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The Ideal Itinerary for a Weekend Getaway in Santa Fe New Mexico

Before touching down I can tell you I knew all of two things about Santa Fe: it was in New Mexico and I would definitely be eating Tamales at some point during my 3 day Santa Fe weekend itinerary. I slowly opened the shade and blinked blindly into the full New …

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Why You Should Make Mykonos Greece Your Next Vacation Destination

Why visit Mykonos Greece? The perfect romantic getaway, Mykonos is a destination meant for those that truly want a quiet beach vacation to get lost in multiple novels in the sand and sip wine with your sweetie all day. An island which lies on the west coast of the country …

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Where You Need to Stay in Santa Fe

Amidst the red and brown dessert of New Mexico, we find sanctuary at these Santa Fe hotels – immersed in lush green serenity at Sunrise Springs Spa Resort and then surrounded by art, culture, and history at La Fonda on the Plaza.  I touched down in Albuquerque, New Mexico, as a …

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99 Things to Do in Oslo, Norway

If you are looking for a vacation with a whole lot of variety and never a dull moment, Oslo, Norway is the place for you. Rich in culture and history, Oslo prides itself on its ancestry and strong traditions. No matter the season, it’s easy to fill your days with …

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The Perfect Weekend in Santa Barbara: Luxury, Wine and Adventure

I think we can all agree that life is full of, well, life. You never know what tomorrow, or even today, will bring. Whether it be hectic, joyous, disappointing, exciting, stressful or satisfying – I’m always looking for more. More what? More experiences. More food. More laughter. More discoveries. More …


10 Crazy Places To Stay In Iceland

Iceland is one of the most mysterious and fascinating countries in the world. Known as the land of fire and ice, it has about 30 active volcanoes as well as massive glaciers that make the center of the country a vast wasteland of ice and snow. The dramatic environmental contrasts …


Temecula: Where the Sun and the Earth Meet

What do you do when you’re dying to get away but only have a couple days to do so? Plan a staycation! Staycations can make the perfect couples’ weekend getaway and for those living in Southern California, Temecula is the ultimate staycation destination with plenty to see, do and eat. Temecula …


How to Have the Most Epic Summer Road Trip in Michigan

Ah, the days of sweet summer sunshine mixed with endless backyard barbecues and children laughing while running through sprinklers are finally upon us. After a long winter like the one we just had, I’m extra itchy for some sort of epic family adventure – a “Mother-of-all-trips.” Something to be savored …

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9 Things I Wish I Knew Before Going to Iceland

Most travelers are never truly prepared for a new destination. From the wrong clothes to awkward interactions with locals, no trip is flawless, but reading up on your destinations can help for a smooth transition. The mysterious Iceland, the land of fire and ice, is a place of wonder that attracts travelers from …


Must See, Do and Eat in Shanghai, the Paris of the East

Shanghai means city by the sea, a fitting name for a city that has grown along the east China Sea and now holds about 24 million people. People have inhabited the banks of Shanghai since the monolithic period, using its location as the main means for providing sustenance. Although it began …

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Pura Vida Bracelets and Accessories from Costa Rica for Social Good

I learned early on in my travels that traveling not for the purpose of simply seeing new lands, but instead for the human connection, creates the opportunity to experience moments that affect our souls. Sometimes, those moments are so life altering that we bring them home with us. This is the …


5 of the Best Natural Springs in Florida to Visit This Summer

While Florida might be notorious for its scorchingly hot summers, but thankfully it’s also plentiful in solutions for beating the heat. One of the most popular options for cooling off on a hot summer day are venturing out to its plethora of more than 700 natural springs spread across the …

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Disney Planning Tips for a Stress-Free Family Vacation

My last visit to Disney World was for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party a few years ago, just a couple of moms with one toddler each. This time around, visiting the theme park was a whole different ball game. My own family had expanded by one and this time my in-laws …


Orlando For Grown-Ups: Universal Orlando Without Kids

Living across the country from family, it’s rare that my husband and I get the opportunity for a proper date night with two young children. It’s an even rarer occurrence to be able to go away overnight. So when his family came to stay in Orlando with us for a …


6 Things You Can Only See In The Conch Republic

Do you want more than just a standard beach getaway? If you are looking for a vacation that offers up new, exciting fun as well as weird, fascinating and even historical, check out the Conch Republic. Never heard of the Conch Republic? It is actually the micro-nation that includes Key West …


Why a Dry Tortuga Seaplane Excursion is Worth the Green

Do you plan your vacations around the cheapest airfare you can find and whatever budget hotel has a great deal for a room with two twin beds? You and your hubby can always push them together, right? While ninja bargain hunting can allow you to take trips you might never …