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Andaz Maui Review + Misa Floral Dress

I’m home from 17 days in Hawaii!!  Really 16 days because you lose a day coming home.  Coming back to the east coast from Hawaii is crazy!  Our flight left Maui at 5:30 PM and by the time we landed in Charlotte at 10:45 AM, it was 4:45 AM in Hawaii.  So unless you can sleep on a plane (which neither of us can), you lose a night of sleep.  We got home at noon and went right to bed.  I have been feeling pretty good since, so here’s hoping the jet lag won’t be too bad. I wanted to tell you about our hotel in Maui because it was seriously incredible.  We stayed at the Andaz Maui at Wailea […]

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Free People Favs

I’m planning for another trip, so of course I want a whole new wardrobe!  Who else is with me on this?!  I said to Lance, ‘I need to go get everything I need for Hawaii.’  And he was like…’what are you talking about, you don’t need anything.’  Sigh.  Dudes.  They will never get it.  But, yes, I’m taking another vacation already.  Retail is slow in the summer so I take FULL advantage!  And I have a girlfriend living in Hawaii for the summer so HELLO?!?  Do you think I’m not going out there to stay for free?!  I’m going to Oahu for a week then Lance is meeting me and we head to Maui for week.  Here’s where we are […]

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Cuba: Budget + What I Wore

I thought it would be nice for you to have a breakdown of what everything cost for us in Cuba, which will help you plan how much cash to take depending on how many days you are there.  I said it before, but you cannot use an American credit card there and as far as I know, there is no way to get cash once you are there, so you must take enough for your whole trip.  We left all of our cash in the room and only took out what we needed each day.  We paid for our Airbnb up front on a credit card, but for everything else we paid in cash to the driver or tour guide […]

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Cuba: Our Itinerary + Restaurant Recs

One of the most frequent questions I have gotten about Cuba is, ‘What did you do there? Did you go to the beach?’ We stayed in the capital of Cuba, Havana.  Havana is on the water, but as far as I could tell, there is no beach there.  We did go to a beach one morning that was 30 minutes away, but you don’t go to Cuba to go to the beach (in my opinion).  Sure, there are some nice hotels and some beach-front resorts, but you should really go to Cuba to experience the culture, people, food and of course rum and cigars!  Here was our itinerary by day along with what we ate and how much it all […]

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