PALM BEACH // ORLANDO // FORT LAUDERDALE // ATLANTA – USA Trip #7

This was my first time in the Eastcoast. Since I’ve been to the Westcoast several times, it was time for me to discover the other side of the USA. I’ve been visiting Florida, the Carribean and Georgia.
First Stop was MIAMI … Sunshine State of Florida 

 Second Stop was NASSAU BAHAMAS … Island Country of the Atlantic Ocean

Third Stop was KEY WEST … „The Conch Republic“, „Southernmost City in the Continental United States“
Fourth Stop was the Everglades and Fort Myers
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Trenchcoat  BURBERRY  //  here // here
Boots  STEVE MADDEN  //  similar here // here // here
Bag VALENTINO  //  similar here // here // here // here

Sunglass  RAYBAN  //  similar here // here

As I told you in my last travelpost Fort Myers we left right after breakfast to Atlanta, Georgia where some of my relatives live. It was an 8 hours drive! We stayed there for 10days. I took a lot of pictures but I can’t post them because my relatives are on them too and we didn’t really visited any places. We went out eating and shopping (there are so many malls and outlets in Atlanta), visited other relatives. I enjoyed the time with my relatives because I haven’t seen them for years. Even my relatives from Texas and my dreamstate California came to Atlanta, also my grandma from Vietnam was there. So it was a big family reunion. It was a great time being with my relatives. Some of them I’ll see again soon here in Germany because they’ll be traveling to Germany for their first time. So excited.
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Pullover  HOLLISTER  //  similar here // here
Skirt  FOREVER21  //  similar here // here // here

Sunglass  RAYBAN  //  similar here // here

Watch  MICHAEL KORS  //  the bigger version here // here
Rings ASOS  //  similar here // here // here
Bracelet  BIJOU BRIGITTE  //  similar here // here // here // here

After spending an unforgettable time with my family it was time to leave. We drove back to Florida. Our first stop was Palm Beach. It’s such a beautiful county with beautiful roads and mansions. We drove along the beachstreet with an amazing view but we weren’t lucky with the weather, it was wet and stormy which you can tell from the pictures, the flag on the beach was red. So we couldn’t swim in the ocean. We just walked around the beach but it was so windy that we stayed only for a short time.

SHOP MY LOOK:
Top  FOREVER21  //  similar here // here // here // here
Shorts  RIVER ISLAND  //  similar here // here // here
Bikini  ASOS  //  similar here // here // here // here

Sunglass  RAYBAN  //  similar here // here

Watch  MICHAEL KORS  //  the bigger version here // here
Rings ASOS  //  similar here // here // here

Bracelet  BIJOU BRIGITTE  //  similar here // here // here // here

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Jumpsuit  HOLLISTER  //  similar here // here // here // here
Shoes  TOMMY HILFIGER  //  similar here // here // here // here
Bikinitop  ASOS  // here // similar here // here

Sunglass  RAYBAN  //  similar here // here

Watch  MICHAEL KORS  //  the bigger version here // here
Rings ASOS  //  similar here // here // here

Bracelet  BIJOU BRIGITTE  //  similar here // here // here // here

Time for us to drive to the next stop Orlando. We stayed here for only one night because it was just a stopover to go shopping in the outlets. I don’t like visiting places like Seaworld because the animals aren’t kept appropriate to the species or Disneyland. 
After Orlando we left for Fort Lauderdale to enjoy some more days at the beach. We also visited the biggest outlet mall of the world called Sawgrass Mills. There are over 350 stores and we spend a whole day in that outlet. You can get really good deals there so it’s definetely worth the ride. 
 
After almost four weeks we had to say goodbye to the Eastcoast! We had an amazing time and we’ll be back for sure! I hope you enjoyed my USA travelposts :)
Discover FASHION and LIFESTYLE with ME #LiveTheLiveYouLove-LoveTheLifeYouLive ♥
 XOXO Lynda
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EVERGLADES and FORT MYERS – USA Trip #6

 

This was my first time in the Eastcoast. Since I’ve been to the Westcoast several times, it was time for me to discover the other side of the USA. I’ve been visiting Florida, the Carribean and Georgia.

