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    our portland | maine honeymoon

    When we were planning our wedding, Jake and I went back and forth about whether or not to take a honeymoon. Ultimately we decided on Portland, Maine because it was on my list of places to travel to during fall. We also knew that when the honeymoon came along, we would be happy to have some vacation time after all the wedding planning. We booked our trip in July with our wedding being in September, and admittedly we forgot we had even booked the trip until right before walking down the aisle. Is that what you’re meant to think about right before getting married? HA! our portland | maine honeymoon…

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    a cancun vacation

    We took our first real spring break this past year with a trip to Cancun, Mexico. Jake and I love traveling, and do it as much as our schedules allow us to. Usually we travel to where we can do a lot of walking and outdoor adventures, so going to an all-inclusive was a bit outside of our comfort zone. I’m happy to say that we had an amazing time. 80 degrees in March is unheard of for Minnesotans. As soon we arrived, we jumped right into our swimming suits, and pretty much lived in them the entire week. Remember that blog post I shared with what I packed for…

  • Our Galtinburg & Knoxville Vacation
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    Our Galtinburg & Knoxville Vacation

    Back in August, we traveled to Gatlinburg for our first vacation together in over two years, and I’m just now getting around to sharing the details. I know, I know, way behind. Our schedules have been crazy ever since we got back and I haven’t been balancing it very well (obviously). I had intended on sharing this blog post shortly after we returned, but honestly time just got away from me. In total, our vacation was five days, spending three days in the Smoky Mountains, hiking and exploring Gatlinburg, and another two days in Knoxville eating good food and enjoying the up and coming city. This was our first time visiting…

  • A Girls Weekend in Duluth
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    A Girls Weekend in Duluth

    I recently had a girls weekend in Duluth and we had a blast! Duluth is a perfect city for a weekend getaway or even for a day trip. The last time I traveled to Duluth, I went solo to see a power lifting meet, and that was two summers ago. I’ve also been up there for Grandma’s Marathon, which is an experience in itself. If you’re in driving distance to Duluth, I definitely recommend it. Our trip start early Friday morning, we drove up early so had the majority of the day to explore. After we arrived, we were all hungry so we grabbed an early lunch at Grandma’s Restaurant,…