How to Plan a Trip and Still Be Spontaneous

I am a planner. Don't get me wrong. I absolutely love the spontaneous moments of life! It’s just that the planning comes naturally. It’s instinctual. So, you better believe I plan for trips – especially those international ones! I go all travel agent and even put together a full itinerary by day. BUT, before you …

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How to Spend a Rainy Day in St. Augustine

Ya know how I’m always saying there’s sooooo much of Florida I’ve yet to explore? Here’s another case in point. I just visited Jacksonville and St. Augustine for the first time this past weekend – after three years and nine months of living in the Sunshine State! My friend Kelly recently moved to Jacksonville and …

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Tips to Avoid Looking Like a Tourist When You Travel

Did you know that yesterday was World Tourism Day? I didn't… till Twitter told me. Those trending hashtags always keep me in the know! Sooooo, in honor of #worldtourismday (better late than never, eh?), I thought I’d write a quick post on how NOT to be a tourist – just to challenge the norm. When …

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4 Reasons Why Siesta Key Beach is the #1 Beach in America

Once again, Sarasota's Siesta Beach claims top billing as the #1 beach in America – so say Dr. Beach and TripAdvisor users via the Travelers' Choice Awards. As a certified beach bum living just 14 miles from Siesta, I feel justified in giving my honest and humble opinion of this ranking. Is Siesta my favorite beach? Truthfully, no …

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Solo Female Travel in Barcelona: Day 1

I thought crossing #1 off my bucket list would appease my wanderlust for at least a little while. It certainly wasn’t wishful thinking; I just assumed it would. But, boy was I wrong! Less than two months after returning from Paris, I booked another solo European adventure – this time to Barcelona. Now, lest you …

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Wanderlust Wednesday: Travel Tips

Happy #wanderlustWednesday, fellow wanderlusters! Today, I thought I'd share a handful of my favorite travel tips. Technically, they're trip planning resources, but I'm tipping you off on how terrific they are. So that makes them tips. Right?   Trip Advisor If you haven't yet utilized this user-generated review site, download the app. NOW. It's a must for researching …

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