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Way Out West Texas

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Way Out West Texas
Sometimes the most beautiful scenery is right in your backyard. For me, that backyard is Texas. Having grown up in Austin, I’ve seen quite a bit of my expansive state, but there was one region I had yet to explore. It’s an area I’ve wanted to travel to for quite some time so when the opportunity knocked, I answered. West Texas is the kind…
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The Riad Life

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The Riad Life
  I got my first taste of a Moroccan riad this past October during my first trip to Marrakech, and I have to say, I was blown away!  Riads are the traditional Moroccan homes located inside old city districts (the medina). They have a bit of an interesting history, as most were abandoned by rich families centuries ago, as these families wanted to move…
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Marrakech Photo-Diary

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Marrakech Photo-Diary
  I spent an incredible month in Marrakech Morocco, also known as "The Red City". I had been seeing photos and hearing of Marrakech for some time now, and wanted to experience this place for myself badly so was elated when I finally touched down. In some ways it was as I expected - amazing markets filled with treasures, stunning interior design and detail,…
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Marrakech to Merzouga

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Marrakech to Merzouga
  I’d been wanting to go to the desert since arriving in Marrakech, so my boyfriend Alex and I decided to take a little road trip from Marrakech to the Merzouga desert, which is about an 11-hour drive. The drive itself is incredibly scenic as you go through amazing mountain ranges, nomadic Berber villages, and dramatic desert landscape! The first day we drove about…
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Casa Telmo

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Casa Telmo
Whenever I travel I always try to seek out interesting hotels to stay at. I’m not really a fan of big resort chains, as you don’t really get a very personalized or unique experience when you stay there. On a recent trip to Menorca, I did some research and found an adorable little B&B called Casa Telmo. Upon arriving I was warmly greeted by…
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Barcelona From The Top

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Barcelona From The Top
  I love a good rooftop in the summer. A place to escape to from the bustling city below and have a cocktail and watch the sunset while looking out over the landscape. I especially love discovering cool rooftops when I travel, as most cities have them. I’ve been in Barcelona most of this summer, and I’ve discovered a few rooftops that I absolutely…
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Coqui Coqui Perfumeria

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Coqui Coqui Perfumeria
I had been wanting to stay at Coqui Coqui for a while but when I finally got around to going to Tulum they had already closed their doors. That was their original location that they closed due to political issues. But since then they have opened many other locations in the Yucatan, and I decided to add a day onto my last trip to…
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Isla Holbox

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Isla Holbox
Holbox (pronounced Hol-bosh) is a small island in the Yucatan region of Mexico. The best way to get here is to fly into Cancun and drive to Chiquila, which takes about 2 hours driving. From Chiquila you take a quick 20-minute ferry and then arrive to this adorable little laid back piece of paradise. After arriving, I hopped on my golf cart taxi (main…
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An Artistic Retreat in Holbox

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An Artistic Retreat in Holbox
  When I arrived to CasaSandra by golf cart in Holbox, Mexico, my first thought was ahhhhh. The beautiful white stucco building with a thatched roof, surrounded by hammocks and white sand. Then, you turn around and you see the beautiful blue ocean just steps away from the hotel. This is paradise I thought. Inside the main reception/dining area is so warm and inviting…
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Snapshot of Costa Rica

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Snapshot of Costa Rica
    I’d been curious about Costa Rica for a few years, always hearing about the lush jungles, eco-lodges, surfing and yoga, so I finally decided to check it out for myself and see what this Pura Vida lifestyle was all about. After some research and speaking to friends I decided to take a quick trip to Nosara, a laid-back bohemian surfer town located…
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