Visiting The Hotel at the University of Maryland [Sponsored]
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Visiting The Hotel at the University of Maryland [Sponsored]

Karl and I are always looking for indoor places to do photo shoots for the blog. Places that are spacious, have great lighting, not too distracting of a background, and we won’t be in the way. When the Hotel at the University of Maryland opened, it became a favorite place…

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Weekend Getaway at National Harbor [Sponsored]
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Weekend Getaway at National Harbor [Sponsored]

I have lived in Prince George’s County, Maryland almost all my life. My parents moved here from DC when I was a toddler. I even went to the University of Maryland College Park which is in PG County. After college I lived in Annapolis for a stint, but when Karl…

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Three-Day Weekend Getaway to Charleston, South Carolina
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Three-Day Weekend Getaway to Charleston, South Carolina

This past weekend was my sister’s 40th birthday. It’s a milestone birthday and the start of what I’ve found to the best decade and we wanted to do it right. Looking for a weekend getaway that isn’t too far away, has a nice combination of R&R and activity, a good…

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DC Staycation at the Kimpton Hotel Madera
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DC Staycation at the Kimpton Hotel Madera

stay·ca·tion /stāˈkāSHn/ noun, informal a vacation spent in one’s home country rather than abroad, or one spent at home and involving day trips to local attractions. Staycation, it’s a word often misused. We tell friends we had a staycation when really we lived our normal life inside our home, maybe…

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Weekend in Raleigh: Our Kid’s First Concert
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Weekend in Raleigh: Our Kid’s First Concert

Music is something that means a lot to my family. Karl and I have attended several music festivals and I think the combination of music and roughing it has helped solidify our relationship. We regularly attend concerts and music is always playing in our home. Emerson inherited our love of…

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Weekend Getaway: Tanya Tagaq at the Williams Center
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Weekend Getaway: Tanya Tagaq at the Williams Center

Karl listens to music all day. He reads Rolling Stone and Bust, from there he heads to Spotify, and from there he listens to what is recommended if you like an artist. He records music videos, and when he finds an interesting artist he can spend an hour or more…

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Romantic Weekend at the AC Hotel National Harbor
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Romantic Weekend at the AC Hotel National Harbor

When I realized my 42nd birthday was landing on a weekend, I was psyched. Usually I take the day off work and putter around town, getting my nails done, having breakfast, going thrifting, the sort of thing I usually don’t have the time or freedom to do. But a weekend?…

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Weekend Getaway to Asheville, North Carolina
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Weekend Getaway to Asheville, North Carolina

On our summer road trip, we had no definite plans between Memphis and home. As we sat in our hotel room in Amarillo plotting our return trip, Karl mentioned he had always wanted to visit Asheville. It wasn’t feasible on our road trip as we had to be home by…

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