First Stop was MIAMI … Sunshine State of Florida 

 Second Stop was NASSAU BAHAMAS … Island Country of the Atlantic Ocean

Third Stop was KEY WEST … „The Conch Republic“, „Southernmost City in the Continental United States“
Click down below to read my previous Travelposts and YouTube videos:

WELCOME to KEY WEST – USA Trip #5 and video.

Ich war zum ersten Mal an der Ostküste der USA. Da ich bisher schon einige Male an der US-Westküste war, dachte ich mir, es wäre endlich mal Zeit die andere Seite der USA zu erforschen. Knappe vier Wochen habe ich in Florida, Georgia und in der Karibik verbracht.
Oben habe ich die vorigen Travelposts verlinkt!

On our last day of our Bahamas Cruise with the Majesty of the Seas we arrived at 7:00 am at Miami Port, Florida. The weather was so bad! It rained the whole time, we checked out, got off the ship and took a taxi to the Miami Airport where we picked up our rental car. We book the car (category Ford Escape, SUV) via internet for a little bit over 400€ for 16 days including insurance and miles! That’s such a great deal. I recommend to book a rental car in the internet to compare prices before traveling.

After picking up our car we drove straight to the EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK, Florida. It didn’t rained anymore but still it was really windy and cloudy. We went on an airboat tour which cost 30$ each person and saw lots of nature (mangrove trees), alligators, blue herons, white ibis and Anhingas living free in their natur. The airboat was really fast and drifted a lot, I was really scared. I love seeing animals living free in their nature!

An unserem letzten Tag unserer Bahamas Kreuzfahrt mit der Majesty of the Seas sind wir gegen 7 Uhr morgens am Miami Hafen, Florida angekommen. Das Wetter war sowas von schlecht! Es hat die ganze Zeit geregnet, wir haben ausgecheckt, sind vom Schiff runter und nahmen ein Taxi zum Miami Flughafen, um unseren Mietwagen abzuholen. Wir haben den Mietwagen (Kategorie Ford Escape, Geländewagen) übers Internet für etwas über 400€ für 16 Tage inklusive Versicherung und Kilometer gebucht! Das ist ein sehr guter Preis, wenn ich bedenke, was das in Deutschland gekostet hätte. Ich empfehle immer vorab im Internet zu schauen, um auch die Preise zu vergleichen und vor der Reise zu buchen. Nachdem wir den Mietwagen abgeholt haben, fuhren wir zum EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK, Florida. Es hörte endlich auf zu regnen, aber es war immer noch sehr windig und bewölkt. Wir wählten eine Airboat Tour, welche 30$ pro Person kostete. Es gab so viel Natur zu bewundern wie Mangrove Bäume, Alligatoren, Blaue Herons, Weiße Ibis and Schlangenhalsvögel (Anhingas), die frei leben. Das Airboat war richtig schnell und hat die ganze Zeit gedriftet, ich hatte richtig Angst vom Boot zu fliegen. Ich liebe es, Tiere in ihrer freien Natur zu sehen.

Afterwards we drove to FORT MYERS where we stayed two nights before heading to Georgia. I was really disappointed, the weather was still so bad and we wanted to travel to Fort Myers to visit the beaches. We stayed at the the hotel La Quinta Inn & Suites (picture courtesy of their webpage) which was ok for a short stay. The hotel isn’t that new anymore and it has an old smell, but they are clean and big with two kingsize beds and a bathtub. The most important the wifi! Can’t live without INSTAGRAM anymore! The breakfast was also ok. What I totally liked about the hotel is the heated pool with the heated jacuzzi. We checked-in and decided to drive the the Miromar Outlet which was only 20 minutes away to have dinner and since there’s nothing better to do when the weather is bad, right?! That outlet is huge, I made such a good deal at Bloomingdales „2 sunglasses for 99$“ and bought me new RayBan sunnies! Oh, I love shopping in the US! There are always good deals!

