Welcome back for part two of my Let’s Travel: Florida blog. Hopefully, you enjoyed learning about St. Augustine. It really is a lovely little city with plenty of history and charm.
Now, let’s move on to the second part of my trip…Universal’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter! This part of the trip fulfilled a bucket list item for me. Harry Potter has been a huge part of my life from the beginning. I have always loved to read and I can remember the moment that I got the first Harry Potter book. My grandmother picked it up for me as a present…and as they say, the rest is history!
Another month and another trip…I seem to be traveling quite a bit lately. Not necessarily by design, a lot of the trips have been last minute, but this one has been in the works for a while now.
I really wanted to go on a real vacation and I really neeeeded to go to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter 🙂 Yes, I am a 30-something and I freaking love Harry Potter – deal with it. However, I knew that I wasn’t going to spend almost a week with just Harry Potter. So, to get the most out of the trip it was split into 2 parts:
1) St. Augustine and the beach
2) Harry Potter
For this reason, this trip will be presented as a two-part blog!
Being healthy on a road trip can be hard…you spend long hours in a car with nothing to do…there are convenience stores and fast food along the way…I get it!! However, it can be done! With a little preparation and a plan to stay active while you are away it will be like you never left the comfort of your daily routine!
For this trip, we drove to Wilmington, NC. If you have never been I highly recommend it! It is a cute little beach/river town with tons of things to do and see.
Here is how I stayed on track while on the road and what we got up to in Wilmington!
Two weeks ago I had to travel to Austin for work. I had never been to the Live Music Capital of the World and decided to tag on a few extra days to explore! Again, to hold myself accountable I decided to document my trip for you and show that healthy travel is possible!
Let’s Getaway! Recently, I took a trip to a Getaway House – a tiny cabin outside of Washington D.C. Work had been crazy stressful and I just needed a few days to unwind and not worry about anything…and The Getaway House was just what I needed.
Now, let’s back up a couple of years to 2015. I read a story about a Harvard Business School student who decided to launch a business where tiny houses/cabins were rented for weekends out of the city. I was ready to sign up!
My family and I used to camp a lot when I was younger and I don’t do it nearly enough now. I thought the Getaway houses would be perfect! I don’t have to pack up the tent and bring all the equipment. I would just need to show up to my tiny cabin! Plus, I mean who doesn’t love the thought of a tiny cabin…I mean really!
The rub back in 2015 was that the cabins were only located outside of Boston. That is quite the commute for a weekend trip from Maryland. So, I continued to follow the company’s success and just hoped that they would spring up a little closer to home.
Then, finally this year I saw the news – Getaway was coming to Washington D.C.!!!! I knew there was a trip to the tiny cabins in my future it was just a matter of when!
So, since I have taken my trip I wanted to review the experience for you. Up front, I just want to say that it was 100% worth it and I plan to go again ASAP 🙂