upstate, ny

upstate, ny

All in all, the weekend upstate provided a great weekend of rest and exploration. I highly encourage you to take advantage of long weekends to take a similar trip with close friends and loved ones. It's the perfect opportunity to further the relationships while trying new things in a new place. It changes up the rhythm of life and helps one focus on the things that matter. 

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walkin' in memphis

walkin' in memphis

Memphis is only about three hours north of my hometown, so I've visited numerous times for sporting events. But I'd never really gotten to see some of the iconic spots around town. Luckily, I was able to squeeze in a few with the help of another college friend who calls the town home. Below, you'll find my top picks—definitely check them out on your next visit

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chicago in seventy-two hours

chicago in seventy-two hours

All in all, I'm forever grateful for my family. It was a wonderful time of exploration and community and definitely proved that we'll be able to reiterate "family time" as each life stage comes and goes. Blessings on you and yours, and please make Chicago one of your next vacation destinations. You won't regret it.

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