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When you’re on a cruise and you stop in a city for 8 hours you really have to make a plan and narrow down what you want to do and see. On our
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Bikini Berlin
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We visited Stockholm’s Rosendals Trädgård during our stop with Princess Cruises. The must-see site is a beautiful garden filled with flowers, plants, vegetables and fruits they harvest, that are then used in the adorable garden
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Stockholm’s Rosendals Trädgård
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I couldn’t let this season fly by without a trip to the snow! We’re not avid skiers, so I figured Yosemite would have the perfect balance of snow, nature and the most stunning
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Charming Travels: Yosemite with Kids
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"Mangia bene, ridi spesso, ama molto" is the famous quote I think of when I reminisce about our time in Italy! It means "Eat well, laugh often, love much," and it perfectly
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Charming Travels: My 10 Favorite Things About Italy
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 Before you hit the surf and sand this summer, check out these 11 chic beach essentials to help make your beach trip smoother and a little more charming! For us, we practically live
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Don’t Forget these 11 Chic Beach Essentials!
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\We just got back from our trip to the Mediterranean with Princess Cruises! 10 days, 4 countries and so many wonderful memories!! One of the countries we visited was France, and we luckily
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Charming Travels to Marseille and Cassis France
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Zan and I are heading on a Mediterranean cruise with Princess soon and I'm SO excited to explore Barcelona, Tuscany, Rome and other beautiful European cities and countries we haven't been to yet!! We went
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Packing for the Mediterranean Sea!
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 It's Charming Travels London! London Town was calling, so we booked a last minute trip to do a little work, tour the city and visit family. I was a little nervous about the
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Charming Travels: London!
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We couldn't resist our wanderlust this holiday, and took a magical trip to Stowe, Vermont for New Years! It was the winter wonderland I've always dreamt about and more, and the perfect way
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Charming Travels: Stowe Vermont
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Oahu captured my heart... it was everything I picture Hawaii to be. Truth be told, we went to Maui earlier in the year and while I thought it was absolutely beautiful and
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Charming Travels: Oahu!
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 When Williams-Sonoma and Fortessa ask you to hang out with them in Sonoma for a few days, you respond with a big huge YES! It was an honor to attend the event hosted
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Coming Home to Sonoma with Fortessa
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A few months ago, I took a 13-hour direct flight to visit Zurich, Switzerland. I was there for 72 hours and it was such a wonderful experience! You can see more about that
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Charming Flight Essentials
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I'm so excited to share my sister's wedding today!! Bethany and Andrew got married this past summer and it truly was one charming Astoria, Oregon wedding! They chose a location that only hosts
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A Charming Astoria Oregon Wedding
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Last week, I had the most incredible opportunity to visit Zürich, Switzerland with Zürich Tourism! I didn't have Zan on this trip with me (my talented photographer and director!!) and since I
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Charming Travels: Zürich Switzerland
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Every year, as summer comes to an end, we love soaking up the last few weeks by hitting the mountains or a camping trip to El Capitan. We rent a cabin, cook over
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Charming Camping Essentials
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Tomorrow I'm on a plane to Zurich, Switzerland! The last time I was in Europe, I was 16 so I'm thrilled to be able to explore the beautiful city of Zurich! Before traveling
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Charming Facts about Zurich
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This summer started off with a 12-hour road trip from Southern California to the very top of Northern Cali! My little family of 3 piled into the car and headed up to Crescent
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California Road Trip with Nature Box
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We've shared a stunning video Madcitizen created for Princess and our adventures aboard the Ruby Princess and I'm excited to finally share our photos of our time in each charming city!
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Charming Travels: Alaska!
