Our Greece adventure itinerary!

Hi guys! 

Since a lot of you have asked me what I’m going to do in Greece and where I’ll be going, I decided to make a big blogpost about it! I’m going to tell you guys day by day what we’ll be doing and seeing. If you have any tips for restaurants or cafés, let me know in the comments! I’ll add a little compilation of photo inspo to each destination we’ll be visiting!

Day one to three: Athens
Athens will be our first stop! We decided to stay here for about two and a half days. It’s our first stop and we won’t be hiring a car yet. We want to just take it all in. This is the capital of Greece and you can see a lot of cool things here. The Acropolis being the biggest attraction. I’m a big fan of history and culture. I just love old things and imagining people from the old times walking around in certain places. This will be so beautiful! You also have a lot of other things to visit such as the Parthenon. Me and Thomas love strolling around in a city and getting to know it as well as possible so we’re planning on walking around a lot in the different neighborhoods, Plaka being one of the most beautiful ones. A lot of pictures will be taken here people. We also want to eat until we die on this trip so this will be a big part of our Athens adventure. I also would love to do some shopping and strolling around in the markets and we’ll have plenty of time for everything.

Day 4: Epidaurus, Corinthe and Nafplio.
After our great Athens citytrip it’s time to hop into the car and start our epic roadtrip. Our first stop is Epidaurus! Also here we’ll be able to imagine how the old greek lived. One of the most beautiful things to see here is a very nice and beautiful old theatre. 

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After visiting Epidaurus, we’ll be heading towards Corinthe. Here we’ll be visiting Ancient Corinth. This is a very nice archeological site. Today we can see ruins from temples to baths. To end our day we’ll be heading to Nafplio. This is a very beautiful city by the coast and it’s just the most romantic thing ever! We’ll be arriving here around 16:00 so we’ll probably stroll around a little and eat some delicious food.

Day 5: Nafplio to Mycenae to Sparta
Waking up in a beautiful, cosy and instagramworthy little beach city. Our plan is to walk around by the beaches and take a plunge in the sea. We’ll also be taking a lot of instagrammable photos and eating our butts off! After our mini beachbreak it’s time to drive to Mycenae. Here we find a big archeological site which used to be a military stronghold. As I said before, I LOVE archeology and ancient stuff so I’ll enjoy this A LOT!
After our jump back in time we head to Sparta. THIS IS SPARTA! It sounds like a very impressive city but it actually isn’t that big. There isn’t a lot to see here but it’s so legendary. It happened to be a 20 minutes drive from our next destination so we decided to pay this legendary place a visit!

Day 6: From Mystras to Olympia
Today we’ll be visiting a very big archeological site! We’ll be needing 4 hours to see everything so it will possibly be an early morning. 

After this and some food to fuel up (and maybe a car fuel up as well haha) we might be heading to some awesome waterfalls. We’re not sure if we’ll be doing this because it’s a little detour, but it looks so pretty and I think some refreshment will do us good. They are called the Polylimnio waterfalls and yes you can swim in them! 

We’ll end our day in Olympia, have some amazing moussaka and go to bed because the next day is going to be awesome! 

Day 7: Olympia.
You might think of the olympics when you hear this name and actually this is the place where the very first Olympic games took place!! WHAT!? That’s crazy and you can visit some insane ruins and shit here. It’ll be epic. After lunch we’ll be heading towards Delphi. Getting our bellies filled with fried greek deliciousness and strolling around a bit but then straight to bed for our next adventure.

Day 8: Delphi and Meteora
Delphi used to be one of the most visited oracles of Greece. Legend says that the oracle was made by the god Apollo. It’s situated on and between the mountains and looks amazing. The legend and history of this place makes me so happy and I’ll be so excited to visit this incredible ruin. 

Next up: Meteora. It’s time to get our legs moving and our hike skills activated because this is one of the most epic places to hike that I have ever seen (on photos at least). There are six monasteries that are built on immense natural pillars and you can do a big breathtaking hike to see all of them! 

Day 9/10: Meteora to Thessaloniki
The day after we’re planning on getting up early and hiking to see a sunrise! Or we’ll just do another hike in the area. After a lunch we drive to Thessaloniki. The second biggest city in Greece! It looks so pretty and yes you can do some shopping here. There are a lot of fun activities to do here so we’ll be staying here for 2 nights.

