#ChasingAvenues

Lost in the Right Direction

#ChasingAvenues

 

Lost in the Right Direction

 

Latest Adventures

Stops to Make in Iceland’s Golden Circle

While visiting Reykjavik, the Golden Circle must definitely be in your list. The Golden Circle is a popular travel route and consists of a road that takes you through several amazing sights. So, with every single tour taking you through the Golden Circle, where do you...

3 Things to See on Iceland’s South Shore

When in Iceland, the South Shore is a MUST DO destination. We were lucky enough to explore the south shore twice in two amazing tours GoEcco's Day Tour and Asgard Beyond's. While both tours were EXTREMELY different, they did have some things in common. What can...

Why Do We Chase Avenues?

#ChasingAvenues all started with two girls: Lex and Shearls. Following social norms, we were en route to graduating top of our classes with two different degrees, settling down with long-term careers, and living out the American Dream. Turns out that dream wasn’t for us. We were no longer satisfied with doing things everyone else’s way. We were ready for a change so we made one- quite a drastic one.

One afternoon, after our first degrees were completed, we simply decided that we would no longer conform to this “dream life” of working hard and having no time for ourselves. We quit our jobs, let our lease go and made the decision to take a gap semester to backpack through Europe. At the time we believed this would be a once in a lifetime trip. We soon found it would only be a trip of a lifetime with many more to follow.

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About the Girls

Hey everyone! I’m Shearls, the first half of #ChasingAvenues. As someone born in New York, raised in the Dominican Republic, and living in Florida, the idea of seeing the world and experiencing different cultures was always in my veins. But the pressure to conform to societal standards and move at the beat of everyone else’s drum really put a downer on my craving for adventure. Until one day I just couldn’t take it anymore. So just like that, I quit my job, let go of the life I had created, and grabbed my passport. Ready to quench the wanderlust and see the world! Join me on my journey to discover what it actually means to feel inspired and alive. Along with my best friend, we are ready to Chase those Avenues!

Hi guys! I’m Lexie,the second half of #ChasingAvenues and a 21 year-old native floridian girl who is completely obsessed with traveling to new places and finding that next adrenaline rush. By the age of 19 I was an Early Childhood educator unsatisfied with the way my life was headed. By 20 I realized that the typical nine to five lifestyle would no longer quench my thirst for adventure, so I began my search of #ChasingAvenues around the world. Come join me along the journey of stamping my passport, crossing items off my bucket list along with all the trials and tribulations along the way.

Snowmobiling in Iceland’s Golden Circle

We'll start off by saying that I, Shearly Reyes, should NEVER be allowed on a snowmobile ever again - or in Iceland... Ok, so the day starts early in the morning in our hotel, we were barely awake as we had already done lava caving and a south shore tour the previous...
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What No One Told You about Bunker Hill

Along the Freedom Trail, close to the USS Constitution, we came across Bunker Hill - and by came across, I really mean we sought. It is a really easy walk from the USS Constitution, around 8 minutes, and it is tall enough to not be able to miss it. The giant obelisk...
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Swiss Chocolate: Mission Impossible

Switzerland was far less than we had hoped. You see, we were nearing the end of our first backpacking trip and thus we were running out of money. After talking to so many other travelers and reading blogs, we learned that Switzerland was a very costly country to...
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