Nurses Take Bali: An Experience of a Lifetime

Seeing women of color come together in a space where they said we shouldn’t be in a place that we shouldn’t be going to speaks volumes. - Jasmine Hubbard

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I took a leap of faith and embarked on a trip of a lifetime to Bali, Indonesia with 20 other women that I did not know. I have never flown internationally by myself before but this was something that I really wanted to do while I could do it without any attachments or responsibilities to anyone or anything.

Why Bali?

Shelia and Karissa!

Shelia and Karissa!

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I decided to go to Bali because this was one of the top destinations on my list that I wanted to go to. It is a very popular destination on social media, especially Instagram. I also wanted to go to Bali to connect with like-minded women in the same career field as me and to have an experience like no other. Finally, I wanted to meet my favorite nurse influencer who I have been following on Instagram for the past year. Her name is Monique Doughty, also known as Nurse Mo.

I found out about this trip through Instagram via a business page called Nurses Travel Network. It is ran by two amazing queens Karissa Littlejohn and Shelia Robinson. I found it exciting because it consists of a travel tribe just for nurses who love to travel! Those are two things that describe me perfectly and I was going to be ready once they rolled out the next trip. They initially had one trip open to Bali for Nurses Week (May 6-12, 2019), but that trip sold out so fast that I missed the opportunity to pay my deposit. Due to the demand being so high for the Bali trip during Nurses Week, they decided to open up another trip the following month (June 21-26, 2019) for Part 2 so I paid my deposit immediately and continued to make payments as scheduled up until the trip. The trip was inclusive except for the flight so that was the only downfall. That didn’t matter to me. Whatever it took for me to get to Bali, I was going to make it happen. I am a firm believer that God’s timing is perfect and that everything happens for a reason.

Catching Flights

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In total, I took six planes to get to Bali and back to the United States. I flew with JetBlue for my trip from Charlotte, North Carolina to JFK New York. Then, I flew with China Eastern Airlines for the remainder of my trip to Bali. I had a 12 hour layover in Shanghai, China both ways.

FYI: If you choose to not stay at the airport and want to explore the city of Shanghai , you do need a visa. No worries if you don’t have one, at the airport you can apply for a 144 hour visa-free transit permit if you have accommodations or are just passing through the city but are not staying for longer than a few days. More info about this can be found here: https://www.travelchinaguide.com/tour/visa/free-transit-144-hours.htm This process was pretty smooth and not as bad as I thought it would be. I was able to get my passport stamped for the permit and I was free to get to my hotel and explore.

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For my arrival to Bali, I ended up getting a hotel in Shanghai. I arrived in Shanghai at 4 am on a Thursday (it was 4 pm Wednesday back in North Carolina). I took the shuttle from the airport to my hotel called Shanghai Joyful Star Chenyang Hotel. It was really quaint and gave me a place for me to rest until my next flight. I woke up around noon and just walked the streets and did some sight seeing. It started to rain so I ended up gong back to my hotel and getting my things together to go back to the airport. China Eastern Airlines gave me food vouchers since my layover was so long so I was able to eat for free at the airport at any participating restaurant. That was a blessing! I left Shanghai around 6 pm Thursday evening and got to Bali 6 hours later at midnight Friday morning June 21 :) I checked in to my hotel in Bali with another girl that was attending the trip since check-in at the villa wasn’t until after 10 am. We stayed at the Harris Hotel Tuban Bali.

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Where I Stayed : Abaca Villas

My bedroom

My bedroom

The view outside my room!

The view outside my room!

Nurses Travel Network had two villas booked for us in Bali. The main villa was Abaca Villas and that is where I stayed. It is located in Seminyak. The villa was so beautiful! I had looked at pictures beforehand but the pictures do not do it justice at all. The villa had many rooms which could be single occupancy or double occupancy for couples or friends. It had four pools of various sizes, nice seating areas to relax, two kitchens to eat and prepare meals, and a rice field right behind the villa. I really enjoyed my stay there and the staff there were very accomodating. They were at our service with each meal, snack, and drink that we wanted. Every time I came back to my room each night, I had fresh towels and washcloths, a perfectly made bed, and a clean room. It was literally paradise. I could have just stayed in the villa and not have gone anywhere else if all I wanted to do was relax in Bali. On the second to last night, I realized I had the biggest room out of everyone lol.

