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Visiting The Cloisters in New York City

Tweet When most people plan their trips to New York City, they stay within the confines of downtown Manhattan. They might visit stops on Museum Row like the Guggenheim or Metropolitan Museum of Art, but taking the subway for over 100 blocks seems out of the question. But there are so many things to see […]

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Photo Friday: New York City, NY

Tweet When I decided not to continue with one of my jobs, I was afraid I wouldn’t get another chance to go to New York for a while. I talked about coming back every six months, but when it comes time to actually book flights, I wasn’t sure if I could manage. Thankfully, the opportunity […]

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Hotel Emma: The Sexiest Hotel in Texas

Tweet How many places in the world can you sleep in a former brewery? Visitors to San Antonio, Texas can do just that at the Hotel Emma, a new boutique property named for the matriarch of the Pearl Brewery. The entire grounds have become a mixed-use development for shops, restaurants and bars, as well as […]

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Photo Friday: Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Tweet You can visit a place dozens of times without every seeing it fully. I lived in Charleston for four years and went to Myrtle Beach every year for a student conference. I also visited a few times for a wedding and to visit a friend. But until now, I never did the touristy things […]

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San Antonio: America’s Most Underrated Destination

Tweet When you think of Texas, you probably think of Austin. And when you think of (if you think of) San Antonio, you probably think of the Alamo and the Riverwalk. The city is often overshadowed by the newer, hipper capital and its startup community. But after spending a few days in the former Catholic mission, […]

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10 Must Dos in San Juan, Puerto Rico

Tweet When you think of a quick weekend getaway to somewhere warm, especially as it gets colder in most parts of the world, you might think of a place only a few hours’ drive or ride away. Granted, I’m currently “suffering” through the hottest winter to date at 70 degrees Fahrenheit. For me, it’s usually […]

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Photo Friday: Tampa, Florida

Tweet After my three days in the city, I’d felt like I’d been told a secret. Like I knew about a cool place to go that I didn’t want to tell anyone about. You could walk past a door dozens of times, but when someone finally tells you there’s a speakeasy behind the simple black […]

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Photo Friday: Macon, Georgia

Tweet Name a musician or group from the last 50 years and they probably have ties to the South. Places like Memphis and Muscle Shoals were known for their recording studios, but it was a small city in the heartland of Georgia that is responsible for names like The Allman Brothers, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Otis Redding […]

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Next Up: Exploring San Antonio, Texas

Tweet Today marks the day when I check off a new state on my list: Texas! I can’t believe that I haven’t made it that far west yet, despite two trips just across the border in Louisiana and others as far as California. You hear plenty about Austin, the “it” city of America, but what […]

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Photo Friday: Oxford, Mississippi

Tweet A week ago marked my third trip to Mississippi in the past 12 months. As I sat down with my cousin at High Point Coffee, she asked me what others probably would want to know: “Why?” She’s a student at the University of Mississippi, commonly known as “Ole Miss,” in Oxford and didn’t know what […]

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