Category: travel

Travel Diaries: Grand Adventure in the Cayman Islands

A week ago, we were enjoying the sun and sand in the Cayman Islands. We planned the trip in late January after realizing we had more than enough Marriott points to cover 5 days there and the flights were actually pretty cheap. They weren’t direct — we had a quick layover in Charlotte but the

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Travel Diaries: Bahamas Cruise

My in-laws generously gifted us a trip to the Bahamas for Christmas. It was a 3 day cruise on Royal Caribbean out of Port Canaveral with stops in Nassau and Coco Cay. We talked a lot about the boat in advance of the trip to build excitement and answered A LOT of questions — especially

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Travel Diaries: My adventures in Ireland and Spain — solo!

Last week was a big week for me. First solo international trip. First international work trip. First time in Spain. First time being away from either of my boys for a whole week. My first stop was Ireland. I was just outside of Dublin for the duration of my stay and ventured into town on

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Travel Diaries: Our stay at RIU Guanacaste

It seemed like it took us forever to nail down this trip and then in a blink of an eye, it was over! Our first big trip together was to the RIU in Montego Bay, Jamaica in 2010. We had a great time so we were sure we’d love the RIU Guanacaste location — but

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Three Days in Paris

I had this post planned for later in April, but given the tragic fire at Notre Dame yesterday, I wanted to share. Paris is a fascinating city. Full of history, full of museums, full of love-struck couples. If you only have three days in Paris, I recommend grabbing the Paris Pass to save yourself some time getting

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