Vacation planning for May 2019 ✈️

Hi all!!!

This is a very exciting post for me because I’m going to write out our long 9-day trip that’s happening in May, day by day! We are calling it our honeymoon part 1 because there will be a part 2 eventually. We’ve been talking about going back to Santa Barbara for a while now and originally we were only going to go for four nights because everything was so expensive, but we found a way around it! We actually ended up making it a 9 day vacation and it wasn’t as expensive as it should’ve been. So here’s how we are planning it out.

Saturday May 25th to Sunday May 26th: Our flight leaves for LA at 5am and we will be there by 10am. We chose the LAX airport because it was much cheaper flying into LA than SB. That’s when we decided to go two days earlier than we planned and just stay in LA that weekend. We planned to go to the two parks in Disneyland and Universal Studios from the start, but just by making it a day trip from SB, but this is much easier and that way we have two full days to do whatever we want in LA. We also were able to find a cheap Airbnb right by Disneyland. But we are going to Disneyland and Universal Studios!!! I am SO pumped! It’s my first time so I’m acting like a kid, but I am too excited! 

Monday May 27th to Sunday June 2nd: We rented a car so we will drive that morning from LA to SB, take a nice long cruise by the coastline, and enjoy some road trip time together. Cannot wait to see the views by the ocean and the mountains, it will be beautiful! We decided to spend the next 6 days in Santa Barbara because we found a really cheap Airbnb so we were able to stay longer than we thought. This will give us time to really soak up SB and enjoy what their city has to offer. We haven’t planned out every single thing we are doing yet, but I will update when we do! On that Sunday, we will drive back to LA and spend some time there before our flight in the evening. This is going to be the longest we’ve ever stayed in California, it’s going to be great!

That’s what we have planned so far, we literally just booked all the Airbnb’s, bought the flight tickets, and rented the car just yesterday! In a month, we’re going to purchase the Disneyland and Universal Studios tickets since those can really be purchased at any time. 

Side note: I surprised Mirhad with this camera he has wanted so he could start filming (his dream is to be a director one day) and I went and bought it last night for him. He totally didn’t see it coming and had the best reaction! I told him this will be great for him taking pictures and videos of me on vacation 😂 Anyways, I’m happy he can finally use his own camera instead of mine and I know he is too! Hopefully he can learn how to use the camera like an expert by May so we can get some cool footage. Maybe by then my Youtube channel will be started?! 🙂

But yeah, that’s our trip planning. Has anyone else been to Disneyland or Universal Studios? Anything we HAVE to see?? Any recommendations for food in LA and Santa Barbara? I will do some research, but I’d love to hear from personal experience. 🙂

We found our perfect honeymoon destination! 🏝

Hi all!

My husband and I got married last May and it’ll be a year since we’ve been married in about 3-4 months. We pushed off our honeymoon to save some money and pick the perfect destination since we didn’t have a wedding. After doing lots of research and thinking, we’ve decided we want to go to Hawaii! At first, we looked at going to Honolulu, but I think we are leaning more towards Maui. 

We chose Hawaii because we’ve never been there before and it seems like a great place to spend a couple days relaxing and exploring. The top two places we’d go to would be Honolulu and Maui. Honolulu is the capital, so that means there will be lots of tourists. We had a friend who said it’s kind of like when you go to Florida, like that kind of vibe. And then Maui is more exploring, hiking, beaches, and mountains. I think Maui would be so much fun especially if we could find like cool little waterfalls and stuff like that. It would be lots of fun exploring the area instead of being in a touristy place. 

Another plus about Maui is that it’s closer than Honolulu, it’s the island right before it. 

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The red pin is where Maui is and you can see it’s a little closer than Honolulu. The flight times aren’t THAT much of a difference. We would have to fly from our city to LA or somewhere in California and then to Hawaii. The total flight time would be 8 hours and 35 minutes. So 4 hours from here to LA and then from LA to Maui would be another 4 hours. And that’s IF it’s a flight from here to LA, if it’s somewhere else it’s probably going to be more like 11-12 hours. That’s a LONG flight that I’m not sure I’ll be able to sit through, but it’ll be worth it!

Was looking for ideas of what to see in Maui and found this awesome video! Now I’m wondering if we’ll need to rent a car, hmm…

But really though, so many turtles!!!! Would be so cool to see one snorkling! 

Here’s another good informative video, I feel like I’ve watched this before – I’ve watched pretty much every single video on this youtube channel (don’t judge me) and now I’m really looking out for things to see!

When we book our flights and hotel, I will be posting my travel essentials for this trip and more! Stay tuned! 🙂

 

Thursday May 17, 2018 🌿

Hello!!!! ❤ 

I am finally back! SO MUCH has happened since I last blogged on May 1st.. can’t believe it’s been 17 days since I last blogged. Life has been so busy, it’s like ever since May hit, everything went crazy. So some highlights of May:

  • I passed that hard class I was worried about 
  • I graduated college
  • I got married
  • I moved into my new home 

So yeah it’s been a crazy 17 days! Let’s start from the beginning. So, Mirhad went to Boston to visit Irhad on May 6th for about 5 days. I missed him a lot, but I had so much to do to keep me busy. I spent a lot of that time getting the house ready. I think he deff missed me more tho lol, it was so weird seeing him when I picked him up @ the airport because I literally didn’t see his face for 5 days. My last exam was super hard, it was so difficult to study for because my brain was already done with school as soon as I finished my micro exam the week before lol. It was a tough one, but Adisa and I made it!! Anyways, right when he came back our bed got delivered so the people from Weekend’s Only put it together (thank you bc it was so complicated). After that, we went to go pick out a mattress which was able for pick up the next day. That Saturday (the 12th) was my graduation. Here’s some pics from that day!

