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10 Reasons to Visit Ephesus, Turkey

If you follow my blog or social media at all, you know I am a sucker for history. And there’s nothing more historical than ruins! This Faraway Friday, we’re heading to Ephesus and its beautiful neighbor, Izmir, Turkey! 10. The Ephesus Museum Ephesus should certainly be an all-day stop on your list, but this museum… Continue reading 10 Reasons to Visit Ephesus, Turkey

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Caribbean Cruisin’ on St. Thomas and St. John

Originally published in September 2009. For more on this Caribbean cruise trip, check out my Caribbean page! September 21: St. Thomas and St. John! What a beautiful day to spend in a beautiful place! Sara and I got off the boat pretty early and headed out to explore St. Thomas! We quickly decided, however, to take the… Continue reading Caribbean Cruisin’ on St. Thomas and St. John

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What I Ate in Philadelphia

It’s What I Ate Wednesday! And I can hear the cheesesteaks calling my name. A few years ago I had an awesome job that took me to Philly many times over the summer. I worked with a marketing company at a concert venue, so my days were spent exploring historic Philly! Be looking for some… Continue reading What I Ate in Philadelphia

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Solo Travel: Like a Pro

This Travel Tip Tuesday I am sharing my secrets to travel solo like a solo travel pro! I asked for questions on my Facebook and Instagram accounts so I could know what people are worried about, curious about, or just need to know to travel solo for the first time (or the 100th time!). Solo… Continue reading Solo Travel: Like a Pro

Uncategorized · Washington DC

1 Week in DC

Lucky you–you get to spend a whole week in DC! Many people who come to town are only here for a business trip (with little time for sightseeing) or a quick two- or three-day visit after full day of riding in a charter bus (often on an 8th grade trip), but if you’re here for… Continue reading 1 Week in DC

Turkey · Uncategorized

10 Reasons to Visit Cappadocia, Turkey

It’s that day of the week again: Faraway Friday! And this week I’m letting you in on the top 10 reasons you should the enchanting, striking, and ancient region of Cappadocia (also known as Kapadokia). Here are the reasons it simply can’t be missed: 10. Food Traditions Cappadocia is a different world. Its people are… Continue reading 10 Reasons to Visit Cappadocia, Turkey

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Caribbean Cruisin’ on Puerto Rico

  Originally posted in September 2009. That year, I went on a cruise with my best friend Sara–a cruise that was supposed to be my honeymoon! Some friends from church were going and told me about this great deal on a weeklong cruise in the Caribbean for just $500 per person. I had already paid… Continue reading Caribbean Cruisin’ on Puerto Rico

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What I Ate: Iconic Eats

It’s a very special What I Ate Wednesday… It’s my birthday! This year I’m celebrating with some of my favorite and most iconic “eats” around the world. When one thinks of Paris, they think of the Eiffel Tower… and a macaron. When one thinks of England, they think of Big Ben… and fish ‘n chips.… Continue reading What I Ate: Iconic Eats

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Solo Travel: Block Island

It’s Travel Tip Tuesday! I recently set out solo in search of adventure and old world, seaside resort charm, and I found it on beautiful Block Island, Rhode Island. Why is Block Island a great solo travel destination? Here’s the shake-down on Solo Travel on Block Island! Why Block Island?  It’s cute! My husband Steve’s… Continue reading Solo Travel: Block Island

Uncategorized · Virginia · Washington DC

3 Days in DC

Whether it’s a weekend getaway, a whirl-wind trip to visit friends in the area, or a quick trip because you found a deal on a flight, you can see a lot of DC in just three days! You want to see the monuments, the documents, the museums! You want to eat the food and catch a… Continue reading 3 Days in DC