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My Favorite Things That I Did While In Bali

Bali is such a jumping place with lots to do depending on what you like or that you are interested in. It is never dull there. We did a lot of things during our time in Bali, but I would just like to highlight the things that I enjoyed the most.

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Our nights out were the best. We were able to let loose and have fun and continue to get to know one another as colleagues, friends, and sisters.

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The Bali Swing was my absolute favorite activity!! I saw many pictures on Instagram about this very activity and I knew I had to do it myself. The Bali Swing is a big park full of different swings, swing beds, nests, and more! They made it very picture-friendly and photographers can take your pictures on anything and everything for a fee of $12 USD.

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Nurse Mo did a workshop and meditation session with all of us before we went to our spa appointments. She talked about building ourselves and our brands on social media, tapping into our niche and our goals, and sharing her personal journey on how she got to where she is today. At the end, we dove into ourselves and was able to meditate. I really enjoyed that.

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Prana Spa was so relaxing. This activity was included in our fee. I ended up getting the Mystique Bali treatment which included a foot soak, full body massage, and a rose petal bath. It was the most relaxed I had felt in a long time. The staff was amazing. I would definitely go back.

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Riding in drop top Volkswagen Jeeps around Bali was so DOPEEEEE. We had them for the entire day! I could feel the wind in my hair as we were driving. I even stood up in the Volkswagen while driving and took pictures and videos. I felt so alive. That was probably one of the most liberating experiences of my life.

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We went to Finn’s VIP Beach Club to do our photo shoot on the beach and to just relax and mingle. This was another great time I enjoyed. I also used this time to shop for souvenirs for my friends and family.

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On our free day, I had went to the Kanto Lampo Waterfall and Mason Elephant Park with a few of the other girls from the trip. Those two places were so amazing. The waterfall was so much fun, it was like a mini photo shoot. The photographers took our phones to take our pictures and made us feel like models. The elephant park was fun too. I got to take pictures with a beautiful elephant with her flower crown and also got to see a mama elephant with her baby elephant that she gave birth to just that morning!

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The farewell dinner was bittersweet, but I felt like we had the most fun there. We had an 8-course meal with pairings of the food and alcohol. From the atmosphere, to the laughs, to the memories…just spending that time with the other women really made me feel good and confirmed that I made the right decision by taking this leap. Saying our goodbyes was so hard but we were already plotting to go on another destination together. The energy on this trip was one of a kind.

Travel Tips

Here are just a few tips that I would like to share with you all that I have done and learned along the way with this being my second international trip. This is not an all-inclusive list but the things that I find the most important:

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  1. Set up any international plans with your wireless company so you can be able to contact your loved ones if need be.

  2. For the long flights, GET COMPRESSION SOCKS! I got a two pair pack from Wal-Mart for about $8. These will help to keep the blood circulating in your legs. Also, walking around on the plane helps too. I did this a few times because I can’t sit down for too long.

  3. Alert your bank ahead of time before you go on your trip so there will not be any issues using your bank card. Which leads me to number 4…

  4. DO NOT USE ATMS abroad!! I actually had my info stolen because I did not take cash out before I left the states and now I have a whole new card. Someone tried to purchase a whole Airbnb (it got reversed) and someone went shopping at some clothing store smh.

  5. Book your flight well in advance and GET TRAVEL INSURANCE! If anything happens with your flight, they will cover it. You will thank me later.

  6. Purchase your outfits in enough time so if you need to make changes or send something back, you have plenty of time to do so.

  7. Invest in a durable, hardshell luggage set that will endure in between flights when you check your bags. I got a purple 3-piece set from Amazon for $99 plus free shipping. It came in less than a week. (I do not have Amazon Prime).

  8. Print out every single piece of information (hotel, flights, etc.) in case your phone dies or you need to show proof of your stay while going through customs.

  9. Purchase a neck pillow, portable chargers, and extra USBs just in case. It does not have to be expensive unless you want the top notch stuff. I purchased all of these items at Five Below.

Will I Go Back? What Will I Do Differently?

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The answer to the first question is YESSSSSS. I enjoyed this trip so much. Definitely a place that I could go back to over and over again. Also, there are some things that I still want to do in Bali that I didn’t get a chance to do this time around so another trip is necessary. There are some things I would do differently though:

  • STAY LONGER!! I felt like the 6 days we were there was not long enough lol. I also like a more loose schedule versus a packed one.

