Thursday, April 28, 2016

TEXAS PART 3 - AUSTIN

The final stop on our Texas road trip was Austin! We didn't spend as much time there as we did in San Antonio and Marfa, but of course we had to see the capital of Texas and managed to hit up some fun spots!

Friday, April 22, 2016

Texas Part 2 - MARFA

Marfa, Texas is a city literally in the middle of the desert in far West Texas. The only way to get there is to drive and it's a 6.5 hour drive from Austin. It’s a small city with less than 2000 people!
You may have heard of Marfa before thanks to Prada Marfa! I kind of think this art installation put them on the map - yes, it's an art installation not an actually Prada store!

Friday, April 15, 2016

Texas Part 1 - San Antonio

I recently visited Texas with my sister Erin. We've both wanted to go to Texas for some time now. I love traveling in the US, there are just so many different and unique places to visit and Texas was just that!
We visited three places while we were there, San Antonio, Marfa (yes it was AMAZING!) and Austin.

So for Part 1 - San Antonio!

San Antonio though considered a major city and according to Wikipedia is the seventh most populated city in the US, to me the hub of the city felt more like a quaint town. I liked how easy it was to get around and we were able to see what we wanted without being overwhelmed.

7 Faves in San Antonio

1. We stayed in an Airstream in someone’s backyard! It may sound a bit weird but it was a lot of fun and we figured why not, we've stayed in many hotels over the years, why not switch it up! Actually, in San Antonio and Austin it's very popular to have a trailer or airstream in your backyard that you rent on AirBNB. 

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Inspiring people: TREADRIGHT Ambassador Celine Cousteau


I recently had the pleasure of meeting Celine Cousteau at a dinner party held by The Travel Company and the TreadRight Foundation.
I instantly knew I liked Celine, she had a beautiful energy about her.  She is a great storyteller, telling stories about her travels and giving back, which I found very inspiring.  Celine has travelled all over the world and has worked with Contiki Holidays for many years. As most of you know traveling is a big passion of mine and I have been on many Contiki tours over the years.
Celine is the Founder and Executive Director of Cause Centric Productions; a non-profit organization that creates cause focused multi-media content. She is also now the ambassador for the TreadRight Foundation. TreadRight is a not-for-profit foundation established by The Travel Corporation. All travel brands under The Travel Corporation Group (Contiki being one of them) give financial support to TreadRight, which in turn supports sustainable tourism projects around the world.