Danach fuhren wir weiter nach FORT MYERS, wo wir für Nächte blieben, bevor wir weiter nach Georgia fuhren. Ich war richtig enttäuscht, weil das Wetter immer noch schlecht war und wir wollten nach Fort Myers reisen, um die Strände zu besuchen. Wir übernachteten im Hotel La Quinta Inn & Suites (Bilder vom Internet). Das Hotel ist nicht mehr so ganz neu und hat einen merkwürdigen Geruch, aber es ist sauber und groß mit zwei große Betten und eine Badewanne. Das allerwichtigste natürlich WLAN! Kann garnicht mehr ohne INSTAGRAM! Geht es Euch genauso? Das Frühstück war auch i.O. Was ich so toll am Hotel finde, ist der beheizte Pool mit dem Whirlpool. Wir haben eingeckecked und beschlossen zum Miromar Outlet zu fahren, welches nur 20 Minuten entfernt liegt, um Abend zu essen. Es gibt nichts besseres als bei schlechtem Wetter, in die Mall zu gehen oder?! Das Outlet ist riesig, ich habe so gute Schnäppchen gemacht, vor allem bei Bloomingdales „2 Sonnenbrillen für 99$“ und kaufte mir neue RayBan Sonnenbrillen! Oh, ich liebe es in den Staaten zu shoppen! Es gibt immer so tolle Angebote!

We were so lucky, the next day we woke up and the sun was shining, still a little bit windy and cloudy but a lot warmer and no more raindrops!!!! Yeah, I was so happy, we could go to the beach…. beachtime! We spend the whole day at the beach for swimming and getting some tan. I don’t really like the water in Fort Myers, South Beach Miami was way clearer. But I love seeing the pelicans everywhere on the beach. They are so cute and aren’t scared of human beings. The amazing thing was that we saw dolphins swimming free in the ocean which I couldn’t keep on camera :(
Later that night we went to the other outlet in Fort Myers called Tanger Outlet. The Miromar Outlet is so much bigger and better. But even there, I made such a good deal at the Guess Store. I bought three pair of shoes!!! Since I have tiny feet I’m not leaving shoes in the stores when they have my size and fit me so well! Check out my YouTube XXL USA HAUL to see what I have shopped!
After shopping we jumped into the hotel heated pool! After a long shopping day it felt so good to relax in a jacuzzi. How great would it be if you have a jacuzzi at home?! :)

Wir hatten so ein Glück, am nächsten Morgen wachten wir mit Sonnenschein auf, zwar immer noch ein wenig windig und bewölkt, aber viel wärmer und keine Regentropfen mehr!!! Yeah, ich war so überglücklich, wir konnten zum Strand fahren… Strandzeit! Wir verbrachten den ganzen Tag am Strand, sind geschwommen und haben Sonne getankt. Ich mag das Wasser in Fort Myers nicht, South Beach Miami war viel klarer. Im Gegenzug liebe ich die Pelikane überall am Strand. Sie sind so süß und haben keine Angst vor Menschen. Das Erstaunliche, womit wir überhaupt nicht rechneten, war, dass wir Delphine frei im Meer schwimmen sahen, was ich leider nicht auf Kamera aufnehmen konnte :(
Später am Abend fuhren wir in ein anderes Outlet in Fort Myers nämlich das Tanger Outlet. Das Miromar Outlet ist sehr viel größer und besser. Aber selbst da habe ich gute Schnäppchen bei Guess gemacht. Ich kaufte mir drei Paar Schuhe! Da ich ja sehr schmale Füße habe, verlasse ich kein Geschäft ohne Schuhe, wenn sie meine Größe haben und sie mir so gut passen! Schaut bei YouTube XXL USA HAUL rein und seht, was ich mir gekauft habe!
Nach dem Shoppen sprangen wir in den beheizten Hotelpool! Nach so einem langem Shoppingtag fühlt es sich so großartig an, im einem Whirlpool zu entspannen. Wie schön wäre es, wenn man einen zu Hause haben könnte oder?! :)

