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A Tour of Rome’s Most Enchanting Fountains

Earlier this April, I wandered the cobblestone streets of Rome, Italy in search of ancient artifacts and baroque beauty. What I discovered was that Roman design is best embodied in a specific architectural piece — the water fountain. The Eternal City has a long history with water, beginning in Ancient Rome when elaborate aqueduct systems were established to transport water from […]

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Travel Guide: 24 Hours in Portland

After years of admiring from afar, I finally visited Portland for the first time last month. It’s got a reputation of being a unique place — the city motto is “Keep Portland Weird,” after all — and it did not disappoint despite this Jersey girl’s extremely high expectations of it. Like all cities, you could spend […]

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A Tour of The Studebaker National Museum

With summer finally here and vacation time abound, the road is ours for the taking! But if we delve deeper into the roots of our wanderlust for the wide open road of gravel and concrete, we will see a rich car culture that thrives on the curiosity of travel and innovation. There’s no denying, these very foundations of America […]

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The Wonderful Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Hollywood

J.K. Rowling’s imaginative universe of witchcraft, wizardry, fantastic beasts, enchanted objects, and spellbinding adventures comes to life in the muggle realm at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. In April, my friend Zoey and I checked out the opening weekend of the new theme park expansion at Universal Studios Hollywood to explore the rides and attractions that allow fans to immerse themselves in […]

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Bright Lights of Paris

In April, I visited Paris for the first time to marvel over the iconic sights and experience the Parisian walk of life firsthand. As I wandered around the city, I found myself mesmerized by the endless illumination of the streets, bridges, buildings, and landmarks. Everywhere you look in Paris, the city of light glows. From the street lamps that align […]

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New York Love Affair

Back in 2007, I took my first ‘Big Girl’ trip by venturing to the Big Apple itself—New York City. I traveled with my high school photography class during Spring Break of my senior year. Seeing as our week’s itinerary was very art-centric, we hit up all the major museums (the Met, MOMA, Guggenheim) and caught a Broadway show […]

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Road To Russia

Earlier this year, I had the amazing opportunity to visit Russia for the 2014 Winter Olympics. Before heading to Sochi, I explored Moscow and St. Petersburg. Moscow was a bustling hub of activity and St. Petersburg was a magical winter wonderland. Closing my journey in Sochi at the Olympics was a dream come true. However, the welcoming, kind Russian citizens were the highlight of my trip—helping to make every moment memorable and carefree.

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Spain: Sun! Tapas! Summer Wine!

I took a little trip around Europe with my family this past July to visit my sister who’s studying in Switzerland. We decided to start in Madrid and then go by train to Barcelona, then Paris and then Geneva. Spain is wonderful, lots of history, great beaches and amazing food. I went on my own back in 2012 and it was great coming back with my family this year.

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Big in Japan

When I think back on the summer trips I’ve taken to Japan, it’s hard to choose a favorite moment.

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Road Trippin’: A Summer Spent On the Highway

This summer has been such a whirlwind, and when I sat down to compile my vacation photo-blog, I couldn’t pick just one trip. I started the summer by living in Virginia, then driving all over the mid-Atlantic and Midwest, and ended up living in Tennessee.

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Somewhere in the Middle of Nowhere: The Surprise of Greenville, FL

Somewhere past Valdosta on the way to Tallahassee is the delightful gem if Greenville, just inside the panhandle on Florida. The town is full of back roads, farmland and drooping trees, but if you look hard enough you’ll find a cozy nook to spend a few days at Honey Lake Plantation.

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A Weekend on the Beaches of Pawleys Island

About a half hour away from Myrtle Beach is the city of Pawleys Island, South Carolina. It boast golf courses, great homey restaurants and of course, plenty of white sandy beaches. I visited Pawleys Island for a bachelor party earlier this summer and had a chance to relax at a private house that let out onto Litchfield Beach.

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From Indy With Love

Every summer, I’ve had the honor of visiting the city of Indianapolis in the beautiful state of Indiana. As a Hoosier at heart, it is by far one of my favorite places in the United States.

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