American Axes: An Axe-Throwing Facility

Disclosure: I attended American Axes complimentary; however, these are my honest opinions about my experience.

Axe-throwing facilities seem to be growing in popularity as places continue popping up around the United States. American Axes is the first axe-dedicated facility in Marietta, as well as all of Cobb County. How cool is that? I had a chance to experience axe-throwing for the first time there, and I had a blast! Curious to know about the experience, what to expect, and who’s behind it all? Continue reading to learn more about American Axes!

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Year in Review: 2019 Year Highlights

2019 is coming to an end, and we’re about to enter into a new decade! Before heading into the new year, I decided to look back on this past year and see my 2019 highlights. Come check it out!

Every year I say the same thing: how crazy is it that the year is ending and the new one is beginning?! Although sometimes it feels like the days go by slowly, the years go by in a blink of an eye! This year I kicked off 2019 in a completely different country, and I travelled to several new countries. I spent time with some of my favorite people, and also made new friendships along the way. I tried new things and learned new things. This year has been filled with laughter and tears; joy and frustration; healing and pain. Despite it all, I have so much to be grateful and thankful for during this past year. Let’s take a look back at the 2019 year highlights:

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REVIEW – Cuba Group Trip

I recently had the opportunity to go to Cuba on a group travel trip. This was my first group trip ever, and I was pleasantly surprised that I genuinely enjoyed myself! I was able to experience things I normally wouldn’t on my own, as well as learn from so many different people. Continue reading for the itinerary of the trip, a pros/cons list, and my overall impressions.

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REVIEW: Sapphire Princess

The month of January was a whirlwind of adventure and exploration thanks to a 2-week cruise throughout Asia aboard the Sapphire Princess. The cruise started in Shanghai, China, visited various ports of call, and ended in Singapore. It was truly a trip of a lifetime being able to experience new cultures, people, and foods. Overall, I genuinely enjoyed my time on the Sapphire Princess; however, I do have some comments that did not necessarily deter from my experience, but may influence others’ decisions to book a trip on this ship. Continue reading to learn my overall impressions of the Sapphire Princess!

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Questival: A 24-Hour Adventure Challenge

Everybody comes across the Instagram ads while scrolling through the beautiful pictures of landscapes, food, and selfies. No one actually pays attention to those ads. Except for me. One day. I have no idea what made me pause and investigate, but I sure am glad I did, because it led me to experiencing Questival in Atlanta! Continue reading “Questival: A 24-Hour Adventure Challenge”

Feature Friday: Meet Sweet Potato Cafe

When you think of a farm-to-table restaurant, what comes to mind? For me, I think of fresh, healthy foods. And for some reason, I always think of chickens running around in the back! Farm-to-table restaurants make me happy because I know I’m getting a meal filled with nutritious ingredients and I know I’ll be able to taste difference, as well as feel the difference after eating the meal. 

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2017 Year Highlights

2017 is coming to an end, and 2018 is about to begin. How crazy is that?! Before heading into the new year, I decided I wanted to look back on this past year and see my 2017 year highlights. Come check it out!

Can you believe it? 2017 is coming to an end, and 2018 is about to begin. Although I started my blog back in 2016, at the beginning of 2017 was when I really decided to start taking it more seriously. I did a lot of research, joined several Facebook groups, and really dedicated a lot of time and effort into Life with Larissa. I know I still have a long way to go before my blog is where I would like it to be, but I’m beyond happy with the progress I have made so far. Not only have I made strides in my blog, but I’ve also met some really cool bloggers, done numerous collaborations, and started my own travel blogging Facebook group! Let’s take a look back at the 2017 year highlights: Continue reading “2017 Year Highlights”

MariCar Tour in Tokyo

Disclosure: I did receive a discounted price for promising to write a blog post about MariCar Tour; however, these are my honest opinions about my experience.

If you’re anything like me, you grew up playing Nintendo and a slew of various Mario games. You either battled opponents on Super Mario Smash Brothers, or you fought to have the highest number of stars on Mario Party, or you raced through the streets of various courses on Mario Kart. I did all three, and then some; however, in my house, it was always a battle between my brother, my sister, and I on who was the fastest racer on Mario Kart. We practiced for hours on end so we could beat the other two and claim the glory of being the speediest in the home. Mario Kart definitely stemmed some friendly competition between us three, and it grew to be a love we all shared throughout our childhood. So I’m sure you can imagine my excitement when I found out I could do on a MariCar Tour while in Japan! Continue reading “MariCar Tour in Tokyo”

REVIEW: The Georgia Sea Turtle Center

The Georgia Sea Turtle Center, located on Jekyll Island on the coast of Georgia, opened back in 2007. Not only is the center a rehabilitation facility and hospital for sea turtles, but it’s also an educational center raising awareness of the damage that has been done and steps we need to take in order to protect our environment. Mom and I were able to visit the center, and we genuinely enjoyed our time there. Although we did learn a lot about the different types of sea turtles and their life cycles, we also learned so much more about the environment in general. It truly was an eyeopening experience! Continue reading “REVIEW: The Georgia Sea Turtle Center”

REVIEW: The King and Prince – Beach & Golf Resort

As you may or may not have heard, I won a contest! And not just any contest, but the St. Simon’s Food + Spirits Festival Contest where I was able to go and experience new things. Even though this happened two weeks ago, I am still in shock that I, Larissa, won a travel contest! The grand prize package included:

  • accommodations for three nights at the King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort
  • 2 VIP passes to the St. Simon’s Island Food + Spirits Festival
  • 2 passes to the St. Simon’s Lighthouse Museum
  • 2 VIP passes to Jekyll Island, including the Georgia Sea Turtle Center, Jekyll Island Museum Tram Tour, all day bike rental, 18-hole round of golf, and more!

Since we were able to do so much, I’ve decided to do several different blog posts, to make sure I cover everything! Today, I’m sharing my thoughts on the King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort, which we were able to stay at for three nights.  Continue reading “REVIEW: The King and Prince – Beach & Golf Resort”