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Carry-On Alcohol?

Posted by 3 years ago 3 Comments 13383 views

You can bring alcohol onto the plane to add to your diet coke!!!! Here is what I found on the TSA website: Travelers may now carry through security checkpoints travel-size toiletries (3 ounces or less) that fit comfortably in ONE, QUART-SIZE, clear plastic, zip-top bag. With the exception of medications, any amount of liquid including […]

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Meanwhile, 10 Years Ago in Florida…

Posted by 3 years ago 5 Comments 16696 views

When Jen and I were kids, our parents took us to Ocean City, NJ, every year. This planted the seed for our travel obsession. As teenagers we took a few other trips (one of them the BIG Hawaii trip!) but we didn’t start our traditional “yearly girls vaca” until we reconnected after college. The only […]

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Planning a Road Trip With Roadtrippers!

Posted by 3 years ago 21 Comments 22870 views

I have been in a planning FRENZY the past few weeks. Since making travel a priority, this seems to be my end-of-year routine. I’ve got an anniversary trip to plan, the family beach trip, at least one running event-based getaway, another mom-daughter trip (hopefully) and my favorite, the mother-son adventure. Two years ago I started […]

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Travel Agent Issues: Not Cool

Posted by 3 years ago 1 Comments 1657 views

I never complain about travel. But … I will complain about booking travel. The husband and I are going to Mexico in June. We booked the vacation with Liberty Travel and began paying on it a few months ago. Despite the allure of online travel booking, I like using a travel agent for many reasons: […]

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REVIEWS

The Smallest. Bathroom. Ever.

Posted by 3 years ago 0 Comments 2510 views

My unsolicited advice to anyone who is building or designing a bathroom in a hotel suite … MAKE IT LARGE ENOUGH FOR TWO PEOPLE! Really. This was by far the worst hotel bathroom I have ever been in. And it was a suite! Recently, Roni and I went to Denver to scope out two hotels for […]

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Denver in December

Posted by 3 years ago 6 Comments 2833 views

Recently we had a chance to visit Denver on business and, in UnworldlyTraveler style, made the most we possibly could out of it. EVEN during the coldest three days of the year. Note: Click here to play on YouTube if you don’t see the video above.

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Three Hours to Kill in L.A.

Posted by 3 years ago 4 Comments 2427 views

A few weeks ago I had a chance to travel to Los Angeles for business. I was only there for 3 days and my schedule was tight but I found myself with a few hours before a red eye home and I just HAD to do something. My first thought was to hop in a […]

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Run Vegas

Posted by 3 years ago 1 Comments 1901 views

There is a point in your life when you can’t go to Vegas for the parties and drinking anymore.Vegas in your late-30s is a lot different than your 20s. I had this overwhelming urge to see a show and take a nap.  Not the way I remembered it when I went in my 20s. This […]

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GENERAL TRAVEL TOPICS

10 Tips to Manage Airport Snack Attacks

Posted by 3 years ago 4 Comments 3628 views

At this very moment I’m sitting in terminal B at the Baltimore Washington Airport waiting for a flight to San Antonio. No, really.  I am. This is the second of four trips I have scheduled between now and December. Yesterday I got back from a short girls’ weekend in Ocean City (more about that in a […]

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Electronics Can Stay On!

Posted by 3 years ago 0 Comments 1043 views

Friday was a good day for travel. It was announced that you no longer have to turn off your electronic devices when the plane is taking off! Apparently reading your Kindle, listening to an iPod, or playing a game on your phone no longer interferes with air traffic control. I just have to say it. […]

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My Crazy End-of-Year Travel Plans

Posted by 3 years ago 4 Comments 2145 views

I was supposed to be traveling to North Carolina this weekend for my final running event of the year but truth be told, I just didn’t have it me. I needed a break. In the past few months, I’ve been to Kentucky, St. Louis, Nashville, Savannah, New York, and Utah. The two months before that, […]

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A Day in Lexington

Posted by 3 years ago 3 Comments 2286 views

If you follow my weight loss blog you may know I recently traveled to Kentucky to run an event. I’ve never been and I was looking forward to exploring the city even if only for a few hours. Thankfully I had a local to take advantage of. Emmie of Authentically Emmie acted as host and […]

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Jamaica to Coney Island With the Dogs

Posted by 3 years ago 1 Comments 1686 views

Well, I did it. I took the dogs with me on a mini vacation to New York City. The husband and I planned to go to Brooklyn and stay the night because he was running in a 10K race through Prospect Park.  But, to stay at a dog-friendly hotel in Brooklyn would mean that I […]

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5 Reasons I Will Make Travel a Priority for My Kids

Posted by 3 years ago 9 Comments 5091 views

Last year I started an end-of-summer tradition by taking both kids to DC by myself. I thought it was a good idea to have some alone time with them doing something I love (traveling). We had a BLAST and it put all my fears of being the only adult traveling with 2 kids to rest. […]

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My Unexpected Arch Adventure

Posted by 4 years ago 4 Comments 4756 views

I’m about to admit something that may make look like a dope but it’s the truth! I did NOT know you could go up the St. Louis Arch! Did you? No, seriously, I thought it was just a statue, like a memorial or symbol representing the “Gateway to the West.” Little did I know it […]

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Savannah Short and Sweet

Posted by 4 years ago 4 Comments 2938 views
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Our Chicago Pizza Party

Posted by 4 years ago 6 Comments 12780 views

Jen: Pizza. The. Best. Food. Ever I thought I knew what good pizza tastes like.  I have had the best in many cities, but this pizza in Chicago was the best I have ever had.  Honestly, I don’t think they should even call it a pizza because it was more than a pizza. I don’t […]

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Ridin’ the Train

Posted by 4 years ago 6 Comments 3109 views

If you don’t read my other sites you probably missed all the hoopla about the “Today” show. In a nutshell, I submitted a turkey burger recipe and was selected to showcase it on air. Click here for the whole story. As one of the finalists, the “Today” show would fly me out to NY, cover […]

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My Six-City Summer

Posted by 4 years ago 1 Comments 1672 views

This week I am heading back to school after an AWESOME summer.  I have mixed emotions of both dread and excitement. I will miss my travel-filled summer. The lazy days at the beach to the miles and miles of city streets that I walked.  I was thinking last night that I have been to six […]

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Green River Rafting Part 2: The Photos

Posted by 4 years ago 10 Comments 4365 views

I can’t even begin to explain how excited and nervous I was about this trip. For starters, it was the first time I was traveling with the 8-year-old ALONE. It was the first time he was getting on a plane. The first time we’d be rafting. The first time we’d be camping. The first time […]

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