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Carnival Sunshine ~ The Foodie Cruise in the Caribbean!

January 28, 2016
Review of the ship, ports, excursions, food, and restaurants aboard the Carnival Sunshine Caribbean Cruise.

Last fall I had the opportunity to go on an 8-day Caribbean cruise on the Carnival Sunshine. The ship was fun and super family-friendly, the ports we stopped at were gorgeous, and the food was amazing! Most cruises are better known for their quantity of food rather than quality, which is why I was super surprised to […]

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{Weekend Getaway} St. George, Utah

January 21, 2016
St. George, Utah. Home to GORGEOUS red rock mountains, fabulous food, and nightlife. The perfect spot for a weekend getaway!

Last fall I met up with some of my favorite girlfriends for a fun weekend getaway in Las Vegas. After four fabulous days in the city, I was so excited to extend my trip a few extra days to hang out with my awesome friend Shawn and explore her gorgeous town of St. George, Utah. […]

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Birthday Weekend in NYC

January 18, 2016
10 Fun Things You HAVE to Eat in NYC!!!

This year for my birthday three of my most favorite friends met me for an unforgettable weekend in New York City. I had so much fun spending this special birthday in such a fun place with such amazing friends! We spent the weekend running all over the city hunting for the best, craziest, most decadent food NYC […]

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Chicago Fun!

January 8, 2016
Best Things to Eat, See, & Do in Chicago! Tips & Tricks for the perfect Girls Weekend Getaway.

Back in November I met up with three of my favorite foodie friends for a fun girl’s weekend in Chicago. This was the weekend of the big BlogHer Food conference, where once a year tons of food bloggers gather together to meet, network, and learn from one another. I’ve been attending for the past 5 […]

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Christmas at the Beach

January 4, 2016
Pet-friendly dog beach and condo rentals on the Florida Panhandle! Pristine white-sand beaches with crystal-clear turquoise water. Perfect for the whole family!

This year Kevin and I spent Christmas at the beach in Cape San Blas, Florida. Cape San Blas is quickly becoming one of our favorite hidden vacation spots. We spent an amazing week there a few summers ago, and when we were deciding where to spend Christmas this year, Cape San Blas was at the top […]

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Where to Stay in Paris

December 30, 2015
Where to Stay in Paris -- Guide to the best (and safest) apartment rentals in Paris.

The first time Kevin and I went to Paris, we didn’t have the greatest hotel experience. The second time, when I went with my friends, we had an AMAZING experience! We stayed in a Girls Guide to Paris apartment. We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect place to stay.   2 bed / 2 bath […]

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The BEST Thing I Ate in Paris!!

December 28, 2015
Where to Eat in Paris, France -- Where to find the BEST food in Paris -- the best restaurants, cafes, and bakery suggestions for every meal of the day!

This last time I was in Paris I had some of the BEST food of my entire life. Seriously, every meal went straight to the top of my Best Thing I Ever Ate list. Usually on these trips I’m lucky to come away with one meal that leaves me raving and unable to stop thinking […]

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Paris in the Fall

December 10, 2015
Explore the best neighborhoods in Paris and see all the iconic landmarks with these FREE Paris Walking Tours Maps!

Last week I shared a few of my favorite things to do in Paris — famous sites and landmarks to see, favorite neighborhoods to explore, and our free photography walking tours. Today I want to share a few more of our favorite things we did while we were in Paris this fall — from tours to cooking classes […]

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To Paris, With Love

November 30, 2015
Explore the best neighborhoods in Paris and see all the iconic landmarks with these FREE Paris Walking Tours Maps!

This fall I was lucky enough to spend 8 beautiful days in the City of Lights with three of my favorite friends. We sat in cafes under brilliant blue October skies. We laughed harder than I’ve ever laughed before. We Instagrammed pictures of our food and each other. Lauren, Stephanie, Sommer, Amanda We were there just over a month […]

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Breathtaking Bali

November 17, 2015
Tegallalang Rice Terrace, Ubud, Bali {Where to find & Tips for Visiting}

After two blissful weeks exploring the exotic island of Bali, our tropical adventure was coming to a close. On my last day in Indonesia, I had one more item on my Bali bucket list that I wanted to check off… The breathtaking Tegallalang Rice Terraces. These famed cliffs of lush, sprawling rice terraces are located in the Tegallalang […]

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Wild Monkeys of Bali

November 12, 2015
Alila Ubud ~ a gorgeous, secluded resort in Ubud, Bali.

