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Who moved the cheese?

Travel Switzerland: Beyond the Postcard

Wengen, Switzerland

In late August, we embarked on a 3-week trip to Europe – Switzerland, and Italy specifically. While there, we experienced diverse climates and landscapes, saw old friends, and celebrated a family wedding! Copious amounts of cheese, carbs, and wine were consumed which we balanced out with days full of walking and sightseeing. We did quite…

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Porcupine Mountains State Park: A Photo Diary

Porcupine Mountains, State Park, Michigan

Nature is so healing. I could be in a horrendous mood, but the minute I step outside, breathe in the fresh air and get my body moving, the stressors slip away, and all feels well in the world. One of the things I missed most living in Florida was the change in seasons and a…

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The Flagler Museum: A Palm Beach Gem

Palm Beach, Florida - The Flagler Museum

Palm Beach is without a doubt known for its wealth and extravagance. Gawk-worthy homes, pristine landscape and beaches, and some of the most expensive shopping can be found right on Worth Avenue. But along with the fortune comes history and lots of it. This paradise has a lot of noteworthy events that made it what…

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West Coast Trip Part II: The Ringling Museum

Sarasota, Florida at The Ringling Museum

We started our trip to Florida’s West Coast in Fort Myers and then headed to Sarasota. Allow me to preface this post by saying how much this part of the trip meant to me at the time and still to this day. My mother the week prior was given her bleak prognosis from her medical…

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West Coast Trip Part I: Edison & Ford Winter Estates

Ford Edison Winter Estate, Fort Myers, Florida

Back in January, my husband and I drove to the West Coast of Florida to explore some areas we had on our Florida bucket list. Fort Myers was the first stop on the itinerary, and we specifically wanted to see the Edison and Ford Winter Estates. We had heard from friends and family how pretty…

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My Visit to the Museum of Ice Cream

Miami Beach, Florida - The Museum of Ice Cream

Do you remember the days when board games were the more prevalent form of entertainment? Or did I just age myself here? My family was not board game people by any means, but I had the classics: Monopoly (disclosure: least favorite), Trouble, Pretty Pretty Princess, Chutes and Ladders, Sorry, Life, and my utmost favorite ……

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Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens

South Florida, Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens

An admired treasure of a place in South Florida, the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens will leave you enlightened, inspired, and Zen. I have always admired Japanese design. Quite randomly in fact, my traditional Italian home had a good amount of Japanese pieces sprinkled throughout – my mom and grandmother both shared the same love for…

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The Jungle Queen Riverboat in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Downtown Fort Lauderdale, Florida via Jungle Queen Riverboat

Fort Lauderdale (current location I call home) is known as the Venice of America, so upon visiting, it is highly suggested you explore the city by boat. There are numerous options; from partaking in water sports, chartering a private boat, dinner cruises, airboat rides (Everglades exploration), and even a water taxi! I have experienced all…

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Cruising the ABC Islands

Cruising with Royal Caribbean on Navigator of the Seas

“ABC, as easy as 123…” I couldn’t get the Jackson 5 song out of my mind when writing this post. I recently sailed with Royal Caribbean on the Navigator of the Seas to Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacao, a group of Dutch islands in the Caribbean and coined the ABC islands for short. Labadee, Haiti was…

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Upper Peninsula: Winter Games

Iron River, Upper Peninsula, Ski Brule

I grew up in Florida and all of our family vacations were in tropical locations. Sun, surf, and sand make up most of my childhood memories. I didn’t see snow until later on in life, and winter sports were completely foreign to me. I was introduced to skiing, snowboarding, and all other winter games after…

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