Day 11/12: Island time!
Big drive to Athens and hop on the ferry because it’s time for some island madness. Our first stop: Mykonos. One of the most famous Greek islands so we can’t skip this one. It’s famous for its white beaches, beautiful houses and nightlife. It’s time for us to relax here and soak up some beach, sun and cocktails. We’ll be gorging on so much food on these islands, you won’t even believe it. Chill mode is on!

Day 13/14: Paros
This is also a very beautiful island but slightly less touristic! We’re planning on renting a scooter here and discovering the island! Also some beach action and food madness will be present. And oh! A lot of Instagram footage will be shot here haha :p.

Day 15/16: Santorini
To end our Greek adventure in style, one of the most beautiful islands in Greece: Santorini. You have probably seen it all over instagram already and there’s a reason for that. The island is just so breathtaking! From the houses to the streets to the beaches. The perfect end of our amazing trip! Eating ourselves in a food coma while burning in the sun for the last 2 days and then it’s time to head home. 

ET VOILA! That’s our itinerary! I hope you guys got some inspiration and you can always give me some extra tips in the comments!! 😀 

XOXO

Laura

My fitness journey. PART TWO. The beginning.

Hi guys!

As you guys might remember, last year I started my FIRST fitness journey. I blogged about everything. The hard parts and the tips, everything. This year I’m ready to take it to the next level. I think this is the year that I will accomplish my dream body goals. I will not only look better (my abs will be visible guys) but I will feel better than ever. I noticed that working out and being healthy has a very good effect on my mental health. And so, I’m also ready to feel happier than ever this year! You guys might have a few questions so I’ll break down the game plan and starting point.

My goal: I don’t really have a weight goal. I don’t know what my ideal weight would be so I’m not setting a weight goal. I’m setting a body goal. I want to look tight everywhere. My belly fat needs to be gone and my abs need to be a little visible. I want the side lines and maybe the middle line to be visible (I don’t want to see the SIX PACK as in 6 cubes). My muffintops need to be very very gone. I want my legs and butt not to be extremely skinny, but to be muscly and also tight. And NO, I do not mean female bodybuilder type legs. This means that I want to lose weight but also that I want to gain muscle. This might, hopefully, help fight my cellulite aswell. I also want a little bit of muscle in my arms but not too much. And most of all, I want to feel healthy, have a better endurance and be happy with myself. This is the year I will make it happen

My training: At the moment I’m doing “blogilates” on youtube. I was doing the 30 day AB challenge but I had to stop because my exams were too much work. From tomorrow I’ll be continuing the ab challenge. I’m also doing a lot of body weight exercises (squats, lunges, …) and HIIT exercises. Usually I do a combination of HIIT and Pilates (around 3 to 4 videos). When school starts again, I’ll be going to the gym. My plan is to do some cardio for around 30 minutes, after that some weight exercises (with the gym weight equipment) for either my legs or my butt, a small PIIT (pilates intense interval training) exercise (15 min) and to finish I’ll end with some ab exercises (around 15 minutes). I’m planning on doing this AT LEAST 3 times a week. In the weekends I’ll do some blogilates.

My food: I’m planning on cutting a lot of the carbs. I know, how can one live without PASTA? I’ll be changing it up with pasta made from lentils for example. I will also not eat any more white bread, white rice or white couscous. It’ll all be whole grain from now on. I can not give up my bread because I love it so much and that would make me unhappy, so I’ll change it up with whole grain and a salad from time to time (lunch). I’ll also be making a lot more healthy fat (avocado, salmon, …) recipes, vegetables and good meat (mostly chicken, lamb, …). To change it up I’ll be having a cheat day every week. This quicks up your metabolism and I just need a pizza from time to time. I also tend to drink only water and no more (or less) cola zero. More fruit, no more eating after 20:00, every morning starting with a breakfast and no more in between snacks (unless it’s a fruit snack or a whole grain snack). Alcohol will be kept to a minimum.

My mindset: I’ll be doing everything to make myself happy this year. Being healthy is going to be a part of that. I want to change my lifestyle completely, not go “on a diet”. I want to be healthier, feel healthier and eat healthier. I’m also going to be more active and I’m going to try and not lock myself up in my house to much.

I want to reach my goal in July.

