Spring Break

Don’t listen to what they say. Go see. – Unknown

Springbreak trip to Puerto Rico

My boyfriend and I traveled to Puerto Rico which is an island in the Caribbean for spring break. I am currently student teaching, graduating in May and he has a full time job. This one week trip was perfect for our schedule. We were mostly in downtown San Juan & Old San Juan. San Juan is vibrant city with lots to do but I personally liked Old San Juan better because it had more culture to it and really cool historical buildings. There also was the coolest bar we went to at night, La Factoria which had a speakeasy feel to it and opened up a new hidden room each hour 💃 I stayed in the best Airbnb steps away from the beach which ended up being $38 a night!!

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Take only memories, leave only footprints.

Springbreak trip to Mexico

Mexico is a great location to go to with friends or family during spring break. Flights are relatively cheap and there are plenty of places to choose from to visit.
About a year ago I planned a trip to Cancun for under $400 a person not including food/drinks. I went with 3 others and it was so much fun! I booked our flights through the airline @spiritairlines (my fav!!) this airline has really cheap flights but you do not get a lot of legroom (who cares) and you have to pay for your luggage. If you are someone who needs a 50 pound suitcase for a week then this might not be for you. But for my friends and I, we each just brought a backpack which was free! When I tell others this they think I’m crazy but it really is possible!! I will be posting soon on how to pack light, it seriously makes your trip easier and more enjoyable. We used Airbnb for sleeping which came down to about $30 a person for a huge apartment with bedrooms and a kitchen…it was so nice! On the trip I booked activities like a catamaran tour (all inclusive drinks 🥂) and a night show at a club called Coco Bongo Show I found affordable tickets for these two excursions through expedia which always helps me get the best rates while traveling! If you want a full itinerary for this trip or help planning in general contact me!

If you want to use Airbnb during your travels contact me and I can get you $40 off of your first stay!

I’ll look back on this and smile because it was LIFE and I decided to live it.

Springbreak trip to St. Lucia

St. Lucia is an island in the Caribbean that is perfect for a week long trip! This is a smaller island with some of the most beautiful sites I have ever seen. My family used homeaway and stayed in a small town outside the main resorts because we enjoy getting to know the people, culture, and living styles. On the island we had to use a car to get around, I recommend renting a car right when you land from the airport for the safest & most affordable vehicle. Everyday was one to remember but here are 3 highlights that are a must when traveling to St. Lucia:
1. Hike The Pitons which are twin peaks that provide an exciting climb for any adventurer with a breathtaking view of the ocean & the rest of the island.
2. Take a mud bath in one of St. Lucia’s sulphur springs. This was so cool and it really did make your skin feel extra soft!
3. Lay at the beach for at least an entire day. The beaches here are pristine, white, and beautiful. The second picture in my post was from a restaurant, called Hummingbird (highly recommend) with a pool you can use when you are eating there! Its great!

The world is a book and those who don’t travel only read one page. -St. Augustine


Where to go: Santa Barbara, CA

Last summer my boyfriend and I went on a roadtrip to California. We are from Wisconsin, so this was quite the journey for us (you can check out my road trip page to see how we did this.) For 2 days of the trip we went to Santa Barbara and it was my favorite part of the trip. Santa Barbara is a more upscale city, with hundreds of beautiful homes and tiny, cute hotels. The scenery is second to none; with the Pacific breeze blowing in your face and mountains peaks behind your head. It is incredible. Though Santa Barbara is among the most expensive places to live; traveling there does not have to be.

How to get there

If it is possible you definitely should drive there because the flights are very expensive to the Santa Barbara airport from most places. If it is not possible to drive download the app Skyscanner and type in the dates you wish to travel and press “save” it will then send you notifications when prices have gone down so you can then book a flight at that time.

What to see

We stayed in a smaller inn, Mason Beach Inn which was a little pricy because we wanted to be right in town and by the beach. It was by far the most affordable place for the location we were at. The Inn was adorable and it had a free breakfast, pool, and hot tub.

For at least one night I recommend going and getting dinner on the pier. If you like seafood the Shell Fish Company is delicous and has a great atmosphere. You should go around sunset so you can watch the sun go down while sipping on a drink. The sun setting behind the mountains is one of my favorite memories.

I recommend going on a weekend night. There is the Santa Barbara College so all of the college kids come down to this street on the weekends and go out. There are a lot of super cool bars that you can go to and they are very lively. My boyfriend and I met some great people, played some pool, and tried some really good drinks. Our favorite bar we went to was Heroes bar and grill which had pool tables, a chill vibe, and huge barrels of peanuts that you could eat with a cold beer.

I would recommend this trip to anyone who wants a relaxing, gorgeous getaway and willing to spend a little more money. Comment below if you have been to Santa Barbara and have any suggestions or recommendations!