It’s Official: I’m Going to Japan!

It’s official! This girl is headed to Japan in November with two friends. To say that I’m excited would definitely be an understatement. I’ve always wanted to visit an Asian country, but it always seemed too far and too far out of my reach. Now, it’s actually happening, and I cannot stop smiling! Continue reading “It’s Official: I’m Going to Japan!”

Photo Shoot Attempt in Orlando

Travel blogging consists of a variety of aspects – some that I didn’t really think about when I entered into the blogging community. Not only do you have to possess a deep passion for travelling, you also have to incorporate the various aspects of social media, writing/editing skills, and of course, photography skills. For me, each day that I work on my blog consists of stepping out of my comfort zone, especially when it comes to my photography skills. Continue reading “Photo Shoot Attempt in Orlando”

A Day at the Kennedy Space Center

Are you a space fanatic? Do you love learning about other planets? Come check out my day at the Kennedy Space Center!

I’m down in Orlando, Florida for about a week visiting my cousin, and taking a vacation before everything starts back up in August. In searching for things we should do, we came across the Kennedy Space Center on GroupOn. We both were curious as to what this attraction had to offer, so we purchased tickets on Sunday morning, and headed about an hour away to Cape Canaveral to explore the Kennedy Space Center.

I’ll be honest – my expectations were high, as I’d only heard and read great things. This is important to note, as it might be part of the reason I feel the way I do. Continue reading “A Day at the Kennedy Space Center”

Universal Orlando for the Day

 

Welcome back to Life with Larissa! In the second part of the two-part series of our Florida trip, we focus on our trip to Universal! You can read about our trip to Disney the previous day here. So the day after Disney, my sister, Brit, and I headed to Universal Orlando with our cousin, JoJo, and her co-worker, Ashton. We had the park-to-park admission tickets, so we decided to tackle Islands of Adventure first. As you know, I’m not a roller coaster fan, so I hung out by my lonesome a couple of times while they all decided to ride the more thrilling rides. The first ride they rode was the Hulk. JoJo and Ashton tried to convince me to go on it, but after Ashton described it as ‘shooting us out’, I immediately declined. Continue reading “Universal Orlando for the Day”

Disney World for the Day

A few weekends ago, my sister, Brit, and I were able to travel to Orlando, Florida. We were meeting up with one of our long-time friends for one day, and staying with our cousin for the rest of the days. We also had the opportunity to visit both Disney World and Universal Studios while down there. It was my sister’s first time in both parks, so it was exciting to see her reactions while experiencing the parks. In this two part series of our adventures, you’ll read about our experiences at the parks! This post is dedicated to our time at Disney World! Continue reading “Disney World for the Day”

Photo Essay of Salzburg, Austria

Ever thought about going to Austria? Salzburg should be at the top of your list!

Salzburg is one of the prettiest cities I have ever been to. Each day that I was able to spend there did not disappoint in terms of beauty, and it did not disappoint in other aspects either. I had a great time in the city, and I was able to capture some  of its beauty. Come check out the pictures for yourself, and see if you think I’m telling the truth. Continue reading “Photo Essay of Salzburg, Austria”

Memorial Day Weekend in Sarasota

When one thinks of Memorial Day Weekend, images of the beach and backyard barbecues spring to mind; however, Memorial Day is so much more than that. Memorial Day is a day to think of, remember, and honor those who have fought {and continue to fight} for our freedom in the United States; a day to realize how blessed we are due to the sacrifice of others and their families. Continue reading “Memorial Day Weekend in Sarasota”

Exploring Hawaii

My trip to Hawaii was incredible. Come find out how we spent our time in the beautiful island!

When I think of Hawaii, images of sand, surf, and sun pop into my head; and the island did not disappoint! Surreal doesn’t even begin to describe how I feel when I think about the fact that I actually visited the 50th state. Hawaii is made up of several islands, and if you’ve been keeping up with my posts, you’ll know that my sister, Brit, and I visited the island of Oahu. Continue reading “Exploring Hawaii”

10 Pictures That’ll Make You Want to Visit Oahu Right Now

The pictures taken on my trip to Hawaii don’t come close to capturing the true beauty the island has to offer, but I tried. Come take a look and see if they make you want to visit Oahu!

I recently took a trip to Oahu, one of the islands of Hawaii. It was truly such an amazing experience. Many times I forgot I was visiting one of the 50 states. The culture is completely different from the mainland. I plan to publish a complete post about my trip next week, but until then, I’ve decided to share 10 of my pictures from the trip in my very first ever photo essay! Enjoy! Continue reading “10 Pictures That’ll Make You Want to Visit Oahu Right Now”

Une Promenade en Paris

Come take a stroll through the lovely city of Paris!

The city of lights. The city of love. The city of my dreams. Only one place in the world meets the criteria for all three: Paris, France. I have been blessed to have visited my favorite city three times, with many more visits in the future {I hope!}. I’ve been to some of the top monumental sights in this beautiful city, but would you believe I haven’t seen it all? I’ll share what I believe are some of the must see sights! Continue reading “Une Promenade en Paris”