Rittenhouse Square, Pennsylvania

One of the things I love about travel is experiencing life as a local. I have an affinity for grocery shopping where the locals grocery shop and eating dinner where the locals stop for dinner. I’ll stroll through parks and eclectic neighborhoods or even sign up for a group exercise class, just to get my bearings. And while Airbnb has paved the path for this type of travel, having a best friend who lends you her (or his) apartment is even better. Especially if that apartment is located in one of the most quaint, idyllic parts of a city.

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Manitou Incline: Colorado Springs

If you ask me if I love living in Colorado, I will tell you, yes. It's been almost ten years and this place has changed the trajectory of my life. We've had our up and downs, of course, but that's the nature of any relationship. I've found my closest friends, a stable job, the love of my life, and a perpetual growth that keeps me in a constant state of change.

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Memorial Day Weekend: Napa Valley and Las Vegas

Once Memorial Day rolls around, summer is practically here. And I love summer—everything about it: the sunshine, farmers' markets, patio brunches, al fresco happy hours, hiking opportunities, and long days. These things are all beckoning, and I can't wait to store my down jackets and boots for good.

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Denver Botanic Gardens

Happy Tuesday, friends. How are you? If we were sitting down together, I'd tell you that it's been a relentless last few weeks for me. From attending an all-women's leadership camp in Boulder to helping host a jam-packed, two-day tech conference in Denver, to rounding out last weekend by brainstorming with my friends over at PlayHard GiveBack, I'm running on empty.

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Atlanta, Georgia

My husband was born and raised in Hyvinkää, Finland. That's approximately 5,000 miles from where I grew up. Like most Finns, he’s kind, inquisitive, and very smart. He’s creative and loves music. He’s impressively sociable, except when it comes to strangers in elevators. True to his roots, he embraces cold weather. The mountains are always calling, and skiing is a daringly effortless activity. 

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