SHOP MY LOOK:
Cardigan  RALPH LAUREN (similar here and here)
Skirt  FOREVER21 (similar here and here)
Shirt  H&M (similar here and here)
Bikini Top  ASOS (similar here and here and here)
Bikini Bottom  H&M (similar here and here)
Shoes  STEVE MADDEN (similar here and here)

Sunglass  RAYBAN (similar here and here)

Watch  MICHAEL KORS (the bigger version here or here)
Bracelet  BIJOU BRIGITTE
The next morning right after breakfast we left for ATLANTA, GEORGIA.
In my next USA Trip Blogpost I’ll tell you about Atlanta, Palm Beach, Orlando and Fort Lauderdale. So stay stuned. 
 Discover FASHION and LIFESTYLE with ME #LiveTheLiveYouLove-LoveTheLifeYouLive ♥Am nächsten Morgen gleich nach dem Frühstück fuhren wir weiter nach  ATLANTA, GEORGIA.
In meinem nächsten USA Trip erzähle ich euch etwas über Atlanta, Palm Beach, Orlando and Fort LauderdaleAlso bleibt dran.
Entdecke MODE und LEBENSGEFÜHL mit mir #LebeDasLebenDasDuLiebst-LiebeDasLebenDasDuLebst ♥

  
 XOXO Lynda
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WELCOME to KEY WEST – USA Trip #5

This was my first time in the Eastcoast. Since I’ve been to the Westcoast several times, it was time for me to discover the other side of the USA. I’ve been visiting Florida, the Carribean and Georgia.
First Stop was MIAMI … Sunshine State of Florida 

 Second Stop was NASSAU BAHAMAS … Island Country of the Atlantic Ocean

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Next Stop was supposed to be in CocoCay, Bahamas but the weather was really bad and the waves were so high that the MAJESTY of the SEAS couldn’t land on the island. We kind of knew that because it rained so much at night and the ship was shaking a lot. The captain said it was for our safety and he was right. So we had to stay on the ship in the ocean. I was so disappointed and sad because the island is so beautiful and I wanted to spend some time at the beach with the barbeque which was planned. On board we just did some shopping, went to the pool, did some sports, watched shows and ate a lot.

This is what we’ve missed :( CocoCay, Bahamas (Photo courtesy of RoyalCaribbean). Surrounded by the gentle, translucent waters of the Bahamas chain lies the secluded island of CocoCay®, an eco-certified private destination. Reserved exclusively for cruise ship guests, this 140-acre tropical paradise was awarded a Gold-Level Eco-Certification by Sustainable Travel International™ for its environmentally friendly activities and tours. With its white-sand beaches and spectacular surroundings, CocoCay is a wonderland of adventures.  

The next day we arrived in KEY WEST at 10:00 am. Luckily the weather was better but still it was windy and cloudy.

SHOP MY LOOK:
Maxidress  H&M (similar here and here)

WELCOME to KEY WEST

SHOP MY LOOK:
Top  FORVER21 (similar here and here)
Shorts  PRIMARK (similar here and here)
Shoes  STEVE MADDEN (similar here and here)

Sunglass  RAYBAN (similar here and here)
MICHAEL KORS (the bigger version here or here)

Bracelet  BIJOU BRIGITTE

Museum of Art and History at the Custom House which is one of three museums operated by the Key West Art & Historical Society. Exhibits include local history, famous personalities including Ernest Hemingway, maritime history, and works by local artists. A must-see when in Key West.

The world’s largest ballroom dancer.

SHOP MY LOOK:
Bikini  PIMKIE (similar here and here and here)

Sunglass  RAYBAN (similar here and here)
MICHAEL KORS (the bigger version here or here)

Bracelet  BIJOU BRIGITTE

The Southernmost Point is an anchored concrete buoy in Key West, Florida marking one of the extreme points of the United States. The large painted buoy is a tourist attraction established in 1983 by the city at the corner of South Street and Whitehead Street.

Rental Car

Chickens were everywhere on the streets. So cute!

The Ernest Hemingway House is a popular tourist attraction in Key West.