  • I would book my flight earlier than I did to save more money. I should have booked it at the least, 6 months in advance. I spent more money than I should have for my flight.

  • I would not get an international plan just because every place we went to in Bali had WiFi. All you have to do is ask the owner or the employees of where you are at for the wifi info and they would happily give it to you. I never was on my phone anyway unless I was on WiFi. I turned my data and roaming off otherwise.

  • I would love to come back with my best friends, just me and my sisters, or with future bae ;)

That is all! I really hope y’all can make it to Bali. It is a destination and an experience like no other.

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Until next time,

Life life, love always, and don’t forget to smile,

Jazzy

How I Spent My Weekend in Gatlinburg, Tennessee

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I went to the mountains for my best friend Carlisha’s 27th birthday from November 16th to the 18th. The mountains we went to were the Great Smoky Mountains. This was my first mountain trip and I have to say that it was a great experience. I think November is a perfect time to go to the mountains if you ever decide to go. You get that “winter” feel but still get to enjoy nice weather. It wasn’t too cold at all, just a slight chill but the sun was shining so I was happy :)

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Gatlinburg, Tennessee is where The Great Smokies are located and it’s on the edge of the Tennessee and North Carolina state lines. Driving time is about 3.5 hours. Driving up the mountain was interesting to say the least, I was terrified lol. I was driving so slow I wanted to make sure that I made it up safely to the cabin where we were staying for the weekend. 

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I finally arrived with my sister and her boyfriend at about 2 am Friday night/Saturday morning (It was such a busy day with a series of events so that’s why my arrival time was late). We arrived at a beautiful cabin that Carlisha had booked through Airbnb. As soon as you walk in, the cabin opens up to a spacious living room with a fireplace, dining room, kitchen, and the master bedroom off to the side of the kitchen. Downstairs, it was split level. The middle level was the game room, a patio with a hot tub, and two bedrooms and bathrooms. The lower level had one big bedroom with multiple beds, one big bathroom, and a mini kitchen. By the time we arrived, everyone turned down for the night and went to sleep smh lol. But, I was able to introduce myself to a few people that were already up and was able to see my best friend Taylon and her cousin (another good friend of mine) Keya and then we all turned in for the night. 

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We had a fun, packed day planned for Saturday. Everyone got up between 11:30 am and 12 pm and got ready for the day. We started our day off by going to lunch at Bennett’s Pit Bar-B-Q. I ordered a pulled pork sandwich with fries and green beans. It was really good and we had a great time fellowshipping and getting to know each other. After lunch, we went to Ober Gatlinburg to have some fun.

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Ober Gatlinburg is an exciting place. It is a ski resort in the heart of Gatlinburg that has different shops, eateries, and activities. There is even an ice skating rink inside! To get there, we rode the tram up the mountain a little more for sight seeing and to get ready to go snow tubing. The slopes were made of man-made snow with about 6 lanes so more than one person can go at the same time. I had a great time doing this! I have never done snow tubing before and now that I have, it is something that I recommend everyone to do if they ever visit Gatlinburg. After snow tubing, we did ice bumper cars, rode the tram back down the mountain, and got dinner at this restaurant called Dick’s Last Resort.

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I have to reserve a section about Dick’s Last Resort because this restaurant is a one-night-only experience, at least for me lol. The restaurant is very, very liberal and the staff at the restaurant are trained to be rude and sarcastic to the customers. I honestly did not know that was how the restaurant was ran until I walked in. There were napkins and straws all over the floor of the restaurant. We soon found out that they throw the napkins and straws over our heads as we were eating. We had to place our orders on a large piece of paper and I ordered the “sampla platter” which had fried pickles, chicken wings, cheese sticks, and chicken tenders. The food was excellent but the service I could really pass on. It just wasn’t my cup of tea. The longer we were there, the more uncomfortable I felt. The sacrcasm and rudeness was becoming too much for me. It started off cute and funny but then there were some things the staff did that took things a little too far. We didn’t let it ruin our night though. We had a great night planned :)

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After dinner, we headed back to the cabin and changed into our pajamas for Carlisha’s pajama party to bring in her birthday at 12 am. We had the drinks flowing, playing cards, just talking and having a great time. At one point in the night, we were outside around the campfire making s’mores and talking. Everyone was on the same vibe and we all had a great time for our last night being in Gatlinburg. My twinny won the contest for best pajamas with her onesie that had doughnuts on it :) We ended the night with a Circle of Death game that seemed to go on forever (lol) then everyone went to bed since we had an early check out the following morning.

