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A Mini-Guide to Ibiza, Spain

I have a bit of a love hate relationship with Ibiza. One summer, back in high school, two of my best friends took off on a whirlwind month long European vacation. For a multitude of different reasons I was, unfortunately, unable to join them. Though they visited a number of different cities, Ibiza is one that specifically sticks out in my mind. Yes, it's absolutely stunning. Yes, it's overflowing with culture and history and all things great. But it took my friends away from me when I was 17 and...

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Tuscany, Italy with Feather & Stone Photography

I've been fortunate enough to have made my way to Italy a handful of times in my life, but I've yet to experience the magic that Tuscany holds. I've had an inkling for a while that it was a place that I needed to experience for myself, but after gushing over Feather & Stone's photos, I'm now more convinced than ever. Rolling hills, stone houses, bottomless glasses of local red wine... pure magic, really. And luckily for all of us...

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Chicago Mini-Guide from Alexis Buryk

I actually had the pleasure of visiting family friends in Chicago when I was 14 years old. I was much too young to really grasp everything the city had to offer, but I do distinctly remember feeling like it held its own kind of magic. I've been meaning to go back to experience it properly ever since, and with Alexis Buryk's tips & tricks I know I'll be well equipped when I do. Plus?

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Travel to San Juan, Puerto Rico with Kimberly Chau

Our Livings editor, Jacquelyn, is a travel junkie. Me, not so much. I think when you have two smelly kids, the idea of being too far from home suddenly becomes a bit more, well, daunting. But honestly? Seeing these gorgeous images from the lovely Kimberly Chau from her trip to Puerto Rico sort of makes me want to throw caution to the wind and pack up the whole family. Almost. This trip is beauty defined and there is so much more...

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Parker Palm Springs

A weekend at the Parker Palm Springs is the perfect way to check out of normal life and check into a life of glamour, sunshine and relaxation!  It's been a longtime favorite of mine for it's beautiful design (by none other than Jonathan Adler himself), stunning grounds and amazing spa.  Last weekend my husband, our two dogs and I spent a weekend there...

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A Fun-Filled Staycation from Rebekah Carey McNall

Though we're all about seeing the world at every given moment, sadly, we know that there are times when jetting off to an undisclosed location is simply not an option. So if you find yourself taking advantage of your very own city this year, you've come to the right place! Because with Rebekah's help, we've got a day chock full of fun activities that you can do to make your staycation a memorable one. Captured by ...

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The Perfect Day in Seattle from Katie Parra

If you were ever thinking of planning a trip to the beautiful city of Seattle, consider this a sign. I'm quite confident you won't regret your decision. And with a big help from Katie Parra, we have your first day totally and completely planned. So I urge you to take this itinerary for a spin, and come back and thank us later!  Oh, and to see more from Katie's incredible day in Seattle...

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Travel to Napa Valley with Moira Events

My husband Tait and I lived in California for 6 years. And a weekend trip to Napa Valley, Sonoma or the surrounding vineyards was kind of, dare I say, a regular thing? I had no clue how young and spoiled I was and while I never took the sea of perfection that is Wine Country for granted, I didn't know that one day, I would miss it just as much as most people miss being near the ocean. So when Jessica Beltran of Moira Events sent over this...

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A Day at the Getty from Katie Parra Photography

I'm no stranger to art galleries and museums as I've had the pleasure of frequenting a handful in my lifetime. But the Getty is one that I've yet to visit and, as a result, it completely and totally eludes me. With so much to take in, I'm sure it's not uncommon to feel overwhelmed upon arrival. Lucky for us, Getty-frequenter extraordinaire and talented photographer, miss Katie Parra, has agreed to share her wisdom on how to tackle this...

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A Grand Canyon Mini Guide with Bryce Covey

I've done my fair share of traveling in the past and one of my very favourite moments to date is witnessing the Grand Canyon for the very first time. It's almost physically impossible to capture the magnificent beauty that's happening before your eyes, but Bryce Covey does an incredible job at expressing it through his lens. From gaping craters to...

