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This past May/June we traveled to Tuscany, Italy for our friends wedding. I had the honor of being able to photograph my first international wedding! This was also our first international trip with our then five month old. I get asked often how we did it, what we packed, what tips I would give to […]

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Last month, we traveled to California for a little getaway and some much-needed sunshine at the time. Our favorite way to travel is by researching and finding an Airbnb in the area that we are visiting. We planned on going to Palm Springs for a portion of our trip, and we knew this was going […]

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Last month, we flew out to California a little early before I attended the Rising Tide Society Leaders retreat in San Francisco. Four years ago, we drove and camped from Los Angeles to Portland and immediately feel in love with the Big Sur area. So this time we planned for two extra days of travel […]

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In November, Ryan and I traveled to St.Thomas Virgin Islands for a week to celebrate my birthday. We decided early on in our marriage, that we would rather save the money we would spend on gifts and have it go towards travel and adventures together. We love being able to look back on our travels […]

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Italy Villa

July 1, 2016

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This past week I went to visit my dad, his wife and her daughter while they vacationed for a few weeks in Italy. They rented a villa in the countryside of Rufina, Italy. Again I can’t say enough about Airbnb and Homeaway. This is the way to vacation! You can read more about why we […]

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New York Getaway

June 16, 2016

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A few weeks ago, my husband and I took a last minute trip to New York City.  We both had a break in our schedule and so we started planning where to go. We usually go to Chicago around Memorial Day with my parents for a bike ride. Ryan’s family comes down to Chicago to […]

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Why we love Airbnb

June 6, 2016

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My husband Ryan and I love to travel! If we aren’t camping or visiting family out of state, we often travel using Airbnb. We recently spent eight days in New York and used two different Airbnb locations during our trip. We love using their service and here are a few reasons why: 1. It often […]

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Two weeks ago, my husband and I took a last minute trip to his home state of Michigan, to spend a little summer getaway with his family in Muskegon. This was a super last minute trip, with nothing planned besides visiting Sleeping Bear Dunes. Little did we know that there was a big storm that […]

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The end of last October couldn’t come fast enough for our all girls weekend trip to meet the newest family members. Half of us hopped on a plane and the other half took the long drive to Colorado to welcome Owen to the family. We all arrived shortly after one another and immediately started snuggling, […]

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Last October, we took an all-girls family weekend trip to Colorado to welcome my cousin’s first baby boy. We were also able to  celebrate the engagement of another cousin, Alicia to her fiancé Chris. The three of us plus their dog Willy went out for an early morning sunrise session in Loveland, CO. The morning was […]

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