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False Cape State Park: Virginia’s hidden treasure

I’m new to southern Virginia and I’m regularly surprised at its beauty and diverse ecosystems. False Cape State Park is one of Virginia’s best kept secrets. Nestled close to the North Carolina border, this park includes a beach, brackish wetlands and endless wildlife.  The brackish water attracts large turtles, herons, endless bird species, and cat […]

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Australia: A sunburned country

Disclosure: Please know that if you make a purchase using a link on this page, I may earn a commission (at no extra cost to you), which in turn helps support this site. Thank you in advance. I graduated from college and convinced my older sister to quit her job and spend six weeks abroad […]

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Runaway undies – a comedic vingette

Shuffling through the security line, I was waiting to put my luggage on the conveyor belt like every other schmuck in the Houston airport. I was patiently waiting for the moment when you have access to the bins and have to deploy your choreographed sequence of the security line ballet. Pull my liquids from the front […]

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work travel essentials

Work Travel Essentials

I travel for work, All. The. Time. And having schlepped from city to city, I’ve learned a few tricks to make travel a bit more comfortable. Some of these recommendations include simple ways to find healthier food while on the road, to safer beauty tricks to help your skin stay hydrated and healthy. Disclosure: Please know […]

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Moving to Washington D.C. – A survival guide

So you’re moving to Washington D.C.? Congrats! Chances are you just landed a job working on the hill, or an unpaid internship working for your favorite organization, or you’re like thousands that move to D.C. hoping they will land that perfect job. You’re not alone. Every month there are thousands of new people that move […]

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The beauty of northern Nevada

Last spring I traveled to northern Nevada for the first time. What a lovely surprise. I was excited to head up to the northern part of the state to visit Reno, Carson City and Lake Tahoe – places that seem like a far off distant land if you grow up in Minnesota. The short summary: […]

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