In June, I went to Florida, starting with a family vacation on Sanibel Island and then an adventure over to Miami and the Florida Keys.
Sun Harvest Citrus in Fort Myers has some of the best orange juice in the world and is always one of the first stops after getting off the airplane.
Sanibel and Captiva Islands are home to manatees, dolphins, and lots of birds!
I've always wanted to experience an ice bar and when the weather was 90 degrees outside, we found one in Miami. Everything was made out of ice, even the chairs and glasses! Even with the provided parka, it was freezing!
For a taste of Cuba, Miami's Little Havana cannot be missed! With authentic Cuban restaurants, the famous Domino Park, and Cuban stores and art galleries, it feels like another country.
From Miami, we took the long drive through the Florida Keys. One of the stops was Key Largo for some coffee with a little Key Lime Pie cookie. We stopped at Little Torch Island for lunch and continued on to Stock Island, where our Airbnb for the night was a sailboat!
A sunset cruise was included with the room. The sunset over the still water was magical! The sailboat actually provided pretty comfortable accommodation and I would stay there again!
The caption is pretty self-explanatory. Last stop before Cuba!
The last day of an amazing trip to Florida!
I traveled to San Diego for a few days at the start of May to visit a friend. It was a trip full of yoga classes (goat and aerial!), bioluminescence on the ocean, a George Ezra concert, and beautiful sunsets.
Pretty much the first stop of the trip was goat yoga at Sugar Sweet Farm. Yes, that is exactly what it sounds like! Yoga with goats jumping on our backs with periodic stops to hold baby goats!
The beaches lit up the week I was there with gorgeous bioluminescence on the ocean! Bioluminescence is caused when certain types of algae light up, but I don't know the exact science behind it. It looked like the northern lights, but in the Pacific Ocean, rather than the Nordic Sky. The first night we saw it, it was a faint glow, but the second night it was bright enough to show up on my camera!
Even though I had just seen George Ezra in concert in Denver eight days before his show in San Diego, I ended up watching his concert again. My friend and I had seen him in concert together in 2015 so decided to look for tickets. With the help of my concert fairy, I found the last four face-value tickets left in San Diego! It was definitely worth watching again.
In addition to watching almost every sunset, there were also lots of adorable seals!
Overall, it was a great trip, and included a stop at San Diego's Cat Cafe, plus my first time trying aerial yoga. San Diego is a gorgeous city and I had wonderful hosts!
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