Living in Texas has its perks…especially if you love to travel! Cancun is just a 2 hour flight away and will transport you to warm weather, lush greenery, and the clearest beaches in the western hemisphere. In need of a desperate vacation, My old college friend Taylor and I took a spontaneous trip to Cancun! We decided to visit two eco-parks: Xel-ha (pronounced ‘Chel-ha’) and X-plor! Here is my honest review of eco-park Xel-Ha.. Xel-Ha Xel-Ha is located in Rivieria Maya and is GORGEOUS. This eco-park has a list of… View Post

Takeshita Street, Harajuku is a girly girl’s dreamland. From clothing to beauty items, lolitas and gothic lolitas, purikura’s, and delicious cute foods, this street is the place to visit for all things kawaii. The street is about 400 meters long and is jam packed with people taking photos, shopping, or taking it all in. Harajuku is famous for fashion trendy teens who would dress in a variety of styles that showcase creativity and fun! Though some of the major styles most people associate with Harajuku are now disappearing (Gyaru, B-Gal, Ganguro, etc.) I… View Post

After years of dreaming of Takeshita Street in Harajuku. Spending countless hours online looking at Lolita fashion and Japanese clothes…THE TIME HAD COME. I found a $500 round-trip ticket from DFW -> NRT around the same exact time the Cherry Blossoms were to bloom. Can you say a dream come true? I immediately jumped on the deal. Did I have a place to stay? No. What about your job? I would figure it out. When ticket prices to Japan average $900+ I just knew that this was meant to be. And… View Post

The sandy beaches. The gorgeous architecture. The rolling landscapes. These are the things you hear about the most when others travel. The physical aspect. But there’s so much more to traveling that most people can’t express: the life-changing lessons, and this is what makes traveling so rewarding. Here are some reasons why I travel, and why I encourage you to as well. The media will never give you the whole picture This is by far the most accurate saying I’ve heard. While volunteering to tutor English to foreign college students, I… View Post

Henry and I had a free day on Sunday, so we decided to visit the Dothan Botanical Gardens. Located just off highway 431, the botanical garden is regularly used as a wedding venue. While there, we even saw some people taking professional photos, probably for the announcement of a baby or an engagement. Rose Garden Though it’s almost December, the gardens had a lot of flowers that were blooming. The volunteers do a great job tending and caring for the flowers, even when they’re not in season. My favorite place in… View Post