Lindos, Greece

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Happy almost-weekend guys -lol! 

I don’t know about you all, but this week has been crawling for me. Especially on days like today when I am reminiscing on some of my favorite places from our trip. I just can’t help it….I miss it so much! For those of you who don’t know, we visited 10 cities and 4 countries in two weeks, which didn’t leave us a lot of time in each city. Colton’s parents thought this would be a good idea, because it would give us a chance to decide what we like, what we don’t like, and where we would come back to in the future. Which I agree, it really gave us a taste of everything!

Towards the end of the trip, we would all ask each other which city was our favorite, and I think hands down, we all agreed Lindos, Greece was on the top of everyones list. 

After being in Athens for a few days (errr), I think were all ready to see Greece. You know, the Greece we all see in the movies. The beautiful water, white houses, blue window panels. Like the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants Greece -ha! 

When we first got into Rhodes (the largest of the Greek islands) we knew we immediately wanted to make our way to the town of Lindo’s, which was an hour away. Immediately we saw people riding on ATV’s and were like “ding! ding! ding!” that’s how were getting to Lindos! So we rented three ATV’s and drove them down the coast of Greece to most beautiful town I have ever seen. It was the Greece I had been searching for.

When we got into the town, most were parked at the top of the mountain and walked down to the beaches, but we continued to ride our ATV’s down the winding roads to the bottom. We ended up a the most charming restaurant right on the beach, where they let us pull right up to park. There we had traditional Greek food & lots of wine, over looking the water before heading to the beach ourselves.

Towards the end of lunch, I became like an antsy little kid, dying to go to the water. Seriously, I don’t know what happened to me! I was just so excited to be there. This was a place I thought was only real in the movies. It was the first time I had “swam” in the Mediterranean and I was just so happy. It turned into one of those perfect days, that would have never turned out that way if it were actually planned. Does that makes sense? 

I love days like that. 

Have a great Thursday friends! 



International Flight Must Haves

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Happy Fri-yay! Tomorrow is the day!!

 I’m so excited for this vacation that I doubt I’ll even sleep tonight – lol.

It’s been three years since my last trip to Europe, so I am just ecstatic to go back and be able to share the experience with Colton. Last time I was there, I was studying abroad & I had the time of my life, so I am just really excited to build these memories him, as well as with his family!

Any who, if you’re catching a red eye anytime soon, I linked all of my must-have items. These trips are long (On our way back our total travel time is 19 hrs!) so everything on this list will be your saving grace. 

You’ll notice a lot of the items are beauty products. I kind of tend to load up on beauty products before a long flight. Planes dehydrate the heck out of your skin so I bring everything with me to help me feel more fresh & alive, and not so much like a shriveled up prune. 

My International Flight Must Haves 

  1. Hydrating Eye Masks: I talked about these guys in this post and I can’t rave about them enough. When I am really sleepy, stressed or dehydrated, I really show it in my eyes. Like I am the queen of dark circles. So needless to say, after long flights, I can slightly resemble the grim reaper….but if I put these on about an hour before landing, I’ll look fresh and ready to go! It’s mind blowing to me the difference it makes in 30 minutes. 
  2. Passport Holder: Not that it is a must have, but I just think they’re cute and will come in handy when trying to find your pass port. Plus they will be great for holding things like metro tickets & more. They kind of become your everything holder. 
  3. Tinted Moisturizer:  On long flights, I refuse to wear makeup because I try to keep my pores as clean & clear as possible. So I carry a little tinted moisturizer with me to apply right before landing. 
  4. Nike Roshe: Comfy shoes are a must, and I love my Nike Roshes. You do a lot of walking in airports so there is no point in fussing with uncomfortable shoes. 
  5. Heavy Duty Luggage: This is my favorite luggage and I recently found covers for them to keep them from getting dirty! There are so many organization functions to these bags that it’s unreal. Plus, they are super chic 😉 
  6. Sunglasses: For when you get off the flight, you’ll definitely want a pair handy.
  7. Light Weight Cardigan: An absolute must in my book, especially for me because I am always cold. You literally never know what the temperature will be like on the flight, so having one just in case is always nice. 
  8. Joggers // Leggings: Which ever you prefer. I’m all about comfort here. 
  9. Books // Magazines: Whether you bring a book, read magazines or read on your iPad/kindle, having something to read is a must for me. You can only sleep & watch movies for so long. After a while you need something to stimulate your brain a little bit. 
  10. Head Phones: Maybe even a backup pair… I swear, I don’t know what it is about headphones and airplanes but I always seem to either forget mine, or lose them! 
  11. Sleep Mask: Recently I have been loving my sleep mask. It makes everything that much darker and will help you forget that you are on a plane. 
  12. Chargers: I put chargers in the same category as head phones. It’s like a I get on a plane and everything instantly dies.
  13. Hydrating Beauty Elixir: To spritz on your face either throughout the flight or just as you land to wake you up. I have raved about this elixir a million times on here because I love it that much. It wakes you up, sets your makeup, reduces the size of your pores and smells absolutely amazing. You could also your Rose Water. 
  14. Moisturizer: To apply throughout your whole entire flight. I know I keep emphasizing keeping your skin moisturized throughout your flight, but I promise when you try it, you will understand. 

***Not Pictured: My macbook (you bet your bottoms I’ll be getting work done on the flight 😉 ) as well as a large & practical carry on purse to hold everything. Just like this one (on major sale!), this one & this one! I also went ahead and linked them below!

Be sure to follow me on Instagram (@LifetoLauren) to follow along on our trip! As well as Snapchat (Lauren_smith6). I’m not sure how my reception will be while I’m there, but I’ll try to snap as much as possible!  Also I probably won’t be posting 5x a week but I am going to try to as much as possible! 



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