Chasing Avenues

Lost in the Right Direction
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Chasing Avenues

Lost in the Right Direction
Explore the City GuidesRead the Shit-Show Series

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.

Top Destinations

We’ve been to 40+ countries and hundreds of cities and while the list keeps growing every year, these are the destinations that hold a special place in our heart. 

While every destination is amazing, there are definitely a few that stand out!  Throughout our journeys we have traveled with family, solo, backpacked, and stayed in the most luxurious locations. While some cities cater more to a certain type travelers than others, there are a few cities that regardless of who we go with, the season, or even our budget, that are unforgettable. 

 

Recent Travels

 

A Shit Show Series: DC Edition 

So did you expect everything to go right in Washington DC? Think again! Here is the Shitshow that our Nation's Capitol was: Episode 1: The Lost Purse So just imagine, if you will, two bright-eyed and bushy-tailed 5'1 girls on the way to the weekend getaway of their...

What to Eat in Paris

What Should You Eat in Paris? You can't visit Paris and not experience the French cuisine. That would be... unforgivable. So, if you are only in Paris for a couple of days, well overeating may be something you just have to do! So, here is what to try: What to Eat in...

The Paris Museums You Need to Visit

When we arrive in the city, our cab driver told us Parisians only like three things: Sex, Art, and Wine.The land of Passion, as I started calling it myself, is full of the most amazing architecture, art, and culture. It is impossible to visit Paris and not...

What to Do in Paris in 48 Hours

Chasing Avenues is Chasing Weekends started because our private messages on Instagram all revolved around the same two questions: How do we get so much time off to travel? How do we afford to travel? We wanted to prove to people that you can travel far and wide with a...

Meet the Girls

Shearly Reyes

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!

Alexa Fernandez

Hi guys! I’m Lexie,the second half of #ChasingAvenues and a 20 something 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.

Meet the Girls

Shearly Reyes

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!

Alexa Fernandez

Hi guys! I’m Lexie,the second half of #ChasingAvenues and a 20 something 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.

Where Are We Heading?

 

Paris
France

Montreal
Canada

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