San Diego Mission Beach Makeover

Last weekend, or maybe the weekend before, I headed down to visit one of my besties in San Diego. She and her fiance just finished building their house in Mission Beach– it’s literally less than a 2-minute walk to the beach OR the bay! Such a dream. Anyway, they had torn down their existing bungalow a rebuilt a three story modern perch with a rooftop deck and all. But the coolest part is that the entire first floor is completely separate and comes with its own entrance and key when you RENT IT OUT! Yes, you can finally book their adorable, fresh and modern little studio for your own vacays!

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Welcome to Miami

Although this started out as just the port city for our cruise, we ended up staying a couple days after we returned and I’m so happy we did! Miami is such an amazing city! After disembarking at port, we were lucky enough to check in early at the Conrad Miami and loved it at first…

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Turks + Caicos

With Turks and Caicos on my bucket list, I was super excited to go. We didn’t book an excursion here either, but chose to soak up the sun and sand and do a little more snorkeling. As we sailed into port, we could see around the entire island– so much smaller than we imagined, but…

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San Juan

Making our way to Puerto Rico, we didn’t do a planned excursion but knew we wanted to visit the Bacardi distillery in San Juan. After all, this was right up Rob’s alley! We sailed into Port 4 and disembarked into a hot and humid day at 9am. A few questions off the ship and we…

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St. Thomas + St. John

After a day relaxing at sea while we sailed south, we woke up in the beautiful US Virgin Islands. We sailed into St. Thomas as we ate breakfast on the Lido deck and took in the colorful houses on the lush and hilly countryside reminiscent of the South of France. The port town had shops of…

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Cruising the Caribbean

This year, we celebrated our one year anniversary (whoo hoo!) cruising around the Caribbean and working on our tans. From horseback riding in the Bahamas to sailing a catamaran from St. Thomas, snorkeling and swimming with sting rays in St. John’s, touring the Barcardi factory and Old San Juan, and beaching it up in Turks…

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Love + (Under)Water

In case you missed the wedding recap, we had found the best wedding photographers ever, Love and Water, by sheer happenstance. Ironically, a few weeks before getting engaged, I couldn’t sleep one night and was randomly scrolling through Instagram (isn’t that what everyone does when they can’t sleep?) I came across a stunning image of…

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Best Day Ever

Our wedding was an absolute dream come true. Not only was I marrying my best friend, but we were getting married in paradise. I had always wanted to have a tropical beach wedding, and luckily, so did my husband 🙂 After getting engaged, we considered various venues and ultimately decided on an intimate, destination wedding in Hawaii.…

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Kentucky Bourbon Trail

As the saying goes, “When in Rome…” – only this time we were in Louisville, Kentucky. So in honor of their state’s signature spirit, we found ourselves planning our trip through the Bourbon Trail in order to get the full experience the Bluegrass state has to offer. The Bourbon Trail is a bit east of…

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