Hop into my suitcaseCome along as I travel around the world!

  • Summertime in Chicago is the best time. 😎⁣ Only 6 more months until it’s here again. 😆
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  • I’m going through my photos from Maui today and I realized I take a lot of photos of flowers. ⁣
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They’re so bright and beautiful and they make me happy so why not, I guess?⁣
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I like this photo in particular. I love pink tropical flowers and the sky in the background is so blue here too. ⁣
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Just about perfect. 🌺🌸🌺🌸⁣
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  • Fun fact about me: I’ve never had coffee.⁣
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No joke. I don’t even know what it tastes like although I’ve had coffee flavored candy and if it tastes like that, I know I won’t like it.⁣
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I do drink green tea. Plain green tea. No mint. No jasmine. Just plain.⁣
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I started drinking green tea a few years ago...so I would have something to order besides water when meeting people for coffee. 😆⁣ So if we were having coffee, I’ll leave the coffee drinking to you while I enjoy my tea. 😊
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  • Do you scuba dive?⁣
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If so, what’s your favorite thing to observe under the sea?⁣
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I love to find fish and eels and sharks and stingrays but my favorite is sea turtles, like the one in this photo that we saw while diving in Hawaii last week.⁣
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There were three of them at this site. They were just hanging out, doing their thing. ⁣
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What a sight to behold! ⁣
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  • We talk about our favorite travel destinations quite a bit but I’m curious, what is one place that you’ve been to that you have no desire to go back to? ⁣
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Maybe you had a bad experience or the weather was bad or everything went wrong or it just wasn’t a good fit for your preferences. ⁣
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For me, that destination is Las Vegas. I’ve been there twice and if I never go back, that’s fine with me.⁣
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I know there are great restaurants and the pools are nice and there are some good shows but the main goal of Vegas establishments is to trap me indoors and take my money. That is not my preferred way to travel. ⁣
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Too much noise. Too many lights. Too much smoke. ⁣
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It’s overwhelming. ⁣
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My new boss told me I wouldn’t dislike it there so much if I was winning when gambling. He’s probably correct but I will never be one of those people who gambles enough to make that a deciding factor.⁣
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So what’s your “Las Vegas” and why? I’d love to hear it.⁣
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  • What are you most thankful for today?⁣⁣
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I’m thankful that my pup and I were reunited yesterday after 10 days apart and for a dog sitter who takes incredible care of her while I am away.⁣⁣
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I’m thankful that I can be there for a friend who is going through a tough time.⁣⁣
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I’m thankful for a job and drinks and laughs with coworkers.⁣⁣
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I’m thankful for beautiful sunsets in far off places.⁣⁣
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I’m thankful for all of the family time and baby snuggles I got over the holidays.⁣⁣
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Tell me what your most thankful for in the comments below. ⁣
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Matchmaker, Matchmaker,⁣
Make me a match,⁣
Find me a find,⁣
catch me a catch⁣
Matchmaker, Matchmaker⁣
Look through your book,⁣
And make me a perfect match⁣
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For real though, I’d really appreciate it. Thanks! 😆😉⁣
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  • Hi! Happy New Year!⁣⁣
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I’m Carmen and I live with my four-legged furball, Stella, in Chicago. ⁣⁣
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I’m ringing in 2019 in my favorite place - Maui.
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I am the author of a travel and lifestyle blog called Vicariously Through You. ⁣⁣
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The goal of my blog is to inspire women in their 30’s and 40’s to travel the world, even without a travel partner and with a full time job. ⁣⁣
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I also hope to inform and amuse you with my stories and lessons learned along the way.
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So, click on the link in my bio, hop in my suitcase and come along with me! Let’s get the adventures started! ⁣⁣
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