Travel: Sand. Sun. Margaritas. Hawaii

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.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

XoXo Misty

Travel: Los Angeles County Museum and Art

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The property is huge and I was able to see the Urban Lights. Which are amazing in their simplicity and design.
  

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.

XoXo Flirts

Misty

Travel: Hoover Dam Tour Love Fest

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 ~

XoXo, Misty

Fun Facts about the Hoover Dam can be found here.



  
  
  
  

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Please don’t tell me I packed wrong

Fingers crossed, the Taipei wearer looks like it should be on my side temperature-wise, but would it kill the sky to send a little sunshine my way.

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Leaving Vegas

How many airports do you know with casinos next to the boarding gates? Seriously.

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The airport/water scam

So you are forced to throw out all liquids before security. Then at the gate, when you’ve been waiting for ages and you’re dying of thirst you wonder if it’s worth it to buy a bottle. I just paid $3.99 for a 500ml bottle of water. $3.99. These people are cleaning up and breaking my heart all at once.

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What’s one thing you would not expect to find in Japan? Nazi’s

Sure enough on a walk around Akihabara (home of electronics, manga and maid cafes) we found replica gun stores and shops that sold ridiculous amounts of Nazi paraphernalia. I had that moment of thinking, “what is this place?” and “how do I get out of here?”. (not necessarily in that order)

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Ogasawara Picture Collage

Absolutely gorgeous island!!!