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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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Notes from a honeymoon

We’re back from a wonderful honeymoon to the islands of Saint Lucia and Dominica! As David quipped: “So far every day of marriage has felt like a tropical paradise.” Ha! Putting that to the test now that we’ve been reunited with our pug on the eve of...
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One thing to help with the winter blues

Scandinavia is infamous for its long, dark winters and famed for its happy people , and it's no doubt that those two things can be (partially) explained by its sauna culture. Saunas are viewed as necessities, not luxuries: they help with physical and...
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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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Exciting news: we’re married!

Surprise! We slipped away yesterday to get married in front of our parents and our very best friends at the courthouse. Our ceremony was simple and sweet, and we then had a lovely luncheon at Tiny's and popped a bottle of champagne on our balcony at...
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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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Of the moment // 2.24.17

One of the reasons why I blog is simply to have the space to write: getting things “on paper” helps me to process my feelings and organize my thoughts. I also love having a record of my life over the past few years: a place that holds all of my...
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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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