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January 20, 2018

10 Most Beautiful Beaches in America

I am definitely a beach kind of girl. My heart swells with excitement when I’m inches away from that pristine sand and I love absolutely everything about the beach. I’ve put together this list of some of my favorite beaches in the United States!

Pensacola Beach

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Pensacola Beach sits in the westernmost part of Florida, just a stone’s throw from Alabama. It’s on the Gulf of Mexico, so it had beautiful white sand beaches and calm waters.

Oahu Beach

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Any beach on the Hawaiian Island of Oahu is absolutely stunning. Oahu is definitely one of the most popular Hawaiian islands, and for good reason. There’s tons to do and beautiful beaches!

Manele Bay

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Manele Bay is located on the lesser visited Hawaiian Island of Lanai. It has steep cliff’s on it’s stunning shores, as well as those white sandy beaches we all love so much.

Poipu Beach

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Poipu Beach is again located in Hawaii, but this time on the island of Kauai! It’s stunning, and has tons to do around the beach if you are getting bored of swimming!

Siesta Key Beach

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Siesta Key is an island in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of central west Florida. It’s just south of the Tampa Bay area and features absolutely stunning beaches and calm waters.

Na’Pali Coast

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The Na’Pali coast in the northwest of the Kauai Island has long been on my bucket list. So many stunning shows and movies (Lost fans I’m looking at you!!) have been filmed in this part of the country and I can’t wait to visit someday.

Cannon Beach

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Although most of my list has focused on Florida & Hawaii, I thought I’d give some mention to some northwestern and northeastern beaches. Cannon Beach is on the Oregon coast and is a place near to my heart. It’s definitely worth a day trip from Portland or an entire trip in of itself.

Hilton Head Island

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Hilton Head Island is off the coast of South Carolina and has a ton of things to do. From the beach to the various spas to golf courses to resorts, Hilton Head has it all.

South Beach

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Of course I had to mention one of my recent favorites, Miami Beach. Miami Beach is located east of Miami, and south beach is the southern section of Miami Beach. South Beach features an amazing beach, but also has amazing restaurants, fancy clubs and awesome hotels.

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November 21, 2017

Our ‘Staycation’ For my 21st Birthday

I finally turned 21!!!! No one understands my excitement about finally turning 21. We were going to try and go to Vegas, but ended up not being able to swing it. So, in it’s place we decided to have a little staycation and explore some of the 21+ things to do in Boise, Idaho (where we live!).

Day 1

Day one was actually the day before my birthday, but since you can legally go to the bars at midnight (since it’s technically your birthday then), we had some fun that day! That morning I got a spray tan which was super fun and made me look fantastic for the night. We then went shopping, got balloons filled up at Zurchers, bought champagne and then I began getting ready at noon.

We then had a party, where all of my friends came. It was honestly so much fun even though I don’t remember much of the ending. We then went downtown and I actually lasted until about 1:30am, when we decided to go home and go to sleep.

Day 2

Day two had some brunch plans, but given that I was extremely hungover, we decided to forgo those plans. We hung out all day, hit the liquor store that evening and then headed to dinner at Bardenay! Bardenay is a local restaurant in Boise, and is seriously fantastic. I highly recommend going there if you’re ever in Boise.

After that, we headed back downtown and hit some of the bars that were closed on Tuesday. We have a bar here called Humpin’ Hannahs, and there’s a singer who will announce your birthday, bring you on stage and give you free naughty toys! It was so much fun.

Day 3

We took Thursday very easy, after constant drinking for the last two days, I was exhausted. We went to a local bar, Suds Tavern, that’s really busy on Thursdays because it’s $1 beer nights, but ended up leaving after just one beer.

Day 4

Day four was Friday, and although we took it easy most of the day, we did hit up STIL which is a new ice cream place in BoDo. They serve beer and wine samplers, as well as liquor or wine infused ice cream! Nate got the caramel brandy and I got a wine sorbet, both were seriously delicious, but will not be getting you drunk anytime soon.

Day 5

Saturday was the last official day of our ‘staycation’ for my birthday, so we first went to lunch at one of our favorite restaurants, Flatbread. They have delicious gluten free pizza and yummy cocktails, which of course, I had to get.

Then we went downtown again, which was seriously fun. I had a hard time trying to get really drunk like I had been that week, but I had fun drinking a few drinks, eating some tacos on the side of the road, and then heading home.

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