Mimosas and lanterns in Wisconsin

Last weekend, my housemates, our significant others, and I all packed up and went on an overnight triple date to Wisconsin, aka “America’s Dairyland.”

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5 reasons you need to visit Fiesole

5 reasons you need to visit Fiesole

Nestled in the vibrant Tuscan hills surrounding Florence is the snug, beautiful town of Fiesole. A summer vacation destination of literary legends like Gertrude Stein and a prominent, romantic setting in the classic novel A Room with a View by E.M. Forster, Fiesole is a charming daytrip option that is walkable from Florence and that has incredible views of the Italian countryside.

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S(pace Needle)(tarbucks)eattle

Five reasons you need to visit Seattle

I was dreaming about Seattle years before I went there. It’s kind of a surreal place—the sunset over the water, the mountains, the Space Needle (I mean, what more perfect place for crazy science fiction stuff to happen, right? That’s what my writerly brain decided). It’s a little romantic too, thanks to the temperamental weather and Sleepless in Seattle. Even the place names and the atmosphere feel different from the Midwest. It’s one of my favorite cities I’ve been to.

Here are a few of the biggest reasons I loved it so much and why I think you should visit it as well.

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Pancake breakfast in Cardiff

The best foods to try in Wales

For #foodiefridays, here are the best traditional foods to enjoy on your next trip to Wales. Just in case a jaunt over to the land of leeks isn’t on your itinerary anytime soon, recipes are linked so you can whip up hearty Welsh dishes in your own cegin (kitchen).

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