January 27, 2016

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BellaJoya Eats- Homemade Edition #1

I love to eat and I enjoy cooking, the results you may ask? a mix-mash of my twists on different recipes, my own original recipes, which are usually concocted during my commute to or from work), and a slight obsession with IG accounts that feature food. Breakfast Smoothie #1- Grapefruit Juice/pineapple, chia seeds, blackberries, spinach and water Directions- Layer like so: Grapefruit juice, frozen fruits, chia seeds, spinach. Pulse until desired consistency, add water as needed. My spin on Korean…

Iceland In Pictures- June 2015

For about 3 years now one of my traditions is to spend my birthday in a different city, and where possible, a different country. So far I've done Mexico, Chicago, and last year I visited Iceland. I know what you are thinking... Iceland? Err.. why? Do you know anyone there? Isn't it cold? who lives there? For some reason I had never even considered Iceland a country I wanted to visit because those exact questions and more crossed my mind,…

Christmas – Cayman Island

I spent Christmas in the Cayman Islands with my cousin who was an amazing host. Highlights of my trips included: Hanging out with stingray at Stingray City. Slight turn up on boat party where I failed horribly at doing a cannon ball off the side of a boat (Operation learn how to cannon ball in full effect). Seriously guys i was horrible at it.. my uncle said i didn't jump off the boat, I fell off... but next time though... Tacos…

#1 of 12 Trips In 2016- New York City

Hey Guys, 2016 is here and the 12 in 12 adventure is off to a start. First up, New York City for the weekend on a much needed girls trip.  My friend Debbie, soon to be Dr. Debbie, is interviewing for her Surgery Residency program. Over the past couple of months she has interviewed in different cities and our group of friends decided we had to accompany her on at least one of her interviews. New York seemed like the…

Phillippines Adventure

Back in October I took a solo trip to the Philippines thanks to a flight deal I snagged Christmas day 2014. I booked a week of travel out of NY to Manila and eventually decided to visit the city of El Nido. For some reason i underestimated how long it was going to take me to get there so i spent the first 3 days getting to Manila, then I was supposed to take a flight out the night I…

2015 Travel Recap

My 2015 Travel went a little like this. India Austin Iceland Chicago Lagos Philippines New York New Orleans Dallas Cayman Island   Looking forward to 2016 and what she has to offer BellaJoya  

Welcome

Hello all and welcome to my blog. Let me start off by saying, I am not great at writing, in fact I do not like writing at all , however I decided to start this blog because no matter how hard I try to fight it, my heart still longs for travel and adventure, and more than anything, I want to share my adventures with my family and friends. See travel has been tugging at my heart for a few…

2016 Travel Goals- 12 in 12

2016 Travel Plans My goal for 2016 is to take 12 trips in 12 months…. I am not entirely sure how I am going to fit all these trips into 12 months especially given my work schedule and budget, but I’m super excited to try. So far the destination I have in mind are: New York (January 2016 Las Vegas London- May 2016 Greece Lagos Denver Costa Rica Iceland Austin Chicago- May 2016 Mexico Norway Cuba Dallas Peru Hyderabad India…