Jacksonville – The Perfect Destination for Music Lovers

Disclosure: This post was created in collaboration with InterContinental Hotels Group. As always, all opinions are my own. Florida is many things to many people. Beach people. Food people. Adventure people. But what I didn't realize is that Florida is a great place for music people. In particular, the city of Jacksonville is the perfect destination for music lovers. Jacksonville has a deep pool … [Read more...]

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Everyone in Indianapolis is nice, warm and welcoming. We’re supposed to discourage stereotypes but darn it, sometimes they are so accurate you can’t help but repeat them. When they say people from the Midwest are nice, they aren’t kidding! My first experience was when I had the honor to visit Detroit as a Buick ambassador in early 2015. I fell in love with the innovation and resilience of the … [Read more...]

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Summer is just heating up and that means one thing to me. Lavender. There is nothing quite like walking through a heady field of lavender. As your senses take in the deep piney-floral aroma of the beautiful purple flowers, it's easy for your mind to wander to the south of France. However, you don't have to hop on a plane to Aix-en-Provence to visit a lavender farm, there are hundreds of … [Read more...]

Birding in Box Elder County – Adventures in Birding at Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post brought to you by Box Elder County. As always, all opinions are my own. One of the most surprising things about my year-long road trip in an RV was discovering just how cool birds are. Through our experiences in New Mexico, Florida, Wyoming, and Utah, I was exposed to some magnificent creatures. The morning when I stood at sunrise and listened to the … [Read more...]

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Disclosure: This post was written in partnership with Early Air Way. I asked them to provide a guest post with tips on booking chartered flights because it is something that is becoming increasingly inexpensive, at least in urban areas like the San Francisco Bay Area. Top 6 Tips for Booking a Private Charter Jet If you need to schedule a flight but don't want to get stuck in long lines, deal … [Read more...]

3 Hot Coffee Shops in Washington, DC

Washington DC is brimming with unique, local coffee shops. Having visited many coffee shops throughout DC, I am going to highlight three must see shops next time you visit our nation’s capital. Compass Coffee Located in the Shaw neighborhood of Washington DC, this beautiful building displays the compass logo on the corner of the brick. The cafe is large and well lit with a friendly feel. … [Read more...]

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Photos can help you tell a compelling story. And as a blogger, having the right photos can prove to be extremely crucial in getting your message across to your readers. Travel bloggers in particular need to have great photos to highlight their stories and these 6 useful travel photography tips for beginners (and non-beginners alike) will help you capture what you need to make your content … [Read more...]

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I wanted to go on a vacation where I do all the things I wanted without spending a fortune on everything but enjoying myself. I was tired of spending money on expensive hotels, flights, traveling through the country and not having the money to really take in my vacation space. I chose Mexico to travel to and try to be budget friendly. It was so much easier than I could’ve imagined traveling … [Read more...]

Price of Procrastination

This post is originally published on Hipmunk's Tailwind blog by Kelly Soderlund and Meg Ellis, on March 8, 2017. Let’s face it: procrastination is almost as American as pie. More than one-fourth of us identify as procrastinators, while 20 percent identify themselves as chronic procrastinators, meaning it affects every area and spans every spectrum of their life. But people usually plan … [Read more...]

A San Francisco Weekend for Foodies

Whenever I chat with people about weekend trips, I often hear about trips to Vegas, trips to LA, etc. You people are missing out! A San Francisco weekend chock full of food exploits is the place to be! San Francisco is small but mighty. 7 miles by 7 miles, but packed with great things to eat, drink and do. It is an awesome place to come for the weekend and this post is intended to convince … [Read more...]

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