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In August my husband and I took the trip of a lifetime. We carved out three and a half weeks to roam around Italy. This is a little log of our highlights while road-tripping. . . We could have spent our entire trip only in Tuscany, and like many other places along the way we […]

Travel Log: Tuscany Road Trip

Oct 6, 2016

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  The secret to avoiding crowds while traveling isn’t some magical or new thing. This probably won’t be mind-blowing but in most cases, these tips will help to keep stress levels down, avoid dangerous situations, and let you have an amazing trip. But is it really that important to avoid the crowds? Yes! By avoiding […]

The Secret to Avoiding Crowds

Aug 27, 2016

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Rome was the first stop on our Italy adventure and we loved it! We spent three days exploring the city and getting our bearings in a new culture.

Travel Log: Rome

Aug 24, 2016

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  If you have ever gone abroad you know that it is really hard to answer the question “how was your trip?” with a deep meaningful answer because there is just so much to say. But it might be equally as hard to think up good questions! Most friends and family are genuinely interested in […]

20 Great Questions for Debriefing a Traveler

Aug 19, 2016

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Let’s be honest, traveling on vacation just isn’t in the budget as often as we want. But who says our time off has to be lame? We can make the most of our time and have an awesome staycation! But just like traveling, a staycation requires some prep work. Here are 7 Simple Steps to Planning an […]

7 Simple Steps to Planning an Amazing Staycation

Jun 24, 2016

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Traveling is unlike any other experience. The vibrant cultures, breathtaking landscapes, and incredible people are a recipe for an adventure of a lifetime. Planning for adventures like this is such an exciting time but some of those decisions aren’t all fun and games and can make or break your trip. One of those important choices is […]

5 Reasons I Choose a Backpack Over a Suitcase

Jun 10, 2016

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  This post is my solution to the wanderlust yearning. Use these posts to get a taste of a place you’ve always wanted to go or to re-experience a great culture you’ve already been to. This lush green isle, filled with great pubs and even better people, is one of my favorite places I have ever […]

At Home in Ireland

May 25, 2016

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“Redlands has the artistic charm of historical homes and buildings with modern restaurants and coffee shops just around the corner. ”— Carly Rorer Redlands. The scent of orange blossoms. The warm summer nights. The dusky purple of the mountains as the sun sets. These are all things that flood my memory when I think of […]

Travel Guide: Redlands

May 5, 2016

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“Los Angeles is a buzzing ecosystem of cultures and lifestyles. It’s vibrant, elusive, and ever-evolving into something new.”— Kourtney Jackson Los Angeles is an incredibly iconic city known all around the world. Many people dream of the day they get to visit such a place, and a lot of those people probably never will. I […]

Exploring East Los Angeles

Feb 20, 2016