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A few weeks ago I made my last trip of 2017 by trading one beach community for another. I packed my bags and jet-set from the cliff-lined coast of Southern California for the white sandy beach Eden Roc Miami Beach Hotel.

This trip was particularly fantastic because I was with my best friend of God knows how many years. Traveling with friends is amazing, but I digress.

The hotel itself is located on Miami Beach which is about a 20-minute ride to the airport. Cabs will cost you a flat fee of $35.00. I scored an Uber for $20; this trip was already off to a good start. (more…)

Checking In: Eden Roc Miami Beach Hotel

Checking In: Eden Roc Miami Beach Hotel

A few weeks ago I made my last trip of 2017 by trading one beach community for another. I packed my bags and jet-set from the cliff-lined coast of Southern California for the white sandy beach Eden Roc Miami Beach Hotel. This trip was particularly fantastic because I was with my best friend of God knows how many years. Traveling with friends is amazing, but I digress. The hotel itself is located on Miami Beach which is about a 20-minute ride…

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Top 5 Airbnb Experiences in 2018

Top 5 Airbnb Experiences in 2018

Experiences. If you’ve followed my travels for any amount of time, it is no secret that I am a lover of two things; Airbnb & travel experiences. I once met a woman who told me her favorite part of travel was never leaving her hotel. Sure, sometimes this can be a much-needed break but I find going out and living, experiencing life when you travel is the good stuff. While traditional hotels are a nice break, there’s nothing I enjoy…

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Best Places to Travel in January

Best Places to Travel in January

Travel in January. Yes, January. Now January is not typically a month where anyone jumps for joy at the idea of traveling but let’s face the facts here; the holidays are exhausting. Our New Year resolution of losing weight hasn’t had a chance to come to fruition just yet, the temperatures are colder than we would like, and we tend to be in a state of grumpiness. So here’s one easy New Year’s resolution: book a trip somewhere uplifting. It…

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6 Ways To Make The Most Of This Thanksgiving

6 Ways To Make The Most Of This Thanksgiving

What began as a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest and the preceding year, Thanksgiving has taken a bit of a new direction over the years. Thanksgiving has become commercialized, like most holidays inevitably end up becoming, we all eat far too much (guilty as charged right here), and at some point, football gets added into the equation. Is there anything wrong with this? Not at all! For some families, they put their spin on Thanksgiving entirely….

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7 Best Travel Sites

7 Best Travel Sites

Once upon a time, in a land long ago, booking travel was a process involving you and one other person; travel sites were as foreign an idea as electric cars. You would think of where you wanted to go, pick up the phone to the airline or travel agent, and POOF! You were on your way. I can remember as a child anxiously waiting for the mail to arrive when I knew we had requested information to be sent to our…

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11 American Christmas Markets

11 American Christmas Markets

With just 40 days until Christmas (can you even believe that?) I thought it was time to open your eyes to some of America’s best Christmas markets. Oh, you thought Christmas markets only existed in Europe?  I was right there with you, but some amazing things are happening across America to help you get into the holiday spirit. If you’ve never had the opportunity to experience a Christmas market, it should be on your holiday to-do list. They’re much more…

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8 Ways Travel Makes Your Life Richer

8 Ways Travel Makes Your Life Richer

“You should travel more,” “you need to take a trip,” “you need to get away,” and my personal favorite “you deserve to travel.” Regardless of it’s because you’re burnt out at work, you need a little “me” time or feel stressed, travel seems always to be the solution to everyone’s problems. If this is the case, then why don’t we do more of it? There are lots of different reasons for this based off of your situation, but I am…

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Historic Los Rios Street | San Juan Capistrano

Historic Los Rios Street | San Juan Capistrano

Ideally situated between the gems of San Diego and Los Angeles sits a diamond; historic Los Rios Street, San Juan Capistrano. Now if you have overlooked this destination don’t be too hard on yourself. Afterall, its neighbors are as infamous as its location. Now that you do know about it go. San Juan Capistrano is not a new place. In fact, it has been around since 1794, with much of its history reflected in the sleepy downtown area. Uniformity is…

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The Low Down on Florence | Two Day Travel Guide

The Low Down on Florence | Two Day Travel Guide

Florence. Firenze. Or as I like to call it, ‘my happy place.’ Florence is the capital city of the Italian region of Tuscany with just under 400,000 occupants. I challenge you to visit this city and not fall head over heels in love with it. I hold special places in my heart for the various travels I have been on, most notably Amman, Jordan but there is something about Florence. It has a small dose of the hustle you feel…

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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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