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Before our trip to Alaska with Princess Cruises, I had never been on a cruise before and it was never on my list of things I had to do. I was
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Charming Travels: Aboard The Ruby Princess
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A few weeks ago, for our latest Charming Travels, Zan and I had the pleasure of joining Princess Cruises’ Ruby Princess on the most amazing cruise to Alaska!! I can’t even begin to tell
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Charming Travels: Alaska Video
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We're gearing up for summer with travel plans, beach trips and much needed family time and with all of the traveling we’ll be doing, I wanted to share this travel safety video Air
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Travel Air New Zealand
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Ojai, California has been a mini-travel destination for us over the past 7 years! Aside from having a history of
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Charming Travels: What to do in Ojai
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To celebrate the New Year we spent 10 days in Maui with my wonderful and crazy family. We have a tradition that every other year we choose a different destination to explore and
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Charming Travels: Maui + a Video
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A few weeks ago Zan and I took a quick weekend trip to Chicago to visit my sister. I went to Chicago last year in the summer and fell in love with
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Charming Travels: Chicago
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A few weeks ago, Zan and I had the pleasure of spending an afternoon (alone, which rarely happens) in Santa Monica. We decided to take advantage of our beautiful city and
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The Albright Santa Monica
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This past weekend we took a trip up the coast to an area we love so much, Napa Valley. We're pretty familiar with wine country since we visit our family there a
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Travel Diaries: Napa Valley
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 And now for Charleston part two... there were way too many pics for one post! As I'm writing this, I'm dreaming of the day we return with Romeo and family. While Zan and
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Travel Diaries Charleston: Part Two
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Charleston, Oh Charleston... we completely fell in love with you! If Romeo was with us on our trip, we might have never left. The charming city lived up to all of its expectations
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Travel Diaries Charleston: Part One and A Video
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We spent the holidays on the East Coast this year and made our way into NYC several times to explore and enjoy a few date nights. The day we took Romeo, it was
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Snippet of our NYC Trip
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Here is a little Charming Travels video from our trip to New Orleans. I can’t take credit for this because my husband is crazy talented and would shoot little things as we went
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Video: A Charming Trip to New Orleans
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Last week Zan and I escaped to New Orleans for a few days. After hearing it has some of the best food, amazing jazz bars, baby alligators that you
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New Orleans Travel Diaries
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Last week I had the opportunity to attend BlogHer 2013 with Turning Leaf Wine  in the gorgeous city of Chicago. It was my first time attending BlogHer and touring Chi-town so
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Chicago with Turning Leaf Wine
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How many times have you daydreamed about moving to a tropical beach, far away from the hustle of everyday life to open a tiny beach bar? For me, it's a bakery. Somewhere to
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Daydreaming
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I'm definitely a glamper! Zan and I went "glamping" at El Capitan last May and if you're in Southern California I highly recommend it! It's an idyllic camping spot next to the ocean,
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Are you a Camper or a Glamper?
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Paid a little visit to Miette... I'll have a full post on this next week : )   Breakfast of champs... Our adventure continued in San Francisco with a visit to Plow for brunch, which was
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San Francisco Part Two
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We left our hearts in San Francisco and I fell even more in love with the stunning city. We had the most beautiful weather on Saturday and Sunday. We even went to
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San Francisco Part One
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Read below for the best, quick Santa Ynez Wine Country guide!! Ah Santa Ynez Wine Country, we love you! Our weekend started off a little rocky after my mother-in-law, Romeo and I were
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Snippet of Life: Santa Ynez Wine Country Guide
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We spent Christmas in Turks and Caicos. I tried to bring a little holiday tradition to our
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Snippets of Life: Turks and Caicos
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Last week Zan and I took a weekend trip sans the sweet baby boy : ) We both needed a little time together without having our attention diverted every few minutes! We missed
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Charming Travels to La Jolla
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In a few pics to the right are the yummy treat I mentioned yesterday. It's called a Dirt Bomb muffin and people flock to the Cottage Bakery to taste it, then go home
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Cape Cod Day Two
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Okay I'm going to continue with our East Coast trip pics. Sorry if it gets old, but I have family members that read this blog too
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cape cod day one
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We're back from our East Coast trip to New York, New Jersey and Cape Cod. We had an amazing time and we're already missing it. We stayed with Zan's parents in the charming
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our charming east coast trip
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Zan and I went "glamping" this weekend... Yes, camping, but "glamorous" camping, it's glamping! ; ) We went up to El Capitan Canyon to celebrate Zan's birthday weekend. The campground is located across from the
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Snippet of Life: Glamping for Zan’s Birthday
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I took a small break from the blogosphere while my in-laws were in town visiting. We decided last minute to drive up north to one of my favorite little towns, Paso Robles. We
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snippet of life: weekend in paso
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Costa Rica was one of the best traveling experiences for me and Zanny. We first stayed in Montezuma, which is a hip little beach town on the Nicoya Peninsula. We did most
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Snippet of Life: Costa Rica Part Two
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Wow, Costa Rica is more than I expected it to be! Full of adventure, wonderful people, amazing wildlife, nature and good food and drinks. Honestly, we've had so many amazing experiences (500
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Snippet of Life: Costa Rica Part One

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