Travel: Old Orchard Beach Maine

My first day of class is a week from today but I’m not quite ready to give up summer just yet. While I was home in Massachusetts with my family for a couple weeks we headed up to Old Orchard Beach in Maine for a weekend of beach time. Since most of my summer was spent inside an office a few days of sun and sand were just what I needed. 

Since moving up to New England almost eight years ago I’ve grown to really love Maine in the summertime. It’s a little bit more relaxed than the Cape and each town feels completely different. Old Orchard Beach and nearby Cape Elizabeth were completely new to me when we visited and I loved getting to explore a few new spots. 
The pier at Old Orchard Beach was easily my favorite part of the area. Walking down the beach to the pier at sunset was just beautiful and the reflection of the pier in the wet sand couldn’t have been more perfect. At the start of the pier there is also a fun amusement park with rides and carnival games. My sister and I may or may not have cheated at one of the games to win a stuffed tiger 🙂 
On our last evening we headed up to Portland Head Lighthouse on Cape Elizabeth. Of course after a half hour drive to reach the lighthouse we were informed that the state park it’s set on would be closing just 15 minutes after we arrived. Unfortunately, I was only able to snap a few pictures in that time, but the rocky landscape and red roof reminded me of the perfect postcard. 

 While I only had a few days to explore and relax it was just enough time to recharge and get a little bit of a tan. Now that I’m back in the city I’m just wishing I could be back in my beach chair watching the waves roll in.

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  • Mondays ugh 🙄 What I would do to be back here today ☀️ Finally putting the finishing touches on my Curaçao travel guide and it will be up this week! 🌴
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My exact bikini top is on sale for $10 and I’ve linked via @liketoknow.it or at the link my bio! 👙✨ http://liketk.it/2AyQg
  • I think all these things breaking is a sign that the week should just be over 🤔 Who’s with me? 🙅🏽‍♀️
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My favorite thing I packed on vacation was definitely this $15 romper 👏🏼 It’s still available in a few sizes so snag it before it’s gone! Everything linked via @liketoknow.it or at the link in my bio! ✨ http://liketk.it/2Au2h #whenweartravels
  • Need a drink twice this size to get through tonight’s Bachelor finale 🤪🌹
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I’ve been getting a ton of questions about my hat! Sadly it’s sold out but I linked it and have had some luck finding it on Poshmark/eBay! Shop everything via @liketoknow.it ✨ http://liketk.it/2ArWF #liketkit #whenweartravels
  • Back to reality today but my mind is still in colorful Curaçao 🇨🇼 The capital city of Willemstad has the prettiest painted buildings on the water and the best view is from the pontoon bridge! 🌈 •
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My outfit is linked via the @liketoknow.it app or at the link in my bio! ✨ http://liketk.it/2Aqwh #whenweartravels
  • What a Sunday morning in Curacao looks like ☕️ Ate all my pancakes before I could get a photo 🙈 but all about slippin fruit in my bag for later 😂 #whenweartravels
  • This is the only picture from this trip where my nose won’t be bright red #burnt 🌴 // Shop my outfit via @liketoknow.it ✨ http://liketk.it/2Amjh #liketkit #whenweartravels

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