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Lake Powell was our last big hoorah to end the summer off with! With only a few weeks left of the warm weather, it was a much needed trip.
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Lake Powell Trip

Jacob and I just came back from a three day trip to Lake Powell with his family. With only a few weeks left of summer to enjoy (so sad!) this was certainly a good last trip before the fall weather hits! I am seriously in “awe” of how beautiful this little desert oasis was. I’ve had so many friends talk about Lake Powell and how…

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Packing for a trip can often be overwhelming. This list will help you make sure you don't forget any of the wardrobe essentials for your next adventure.
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Top 10 Travel Wardrobe Essentials

Whether you are traveling abroad, or simply exploring your own country, there are a few wardrobe essentials that I recommend you never leave home without. I'll admit, one of the hardest parts about packing is deciding what outfits to bring. You have to consider climate, culture, comfort, etc. I know many people who really only need four outfits for a trip, yet they end up…

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Don't support unethical animal tourism. Instead meet elephants up close and personal, and back ethical elephant tourism at the Phang Nga Elephant Park.
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Ethical Elephant Tourism in Thailand

For as long as I can remember, riding an elephant is something I’ve wanted to do. After all, who doesn’t want a photo on top of a beautiful elephant?! When Jacob and I started planning our trip to Southeast Asia, I knew this would be the perfect opportunity for us to ride one of these magnificent creatures! I’ll admit, at first I thought nothing of elephant rides or…

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10 Days of Travel with a Backpack

While I was packing for my recent trip to Southeast Asia (you can check out pictures from my travels here!), I decided it would be fun to teach you how to live out of a backpack for 10 days. For many years, I thought the only way to travel was out of a suitcase, until I went on my first trip to Europe. Since we were…

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In order to enjoy everything that this French city has to offer, you need to visit these must-see attractions in Paris on your next visit.
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Top 10 Must-See Attractions in Paris

Ahhh, Paris. Known for its wide assortment of pastries, crepes and beautiful art, the city has much to offer to tourists and locals alike. While I feel like the “City of Love” doesn’t quite live up to the romantic expectations set in the movies, it does have a number of redeeming features that make it an amazing place to visit. On your next trip to the French city,…

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Learn the true art of Italian cooking by taking a cooking class in the heart of Florence. The Florencetown Cooking Class is the perfect option!
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Florencetown Cooking Class & Market Tour Review

I don’t know about you, but when I think of Italy, I think of food. Marghertia pizza, homemade pasta, tiramisu, you name it! The two just kind of go together. Exactly the same way as how peanut butter and jelly, salt and pepper, and gravy and mashed potatoes—well, you get the gist—go together. When Jacob and I went on our trip to Italy this past year,…

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Juliana's Pizza is a must try pizza joint in New York City. Near the Brooklyn Bridge, the restaurant has a wide assortment of pizzas and pasta.
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Eating in New York: Juliana’s Pizza

When it comes to travel, I am all about the food. Crepes, cannoli, pasta, you name it! I’m always researching the best restaurants and foods to try months before each of my trips. Of course my must try for New York included street hot dogs, cheesecake and thin crust pizza! I’m getting hungry just thinking about the Big Apple’s delicious variety of food! Juliana’s Pizza was…

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Shake Shack is a classic burger joint and one that you cannot pass up! The food is so good!
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Eating in New York: Shake Shack

When I was in New York this past summer, one of my favorite places to eat was Shake Shack. I had it for the first time on my way to Central Park and it was instant love! Honestly, that thick, juicy burger was seriously one of the best hamburgers I have ever had. I went back to the restaurant two more times during my visit…

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The Empire State Building has incredible views of New York City. A must for any trip to the Big Apple.
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Visiting New York City: Empire State Building

Goodness gracious, did May fly by for anyone else? I sure kept myself busy last month! Not only did I have the wonderful opportunity to attend the first year of the Everything Food Conference in Salt Lake City (if you are a food blogger, I highly recommend attending this conference next year), but I also, recently returned from my trip to New York City. (This…

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