How to care for your skin while traveling


I have lots of skincare tips, but today I would like to share my skincare tips specifically for when you are traveling by airplane.

I recently was traveling from the United States to Europe and within Europe, I was traveling by plane to explore different countries. I know how my skin reacts to the extraordinarily low level of humidity in the air inside an airplane, and I wanted to share some tips I have gathered with you!

Whether you have oily skin, dry skin, or a combination, your skin will be affected. Our skin is what holds us all together and it deserves to be taken care of! Don’t let the dry air inside an aircraft take a toll on your skin. If you have dry skin, your skin will get extra dry. If you have oily skin, your skin will get oilier to compensate for the dryness. Who wants that?! Here are a list of some tips to help you be prepared:

  1. Avoid wearing makeup while traveling.
    • I like to wear makeup every day, but if you can avoid wearing liquid foundation and powder foundation your skin will thank you! And besides, you can always hide behind a pair of sunglasses if you really are afraid of anyone seeing you bare-faced.
    • BUT, there is never anything wrong with some lip gloss and mascara.
  2. Before taking a flight, be sure to moisturize your whole body.
    • Whole body includes your face, lips, and hands too!
  3. Bring travel-sized body lotion, moisturizer, chapstick, and hand lotion in your carry on!
    • It is so important to keep hydrating your body during the course of a long flight. Make sure to check the sizes of your liquids before bringing them in your carry-on bag. You can bring as many 3.4 ounce containers of liquids that will fit in a quart-sized bag.
  4. Drink water.
    • Stay hydrated from the inside out!

If you are taking an international flight, these tips will be extra helpful to you. You will walk off your flight with luminous, beautifully hydrated skin.

Safe travels!

xoxo,

Liv

P.S. be sure to keep up with me on Instagram for more frequent travel tips.

How to Liv like Liv


A common question for me lately is “how do you travel?”

Well, for one thing, I am studying abroad so I have been living in Florence, Italy for 5 weeks and counting. I have tips and tricks for fellow young adults looking to travel the world.

Save your money.

One of the best parts about traveling is immersing yourself in the different culture(s). Wait to travel until you have saved up enough money to be able to truly adapt to the lifestyle of the places you want to go.

Take advantage of spontaneity.

Yes, wait to travel until you are financially ready. But once you are abroad, take advantage of every opportunity presented to you. Live like it is the only time you will visit that place. Airfare, trains, and busses are much cheaper to travel around Europe than they are in the United States. For example, for me living in Florence, I can book a train last-minute to another city in Italy for as little as 8 euro for a fun day trip.

Be cautious with travel agencies.

There are good travel agencies and there are bad travel agencies. It is worth researching before you book with one. They are good to use to get a low rate on travel and stay for weekend trips, but make sure you know what is included and what isn’t. You don’t want to have to deal with surprise expenses. It’s also important to know if any planned itinerary is mandatory or not. Some people like to follow planned itinerary but if you’re like me, you like to do your own thing. I took advantage of travel agencies to save money on travel and stay but I made sure I would be able to do what I wanted to do upon arrival.

Get to know the locals.

Whether or not you are in a city for an extended period of time, meet the locals. It’s the best way to discover authentic restaurants and less touristy places to go. It will also help you adapt to the culture and understand the different lifestyle.

Take advantage of every moment you have abroad.

As I said before, travel like you won’t travel to the place you’re in again. Get up early, see the city, try new things, experience the nightlife.¬†There is no time to be lazy while you’re abroad!

Happy travels!

xoxo,

Liv

~ also be sure to follow me on Instagram to keep up with my travels!

Liv Abroad


Those of you who keep up with me on my Instagram know that I am spending the next few weeks studying abroad in Italy. I have been having the time of my life trying new foods and immersing myself in the different culture. If there is anything I have learned over my first two weeks here, it is to take advantage of traveling while you’re young. As a young adult, my responsibilities are minimal and I have much more freedom than I will have in the future when I have a career and a family of my own.

I am taking this period of my life to focus on personal growth and to expand my perception of the world. I only have these 6 weeks abroad in the experience of a lifetime and I am making the best of it! I can’t wait to share all of my travel stories and photos with you. For a sneak peek of photos I have taken already, visit me here on Instagram!

xoxo,

Liv

Mini Grand Canyon?


I am one of those people who is always seeking adventure. Recently I discovered a place I had never heard about and it blew my mind. Providence Canyon State Park in Lumpkin, Georgia is amazing. If you live on the east coast and can’t make your way out to the Grand Canyon, you should 100% visit Providence Canyon State Park.

It is a much smaller scale than the Grand Canyon but really just as beautiful. These are all photos I captured on my iPhone. Pretty incredible.

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I was able to share this adventure with my beloved boyfriend, Max. We started off on the top of the canyon. We may or may not have hopped a fence to scale the canyon ourselves… but I’ll leave that to your imagination. It was incredible to be standing at the top, inches away from the edge where you can see a view that truly can’t be described with words. Take a look at this.

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Risky, I guess.

We then wanted to see what the bottom of the canyon looked like. And there, we found the most adventure. The night before our trip to the canyons, there was a huge rain storm in the area. Once we got to the bottom, there was practically a river of the rainwater washing down from the canyons. Needless to say, my sneakers got ruined. So if you plan on going, maybe consider bringing water shoes.

Being at the base of the canyon was incredible. We were completely surrounded by the red and orange Georgia clay. I felt like a little kid again being able to climb everything around me.

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This ever-evolving canyon is a must-visit for my fellow adventurers. Be sure to visit Providence Canyon State Park the next time you are in Georgia. If you’re anything like me, you will love it. Especially YOU my fellow Seminoles! This place is only about 2.5 hours away from FSU!

xoxo,

Liv

P.S. be sure to keep up with me on Instagram for more frequent updates about my adventures!