After a quick adventure in East Bali, Barbara and I arrived at Alila Ubud, a secluded resort on the outskirts of Ubud, Bali. Ubud is located in the center of Bali, deep in the mountains, surrounded by stunning rice terraces, Hindu temples, rushing rivers, deep canyons, jungles of palm tree forests, and looming volcanoes visible […]

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East Bali Cuisine

November 5, 2015
Indonesian Cuisine ~ Where to find the best food in Bali!

Last month someone asked me what was the strangest thing I’ve ever eaten in all my travels. Without a doubt it was something I had in Bali! When Barbara and I were in East Bali, we had some unique and exotic dining experiences. One of my favorites was at a strawberry farm in Bedugul. This mountainous […]

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Temples & Trekking in East Bali

November 3, 2015
Trekking through rice fields and discovering ancient temples in East Bali.

After a week of traveling around Bali, my friend Barbara from Barbara Bakes joined me for the second half of my adventure exploring this breathtaking tropical island. We made our way to East Bali and stayed at the secluded seaside Alila Manggis resort. East Bali is the quiet side of Bali, blissfully away from the crowds, and it’s here you’ll […]

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Where to Eat in Bali!

October 29, 2015
Amazing food in Bali! Where to find the best food in Bali.

Back in August, I got to spend 2  amazing weeks in Bali with some friends. We stayed in several different areas all over the island. One of our favorite places was Jimbaran Bay, near Denpasar (very close to the airport). Last week I shared our favorite things we did in this area, and also the […]

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A Private Villa in Bali…

October 26, 2015
Jamahal Private Resort & Spa was our FAVORITE place we stayed in Bali!!! Quiet, secluded, perfect for honeymoons or a romantic getaway. Fabulous food and unbeatable service. If you only only go one place in Bali, make sure it is here!!!

When Julie and I were on the west coast of Bali, we stayed at the Jamahal Private Resort & Spa. This is one of my favorite places I have ever stayed, so I definitely wanted to let you guys know about them. The rooms were beautiful and luxurious, the resort was secluded and private, and the […]

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The Water Temple {Bali}

October 19, 2015
The Water Temple, Luwak Coffee, and Jimbaran Bay. Top things you CAN'T MISS in Denpasar, Bali!!

On the fourth day of our adventure exploring Bali, Julie and I made our way to Jimbaran Bay, near Denpasar, located on the west coast of Bali. This is a great area on the island, so I wanted to share some of our favorite things we did here in case you ever find yourself in Bali, or are […]

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Elephant Safari in Bali

October 5, 2015
Feed, bathe, and experience the rescued elephants of the Elephant Safari Park Lodge in Ubud, Bali.

After our first few days on the coast, Julie and I made our way deep into the topical forests of Bali, to an elephant sanctuary in Ubud. This was such an amazing and unique experience. I will never forget our time here. For two days we got to feed, bathe, and interact with these incredibly smart, […]

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Escape to Bali {Sanur Beach}

October 1, 2015
Escape to the quiet side of Bali... Sanur Beach has the longest uninterrupted stretch of white sand beaches for walking and swimming.

When I started telling friends, family, and fellow travelers that I was headed to Australia, especially Western Australia, many of them asked if I was planning on going to Bali afterwards. “Hands down, Bali is my FAVORITE place I’ve ever been!!” they all said emphatically. And, “It’s a super short flight from Perth!” I heard it […]

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This Is What Australian Food Looks Like {Perth}

September 21, 2015
Perth has AMAZING food!! This is what Australian food looks like!

After an amazing week exploring the secluded beaches and undisturbed outback of Western Australia, I had a few days to spend in the lively, bustling city of Perth, Australia’s sunniest capital. Perth is a happening city — home to beautiful beaches, lush, green parks, culture and nightlife, trendy boutiques and restaurants galore. I really had […]

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Four Seasons Las Vegas Girls Weekend

September 15, 2015
Girls Weekend Getaway in VEGAS at the Four Seasons Hotel!

Hi friends! I’m interrupting the Australia posts super quick today to share my recent trip to Las Vegas with you. I’ll be back next week with more from Australia! Top Row: Lauren, Shawn, Shelly and ME.  Bottom Row: Kristan, Angie, Stephanie and Jenny. I am so grateful to have a great group of girlfriends from all […]

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