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Day by Day in The Dominican Republic

Posted by 3 days ago 3 Comments 702 views

Day 1 Arrive and take in the view. (This could be seen from our balcony!) Day 2 Relax. Day 3 Relax. Day 4 Relax. Day 5 Say goodbye to the awesomeness. More on our recent birthday(s) trip to Punta Cana soon! We have lots to share!

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Travel in MY Backyard – US Women’s Golf Open

Posted by 1 week ago 0 Comments 243 views

Last weekend the US Women’s Golf Open was in Lancaster. Exactly one exit up the highway from where my house is. I have to admit, I don’t watch golf unless I want to take a nap. The monotone voices are better than Valium! You should try it. Anyway, even though I didn’t know any of the players or who […]

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Sleep vs. Sightseeing

Posted by 3 weeks ago 3 Comments 669 views

We were in Denver last week to host the annual FitBloggin‘ conference, and after 5 days of being cooped up in a hotel we had a decision to make: Sleep or Sightsee? Jen: Last Sunday in Denver was beautiful! Sunny skies, great views of the mountains, but all I wanted to do was sleep. I was working […]

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Eating Our Way Through New Orleans

Posted by 2 months ago 2 Comments 964 views

This post is WAY overdo. I can come up with a million excuses why it’s so late but truth be told, I just had more important things to do than salivate over these memories from New Orleans again. Today, however, I was ready. It’s been well over a month since The Husband and I spent 4 […]

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New Orleans ‘Must-Do’ Photo Update

Posted by 3 months ago 0 Comments 835 views

A few weeks before we headed to New Orleans, I posted the Top 5 things I wanted to do while soliciting any travel advice from you. This is my photo driven update. French Quarter Festival and Jackson Square I purposely scheduled our travel to overlap the French Quarter Festival and it was totally worth it! The streets were lined […]

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26 Hours on a Train — Would I Do it Again?

Posted by 3 months ago 3 Comments 1830 views

YES! I’m not even going to beat around the bush. This isn’t link bait. I’m not going to change my mind by the end of the post. I loved — LOVED — traveling by train and honestly, I didn’t think I would, especially considering how I feel about cruises. Let me start at the beginning as […]

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Road Trip in the Bug

Posted by 4 months ago 3 Comments 1035 views

The husband and I just got back from an escape. An escape from the cold. An escape from the teenager.   My 18-year-old stepson recently moved in with us. Fun! And it has been so cold here in PA that we decided to book a hotel in Jacksonville, Florida, and drive down on a whim just for some […]

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Preparing for our First Long Train Ride on Amtrak’s Crescent Line

Posted by 4 months ago 3 Comments 1517 views

In three short weeks The Husband and I will be boarding an Amtrak train in Baltimore headed to New Orleans for our Anniversary. This is a first for us, and as I contemplate the 26-hour trip I realized I know nothing about train travel! So I did a little digging around the Amtrak site to […]

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Book Now — Worry Later

Posted by 5 months ago 2 Comments 1336 views

Like Jen, I’m SO OVER WINTER. I know it’s a common feeling, especially this year as we’ve gotten pounded on storm after storm. Temperatures in the Northeast have been colder than normal. Just the other day we were pelted by another ice storm, which kept the kids home from school, again.

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I want to be Anthony Bourdain when I Grow Up

Posted by 6 months ago 4 Comments 1424 views

It is officially halfway through winter and I am sick of it.  I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I am not a winter girl. It’s all about the summer for me! The only thing that saves me from my seasonal depression is Anthony Bourdain. You know, the guy on the Travel Channel that […]

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How to Use Trello to Plan Your Next Trip!

Posted by 6 months ago 6 Comments 2516 views

I owe this little gem to The Husband who was on a hunt for an app to help him organize his New Year’s resolutions. He downloaded a few and then decided on Trello. Infinitely flexible. Incredibly easy to use. Great mobile apps. It’s free. Trello keeps track of everything, from the big picture to the minute details. […]

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Planning New Orleans – My 5 Must-Do’s!

Posted by 7 months ago 16 Comments 2776 views

Sorry for the travel silence, not much has been happening on the travel front for me, but I’m hoping to remedy that soon! In a few months I will be embarking on the first trip of 2015: New Orleans! It’s my annual anniversary trip with The Husband and we’ve decided to sidestep his flying fears and take the train. And, well, for the […]

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5 SkyMall Gift Ideas for the Traveler in Your Life

Posted by 8 months ago 1 Comments 4442 views

If you’ve been on a plane in the past 20 years you’ve probably seen SkyMall. I can’t take a flight without paging  through the catalog. Its products range from ingeniously practical to utterly ridiculous, making it fun to “window” shop 30,ooo feet up. On my way to Vegas I noted a few items I think […]

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The Real Fear of Flying

Posted by 9 months ago 7 Comments 1992 views

I’m fascinated by my husband’s fear of flying. In all other areas of his life he’s calm, laid back and logical. A little socially awkward and shy but very down to earth and grounded.  He’s funny, too, really funny — it’s one the of the reasons I fell in love with him. Not that that […]

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Planning My Next Vacation in 2 Easy Steps

Posted by 10 months ago 6 Comments 1964 views

It’s about that time. The leaves are turning, the temperature is dropping, and I’m dreaming about next year’s vacations. I’ve decided the kids and I will be exploring Wyoming for our mother-son trip but considering that won’t be until August of next year I have some time to ponder. Instead, I’m setting my sites on […]

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Props to My Husband

Posted by 10 months ago 2 Comments 1261 views

I am currently sitting in Barnes and Noble drinking a pumpkin spice latte, definitely my drink of choice when it starts getting cold.  Honestly, I love this time of year — sweatpants, sweatshirts, and some big fluffy socks. I just love it! This time of year also makes me reflect on my summer. I have […]

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25 Things You Can Do On Staycation

Posted by 10 months ago 0 Comments 5558 views

Two years ago I wrote a post called 5 Reason Why You Should Schedule a Staycation Today! In it I set a goal to take a 1-day staycation every 3-4 months with The Husband. Well, we started off good but life, as it normally does, has gotten in the way. It’s time to bring back the […]

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Wyoming It Is!

Posted by 11 months ago 11 Comments 2049 views

It’s that time of year again. Travel planning season! I’ve learned to take a #wycwyc approach to travel. If I don’t then nothing gets planned and travel never happens. So I ponder locations for a bit. Do a little research here and there. Look at flight options at lunch. Day dream of destinations while procrastinating […]

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Playing With Rocks at Rocks!

Posted by 11 months ago 6 Comments 5841 views

Way back when we started this blog (has it really been 2 years?) I published a post called Making Travel a Priority.  In it I said: …to me, travel is a synonym for living life outside of the daily grind. It’s about date nights with the husband, day trips with the kids, and seeing concerts with friends. It’s […]

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Solo at the Beach

Posted by 12 months ago 0 Comments 687 views

I have spent the past few days in Ocean City, Md., with a few of my best teacher friends!  We have eaten our way through town and had a great time! Relaxing. Crabbing. And dining out, of course! Everyone had to go home on Monday but I was staying until Wednesday, by myself and I […]

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