Okay, literally cracking up over here because I am remembering all the fun we had in Amsterdam. Like almost getting ran over by a bike multiple times (you better get outta their way when you see them coming!), exiting the train station to get in a taxi and after the taxi driver tells us “oh no your hotel is only 3 minutes from here, you can easily walk”…30 minutes later we finally found our hotel!! It was literally 3 minutes away, but we kept getting wrong directions from people we asked LOL or maybe it was the plethora of what Texans would called “illegal smoke” that was surrounding our air flow!
And before you ask, no I did not partake in that while we were there! 🙂 However, read on and I’ll tell you what we did do! 🙂
I am so excited that I am finally picking back up on this travel series! I only took a one month break LOL. Okay, so I know in my last travel post here I said Scotland came in close second to Paris, but….going through these photos made me remember how much I loved Brussels! It was such a BEAUTIFUL place! It was almost like being in mini Paris except it was half the walking.
How We Got There:
From Scotland, we flew to London for a quick one day trip. We actually just stopped there because it was a Holy Day for us and that was the closest church we could get to. As soon as we landed in London, we checked into our hotel, had a late dinner and literally went to bed. The next morning (so early) we headed to Tonbridge for church. That didn’t give us much time in London this trip but we have been to London before so I promise to put together a London itinerary soon!
Anywho, so we flew from Scotland to London and then took a train to Brussels. Are you still with me? LOL
A Mint Macaroon Wall Décor– I also have this cute mug. The traveler in your life will love it!
Luckies of London Scratch off Map & Journal– I’ve talked about these items before here. The hubby loves his maps. I also talked about one here that is a favorite of ours. We have it hanging in our stairway landing. Seriously Brandon had the push pins inserted from our last Europe adventure before I even unpacked! So it’s safe to say he loves it!
Okay, so Paris may have been my most favorite part of the trip, but Scotland comes in at a close second! It was SO beautiful you guys! These photos do not do it justice. You are just going to have to go see it with your own eyes 🙂
It was even better than I imagined it would be. The greenery, the castles, the people playing bagpipes on the street, the cobblestone roads… Also, Brandon’s favorite movie of all time is Braveheart and some scenes were filmed in the Edinburgh Castle so I think this may have been his favorite stop of the trip!
Whether you are celebrating a victory and want to plan a vacation from all the anxiety you have been feeling the past couple of weeks or are wanting to fly across the country and stay forever this Wednesday post is for you 🙂 If you didn’t catch last week’s travel post you can still catch our Ireland Itinerary here.
In other world news, raise your hand if you knew Northern Ireland is part of the UK while Ireland has been a fully independent country since 1922? (insert emoji *not raising her hand here) When Brandon and I were going over our itinerary and he told me we were going to Ireland and then stopping in Northern Ireland I was like “why don’t you just say we are going to Ireland?” After a brief history lesson I know understand why LOL. Also, there is literally a wall, the Peace Wall, that separates the two countries.
I’m so excited to be sharing some of our recent travels with you all! Truth is we got back just last week and I’m already asking the hubby “where was that place that we had that thing?” Haha! I have the worse memory! But I went through the pictures and they definitely brought all the memories back and they also made me realize it kind of looked like we were on a beer drinking tour! 🙂 You can’t help but want to drink all the local beers and live like the Irish when in Ireland, right?!
The Mr. and I have a passion for traveling so we make it a priority to see new places each year. It is such an amazing experience exploring the world with your significant other. With a busy life it is nice to be able to slow down a bit with the one you love and experience new places. You need that every once in a while! As we love being side by side on this traveling adventure we also enjoy sharing these experiences with friends!
Good morning loves! For all our friends and family in the Houston area I pray that you all are safe and flood free! Man, that rainstorm was no joke! I was happy to see it let up early yesterday evening and I really hope all of you stayed safe and ended the day with minimal to no property damage!
Thankful there is currently no rain this morning…yet. Hoping we can all get to the office or wherever we need to be without too much trouble!
Let’s take a look at some OOTD inspiration for a sunnier day!
For those of you who read my New Orleans recap (which I hope you did!) I mentioned an amazing tour that I got the opportunity to take while on my work trip.
Founded by Brad Pitt in 2007, The Make It Right Foundation has broken ground in a couple of states, but they started their amazing work in New Orleans, LA. The lower 9th ward was an area hit the hardest by Hurricane Katrina in 2005 so that’s when the good hearts of the foundation decided that’s where they wanted to start their work. As of my tour last Thursday, they have built 112 sustainable homes that are energy efficient, built to meet the highest standards in green building and designed by renowned architects from around the globe. Make It Right gives families the opportunity to work closely with these designers and builders to personalize their homes to make them their own. Not only do they help them financially get into these homes they ensure the homes are being built in the most efficient manner so that they do not become a burden for the families in the years to come. We had the honor to have dinner with the COO of the organization and he told us all of the many great things still to come. One things includes a community inspired “marketplace” for all of the neighborhood, locals and even tourists to enjoy. I am so happy I got to take this tour and I am excited to see how it grows.
Please check out the links below because they tell the story best! Also, be sure to add this to your list of things to do when in New Orleans!