRI + ANACAPRI- Here on the Island of Capri and atop on Anacapi on the Amalfi Coast was esquiste. My husband and I believe we found a piece of Heaven there. The scenery and landscapes of the Island were simply beautiful. God definitely created something with an abundance of beauty and serenity all in one. Very peaceful, relaxing, and quite inviting. Never seen anything like this, and you just have to experience it to believe it!
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Overall, the trip was AMAZING, and my husband exceeded my expectations and went ABOVE and BEYOND! I feel VERY Lucky and Blessed to have experience and travel to such a beautiful place with my husband. Everyday, I count my blessings, I’m a firm believer in that and that all things come to those who wait. And to experience such a beautiful country with the Love of my life was a dream come true. I’m truly thankful to him for planning this trip for us to experience together. I LOVED and ENJOYED every bit of it.

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Would I ever go back there? Without a doubt, I would travel back to Italy and visit those areas again. As I said earlier, my husband have REALLY considered retiring there. 🙂
Check out our YOUTUBE video which show’s snippets from our trip and more: www.youtube.com/watch?v=90V74Qtk83g
       For more on my TRAVELS+Areas I’ve Explored Stay Tuned!
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SOCIALFASHIONISTABEAUTY
 Enjoy Some Photos from my Travels below:

(ALL PHOTOS AND RIGHTS BELONG TO EMILY SOTERA OF SOCIALFASHIONISTABEAUTY)

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