EF Ultimate Review

Review: EF Ultimate Break

EF Ultimate Review

Earlier this year I set my mind on the fact that I would be taking a trip to Europe. I didn’t know when, where, or with who, I just knew it was something I had to do.

I asked friends and family if they would go with me and many said yes. But the follow through and finances weren’t there. And I began to get disappointed and begin to think that maybe this wasn’t going to be possible. And then something happened, something that shook me, and I knew I had to get away and a trip was going to be the only way. I didn’t care if I went alone, I was going. And then I heard about EF Ultimate Break.

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Dia de los Muertos

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Today is Dia de los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead, the rich traditional Mexican holiday that remembers family and friends who have passed away, with altars (ofrendas), music, food, art, and more. It spans over two days, one day dedicated to the children (All Saints Day) and one for all that have passed (All Souls Day). Dia de los Muertos is not to be mistaken as a “Mexican Halloween”, but rather as cultural celebration of the living and dead. During this time you will see sugar skulls and marigolds all over the place! It’s absolutely stunning!

Have you seen Coco? It revolves around this holiday! To read more about how this tradition got started and how it’s celebrated, check out this article by NatGeo! Read More

Trunk-or-Treat

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Nothing says Halloween more than seeing kids running around in costumes and yelling “trick-or-treat!” And many companies, churches and communities are choosing to celebrate in a more secure way by bringing families together for a Trunk-or-Treat.

When I first heard this phrase, I didn’t know what it was. But after a quick Pinterest search, I found out exactly what it was and was on board! You basically decorate your trunk and kids come out to the parking lot and trick-or-treat from car to car. Matching costumes are highly encouraged! There is usually other games and activities for the kids out there as well. This was my second year helping bae with Trunk-or-Treat and let me just say that people just keep stepping it up! Read More

CommonWealth Coffeehouse & Bakery

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As y’all might know by now, I love brunch! Bae knows I love brunch as well, so whenever he hears or tries out a new place, he knows to let me know and eventually take me! He knew immediately that I would love this place: CommonWealth!

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Barcelona, Spain

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And at last we reach the end of this life changing trip! Today we talk about my final stop of the Iberian peninsula: Barcelona!

I loved the whole trip, but I would say that Barcelona was my favorite. I don’t know if it’s because by then I was already more comfortable with the European way of things but it just felt like home. The vibes that I got there reminded me of Austin, TX (which is my favorite city in the US) and I just felt that if I were to ever move to Spain, Barcelona is where I’d go. So why did I love it so much? Let me tell you! Read More