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Fly Like an Eagle in a Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour

The Grand Canyon is one of the most beautiful places on earth. The best way to experience this natural wonder is undoubtedly a Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour.    My friend Kas and I kicked off the most spectacular Bloggers Go Girlfriends Getaway in Phoenix, Arizona … Read more

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What to Pack for a Girlfriend’s Getaway

It’s long overdue, but you’ve finally decided to take a vacation with your closest friends. It’s been a while since you’ve gone away without your family and you’re looking forward to the chance to let your hair down. A few … Read more

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Best Places to Stay in Santa Fe, New Mexico

Amidst the red and brown desert 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 … Read more

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Retreat from Technology in Algarve Portugal

When was the last time you truly disconnected from technology and connected with friends? For most of us, it’s been a while. It’s now common and accepted (if annoying) to constantly be checking our phones, answering texts and updating social … Read more

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Beach Bum Adventures in Myrtle Beach

Thanks to KAYAK for partnering on this post. How do you plan an amazing bachelorette party? It isn’t as easy as I thought it would be. One of my best friends from childhood is getting married, and she wants a … Read more

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The Fearless Woman Behind Chicabrava

Is there a dream in your life that has faded away with time? What was it that held you back from achieving it? Was it lack of funding, self-doubt or maybe just the realities of juggling everyday life? As the … Read more

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Chicabrava Surf Camp, Nicaragua

Do you ever have those moments when you don’t recognize your life? When you can’t help but wonder how the events of your world have led up to the unfamiliar second in time you suddenly find yourself experiencing? That was … Read more

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Girlfriends, Getaways and Atlantis

As teenagers, girlfriend getaways are a bonding experience. A way to really get to know your friends’ personalities and create tent poles to build your relationship on. By the time you’re an adult with a job, significant other and children, … Read more

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Adventure Palm Springs

Tell people you’re headed to Palm Springs for a getaway, and you’ll likely conjure up one of several images: golf games, shopping, spas and very hipster music festivals. And while Palm Springs does offer ample opportunities to experience each of … Read more

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Found: The Ultimate in Las Vegas Luxury

I’ve never had any desire to visit Las Vegas, only knowing the city as an adult’s playground. I wasn’t turned off by the idea but it wasn’t a place I would pick for a vacation destination either. Imagine my surprise when … Read more

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6 Must Do’s on a Girlfriends Getaway Cruise

Last week Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow, condemning this Midwesterner to six more long weeks of winter. But having just returned from a week cruise in the Caribbean on the MSC Divina, I can face this cold fate with new … Read more

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Upgrade Your Vacation With All Star Vacation Homes

Sometimes, vacations call for something a bit beyond hotel rooms. Whether you’re traveling with your immediate family, celebrating a family reunion, or going on a group vacation, vacation home rentals can be a great alternative to standard vacation lodging, providing … Read more

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A Mandatory Kissimmee Pit Stop: Fun Spot USA

Sometimes, the most memorable moments on vacation occur when you least expect them to. During my recent media trip to experience Kissimmee, Florida, that moment certainly happened at Fun Spot USA. What was meant to be a one or two … Read more

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