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Boston, MA

This May, my brother graduated from college and moved up to Boston (cue:” I’m Shipping Up To Boston” by Dropkick Murphys). With mattress and box spring strapped to the top of his Honda Civic, we drove the 6 hours up to his new city. In the rain.   Fast forward  a few months and Ivan […]

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A Day at Balboa Island

Living 3,000 miles away from my parents and where I was raised makes going home a big deal. It has really put into perspective my absolute favorite things to do when I am home and the things that I treasure the most. One thing that I have never doubted, however is my love for Balboa […]

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Clearing Security Efficiently

My rough calculations I’ve flown over 400,000 miles in my life. Flying 3,000 miles each way to and from college several times a year for 4 years catapulted my overall miles traveled, paired with trips to Hawaii, Europe, Africa, and Australia/New Zealand, I think the 400k is a low estimate.  This has provided some helpful […]

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Tricks

Things to Do on a Plane

Flying back and forth from east to west coast several times a year has given me a lot of time to discover new ways to pass the time while in these flying metal contraptions. Sleep As much as I looooove flying, there is something about falling asleep before take off and waking up when you […]

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Africa

Flying4Rhino

This was one seriously cool experience.  During our trip to South Africa, my mom and I had the incredible opportunity to join Flying4Rhino up in the air as they flew their evening patrol. Of all the amazing things we did in South Africa, this was the most eye-opening and the most unique. Not to mention […]

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Food

Best Places to Eat in Encinitas

  There are few cities that I enjoy the food in more than in my hometown of Encinitas, CA. Everything is fresh, the staff everywhere are nice, and really, you are able to get some very authentic meals. In honor of my coming home this week

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Tricks

Traveling in Groups

Traveling with multiple people is not something that I would consider to be easy. I travel with my family often, and even though I love all of them so so much (hey mama, love ya!) it is still difficult at times. There are so many things that can add up to great travel plans coming […]

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Tricks

Surviving Flight Delays

As I am writing this, I am sitting in the Philadelphia International airport, waiting for my flight. We were supposed to leave at 2:15, but now we’re delayed and the flight has been pushed

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Trips

Lions & Tigers & Bears, oh wait!

Despite the fact that that there are no Tigers OR Bears, the Lions in South Africa definitely make up for it! From the Birmingham coalition of brothers lying in wait less than 15 feet from our car, to lion walks, and cub kisses, we really got the whole lion experience! 

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Tricks

10 Must Haves- Packing for a Plane

Hey hey! So for those of you who don’t know, I am one of those weird people who LOVES turbulence. Seriously, it reminds me how high up we are in the air, and that we are literally soaring over this gorgeous planet we are so lucky to be able to live on! So yeah, I […]

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