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My Top 5 ‘Bests’ of Vienna

My Top 5 ‘Bests’ of Vienna

With only a day to explore Vienna, I knew I had to hit the highlights and search for the hidden gems all in a day’s…

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The Perfect Day in A Fairytale Village

The Perfect Day in A Fairytale Village

With social media climbing to the forefront, it comes as no surprise that we utilize these platforms when planning our next getaway.  One Google search…

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3 Days in Edinburgh Scotland

3 Days in Edinburgh Scotland

I recently blogged about our Irish Road Trip (here for more!).  We also visited Scotland in the same vacation.  Once in Europe, flights between countries are almost…

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Road Tripping Ireland: Part II

Road Tripping Ireland: Part II

Today, we’re talking restaurants, cities, pubs, and music.  Major shout out to my foodies reading this blog! Before Gus and I go anywhere, we always…

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Road Tripping Ireland: Part I

Road Tripping Ireland: Part I

Have you ever heard a bad story start out with, “So, this one time on a road trip….”?  No, you haven’t.  That’s because a road trip is never…

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Iceland Part III: Snaefellsnes Peninsula

Iceland Part III: Snaefellsnes Peninsula

Snæfellsnes Peninsula We had read that Iceland’s weather is unpredictable. We were told to stay off the roads in the winter if we weren’t use…

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Iceland Part II: Golden Circle

Iceland Part II: Golden Circle

Iceland’s Golden Circle With limited days coupled with the fact that we were visiting during the winter season, we wanted to be intentional with our time and…

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Iceland Part I: Blue Lagoon & Reykjavik

Iceland Part I: Blue Lagoon & Reykjavik

Let’s talk hobbies for a hot second: The definition of a hobby according to Mr. Webster is “an interest or activity to which a person…

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Haley Milan

Consumed by wanderlust, fueled by coffee, determined to live a minimalist lifestyle and collect moments, not things. Join me on my travels and an every day life of simplicity!

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  • Catching the morning flight to NYC! It won’t be cobblestone streets in old European cities, but it’ll be a concrete jungle so we’re good. Cheers to an adventure-filled weekend, friends!
  • Fell in love with Canada all over again this fall. And now it’s been named destination of the year!  I’m already planning my next trip! Oh Canada, you are a gem.
  • “The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience” —Eleanor Roosevelt
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Just a couple months ago I went on my first solo trip to Europe.  Traveling has quite literally breathed new life into me, and I absolutely love seeing this world with my husband by my side. But what did I learn when I had to go it alone for the first time?
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I learned that my gut IS always right. I learned the best way to step out of your comfort zone is when there is no safety net. I learned that there is tremendously more “good” in people than “bad.” And, I learned that my own company...well, it actually is pretty darn great!
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My solo trip was the most life-changing, liberating experience I’ve had to date.  Im telling you, you have to do it once in your life. Because what is life without adventure? I hope I never find out.
  • Some days go so fast you forget to take a breath. Other days go by slowly and you take it all in. I could use a slow-paced day with beautiful views. Is it Friday yet?
  • Hello, Sunday.✨
  • Celebrating the opening of doors tonight. And that my super hunky husband is home.
  • “the way he talked of their dreams made her want to grab his hand and run into tomorrow” - Atticus
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Today is the day he comes home for good. 📸: @annamarie_akins
  • “Autumn...the year’s last loveliest smile”
  • It was a cold and rainy day here in DC, so I’m channeling summer and sunshine through IG.
  • Staring into this coffee hoping it gives me life on this Monday. May your coffee be strong & Monday short!
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Side note: If you’re a coffee lover like myself, you must take a trip to Montreal! I’m convinced they have the coziest/cutest coffee shops to spend your day in!
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