Getaway Brigade

Happy 2014, everyone! We hope you had a wonderful New Year’s with your loved ones and we look forward to making 2014 a wonderful year! It also seems that you guys loved the cats in our last post of 2013, so the kitty love has been duly noted. Today I wanted to talk about something…

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Pink Flowers in Bloom

Let’s face it: no matter how fun or fulfilling travel may be, it can take a physical toll. On a getaway I often find myself doing more walking and less sleeping than I’m used to, and as a result I end up feeling a little worn down. So how do you recharge yourself, with limited…

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Kenting Boardwalk

Getaways often seem at odds with our daily responsibilities. Blame this on the protestant work ethic of our nation’s founders, the economy, or our bosses, but if not framed properly, personal travel is a significant source of guilt. A sense of obligation to our day jobs—combined with the smartphones in our pockets—can prevent us from…

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Eluanbi Lighthouse

Sharon and I travel a lot. Between the two of us, we will have traveled ten out of twelve months this year—but unlike many other travel bloggers, we have yet to sell our possessions and leave our jobs behind. In fact, I quite enjoy my job and can’t imagine leaving it. So instead, we’ve incorporated travel…

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At some point before every getaway, my excitement about going somewhere gets eclipsed by mild panic about what I’m going to wear. The idea of only having a carry-on’s worth of clothes to work with is really daunting. Several years ago I famously freaked out and packed almost all the clothes I owned for a…

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