Door County, Wisconsin: Much More Than All The Cheese You Can Eat

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With so much to experience in this plucky peninsula of Wisconsin, I barely that time to squeeze in all the highlights. It was such a fun, sunny and delicious trip – my first time in the Midwest, really. I tried to have zero expectations of what I might find there, and was pleasantly surprised around every corner. I’d certainly go back for the lakeside activities, hearty cuisine and thriving creative scene. Let’s get right to it! Door County Highlights Country House Resort Hands down the best place to stay in…

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My Top 5 Perfect Island Properties Worldwide

I think islands are so fascinating. I’ve built a life where I can be as connected as possible, located near a large airport or big city at all times. This proves well for having friends and family across the globe and a career that takes me frequently to new destinations. But funnily enough I find myself going to islands more than anything else, feeling the tight-knit community and island vibe immediately soothes me. Jade Mountain, St. Lucia Most likely you’ve seen shots of this iconic hotel on a travel booking…

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East Coast Florida After Dark: Best Hot Spots

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Florida is the state I visit the most outside my home state of Massachusetts. If I was ever to say I was some sort of American travel connoisseur, it would certainly be about the Sunshine State. There’s great parts and gnarly bits too, but that’s what I love about it. I especially revel in places to explore when everyone leaves the beach and head out for the night to discover the debaucherously delicious and fun. I have some ideas from the obscure to the unmissable in a few of Florida’s…

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Boston’s Best Neighboring Cities

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Places like London and New York are massive, sprawling expanses that are home to millions. While Boston seems to be a much smaller city, it’s in fact surrounded by other ‘cities’ that make up the area as a whole. It can be confusing, as some areas are considered metro neighborhoods but have their own names,. Others are separate cities all together, but have subway stops on the main city lines. Regardless, it’s well worth venturing outside downtown to see the best parts of Boston’s local scene and style. Cambridge Home…

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Following My Parent’s Footsteps: Quebec City, Canada

More than 35 years ago, my parents were married. Being only 22 and 24, hoping to start their lives, they wanted to find somewhere to honeymoon that was exciting, historic and something they could love as a young couple. They chose Quebec City! Even then, there were gorgeous, iconic hotels in Quebec City, as well as a rich culture wave of innovative cuisine. and I hope someday I can follow in their footsteps, as their love of Canada clearly lasted for decades. We ventured all over the place as kids, from…

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Bucket List: Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque, New Mexico

After taking my first hot air balloon ride in Sri Lanka, I am psyched to try some stateside adventures that involve this classic mode of transportation. It was one of the coolest things I’ve ever done. Once the burners turn off, the world goes quiet from up above. There’s nothing else like it. A couple of years ago, Shauna had the pleasure of attending the Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque, New Mexico, with Pure Wander. She brought her whole family and was able to have such an amazing experience. I’m all…

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Three Perfect Destinations: Baltimore, D.C. and Richmond

While living outside the U.S., I’ve fielded tons of questions on how to have the best vacation in America. People all over the world come far and wide to take trips across the U.S., usually hitting the big, iconic hotspots. Many people I meet in London and throughout Europe have been to New York City, Orlando, or even Los Angeles. But the rest of the country is often lost on them. Photo via Flickr by raphael.chekroun I get it. For two decades I’ve road tripped and flown all over the…

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Baltimore, Maryland: More Than Just Charm

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Sports were never my thing. Especially sports that involved dealing with a team and not trying to embarrass myself as I usually ran in the wrong direction after whatever ball we were playing with. But softball and baseball was always something I enjoyed and wasn’t too bad at – mostly due to four years of intramural playing in college. Time Travel to Baltimore When I was in my teens and twenties, my parents loved to bring us kids down to Baltimore, the Charm City. They are both big baseball fans…

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A Winter Escape on Captiva Island, Florida

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Winds threw the ocean around while we tried to have a conversation over the noise. It was the first day of the Sanibel and Captiva Islands trip off the gulf coast of Florida, and I’m being hit with a storm. There’s a riptide advisory against swimming, but it went ignored as my husband (X) was determined to get in the water. We has endured months of freezing London weather, then an additional two snowy weeks in Boston. It was time to vacation no matter what. Growing up, my family often…

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What’s Your WORST Travel Selfie?

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Nothing gives out a bigger vibe of FOMO than those gorgeous travel photos we see all over the internet. We strive to have the perfect angle in front of a sparkling beach, holding an adorable animal or dangling off a cliff over some snow-capped mountains. And when we’re lucky, we get that awesome shot that goes right into our profile picture and shared across every social media outlet. But, there is a secret we all are keeping. Loaded up into our phones and cameras are hundreds of other photos that…

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