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Winding the Coastal Scenic Byway of Massachusetts

Winding the Coastal Scenic Byway of Massachusetts

The North Shore area of Massachusetts is a gem in this state, characterized by rocky beaches and harbors, quaint fishing towns, history, and fantastic seafood. I was lucky enough to attend college at Endicott College in Beverly, Ma, located right on the ocean in the North Shore. What I didn’t do while I was there was explore much of the surrounding area. I’m now 6 years out of college and I finally made the trip out to drive the Essex…

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Off the Beaten Path at Cotton Tree Lodge

Off the Beaten Path at Cotton Tree Lodge

Disclaimer: Our stay at Cotton Tree Lodge was complimentary in exchange for an honest review. All photos, thoughts, and opinions are my own! Belize has been popping up on my radar more and more recently as a great place to travel. But the Belize that most people have experienced is the tropical Cayes off the coast of Northern Belize. Southern Belize in contrast is covered in jungles, Mayan ruins, and small villages with self sustaining farm lives. So when the…

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The Bourbon Street, Mardi Gras Survival Guide!

The Bourbon Street, Mardi Gras Survival Guide!

When planning a trip to New Orleans, it is standard that you will probably somehow at some point end up on Bourbon Street. We had specifically planned our trip to catch only the LAST day of the Mardi Gras season, and then having several days to explore New Orleans without the mayhem. I recommend this, but maybe come in one day earlier than we did to catch a couple more of the big parades!

Must-see Waterfalls of the Finger Lakes

Must-see Waterfalls of the Finger Lakes

I had the opportunity to go to the Finger Lakes twice last year and both times I was pleasantly surprised by how scenic the entire area was. Between sprawling lake views, beautiful vineyards, and waterfalls, this region does not disappoint. I’ve compiled a list of can’t-miss scenic spots in The Finger Lakes to help plan your trip!

Strolling the Watkins Glen Gorge

Strolling the Watkins Glen Gorge

January is the perfect time for me to catch up on old blog posts, and for you to start planning your 2019 travels! Last year I had the privileged of exploring the Finger Lake region in Upstate New York TWICE! Both trips were different and each had their own highlights. In Upstate New York, at the southern tip of Lake Seneca, you will find the small town of Watkins Glen, NY. Mostly known for its winding Nascar Speedway, Watkins Glen…

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Queen City: A Day in Charlotte, North Carolina

Queen City: A Day in Charlotte, North Carolina

Stay Wild and Adventure On Charlotte, North Carolina was named after Queen Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, gaining it the nickname of Queen City. Not only in Charlotte named after a royal, but it’s one of the fastest growing cities in America, and for good reason! Our Uber driver that picked us up from the airport told us a whopping 70 families A DAY are moving to the Charlotte area. (Now I don’t know if that’s an accurate fact or not but felt cool…

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Explore Your Own Backyard: A Guide to Local Adventure

Explore Your Own Backyard: A Guide to Local Adventure

Many people, myself included, get caught up thinking that to travel you need to leave the country or go some extravagant new place. When you are stuck with a limited amount of money and vacation days like I am, this isn’t always possible. But have you ever stopped to view the area around you through the eyes of a tourist? I think you’d be surprised what you can find and explore in your own backyard. Don’t knock local adventure until…

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Guide to Exploring Lake Champlain

Guide to Exploring Lake Champlain

If you read my previous blog post about our Brewcation to Burlington, VT, you’ll know that the area is known for the craft beer and awesome foodie spots. But Lake Champlain offers tons to do and see in itself! Lake Champlain is a large freshwater lake that sits on the border of Vermont and New York, but even goes as far North as the Canadian border! I couldn’t possibly touch on all of the things to do in and around…

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Brewcation: A Guide to the Burlington Beer Scene

Brewcation: A Guide to the Burlington Beer Scene

Brewcation (n.) bro͞o – kāSH(ə)n A vacation centered around visiting numerous brew pubs or breweries during a select period of time or in a certain geographic area where beer is brewed and served. Ask any craft beer snob where they can find the best beer, they’ll say New England. And where in New England can you get the best craft beers, AND a beautiful town to explore? Burlington, Vt. My boyfriend and I took a long weekend “Brewcation” to the…

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5 Architecture Destinations to Visit in New England

5 Architecture Destinations to Visit in New England

This post was originally published on Phase Zero Design‘s blog on June 4th, 2018. See the original post here.   When most people think of New England, they think quaint colonial style towns, or Federal-style architecture from the early days of America, but there’s much more to this region than that. From the Bauhaus style architecture of Walter Gropius and Philip Johnson, to the Gilded Age mansions on the Newport coastline, there’s a wide variety to explore. Here are five architecture destinations…

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