Browsing Category : Travel

Red Roof Inn – Pets Always Welcome

disclaimer: I’d like to thank Red Roof Inn for hosting our stay and helping keep the lights on around here (as well as making sure BB has extra money for snacks/toys). Much appreciated. Affiliate links are included in this post. We’d been driving two days to make our way from the Outer Banks (OBX) back to Michigan. We’d left BB…

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Extended Stay America

Making Road Trips Easier With Extended Stay America

I was headed to Chicago for the International Home and Housewares Show. I’ve tried to attend this show the past two years and life always intervenes. This year I made a much bigger effort to attend and actually made it work. Staying in Chicago wasn’t really in the budget (increased hotel prices, paying to park, etc) so I looked at…

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Searching For Wild Horses With Corolla Outback Adventures

We awoke bright and early to a perfect March day. Blue skies, warm temps and thoughts of wild horses dancing in our head. We were ready and in the car with plenty of time to drive to Corolla Outback Adventures for our excursion into the wilds of this most northern part of the Outer Banks. In my mind, I’m picturing lots…

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Where To Stay In The Currituck Outer Banks #ILoveOBX

It’s a long drive between our house and our happy place. Every hour of driving I get more and more excited about returning to the Outer Banks of North Carolina. We take two days to make the drive and I spend that time counting down the hours until I sink my feet into the sand and let the ocean tickle…

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Sanderling Resort

Lunch With A View At Sanderling Resort, Duck, NC

We woke up to overcast skies and a coughing (due to asthmas/croup) 4-year-old so we knew we wouldn’t be making big plans for the day. A lazy morning is always good when you are on vacation and I took full advantage of it by enjoying my morning coffee and a short writing spree. Going out for lunch sounded like the…

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31 gifts

Favorite Travel Bags + Thirty One Gifts Twitter Chat #31Travels

I have been loving my gear from Thirty-One Gifts. So many of their items are perfect for travel! It seems like every time I pack for a trip, regardless if it’s via air or car, most of my bags are from Thirty-One Gifts. For example, on a recent trip to Mardi Gras in Lake Charles, Louisiana, this is what I…

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Donut Vault

A Chicago Must Visit: Doughnut Vault

If you’re looking for what may be the best donut you will ever have in your life, I may have just the place for you. The Doughnut Vault is an amazing little hole in the wall (I mean that almost literally) nestled in central Chicago, with barely enough standing room for maybe 4 people, marked by nothing more than a…

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Library Hotel – A Must Stay For Book Lovers

Please welcome Kim Schneider to the blog. We recently stayed at the Library Hotel in NYC. She is sharing that experience with us today. “I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library,” said author Jorge Luis Borges. And to check the theory, picture rooms with shelves neatly stacked floor to ceiling with books—thousands of books. There’d…

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Delight Your Tastebuds Along Delaware’s Culinary Coast™

We all know that Delaware has a great coast full of beautiful beaches and charming towns. Spend any time in the area and you are bound to put in on our list of places to return to again and again. Its location makes it a great destination for city dwellers to escape the rat race for a bit and dip…

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