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Vacation

via I’m apparently always in doubt, because I’d always rather be on vacation. I’m headed to the Bahamas with my family this morning and am going to try my hardest to disconnect for an entire week (I honestly don’t know the last time I’ve done that — or if I’ve ever done that — so it’s going to be a…

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Chicago is My Kind of Town

Given that I’m from Chicago, you could probably guess that it’s one of my very favorite places in the world. I get goosebumps every time I fly in and see the lake and that skyline and museums and ball fields. But after 30 years of winters and wind chills, it didn’t take long to become spoiled by Austin’s gloriously mild…

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Take me to Tulum

I think it’s time to go back to Tulum because I am majorly into this embroidered maxi dress from eShakti and it’s just the kind of dress you pack for a week at the beach. Imagine imagine laying under a cabana, cold margarita in hand, enjoying the sound of the crashing waves and a good book. Who’s ready to go?…

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Calm Skies

I didn’t fly for the first time until I was 22 years old and took a weekend trip to Las Vegas with my roommates right before we graduated college. After that, I flew every now and again for work trips and vacations, each time getting more and more anxious as takeoff neared. I’ve tried magazines and deep breathing and talking…

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24 Hours at Hotel Havana

Just one more post about my birthday and I’m done (till next year). Pinkie swear. A few weeks ago, I decided I needed to get out of town to celebrate my birthday so I put a call out to see if anyone was up for a road-trip. Cathy was brave enough to accept and we proceeded to wing a weekend…

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NYC Graham Crackers

Edit 3/24/14: Congrats to our winner, Lisa Hall! Thank you to Wholesome Sweeteners for sponsoring this post. Keep reading for a great giveaway! I took a quick trip to New York City in January for a conference and, as an added perk, got to spend some time with my sister. While I was in town, we had a wonderful lunch…

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Christmas in the Bahamas

Psst. Affiliate links are used in this post. Christmas in the Bahamas. I highly recommend it. We stayed at The Cove at Atlantis (18+ only pool, holla!), and while it wasn’t super Christmas-y, my mom packed homemade cookies, we exchanged (unwrapped) presents, and there were a few decorations throughout the casino for photo opps. After lugging seven books to Mexico,…

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On holiday.

Me in my natural habitat — on the beach with a book. Picture taken on our last family trip to the Bahamas almost 10 years ago! One of the perks of having a small family that hates the cold is that everyone’s always up for traveling somewhere warm for Christmas. So if you need me, I’ll be on holiday in…

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Vacation and Room Service

There are two things you should know about me. 1.) I live for vacation and 2.) I love room service like whoa. You can check my about page — those two things are so important to who I am that they’re on the short list of things I need people to know about me. Especially the room service. Tulum, Austin,…

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Vacation Reads

Psst. Affiliate links are used in this post. I know I totally over-grammed my Thanksgiving trip to Tulum (#sorrynotsorry #makingmemories) so I won’t make you suffer through a full recap, but I do want to talk about vacation reads! The best part of vacation is being able to plop yourself down on a beach chair for a week with a…

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