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December 11, 2014

Etsy Find: Custom “Traveling Couple” Portrait

If you are still looking for the perfect find for either your significant other or a very special couple in your life who also loves traveling, then I’ve got just the thing: a custom painting. Before visions of pets and kindergarten self-portraits dance in your head like sugarplum fairies, hear me out.

I came across this artist (aSma is her name) on Etsy while searching for unique gift ideas. I was looking for a personal touch and a fun way to bring all of our travels together in a creative way. When I came across her work, I couldn’t resist.

Example of aSma’s Traveling Couples

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December 9, 2014


Even though Cyber Monday is so last week, I’m still scouring the internet for big sales and perfect gifts for my friends and family. But, who can blame me for doing a little of my own wish list-making while I’m at it? At the top of my list this year are these 5 travel-related gifts:

1) These sunglasses are a) on sale and b) fantastic for each and every face shape. I’m dying for a pair of sunglasses that are nice enough to really keep my eyes shaded but also can withstand the dark spaces deep within my purse. Usually when I travel, I take only my cheap-o pair of sunglasses, but they’ve endured one too many scratches and I’m ready for a new pair! [...]

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December 8, 2014


We’re excited to announce the winner of our recent blog giveaway for a free Thai Airways Royal First Class Amenity Kit! We recently offered this giveaway on our blog, asking readers to enter by commenting on our blog post, following us on Twitter and/or liking us on Facebook.

To recap, this amenity kit is made by world-renowned luggage brand RIMOWA and includes eau de cologne, body lotion, lip balm, comb & brush, comfort socks, earplugs, eyeshade, toothbrush, toothpaste and mouthwash. And, this kit has been honored with two awards by “TravelPlus Airline Amenity Bag Awards”: The TravelPlus Readers Award for Most Innovative Bag Design (Gold) and the Best First Class [...]
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August 22, 2014

Best Exercise Apps For Traveling

I’m not a runner. Definitely not a Cross-Fitter. I get lost in a regular gym and am still intimidated in weight rooms. If this sounds like you, keep reading…

Although I’m definitely not a work out every day type of girl, I’ve recently been enjoying exercising more than ever before.

Jeffrey and I spend most of our days when we’re traveling walking around all day long exploring new places. But, I’ve been checking out several different apps to help me keep exercising when we’re on the road — and I’ve even been using them a lot at home lately.

Here are the two I’ve really loved so far. For me, these apps [...]

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July 29, 2014

Top 7: Carry-On Travel Essentials

Everyone wants to travel light these days, avoiding the hassle of checking bags. Just the other day, Jeffrey’s bags were accidentally loaded onto the next plane, so we had to wait at our destination airport for the next plane from Charleston to arrive. If you’re on a quick weekend getaway, I think you can pack just in a carry-on… with room to spare! This way, you’ll avoid waiting at baggage claim and star your adventure sooner!

In addition to your weekend apparel (here’s my suggestion for what clothing to pack), I like to add a few little things to my carry-on that make my flight (or drive) a little more bearable. If you’re looking for a good [...]
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January 24, 2014

Weekend Pick: The Best Way to Escape the Winter Storm

First installment of Jeffrey’s Weekend Pick (because McCown is lazy): Has the Polar Vortex version 2.0 got you down?

While the snow has stopped, it sounds like the damage has been done and the frigid temperatures are here to stay. Our suggestion for the weekend? A weekend trip to hit the ski slopes now that they’ve all been coated with feet and feet of fresh powder! Here are the ski slopes that were best affected by the winter weather:

West Virginia fared exceptionally well in this lineup (that’s the first–and last– time I’ll ever say that WV fared well at something). Take a look at the map, at least 3 resorts are less than a [...]

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August 3, 2013

WKND PICK: Best Basic Clothes for Traveling

Who doesn’t love shopping?

And, while shopping for basics isn’t as fun as shopping for glitzy, glamorous dresses, these basic items are a necessity for traveling light.

Here are a few of my favorite basic picks – from leggings to neutral sweaters, you can’t go wrong with these cheap duds… just in time for Fall!!

Light Chambray available at Old Navy for only $24.95! 

Striped cardigan that goes with everything – well, except that striped maxi below.

A neutral [...]

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July 19, 2013

WKND PICK: Surprise Weekend Trip!!

I’m headed out of town tonight.

Where? I don’t know yet!!

We’re weekend-blitz-ing it up this weekend to a mystery location that only Jeffrey knows.

Here’s what I know:

1) We’re flying out tonight on Spirit Air 2) I can only take a backpack’s worth of stuff with me. 3) We’re renting a car. 4) We leave Sunday. 5) When I asked Jeffrey what to pack, he said, “It’s summertime.”

I love surprises especially when they involve traveling, so I’m so excited I can’t sit still!!!

I’ll keep you posted…check my Instagram later tonight (or early tomorrow morning) for [...]

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June 21, 2013

WKND PICK: A Look Back at New York

So, I’m no Jeffrey, which means I might not have taken photos of every single thing Kristen & I did in New York last weekend… no hotel room pic, not a lot of food pics… But hey, I did my best.

Here’s a look back at the fun Kristen and I had in the big city!

Welcome to New York!

First stop: the most delicious brunch at Upstairs at The Kimberly

Upstairs at the Kimberly

And one more view from our brunch – 30 [...]

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June 14, 2013

WKND PICK: Last Minute (Travel-Inspired) Father’s Day Gifts

So, Father’s Day is just around the corner and, if you’re like me, you’re buying your dad’s gift…tomorrow…hopefully…?

If you’re still at a loss for what to get Dear Old Dad, here’s a few travel-inspired gifts that won’t break the bank.

I have been dying for a globe – and my guess is that dads would like this, too:  to sit on his desk and spin when he’s bored, or daydream (do dads daydream?) about where to travel next.

I like this globe because it’s more muted than other globes I’ve seen, and the off-white ocean color seems a bit more Dad-ish than a bright blue.  I’ve seen [...]

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