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Welcome to the hub for homebodies with wanderlust. This is where I share creative advice and actionable solutions to blend the thrills of travel with the comforts of home.

Dive into the latest articles to discover how to fuel your wanderlust through decor, and how to make travel simpler, more meaningful, and more accessible.

Boost Your Productivity with Inspiration from the World’s Most Creative Cities

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This article is about ways to boost your productivity with inspiration from the world’s most creative cities. You’re not alone if you’re overwhelmed by the constant demands of work, family, and personal commitments. Burnout is so sneaky – you don’t know it’s happening until you’re staring at the ceiling, feeling drained and uninspired. While I…

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4 Ways to Create Meaningful Adventures in the Age of Social Media

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This post is about four ways to create meaningful adventures in the age of social media. Social media has revolutionized travel, making finding information about popular destinations and must-see attractions easier than ever. Unfortunately, the “Instagram Effect” has made travel a to-do task instead of a meaningful experience. For example, we know that in Bali,…

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10 Ways to Reconnect With Your Partner After A Solo Trip

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A few years ago, I got really into solo travel and fell in love with the idea of ‘finding myself.” I am, apparently, very lost and need to find myself often. There’s just something about stepping onto that plane and being free from the gravitational pull of the daily grind that I can’t resist.  However, after the…

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How to Plan a Memorable Budget-Friendly Family Vacation

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Budget-friendly family vacations are the secret sauce in life that makes the mundane magical. The laughs, the misadventures, and yes, even the “Are we there yet?” from the backseat all become family lore.  Paying attention to the budget turns this magic from a once-in-a-blue-moon affair to a regular season of joy. It’s not just about…

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Exotic Escapes: 6 Places to Visit from the USA Without a Passport

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My family emigrated to the United States when I was a teenager, and there came a time when I couldn’t travel internationally while my residency was being processed. That was when I discovered America’s exotic backyard and curated this list of six places to visit from the USA without a passport.  Immigrant or not, there…

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5 Global Morning Rituals For A Fresh Start to Your Day

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Picture this: you’ve been up all night, holding a thermometer and a wailing kid. Morning arrives, not with the serene promise of gratitude, but with the dreaded realization that you have a meeting with your office nemesis soon. Amid the chaos, you notice the unread text message that has been judging you from your phone for the last two weeks. Surely there’s a better way.

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7 Creative Ways to Enjoy Travel Without Leaving Home

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My love language is exotic trips, so it breaks my heart when hubby asks me to talk about my hard days instead of booking me a flight. It’s something we’re working on in our marriage. To his credit, he has some salient points about why travel isn’t a viable solution to every minor inconvenience. Number…

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7 Safety Habits You Need For International Travel

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As exciting as it is to think about walking new paths, vacations can quickly become stressful if you don’t plan and prepare ahead of time.

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Why Your Home Doesn’t Feel Special – And What To Do About It

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A short time ago, I kicked my husband and kids out of the house so I could complete a full day of deep cleaning. I left no surface untouched, no window unwashed. The smell of artificial lemons barely edged out the smell of bleach, and I finally put down my supplies to gaze upon my…

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Budget Adventures: How to Experience Houston for Under $500

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Two of my favorite things in life are taking trips and not going broke. Sometimes it seems like those two desires are diametrically opposed, but where there is a will, there is a way.

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