Archive of ‘Travel’ category

Virginia Safari Park

A trip to Virginia Safari Park via DimesandDonuts.com

I probably get more excited over animals than anything else in life. Animal videos are a killer, show me a funny one and I’m down for the count. With that being said, the Virginia Safari Park has been on my travel list for a long time now, I put it on my summer bucket list, and Cameron and I finally went this past Tuesday! The park is a 180 acre drive-through zoo with over 1,000 animals from 6 different continents. I loaded up my camera and we headed for the mountains. The drive to Natural Bridge, Virginia was beautiful. It was an easy two hour drive and we even took a few stops at little overlooks on the side of the road to admire the mountains. Continue after the jump to see our little safari adventure and prepare for photo overload.

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New York City!

New York City via DimesandDonuts.com

Two weeks ago, Cameron and I took a trip to my favorite city in the world – New York! I’ve had some awesome travel adventures so far this summer and I am beyond grateful that I was able to make New York one of them. I apologize for my absence here, I’ve been all over and enjoying my summer as best as I can which caused Dimes and Donuts to be pushed to the back burner. To be honest, I’ve been in a rut with posting. I don’t want this space to become forced because that would take away all the fun. So I figured, I’d rather not post than to post a forced post that I couldn’t feel good about. I’m sure every fellow blogger can relate to this feeling.

I’m happy to be back and to share a few, more like a ton of, photos from our trip to New York City! I’m slowly but surely scratching things off of my summer bucket list!

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A Trip to DC | National Zoological Park

A trip to DC via DimesandDonuts.com

Crossing another thing off of my summer 2015 bucket list!
A few weeks ago, a couple of close friends and I decided to take a trip to D.C to visit the National Zoological Park. And we may have stopped at IKEA on the way home too! :) If you’ve never been I highly recommend taking the trip but I would suggest arriving as close to opening as possible for the best experience, especially if visiting in hot weather. Not that you can blame them, the majority of the animals tend to hide or hangout inside as the temperature rises throughout the day. You’ll be thankful for your own sake too! Summers here are extremely humid.

I’m always torn about taking trips to zoos. On one hand, my heart aches for the animals being held in captivity but on the other, I love to visit and get up close and personal with them. I just have to trust that the National Zoological Park treats the animals fairly.

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