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June 14, 2018

Who doesn't love to spend time near the sea? As luck would have it, I found myself in the seaside town of Felixstowe during a record breaking spring weekend. The locals hadn't seen weather this great in May in over forty years! As I basked in the blue sky and warm breezes, I snapped a few postcards of my wanderings around this beautiful town.

Felixstowe is located two hours east of London in Suffolk, England. This charming seas...

May 22, 2018

Ah, spring time in Paris. Does it get any better? It was a gorgeous day in May when I found myself with twelve hours to wander the streets of Paris. Follow along as I spend a perfect day in Paris.

As luck would have it, our plane touched down in Paris on what could only be described as the most perfect spring day. The sky was a vivid blue with not a cloud in it and the temperatures were going to be in the seventies (around 20 d...

May 3, 2018

For the past twenty years my husband and I have been visiting a local bed and breakfast. It is only 30 minutes away, but to us, it is worlds apart from our everyday stresses of work, parenting and life in general. It has provided the escape we've needed, if even for just a night, to reconnect, rest and nourish our souls. Join me as I walk you through our personal haven, Burlington's Willis Graves Bed and Breakfast.

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April 19, 2018

If you travel to Denver, Union Station is a must for your sightseeing agenda. Not only is it stunning eye candy, it also hosts a coffee shop, restaurants, bars, a bookstore and a hotel. I was lucky enough to be able to spend one night at this historic landmark, and I would visit again in a heartbeat. Let's take a peek inside. Shall we?

 Union Station is a working public transit station where you can travel by train or bus. If y...

March 28, 2018

Many years ago, when my girls were young, we took them back to visit their birthplace. We wanted them to experience the beauty of their homeland. Guatemala is always a country exploding with vibrant colors but this is especially true during Holy Week in Antiqua. They create elaborate sawdust carpets throughout the city to adorn the streets for the processions that occur beginning on Ash Wednesday through Good Friday. This is a...

March 23, 2018

When I was given the choice to either stay back and spend another day in London or venture outside the city to spend a day in Chester, I chose Chester. It was the right choice! Join me as I wander the streets of Chester and all this small town has to offer.

My day started with catching the train for the short two hour ride from London. I love train travel! I got comfy in my seat and watched the English countrysid...

March 11, 2018

Are you a fellow book lover? If you're like me, than one of your first destinations when visiting a city is the local bookstore. Before I travel, I gather a list of bookstores I want to visit. And you know what? The journey always leads me to discovering the essence of a city, because bookstores are about community, culture and art. They are always tucked away in interesting neighborhoods or parts of the city that I might neve...

February 24, 2018

When my husband came home from work and said that his business was closed on Monday, my response was "let's go somewhere!". It had been a few years since we visited one of our favorite local cities, and since it's only a 90 minute drive, we chose Louisville, Kentucky as our destination. Louisville is a small city with lots of unique neighborhoods to explore.

WHERE TO STAY 

We stayed at the historic Brown Hotel in the h...

February 11, 2018

I recently found myself with an opportunity to travel to Santa Monica with my husband. An overnight getaway at the historic, boutique hotel Case del Mar? Yes, please! Join me to take a peek inside this iconic hotel. (this review is solely my own and not sponsored in any way)

The hotel was originally built in 1926 inspired by the villas along the Mediterranean. It sits on the beach with views from Palos Verdes to Malibu and...

February 4, 2018

Pour yourself a beverage, find a comfy spot and join me as I wander the streets of Santa Monica.

                                                            The Santa Monica Pier

I left my airbnb bright and early to walk to Cora's Coffee Shop for breakfast. It's a nostalgic spot wh...

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