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Iceland has been on my travel radar for a long time now, but for some reason I found myself pushing it to the back burner again and again. In my mind, Iceland was a destination that’s more for the type of person who enjoys hiking 20 miles in the rain and then sleeping in a […]

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Iceland has been on my travel radar for a long time now, but for some reason I found myself pushing it to the back burner again and again. In my mind, Iceland was a destination that’s more for the type of person who enjoys hiking 20 miles in the rain and then sleeping in a […]

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I am an anxious traveler who loves to travel. In the days before a trip, my imagination goes wild with all the ways it could kill me. There could be a car accident! Someone could break into our Airbnb! And, always, the old classic: The plane could crash! I’ve written about travel anxiety a lot, but one […]

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I think I’ve spent years thinking about my stomach. I don’t mean that figuratively. I mean if I were to literally add up the seconds that it has occupied my brain, the minutes that I have considered how to disguise it, how to shrink it, how to suck it in with more layers or Spandex […]

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Hi there! Thanks for stopping by. I’ll save you the 900-word intro and get to why you’re here: The shopping. AERIE LONGLINE BIKINI TOP (SHOP HERE): Unfortunately this top in the strawberry/floral version of this bikini top is sold out, but I also have it in this brown shade and I LOVE IT. I prefer […]

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One of the things I’m most proud of this year is that I prioritized daily reading more than I have in… maybe, ever? I’ve always loved to read, but in the past decade or so most of my reading has taken place during vacations as opposed to in my day-to-day life. I’d always have a […]

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I’ve always loved the New Year’s resolution of choosing a single word to focus on for the entire year ahead. You’ve probably heard of something similar to this. Maybe someone chooses ‘gratitude’ or ‘kindness’ or ‘abundance’ or, I don’t know, ‘pasta’ and then they spend the entire year going back time after time to that […]

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Whenever someone asks me what my favorite [insert thing here] is, I panic. You mean I’m supposed to choose just one thing? Out of all the things? This is especially true when it comes to the things I love the most in this world. Picking a favorite book, song, travel destination, or candle just feels […]

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Whenever I write a service story, I always write with two goals in mind. The first goal is that, of course, the reader takes something away from the piece that helps them feel happier with their life — more organized or calm or confident. The second goal, however, is usually to remind myself of whatever I’m […]

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As someone who grew up in Florida and experienced about as much warm weather as one can take, I’ve grown to pretty much despise being in heat and humidity, with two exceptions. One: If I am at the beach or pool with a cold beverage in my hand. Two: If I’m in New Orleans. The […]

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