It was sweet of everyone to come out and support me ❤ I felt so loved! After graduation, I spent the next 3 days moving my stuff into the house.. which took FOREVER. Moving out is harder than it seems. I didn’t realize I had so much stuff packed into my room, well not that much stuff it’s just that I have a lot of clothes and things like that so I had to go back and forth. Next time, I’m deff going to buy more storage bins so I don’t have to make multiple trips. 

Yesterday (the BEST day of them all) was when we got officially married at the courthouse!!!! As of yesterday at 1 pm, I am a married woman. It’s so crazy! I mean nothing really changed besides the fact that I get to live with my best friend, I feel the same, we act the same, and I’m just excited for all of the fun things we can do in the future! I also have some pictures of yesterday.

It was a very long, but rewarding day. Mirhad went straight to sleep after we came back and I went back to my moms so I can pack some more stuff that I left. We fasted yesterday because it was the first day of Ramadan, so I made food later that night for Iftar, it was yummy! 🙂 

Need to update on some house pictures and some decorations I have up, but first I need to organize everything because there is boxes everywhere that we haven’t unpacked yet. So yeah, I’m loving the new house. It’s great and it’s feeling very cozy. I’m grateful for everyone in my life who has helped me and who has been there for me on this crazy ride! 

All of my countdowns have passed and the only one that’s left is our trip to Colorado!! 7 more days woohoo!!! Mountains, here I come!!!! ❤ ❤ I cannot wait, seriously I am so ready to get a change of scenario and to relax a little bit before I start working which is also coming up in the beginning of June. I cannot wait to visit all of these places, I was also thinking about making a trip out to Utah maybe visit one of their national parks. 

That’s it for now.. bye! 🙂  

Tuesday May 1, 2018 🌷

Good morning!

It’s MAY!!! Wow… it’s already May! Time really does fly fast and so does life. 4 years ago I graduated high school and in exactly 12 days, I will be graduating college.. wow. College was annoying, difficult, boring, fun, exciting, and in a way I will miss it. I won’t miss the exams and quizzes, but I will miss going to school with my best friend every day and just messing around and having fun, being careless about our surroundings, and laughing in class when we aren’t supposed to. When I look back on it, there wasn’t a time in class where me and Adisa didn’t mess around or send each other funny things and just start cracking up. Or if we’re both tired we just look at each other dozing off and start cracking up. I think if I didn’t go to school with Adisa, college would have been super boring, but I am SO glad that I had my best friend right by my side. And something I’m looking forward to even more is working with her full-time at our new company. From high school, through college, and now starting our first job together. So glad my best friend is here with me experiencing it all. And of course, my other best friend, my baby, was there through it all. I’m glad he had his own experiences and that he went to the college he wanted to. In the beginning, I was sad that we wouldn’t be going to the same school anymore, but I think it was a good thing for us to go to different colleges. I think it made us miss each other even more (sometimes LOL) and it really made us grow. Cheers to new beginnings! 

Right now, I am enjoying a cup of coffee and after I am going to make myself breakfast. Then I have class later on and after class me and Adisa will be working on our problem set that’s due Thursday! Our last day of micro and our exam is tomorrow!!! Not really ready for it, but I’ll study some more today. 

Also happy May 1st!!! 🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷

That’s all for now, see ya!

Ultimate road-trip around the USA*

Hello!

Planning on taking a road trip around the USA and I wanted to make a list of where to go. I will try to make a huge circle around the USA, so let’s see how this goes! I will write the places I intend to visit to by state and possibly in order.

  • Colorado
    • Rocky Mountains
    • Lake Dillon
    • Pikes Peak
    • Breckenridge
    • Maroon Bells
    • Great Sand Dunes
    • Glenwood Springs
    • Black Canyon
  • Utah
    • Zion National Park
    • Bryce Canyon National Park
    • Arches National Park
    • Monument Valley
    • Canyonlands National Park
    • Goosenecks State Park
    • Dead Horse Point
    • Flaming Gorge
    • Paria Canyon
  • Nevada
    • Las Vegas
    • Valley of Fire
    • Death Valley
    • Hoover Dam
  • California
    • San Fransisco
    • Redwood National Parks
    • Yosemite
    • Sequoia National Park
    • Pier 39
    • Los Angeles
    • Big Sur
    • San Diego
    • Bad Water Death Valley
  • Arizona
    • Grand Canyon
    • Antelope Canyon
    • Red Rock State Park
  • New York
    • New York City
    • Niagara Falls

Will be updated, not the final list!

January 3, 2018

12:56 PM

Hi!

Early morning today.. woke up and came over Mirhad’s house to eat an omelet (which was delicious btw). Then we went to run some errands and now we are back home 2 hours later. So now I’m just drinking some hot chocolate and writing 🙂

Was going to put my to do list today, but I pretty much covered it all in the last two hours lol. I guess I can still write one?? All I need to do is go to the bank and then just chill the rest of the day and blog. The show Younger on Hulu is so good, I think I will probably finish it before I go back to school 😀

Will deff be blogging a couple of times today, so more to come.

To do list for today:

  • Go to bank
  • Blog
  • Watch Younger
  • Plan roadtrip in May

 

BYE!