Bye Bye KEY WEST

The Majesty of the Seas docked at 6:00 pm! After dinner we saw an amazing show! This was our last night on the cruise.

In my next USA Trip Blogpost I’ll tell you about the Everglades National Park and Fort Myers. So stay stuned.

Discover FASHION and LIFESTYLE with ME #LiveTheLiveYouLove-LoveTheLifeYouLive ♥
  
 XOXO Lynda
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Hello BAHAMAS – USA Trip #4

This was my first time in the Eastcoast. Since I’ve been to the Westcoast several times, it was time for me to discover the other side of the USA. I’ve been visiting Florida, the Carribean and Georgia.

First Stop was MIAMI … Sunshine State of Florida

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Second Stop was NASSAU BAHAMAS … Island Country of the Atlantic Ocean

Port of Call: Nassau, Bahamas Bahamas We arrived at 8:00 am, it was sunny with some clouds in the sky.

Next to us, the DISNEY Cruise Line. This is a really huge ship!

SHOP MY LOOK:
Top  BERSHKA (similar here and here and here)
Shorts  H&M (similar here and here)
Shoes  STEVE MADDEN (similar here and here)

Sunglass  RAYBAN (similar here and here)

The first night was good although I got seasick but the medcine I took against it, made me slept like a baby. Can’t wait to get off the ship.

Finally off the ship MAJESTY of the SEAS! Let’s go sightseeing in Nassau :)

Left: MAJESTY of the SEAS // Right: Disney Cruise Line

We went on an excursion with the GLASS BOTTOM BOAT. We booked the tickets on board and paid 60$/person for a 1,5 hour tour. They took us to the Nassau Port which is a protected sea life site by the Bahamian government. We saw  amazing celebrity homes f.e. of Oprah Winfrey, Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods Ex-Wife, Chuck Norris, Sean Connery and more. We saw numerous different species of sea life under the boat, from fish to anemones of many different kinds. The complimentary rum punch they served on the boat was so good. I didn’t take a lot of pictures, for more impressions you can watch my videos on YouTube.

The ATLANTIS, Nassau Paradise Island

OPRAH WINFREY’s House with a Guesthouse as big as her house

There’s a glass on the bottom of the boat so you can see the fishes swimming. The water was really clear.

On the way back you can see the MAJESTY of the SEAS right in the middle left!

Waiting for the Watertaxi to take us to the ATLANTIS

The ATLANTIS is a really huge – Paradise Island

Beautiful BEACH <3

Can you see the turquoise water? So pretty! Please take me back there again!!!

World Famous Senor Frogs Restaurant, Bar and Souvenir Shop with unforgettable fun, delicious food and thirst quenching drinks right on the oceanfront!

KISS the FROG

We then went down Bay Street and experienced the sights, sounds and smells of the busiest tourist street in the Bahamas. Bay Street is a one-way street and is a constant traffic jam.

SHOP MY LOOK:
Top  FOREVER21 (similar here and here)
Shorts  H&M (similar here and here)
Bikini Top  PRIMARK (similar here and here and here)
Shoes  TOMMY HILFIGER (similar here and here)
Straw Hat  H&M (similar here and here)

Sunglass  RAYBAN (similar here and here)

Our stateroom was on the 8th floor.

Such a beautiful stairway… on the way to dinner.

Now it’s time to party at the pool on deck! Amzing view! Great party with great DJs! I know I look tired…it was a long day with unforgettable experiences <3

SHOP MY LOOK:
Blouse  H&M (similar here and here)
Shorts  TOPSHOP (similar here and here)
Shoes  NINE WEST (similar here and here)
Watch  MICHAEL KORS (the bigger version here or here)
Bracelet  BIJOU BRIGITTE

The Majesty of the Seas docked at midnight! The weather was a little bit windy but still good!

In my next USA Trip Blogpost I’ll tell you about our Cruise to CocoCay (Bahamas) and Key West (Florida). So stay stuned.
Discover FASHION and LIFESTYLE with ME #LiveTheLiveYouLove-LoveTheLifeYouLive ♥
  
 XOXO Lynda
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