Signs of Spring in D.C.

Last weekend I took my first trip to Washington DC! I always wanted to go around the beginning of Spring, and it was perfect timing to see some of the cherry blossoms and magnolias that started to bloom.

My boyfriend and I drove down for a long weekend from Friday to Monday. We stayed at the Sofitel DC and it was so luxurious. It was conveniently located a few blocks from the National Mall, but we still did a ton of walking to see all of the monuments and museums.

I loved how the blooming trees provided so many angles and opportunities for different shots of the same monument. Hope you enjoy the photos and Happy Spring!

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Aruba Flashback

Turquoise waters, warm desert sand and the sun always shining. Aruba definitely lives up to its slogan “One Happy Island.”

A year ago my boyfriend and I took an incredible trip to Aruba. It was my second time there and definitely one of my favorite vacation spots. The weather is gorgeous year-round and although it is considered to be a Caribbean island, it is located off the coast of Venezuela.

Some of my favorite experiences on the trip included an off-roading tour in the desert, snorkeling in a natural pool, a sunset cruise and just relaxing by the water. I’m missing it a lot and my wanderlust is kicking in for sure.

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First night’s sunset

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Palm trees by the pool

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Turquoise as far as the eye can see

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Golden hour on the shore

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Sailboat sunset

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Off-roading

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Desert meets sea

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Breathtaking landscapes

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Natural pool

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Anchored

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Palm Silhouettes

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A Weekend in Boston

This past weekend I visited Boston for the first time! I was really excited to explore and check out a new city.

I had my camera with me most of the time but Saturday’s weather was snowy and rainy, so Sunday is when I took all of my photos while walking around the city. Besides checking out Quincy Market, Little Italy and other areas downtown I also visited the New England Aquarium and Harpoon Brewery. Of course plenty of seafood was consumed, including an incredible New England clam chowder.

Boston was a great weekend getaway and I look forward to visiting more cities on these mini-trips in the future. Enjoy the photos and have a good week everyone!

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