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Trip Planning: Playa Del Carmen

Trip Planning: Playa Del Carmen

Next weekend I’ll be heading to Mexico for a quick four day trip and I can not wait to relax the whole time.  I’m traveling solo and will be staying at an all-inclusive resort in Playa Del Carmen, which is a new type of accommodation for me.  I booked every portion (airfare, hotel shuttle, resort, side trip to Chichen Itza) of this trip through Expedia, which is another new thing for me, but it was too good of a deal…

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2017 Recap & 2018 Travel Goals

2017 Recap & 2018 Travel Goals

I won’t lie to you, 2017 was not my year.  Though, I have no illusions that I’m alone in saying that.  On a very surface level, I didn’t travel as much as I would have liked to this past year.  Which, in the grand scheme of things, isn’t an awful problem to have.  However, this is a travel blog that I write and not traveling means a lack of content.  So, before we get right into it,  I’d like to…

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27 in 27 Goals Recap and A New List

27 in 27 Goals Recap and A New List

What a year it has been.  27 was an interesting age to be; there were certainly a lot of ups and downs.  I feel very proud of what I’ve accomplished in this year, and it makes me hopeful for the year ahead.  Though there were some losses, I also feel like this year brought me some amazing new experiences.  I always start the year with a list of goals correlating with the age I turn, and my list of 27…

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Winter Reading List

Winter Reading List

It is completely clear to me that it is now winter in Chicago.  This season always makes me want to curl up in a ball and read book after book, glass of wine in hand.  I’ve been looking forward to slowing down a bit and catching up on my winter reading list as the weather grows colder and colder.  Hopefully, I’ll be reading on some planes and some beaches as well, but more on that later! I mentioned in my…

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Top Five Friday #25

Top Five Friday #25

 In Flight Comfort Essentials There are few things I enjoy more than cuddling up in a window seat en route to an exciting destination. I’m pretty easy to please and don’t need much, but there are a few key items I require to be comfortable on a flight (my in flight comfort essentials, if you will).  Due to it being almost that wonderful, magical holiday season, I thought now would be a good time to share them to provide some…

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Top Five Friday #24

Top Five Friday #24

My Favorite Travel Bloggers When I first started this blog, I looked to other female travel bloggers for inspiration and encouragement.  As they succeeded, I started to form some idea of where I wanted my own blog to go.  Of all the blogs I read for the last couple years, there are a few that stand out to be favorites for their writing style, chosen destinations and photos.  I’ve followed these ladies for a while and will continue to do…

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Creating a Travel Capsule Wardrobe

Creating a Travel Capsule Wardrobe

Every week or so, I decide that I’m going to go through all my clothes, donate everything I never wear and be left with a perfect capsule wardrobe.  Due to my inability to part with clothes I rarely way, it never happens, but the idea behind this obsession has inspired me to pack capsule wardrobes for each of my last few trips.  The point of a travel capsule wardrobe is to streamline your packing and allow you to mix and…

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6 Unique Tips to Save Money While Trip Planning

6 Unique Tips to Save Money While Trip Planning

I’ve touched on this a little bit here and there, but this year did not start out very well.  Slowly, each month it’s gotten better and better, due to a change in career, a change in neighborhood and an all-around change in attitude.  I think one of the big things that has helped is for the first time all year, I’m planning a trip outside the Midwest.  Oh man, it feels so good to be making travel plans again! Mike…

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Making Plans for the Eclipse

Making Plans for the Eclipse

In exactly three weeks, a rare eclipse will happen occur over the United States.  This eclipse can be seen in totality in a diagonal line across the country, but can also be partially seen from most areas in the U.S. as well.  When I was in St. Louis last month, there was a lot of excited talk about this eclipse, as the city was directly in the path of totality.  This path stretches from Oregon across the U.S. to the…

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Weekend Getaway Essentials

Weekend Getaway Essentials

This summer has consisted of multiple weekend excursions that I’ve had to pack quickly and rush off to.  From a quick trip up to our lake house in Wisconsin to a last minute trip to St. Louis, I’ve had to throw things together and go a couple of times.  Now, I’m not complaining, I think better when there’s a time limit and pack minimally when I can only bring a small duffle bag.  The preparation for the trips I’ve had…

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