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In Travel Tips on
January 30, 2017

Cutest New England Towns

New England is an area of the country that is near and dear to my heart. I think New England is absolutely gorgeous. I’m originally from Maryland, and my dad is from Rhode Island so we’ve spent a lot of time back east. These small little towns are a must visit on your next trip to New England. Here are the cutest New England towns.

New Castle, New Hampshire

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New Castle is made up entirely of islands, and features a gorgeous lighthouse that overlooks the Atlantic ocean.

Camden, Maine

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Camden is an absolutely stunning little down, dubbed the “jewel of the coast”. It sits underneath the mountains that dot Maine’s coast, and is a great spot for sailboating.

Newport, Rhode Island

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This is a town that I hold near and dear to my heart. This is where my dad is originally from, and when I was 12 we went on a tour of the house he grew up in. We also spent some time on the beach, and doing the famous mansion walk which has beautiful homes right along the coast to look at.

Provincetown, Massachusetts

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Provincetown sits right at the very end of Cape Cod. It’s a stunning town, with really historic roots, like the pilgrim monument.

Woodstock, Vermont

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Woodstock, Vermont is a gorgeous little town, home to some of the most beautiful fall foliage you’ll ever witness. It’s also home to some pretty impressive covered bridges.

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In Travel Tips on
January 27, 2017

24 Hours in Miami

After Rolling Loud announced it’s lineup, Nate & I knew we would need to be heading to Miami come the beginning of May. So, we’ve been doing some research into things we can do in Miami, so here’s what you can do with 24 hours in Miami, Florida.

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The Beach

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Any one of Miami’s gorgeous beaches will do, although this picture was taken at Miami beach. Miami sits right on Florida’s coast, meaning there are miles of gorgeous beach area. There’s tons to do in the ocean as well, like boat rides, parasailing or just plain swimming in the ocean.

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South Beach

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Despite it’s name, there’s tons to do in South Beach other than hang out by the ocean. You can do that of course, but there are tons of shops, restaurants and bars just waiting to be visited. This area is typically packed with tourists, but it’s usually for good reason.

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Little Havana

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Get a taste of Cuba without heading over the border by exploring Little Havana. Given Miami’s proximity to Cuba, many Cubans have migrated to the US via Miami. This makes it a hotpot of cuban culture, music and food. All of which can be found in Little Havana.

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Go Clubbing

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Miami is famous for it’s clubs, and when you think getting drunk in Miami, you’re definitely going to want to check out some of the over-the-top clubs Miami has to offer. Many of the clubs in Miami are harder to get into because they cater to the rich and famous, but there are some things you can do in order to get into some of the more exclusive clubs.

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January 18, 2017

Best Disneyworld Hotels

Disneyworld is probably one of my favorite places on this entire earth. I absolutely love disneyworld, and so today I wanted to share my top picks for hotels at Disney. So let’s see the best disneyworld hotels, by price point. I also want to begin by saying that there are TONS of advantages of staying on property, and I’ll cover that in another post.

Value Resorts

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Art of Animation

Art of Animation is the newest value resort, and also the most expensive. It runs just over $100 a night, but is so worth it. These rooms are perfect if you’re traveling with a family, because they have family suites for around $200 a night. When you select a family suite, you get to choose your theme. They have cars, finding nemo and the lion king. Each room is so gorgeous and so fun looking! The regular rooms are little mermaid themed.

Moderate Resorts

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Port Orleans Resort

Port Orleans is an absolutely gorgeous hotel. It sits on a lake, providing either bus or boat transportation to the parks (depending on what park). There are various rooms to choose from, from one king bed up to two queens and a king. You can also select water views or regular views. There is also five restaurants ranging from sit down to quick service in the hotel, so spending days at the hotel will have everything you need.

Deluxe Resorts

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Contemporary Resort

This was so difficult to choose. The deluxe resorts at Disney are absolutely beautiful, stunning and perfect to stay in. I chose the contemporary resort mostly because the monorail goes RIGHT through the hotel which is seriously amazing. I love it. It also has absolutely stunning views of the Magic Kingdom, with views of those awesome fireworks every night.

What Disney hotel is your favorite?

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In Travel Tips on
January 17, 2017

Greatest Travel Apps

Today I wanted to share the greatest travel apps that I use to keep track of travel. I love using my phone to keep track of everything, and travel is no exception. Without further ado, here are the greatest travel apps.

Uber

Uber is a staple on my phone no matter where I am, but especially while traveling. In an unfamiliar environment, having a tool that you can just call a car at any given time is very helpful. In places without internet or phone access, it’s even better because you can simply find a wifi hotspot and call your uber. I have a serious love for uber, and I use it at least once a week.

TripIt

TripIt is my go-to way to keep track of all of my trips. It is the easiest way to keep track of every flight, hotel and car reservation with ease. It’s also a great way to keep track of all of the sightseeing you want to do. I have loved TripIt since it first came out, and it’s been a staple since.

TravelBank

TravelBank is a recent find, and I love it. It enables you to input a budget for your trip, and keep track of all expenses so that you aren’t going over budget. I try to keep our spending to a minimum while we’re on vacation, and take advantage of as many free items as possible but it’s helpful to see my budget all laid out.

Airline’s App

I love having whatever airline I’m flying withs app on my phone. It’s helpful because you can get an e-boarding pass, and also keep track of your flights status in one (usually) correct place. TripIt keeps track of the information but doesn’t have live info, so it’s definitely a good idea to have the airlines app as well.

City’s Transit App

When you’re visiting a new city, it’s a great idea to have the transit system on hand. Most of the transit systems have their own app, including schedules, and most of them even include live updates. It’s super helpful to have it at a moment’s glance, so you always know where the nearest train/bus is.

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January 12, 2017

How to Stay Healthy While Traveling

Traveling really takes a toll on your body. You’re out of your routine, and it can really mess things up. For someone like me, with immune system issues and trouble staying healthy to begin with, getting sick on vacation is quite common. I’ve developed some tips to help you stay healthy while traveling.

Keep Your Routine as Much as Possible

For me, keeping a distinct routine is one of the only things that keeps me healthy. I wake up, work out, eat breakfast, shower, etc. If I try to keep that routine in check even while traveling, it can make things a lot easier. Even if I’m not following 100% of my routine, keeping it together as much as possible is key.

Take Vitamins & Eat Well

Vitamins are essential while traveling. It’s a good idea to carry your typical multivitamin, but taking some airborne or vitamin C while traveling is a great idea. Eating well will also provide you with the nutrition you need to keep going and stay healthy. Although it’s tempting to gorge yourself on all the pasta and cannolis in Italy, try to incorporate at least a couple healthy meals or snacks throughout your day. By all means throw yourself into the culture, but try and do it in a healthy way.

Wash Your Hands & Carry Hand Sanitizer

It’s a great idea to keep your hands clean all the time, but especially when traveling. Wash your hands at every opportunity and carry a travel sized hand sanitizer to use when you don’t have access to a restroom. You’ll be touching all sorts of grimy surfaces, so making sure you are keeping your hands clean is a great way to avoid germs.

Let Yourself Rest

A great recipe for sickness is making yourself go too hard all the time. Your body needs time to rest, so allowing it to rest and not trying to go, go, go will make things easier. Let yourself sleep a regular amount of time, and if you’re feeling tired mid-day, go back to the hostel/hotel and take a nap. Don’t push yourself all the time.

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