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The Top 6 Dog-Friendly Places in Raleigh

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Raleigh, NC is a very modern city that likes to keep up with the times —always opening cool new restaurants, hip downtown bars, and hosting incredible community events. Raleigh businesses know how to cater to their demographic, which includes our furry-friends too. Raleigh prides themselves on being dog-friendly. This Summer, check out some of my Raleigh favorite attractions that fido can tag along with! Whether you are in…

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Soak Up The Sun AND Save The Elephants

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This past month, I spent a week in Wilmington with my family. We drank, we laughed, we sat on the beach for hours… and it went by too fast! (I say as I sit in my window-less office.) For my vacation, I packed three of my new Ivory Ella shirts and was super excited to show them off!The shirts were all SUPER comfy and had such vibrant colors…

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Weekend Adventures: The Mayton Inn

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This past weekend was my 22nd birthday and Tyler and I’s anniversary so we decided to treat ourselves! The Mayton Inn was recommended to me by a co-worker and the cherry on top for the weekend. Although, The Mayton Inn was only twenty minutes away from our apartment in Raleigh, It was nice to take some well-deserved R&R for the night.The Mayton Inn is…

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7 Things You Need in Your Beach Bag

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Today marks the summer solstice —the longest day of the year. Which means, Summer is finally here!  Who else is looking forward to endless beach days and weekend pool parties? Here are a few suggestions on what not to forget when you head out to enjoy the water.SunscreenSunburn is NOT a joke —it’s your health! You should choose a sunscreen with a high SPF, is water resistant…

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Weekend Adventures: Asheville

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We had the absolutely most amazing time in Asheville, NC!!! So much so that Tyler wants to move there now… ?I booked our Asheville trip pretty last minute. I pounced on the idea of a weekend getaway and had heard lots of great things about the town. Also, I selfishly wanted time with Tyler to myself (aka: no video games!). This was our first experience with Airbnb and definitely not…

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Best Beaches in North Carolina

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If you met me, you probably would never be able to tell I grew up in New Jersey. North Carolina has my heart through and through. Depending on what mood I’m in, I could either drive 3 hours to the mountains or 3 hours to the beach! On the topic of beaches… North Carolina is home to some of the most beautiful beach destinations in the United States. Pack…

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Weekend Adventures: Ocean City, NJ

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I grew up in New Jersey and try to visit my home state every now and then. Until recently, I hadn’t visited New Jersey in over a year so this trip was long overdue! I was only in town for three days but somehow managed to fill the weekend with fun activities. Even though I’m glad I left Jersey, I enjoyed seeing my family, friends, and Wawa. Sheetz…

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What I Learned When The Plane Went Down

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I have flown hundreds of times and I know people who travel 2x’s a week for business. Many people have flying anxiety but I have always looked at it as the easiest and safest way of transportation. In statistics, driving is more dangerous, with more than 5 million accidents in a year compared to 20 accidents in flying.The probability that you will be in a plane incident is…

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Weekend Adventures: Philadelphia, PA

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I often complain about my 20-minute commute to work but it takes my parents OVER AN HOUR each day to get from Jersey to Philly. Their commute absolutely stresses me out! It can be difficult and expensive driving in Philly, so most people depend on the speed line or train for transportation. Monday morning, I accompanied my mom on her ride into the city. When I lived up North…