All posts tagged: Trip

I’M GOING TO THE MIDDLE EAST!

Scrolling through Instagram and across travel sites I constantly feel inspired to travel somewhere completely new to me. I attribute a large part of who I am to the experiences I’ve had while traveling out of my element and I encourage travelers to push themselves in to uncharted territories. While for me, boarding a plane to Israel is more of a homecoming than an adventure; there is still an unknown element to the Middle East, which often deters travelers. But hidden beneath negative media and struggling tourism, the Middle East is home to some of the oldest and most significant ancient world wonders, natural wonders, historical landmarks, renowned beaches and popular cities worldwide. What’s all the fuss about? Scroll down to see the Middle East through the eyes of Instagram: • Petra, Ma’An, Jordan – Photo by @thefella • Pammukale, Turkey – Photo by @xoxo.msjasmie • Shiek Zayed Grand Mosqu2, Abu Dhabi – Photo by @worldwanderlust • Dead Sea, Israel Photo by @benny_refaeli • Dubai Photo by @weshacreature • Blue Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey – Photo …

GUIDE TO TURKS & CAICOS

Hi!!! I’ve been away in Turks and Caicos and finally settled back in Los Angeles and catching up on the blog. I have so much content to share so it’s taking me some time to get organized. I wanted to share my experience, give you some recommendations when traveling to T&C, and share with you some of my favorite pictures. I’m also doing a Turks & Caicos Top Three feature for Haute Living, so be sure to check that out once it’s live on their site to see exclusive pictures and adventures from my trip! Turks & Caicos VLOG coming soon too… http://hauteliving.com/2015/04/travel-blogger-miss-jetsetter-explores-the-best-of-turks-and-caicos/561552/ Known for it’s pristine beaches with beautiful turquoise water and white sand, Providenciales Island in Turks & Caicos is the ultimate beach lover’s vacation destination. I stayed for nine days which is a pretty long time to be on the island, but it gave me ample time to really discover the best the island has to offer. From visiting all the luxurious resorts, dining at the top recommended restaurants, and looking into all the excursions …

PUNTA CANA, DR

I recently visited Punta Cana, Dominican Republic for the 2nd time. I was there with a group of friends, and we basically just relaxed, ate & drank, played Monopoly and did a one day boat excursion. I was only there for 3 days so it was a pretty short trip, and I didn’t take many pictures because I tried to shut my brain off and disconnect. I had done a lot of traveling before getting there so I just needed a few days to relax and unwind. I was pretty much a slob (ha). I’ve been to most islands in the Caribbean and they are all beautiful, but one I haven’t been to that is next on my list is Turks & Caicos. Stay tuned!

ZANZIBAR, TANZANIA

I finished up my Tanzania trip in Zanzibar. It was the perfect end to our incredible experience in Africa. Many people don’t know that the Eastern Coast of Africa lies on the Indian Ocean and has beautiful beaches. Zanzibar is an island right off the coast of Tanzania. We explored the main island of Zanzibar first. We went to a slave site where they used to auction and sell Africans as slaves and transported them by boat to the United States on slave ships in the 1800’s. It was really intense to see the slave quarters where they held them and the areas where they auctioned them off.  They used to keep around 60 slaves underground in a tiny holding quarter with barely any light. There were no toilets and they were chained by their hands and feet. It felt very eery to be standing in the slave chambers where people were being enslaved and treated like animals because of the color of their skin. As hard as it was to be there, it was important to learn more …

DAR ES SALAAM, TANZANIA

     I had never been to Africa before. I was so anxious and excited leading up to the trip. We had an incredible itinerary with lots of exciting things planned and a lot of charity work involved. I didn’t know where to begin to prepare myself, so I decided to begin by going through my closet and packing up half my wardrobe to give away while being there. We knew we were going to visit a primary school which really needed school supplies, so we packed up suitcases filled with school supply necessities. I also had to get the necessary shots before traveling to Africa (and if anyone knows me they know that is my biggest fear in life), so I had major anxiety leading up to that. I also knew I was going to meet the President of Tanzania, which I was really excited about. I packed up 8 big bags of luggage and was finally ready to go. I had no idea what to expect out of this trip, but I was looking …

TANZANIA

My trip to Tanzania was indescribable. I feel like no words or blog post can do it justice. It was the trip of a lifetime and I am extremely blessed to have experienced it.  I didn’t want to take a vacation…I wanted a life changing trip.  I went with an incredible group of friends which made the experience even more unforgettable. We did so much that we had a trip and vacation all in one which was really special.  We did a lot of charity/community service work in the city of Dar Es Salaam, stayed in a camp near  Lake Natron and visited the Masai people and their villages, experienced a wildlife safari for the first time in the Serengeti, and ended the trip on the beautiful white sand beaches of Zanzibar and Mnemba Island.  I can’t sum up the trip  in one post, so I am planning to do a couple posts to break things up and make it easier to read. Because I traveled all over the country of Tanzania, I will split …