Mexico City

Mexico City is a city of ironies. It’s colorful and vibrant, but still perfectly relaxing. It has world class food for insanely cheap prices. It’s home to 9 million people, but everyone is still…nice.

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Japan

Oh my gosh Japan - can I be more obsessed?!?! This might be one of my favorite countries I’ve ever visited, and I know that this trip will definitely not be my last.

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The Maldives

Wow - I honestly still can’t believe that D + I booked a spontaneous trip to the Maldives. It’s been on my bucket list for so long that when we were traveling around Southeast Asia this past winter we knew we had to fit it in! We saw some pretty affordable flights and boom - that was it.

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The Thai Islands

To be completely honest, the Thai Islands took me by surprise. After hearing how touristy + somewhat overrated they were, I sadly went into this trip with pretty low expectations.

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The Philippines

Oh wow - the Philippines far, far exceeded my expectations. I spent about a week here during our South East Asia Adventure and oh man, did it make me want to live on an island in Palawan all by myself :)

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Hong Kong

Hong Kong is a colorful, eclectic mix of eastern and western culture. Basically, it's the Asian version of New York.  It was an amazing city to visit - especially as the first spot on our long trip through Southeast Asia.

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San Diego, California

over july 4th this year, d + i went down to san diego (only a 45-minute plane from from sf!) for a few days and it was magical. neither of us had visited sd before, and it far surpassed all of our expectations - people walking barefoot (this is a major factor in how i judge a beach town!), awesome restaurants and perfect weather. 

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Tuscany, Italy

tuscany was one of the first stops i made in italy, and it proved to me why no one ever wanted to leave. the rolling hills and the lush greenery was just the beginning of my love affair with this place.

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New York City

here do i begin? my forever home, my favorite place, my love-hate relationship all in one. growing up on the outskirts of new york city i never realized how special it was...until i left.

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The Amalfi Coast

we decided to stay in positano, the most picturesque of the towns along the coast. we were fortunate enough to find an off-the-beaten-path bed and breakfast that was so perfect, i couldn't believe it.

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