Jul 29, 2016

Na Pali Coast

Hey there beautiful girls! I wanted to share just a few photos with you from our 2-mile hike to Hanakapi‘ai Beach on the Kalalau Trail. The Kalalau Trail is an 11-mile trail (22-miles roundtrip) located on the Na Pali Coast on the North Shore of the island of Kauai. The day we hiked will forever be unforgettable. It started storming upon our arrival at Hanakapi‘ai Beach so we took shelter inside of a cave waiting for the storm to pass. It didn't ever fully pass, it only let up enough for us to take the muddy hike back to the start of the trail. We finished our 4-mile roundtrip hike only to realize the trail had been closed since we left on our journey due to severe weather. I thank God for covering us because we had no cell service. Thus, it would have been impossible for family to contact us had something went wrong. 

I include some images while the weather was still beautiful and very sunny. While, the others from the beach paint a different picture. I actually do not think the photos truly capture the severity of the storm at Hanakapi‘ai Beach. We were prepared with snacks and water. We used that time to rehydrate and nourish our bodies for the hike back.


Jul 17, 2016

The Beautiful Barcelona

Hey there beautiful girls! I am back with my last blog post from our Europe travel series. I could say that we saved the best for last but every single stop on our trip felt like the BEST. The incredible beauty of Barcelona cannot be captured in a 15+ photos but I hope that you can get just a glimpse of our experience there. We spent the longest amount of time in Barcelona and I felt that by Day 2, we were living like the locals. The beauty of Barcelona changed my life...

By the way, the best Paella that we had was at Restaurante Arume! Its located in the El Raval neighborhood. I suggest having your hotel make a reservation for you as least one day prior to avoid a 2+ hour wait! xoxo 

With that said...

T’estimo Barcelona!

Jun 19, 2016

Next Stop, Rome

Hey there beautiful girls! I am so glad that the photos I shared in my last post about Tuscany were enjoyed! It truly represented only a small part of our actual time in Tuscany because lets face it...I can't share everything! I want to say we had over 300 photos from our visit to Tuscany so what I shared was a very small percentage of those.

Our next stop on our trip was 4 days in Rome...

Rome is such a unique place. While the hustle and bustle of Rome reminds me a lot of New York, the city offers enough character and history to heighten your senses. Our trip to Rome was full of fun from the guided tour of Vatican City to spending a 1/2 day touring the Colosseum and The Roman Forum to eating authentic Italian pizza at the local spots!

Here are our tour suggestions:

Skip the Line: Colosseum Tour with Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

Best of Rome Walking Tour (includes the Pantheon, Spanish Steps and Trevi Fountain)

Combination: Rome in a Day Tour

Vatican Tour that include Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica

If you want to eat, here are a few of our favorites:

DillĂ  (very nice restaurant located close to the Spanish Steps)

Venchi Patheon (gelato + chocolate = happy happy Erika!)

La Fontana di Venere (imagine having lasagna with prosciutto a few steps away from the Trevi Fountain)

Jun 11, 2016

Belle Italia (Tuscany)

Hey there beautiful girls! If you follow me on Instagram, you will already know I spent the two weeks exploring Italy and Spain with my husband. This is a trip we have been planning since last July (2015) and I must say all the preparation was well worth it!

First up on our trip was catching a high speed train from Rome to Florence. It was in Florence that our exploration of Tuscany began. We stayed in Florence at Hotel Cerretani Firenze MGallery by Sofitel. Although we stayed in Florence, we visited Siena, San Gimignano and Pisa during The Best of Tuscany Tour with Walkabout Florence. Stefano was an excellent tour guide and shared so much with us about the history of Tuscany.

I just wanted to share a highlight reel of our time in Tuscany!

If you are curious, the other places in Italy on our bucket list are Sorrento, Capri, Positano, Sardinia.