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2016 Year in Review

2016. What a year. This year kind of stunk, didn’t it? It feels like the world is a little off kilter these days, so I think it’s important to look back at the things that actually went well this year. Here are some of my (& your!) favorite moments of 2016. Instagram This photo sharing app […]

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Visiting Iceland’s Jökulsárlón Glacier Iceberg Lagoon

The name Iceland is a bit of a misnomer: in the summer, the country is as green as Ireland & while snow covers the top of mountains, there’s very little ice (Greenland, on the other hand…). Perhaps because of this, visitors flock to Iceland’s iceist summer-time ice attraction: the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon. Located along the south coast between […]

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Reader Survey

It has been a while since I’ve done a reader survey, so I thought it would be fun to see what’s on your mind these days. I’ll pick one lucky survey taker to win some cool swag from my friends at Kimpton (seriously, how cool is that wine shirt?) & some other fun prizes. The […]

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5 Reasons I Love Vermont

Within the last six months, I’ve visited Vermont twice, for my first & second time. Here are five reasons why I’m so in love with the Green Mountain State. 1. The Green Mountains Sure, they’re not the craggy, sky high Rocky Mountains in America’s west, but boy are they beautiful. The highest peak, Mt. Mansfield, […]

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Hotel Review: Tempe Mission Palms

I recently was headed to Phoenix again for business, but wanted something a bit different than my usual Hilton Garden Inn. Enter: Destination Hotels (I’m kind of super in love with them) & the Tempe Mission Palms (conveniently located five minutes from where I needed to be). As I pulled up to the valet station, […]

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Vermont Sleigh Ride

While in Vermont, we snuck away one evening for a romantic horse-drawn sleigh ride at the Stowehof Inn. Peter, the concierge at Stowe Mountain Lodge, arranged it for us, followed by an excellent fondue dinner at the Stowehof’s straight-out-of-the-50s-pub. After a little snafu (they didn’t have our reservation, the ride we thought we were going […]

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