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Road Trip Essentials

Going on a road trip can be a great way to make memories. I still remember the road trips that my family would take when I was younger, we drove everywhere. There are still certain songs that come on the radio that bring me back to driving down to Florida in my family’s station wagon. […]

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Free Things To Do In Maine This Summer

No matter the season there are always free or super inexpensive things to do around the state of Maine. Here are some things that you can check out whether you live in Maine or are visiting vacationland this summer. [This will be updated as I discover more activities] Watch a Movie Under the Stars There’s […]

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Favorite Ice Cream Scoops in Maine

I love ice cream! Some people will only eat ice cream during the summer months but not me! I will eat ice cream on a snow day in the middle of January. Living in Maine means that I can’t always get my favorite scoop on those cold days in January but it does give me […]

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Tips From Baggage Claim

I work a couple days of week at my local airport to help support my passion for travel. This year I’ve been spending a lot of time in the baggage claim office and I have learned so much about luggage. I’m still on team carry-on but even I need to check a bag every now […]

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Old Québéc City Weekend

What a difference a year makes! This time last year it was my birthday weekend and we were driving back from Old Québéc City. Fast forward a year and we’re not even allowed in Canada due to Covid! Man oh man, I know I say this all the time but I miss traveling. Hopefully neighbors […]

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My French Shopping List

I just finished up a container of mustard that we got while in France last year and I got to thinking about all the things that we love to pick up while we’re there and you know what….we’re not big souvenir people. When we travel I’m just so happy to be exploring somewhere new that […]

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Mont Saint Michel

We’re well into April and Covid-19 just won’t quit. Andrew and I weregoing to visit some dear friends in France during my April break but that has obviously been put on hold. That’s ok though because we will see them when this is over. They are healthy, we are healthy and that’s all that matters. […]

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Vicarious French Travel (Through Books)

So I’m home from work and teaching remotely for the next two weeks, could be even longer if Covid-19 doesn’t get under control . Normally I would relish in the extra time off, possibly even plan a getaway but this is no joke and we all need to slow down. Andrew and I went out […]

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Ghent

My goodness we love Belgium! We’ve visited this country 4 times in the past year, if you really think about it that’s quite excessive but the food and people are so great. So where did we visit for trip number 4? We visited Ghent and of course Brussels for a few days.  Ghent is a […]

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Packing Tips

If you told me 5 years ago that I would be gallivanting around Europe with just a backpack I would have thought you were nuts. I was the ultimate over packer, 20 outfits planned for a weekend trip and my carry on filled with shoes because my bag was overweight. I couldn’t imagine not bringing […]

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Fall Favorites

Fall is by far my favorite season; I love the cozy sweaters, crisp air and the vibrant colors of the changing trees. I just got home from a wonderful fall weekend, filled with apple picking, leaf peeping and a picturesque wedding up in the mountains. Maine is not lacking in wonderful fall things to do, […]

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Salade Niçoise

Happy First Day of Summer! It’s been raining in Maine, but summer is here and I can’t wait for days at the beach, drinks by the pool and lunches with friends. Summers in Maine are the best and I am looking forward exploring some new places in my home state during my time off. Having […]

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St. Malo

It’s no secret that France is one of our go to destinations. We love the food, the culture, the shopping, the wine. 🙂 We’ve visited many areas of this lovely country but my favorite area by far is Brittany. Growing up in Maine, I love being near the ocean ,so I think that’s why I felt […]

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Brussels

I went to Brussels, Belgium for the first time in July 2018, since that first trip I have been back twice. Why? Why go back to the same city over and over again? Easy, waffles, frites and beer. Beer is the number one reason that we’ve visited this lovely city three times in one short […]

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Favorite Bookings

Whenever we are planning a trip, finding a place to stay in an area that is both safe and accessible is my top priority.  I love booking.com because of the honest reviews and the diverse listings. Want to keep it super cheap? Try a hostel. Want to stay somewhere unique? Book the tiniest home in […]

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48 Hours in Dublin

I had wanted to go to Ireland for as long as I could remember and in April of 2018 we visited the Emerald Isle. We flew out on a Monday(arriving Tuesday) and flew back on Thursday, it was super quick but we had a great time and hope to go back to explore more of […]

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Swiss Fondue

The first day of Spring is only a couple of weeks away but we are still being slammed with snow and cold temperatures in Maine. When we were in Switzerland a few years ago we saw the most magical snow showers in Gruyères, the flakes were so fluffy and falling in slow motion they didn’t […]

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In Bruges

Bruges is a beautiful city; the winding streets, charming buildings and abundant canals really do seem like something out of a fairy tale.  Here are some things that we did while in Bruges. Stroll Along the Many Canals Bruges is sometimes referred to as the Venice of the north. The medieval city is filled with […]

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We Were Staying in Paris…part deux

With Valentine’s Day coming up, I thought I’d share a few more things that we love about Paris. It is the City of Love after all. When we stayed in Paris in April 2015 we really fell in love with France, especially our neighborhood and apartment in Montmartre, we’ve been lucky enough to return a […]

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Favorite Foods of Amsterdam

Amsterdam is one of the cleanest, most efficient cities that I have ever visited. Andrew and I were there for 3 days we did not set a foot in one single art museum….I know right. How could we not see the Dutch Masters in person?!?!?! We were having too much fun enjoying the food, the […]

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Lovely Lausanne

In April 2016 Andrew and I embarked on an epic road trip through France and into Switzerland. Our first stop in Switzerland was Lausanne. I honestly didn’t know much about Lausanne but Andrew had heard that it was beautiful so I did my research and we had a wonderful time. Here are some of our […]

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