My Day in Siena | What to see when you only have a few hours

My Day in Siena | What to see when you only have a few hours

“Cor Magis Tibi Sena Pandit.” Siena opens her heart out to you much wider than this door! This inscription, located on the front of Porta Camollia; the Northernmost section of The Sienese Gates, is the epitome of what you will feel as you meander down the streets of the city. Now I’ll be honest with you; I didn’t want to make this trip. I say this not because I had anything against going, but I didn’t have any burning desire to leave…

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Inspirational Travel Quotes to Get Your Bags Packed & Seeing the World

Inspirational Travel Quotes to Get Your Bags Packed & Seeing the World

Travel. Most people love the idea of doing it; they even go so far as to look into doing it. But then something stops us. Sometimes it’s fear, life, money or a combination of all three things. Chances are if you’re reading this post you are either naturally curious about what it says or are needing a little inspiration into the direction of travel. I empathize with your situation if you fall into the latter of those two statements. Speaking…

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The wow factor

The wow factor

The other night I was out to dinner with some friends, and I found myself completely and utterly distracted the entire time. Usually a pro with eye contact during conversation, I was as distracted as the squirrel in Ice Age chasing the Acorn. No, the people were not boring me to death. I found myself completely enchanted with my surroundings. Strings of lights hung from the dome-shaped ceiling making you feel as though it was going to begin raining diamonds…

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St. Maarten | St. Martin Travel Guide

St. Maarten | St. Martin Travel Guide

White sand beaches, crystal blue water, and proximity to some other gems of the Carribean St. Martin | St.Maarten is an island of just 37 square miles and has been rocking a split personality since 1648. This island is the smallest parcel of land to be shared (peacefully) by two countries: France and the Netherlands. As you can imagine being an island of two personalities, each side has a personality all its own. St. Maarten, the Dutch side on the…

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Summer Vacation in Europe- how to do it on a budget.

Summer Vacation in Europe- how to do it on a budget.

With the official kick-off to summer weeks away, many are beginning to plan their long-awaited vacations. When it comes to your summer traveling most people like to stick to what they know. Believe me; I get it. If you know you already like doing something why deviate? Well, for starters, it’s a great big world out there. The world that you can see for less money than you may think. When we think of a European getaway, the next phrase…

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Motivation To Help You Chase Your Dreams

Motivation To Help You Chase Your Dreams

Someone innocently asked me the other day “why a blog and why now?” I replied, “why not?” Based off of their reaction it was obvious they were expecting a long, drawn-out answer; expecting me to say I woke up one day having experienced a great epiphany. Sorry, it’s not that exciting. The truth is this was something that I had always wanted to do. This wasn’t a new idea for me. It’s been rattling around in my brain for some…

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5 Must Have Rome Experiences

5 Must Have Rome Experiences

Rome. Caput Mundi or ‘Capitol of the World.’ Located in the Lazio region of Central Italy on the Tiber. The history of this city spans more than 2,500 years. Now as a born and raised New Yorker I am always comparing the other main cities of the world to my city. Making checklists of where they seem to fall short. If you talk to any other New Yorker, you will notice that we are quick to let you know that…

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I left my heart in Amman

I left my heart in Amman

In 2015, just two months after a move from Southern California to Bahrain, I took my first off-island trip. This trip took me to the magical Kingdom of Jordan. The country, its people, history, and topography are a site to be seen. The religious significance of Jordan and its geographic location are reasons enough to visit there in their rights. Jordan sits at the crossroads of Asia, Africa, and Europe. It shares borders with Saudi Arabia to the east and…

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262,800 minutes

262,800 minutes

Adjust; verb; to change (something) so that it fits, corresponds, or conforms; adapt; accommodate. I’ve been thinking a lot about adjustments the last few weeks and the multitude of things that we all adjust to, no matter where life happens to take us. How long our commute to work is, where we live, how far away we are from family, the passing of an election year. These are all things that many people will adjust to depending on their circumstances. …

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New Year, New You?

New Year, New You?

A new year. A chance to reinvent yourself into the “best” version of you. According to StatisticsBrain.com, roughly 45% of all Americans make a new years resolution.  At the top of the list of tings that people wish to improve with themselves you will find “lose weight,” “getting organized,” and “spend less, save more” just to name a few. Percentage of people who achieve their new year’s resolution? 8%. I’m sure I’m not the only one who sees social media…

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