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A Palm Springs Mini-Guide from Tammy Horton Photography

Palm Springs has long been on my must-visit list. The incredible mid-century modern architecture paired with the desert heat has always been appealing to this warm-weather design-loving lady. So when Tammy Horton sent along her photos from a recent trip to this Californian locale, it was all I could do to not totally bombard her with questions. Lucky for me, she was sweet enough to let me pick her brain on where to eat, where...

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New York City from KT Crabb

New York City will forever be one of those places that I hold dear to my heart. From family trips as a child, to mother-daughter weekend getaways, it never fails to leave me breathless and always wanting more. The city is consistently abuzz with activity and KT Crabb did an incredible job of capturing it all! We've picked KT's brain for her...

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Travel to Malibu with Sugar & Charm

Truth be told, Malibu is one of those spots that never completely appealed to me. I mean, present me with the chance to go to the beach and I will likely (always) say yes. But to head to Malibu at will was never really on the agenda. That is until I got a few insider tips from Mrs. Eden of Sugar and Charm (who's a crazy wealth of knowledge on all things Malibu!) I think I owe this gorgeous place an apology. For more incredible photos...

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St. Tropez with Sunshine Charlie

The South of France is one spot that I've dreamt about since I was little. It's turquoise seas and easy breezy lifestyle is immediately appealing, and if it's anything like these photos from Sunshine Charlie, I'm fairly confident that I've found my next vacation destination (though, how many times have I said that now? We should probably start taking count). For more french sunshine and beautiful beaches, ...

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Alys Beach from Jeremy Harwell

Having visited grandparents in Florida more times than I can count, it's safe to say that it holds a special place in my heart. Though we usually end up in, ahem, retirement type communities, it's still somehow terribly relaxing and always magical. So I can only imagine how incredible residing at Alys Beach must feel. Individual luxury homes lined up perfectly next to a picturesque beach with the whole family in tow? Yep, I'm in! Beautifully...

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Travel to the Philippines with Mariel Hannah

So I've said it time and time again, but these travel posts are always so detrimental to both my productivity and my wanderlust. The Philippines have always intrigued me, but Mariel Hannah has just ensured that it's skyrocketed to the top of the list. Have you ever seen anything more picturesque? I just can't get over all the beauty. And if you're anything like me, you might want to spend some time...

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The Outer Banks from Elaine Palladino

It's been years since I've been on a true beach vacation. You know the ones where you conveniently forget your makeup bag at home and let the wind and salty air deal with your hair on its own? Ah, the beachy mane - how I love thee. I actually didn't realize I was craving that kind of relaxation until making my way through these incredible photos of The Outer Banks. Captured by Elaine Palladino, I'm thinking that something like this...

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The Amalfi Coast with Lark & Linen

If you happen to read my personal blog, lark & linen, you're already well aware that I snuck away for a handful of days not long ago. My boyfriend and I found a ridiculous deal for a week on the Amalfi Coast - one we simply couldn't pass up (regularly "wasting time" on travel-deal sites pays off, I tell you!) So we quickly packed our bags and off we went. I've been fortunate enough in my life to have visited a few incredible places...

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What to Pack for the Amalfi Coast

Alright SMPers, we're shifting focus today and talking all-things-Amalfi-Coast. My boyfriend and I recently returned from a week stint in what can only be described as the most beautiful place on earth (not that I'm biased or anything). I'll be sharing some of my photographic proof later on today, but in the meantime we need to ensure we're equipped with the essentials before we head off on our virtual journey. As a sleepy sea-side Italian slice of beachy, mountainy heaven, you really don't need...

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Peru with Merari Teruel

This is now the fourth time this month that Peru has made its way onto my radar. That's got to be a sign, right? I knew it was chock full of gorgeous sights to be seen, but after taking a look through Merari Teruel's photos, I'm fairly confident that I need to experience it for myself. Because, and let's be honest here, this is not something I want to...

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