saying goodbye to summer

It’s hard to believe that summer is coming to a close! In Upstate, NY the weather is already getting colder at night and there’s a slight crisp in the air. I love Fall but I’m not quite ready to say goodbye to summer yet. This summer has truly been one of my favorite summers ever. […]

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travel tips for work trips

I’ve been doing quite a bit of traveling for work lately and have realized one very important thing; traveling for work and traveling for pleasure are entirely different experiences. For those of you that don’t know, I work at an advertising agency in Rochester, NY. One of my main clients is located in the financial […]

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horseback trail riding

This August Phil and I celebrated our two year wedding anniversary! Last summer was a bit of a blur since work was extremely busy so this summer we’ve made sure to prioritize doing fun adventures every chance we get. To properly celebrate this year, Phil surprised me with horseback riding! I’ve been talking about going […]

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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 and the best places for deep dish pizza

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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top stop in milwaukee: villa terrace arts museum

For anyone that follows me on social media, you know that yesterday Phil and I went sky diving for the first time!! It was such an incredible rush – I can’t wait to recap the experience! For this week, I’m recapping our first explorations in Milwaukee. After our few days exploring Chicago, we were heading […]

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vacation planning process 101

The trip planning process is unique for everyone. I absolutely love the planning process however it can be viewed as tedious, confusing, and stressful for new travelers or for people that flat out don’t enjoy planning in general. This weeks post is your one-stop shop for all of your trip planning needs! It All Starts […]

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a visit to the windy city

Just a few weeks ago we headed to the Windy City! We had a wedding in Milwaukee and decided to add on extra days to our trip so we could explore Chicago too. I had never been to Chicago and Phil hadn’t been since he was a kid so we figured this was a great […]

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getting inspired to travel

For anyone that has a hobby or passion like I do, we all know the reality is that we don’t get to do the thing we love all the time. In order for me/my husband to afford the travel that we do, we have to work regular 9-5 jobs like the rest of the functioning […]

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