This is what I’ll be doing, in a nutshell, for the next months. I’ll keep you guys updated with “update blogposts” and “before after pictures”. I think I’ll be trying to post every two weeks. I’ll share my tips, food diaries etc. you will be able to watch how I make this all work from day to day (f.e. how I make my recipes, how I do my workouts) on my youtube channel. I’m vlogging every week and posting a week-vlog every sunday. You can also follow me on Instagram to not miss out on any small tips and workout ideas (@lauralynnsworld) I hope you guys will join me in this journey and that you’re ready to go for it! LET’S DO THIS!

youtube: http://www.youtube.com/c/LauraLynnsWorld

 

Christmas Wishlist 2018

Hi guys! 

As a tradition it’s time to write a blogpost about what I’d love to have for Christmas. I have a very big list this year so hold on to your reindeers! Hopefully you can get some inspiration if you don’t know what to ask for yet!

LUSH

As usual I would love to have some Lush bathbombs! I always love to get the christmas collection. It’s the perfect way to relax after a long day of studying during exams. A nice BODY OIL from RITUALS is also something I would love to have! 

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LAPTOP/IPHONE CASE 

I would love to have a cool laptop case to put around my laptop as a protection, but also a case to put my laptop in when I travel. I would love some marble/palmtree/instaworthy vibes on my laptop! And I also think it’s time for a new Iphone case! I love original cases that stand out but I haven’t had the time to look for one. Surprise me guys.

I really like the cases from the brand Wouf by the way :O

 

FITBIT ROSE BRACELET 

This is something small that I would really like to have. It can make my Fitbit Versa look a little bit more fancy! Not a lot of explanation needed on this item 🙂

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A LOT OF HOME DECO

Since I’m moving to Antwerp next year, I’m dreaming of a lot of deco stuff! And I really mean a LOT! These are some of the things I would love to find under my christmas tree! 

  • A cool Welcome Mat with a nice quote on it! 
  • A pretty velvet pouf in grey/brown/beige/dirty pink 
  • A vintage drinking cart! 
  • Some ceramic bowls 
  • Hip and cool placemats to eat food on 
  • A Nespresso machine 

Everything even remotely Scandinavian Dark brownish would me smile! 

GYM STUFF 

I go to the gym a lot, or I try to as much as I can (lol), and I would love to have a pretty girly gymbag in which I can keep my towel, gym card, earphones,… It can’t be too big tho. It needs to fit in my locker :). I would also love to have a new yoga mat with a cool quote on it to kill my abs on! I want the mat to be as thick as possible because I have a fragile back. Some cute girly weights to train my arms would be amazing too. Some gym clothes are also ALWAYS WELCOME! I really like the ones from gymshark and the new collection by sarah’s day on White Fox Boutique! OH. And maybe some chocolate whey protein. Okay that’s everything… I think :p

 

THE COMPLETE HARRY POTTER BOOKSET. 

Do I even need to explain this? In English obviously. 

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A NEW SMALL HANDBAG AND WALLET 

I would really like to have a nice winter-y new bag from Guess or Ted Baker. But I would love to have a new wallet even more! My old one is like… very old so it needs a replacement. And I mean a big wallet for all of my money… #IWISH

 

HP SPROCKET

This is just so cute! You can take it with you everywhere (in your purse or something) and you can print out little photos and hang them up and shit. I would really love to have this!

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ELECTRIC TOOTHBRUSH

This might sound to you as the lamest gift in the history of christmas gifts. But I would really like to have it so give me some slack.

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I think that’s all folks! I hope you guys enjoyed my wishlist and got some ideas yourself! Have a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS SWEETIES 🙂 ❤ 

Oh! I forgot. Some jewelry like a cool necklace would be lovely. K that’s all. Bye.

Autumn Q&A

Hi guys! 

Normally, I was going to make a video in which I would answer all of your questions. But I thought it might be nice to make a blogpost about it for once! That way my English followers can also read my answers! So here we go! 

If there would only be one fruit left in the world for you to eat, which one would you pick? 
This one is soo hard!! I love fruit so much! But if I need to pick one, I think it would be strawberries. I really love the taste of them and combining them with some ice cream is just da bomb!

My favorite thing about fall?
Also a very hard question! Fall is my favorite season and that’s because of many reasons. I think I like the colors in Fall the most. I really love how the orange colors can make everything feel warm, even though it’s getting a lot colder. And I just LOVE wearing those colors as well! 

