Lourdes Martin

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Marvao: Portugal’s Fairytale Village

My job as a travel content creator is to research and find insider tips that will make your lives easier when you travel. So when planning our trip to Portugal – I knew it was necessary to go beyond Lisbon…

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Insider Travel Intel: Chicago Fall Events

One of the things I love the most about living in a new city is that “first-time” feeling you get because everything is new to you. We have been exploring and eating our way through Chicago! I mean why wouldn’t…

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Escape: Monforte, Portugal

I love any hotel property that can slow me down from our hectic lives.  Located on the upper Alentejo area of Monforte, this historic hotel dates back to 1338 was successfully renovated and converted to a wine hotel in 2014.…

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5 Ways To Spend Less Money When Packing For A Trip

So now that you have booked that fabulous trip, it’s time to start thinking of packing! If you’re anything like me – I pack weeks in advance (crazy, I know!) – I mean there are those occasions where I will wait…

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Editor’s Letter: Portugal Travel Memories

“In Portugal, we found culture, majestic beaches, and peaceful days in the countryside”.   Here we are, welcoming a new season when it felt like just the other day we were celebrating the beginning of warmer days. But such is…

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With Love From Joshua Tree, California

I love sharing products with you that inspire travel and I recently discovered Wonder Valley Olive Oil and couldn’t wait to share! A few months back, I walked into one of my favorite beauty stores in NYC ( Cap Beauty!)…

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A Perfect Day: West Loop

The neighborhood guides are back! Out of all the content I produce for the site, I must admit this is one of my favorites. I love creating travel itineraries for you – and now that I’m living in Chicago I…

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Hotel Highlight: The Maidstone Hotel

Summer is coming to an end, and as it often happens…we are trying to hold onto every bit of the warmer temps and golden summer days.  I really hope you enjoyed all our features that inspire “An American Summer” –…

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Escape: Santa Barbara Weekend Guide

Located at the base of the Santa Ynez mountains and less than two hours north of LA, the American Riviera as is been called is a beauty. The Spanish colonial architecture and perfect year-round weather make it ideal to travel…

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