Posts in TRAVEL
Timeless Train Travel Across Great Britain: My Journey on Belmond's British Pullman

I love seeking out unique travel experiences and this past year I’ve had my eyes on your not-so-typical train journeys. I had never given train travel much thought, but with it being Greg’s favorite way to get around Europe, I was curious what was out there in terms of luxury overnight sleeper cars - a way to take his preferred mode of transportation and turn it into the destination itself. After a little research I was instantly on-board with the idea…

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What To Do in Northwestern Montana in the Summer

If you've followed me for a little while you know that I grew up in Montana and it's my absolute favorite place to be, especially in the summer months when the days are long and the breathtaking scenery is at its peak. Because of my roots and love for Big Sky Country, I am frequently asked for suggestions on where to go and what to do in Montana. With over 147,000 square miles to explore, it can be tough to know where to start, so I'm focusing in on my favorite region…

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5 Tips for Planning Last Minute Trips

Whether it's because you desperately need to hit refresh or a few days in your busy schedule suddenly open up, there may come a time when you get to plan a vacation but are put under the wire to book it. Since the last thing you need is to stress about the cure for your stress, here are a few tips which I’ve picked up along the way that I hope help you plan your next last minute trip…

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The Streets You Shouldn't Miss While Visiting Charleston

I love being able to check new places off my bucket list and that's exactly what I did back in April when Greg and I met up with his parents to visit the oh so charming Southern city of Charleston, South Carolina. Horse-drawn carriages leisurely make their way down picture-perfect cobblestone streets, where colorful antebellum homes and Spanish moss adorned oaks are the rule rather than the exception. Though relatively small in size, Charleston offers…

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Why Lake Como Should Be On Your Italy Itinerary

Rome. Florence. Venice. These cities are on every tourist's must-see list while in Italy. But wander past these famed locales and you'll find pleasure in the country's less-frequented spots, some of the best being in the unsung north where rugged peaks, grand villas and glittering lakes take center stage. In the foothills of the Alps on the border of Switzerland lies Lake Como, a picture-perfect paradise known as a home-away-from-home for the rich and famous. But don't let that steer you away…

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The Gardens of Villa Cimbrone

Every time we travel, we have certain expectations for how the trip will play out, things we want to see. Luckily, there are usually also a few wonderful surprises that we could have never expected to stumble on. One of the best surprises during our stay in the Amalfi Coast was when we decided to venture past Positano and visit its neighboring towns to the south. What started as a taxi ride to..

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The Chic Traveler's Guide to Positano

I've been looking forward to writing this post since the moment I said goodbye to the Amalfi Coast a few weeks ago. Its allure is irresistible— spectacular beaches, gorgeous weather, towering cliffs, charming villages, lush gardens - the list can go on and on. While this entire region of Southern Italy is amazing, the picture-perfect town of Positano may be the crown jewel. A staircase of colorful homes tumbling down to the sea, this once sleepy village has become a haven of chic hotels, fine dining and…

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Summer Reflections: Flathead Lake, MT

September is right around the corner and school is back in session, so does that mean we’re in fall mode? I don’t want summer to leave! Trying to savor the last bit of the long evenings, backyard bbqs and warm weather clothes as long as possible. Yet as wonderful as all those things are, my true summer love is time spent near the water, and my heart belongs to Flathead Lake in northwestern Montana. I’ve talked a little about…

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Horseback Riding in Glacier National Park

I'm a Montana girl and there's nothing better to me than summertime in my home state. For me, no visit is complete without spending time in the "Crown of the Continent", Glacier National Park, and since I've been more times than I can count, this year I decided to see the park from a new vantage point... on horseback! Prior to my trip in July, I had been…

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12 Hours in Newport, RI

A handful of years ago when I was living in New York City, my mom came to visit and we went on a road trip up through New England. I have such fond memories of that week exploring quaint seaside towns, taking in the beautiful coastline and stopping at what felt like every Dunkin Donuts along I-95 for iced coffee and a box of Munchkins. Aside from quality time with her, the highlight of that trip was experiencing Newport for the first time, and I knew I'd make it a priority to one day return. During our trip to Rhode Island over Memorial Day Weekend, Greg and I…

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24 Hours in Chattanooga, TN

I thrive on a frequent change of scenery and while it's been nice to be home the past month, I was getting antsy for an adventure! With the goal of staying close to home yet visiting someplace new, Greg and I hit the road and drove two hours southeast to Chattanooga. This vibrant town on the Tennessee River, with a beautiful backdrop of the Appalachian Mountains, was the perfect solution for a 24-hour trip. Like most of my travels, the thing that sold me on…

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5 Favorite Travel Apps

I travel frequently and love having good resources for advice and recommendations, both while planning and during my trips. If you're going to travel, why not travel smarter? The right apps can be great tools for discovering hidden gems, experiencing a city like the locals, or providing tips for travel ease, but with the overwhelming amount to choose from, it can be intimidating and confusing to find…

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Sailing in Barbados

Over Thanksgiving we packed our swimsuits and sandals and headed south to the Caribbean. Greg and I started the trip by taking a few days just the two of us to celebrate our one year wedding anniversary on the beautiful island of St. Lucia (more here and here) and then island hopped over to Barbados to spend the holiday with family. It was our second Thanksgiving in a row in the Caribbean, as the year before we were…

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Golden Hour: Sunsets in St. Lucia

If there's one thing I know I'll never forget about St. Lucia, it's the sunsets. Nestled between the dramatic twin Pitons with incredible views of the Caribbean Sea, Sugar Beach makes for the perfect spot to watch the sun dip below the horizon. We celebrated our one year wedding anniversary with a stay at the Viceroy Resort (more about our visit here) and our days of fun in the sun ended in quiet moments of gratitude and reflection on the past year.  Each night was equally…

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Hotel Spotlight: Sugar Beach Resort

Every once in a while you visit a resort or location that's so magical and unforgettable you know it's a destination you'll make a point to return to one day. For me, Sugar Beach Resort on the beautiful island of St. Lucia is one of those places. This past November Greg and I celebrated our one year wedding anniversary, and leading up to the milestone we knew we wanted to do something special. With Thanksgiving just a few days later and plans to spend the holiday in Barbados, we decided to head to…

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