My Perfect Match

If you ask me what I love most about my husband, without hesitation I would have to say his sense of adventure. We’ve been traveling together since before we got married and I can truly say I have found my perfect match. Not only does Damon love to travel also, but he is usually willing…

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“Someday…when we retire…”

The other day, I was on the treadmill making a pitiful attempt to get my butt in shape before bathing suit season when I found myself in an all too familiar conversation with a good friend of mine about travel. “So where are you going next?” My friend asked. “We are thinking about Colombia in…

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Equal and Opposite Vacation Rule

We have a rule in our marriage. For every winter vacation, there must be an equal and opposite warm weather vacation. This is something we decided a long time ago while Damon and I were still dating. You see, my husband loves to ski and I, on the other hand, love sunshine, tank tops, and…

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Why We Don’t Travel in Spring

I used to love spring. It was my favorite time of year. The flowers bloom, the trees bud, temperatures warm up, and I can finally drink a margarita on a patio again. Ahh, spring. It was so beautiful in my 20s. Nowadays, I have an entirely different view of the spring season, mainly because I…

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The Secret Life of a Hotel Toiletry Hoarder

My husband has a problem… Some might call it an obsession, a fixation, or even an addiction. I’m a bit embarrassed to address this problem so openly because from the outside Damon appears to be a well-balanced, seasoned traveler. But I feel like it’s best to bring this issue to light instead of hiding it in…

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Daycare: A Vacation Necessity

Let me start by saying I’m a stay-at-home mom, so my daughter doesn’t go to daycare. When my daughter was born, I decided to leave the job I loved to spend my days changing diapers, singing nursery rhymes, and playing peek-a-boo. I’m thankful to have a very supportive husband who allows me this time to…

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Returning to a Special Place: Steamboat Springs

This week we are heading to Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Damon has a work conference there, and Avery and I are tagging along. Steamboat Springs holds a special place in my heart, so returning is very nostalgic. Memorable experiences in Steamboat Springs Damon and I got engaged on a ski trip to Steamboat Springs (although he…