Thursday, March 26, 2015

Trinidad & Tobago Trip: Part 2

I apologize in advance for this long-winded post. By long-winded, I mean a ton of photos because it was hard to choose just one or two from each day. Also, I posted about the first part of my Trinidad & Tobago trip yesterday if you happened to miss it. 

Thursday: 
We headed over to Tobago from Trinidad on a quick 20 minute flight in a propeller plane which I absolutely hate but it's extremely worth the anxiety. We stayed at a cute vacation house for the wedding weekend. 



We had enough time to take a quick swim in the pool before heading out to the rehearsal dinner at a villa the bride's family rented on the ocean for the wedding. 


The groom & bride (to-be)


The six bridesmaids with the bride 



 Friday:
There were no wedding activities planned for Friday so we headed to Pigeon Point beach to relax and soak in some sun. The weather was perfect that day and the water was gorgeous! K and I also decided to take a jet ski ride which was fun. 






Saturday:
The wedding day came quickly and we were up bright and early to start the hair and makeup process. We got another day of beautiful weather in Tobago (thankfully!). 










Sunday:
Well as you can imagine, we had an extremely long day and night on Saturday so Sunday was perfect for sleeping in and then some lounging at the pool before heading to lunch with my parents at a restaurant that had beautiful views of the beach and ocean.






Tobago is just the definition of paradise!

We flew back to Florida on Monday at the crack of dawn and I've been trying to get back into the swing of things that is also called real life. Hope you all enjoyed reading about my trip and if you ever want to visit my beautiful country, please feel free to send any questions my way. I'd love to point you in the right direction to have the best time possible.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Trinidad & Tobago Trip: Part 1

Last week Monday I flew into Trinidad which is where is spent the first part of my trip and also where my parents live. I got to accomplish everything I had planned with hardly any extra time to spare.


Monday:
We arrived around dinner time so my best friend and her husband picked us up from the airport and we went for dinner at Mandiero's Peri Peri Grill. That was my first time trying Portuguese flame-grilled food and it was excellent.




Tuesday:
We went the beach with friends to hang out and soak up some sunshine on my pale skin and then stopped at the lookout on the way home to catch some breathtaking views of Trinidad's north coast.






 Later that night (which was also St. Patrick's day) we went to a pizza restaurant for dinner to celebrate my best friend's birthday. After dinner we stopped off at one of the few Irish pubs on the island to have a couple drinks for St Patty's and to hang out for a bit before calling it a night.


Wednesday:
We went to lunch with my parents, visited family and did a few errands during the day. 

In the night, I had a fun blogger dinner meet-up with Kay and her friend Alicia. We went to Samurai for sushi and wine which was amazing! The food was awesome and the company was even better. We stopped off at a new bar called Buzz for a couple drinks after and had a blast chatting.


On Thursday morning, K and I headed over to Tobago with one of my girl friend's and her baby girl for the wedding of a lifetime but this post has become long enough so I will have to do a part two. 


Phew, I'm tired from all the traveling and need to catch up on some rest this week and not to mention blogging before I leave this weekend for a work trip...I know it's crazy!


Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Curry Chicken Salad


Ingredients:
2 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
2 hard-boiled eggs, chopped
1/2 cup celery, chopped
1/4 yellow onion, diced
3/4 cup light mayonnaise
2 teaspoons curry powder
1/4 tsp Cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp Paprika


What To Do:
1. Boil chicken breasts in salted water for 20 minutes until fully cooked. Let chicken cool for 10 minutes and then chop or shred. You can also use cooked rotisserie chicken.


2. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix well. Refrigerate in an airtight container for 1-2 hours to let the flavors blend.


3. Serve chilled or room temperature in a sandwich, wrap or lettuce wrap. 


Enjoy!

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Friday, March 20, 2015

Let The Wedding Weekend Begin

Happy Friday loves!

This weekend I celebrate my dear friend from high school's wedding beachside in Tobago. She stood by my side three years ago at my wedding and now I'm honored to see her walk down the aisle. A full wedding and trip recap to come next week. In the meantime, here's a quick flashback Friday of my wedding party and the bride-to-be. 








Wedding photos by S&S Photography

I did a recap of our Wedding at Paradise Cove in Orlando a few years back when I first started blogging. 

You can also follow me on instagram to keep up with my travel adventures. 

Have a fabulous weekend everyone and I'll catch you next week!

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Places I Want To Visit: International Destinations

Naturally my idea of a dream destination includes the beach, ocean and relaxing with a frozen cocktail but I do appreciate city site-seeing and learning about historical sites. I think it's important to experience all aspects of the world we live in and immerse yourself in different cultures to step outside of the little bubble we live in from day to day. There's just so much more out there to experience and here's some of my dream international destinations.

Playa Del Carmen, Mexico

Cuba

Maui, Hawaii
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Santorini, Greece

Barbados
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Paris, France 

Lisbon, Portugal
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Bora Bora, Tahiti


What's your dream destination overseas?