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Europe Travel Advice & Reflections

Ever since I was a little girl, I dreamed about going to Paris. I studied French for seven years and my mom always talked about how it was her dream too. Coming from a family with little to no means to travel abroad, I never thought it would become a reality. If you've been following… Continue reading Europe Travel Advice & Reflections

Empire Farm Brewery 2
Syracuse Favorites

Syracuse Brewery Tour

The craft beer industry has taken the world by storm, and Syracuse has been no stranger to this. In the past few years, we have seen several new breweries pop up around town. So I thought it would be appropriate to give you the rundown of each of them so you can plan your own… Continue reading Syracuse Brewery Tour

Roatan Bay Honduras
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Roatan Bay: Western Caribbean Day 1

When my husband and I were planning our honeymoon, we wanted it to be something new and exciting for both of us. Since we got married in February in one of the snowiest cities in the US, we knew that our honeymoon had to be somewhere warm. It was easy to realize that a cruise… Continue reading Roatan Bay: Western Caribbean Day 1

Winter Zoo - Red Wolf
Syracuse Favorites, Travel Plans

Winter Zoo: Why the Zoo is for Every Season

If you haven't figured it out by now, I love zoos! Everywhere we travel we look for a brewery (for my husband) and a zoo or aquarium (for me). Why? Animals! I love animals. All of them. Feathers, fur, scales... doesn't matter. Something about seeing animals just brings a smile to my face. And the… Continue reading Winter Zoo: Why the Zoo is for Every Season

Sleepy Hollow Cemetery
Weekend Getaway

Sleepy Hollow: More Than A Legend

Just like Salem was on my travel list for years, so was Sleepy Hollow. The classic tale turned movie by George Washington Irving has always been a favorite of mine, and I was always intrigued to visit the town of inspiration! Slightly north of Sleepy Hollow is Croton-on-Hudson, home to The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze.… Continue reading Sleepy Hollow: More Than A Legend

NYC Rockefeller Center - Christmas in New York City
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A Classic Christmas in New York City

Ahhhh Christmas in New York City. It doesn’t get much more iconic than that. From the lighting of the tree in Rockefeller Center to the appearance in so many Christmas movies to the dropping of the ball on New Year’s Eve in Times Square, there is something magical about New York that symbolizes the holiday… Continue reading A Classic Christmas in New York City

Christmas in Syracuse snowmen
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Christmas in Syracuse

Christmas season is definitely one of the best times in the year. A time to be home with friends and family and celebrating with decorations and food! Every town, city, and village has their own traditions for the holiday season, and Christmas in Syracuse is no different. We've already talked about our favorite activity: Lights… Continue reading Christmas in Syracuse

Traveler Holiday Wishlist 2017 - Wanderlust on a Budget
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Traveler Holiday Wishlist: 2017 – Wanderlust Wednesday #16

With the holiday season quickly approaching and Black Friday shopping right around the corner, it's time to put together the 2017 traveler's holiday wishlist! Great ideas for a friend or family member who travels a lot - or as ideas to put on your own wishlist for Santa! For more ideas, check my previous post… Continue reading Traveler Holiday Wishlist: 2017 – Wanderlust Wednesday #16

Salem Witch House
Special Events, Weekend Getaway

​Visiting Salem on Halloween Weekend: The Good & The Bad

One of the top items on my bucket list for years has been to visit Salem, Massachusetts, particularly around Halloween. I’m a HUGE fan of the movie Hocus Pocus (I mean, who isn’t?), loved The Crucible, and find the history of the witch trials to be fascinating. So, Salem was a dream for me. And… Continue reading ​Visiting Salem on Halloween Weekend: The Good & The Bad

Francis Scott Key Park
Day Trip, Travel Plans

A Day in Georgetown: 24 Hours in Washington DC’s Hippest Neighborhood

I was recently in DC for a work trip, and of course I extended it for some personal time to explore the city! I've been to DC multiple times before, but usually just for the day and mostly around the National Mall and monuments. This time I was looking for something different, and I'd heard… Continue reading A Day in Georgetown: 24 Hours in Washington DC’s Hippest Neighborhood