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    Five words to describe the Faroe islands

    Driving around the Faroe Islands, R asked me this question: what are five words to describe the Faroe Islands? It did not take long for us to agree on the following: Sheep. Waterfalls. Tunnels. Green. Clouds. We also attempted to find five words that do not describe the Faroe Islands. We came up with people and sunshine before we got distracted…probably by a sheep or a waterfall. The Faroe Islands are not the easiest place to get to. We flew from Boise to Copenhagen, stayed for a night, and then caught a two-hour flight to the Faroes. As we circled the islands and came in for the landing, cliffs of…

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    Using Trello to Plan Travel

    A few months ago at work, my office started using a powerful software tool called Trello. Trello allows people to work collaboratively, keep organized and plan events. I have since incorporated all I’ve learned at work about Trello to my personal life and B and I have begun using Trello to plan travel. Because of course we would. This post will discuss how we are using Trello in the hopes that you might want to use it for travel planning. This is just one way Trello can be used, to learn more, you can go straight to the source, trello.com. Trello.com To begin using Trello to plan travel, you’ll need…

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    A novice’s guide to traveling with essential oils

    Have you ever tried traveling with essential oils? Perhaps you have read about them and their many health benefits, but are not sure where to start. Or perhaps you know someone who swears their latest vacation would not have been the same without their essential oils and you want that same experience. I have only recently begun to dip my toe into the vast ocean that is essential oils. But so far, the water feels nice. There is a lot I still have to learn but one thing I can say for sure, traveling with essentials oils is more pleasant than traveling without them. I feel like I should go…

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    Five Things to do in Brownsville, Texas

    About ten years ago, my folks decided the Idaho winters were a bit too rough for them (lightweights). Their solution was to become snowbirds (people who head south for the winter) and so they purchased a little spot in a retirement community in Brownsville, Texas. As a dutiful daughter, I have made it a point to visit them over the years and have compiled a list of 5 Things to do in Brownsville, Texas. Check them out if you ever find yourself ‘visiting’ your parents over the winter. Where is Brownsville, Texas? Alright, so most people don’t have any idea where Brownsville is. That makes perfect sense; it isn’t exactly…

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    Making the most of limited vacation

    R and I have full-time jobs with limited vacation hours. We are blessed to have more than two weeks of vacation a year, but we are still constrained by the amount of time we have to travel and go on adventures. Therefore, we have become experts in making the most of limited vacation time. If, like us, you find yourself with a bucket list a mile long, below are some tips and tricks to consider the next time you are feeling the itch to go somewhere new. Take a short trip A friend of mine just got back from a three-month stay in Spain. She is lucky enough to be…

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    Northeast Road Trip

    Several years ago, B was spending part of her time working out of her company’s in New Jersey office. Serendipitously, I was sent to a work conference in Rhode Island at the same time. Of course the two of us would plan a few days around work and go on an epic Northeast road trip (because why not?). If you and your bestie find yourselves with a few days to spare on the Eastern seaboard, try hitting up a few of these places. You won’t be sorry! Snowpocalypse The one downside of our great plan was that it happened to fall during the coldest, snowiest Februarys in many moons. Even…

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    B’s favorite cities to visit

    It is very difficult for me to name a favorite country. I do not have children, but I imagine it feels a bit like having to choose one of those. However, even though I struggle to name a favorite country, I do not struggle to name a favorite city. I fell in love with Edinburgh, Scotland, on my very first visit and even after many years of traveling to equally delightful cities, Edinburgh remains my first love. I thought I would share some (this list is not all inclusive) of my other favorite cities to visit in the event you are planning a trip and looking for inspiration. Boston, Massachusetts…

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    36 hours in Belgrade, Serbia

    As B and I were planning our trip to the Balkans region, we knew we wanted to go from Romania to Montenegro. There were a few different ways to travel between the these countries, but we opted to travel there via Serbia. And we were so very glad we did. While we only spent 36 hours in Belgrade, we had a really wonderful time. Belgrade was a definite sleeper and turned out to be one of our favorite stops on the whole trip. This post will discuss what we did, saw and ate during our too brief stay in this Balkan gem. Sidenote You might be wondering why we didn’t…

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    New Zealand Road Trip

    New Zealand is one of my all-time favorite travel destinations. The landscape is so stunning and unique, it is hard for the rest of the world to compete. And then there are the people. Kiwis are, by far, the nicest people I have ever met. The only downside to visiting New Zealand is that it is so far away. But that distance was a small price to pay for an epic New Zealand road trip that I took with a friend of mine from college. There are many ways to see New Zealand. However, I do not recommend a 2-3 day stopover on your way to Australia. You will not…

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    Planned Relaxing Vacation

    A while ago, we talked about the benefits of taking a mini break during the rush of a vacation to just relax. Well, we upped the ante on our last vacation and pretty much took a break the entire time we were in Europe. Who knew a planned, relaxing vacation would be so fun? If the thought of not packing in as much as is physically possible seems strange, we challenge you to try it out. You, like us, might just like it. Planned Relaxing Vacation Over the Christmas holidays, B and I took off to Germany. We had two main objectives for the trip: visit Christmas Markets and shop…