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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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For most of my adult life, I’ve considered myself an average cook. Could I cook enough recipes to keep things interesting and edible? Yes. Could I enter a cooking competition or feel thrilled at the idea of cooking for an entire dinner party or holiday get-together? Maybe not. As I’ve gotten older, though, I’ve enjoyed […]

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Featured Image Credit: Calpak Surprise! It’s me, talking about the Calpak Luka Duffel and matching Luka Belt Bag again. As much as I feel a little bit annoying talking about these items so much, it just brings me so much joy every time someone sends me a photo of them using either of the products […]

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When my husband and I finally ended up at Excellence Playa Mujeres, an all-inclusive resort near Cancun, Mexico, it had been quite the journey to get there. We had had our long-awaited and fully planned wedding and honeymoon canceled the year before, but 14 months later, we were finally married and ready for total and […]

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Before I dive into exactly how to find new clients as a freelance writer, I think this post deserves a disclaimer: If you are reading this and you haven’t even started your freelance writing career yet, then you should close this tab and start reading something else first. Why? Well, it’s pretty simple. While there […]

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Part of why I’m trying to be better about blogging regularly is to be better about answering questions. There’s only so much I can fit into a tiny chat on Instagram direct messages. One of the most frequently asked questions I receive is about all things Philly. Why did you move to Philly? What should […]

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For a long time, I’ve believed that I really operate on only two modes. The first mode is when I feel totally on fire, like I am the most productive person on earth. I’m pumping out stories, hitting deadlines, and crossing off items on my to-do list with wild abandon. I’m feeling creative, energized, and […]

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When I first dreamt of becoming a freelance writer, I obsessed over what my day-to-day would look like. Every day I would envision a future version of myself grabbing a giant mug of coffee, heading to my own home office, and filling up my days with hand-picked creative projects. Over time, I pictured this so […]

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About a month ago I was getting ready to go on my honeymoon. It was going to be my first time traveling on a plane in nearly 18 months and I was excited. So excited, in fact, that I decided to kick off the 10 days in Mexico by doing something I almost never do […]

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I get a lot of questions about becoming a freelance writer. Most times, these questions come from people who fall in one of two groups. The first group is people who are brand new to freelance writing — who have the dream of being paid to write, but don’t know how to scale that dream into […]

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