Travel Recap: San Fran + Napa

I spent the last few days in Cali (not bad, eh?) with my coworkers. We had a much needed off site to 1) get to know each other better 2) learn how to be better innovators through training and tools. Although it was a jam packed itinerary we were able to find some time play (thank goodness). The weather was perfect and well, let’s be honest, San Fran and Napa are stunning places to get lost. Here are some photos of our time together.

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Travel Recap: Ecuador

I turned 30 a few weeks ago and decided that I would take a great vacation to celebrate life and well the big 3-0.

 

I spent the past 8 days with this group…

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The average age is ~66 years old. They ate grubs, zip lined through the Amazon, tubed down the Napo River, some completed a challenging 2 mile hike through the Amazon Rainforest, and others even did a 2 hour physical course filled with obstacles. They danced, wined and dined, and were ALWAYS ready for an ice cream break. They never complained, instead they encouraged us youngins to love life, to keep traveling, exploring, and being open to new experiences, people, and places. They are incredible and hysterical humans, with a zest for living life to the fullest. I wish I could keep them all but most of them are already packing their bags for their next adventure.

Here are photos from this wonderful trip. Ecuador was magic.

DAY 1: TRAVEL + QUITO

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DAY 2: OTAVALO

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DAY 3 – PAPALLACTA

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DAY 6: BAÑOS

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DAY 7: QUITO

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Weekend Recap: Hocking Hills, OH

14 of us spent time in a cabin in beautiful Hocking Hills. It was a blast to be surrounded by wonderful people. We really are so blessed to be able to take a break from our hectic everyday lives to enjoy a weekend with food, friends, and adventure. We’re hoping this will be an annual thing. Here are photos from our little weekend getaway!DSC_0009 editIMG_0074.JPGDSC_0021DSC_0027DSC_0052

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Steph’s Baby Shower

A few of my friends and sister are expecting — hooray for reproducing! It’s a very exciting time as it’s the first for some.

I got lucky and found a ridiculously inexpensive, direct flight to Miami in order to attend Steph’s baby shower this past weekend. A little background on friendship with Steph:

  •  We’ve been friends for over a decade and I couldn’t be more blessed to have her in my life.
  • She’s beyond creative. Check out her shop here.
  • She sees the best in everyone.
  • She has taught me what a true, generous, and loving friendship should really be like.
  • She has rejoiced with me during moments of joy and success and has cried with me during the hiccups life surprises you with.

In other words, I HAD to be there to celebrate her and this next life stage.  Here are a few photos from her beautiful shower.

And, Steph, if you read this post – you and Danny will be the greatest parents. Baby Canto doesn’t know how blessed she is to have parents like you guys. xx

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(Long) Weekend Recap

Long weekends are so refreshing! I hope you all enjoyed your Memorial Day weekend – I know I did. I decided a little getaway was in order so I headed to Cincinnati to visit a dear friend and explore the city. I didn’t have much of an agenda … Which is very unlike me. My plan was simple, spend time with my friend, spend time exploring & getting inspired by the things around me. Here are a few snaps from my trip to Cinci.

Spots I visited:

  • Cafe Emporium
  • Eden Park
  • Mirror Lake @ Eden Park
  • Krohn’s Conservatory
  • The Purple People Bridge
  • Hyde Park
  • Graeter’s Ice Cream
  • Macaron Bar
  • Shopping: Rockwood & Kenwood Towne
  • Over the Rhine
  • Vine Street
  • Holtman’s Donuts

 

Travel Recap: Miami, FL

I had a few friends from Ohio meet me in Miami for vacation. I’m beyond lucky to have a beautiful support group in multiple cities. It was wonderful to show them my city and have them meet some of my family and dear friends. We made the most of our time there – dancing, eating, beachin’, talking and hanging. Here are a few photos from our trip.

Food

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The Beach

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My Friends

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The Family

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A Few of My Favorite Travel Instagram Accounts

Travel fever is real.

@lucylaucht

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@theballoondiary

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@oliviathebaut

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@theblondeabroad

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@sarahirenemurphy

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@girleatworld

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@localwanderer

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@helloemilie

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@gypsea_lust

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