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4 Spots You Can’t Miss On Cape Cod

4 Spots You Can’t Miss On Cape Cod

A beach escape just beyond the Boston city lights?  Cape Cod is as beautiful and quaint as you envision it to be from your romantic…

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Chasing Lighthouses in Nantucket

Chasing Lighthouses in Nantucket

Bucket list trips.  We all have them.  We all crave them.   For my mom, it’s Cape Cod and the surrounding area.  We decided to…

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Charleston Series: 5 Things To Do in the Low Country

Charleston Series: 5 Things To Do in the Low Country

The Charleston Series is wrapping up! Cue the sad faces and tears.  So, herein lies my final attempt at pushing you to book the next…

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Charleston Series: Where to Grab A Drink

Charleston Series: Where to Grab A Drink

In a city where the drinks are perfectly crafted, the views are endless, and the southern hospitality is widespread, it comes as no surprise that…

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Charleston Series: Where to Eat

Charleston Series: Where to Eat

It’s no secret that my favorite city in the USA is Charleston, South Carolina. Spend enough time with me chatting about places to visit, and…

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A Weekend in St. Augustine Florida

A Weekend in St. Augustine Florida

What better excuse for a vacation than a wedding?  This past weekend we celebrated the union of my brother-in-law, Sam, to his incredible bride, Maria.  It…

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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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