Aveiro, Portugal: Perfect Day Trip from Porto

The beautiful canals and buildings of Aveiro, Portugal

If you are looking for day trips from Porto, Aveiro is a great option. This canal-filled city is sometimes referred to as the Venice of Portugal. There are many day trip options from Porto. But Aveiro is a great, easy option for those of you. Plus, travel within Portugal is not only cheap, but efficient. So, if you’d like to know what to expect from a day trip from Porto to Aveiro, keep reading.

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My Month in Books: What I Read in June 2019

I am so glad that lately I got back into a couple things that used to bring me so much joy: reading books and writing. For a while I didn’t do either of those things. Which was weird because they were part of me for so long. But now books – reading others and writing my own – have found its rightful place back into my life and it feels so RIGHT. Thus, I’d like to share what books I read in June of 2019. I will only include books I finished this month. The books are in the order that I read them.

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Youtubers for Writers: 5 Channels for Aspiring Authors #WriteUpMyAlley

Youtube can be a great resource for aspiring writers and book lovers. Not only is the information free, but it’s typically very helpful. There is information available for all levels. Whether you’re planning your first novel or you are working on your tenth. There are plenty of helpful Youtubers for writers to utilize during their journey.

Have you read any of my posts from 2018’s Nanowrimo? It was my first time participating in Nanowrimo and it was a success. If you don’t know what Nanowrimo is, check out one of those posts for more information. But basically it’s a challenge for writers. I love writing and I recently made more of a commitment to fine-tune my writing and learn more about the business.

If you’d like to know what Youtubers this writer is using, keep reading.

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Learning a Language with italki

I previously discussed some of my favorite apps and online resources for language learners. One of the resources mentioned in that post was italki. Learning languages is a long road and there are several avenues you could explore to learn a language. Some people can afford to enroll in a highly intensive course. Others have the flexibility to move abroad and practice a language through immersion. But learning a language with italki is good for a variety of language learners.

If you’re like me and don’t currently have the flexibility nor budget for the two aforementioned methods, don’t fret! I know many people who have learned a language (or several languages) without breaking the bank. For those interested in learning a language with italki and what it has to offer you during your language learning journey, continue reading.

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5 Cities in California I Can’t Wait to Visit

What cities in California should I visit?

It’s no secret I dream of international travel and seeing places far, far away. However, there are still places within the United States that I want to see, especially on the west coast. I’m an east coast girl, New York born and raised. And I haven’t had the opportunity to visit much of the U.S., but especially the west coast. California, for instance, is one place I’d love to visit.

Especially now as the weather is getting warmer, I am dreaming about enjoying the California sun during this time. So check out which cities I’d like to visit and why. And tell me, what cities are at the top of your list?

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Favorite Nail Polishes for Summer 2019

This is such a different post for me. My blog thus far mainly consists of travel, languages and writing. But I also have other interests/passions including working out, reading, true crime, etc. One thing I also really enjoy is NAIL POLISH. Since I was in middle school I’ve enjoyed painting my nails more than going to the salon. Although I wasn’t (and I’m still not) the best painter, I enjoy doing it.

Plus, I do have a pretty awesome nail polish collection if I do say so myself. One that rivals many nail salons. Now that summer is right around the corner I thought it’d be fun to share some of my favorite “summer” nail polishes. Although I should preface: I’m NOT a seasonal nail polish wearer. I think it’s silly to ban yourself from wearing entire portions of your collection for substantial chunks of the year.

However, there are a few times that I get inspired by the sun and warm weather during the summer. And thus I DO want to pop on a neon. So, if you’re interested in knowing my picks for summer nail polishes in 2019, keep reading.

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Goals Four: June 2019

Hello all! I’m here again with another #GoalsFour post. If you happened to stumble upon this post, basically I list out four goals I want to achieve or things I want to work on for said month. Get it? Goals for… Goals FOUR… Yeah, super clever. I also revisit what I listed in my last installment and end by saying four things I did well with. Check out my latest #GoalsFour post. If not, keep reading to find out about my goals for June 2019.

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