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Travel Notes: Bar Harbor, Maine

We headed north to Bar Harbor, Maine for this summer’s family road trip.  It was a 10 hour drive from Philadelphia to our rented house in Southwest Harbor.  This small quiet coastal town – also called “the jewel” of Mt. Desert Island – is a working harbor filled with lobstermen and their boats. With temperatures that are usually comfortably cool, it has a long history of serving as a summer retreat for the wealthy and well-known.  The vibe remains understated however with white painted farmhouses, beach roses, and shops featuring arts, crafts and anything blueberry which is the state fruit of Maine. …

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Good Housekeeping Report on Smart Travel

Every now and then I come across a truly helpful article and one that is worth sharing. Here are pages from the April 2019 Good Housekeeping magazine with plenty of advice on traveling smarter. Happy travels!

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Travel Notes: Phoenix

City destinations within the US and other developed countries have seemingly morphed into one predictable look but every now and then you come to a place that is decidedly different. When I first stepped out of the Phoenix airport, I immediately knew that this desert city was going to be a Southwestern treat. The sky was blue and the temperature in March was perfection. Phoenix – the Valley of the Sun – has more than 300 days of sunshine a year with the Sonoran Desert serving as the perfect landscape for the Saguaro cactus. Its blossom is the state…

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Travel Notes: A Beach Vacation

Almost every summer, we spend a week vacationing with my sister and her family. This year, we returned to our favorite place in North Carolina and was lucky to have good weather with lots of sun and not too much heat. Unlike most people, I am a late bloomer when it comes to falling in love with the beach. I could take it or (mostly) leave it but this gradually changed thanks to a family who enjoys to surf and play in the sand. For years, I looked forward to the “getting there” rather than the “being there” at…

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Travel Notes: BlogHer Conference, South Street Seaport, Oculus, and the High Line @NYC

Good Saturday everyone!  I’m taking it slow and easy today after a week of traveling for business, attending a two-day blogger conference, socializing, “touristing”, and spending quality time with my husband while our daughter is away at an overnight camp. Traveling to a city like New York is stimulating enough and especially more so when you factor in the mental, visual, and at times emotional intake from attending my second BlogHer Creators Summit conference.  There is so much information, ideas, thoughts, and emotions to process from listening to the keynote speakers (Marie Forleo, Tiffani Thiesen, Jo Brett of Pret…

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