Have you ever loved someone else besides Thomas? 
Yes, I have had one other serious relationship in the past. I really loved him but we were too different and things took a very bad turn. I’m much more in love with Thomas though. I don’t think I could survive without him. 

Who are your favorite Instagrammers?
The instagrammers I look up to the most and who I really enjoy following are:
@xeniaadonts, @sarahsday, @leoniehanne, @debiflue, @jannid, @jonolsson, @doyoutravel, @limaswardrobe, @lottefeyen, @queenofjetlags, … But I also really like following celebs such as Lili Reinhart from Riverdale f.e. to follow their adventures! 

What is your dream job? 
My absolute dream job is to travel the world with my Instagram. I love creating content for you guys and making people happy through social media. It would be a dream come true to be able to live off that love of creating. Making vlogs and instagram photos for a living is hard, but I would be the happiest girl alive if I could pull it off one day. I do try to stay realistic though. I would also be very happy helping people with my psychology degree! I don’t know what the future will bring. Who knows… Maybe I’ll be able to partly do psychology and partly do Instagram one day? The future will tell I guess!

What’s your favorite clothing brand? 
I have a few. I really love Mango but I also really like Pull&Bear and Bershka. Every clothing store that has a very nice streetstyle/jeanswear collection but also has some very cute dresses/jumpsuits is a fav to me!

Do you live in a studio apartment in Ghent?
Yes, I do. But it’s the last year that I will be living in a small apartment. Next year, I’ll be moving to a bigger one with a separate room, kitchen, living room and desk area!! I’m so excited and I’ll be filming everything so that you guys can go through it with me!

Are you planning on studying something else after your masters degree in psychology?
I might opt for an extra degree in Psychotherapy. That way I can actually help people recover and give them therapy! I’m also thinking about a social media marketing degree, but I’m not sure about this yet at all. I don’t know where I’ll stand in life after the next two years, but I try to keep every option open! 

I always have problems organizing a trip? How do you do it? Where do you get your inspiration?
There have always been a lot of countries on my bucketlist. I try to write all of the options down and then me and Thomas go over all of the options. Is it expensive, what can I see there, how’s the food over there (I look on tripadvisor and such),… I always take a look at group tours for young adults on Gadventures or Intrepid. Or I try to calculate the costs of a solo trip with Thomas in detail. At the moment we’re thinking about Mexico or Croatia depending on budget and when I’ll need to start my internship. If you guys ever have any questions about planning a trip ,you can always send me a message on IG or an e-mail!

Do you know a nice shop for wollen sweaters? 
I think you can find some very nice ones in a Mango store/ And Other Stories store or maybe in a Monki store!

Describe yourself in one word? 
Dreamer.

Advice for Instagram growth? 
Try to be yourself and to differentiate yourself from other bloggers on Instagram. Try to be your beautiful, open and honest self and take your followers on a journey through your world. Try to create high quality content, try to post every day and try to find the perfect filter for your feed and personality. Make your personality reflect in your pictures and try to find original ways of creating content. Always try to improve yourself and ask yourself what you can do better. You also have to be active on Instagram. Like other people’s pics, comment on someone’s instastory or new photo, or follow people who you like. They might follow you back! ( don’t be a spammer tho 😉 )
I also think instastories are very important. It’s a way of showing your followers a behind the scenes of your life. Try to be as genuine as possible. If you’re naturally funny, be funny. If you’re not wearing make-up, don’t put it on for the gram. If you have a certain accent, don’t try to hide it. People see right through the fakeness. I think being real and original will get you super far, but you’ll also need to put the hard work into it. Try to shoot for new photos every week, try to find new places to shoot (new outfits to shoot), take high quality photos, try to find good captions, ask your followers questions, make good instastories every day. Always have your Instagram in the back of your head. If you’re drinking a coffee, you should immediately be thinking: “I need to take a pic of this that way in that angle” or “I need to make a Story about this amazing coffee!”. Followers won’t come by themselves. It takes a lot of work, creative thinking and dedication to get far on Instagram these days.  If you really work for it, you’ll get there. Just believe in yourself (and BE YOURSELF), do what you love and create what you want!

This was my Q&A! I hope you enjoyed it! If you have some other questions, you can always ask me on my IG. See you later babes!

 

Greets

LauraLynnsWorld