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Palm trees in San Diego

Our upcoming travel plans

Now that we're getting settled into life in San Diego, I've started thinking about my favorite thing: where to travel next! I honestly would have already booked a million trips by now, but David requested that we take some time to get settled into...
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Notes on following your dream

There's something that's been bothering me lately: this concept where a life in which you travel is inherently better than one in which you don't. It goes without saying that I love to travel and that I find it incredibly valuable in a multitude...
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One thing about deciding where to stay in a new city

Whenever people visit New York City, I always ask where they're staying--and whenever the answer is Midtown or Times Square, I always cringe on the inside. Sure, there are tons of hotels and a bunch of the main "touristy" spots in the city (Grand...
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Seven years of daring to dream

Seven years ago today, I published the very first post on this blog. Since then, I've written more than a thousand blog posts--about places I've been and what I'm reading and all of the twenty-something-in-the-city feelings. I started my very first...
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One thing to ask when you’re afraid

One of the things that I find really helpful when I'm feeling nervous about something (whether it's big or small) is to ask myself one question: "What's the worst that can happen?"  in traveling and life, we often overestimate the risks or worry...
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The best list of beach reads, V3

It's no secret by now that I love to read, and I read often. That said, I'm not much for the reading challenges that seem to be all the rage these days or setting goals around the number of books I want to read. I'd say I average about a book a week,...
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Notes on my pre-airplane routine

Although I'm certainly not a full-time traveler, travel is still (obviously) a big part of my life. I average about 30 flights a year, mostly for pleasure but a few for business. I almost always fly out of JFK, and fly JetBlue 75% of the time and...
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How to: be more productive

My productivity is probably the most remarked upon trait by my boyfriend and friends. One of my favorite quotes by my best friend about me? "I get tired just thinking about being you." My boyfriend and several other friends wholeheartedly agreed,...
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One thing that’s worth reading

One book that I recommend purchasing for your nightstand: Gift from the Sea. Although it was written in the mid 1950's by Anne Morrow Lindbergh (wife of famed aviator Charles), so much of it still resonates today--especially as a woman who strives to...
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Six tips for a Spa Castle adventure

I've been intrigued by Spa Castle for a long time: it's a Korean spa complex with a bit of a mixed reputation. I love relaxing in saunas and steam rooms and spas, and it's pretty rare to find a spa experience like that in New York City. So my...
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