Adventure, Sunday Funday

Sunday Funday // Raft Up

Hey guys!!

I’ve been pretty MIA lately and forgot to post about one of my Sunday adventures. Well actually I didn’t really plan to post about it, but hey why not?

Almost two weeks ago I attended an event by the name of “Raft Up: Christmas Edition.”

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Adventure, Sunday Funday

Sunday Funday // Waterpark Fun

So it’s Monday again, start of another week and one day closer to Christmas;
However, before we get into that guess what I did yesterday?
The title is a give away, but yes I went to a water-park.
More specifically, D-Boat.

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As you can see this is unlike any other water park; firstly it’s literally on water and its main frame is a refurbished oil tanker. Pretty cool, huh? It’s currently located off the coast of Antigua near to Maiden Island and also serves as a party boat in the evenings.

We decided to spend the day on D-Boat after much planning and anticipation. It’s been opened since 2014 but this was our first time checking it out in the day. There’s a ferry service to and from the ship which lasts less than 5 mins.

Water activities aboard include a water slide, trampoline, rope swing, jump off plank, and a new addition the Fat Boy blob which launches you into the water. If you’re a chicken like me, you can simply lounge around in the water on a noodle or relax on deck and soak up some sun.



The day pass starts from 11 a.m until 5 p.m. with lunch and unlimited drinks included.

All in all it was a good day, maybe next time I’ll tackle the rides *lol*.

Have you ever been to a water park?
What sort of activities do/would you try?

Stay Tuned
xoxo

Adventure, Lifestyle

Sunday Funday – Boatin’

Last Sunday was one of my most adventurous days since I’ve been back home. Not only was it last-minute and totally unplanned, but it was worth every second.

First and foremost it was my best friends birthday (Woohoo); so we had lunch then another one of her friends asked if she wanted to come boating *and I totally invited myself*. We left from one end of the island to the complete opposite, about 45 mins the most.

The views were amazing and unfortunately I lost my photos *thanks snapchat*, however I’ll share these.

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Adventure, Reviews

Stay-cation // Birthday Weekend

Hey Guys!!

So my birthday came and went and all the celebrations are now over. Left up to me I wouldn’t have made any plans because I’m not into the big birthday celebrations anymore. My circle definitely got smaller for one, so there’s hardly anyone to celebrate with plus nothing ever goes as planned.

However, my parents decided to treat me to a weekend at a hotel; they’ve all done this before, but this was my first time. Our hotel of choice was The Verandah Resort & Spa.

The hotel is located on the eastern side of the island and I live on the western side, so it was about a 30-40 minute drive. We got out there at about 12:30 p.m. checked in then went to lunch until our room was ready. After lunch we basically hung around the bar to kill time and just relax.

Our room was ready around 2:00 p.m. and while collecting my keys I received a complimentary bottle of champagne for my birthday gift. Yay!

The room was gorgeous and spacious. The colors, the art work on the walls and all the amenities provided were A1. I could stay in the room forever, and don’t talk about the view! My only regret was not capturing a picture of the sunrise/sunset.

There are three pools located around the resort, as well as access to two different beaches. Unfortunately, I never visited the pool but I did go to the beach as seen above (first image). The landscape around the resort is also very beautiful and relaxing.

Overall I had a great time and enjoyed the weekend; It was a good getaway. My only disappointment was with the food which is enough to make me question a repeat visit. I also got cake and was serenaded by the workers at a dinner, after party with live band and breakfast. They sure know how to make you feel special!

 

That just about wraps up my weekend! Hope your weekend was just as good.

 

Stay Tuned
xoxo

College Life, Lifestyle

Do’s + Don’ts of COLLEGE // Tips & Tricks

Hey Guys!!

So we’re two weeks into school or maybe three; first off congrats on your new journey freshmen and have a good semester, as well as everyone else. Better late than never, but here are a few Do’s and Don’ts of College to get you through the 4 years, alongside some Tips and Tricks.

P.S. This is just a practical list of what I learnt during my time.

College:

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Daily Prompts, Lifestyle

Falling for FALL

As Summer comes to and end, I’m stuck on an island dreaming of fall. What’s wrong with me, right? I can think of so many individuals who would love to be in my position. However, after experiencing the change of seasons over the last three years, Fall definitely grew on me.

As a part of this week’s discovery challenge The Poetry of List-Making I decided to share what my dreams consisted of; so here are:

My Fall Favorites

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Fete Reviews

Embracing Our ROOTS

Partyyyy Time! 

Where I’m from we use every excuse to party, and it just so happens that summer is known for one of our biggest festivals: CARNIVAL.

Carnival is simply a celebration of our emancipation from slavery. It was birthed from a time when slavery was abolished and people took to the streets in celebrations. They continued this for several years and eventually turned it into a festival in which people can learn about and appreciate. Carnival usually takes place throughout the last week of July and the first week of August; there’s a queen show, calypso show, soca show and panorama competition.  However, as another tradition there are various pre-fetes leading up to Carnival. This one is COLOURS.

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At the Table, Lifestyle, Travel

Explore SoFlo, Take 2

Ali, Ali, Ali the explorer!
Grab your backpacks!
Let’s Go!
Jump in!
Vamonos!

So after I showed my mom how I spent one of my last days she ended up calling me explorer. Which resulted in me thinking of  Dora, the explorer hence the opening (lol I’m lame like that).

Anyway part two of my series (and sadly the last for a while) “Explore SoFlo” includes me going bike riding along Hollywood beach boardwalk, visiting BurgerFi and Ben & Jerry’s. It may just be my very first fun-filled day, and I was so close to canceling on my friend. Everything was last-minute and basically planned by me googling stuff to do in the area. (S/O to Google!)

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Inspiration

Perfecting My Craft

When I was younger I enjoyed drawing, and making various crafts. Going through high school I often had thoughts of becoming a graphic designer. However, as I got older I began to question myself as to what graphic designing could do for me? Where would that get me? Is it really a “proper” job? Could that help me achieve all the things I would like? Support me and my family? Well now I’m in university studying Environmental Science; therefore, you know my answer to those questions. Well, my thoughts……..A little research I carried out showed otherwise. After all, once you’re doing what you love you’d never actually be working. It would have been up to me to set myself above, and beyond the graphic designing crowd.  Continue reading “Perfecting My Craft”