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Thanksgiving Adventures

My favorite holiday has ended and it’s Christmastime! But before I can go into full blown Christmas-mode, I need to reflect on how lovely Thanksgiving is. It’s my favorite holiday because there are no obligations other than being (and eating) with family and friends. There’s no stress of buying the right gift, staying in a… Continue reading Thanksgiving Adventures

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Jamaica Withdrawals

Vacation withdrawals is a real thing. I’m learning that is especially true when you come back to the DC area after a trip to Jamaica. First, I tried to wear shorts when the high temperature was 64 degrees. Then my tan started to fade and my daydreams of laying at the beach continually interfere with my… Continue reading Jamaica Withdrawals

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Trip Tips: Portland, San Francisco & in between

Yesterday I shared an overview and photos of my road trip from Portland to San Francisco. There were a few things and places that I thoroughly enjoyed and would recommend to anyone planning a similar trip. Here are those details. PORTLAND – If you can travel around the city by bike, do it! It’s such an easy… Continue reading Trip Tips: Portland, San Francisco & in between

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Road Trip Recap: Portland to San Francisco 

For a fun five-day Labor Day weekend, I went on a west coast road trip with my mom and brother. We traveled from Portland to San Francsico with several stops along the way. Here’s an overview of our whirlwind trip. Day 1: wake up in Portland; run through the city and bike to brunch; drive… Continue reading Road Trip Recap: Portland to San Francisco 

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Vacation Recap: The Midwest & a Helicopter Ride 

I’m back in DC after an awesome 5 days in the Midwest. The trip was filled with fun adventures and lovely people that made the time fly by. I went out there to meet the rest of Will’s family and they were (unsurprisingly) just as wonderful as he is. I am so thankful I got… Continue reading Vacation Recap: The Midwest & a Helicopter Ride 

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Best Podcasts for Your Road Trip

After taking a little time off to enjoy the summer, Will and I will travel through Illinois and Kentucky’s Bourbon trail back to the east coast. One of the best forms of entertainment for road trips like this are podcasts. They can be a great way to learn something new or spark a fun conversation.… Continue reading Best Podcasts for Your Road Trip

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Vacation Recap: A beach week in South Carolina

  Earlier this month, I headed to South Carolina for some rest and relaxation with my family and Will. We celebrated the Fourth of July, and Will and I hung back to have some time for the two of us. It was a much needed break and helped me refocus on what is important to… Continue reading Vacation Recap: A beach week in South Carolina