The Soap Factory in Provo, Utah

Provo, Utah is a very cute little town. The vibe is laid back and friendly, I enjoyed passing through! The Soap Factory was a nice afternoon activity. I’ve never made soap or bath products before so it was a new experience for me! You could make bath/beauty products (soap, body scrub, lotion, etc), chocolates, or trail mix. All of there ingredients/products are also made from natural environmentally friendly sources.

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I decided to make a couple of soap bars and a body scrub. The process was pretty simple, you pick a shape mold for your soap and an essential oil as the scent. You also have the option to add other ingredients like charcoal, cinnamon, sea salt, etc that have various health and skin benefits. You can also add paint to give the soap some color. After you’ve picked all of your ingredients, you mix them together with the soap and fill up the shape mold! It takes about 5-10 minutes for the soap to set and dry and then you can also paint it to give it more color!

soap factory utah provo paint It was a nice activity that was reasonably priced. The lab fee is $5.00 per person and then $0.05 a gram for whichever products you make! A fun place to check out and make some unique souvenirs while you’re in Provo.

 

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Moo’s Gourmet Ice Cream in Jackson Hole, Wyoming

My travels this year have been a bit more of exploring states outside of the one’s I usually frequent (CA, IL, NY, NV) and it’s been a cool experience to absorb the beauty that you can definitely find here. Especially when it comes to food. We road tripped from California up to Montana and Wyoming for an adventure through Yellow Stone National Park and The Grand Teatons and aside from the gorgeous natural beauty there was amazing ice cream.

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The ice cream game at Moo’s Gourmet Ice Cream in Jackson Hole, Wyoming is on point. It’s an all organic and natural gourmet ice cream and sorbet spot that does an amazing job of creating delicious and chemical free flavors. I went with the Black Raspberry Sorbet and it’s as delicious as it looks.

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If you’re craving civilization Jackson Hole is a cool place to stop just outside of The Grand Teatons for lunch, dessert, and some quality time bumming around through the local shops!

Museo de la Revolución de León, Nicaragua

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This old hunk of glory was one of my first stops in León, Nicaragua. Getting directions in Nicaragua is basically asking someone for directions and wandering until you’re not lost. Which can be its own kind of fun! This museum is relatively easy to find since it’s in the heart of town. I grew up arguably fluent in Spanish so Nicaragua was definitely an opportunity for me to rehash my speaking abilities. I roamed through this museum with one of the local Spanish speaking guides, he was a former soldier in the war against the Somoza regime. The museum is housed in the building that used to be the Palace of Communications for President Somoza but was taken over by the Sandinistas during the war. Super cool, if I recall there has been limited to no restoration work done to the building in 30 years so it’s a fascinating opportunity to soak up the culture. The museum itself consists of a ton of newspaper clippings, pictures, bits and pieces of weapons, as well as a few murals. Head up to the roof for a gorgeous view of the city. It’s definitely a cool experience and worth the couple bucks