CANNOT WAIT FOR NEW YORK CITY!

I am just so excited! I picked up a trip to New York City in two weeks. I’ll have 32 hours to explore and I’m like a kid in a candy store. I have never been to NYC before, and can’t wait to experience the hustle and bustle of the Big Apple. Coming from California, I know that my personality is the complete opposite of the east coast. But since I started flying, I’ve become a bit obsessed with the other side of the U.S. I can’t wait to share all of my adventures in NYC, wish me luck in not getting lost! Maybe I’ll even try the subway for the first time! If you have any suggestions or tips for my trip, please let me know! 

BEIGNETS WITH MY BROTHER

unnamed-1.jpgIf you’ve never been to New Orleans, you need to go. The city is beautiful and the history and culture is undeniable. But no matter what you do, there is one place you have to go. Cafe du Monde. The most amazing little place that serves the world’s greatest treat. Beignets! I can’t even describe the warm, gooey, sweet little treat. You just have to try it for yourself. And here’s a tip- don’t wear black. The powder sugar will leave its mark on your tastebuds AND your clothes! 

A DAY IN WASHINGTON D.C.

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Earlier this month, I was able to pick up a trip to Washington D.C. for 31 hours and I was incredibly lucky to have my dad come with me. We have always wanted to plan a trip to D.C. but we just haven’t had the time in our crazy busy schedules to make it work. Well let me just tell you we made every second of the 31 hour trip worth the wait. We walked over six miles through the heat and humidity (that humidity is INSANE!) to visit as many monuments and museums as we possibly could. The very first stop was of course the Washington Monument. I never realized just how tall it was. I could have spent my entire day there just watching planes come in for landing at IAD. My feet are blistered, but my heart is full. I had an amazing day and can’t wait to share all the amazing pictures with you all! 

 

QUICK TRIP TO NEW ORLEANS

Just last week, I was lucky enough to work a trip with 24 hours in New Orleans, Louisiana. I was even luckier because my brother Travis decided to come with me.

We had such an amazing time, I couldn’t have asked for anything more. After working a red eye from San Francisco, we took a nap for a couple hours and then hit the town. Literally. We walked over ELEVEN miles just exploring downtown New Orleans. We walked around the entire Mercedes Benz Superdome (you don’t quite realize how big it is until you try taking a picture next to it- I look like an ant!) and the Smoothie King Center. We enjoyed beignets on the Mississippi River and did some shopping at an outlet mall. We walked through the French Quarter and of course Bourbon Street. 

Being from California, we don’t have too much history. So I always enjoy getting to travel to the South and the East coast and getting to experience the US history that we have. Just  getting to look at all of the beautiful architecture was worth it. But getting to spend time with my brother was truly special. It was the first of hopefully many trips of just us kids. I can’t wait until we have all of our siblings with us for another adventure. Check back next week to see some of the great pictures we took in New Orleans! 

PANIC ATTACK FOR SINGAPORE

When I was told I was working a flight to Singapore, I completely lost it. I have only worked domestic flights since I started flying, and didn’t really have a desire to work international flights just due to the length of flight time and not enough time in a new country. But I had no choice but to work this trip. Work had called me at 5:30pm and told me I needed to be at the airport by 9:30pm. Only four hour notice to prepare to fly across the world. I had been up since 5:30am and I was going to have to be up for another 20 hours. I knew very little of Singapore and had no idea what to expect. It was all so overwhelming in that moment, that I just broke down. I spent the four hours before I had to be at the airport in various states of crying, trying to pack, calling friends and family asking for advice, and convincing myself that I could do it. Now let me tell you, when I cry, I CRY. Like full on sobbing, can’t catch my breath, shaking uncontrollably, crying. It’s quite a scene. But somehow I managed to pull myself together just in time to walk on that plane and do my absolute best for 16 hours. Part of me still can’t believe I did it.

I have to thank my family and friends from the bottom of my heart for being there for me, encouraging me with words of wisdom, and praying for me throughout my trip. I don’t believe I could have gotten on that plane without all of you. Thank you! 

SURPRISE TO SINGAPORE!

As a flight attendant, you have to be prepared for anything. But let me tell you, I was NOT   prepared for this. Work called me at 5pm for an 11pm flight to SINGAPORE! (For the record, I’ve never worked an international flight.) After being awake for more than 35 hours and having several panic attacks, I made it! 16 hour flight, working a plane I’ve never been on, to a country I’ve never been to, and I didn’t know a single person. I know now that I can handle much more than I think I can. Can’t wait to share all the pictures I took- here’s a sneak peek! IMG_9966.JPG

SURPRISE VACATION!

In just a couple hours, I will be off on a new adventure! (Or by the time this posts, I might already be flying.) My friends and I have been planning a vacation but it’s taken a little time to figure out WHERE exactly. Being a flight attendant who gets to travel on standby, sometimes our plans change by the hour based on flights and our days off. Thank goodness for other people taking control and organizing it all! All I’ve been told is that we are going somewhere tropical that starts with the letter H. I am honestly so excited for this trip. I need some time away to relax and truly enjoy the amazing people I’m with. Any ideas on where I’m going??