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20 Trips to Take in Your 20s

Since I recently entered my 30s, I’ve been reflecting on the person I’ve become–what I love about myself, what I wish I’d done before now, what I can improve, why I am the way I am, etc. And I realized on a recent trip to Bali that travel is not only my favorite hobby, it… Continue reading 20 Trips to Take in Your 20s

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Last Day in Freeport

Originally published on 10 January 2008. This Throwback post is part of a series of e-mails from my graduation trip to the Bahamas with my friend Terri! Our last day in the Bahamas was so much fun! Terri and I decided to explore a little of the downtown area and see where the people who actually live… Continue reading Last Day in Freeport

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5 Reasons Montreal is Your Next Weekender

This Faraway Friday is actually not so far away. Sometimes you need to getaway, but you just don’t have enough time for a long vacation. That’s where a Weekender comes in! Here are 5 reasons Montreal is an excellent option for an exotic trip that’s not too far from home! 1. It’s a short flight… Continue reading 5 Reasons Montreal is Your Next Weekender

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Top 10: Romantic Montreal

Happy Valentine’s Day! This Travel Tip Tuesday is all about romance and love. My sweet husband whisked me away for a romantic weekend in snowy Montreal, Canada! Here are our recommendations for the top 10 romantic sites and activities in romantic Montreal! 10. Breakfast at a Cafe Nothing kicks off a romantic weekend like a beautiful… Continue reading Top 10: Romantic Montreal

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First Glimpse of Tokyo

Originally published on 6 June 2006. This post is part of a series of “e-mails to home” that I wrote during my first ever solo summer abroad living and working in Japan! Hello to all! I have officially conquered Tokyo with the help of Mrs. Fujita and her amazing family. I hopped the morning train (6:48am) from… Continue reading First Glimpse of Tokyo

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Mermaids and More

Originally published on 7 December 2012. Ready to meet some mermaids? After church Michael and I embarked on a wonderful undersea adventure: Weeki Wachee Springs State Park! This is something to get excited about, folks… Mermaids swim here! Weeki Wachee Springs is a beautiful, clear, freshwater spring where wildlife such as manatees, sea turtles, otters, sea… Continue reading Mermaids and More

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The Beauty of a Weekender

It’s Motivation Monday! Today I’m letting you in on some of the reasons why weekend trips are so awesome. Steve and I frequently take quick trips to places we’ve never been, and inevitably we get looks of shock and the exclamation, “But that’s not enough time to really know a city!” Or the ever-popular, “But why… Continue reading The Beauty of a Weekender

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Disneyland: Happiest Place on Earth?

Have you been to Disneyland? Did you find it to be the “happiest place on Earth?” Well, my husband Steve and I just completed our first ever trip there for the weekend, and I was determined to find out why—and if—this really could be the happiest place on Earth! Here are my top 10 reasons… Continue reading Disneyland: Happiest Place on Earth?

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Seoul Mates

Originally published 20 February 2016. Happy Valentine’s Day! OK, so it’s a little late by now, but we spent our Valentine’s Day in Seoul! Fun fact: In South Korea, Valentine’s Day is all about the boys! Yes indeed, ladies first… the girls buy gifts for the their boyfriends or significant others that day. But never… Continue reading Seoul Mates

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The Belvedere

Originally published on 16 October 2015. Saturday morning dawned early for the O’Haleks! Not necessarily for the Viennese, but certainly for us. But a little jet lag is nothing that a brisk run can’t fix! Steve (very) graciously runs with me when we travel, which I love, but that means he has to run a… Continue reading The Belvedere