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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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.

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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 :)
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 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.

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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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It’s CRUISE TIME – bye bye MIAMI – BAHAMAS Cruise – USA Trip #3

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, Georgia and the Carribean.
First Stop was MIAMI … Sunshine State of Florida

Click down below to read my previous Travelposts and YouTube videos:

Second Stop was the BAHAMAS … Island Country of the Atlantic Ocean.
For MORE impressions of my USA Trip please watch my Video on YouTube FMA CRUISE #1.

Majesty of the Seas (Photo courtesy of RoyalCaribbean)

Leaving Port of MIAMI

WELCOME on DECK

After staying in Miami for several days we left for some cruise time. We book via Royal Caribbean International a 4 night trip with the Majesty of the Seas which contains Miami (Florida), Nassau (Bahamas), CocoCay (Bahamas) and Key West (Florida). It was our first time on a cruise and we really enjoyed it. It’s such an experience that we don’t wanna miss. We had such a great time although Igot seasick and had to take some medicine. With the medicine I got tired sometimes but I was fine and could enjoy the stay. In this TRAVELpost I’ll give you some impressions about our first day on the ship.

 

Majesty of the Seas
The Majesty of the Seas was refurbished in March 2012 so everything was in a great condition. I don’t like staying at places where it’s old and used so this was perfect for me.
It’s like a huge hotel, there’s nothing missing, you can find everything on board:
– several restaurants, cafés and bars where you can get food and drinks 24h (all included except alcohol)
– a lot of duty free shops where you can buy things from jewelrys, clothes, bags, beautystuffs to souvenirs
casino (we tried our luck but left some money there)
spa area with wellness programm
fitness center with a lot of modern equipments (I didn’t do any kind of sports because I didn’t bring any sportshoes for this trip)
theaters with daily shows
pools on deck with whirlpool 
– you can do sport activities like rock climbing, table tennis, baskeball and more

The service of the crew was first class, there’s really nothing we could complain about, in contrary we have to praise the service of the whole crew on board!

One of the poolbars on deck

The pool on deck with a whirlpool, it was never too crowded. I was wondering where all the people have been all the time because we were around 3.000 people on board including the crew.

An other poolbar on deck

The band was playing wonderful music for welcoming the guests on board.

 Stateroom and Roomservice
We book a stateroom with ocean view. I would recommend a stateroom with a window because you can take a look outside and see the beautiful views of the ocean or the ports when you arrive. Our maid, who was a young man from India, cleaned our stateroom twice a day and left us beautiful handmade animals with the towels until we told him that it’s enough if he makes our room just once a day because I think it’s not necessary to clean a room twice a day where you don’t spend much time in it right?! He’s such a kind person, he told us a lot about his job on board and his family in India. I haven’t taken pictures of our room but I’ve filmed it and I’ll upload a FMA Cruise trip on my YouTube channel.
Restaurants, Cafés and Bars
There are restaurants called Windjammer (buffet), Johnny Rockets (burgers and shakes) and Sorrento’s (pizza). The food was really great, especially the dessert section, I can’t resist sweet things even when I’m already full I have to get a dessert, I’m such a dessertlover! What about you? There were so many new choices in the Windjammer restaurant everyday. I haven’t been to the Johny Rockets. We ate like five times a day, I always felt hungry, don’t know why I’m always hungry while I’m on vacation. It’s really strange because at home I’m not like that, at home I only eat like two or three times a day. Is it the same with you?
There are two restaurants called Moonlight and Starlight where you can have dinner with three courses in two different times (6pm or 9pm). When we booked the trip we had to choose at what time we want to have our dinner. We’ve chosen 9pm so we had enough time to spend on land. On the first night we were place at our table which was so lovely decorated. I’m so glad that we had dinner at the Moonlight restaurant because the Moonlight is so much prettier and modern than the Starlight. Every night we sat at the same table where we were placed on the first night and got served by a very friendly Asian waiter. He was such a great and funny guy!

You can pick a starter, a main course and a dessert from the menu. I often couldn’t decide because they have so much to offer and everything sounds so delicious. There’s a new menu every day. I love the food there so much.

Windjammer Restaurant – The Buffet Restaurant

Moonlight restaurant (Photo courtesy of RoyalCaribbean)

Right after taking this pic we jumped into the pool :)

SHOP MY LOOK:
Jumpsuit  PRIMARK (similar here and here)
Shoes  TOMMY HILFIGER (similar here and here)
Straw Hat  H&M (similar here and here)

Sunglass  RAYBAN (similar here and here)

We’ve watched an amazing sunset!!!! So beautiful <3

I’m filming this for my FMA video on my YouTube channel. Don’t forget to watch my videos for more impressions.

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