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Sunday morning came around and we ended our trip together with breakfast at Crockett’s Breakfast Camp. The food was AMAZING and the service was impeccable. I had got the Crockett’s Breakfast Quesadilla which included Mexican rice and beans :))) It was literally night and day from the night before. At the end we sang Happy Birthday to Carlisha and then everyone parted ways. I ended up staying back with a friend of mine named Daryl and we ended up doing more exploring and some wine tasting. I had to buy a bottle of one of the wines I tasted because it was too good not to! It was called Mountain Paradise and it was a white wine that was very sweet and delicious. Who knows when I’ll be back in the Great Smokies :)  

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Sometimes you have to do something different if you want something different. This trip was one for the books and something that I can definitely say that I would do again. This is my last leisure trip for 2018. I cannot wait to see what 2019 has in store for me and what other locations I can add to my travel resume :)

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Until next time,  

Live life, love always, and don’t forget to smile, 

 

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Experience the UAE: My Seven Day Trip to Dubai and Abu Dhabi

I recently took my first international trip to the United Arab Emirates, UAE for short. I visited the beautiful cities of Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

At Dubai Beach :) 

At Dubai Beach :) 

Yes, I have been to Jamaica and the Grand Cayman via Carnival Cruise Lines but being in a different country for seven days is a true international trip for me. It was an amazing experience. Being somewhere outside of America is truly indescribable. It opens your eyes and ears beyond your own backyard. It opens up your mind to a different culture, different mindset, and you are able to experience something new that you never thought was possible or existed. 

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DR3AM3RS DUBAI 2018!! 

DR3AM3RS DUBAI 2018!! 

I had went with my best friend via a travel group called DR3AM3RS which was hosted by two guys that I went to college with. It was a group of 27 total and we were all there to experience what the UAE had to offer in different ways. It was an all-inclusive trip paid over time with installments and when September 25th finally came, I was pumped and ready to embark on this new journey and be able to add this to my travel resume (haha).  Seven days is A LOT of ground to cover, and too much for this blog post BUT I am going to share with you some things that I experienced and learned while being in the UAE so just in case you ever get to go (and I hope you do), you have a small cheat sheet right here ;)

THE FLIGHT 

Emirates Airlines

Emirates Airlines

 1. I flew out of New York - JFK International Airport, and flew Emirates, which is the airline that’ll take you to the UAE. Your carry-on and two checked bags are free and you are offered two meals and a snack during the flight. (Think about how much an international flight costs alone! I’m sure you are already paying for that in the price lol). There is also free WiFi and a wide selection of movies for you to watch for free as well. 

Delicious Dinner! 

Delicious Dinner! 

The breakfast was okay, and yes there are beans for breakfast lol

The breakfast was okay, and yes there are beans for breakfast lol

2. The flight is LONG. From NY to Dubai, the flight was over 12 hours. The return flight was over 13 hours. Good thing they provide all of the necessities for you to endure a long flight lol.  Emirates Airlines provided every passenger with headphones, a blanket, and a pouch filled with ear plugs, an eye mask, toothbrush and toothpaste kit, and more!

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Headphones

Blanket

Blanket

3. When we arrived in Dubai, we had to go through customs. That was an experience. While going through customs, I got my passport stamped for the first time (yayyy!), answered a few questions about my trip, and got my bags checked through security.  

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DUBAI - (while here, we stayed at the Dusit D2 Kenz hotel)

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4. Dubai is so MODERN. Fron the architecture to the streets, it really makes America look and feel behind.

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5. Everyone in Dubai has a job, EVERYONE. You are not able to come to the city without one.  

6. Dubai is very clean. No litter, clutter, or trash on the streets. There were also no homeless people around. (We should take notes, America) 

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7. Dubai is home to the tallest building in the world called the Burj Khalifa. You can pay to go all the way to the top and you could overlook all of Dubai. (I didn’t do it but I wish I had). 

The Burj Khalifa

The Burj Khalifa

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ABU DHABI - (while here, we stayed at the Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel and Resort)

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8. Abu Dhabi is less modern than Dubai, but still a beautiful city.  It’s a lot more calmer

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9. Abu Dhabi is home to the Sheikh Zayed Mosque - that place was very sacred and very beautiful. 

