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How to See New York City in a Weekend

How to See New York City in a Weekend

My friend Joncel and I decided to have a sightseeing and shopping weekend in New York. I hadn’t been there in several years, so I wanted to see a lot that I either hadn’t seen before, or had forgotten about. We left early Friday afternoon and stayed through Sunday evening. We were here the last…

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By Melissa, August 3, 2017
The Perfect Weekend Itinerary for Austin, Texas

The Perfect Weekend Itinerary for Austin, Texas

Austin, Texas is such a fun and interesting city. This was my first trip and definitely won’t be my last! My friend Rasha lives here and is in grad school at UT. I was so glad I had her to show me all of the best places! Friday Dinner at Maudie’s Our first stop was…

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By Melissa, July 20, 2017
Day Trip Along the Blue Ridge Parkway

Day Trip Along the Blue Ridge Parkway

I recently visited my parents at their home in Charlotte for a weekend. As much as I love Charlotte, we really wanted to get out of town and experience some nature. This was a very spontaneous trip and we planned it as we went, only having our first stop in mind. We wanted to drive…

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By Melissa, July 13, 2017
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Nevada, Arizona, and Utah Trip Logistics

Nevada, Arizona, and Utah Trip Logistics

I spent four days in Arizona, Utah and Nevada over Memorial Day Weekend with three friends and we had an amazing time! The goal of this post is to tell you all of the logistics and things I learned in case you are trying to plan a similar trip! Our Itinerary We landed in Las…

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By Melissa, July 7, 2017
What Happens in Vegas…

What Happens in Vegas…

Las Vegas was our starting and ending point for our southwestern adventure. We spent two evenings here, and of course had plenty to do. These are the five things we did with our time! Walk through the casinos We stayed in the Excalibur our first night. Our flight landed late, so we had less time…

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By Melissa, June 29, 2017
The Narrows in Zion

The Narrows in Zion

It was the last day of our southwestern adventure, and while I was bummed to go back home that evening, I was also ready for a decent night’s sleep in my own bed. We had been running on very little sleep and our days were action-packed with little resting time. We woke up at 5…

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By Melissa, June 22, 2017
Hiking Angels Landing in Zion National Park

Hiking Angels Landing in Zion National Park

I woke up this morning so excited to get to Zion National Park and hike Angels Landing. I’d heard so many amazing things and was eager to get going. (If you missed my previous posts, you can read about Day 1 and Day 2 to catch up.) I got up at 6 am with hopes…

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By Melissa, June 15, 2017
Antelope Canyon, Lake Powell, and Horseshoe Bend

Antelope Canyon, Lake Powell, and Horseshoe Bend

In case you missed my previous post, I recently traveled to Las Vegas, the Grand Canyon, Glen Canyon, and Zion with my friends Rachel, Ashley, and Jessie over Memorial Day Weekend. The previous day, we visited the Grand Canyon. On Day 2, we would be tackling Glen Canyon, which includes Antelope Canyon, Lake Powell, and…

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By Melissa, June 8, 2017
Hoover Dam and the Grand Canyon

Hoover Dam and the Grand Canyon

In order to get through my massive USA bucket list, I try to go on at least one domestic trip per year. This year, my trip was eventful (and exhausting), getting through 3 national parks and 3 states in only 4 days! I traveled to Las Vegas, the Grand Canyon, Glen Canyon, and Zion with…

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By Melissa, June 1, 2017
13 Photos That Will Make You Want to Visit Italy

13 Photos That Will Make You Want to Visit Italy

I spent a week in Italy with my mom in May 2015. These are some of my favorite pictures from the trip. Pin it! You may also be interested in: When in Rome Day Trip to Pisa How to Spend 24 Hours in Florence

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By Melissa, May 18, 2017
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