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”

3 Tips for Long-Distance Friendships

Long-distance friendships arise from many different situations. Whether it’s someone you met during grade school and one of you moved away; or it’s someone you met during college who’s from a different area; or it’s someone you met during your travels, and you’re not staying in the destination long. Whatever the reason, it’s someone you want to remain friends and it won’t be easy to see each other on a regular basis. I know the struggle of trying to maintain long-distance friendships, so I’m sharing three tips to keep those relationships going strong! Continue reading “3 Tips for Long-Distance Friendships”

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”

Feature Friday: Meet Maegan W.

Welcome back to Feature Friday! Today we have the pleasure of getting to know Maegan. She is a fun and vibrant individual with a deep passion for travel and an active lifestyle, and absolutely loves combining the two! Continue reading to learn more about Maegan and her blog đŸ™‚ Continue reading “Feature Friday: Meet Maegan W.”

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”

Feature Friday: Meet Rebecca C.

Come get to know a little more about Rebecca as she shares her thoughts on travel-related aspects, and her personal travel experiences!

Whoop, whoop! It’s Feature Friday once again đŸ™‚ This week we have the pleasure of getting to know Rebecca! Rebecca is a fellow travel blogger who has been bitten by the travel bug. She’s visited several different countries, and that doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon! She is currently living in China, where she teaches college students, in addition to keeping up with her blog. Let’s find out what Rebecca has to share with us today: Continue reading “Feature Friday: Meet Rebecca C.”

What Do You Like Taking Pictures Of?

A few weeks ago, I wrote a post about what I’d like my first destination in South America to be due to the fact that I am a swimmer. Well, I think swimming continues to infiltrate in other areas of my life – more than I thought – because when I look at most of my pictures, they are dominated by one common factor; water. Continue reading “What Do You Like Taking Pictures Of?”

The Most Important Lesson I Learned While Travelling

“Life lessons will catch you at moments you would never expect. They don’t announce themselves, or come with a tag.”

I’m going to tell you a story…one that occurred in a very unlikely place that will be stuck with me forever.

My best friend and I were at the beach. I can’t remember if it was spring break, or if we met up in the summer. I can’t remember if it was Oak Island, Myrtle Beach, or some other beach on the east coast. What I do remember from that trip, is having a conversation with a shop owner that changed my life. My friend and I walked into the store with the intention of buying a couple of souvenirs for family and friends back home; what we left with was so much more. Continue reading “The Most Important Lesson I Learned While Travelling”

Where Are You From?

‘Where are you from?’ Such a simple question for most, but a complex one for me. Read on to find out why!

“Where are you from?”

This is one of the questions that I dislike the most; a question that baffles me to no end. To each person who asks it, it has a different meaning. To each person to whom it is asked, it is interpreted differently. How does one even begin to answer a question such as that?! Let me give you some insight on what goes on in my head when someone asks me that: Continue reading “Where Are You From?”

Feature Friday: Mother’s Day Edition

In honor of Mother’s Day this Sunday, this Feature Friday showcases the different ways moms are celebrated around the world.

What do you give someone who has given you everything? How do you celebrate someone who means the world to you? Mother’s Day is this Sunday in the United States – a day dedicated to appreciate the endless scarifies, the many laughs, the happy tears, the shared smiles, and the never ending love of these women.

Mother’s Day isn’t only celebrated in the U.S., but in a lot of other countries around the world. I’ve asked several people to share how they celebrate Mother’s Day in their lives! Let’s find out how other mothers are honored on this special day! Continue reading “Feature Friday: Mother’s Day Edition”