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Cherry Blossoms in Washington, D.C.

For a few short days every year, Washington D.C. explodes into bloom with spectacularly gorgeous cherry blossoms.  Local experts compete to accurately predict peak bloom windows. Tourists from around the world flock here, hoping to catch the trees on just the right … Continue reading

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Seafood Pasta

Seafood Pasta has become one of my favorite things to make at home.  Usually I save myself the trouble and buy pasta from the store, but last weekend I had a whole afternoon wide open so I rolled it out … Continue reading

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Paris, Day 3

My third and final day in Paris was the rainiest of all, but I got a few dry hours in the morning. I had yet to see the Eiffel Tower in daylight, so I headed that way.  Most of the time I … Continue reading

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Paris

It was still dark out when I arrived in Paris yesterday morning.  I’d barely slept on the plane but I was eager to start experiencing the city, so I grabbed my bags, breezed through customs, and caught a train from … Continue reading

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How my Christmas Shopping Earned Me a Free Round-Trip Flight to Europe

You know how, when you’re Christmas shopping for friends and family, you always end up stumbling across something that you have to have for yourself?  Well this year, between my Christmas shopping and my normal monthly expenses, I am treating myself … Continue reading

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Vintage Vines: A Tuscan Dream Come True

When I think of Italy, the first thing that comes to mind is wine. Therefore, it seemed fitting that we should start our trip to Tuscany with a vineyard tour and tasting. After some research we decided to tour Carmignani, … Continue reading

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Shrimp Scampi with Linguine

Sometimes the most delicious recipes are created from just a few simple, high-quality ingredients. I love how this recipe comes together quickly and easily, without sacrificing any flavor.  Here’s what you need: Olive Oil Butter Salt and Pepper Garlic (1-2 cloves, … Continue reading

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