I really meant it when I told everyone I was going to Oregon to drink alllll the Pinot Noir. We arrived on Friday night and three days later we were proud to say we visited 12 wineries in 3 days. And lived to tell the tale. But before you ask if I was dying from a wine hangover. The answer is Coconut Water. It is my hangover cure. But enough about that. Let's talk wine.
The Williamette Valley has been on my radar for a long time so when we found cheap tickets we jumped on the opportunity and decided to spend our long holiday weekend drinking all the Pinot Noir. I think the trip was successful since we managed to visit 12 wineries. Because we covered so much ground I will be writing two posts about our adventures. 12 wineries in 3 days is a bit aggressive. Not sure how I lived to write about it but it was one of the best trips. Before we get into wine lets talk about logistics.
I spend a lot of time in my second home in Orlando but let's be honest. It can get kinda boring. I was looking for something to do and heard a lot of talk about St. Augustine and decided to jump in the car and go. It's a two hour drive and unfortunately the weather was not in our favor but it definitely didn't disappoint. I was also surprised at how cheap it could be so it definitely was a budget friendly day trip.
Parking was a bit expensive at 15 bucks however it's our fault because we parked in the garage out of laziness. Parking in town is metered and will run you about 2.50 an hour however with a little patience and some walking you can find free parking just outside the old city. Specifically near the old jail and fountain of youth. Just be prepared to walk (which I do not mind at all).
There are tons of tours including the trolley and red train however you can do your own self guided tour for free. First, stop at the visitors center where you can pick up a map and the lovely people there will assist you with things to do. The other option is to find discount tickets for the trolley tours. Even though we didn't go I did a search online and was able to find tickets to the trolley for 12.50 which was about half price. Not bad if you are not interested in walking.
Things to do for Free or Cheap
Most of the museums and sites require an admission fee however here are my top five things you can do for free.
Happy New Year!!!!!! Welcome to 2018. Can't wait to see what adventures are coming our way.
When I first started blogging I thought that I was going to write about fashion all the time. I mean it is my obsession. I love to shop and I love to play dress up. Over the years my blogging started to evolve into fashion posts about traveling and fashion posts about what I was packing for a weekend getaway. The more I posted about the places I was going or was getting ready to go the more people started to ask questions about how I could afford the time and the money to travel so much. As I started to share tips and tricks about how I keep up my lifestyle on a budget I wanted to write about it and here we are with Poor in a Private Plane.
Living Poor in a Private Plane is not just about travel. It is about a lifestyle. Anyone who knows me knows that deep down inside I am not a money motivated person. I like to have nice things and nice experiences but I don't necessarily think you need all the money in the world to do that. Yeah I wear Louboutins (that I got on sale or consignment) and travel all the time(using airline points), but it is not because I am rich. I have a regular 9-5 job, a mortgage that I wish would just go away and the usual bills that sometimes causes us to delay the things we really want to do. I am able to travel the way I do because I am creative. With the initial launch of this blog I hoped to share a little bit about my lifestyle and how I manage it. I've seemed to lose track a bit but I am excited to get back into it and really share who I really am and why I consider myself to be Poor in a Private Plane. There is more to the fun trips and fancy clothes. I spend hours online looking for flight deals. I do lots of research prior to visiting a place to figure out how I can save a few bucks here and there. I cut corners where I can on my daily expenses (like bringing lunch to work. This is a big deal people!!!). This is not a fashion blog or a travel blog. I am not here to make money (although that would be nice one day). I am really looking to genuinely share with everyone how they can realistically have the luxe life on a not so luxe budget.
I am looking forward to to sharing my experiences with everyone. Tell me what you want to see. Fashion, travel, deals??!!! I love hearing from my readers.
Happy Tuesday!!! It is finally starting to cool down in NY. I hope. The last two weekends have been amazing (I am not really complaining) but I am so ready for cold and snow. Yes I said it. Kill me. I love the winter. So today I decided to share a little bit about me. I am sharing 10 facts about me that you may or may not know. So lets start with Number 1. I am from Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Yup!! Born and raised. Some people thing native New Yorkers are unicorns. Well guess what. We exist.