Travel Diaries // Mini road trip to Mystic, Conn.

I love to travel, but unfortunately, I work. But since I tend to like money and not starving, it’s not so bad. But that’s why weekend trips, often spontaneous ones, are so important. My cousins recently invited me to tag along on their mini road trip to Mystic, Connecticut, and I was jazzed since I love pizza and Julia Roberts! I went with my cousins, my sister, and my brother-in-law, and we lucked out with a gorgeous spring day. Here are some photos.img_5615
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Snow Vixen

It’s just about a week until I go to Alaska, and I’m preparing by buying a new warm coat and some cold-weather essentials. Honestly though, we’ve had colder temperatures in New York the past few weeks than in Alaska: one day it was 1 degree here and 40 in Anchorage, so I feel pretty well-suited to zero and sub zero temperatures. But the temperature is dropping up north and here’s what I’ve purchased so far:

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Yes, I created a color scheme. I did a lot of research on snow boots but the ones I wanted were either very expensive or sold out in my size. Luckily, I found these Kamik Snowvixen boots on eBay for half the price. Then I scoured eBay because that was awesome, and I also found an affordable down coat that had all of my requirements: it was white, long, hooded, and belted.

Number 5 is a glove liners/boots liners combo pack meant to insulate your hands and feet underneath your socks/gloves, and number 4 is a thermal top and bottom you can wear under your clothes! I shall be extremely warm and cozy (I hope!).

It took me a while to find boots I could afford: believe me, I wanted some very expensive, beautiful snow boots and finding an affordable pair was no mean feat. Luckily I am a seasoned shoe-hunter and am very determined. I love those boots so much, and everything is waterproof/insulated/moisture wicking/etc., and I am layering up with some of my favorite sweaters and fuzzy socks! I think I was made to live in the Arctic Circle, truly. I love the cold. I also love hot chocolate and snow.

This is what I wish I could look like in subzero temperatures:

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This is what I will actually look like:1002569-ghostbusters_stay_puft_marshmallow_man_bank_1

Stay puffed, y’all.