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QUIZ: Which City Are You Crushing On?

Heart aflutter.  Breath stolen.  Jaw dropped.  Reality suspended—for a moment.  Travel makes me giddy.  An unexplored city to discover, to know and to love is one of my favorite things.  It’s Valentine’s Day, and I’m sitting here crushing about cities.  (Yes, I wrote a love letter to travel.) Some cities make us say, “eh, I… Continue reading QUIZ: Which City Are You Crushing On?

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11 Things to Do in New York City

It really is like the movies: bright lights, constant energy, the hustle and bustle.  My trip to New York City was an absolute dream even though it was below freezing for the majority of my stay.  New York bleeds an attitude of fierce ambition; New Yorkers are a proud breed—and rightfully so.  The area is… Continue reading 11 Things to Do in New York City

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Photo Diary: New Year’s Day in Atlanta

Icy wind whipped at our reddening ears and cracked hands as we shuffled down the empty Atlanta streets on New Year’s Day.  Like the frigid weather, I was bitter that a trip to the deep south wasn’t all that warm—but very glad I checked the weather beforehand!  Just hours before, I’d been sitting on a… Continue reading Photo Diary: New Year’s Day in Atlanta

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3 Ways to Beat Jet Lag According to Sleep Specialists

Rustling and rumbling in your bed the night before a big trip?  I know—I get excited for big trips too.  Trying every position possible to get some shut-eye on the plane ride to no avail?  I get you.  I remember my heavy eyelids after my flight to London from the intense jet lag and know… Continue reading 3 Ways to Beat Jet Lag According to Sleep Specialists

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How to Spend a Day in Santa Monica

It truly astounds me how freakin’ big Los Angeles is.  On my last trip there, I spent my time near Huntington, Laguna and Hollywood, but despite my two weeks, I only experienced a dusting of this West Coast hub.  I recently spent a day at Santa Monica and fell in love with this urban city… Continue reading How to Spend a Day in Santa Monica

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How to Spend a Day on Catalina Island

Step into the life of the rich and famous on Catalina Island just miles off the coast of Los Angeles.  The moment you step off the ferry from mainland California, a deep blue harbor, quaint shops, hilltop homes and a grand casino nestled on the coast.  Bought by William Wrigley in 1919, this island was… Continue reading How to Spend a Day on Catalina Island

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The Ins & Outs of Israel According to an Expat

For as long as Clemency Neville can remember, she’s wanted to visit Israel.  But merely traveling there isn’t enough for this Brit; cultural immersion is much better.  When her aunt passed along a possible internship in Israel in the anti-human trafficking field—a big passion of hers—Clemency hopped on the opportunity.  Months later, she says it… Continue reading The Ins & Outs of Israel According to an Expat

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Inside a Road Trip through Iceland

It honestly was an accident the way Laura Miserez decided to go on a trip to Iceland.  Two of her lifelong friends, Lauren and Brooke Micke, had already started planning their trip to Iceland and mentioned it to Laura.  Naturally, she told them how jealous she was, and they extended an invite—which she didn’t take… Continue reading Inside a Road Trip through Iceland

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Girls’ Weekend In KC

Growing up with extended family who lived in Kansas City, I’ve been there more times than I can count.  And it’s for that reason that I’ve taken the gem of a city for granted; I’ve only ever been to their houses and haven't seen the city. But recently some gal pals invited me for a… Continue reading Girls’ Weekend In KC

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The Story Behind Round Trip

I remember the page-long list of blog title ideas I rattled off sitting on the carpet in my older sister’s room.  I’d read off some, and soon enough Taylor said, “Stop.  Round Trip, I like the ring of that.”  And a baby was born—my blog baby was born.  (Motherhood gets to ya, man…)  And in… Continue reading The Story Behind Round Trip