Planes, Photography, & Grandpa

Who’s the most influential person in your life? If you asked me this age-old question, I wouldn’t hesitate to answer: My grandpa. Though he passed away in 2006 – when I was twenty-two – his impact on my life hasn’t faded. If anything, it’s grown stronger!     I could easily write a book on what I …

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The Florida Beach Finder

I don’t know about you, but I’m always torn between old standbys and trying something new. Whether ordering dinner at a restaurant or deciding where to travel, the struggle IS real. It’s especially real when it comes to my beach time. Here in Florida, we’re never more than 60 miles from the shore, and I’m …

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Top 3 Must-See Views in Barcelona

Whether you prefer #travelTuesday or #Tuesdayviewsday, today’s post is for you. As I’ve mentioned in past posts, I visited Barcelona back in May. It marked my fifth excursion to Europe, second solo international trip, and first time in Spain. To be honest, though, BCN wasn’t even a high priority destination for me until maybe March …

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A Beach Bum’s Guide to Florida’s Gulf Coast Beaches

I broke up with winter in January 2014. It was a toxic relationship that should have ended long before that – but better late than never! Moving from Michigan to someplace warm was a dream I’d had since oh, about the age of four. That’s when palm trees and beach scenes became a recurring theme …

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Is Solo Travel for You? Take My 7 Question Quiz

How could you travel to a foreign country by yourself??!! It’s a question I hear a LOT. And, I’m not surprised. Intimidation definitely deters many from solo travel – especially international solo travel! Even seasoned travelers aren't exempt. Preference also plays a major role here. You may have no desire to travel solo, and that’s …

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