A Taste of India

The clunk of the wheels deploying under the plane jerked me awake. After 20 hours, we were finally there. It was early, sometime between 5am and 6am, and still dark. The lit-up grid below looked like some flattened robot, all these bright buttons, yellow and white and orange. Streams of tiny lights darted across the grid like a line of radioactive marching ants.

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7 Reasons Why Iceland is the Next Big Travel Destination

In case you haven’t heard, Iceland is sort of becoming a thing. In recent years, the country has amped up its tourism efforts—especially in the states—and as a result, everyone and their mom is heading to the Nordic island. If you’re thinking about taking a trip this year, Iceland should be at the top of your list. So, here are the top 7 reasons why you should take a trip to Iceland... 

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Top 9 Things to Do in Granada, Spain

Located in the south of Spain in the region of Andalusia, the city of Granada has become an icon of Spanish culture. Due to its sunny weather, open plazas, and "traditionally Spanish" ambiance, it has become a favorite for many traveling through Europe. If this isn't reason enough to peak your curiosity, here are the top 9 things to do when in Granada that may have you researching flights (or trains) sooner than you thought.

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A Quick Update: South America

Look who's back!  For a very, very short time.

In my last post, I dropped the bomb that I quit my job and was off to South America for a few months' of adventure.  Three months later and I'm back stateside for a hot second before departing (again). 

In short: I regret nothing.  While myself and Kelsey have many more posts planned about our adventures, for now I'll leave you with a few photos to fuel your wanderlust.  After all, I have another plane to catch...;)

xoxo, Krista

P.S.  We have an Instagram!!  Double-tap that ish: @thetoastyavocados

Llamas in Quito, Ecuador

Llamas in Quito, Ecuador

Fun tours in Cusco, Peru

Fun tours in Cusco, Peru

Tropical fruit up to your ears - here, in Quito, Ecuador

Tropical fruit up to your ears - here, in Quito, Ecuador

Goofing around and licking the salt mines in Salineras, Peru

Goofing around and licking the salt mines in Salineras, Peru

Incredible views on Santa Cruz Island - the Galapagos

Incredible views on Santa Cruz Island - the Galapagos

Amazon women - in Cuyabeno, a region of the Amazon in Ecuador

Amazon women - in Cuyabeno, a region of the Amazon in Ecuador

Babes biking around Baños, Ecuador

Babes biking around Baños, Ecuador

Never too much fun in Montañita, Ecuador.  Miss it and the people there.

Never too much fun in Montañita, Ecuador.  Miss it and the people there.

Macchu Picchu - one of the seven wonders of the world!  Besides us four.

Macchu Picchu - one of the seven wonders of the world!  Besides us four.

Never enough ruins! PERUined in Peru!

Never enough ruins! PERUined in Peru!

Hiking up to Lago 69 in Cordillera Blanca, Huaraz, Peru

Hiking up to Lago 69 in Cordillera Blanca, Huaraz, Peru

Swimming away in the Amazong...I can't imagine experiencing South America without these girls!

Swimming away in the Amazong...I can't imagine experiencing South America without these girls!


To Colorado

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I took a girls trip to Colorado, and let me tell you… “That John Denver’s full of sh*t, man!” But seriously, we went west to visit our favorite land-locked lifeguard in Denver with one mission: KICK IT’S A$$, SEA BASS. The Dumb and Dumber quotes are just too easy and had a heavy presence during adventure time.

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We landed and it was go time. It went a little like this- Haunted Houses on lattes on fall foliage on living room forts on parks on Halloween decorating on elk on coffee on hikes on hot springs on picnics.  

On my second favorite day, we went to Rockies… and saw elk, which happens to be the largest mega fauna I have ever seen in the wild!

Then on my favorite day, our only goal was hot springs. We took a three hour road trip through the mountains, basked in the Strawberry Fields Natural Hot Springs, and picnicked by a stream in Steamboat Springs.

While the hot springs were great, I’ve also been to other GREAT hot springs. That alone was not enough to make it the BEST day of our trip. Imagine the all-day driving adventure (6+ hours in the car) with your girlfriends; the conversation never stops, song lyrics are never right or in tune, and you even finish each other’s… Sandwiches! (Another not so subtle movie quote).

So my favorite part goes tooooooooo… spending time, the WHOLE time, with good people.  



Love these Goons!