Myrtle Beachin’ – A Summer Road Trip Adventure

Now that the cold weather has officially hit us in the Great White North, I’ve decided to upload some images from my summer road trip to Myrtle Beach to reminisce on the heat!

This was the first time I’d road tripped farther south than Cape Cod and I loved seeing the scenery along the journey, especially the beautiful mountains of West Virginia. Granted, it was a long drive there – but definitely worth it!

I’m sharing just a few of my favourite captures of the trip. Unfortunately we arrived just in time for a week of thunderstorms, however that just made it even more enjoyable whenever the sun made an appearance.

The best part about working from home this summer was the ability to drop everything and join my boyfriend’s family for a week-long vacation in the south. A normal office job definitely would have prevented me from being able to do that.

Although this meant I had to work during the daytime hours, I didn’t mind too much. I even managed to get wifi on the beach from our condo and was able to bring my laptop out with me. I ended up only attempting this a couple of times because I probably would have wrecked it had I tested my luck too much.

Much to my disappointment, I briefly saw one lizard on the trip. I tried to look for them wherever we walked in North Myrtle Beach.

Another one of my office views for the week! Working poolside was great because it didn’t pose the same danger to my laptop as sand did on the beach.

All in all, it was a great trip!

Playlist: Pool Side Summer Chillout

Pool Side Summer Chillout Playlist

Looking for a summer playlist to relax in the sun to? I’ve compiled my most recent faves into another summer playlist. This one features upbeat tropical house/chill pop, my go-to genres lately! I love the easygoing melodies coupled with tropical sounds, definitely makes me want to be on the beach (even more so than usual).

Check it out here: http://bit.ly/PoolSideSummerChillout 

Hope you enjoy!

Track list:

1. Coastline – Steve Kroeger – (Ft. Skye Holland)
2. Who Are We (Rami Remix) – Plàsi
3. Always Dreaming – Let’s Chill
4. Malibu (Lost Frequencies Remix) – Miley Cyrus
5. Where I Wanna Be (James Carter & Levi Remix) – A R I Z O N A
6. Skyline – Möwe
7. Take On Me (Kygo Remix) – A Ha
8. Jubel – Klingande
9. Manawa – Kamandi
10. UAE – Jay Alvarrez
11. Summer On You – Sam Feldt X Lucas & Steve Feat. Wulf
12. Dawn – Clasio & Marin & Vertic
13. Running Out (Samuraii Remix) – Matoma
14. Begin Again (Thero Remix) – Noosa
15. Divine Sorrow Ft. Avicii – Wyclef Jean
16. Floating – Imagined Herbal Flows
17. Girls – Slow Magic
18. Divinity (Filous Remix) – Porter Robinson
19. Spaceship – Comet Blue
20. Safari – Sir Felix
21. Aphasia – Mr. FijiWiji
22. Hiding (Ft. The Nicholas) – Kav Verhouzer
23. We Are The Dream (Saturn Remix) – Sound Remedy
24. No Sleeping Now – Goldchain
25. Heaven – Alex Adair
26. Tears In Your Eyes – Nora En Pure

Savouring summer memories

Last May I purchased something I’ve wanted for a while, a GoPro. I’ve always been interesting in video editing, and even used to edit my own with Sony Vegas back in high school. Since getting a Mac back in 2011, I haven’t been as interested in editing. I loved Sony Vegas and didn’t want to relearn a different software… but I finally caved and downloaded Final Cut Pro this past week.

After playing around with it for about a day, I learned some of the basic features needed to edit my GoPro footage.

I love watching edited videos with good music and cool cut scenes. Some of my favourite travel bloggers post really awesome edits. While my footage was more of a summer staycation than a vacation video, I decided to give it a try anyway.

Considering I just learned the basics of Final Cut, I’m pretty happy with the result. Check it out below! I’m sure there will be more to come after this now that I’ve gotten more of a handle on it.