Sometimes I look at my photos in disbelief ! God has really blessed me to visit so many wonderful places and experiences. What are you thankful for today ?
Yooooooooooooooo good afternoon world 🌍!!!!! Hope everyone is doing well and staying safe out there . Today we are back with part two of this series . Just trying to give you guys some ideas on where to travel inside the U.S.A during this pandemic . Hopefully 🙏🏾 other countries will open their borders to US citizens soon so i can get back to my bucket list 🤞🏽.
This was my second time visiting “Sin City” , celebrating my lovely girlfriends birthday 🥳!!! I will admit the trip didn’t go as expected due to the crazy weather while we were there but more on that later.
Our flight arrived in fabulous Las Vegas at I believe at 9 a.m. . We caught a cab 🚕 straight to our hotel at the Venetian. If you’re ever looking for a great hotel with great service and early check-in options this is the spot for you . The Venetian is a beautiful hotel and the casino 🎰 was amazing . They even have great food options all over the resort so you don’t have to leave if you just want to relax.
As I mentioned at the beginning of the blog the weather in Vegas was tricky . The windy was extremely strong with gusts from 20-30 mph and cool air. Completely canceling all plans I had at Lake Las Vegas , which is a lake with plenty of water activities. So the only thing we could do was shop . We visited the Las Vegas Premium Outlet malls , north and south. After that it was back to the hotel for drinks a gambling.
One activity we did get to experience was the Madame Tussauds Las Vegas. Madani Tussauds is a wax museum located on the Las Vegas strip inside the Venetian . You can see some of your favorite Hollywood stars ⭐️ made out of wax !!!! U will think it’s really them .
2020 has been the year of the unexpected !!!! Dealing with COVID-19 has been at the top of the list, claiming the lives of thousands and affecting the way we travel and where we travel for the foreseeable future. With very limited travel options outside of the country it’s a good time to see what the U.S. has to offer. Here are a few travels ideas if you are looking to getaway soon. Mask up at all times, keep your hands clean, and social distance when possible. We have been blessed to follow these guidelines and remain healthy during our traveling. Have fun and stay safe ! 🙏🏾✌🏾
In August we took a road trip with friends to Gatlinburg, Tennessee. This was my third time visiting , but it is a lot of fun every time I have been. We stayed in a 5- bedroom cabin that had a jacuzzi, pool table, and plenty of room for the festivities. The first day we arrived we spent more time settling in than actually exploring the city. It was kind of hard maneuvering throughout the small city as they were hosting their annual “Jeep Invasion”. People from all over the world bring their Jeeps that weekend to show them off and admire others. During the next few days there would be plenty of time for drinks , laughs and memories. We shopped , rented atv’s , zip-lined, and did some wine 🍷 tasting amongst other things. Gatlinburg is always a good time and offers great views from the mountain. Oh and if you’re lucky you will see some black bears.
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Photo cred: Ardrice Montgomery
The Arc de Triomphe is perhaps the most iconic of all French monuments, and without a doubt one of the most triumphal. Built between 1806 and 1836, it’s iconic in style and sculpture to the decoration popular at the first half of the nineteenth century and visitors can admire its delicate design and engravings. Instantly recognisable and deeply evocative of the military history of France, the Arc de Triomphe provides a glimpse into France’s social past as well as spectacular views across central Paris.
Ft. Lauderdale , Florida was a pleasant surprise last week! In the past I had spent time in Miami , Orlando , and Tampa Bay and had a great time in all 3 cities. If you want a combination of all three cities then Ft. Lauderdale is the spot for you . The “Venice of America” is known for its beaches , art , and cultures . As expected , a lot of venues were closed due to COVID-19 but we still had an amazing time . My favorite part of course was some of their fine cuisine !! Below I will highlight some of my favorite spots to get some good food in this amazing city 🌃.
If you’re a steak lover like I am then I highly suggest trying this place . They have drinks and cocktails 🍸 that are good . A full salad bar with some tasty appetizers before the main meal arrives . This Brazilian steakhouse offers some of the best meat your money can buy. The list includes : sirloin , beef and spare ribs . Flank steak 🥩, pork loins , salmon , filet mignon, ribeye , top sirloin , and ribeye amongst several other premium meats. If you don’t mind spending a little cash 💰 then this is the place for you !! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽
If you’re looking for a fun spot to hang out along the strip check out “Rock Bar”. The food was fantastic while a live DJ plays some of the top music in all genres .
These were some of the places we enjoyed near our hotel. I’m sure there are many other restaurants but these are the ones that were open at the time of this pandemic . Thanks for reading ! ✊🏽✊🏽✊🏽
I’m spending the week in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida this week celebrating my birthday. Initially, I was disappointed that more countries around the world are not open for tourism. That was the wrong mentality to have and I am thankful to be able to be alive first and foremost . Secondly being healthy and COVID-19 free is another blessing . I also found out how wonderful Ft. Lauderdale is , this city is AMAZING !!!!! I cannot wait to tell all of you about it , stay tuned!
I want to hear what others collect so that I can have some new ideas . I collect the stickers you see on my luggage in the video above . I also collect money (coins and bills) as well as sand from each beach I visit !!!