Nicole Trilivas

Author of travel-themed romantic comedies. TRAVEL IS MY MUSE

A Early Christmas Wish To My Readers

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Know the Place for the First Time

Sunrise on Kilimanjaro - by: Hudson Henry

Sunrise on Kilimanjaro – by: Hudson Henry

Travel Tuesdays: The Tea Plantations of the Wuyi Mountains, China

On Tuesdays, we travel

On Tuesdays, we travel

My Instagram newsfeed is a veritable source of non-stop travel porn from the likes of NatGeo, CN Traveler, T + L, and others travel-based magazines. (SHAMELESS PLUG: follow me! @savilirt) The other day, I saw an amazing photo from CN Traveler of tea fields in a valley of the lush green Wuyi Mountains in China, and I said to myself, I have to get here one day!

Here’s the actual photo that incited the said wanderlusting:

Photo from CN Traveler on Instagram http://instagram.com/p/wmccpbpcBX/?modal=true

Photo from CN Traveler on Instagram http://instagram.com/p/wmccpbpcBX/?modal=true

And here’s more if you’re not convinced:

And one more just for funsies:

One of the bends in the famous Nine Bend River (Jiu Qu Xi) Wuyishan. Photo from http://teaguardian.com/

One of the bends in the famous Nine Bend River (Jiu Qu Xi) Wuyishan. Photo from http://teaguardian.com/

Seriously, when can we go?!

XO Nicole

PS here’s an interesting article on wuyi oolong tea: http://teaguardian.com/what-is-tea/oolongs-wuyi-varieties/

What Is Done In Love Is Well Done

Found on blackswandive.tumblr.com

Found on blackswandive.tumblr.com

To Those Who Would See Wonderful Things

I just watched this beautiful video by filmmaker and traveler, Aaron Palabyab:

A little bit about the Aaron:
Aaron Palabyab is a freelance filmmaker from Manila. A newly-minted solo traveler, his newfound hobby is spreading inspiration for travel and for creating your way to a better life. Latin America and the Spanish-speaking world hold a special place in his heart. He loves snowcapped mountains, warm tropical seas, black coffee, and the little stories that make travel special. You can check out his blog here: http://www.aaronpalabyab.com/blog/

Beautiful and inspiring work, isn’t it?

XO Nicole

 

 

Journeys

Travel Tuesdays: Brussels, Belgium at Christmas

On Tuesdays, we travel

On Tuesdays, we travel

 

Full Disclosure: My lovely modern gentleman of a boyfriend surprised me with a trip to Brussels, Belgium over Christmas! I can’t wait to go especially after doing a little research.

First off, it’s super festive!

Photo from Condé Nast Traveler. Just look at this Christmasy cuteness

Photo from Condé Nast Traveler. Just look at this Christmasy cuteness

Found on travelingcolors.tumblr.com. All that's missing is santa

Found on travelingcolors.tumblr.com. All that’s missing is santa

Found on en.wikipedia.org    Royal Palace of Brussles

Found on en.wikipedia.org
Royal Palace of Brussles

Secondly, I’m so excited about the food! The chocolate, pommes frites, and waffles, oh my!

Photo found on F traverseafar.com. Dumon Chocolate Shop

Photo found on F traverseafar.com. Dumon Chocolate Shop

Found on twostepsfar.com. Maison J. Dandoy bakery

Found on twostepsfar.com.
Maison J. Dandoy bakery

Found on travel.nationalgeographic.com. Om Nom Nom!

Found on travel.nationalgeographic.com. Om Nom Nom!

 

 

The Writing’s On The Wall

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This was a chalkboard wall in Borough Market, London. Obviously I relate to the one about traveling and cheese the most.

XO Nicole

Take the First Step

Photo from Cup Of Jo blogspot

Photo from Cup Of Jo blogspot

This Is My Life In My 30s

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