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Hotel Wailea Relais & Chateaux
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Hotel Wailea, Relais & Chateaux

My husband and I recently went to Maui for a week. We did a lot of research ahead of time, specifically on: what area to stay at, when to go, how long to go for, what to do, what to see, where to eat and what to bring with us. I can definitely get into

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The Best 5-Star Hotel in Barcelona
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The Best 5-Star Hotel in Barcelona

Can you guess what the best 5-star hotel in Barcelona is for me? Let me give you 2 clues: The chain is known as a members-only club. It was first started in London. I’m not gonna leave you hanging here. ūüėŹ Mainly because I am super excited to share this gem of a spot with

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Mariel's Guide to San Francisco
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Mariel’s Guide to San Francisco

San Francisco, such a unique city. It’s vibrant, colorful, energetic, full of smart and driven people, with amazing restaurants and stores, a nice mix of historic and new architecture, right by the water, and pretty predictable when it comes to weather (mostly foggy and rainy, with a slight chance of a sunshine surprise). It’s a

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Mariel's Guide to Paris
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Mariel’s Guide to Paris

Paris. What a romantic scene! ūüáęūüá∑‚̧ԳŹ It was my mom’s dream to go to Paris together as a family, and so when we all met for Christmas in Barcelona in 2017, we decided to hop on a plane ‚Äď only a two hour non-stop flight away ‚Äď and spend a few days in Paris to

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Mariel's Barcelona in the Summer Guide
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Mariel’s Guide to Barcelona in the Summer

This guide is here to give you helpful tips as to how to enjoy Barcelona to the fullest during the hot Summer months! I’ve been to Barcelona during winter, to spend Christmas and New Year with my family, and during summer, to use it as a hub to travel around Spain with my brother, and

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Mariel's Barcelona Guide
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Mariel’s Barcelona in the Winter Guide

This guide will give you the Barcelona travel inside scoop for Barcelona in the Winter! In the last year, I have been to Barcelona on both occasions; in December to spend Christmas and New Year, and in Summer to use it as a hub to travel around Spain. Both experiences were great and unique. I personally

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Mariel's Positano Guide
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Mariel’s Positano Guide

Our fourth Italian stop in our 11 day Italy trip was Positano. We had just visited Rome, where we did a lot of walking, learning and sightseeing. And at this point, we were craving something a little bit more laid back and calm. Positano is a gorgeous southern coastal town located in the Amalfi Coast,

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Rome in 3 Days
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Mariel’s Rome Guide

Our third Italian stop in our 11 day Italy trip was Rome. At this point, we were two for two on our trip: blown away by our two Italian stops (Venice and Florence), each unique and wonderful in its own way. We felt like we had still more to exploring left to do in Florence,

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Florence in 4 Days
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Mariel’s Florence Guide

Our second Italian stop in our 11 day Italy trip was Florence. We were sad to leave Venice, since we loved it so very much, but we were very excited to explore other regions of the country. While in the train from Venice to Florence, we could already see the difference in the landscape and

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Venice in 4 Days
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Mariel’s Venice Guide

Venice is a dream: a city full of history, extremely unique and beautifully constructed. A true work of art. If you haven’t yet been there, you must go! You will not regret it. We went on a trip to Italy for 11 days and our¬†first stop in Italy was Venice. As soon as we arrived

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Mariel's Athens Guide
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Tour Greece in 10 Days

In this day and age, it’s tough to be able to get two weeks off in a row from work and to set enough money aside to splurge on travel. And when we do make the decision to put that time and money aside, we want to make sure every second and penny counts. I

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Mariel's Mykonos Guide
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Mariel’s Mykonos Guide

Mykonos was our third and last stop in Greece. We got to it by ferry, which was a two hour ride from Santorini via SeaJets. Taking a ferry was the only transportation option from Santorini, as there aren’t any direct flights from Santorini to Mykonos. However, the ferry was short and comfortable. A word of

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Mariel's Santorini Guide
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Mariel’s Santorini Guide

Santorini was our second stop in Greece. We got to it by plane, which was a quick 50 minute flight from Athens with Aegean Air. The only other option was to take a ferry, but the ferry from Athens to Santorini is an 8 hour journey, and since we had limited time in Greece, the

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Mariel's Athens Guide
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Mariel’s Athens Guide

Athens was our very first Greece spot. I had been traveling in Spain for a little over two weeks with my brother prior to arriving to Greece, and I was thrilled to finally meet with my husband in Athens and get our Greek vacation started! My flight arrived two hours before my husband’s, which was

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Tour Italy in 11 Days
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Tour Italy in 11 Days

Are you guys ready to tour Italy in 11 days?! Oh my goodness, it’ll be the trip of a lifetime. You guys are going to love it! This blog post has been a long time coming. I’ve been wanting to share our Italy¬†trip itinerary with you guys for over four months now, ever since we

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14 Valentine’s Day Ideas for the Health Nut
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14 Valentine’s Day Ideas for the Health Nut

The international day of love is fast approaching, YAY! Do you guys know what you’re going to do yet? Hence, this 14 Valentine‚Äôs Day Ideas for the Health Nut post I am sharing with you today! See, there are always the typical options, like going out to dinner or to¬†a movie. But, don’t those sound

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Devastating Earthquake in Ecuador
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Devastating Earthquake in Ecuador

As many as you know, I was born and raised in Quito, Ecuador. At the age of eighteen, I moved to Boise, Idaho to go to school for my bachelors degree. I came to the US with the intention to go to school and then return home, as my entire family and all of my

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Creating New Paleo Recipes Through Bingo
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Creating New Paleo Recipes Through Bingo

It’s very easy to cook these days, especially¬†with all the tutorials that people can find on the Internet!¬†All you need are ingredients and a good step-by-step guide, and you can slowly become a better chef. However, if you think looking at recipe books and cooking videos are boring, and you want to brainstorm your own

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