Sloop Inn St. Ives

March 17, 2014

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“Not To Miss” Cornwall Villages

The landscape changed dramatically on the four hour drive from London to Cornwall. When we had to stop the car to wait patiently for a chicken crossing the narrow road ahead, I knew we had arrived. I couldn’t wait for a relaxing, peaceful vacation in the Cornish countryside, and to explore the towns I heard […]

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Empire state building

March 3, 2014

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Readjusting From Expat Life

Expat life has its ups and downs, and there’s no shortage of reading material out there about living and traveling in foreign places, or about the culture shock that often results from the experience. But there’s less mentioned about returning from that journey – coming home. Back to a place that used to be everything you […]

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February 26, 2014

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NYC Neighborhoods: The Upper East Side

Park Ave

After two years living out of the USA, I’m back in the New York City area, a place that embodies the word “home” to me almost as much as the area where I was born and raised. Therefore it’s necessary to reflect back on where it all started – the Upper East Side neighborhood – […]

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February 20, 2014

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A Winter Break In Ocean City, Maryland

Ocean City beach

Going to a Mid-Atlantic US beach town in the middle of winter might sound a little crazy, but there’s a number of reasons it can be a surprisingly fun mini-getaway to fight off those winter blues. 1. For the Festivals Year round entertainment in Ocean City includes events like boat shows,  kite festivals, arts and […]

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February 6, 2014

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Abu Dhabi; Luxury & A Sense Of Seclusion

Abu Dhabi

As we drove across the quiet, open highway, Abu Dhabi’s skyline emerged in the distance. Next to the highway I noticed a few bridges. Bridges that led to nowhere – at least temporarily. Day by day, brick by brick, highway by highway, Abu Dhabi’s expanding, replacing desert sand with new projects and infrastructure, preparing to […]

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January 30, 2014

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Discover Life In Jersey City; Paulus Hook Neighborhood

“You’re officially a B & T girl,” my co-workers joked when I told them I was moving from Manhattan to Jersey City, New Jersey. Ahh, B&T, the derogatory term usually used by residents of Manhattan to describe those “outsiders” who commute into Manhattan from the outer boroughs via bridge and/or tunnel. Though I pretended to laugh at […]

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January 28, 2014

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Victory Brewing Company; A Visit To The Brewpub

“Locally brewed. Locally loved.” What a perfect first glimpse as Jim and I arrived at Victory Brewing Company. As a proud born-and-raised Pennsylvania girl, I smiled when I read it because it’s wonderful to explore more breweries that are local to me after two years of living out of the country. But there’s one more reason that we decided […]

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January 17, 2014

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NYC Neighborhoods; The West Village

Roaming the streets of Manhattan was and still is one of my favorite pastimes. I’m more than anxious to get out and explore again after two years living out of the country. See what’s changed, what’s still the same, and walk around all those neighborhoods that help me recall some amazing times in my past life as […]

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