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How Mardi Gras Floats Come to Life

How Mardi Gras Floats Come to Life

You might be surprised to know that Mardi Gras lasts much longer than the 5-day New Orleans grand event. For some, Mardi Gras lasts all year long, especially those responsible for building the vibrant, iconic floats for the parades. The magic happens at Mardi Gras […]

Pittsburgh Strip District

Pittsburgh Strip District

As many of you know, our empty nest adventure included a recent move to Pittsburgh. And with this change came the desire for an urban lifestyle (a desire driven by my husband’s detest of trafficky commutes). We settled in an adorable little loft in the Pittsburgh Strip […]

4 tips for navigating hotel reviews

4 tips for navigating hotel reviews

  I tend to go overboard when picking a hotel and I get sucked into spending hours upon hours reading hotel reviews on different sites. All it takes is to make one bad hotel decision. Remember when the group from the UK arrived at The […]

7 ways to save for that dream vacation

7 ways to save for that dream vacation

One of the ways I keep my life in balance is by making a point to travel somewhere exciting at least once a year. Doing research on a destination and trip planning gives me something to look forward to and keeps me motivated for weeks. […]

The Transformed Omni Amelia Island Plantation

The Transformed Omni Amelia Island Plantation

  I recently revisited the Omni Amelia Island Plantation which was my family’s favorite destination for many years (back when it was Amelia Island Plantation). Even though it was close to home, we couldn’t resist the beautiful white sand beaches of Amelia Island and all […]

St. Augustine’s Chef Aaron Chavarria

Have you ever been asked, “If you weren’t in the career you’re in now, what would you be doing?” My answer has always been the same, “I would be a chef.” If there’s anyone I love spending the afternoon with, it’s a chef. So when […]



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