“Smell Your Food, People!”
Hello World. Welcome to Misty’s new podcast called Flirting With Travel. She records her very first episode while in Bali. Listen to her talk about how she affords being an avid travel and a bit about Bali
I am a Beach fiend. No vacation is truly a vacation without some beach or pool time (with my preference leaning towards a beach). This year I decided to surprise my mom and take her to Hawaii for her Birthday. Win win in my book. I not only became the favorite daughter giving THE best gift, but I also get to escape the frosty winters of the desert and bathe in the sun. A girl couldn’t ask for more!
Prep: Pedicure, Check. Bathing Suit, Check. Sunglasses, Check. I mean who needs anything else when they plan to be a beach bum. *Disclaimer*: I packed waaaay more than the prep list listed.
At this point you are probably wondering which beach… Well with No further a due I present to you Waikiki Beach in Honolulu, Hawaii!!!!
I will be blogging wanderlust photos of the island of Oahu… stay tuned.
Today I explored Los Angeles, CA and saw a preserved Tar Pit. If you are able to spend some time at LACMA it’s a fun experience. They have tidbits of information that explain the tar pits, the Hancock family that donated the land in 1917 and you can see the Mammoth Remains in a great museum. Hours and Tickets can be found here.
Remember we always don’t have to travel to the ends of the earth to just get away and delve into a new experience or culture.
The Hoover Dam was a great touring experience. To be inside tunnels that harness the power of cities was exhilarating. Literally, I was inside of several tunnels under mass amounts of concrete with tons of water coursing all around me! This monumental dam broke ground in 1931 during the worst Depression America had ever experienced. During the Great Depression men spilled into the Black Canyon from all over the country to work as whatever was needed. They say that only 90 men died on record while working, but those numbers only reflect the amount of people that passed while on site. If you were lucky enough to maybe only fall and break some bones they had to cart you 8 miles away to the hospital. If you died during commute they wouldn’t claim you as a work injury. So of the 15,000 men that worked on the Dam over 5 years, they can’t truly assess how many actually died. They estimate around 300. Sad, but for the greater good of the Southwest of America. If you are in Arizona or Nevada, I suggest checking it out.
Until next time ~
Fun Facts about the Hoover Dam can be found here.
I LOVE ADELE. She is one of my favorite artist. So when she begin teasing us of new releases. I became anxious and craving the new material!!
Adele’s voice is like heaven opening up and stirring our souls deep abyss. The soulfulness has been extremely missed, so I think the world stopped when they saw she was releasing an album. Entitled 25, Adeles has been giving life with snippets of her music. She explains the new direction that the album will take.
I love how she shares her vulnerability with us, however I was skeptical that she could deliver something as amazing as the past while being in a happy space. I was so wrong, If Hello the new release is indicative of the album. We are in for a treat. Listen to Adele: Hello 🙂 Its soul stirring.
Living in Las Vegas always gives the allure to friends, family and just everyone else that I am a party girl and can get them into everything for free. ::Side Eye:: Shoot, I can barely get myself into stuff free!!! The truth is I am a homebody, Le Sigh. The only time I leave my area is for deeply discounted events, locals only deals and most importantly free shit. With that being said, it is impossible to tell my friends and family I don’t know where to go or what there is to do. Really its sacrilegious and truly unacceptable to utter those phrases lol So because of this I have become the local tour guide and event coordinator for all things Vegas.
So that means you Flirts are in luck. I will be able to pass all my insider knowledge on to you so you look like a Rockstar to your peoples when you come. I have curated itineraries and things to do with reviews, so you have an amazing time whenever you are in Vegas Baby!!
Simply said, Your’e Welcome 😀