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10. The fastest roller coaster in the world is here. 

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11. We spent more of our leisure time in Abu Dhabi. 

Fast and Furious!! 

Fast and Furious!! 

UAE CULTURE

12. UAE currency is the dirham. I was able to exchange currency at the airport when we got to Dubai. You can also exchange currency before you get there, it is just what you prefer.  ($1.00 USD = $3.6 AED)

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13. Public displays of affection are not allowed, even if you’re married. Holding hands is okay. 

14. Swearing is not allowed in public. You can get fined or arrested, even deported out of the country.  

15. There is no “dress code”; you can wear whatever you would wear at home. Certain places would like women to be more covered up (i.e in the mosque), but other than at the mosque, I wore my normal clothes and did not have any issues.  

Just one of the many outfits I wore

Just one of the many outfits I wore

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16. If you are going either to the beach or pool, you are advised to stay covered until you get there, this goes for men and women. Ladies, wearing a bathing suit top with shorts is NOT ALLOWED. Walking around in just your bathing suit is okay once you get to the pool or beach. No thong bikinis or explicit bathing suits are allowed to be worn. Men cannot go topless until they get to the pool or beach.

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17. When going to the mosque, women have to be covered from HEAD TO TOE. It is a very sacred place. I purchased an abaya from the market and was able to wear that over my clothes. It is a long robe/dress that closes in the front and covers my body. It also comes with a headscarf to wrap my hair in. Don’t purchase it in the US, it is way cheaper in Dubai. Hands and feet can be exposed. Tattoos of any kind need to be covered and that goes for men and women.  Men can wear long pants and long shirts or they can wear thobes, jubbas, or tunics and hair has to be wrapped in a scarf as well. 

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18. Dubai is one of the safest places in the world. Crime is really low. Still take the necessary safety precautions that you would take at home. 

19. Some of the things people do in the UAE may come off rude (not saying excuse me, reaching over you, etc.). Just remember not to take it offense to it. This is not America. The culture is different. 

20. Dubai is a melting pot; lots of different people live there! 

21. Bring a universal adaptor for the outlets! The American hotels have outlets to fit our plugs but just in case they don’t, its best to have one! I got mine from Wal Mart for $10. 

ACTIVITIES

Yall know I made sure I did plenty of things and activities while in the UAE! Here were some things I did and places I went: 

-The Market:

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-Dubai Marina:

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-Dubai Beach:

With my sissy Brittany

With my sissy Brittany

-Dubai Museum:

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 -Zaatar w zeit:

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-White Dubai:

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Before White Dubai! 

Before White Dubai! 

The view at White Dubai

The view at White Dubai

-The Dubai Mall - via the Metro:

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-Empty Quarter Desert - for the Desert Safari (I even got to ride a camel!!)

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Bre and I on a camel!! 

Bre and I on a camel!! 

-Dhow River - for a dinner cruise:

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-Sheikh Zayed Mosque:

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-Jet Skis along the Persian Gulf/Arabian Sea:

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-Pool at Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel and Resort:

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I really enjoyed my first international trip. The most exciting part was getting my first passport stamp!! Plus, I was with my best friend, Breona, so we both experienced this together and I wouldn’t have it any other way. Would I go back? Absolutely. I will definitely go with more money next time lol. Even though USD goes a long way, I would go back and do some of the things that I did not get a chance to do on my first visit. I will cough up at that extra money too and fly first class :)) The UAE was really good to me and a great ending to my three week break before starting my new travel nurse contract. Be on the lookout for a new travel nurse blog post coming soon! What passport stamp will I obtain next? Stay tuned for more!

Until next time,

Live life, love always, and don’t forget to smile, 

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NOLA, Darling: My Three Day Trip to New Orleans

New Orleans, Louisiana.

This place has always been on the top of my travel list and I am happy to say that I can finally cross it off my list. It was another girls trip of course. My twin sister, my best friend, and her cousin joined me and the four of us had a really great weekend there! My sorority, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. (ZZZZ-PHI!) had their national conference that week in New Orleans as well. Unfortunately, I was not able to attend the conference, but I still wanted to experience NOLA and have a great time. This blog post will flow a little differently; instead of me writing about each day, I am just going to highlight the places I went to and what I thought of each:

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THE RUBY SLIPPER:

When we arrived in NOLA on Friday morning, we decided to eat here for brunch and mimosas. Keya and I got the shrimp and grits and Tay and Nene got the catfish and grits. Our food was so good and the mimosas were amazing! It is a really cute restaurant and really busy, but I would definitely recommend eating here for brunch. 

