One of my favorite memories each summer is spending quiet days on the beach in Fire Island. Accessible only by Ferry and with a strict no-car policy, there is no place that forcers busy New Yorkers to slow down more than Fire Island. Bikes are the preferred mode of transportation and the local grocer will make you a custom sandwich to nourish you after a long day in the sun. As the sun sets each night, and the boats lining the dock bob slowly in their beds, you can practically feel the stress melting away.
As the winter finally ends and the weather is (slowly!) starting to warm up again, I find myself fantasizing about the summer beach days to come. With spring cleaning in full effect, its time to pull out those summer dresses and strappy sandals and get ready for a tropical adventure.
Where will this American girl be spending summer 2012? In Spain, of course!
And I can’t wait to share it all with YOU! From Madrid to Barcelona to Ibiza, I will be sharing the best in food, nightlife, culture, and of course fashion.
Where will you be spending this summer?
- Seven Super Shots From Around the World (anamericangirlintransit.com)
While digging through my old Thailand pictures for an upcoming assignment, I stumbled upon a large collection of pictures from my vacation on the Thai island of Koh Samet. As I flipped through the pictures, I started noticing a theme.
Koh Samet is full of beach dogs, from little grey huskies, with piercing blue eyes, to yellow Labradors, patrolling the area. These dogs are all fed and taken cared of by the local community, but during the day they stake out their claim on the beach. No matter where I looked, from the shade under my lounge chair, to buried deep in the sand, these beach dogs were there.
Koh Samet and these dogs have now become synonymous in my mind, and to be honest, you really can’t have the full island experience without these charming canines.