Ultimate Guide to Christmas in New York City

The Big Apple shines brightest during the holidays – & the accompanying crowds will certainly let you know that you’re not the only one who feels that way. In fact, we’re headed there later today for our sort-of-annual holiday trip to Manhattan. Here’s the ultimate guide on how to make the most out of your […]

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Ultimate Guide to Christmas in Washington, DC

Despite all the scroogey politicians, America’s capital city doesn’t disappoint around the holidays. Here’s everything you need to know about where to eat, what to see, & how to make the most of the holidays in Washington, DC. Traditional Holiday Sites The National Christmas Tree is high on every visitors’ list during the holiday season. […]

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Christmas on the Potomac

When the nice folks at Gaylord National Harbor invited B & I to come check out the property & all their holiday merriment & joy, I was a little hesitant. The National Harbor complex is less than six miles from where we live & we’ve watched the area grow from a patch of dirt to a […]

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5 Reasons I Love Barcelona

Seven years ago, for our honeymoon, we went on a Mediterranean cruise which sailed out of Barcelona. We flew into Barcelona a few days prior to explore the city, which neither of us had ever been to before. We were both surprised how much we fell in love with the city & have been hoping to […]

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Giving Thanks

Today in America, we celebrate the holiday of Thanksgiving. This means that we eat a lot of food (mostly turkey, mashed potatoes & glorious amounts of pie), watch football, argue about politics & religion with relatives who we only see a few times a year &, most importantly, give thanks for all that we have. […]

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Sunrise, Sunset

I’m a sucker for a good sunset (really, who isn’t?) – the pink & purple colors that fill up the sky as a giant ball of fire sinks below the horizon (speaking of the sun, have you seen this awesome Buzzfeed piece on planets? Because space. I digress…). But as I’ve gotten older, I’ve discovered […]

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Kayak Amelia Island

There’s nothing I like better than exploring a new location by the water & one of the easiest & most calming ways to do that is from the seat of a kayak. Amelia Island has a few different kayak rental places, but Kayak Amelia provides some of the most reasonable prices & longest rental times. […]

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Omni Amelia Island Eats

While staying at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort, we were pleasantly surprised to find a number of good dining options right on-property. We ate breakfast every morning,  mostly at the bountiful breakfast buffet, but also once on our balcony with room service; had dinner our first night at Natural Slice, the on-site pizza place/surf […]

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