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Always Wander (Part II)

It’s that time again! Time for another mega trip and this time we flew off to discover Italy. After landing in Venice, Italy and much confusion, we found our water taxi to our hotel. Although the trip began a little rocky with our “taxi driver” not showing, we realized that we didn’t need the  taxi driver at all. They call them taxi drivers, but it is simply someone who walks you to the port for the water taxis, so we...

What’s in My Travel Bag

In just a week, I head off for the ultimate Italian vacation! I am visiting Venice, Rome, Positano and Sorrento. All the sightseeing, walking, and, of course, eating tons of pasta, means having some of my beauty and health essentials on hand. Here is my list of products that will keep me on-the-go in Italy. Ciao! Sanitas Moisture Mist One refreshing spray of Sanitas Moisture Mist enhances the absorption and spreadability of serums and moisturizers. A collagen cofactor complex, combined...

Five “Must Visits” when Visiting Raleigh, NC

As a newbie to living in Raleigh, NC, I quickly started to explore the area to find things that any visitor would love to do. Here is my short list of “must visits” when enjoying Raleigh: William B. Umstead State Park This park has hiking and multi-use trails that start on both sides of the park and surround three manmade lakes. The largest lake is Big Lake, which has canoe and rowboat rentals. There are also picnic grounds, shelters with fireplaces...

Weekend in Atlanta

Being able to driving to other states and amazing cities is one of the many advantages of living in the south. Tyler had a class in Atlanta for his physical therapy license, which meant a quick weekend trip to Georgia, a state I had never been. We checked into the only boutique hotel in downtown Atlanta, The Ellis Hotel. Although the room was a bit small (And I don’t know if I would classify it as luxury), it was a...

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Monday: Mandarin Oriental, Washington DC Pampers Pets in Celebration of the “Year of the Earth Dog” To celebrate the Chinese Lunar Year of the Earth Dog, Mandarin Oriental, Washington DC  is treating four legged guests to an exclusive luxury experience. All year, dog lovers and their pets can indulge in luxury surroundings and specialized amenities during their stay. Pets x MO honors the special bond between pet and owner and the impact they have on our lives. Guests traveling with their furry companions...

Weekend

ProTown BMX 2018 Looking for a high-energy, fast-paced day out? Fnd it here. Watch pro BMXers catch air in Wendell on the town’s Main St. Biker enthusiasts can catch pros showcasing their talents with high-altitude tricks, plus meet them to get riding and safety tips. Free; Saturday, 11 am-3 pm; 601 W. Third St, Wendell, NC 27591 Asha Holi 2018 Come celebrate Holi, the festival of colors and support Asha for Education in its mission to provide basic education to...

Always Wander (Part I)

My husband Tyler and I believe that when a vacation is over, depression sets in and the only way to cure it is to book your next trip. Right after our honeymoon (we went to Spain, Morocco, and Germany), we booked a trip to Iceland for six months later. While we were in Spain during our honeymoon, we met two Norwegians (Chris and May) through my cousin who is Norwegian and became fast friends. They have also experienced this vacation depression and on their...

Holiday Gifts with a Story

Waremakers is a Spanish based online marketplace and magazine with a mission to promote a culture of buying fewer, but better lasting goods. I feel in my younger years, I was ok buying items that may have been less expensive, but didn’t last that long. Now, I want quality items that will last and Waremakers is doing just that. They seek out independent producers throughout Europe to offer one online platform for premium men’s, women’s and home goods with exceptional...