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    Road Trip Essentials

    The past year has been one of road trips. From Iceland to Mexico to Costa Rica to Nashville and the Smoky Mountains to Route 395, and countless trips to Wisconsin, I’ve spent a lot of time…

    August 26, 2016
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    My Favorite Travel Makeup

    When I travel, I like to keep my suitcase as streamlined as possible, and that includes my makeup bag. If I’m traveling for a specific occasion (a wedding or something like that), maybe I’ll…

    August 4, 2016
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    The Best Travel Sunscreen for Any Trip

    Confession: I did not always appreciate the power of the sun to cause long term skin damage. Growing up in Wisconsin I lived for summer. We only get three months of truly warm weather,…

    June 9, 2016
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    What to Pack for a Trip to Cuba

    Packing for Cuba was just like packing for any tropical destination, but there were a few random items I’m so glad I had, and a few I didn’t have but want to make sure…

    May 23, 2016
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    In My Carry On | Spring Travel Essentials

    I have a love/hate relationship with March. On the one hand, it’s the start of spring, bringing longer days and the hint of warmer weather. On the other, days fluctuate from warm to cold…

    March 22, 2016
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    How to Not Pack Like a Tourist

    How do I not pack like a tourist? A few weeks ago, a friend from college reached out with this travel conundrum. “Hey Rebecca, I’m prepping for a trip next week and I’m having a…

    February 15, 2016
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    In My Carry On: Galena

    Two weeks ago, I went on the most unexpectedly wonderful weekend getaway to Galena, Illinois. Why was it unexpected? Because I (and I know I’m not alone in this) previously felt there wasn’t much…

    February 4, 2016
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    My Beach Essentials

    The end of January in Chicago has me aching for somewhere tropical. I’ve been doing some trip planning today and will be heading somewhere warm soon. Hooray! In the meantime I’m researching gorgeous beach houses…

    January 25, 2016