october favorites

As October has now come to a close, I wanted to start a new topic that I’ll be posting each month. At the end of the month I’ll be rounding up my favorite things from that month! It may be things I’ve done, products I’m loving, or shows I’m watching that I think you’d all […]

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tips for making returning from vacation easier

Often when planning a trip the sole focus is on where you’ll stay, what you’ll eat, and what you’ll be doing. Of course, I agree that should be most of the trip planning focus however another important but forgotten element is what will be waiting for you at home when you return! This is something […]

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exploring, pa

At the end of July, we went on a family vacation where we stayed in a cabin-like resort in rural Pennsylvania. There was access to a small lake, a pool, a basketball court, and lawn games which is great when gathering a big group together. We got the entire family together on the first night […]

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chicago explorations

After wrapping up our time in Milwaukee we headed back to Chicago yet again. Part of the reason we went back to Chicago was because getting flights from Rochester to Chicago was much cheaper than flying into a smaller airport like Milwaukee’s. The car rental was only $50 a day and for each drive to […]

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air bnb or hotel?

Traveling has been made so much easier in recent years with ride sharing and home rentals. Access to affordable housing and transportation has certainly made trips possible for me and Phil that otherwise would have been impossible due to budget. These budget-friendly options are completely changing the way we travel! Using Uber and Lyft is […]

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exploring montauk, ny

Since we were on Long Island for (my) first time, I wanted to take full advantage of it! I know Long Island isn’t necessarily viewed as a hot destination but there are some spots on the island that are really popular like the Hamptons and Montauk. Montauk has been on my bucket list for years […]

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PGA in bethpage, ny

For those of you that follow me on social know that last weekend we traveled to Long Island to go to the PGA! For my non-golfing friends that is a golf tournament hosted by the Professional Golf Association. I’ll admit that I’m not a big sports fan and don’t typically follow along with many sports […]

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