Travelpro Spinner Carry On: My Review

Travelpro Spinner Carry On: My Review

If we are friends on Facebook, you probably saw that back in July I was looking for luggage feedback as it was time for me to replace mine. I appreciate the recommendations from everyone. I previously had a Delsey roller board bag that made it through the first 174 flights of 2017 and most of my 78 flights in 2016 so it served me well, however I was looking to upgrade. After some careful consideration I decided to go with…

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Coffeeshops and Waffles: Our Trek through Belgium and The Netherlands

Coffeeshops and Waffles: Our Trek through Belgium and The Netherlands

We booked our trip to Amsterdam back in June and honestly it felt like it would never get here but it finally did! We got a solid deal ($585 RT pp) on our tickets using Google Flights like I outlined previously here. Our dates were set, but our destination was open so we just waited to see what interesting destinations showed up cheaply and Amsterdam was it! As far as planning goes, once again we used our favorite trusty companion…

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Our trip to Paris – a photo tour

Our trip to Paris – a photo tour

I have been dreaming of going to Paris since I started taking French in middle school. Learning about culture, art, food as well as the beautiful language really made Paris high on my list of places to go. I continued taking French in high school but stopped in college, so my knowledge of the language decreased significantly as I am now 11 years out of high school *yikes…how did that happen?!* but that never caused my interest in visiting to…

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#MyStopover – A journey through Iceland

#MyStopover – A journey through Iceland

This post is almost two months in the making. Yikes. Things have been rather busy in the Cannon house, but I would be remiss to skip out on a write up of our last adventure. So let’s talk logistics… For our most recent vacation, we were all set on going to Paris, however we heard about an option to do an extended layover in Iceland on our way over there. This is affectionately referred to as “#MyStopover” on Icelandair and…

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The best way to pack your suitcase for your next trip

The best way to pack your suitcase for your next trip

As someone who just got off her 79th flight this *year* a few hours ago (yes it is April 12, and I do mean since January 1), I certainly know a thing or two about packing a suitcase. It can be a little different packing for work-related trips compared to vacations but overall, similar principles still apply. So let’s talk about the best way to pack your suitcase for your next trip. 1.Use packing cubes Packing cubes were honestly something I…

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How to find the best flight deals

How to find the best flight deals

After snagging two < $700 trips to Europe in less than six months, I have gotten a lot of questions about how to find the best flight deals. There are various loyalty programs for airlines and hotels as well as credit cards that you can utilize and I will write another post about those ways at some point. However, now I want to focus on the traveler who wants to know how to find the best flight deals without miles, credit card…

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Is travel an acquired taste?

Is travel an acquired taste?

It’s no secret to anyone who is even an acquaintance of mine that I absolutely love to travel. Maybe it’s something about how vast, uninhabited and unique the west is that just invites you to explore further. Perhaps it’s the feeling when standing under the centuries old architecture from other countries and feeling the awe of creation in a time that it wasn’t so easy. Or maybe it’s that my dad was in sales and we would always go with…

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Adventures are best when they’re shared

Adventures are best when they’re shared

When Austin first matched at Utah for residency, I really didn’t know what we were getting into. I visited Salt Lake City once in February during my own residency for an American Society of Blood and Marrow Transplantation meeting in February 2013 and I thought it was a miserable place. Little did I know that because I was visiting in February I caught the dreary inversion at its worst. Then Austin and I visited together when he was considering ranking…

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A Date with the Goblins – Camping near Goblin Valley State Park

A Date with the Goblins – Camping near Goblin Valley State Park

Over the weekend, we decided that we would go camping near Goblin Valley State Park. We were a little delayed getting started as Austin didn’t end up getting off of a work until after 9. However since we figured he wouldn’t get off until around 6 we booked a hotel halfway to Goblin Valley in Price, UT so we wouldn’t be setting up late at night. This turned out to be a great move. Camping in the actual park requires…

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Weekend Trip from Salt Lake City to National Parks – Part 3 – Zion National Park

Weekend Trip from Salt Lake City to National Parks – Part 3 – Zion National Park

My last two posts were about the first portion of our family trip down to the Nationals Parks – Capitol Reef and Bryce Canyon National Park. The final part was the grand finale – Zion National Park. Zion National Park is the most well-known national park in Utah, and it is a pretty incredible place. Instead of driving along the rim like you do at the Grand Canyon or Bryce Canyon, you drive IN the canyon and get to look up…

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