March 20, 2013

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Bachelor Party

I’m not the wild and crazy type.  My bachelor’s party was never going to be the strippers swinging from the rafters type of ordeal.  That said, I still wanted to do something fun.  When my brother got married, I flew up to where he was living at the time and a big group of his […]

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March 19, 2013

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Crested Butte Restaurants

Skiing takes a lot out of you during the day, and there is nothing better than a good meal after a long day on the slopes. It may be surprising, but Crested Butte has an amazing restaurant scene considering the size of the town.  After two trips out there, here are my favorite places: The […]

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March 18, 2013

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Skiing in Crested Butte, Colorado

In February my beautiful fiance and I took some friends skiing in Crested Butte, Colorado.  We went by ourselves last year and loved it, so this time we decided to share the awesomeness that is Crested Butte with others. It was only my second time going “real” skiing, and it was exciting that I picked […]

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March 5, 2013

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Engagement Photos

Last month my lovely fiance and I went to Barnsley Gardens for an engagement photo shoot.  We chose Barnsley because that’s where we got engaged.  Our photographer, The Reason, did an excellent job!  The photos turned out really well, and we’re both very happy with them!

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February 28, 2013

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6 Tips for Safeguarding Your Home

My home was broken into around 4am on February 3rd.  While I wasn’t home at the time and nothing was taken that can’t be replaced, the whole experience has been challenging.  Because of that, I wanted to share some tips to help others be better prepared. Remember the basics. Lock your doors and windows, get […]

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February 24, 2013

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Hello world! (again)

A little over a year ago I had a great vision to build a travel website “Traveling without Grace”, and I even coded ~95% of the new site.  But, for various reasons I never put the finishing touches on and got it off the ground.  Friends may also know that I’ve had a personal blog, […]

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April 2, 2012

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Travel Story: Losing a staring contest in Beijing

After a few centuries of immigration, it’s easy to overlook the diversity of large US cities.  Everyone has their own heritage and the differences between us blend together in one large melting pot and no one really stands out in a crowd.  However in many other parts of the world, it’s quite the opposite… It’s […]

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March 29, 2012

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Layover in London

Layovers happen.  Most are quick and involve a short gate change to your next flight, but some leave you with enough free time to explore your new and (very) temporary home.  But since most cities can’t be seen in a day, you have to pick and choose what to see.  So with 6 hours in […]

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January 13, 2012

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Travel Story: How not to travel by train to Madrid

I had every intention of arriving in Madrid at a reasonable time, but didn’t think too much of it because things usually have a way of working themselves out – except for when they don’t. Generally speaking, a train from Barcelona to Madrid takes about four hours, but by following a few easy steps you […]

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