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Visiting Jekyll Island - paved walking path lined with oak trees and spanish moss hanging from branches

Your Complete Guide to Visiting Jekyll Island

Overview of Jekyll Island:  You might know Georgia for the Atlanta Braves, peaches, the Bulldogs, and sweet tea. But did you know about the Golden Isles of Georgia? Located on the coast halfway between Savannah, Georgia and Jacksonville, FL, the Golden Isles are made up of the mainland of Brunswick and 4 barrier islands – St. Simons, Little St. Simons, Sea Island, and the subject of this post – Jekyll Island. This southernmost barrier island is home to about 1,200 residents and many annual guests. Visiting Jekyll Island is a special experience that can’t be explained– it can only be

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Ultimate Guide to Ocean Beach – San Diego

Ocean Beach, or simply OB as it’s known to the locals, is one of Southern California’s most unique beach towns. Located 15 minutes from downtown San Diego, OB features sun, sand, waves, tide pools, restaurants, bars, shops, and lots of character. There is a special charm to OB that you will not find anywhere is in California. The shops are unique, the people are laid back and friendly, and dogs are everywhere. My husband Sam is proud to call OB home and I’ve had the privilege of visiting several times now and have found so many go-to spots. Below I

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View of Gateway Arch National Park

Complete Guide to Gateway Arch National Park

Complete Guide to Gateway Arch National Park Did you know one of the newest National Parks is in the middle of a city, easily accessible and does not require miles of hiking? Gateway Arch National Park, located in St. Louis, Missouri was officially designated as a National Park in 2018. The Gateway Arch, Old Courthouse and surrounding park area can be found on Fourth Street between Market and Chestnut streets. Below I share a complete guide to Gateway Arch National Park including its history, fees, things to do at the park, and more.  ** Visitors are required to go through

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Louis Armstrong Park, New Orleans - Honest Review of New Orleans

Is New Orleans Worth Visiting? An Honest Opinion

My Honest Review of New Orleans: New Orleans is a very impressive city in a way that’s just not for me. The city has architectural beauty, incredible history, and offers a gorgeous and unique environment. However, I found that to be countered by extremely dirty streets, rude people, and complete craziness. If you’ve never been down Bourbon Street on a Friday or Saturday night, you have to check it out at least once. The shear number of people who gather in the street is incredible, let alone the venders, people with snakes, and tarot card readers. If it’s your cup

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5 Best Places to Eat on Sanibel Island

Sanibel Island may be known for its beautiful beaches and fantastic shelling, but there are also some of the best places to eat on Sanibel Island. For those of you wondering where the heck Sanibel Island is… it’s a small island off the coast of Florida, near Fort Myers. If you’ve been to the Fort Myers area before, Sanibel Island has a completely different vibe. It’s low-key, very quiet, small, and popular for its shelling beaches. I’d also argue that the restaurants on Sanibel Island are some of the best.  The island restaurants have excellent variety, a fun atmosphere, and

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Grand Canyon Entrance Sign

The Ultimate 3-Day Grand Canyon South Rim Itinerary

About Grand Canyon: Less than five hours north of Phoenix, Arizona, you’ll find one of the seven natural wonders of the world – the Grand Canyon. Also a National Park, the Grand Canyon is 227 miles long and over ten miles wide (on average). Pictures simply don’t do this canyon justice. It’s absolutely gorgeous and massive and I recommend it be on your bucket list if you haven’t visited already. While unbelievably impressive, there are some very important items to know before visiting this amazing place. With a little planning, you’ll be able to fully enjoy your trip to the

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