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FRENCH QUARTER/BOURBON STREET:

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One of the main sights and right off of Downtown New Orleans. We went here on Friday and Saturday night to explore, take pictures, and hang out. This is where most of the shops, restaurants, bars, and clubs are located. It is a very lit atmosphere (lol) but we had a great time. I even went to the gift shop and PURCHASED (emphasis on purchased haha) beads from this cute gift shop. Bourbon Street is also famous for NOLA’s most strongest drink called...THE HAND GRENADE!

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TROPICAL ISLE ft. THE HAND GRENADE:

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This drink is all you need if you want a lit night! It comes in a tall green cup, plus it is already made and mixed so the bartender just fills it up to the top and gives it to you. The cost is $10 and you are set!! You can purchase these drinks on Bourbon Street at the bar called Tropical Isle. There are two locations on that same street; I understand why because that bar gets packed and that is their #1 selling drink. 

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ANOTHER BROKEN EGG: 

We ate here for brunch on Saturday morning. We got our orders to go so we can stay at our Airbnb and relax until nighttime. I ate at this restaurant in Charlotte so I already knew what to expect but Tay, Keya, and Jeanine really enjoyed the food! It was really delicious and it was just what we needed to relax for part of the day. 

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ARMSTRONG PARK:

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We went to Armstrong Park from a referral by our Lyft driver. This park was inspired by Louis Armstrong and it is a beautiful park of 32 acres and beautiful statues and landmarks. It was right across from the French Quarter so afterwards we decided to walk over there and head to Cafe Du Monde!

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CAFE DU MONDE:

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This was one of the places that I HAD to go while I was here. They are most famous for their beignets which is basically like a powered doughnut but with a funnel cake taste. It was AMAZING! That was my first time ever having a beignet! The line was wrapped around the building but it moved quickly! I would definitely recommend you to go here if you ever visit NOLA. 

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GUMBO YAYA:

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If you want great gumbo, this is the place to go!!! It is a very nice sit-down restaurant in the French Quarter and we came here for food and drinks. It is located in this mall type setting (we had to go through one store to get to it, I completely forgot the name of it ). We wanted to make sure we got some gumbo and end our night right before we left the next day on Sunday. 

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 And y’all should know me by now, we definitely stopped at the gift shop to get some goodies before we left to go back to North Carolina!

Just want to end this blog post with some tips that I picked up while visiting New Orleans that may be useful to you when you go visit: 

1. For my ladies: DO NOT BRING HEELS!! NOLA is an exploring type of city. You WILL BE WALKING majority of the time. NOLA is not the place for heels and being extra. It’s THE city to enjoy yourself, have fun, and soak in every moment. 

2. For my lightweights: STICK TO THE HAND GRENADE!! The Hand Grenade is NOLA’s strongest drink. All you need is ONE of those and you are good for the day, night, whatever. Don’t try to be cool and add more drinks to your list. You’ll be just fine with that one tall drink (lol).

3. For everyone: CARRY LIGHT WHEN YOU ARE OUT ON THE TOWN!! Pick pocketing is real, please please be careful with what you carry on your person. Ladies, I suggest carrying a fanny pack or using your pockets. Guys, use your pockets like normal but just be careful with how much you have on you. CARRY CASH! Don’t even think to bring your debit/credit card; a lot of the places on Bourbon St only take cash.

4. HAVE FUN!! EXPLORE!! If I could go back, I really wish I would have explored more while we were there. We just wasn’t there long enough to do so but we all decided to go back again and for longer :)

SPECIAL THANKS TO STACY FOR LETTING US STAY AT HER AIRBNB!! Our accommodations were everything and more! A really cute and homey two bedroom, one bathroom condo 7 mins from the French Quarter! Perfect for 6 people max and at a great price! I am going to leave the link to her Airbnb so if you decide to visit New Orleans, this is the place to stay! —->>> https://abnb.me/fYi99Is10O 

One more thing, if you want a visual on how much fun we had in NOLA, check out my best friend Taylon’s 2 - part vlog titled “Was That Really A Hurricane???” !! Click here to indulge! —>> https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=EO4lSz4K8IY

Until next time! 

Live life, love always, and don’t forget to smile :) 

 

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