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Weekend getaway to Grand Rapids, Michigan | Where to stay, eat, and drink

Weekend getaway to Grand Rapids, Michigan: Where to stay, eat, and drink

One day out of the blue, my friend and co-worker, Jamie, said to me, “I want to go to Grand Rapids. Take me there!” I’ve traveled to Grand Rapids a number of times over the last few years. After hearing me talk about it so much, Jamie knows that the city has become one of […]

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Family Travel Guide to Curonian Spit, Lithuania

Family travel guide to the Curonian Spit, Lithuania

The Curonian Spit is the most captivating place you’ve never heard of. It is rich in history and full of natural wonders, and it’s an ideal family travel destination. A spit is defined as “a narrow point of land projecting into the sea”, and that’s exactly what the Curonian Spit is. The swath of land extends into […]

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72 Hours in the Twin Cities with Kids

How to spend 72 hours in the Twin Cities with kids

With Roseville, Minnesota as our base, we were perfectly positioned to spend an enjoyable 72 hours in the Twin Cities earlier this fall. Following is a day-by-day breakdown of the fun we had, including tips for visiting the Twin Cities with kids. Day 1 – Mall of America / Nickelodeon Universe I made my very first visit […]

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Roseville, Minnesota: Perfectly positioned

Why Roseville, Minnesota should be your base for exploring the Twin Cities

Roseville, Minnesota, is perfectly positioned for visitors to enjoy all that the Twin Cities have to offer. Roseville is only ten minutes from both downtown Minneapolis and downtown St. Paul, giving travelers convenient access to both cities. Roseville was our base for a recent long weekend in the Twin Cities. Our objectives were to visit the Mall of […]

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Oli Bea | Knoxville, TN

Where to eat and drink in Knoxville, Tennessee – with a side of history & music

Along with all the outdoor fun and music experiences I had in Knoxville, Tennessee, I was also treated to some outstanding meals and drinks in delightfully historic places. I covered a lot of gastronomic (and geographic) ground during my short stay, and the following are my recommendations for where to eat and drink in Knoxville, […]

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First Berry-Lincoln Store | Lincoln's New Salem State Historic Site

For the Love of Lincoln: #DrinkinLincoln journey recap

The “wouldn’t it be cool if…?” idea turned out to be a huge success. For the Love of Lincoln was met with interest, enthusiasm, and – at one location – even fanfare. From historians to brewers, folks we met along the way were genuinely intrigued and curious about our journey. For the Love of Lincoln was a […]

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For the Love of Lincoln

For the Love of Lincoln: An exciting announcement!

“Wouldn’t it be cool if….?” How many great ideas start out that way? An idea that may seem a bit outlandish at first but then the more you talk about it, you start believing that it really isn’t so ridiculous and you vow to make it happen? This is exactly how my latest project came about. […]

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Downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan

Decompress and overcome anxiety through travel

This working/traveling mom thing is cool and all. It’s wonderful when people tell me that I’m an inspiration to them and how impressed they are that I manage to do so much, what with balancing a career, a family, and a travel lifestyle. But you know what? It’s tiring. And it’s stressful. Throw in two […]

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