Hotel Review: Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

We’ve made it an annual tradition to travel somewhere every year for our wedding anniversary. We try to go somewhere we’ve never been before – normally big city trips that result in exhilarating 16 hour days of exploring. We’ve been to Chicago, Seattle, the Blue Ridge Mountains, New York City, Montreal & Toronto. But this year, […]

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Autumn in Chicago

This past weekend, I found myself in the Chicago suburb of Schaumburg, IL for a work conference. As you may know, conferences usually involve endless hours of sitting in windowless hotel ballrooms & by the end of day two, my client (who is also a friend) & I were itching to get out of the […]

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Headed to Florida

I’m so excited to get on a plane today, as B & I will be heading somewhere we’ve never been before. We’re spending a long weekend on Amelia Island, Florida to celebrate our seven year wedding anniversary. Even though I grew up in Tampa (& have repeatedly declared myself a Gulf Coast girl), I’m looking […]

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The Gorge

The first time I visited Watkins Glen State Park, I was immediately struck by how beautiful it was. This canyon in the earth smack in the middle of the town of Watkins Glen, NY. It is, perhaps, the most beautiful & easily accessible state park I’ve ever visited. The two mile Gorge Trail runs past […]

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Travel Apps & Gadgets I’m Loving

I haven’t done a post in a while on my favorite travel apps & gadgets, so I thought I’d share the latest things that I’m obsessing over on every trip. The TravelCard I’ve been needing an external battery pack for my iPhone for a while. I was constantly running out of battery while out at […]

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True Love Sailboat

One of the best ways to enjoy an afternoon in the Finger Lakes in on the lake. You can rent a few kayaks & paddle around (I’d recommend sticking with the calmer, smaller Keuka Lake if you’re heading out on your own), or you can hop on one of the many boat cruises that operate on Canandaigua, Skaneateles, […]

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5 Reasons I Love the Finger Lakes

Are you sick of hearing about the Finger Lakes yet? I can’t help it! I’ve always thought of myself as a beach girl & yet, bam, here I am loving a lake. Here are five reasons why I love this hidden gem in Upstate New York: 1. “Lake attitude” is contagious & unplugging is the norm.  […]

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Finger Lakes Small Towns

One of my favorite things about visiting the Finger Lakes is the small towns. Watkins Glen, with its storied racing history. Corning, the birthplace of American glassblowing. Hammondsport, a less than one stoplight town with a charming town square. Seneca Falls, somehow home to both the women’s suffrage movement & the inspiration behind It’s a Wonderful Life. […]

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