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EPIC 30TH BIRTHDAY TRIP: Freeport, Maine

After spending the day walking around Salem (see those pictures here), we drove to Revere, Massachusetts and stayed for few days in an apartment just outside Boston.

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Boston – near The Paul Revere House

We drove through Boston and had a cheesecake layered chocolate cake! (more…)

EPIC 30TH BIRTHDAY TRIP: Rhode Island and Massachusetts

After we packed up and headed out of New York, we drove through Connecticut towards Rhode Island. We stopped to take a tour of The Breakers, one of the most visited house museums in America.

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The Breakers is a Vanderbilt mansion located in Newport, Rhode Island right on the cliffs overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. The waves crash just beyond the lawn, hence the name “The Breakers”. It has 70 spectacular rooms and 20 bathrooms!

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This was the summer home of Cornelius Vanderbilt II, a member of the wealthy Vanderbilt family. It is built in an architectural style based on the Italian Renaissance. The stove worked like a huge griddle so the entire black stove would be blazing hot.

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The house is fully furnished with original furniture, like this beautiful French Empire ormolu-mounted piano inlaid with mother of pearl which is original to the Music Room of The Breakers; circa 1820. (more…)

Epic 30th Birthday Trip: New York

I planned this trip only a few months in advance. Originally we planned to go out west to see Yellowstone National Park, Glacier National Park, and possibly the Grand Canyon. The main goal during this trip was to hit 4 new states that I had never been to for my bucket list. After a lot of thought, we decided to go north instead of west. Going north towards New York would allow us to hit a lot more states with a lot less driving.

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Sitting Next to Grandma for their 1st Plane Ride

We decided to visit New York for 5 days and then rent a car and drive through Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire towards Maine. This was my girls FIRST time flying in an airplane. And the first time visiting New York for all of us.

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We Drove 1247 Miles Total

My Epic 30th Birthday Trip started out with a canceled flight. It also happened to be fourth of July weekend and the Atlanta airport was insane. After two trips to the Atlanta airport, switching our flight from Southwest to Delta, and a broken pair of flip-flops, we flew out the next morning on a brand new plane with seats right behind first class in Delta Comfort. FYI, Delta Comfort is worth every penny, you get on/off first, in-flight movies, and you get free drinks… including tequila! (more…)

I Completed My #30Before30 Bucket List

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I DID IT!! I finished my “30 Before I’m 30” Bucket List in one year! I completed the very last item on my list the day before my 30th birthday.

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