• Travel
  • My Philly Style

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    After a great night’s sleep, I woke up early ready to conquer my old stomping grounds.  First plan: run the Schuylkill.  The Schuylkill River Trail was where I ran most months of the year when we lived in Philadelphia, and when I get to go back and literally relive my steps, it makes me so […]

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  • City of Brotherly Love

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    Since we were heading East for Thanksgiving this year, I figured that I might as well try and add a few extra stops to see some family and friends who live on the East Coast.  Before turkey time in Virginia, I flew into Philadelphia for a few days, and boy was I excited.  But seriously, […]

  • 101 in 1001
  • Chugging Along

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    I’m almost 2 months into my 101 in 1001 (yikes! time flies by fast), and actually I am doing pretty well with my list.  The funny thing about creating this list of 101 goals, is that I actually forgot about a bunch of the things that I put on it.  Different family and friends have […]

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  • Crystal Bay

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    Even though our first few days on Koh Samui were mostly comprised of sunning and swimming, our time flew by.  What felt like the blink of an eye was actually time to change hotels and our location on the Island.  We headed a little bit South to a very small area called Crystal Bay.  Home […]

  • Life
  • Gratitude

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    gratitude noun // grat·i·tude // gra-te-tüd : a feeling of appreciation or thanks Happy Thanksgiving everyone!  I hope that today finds you surrounded by loved ones, sharing happy memories while creating new ones, and simply having a heart filled with gratitude. As I have shared before, it is a family tradition to share what we […]

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  • Island Time

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    Exploring, wandering, cooking and eating done in Chiang Mai, the time had come to head South to Koh Samui.  And honestly, after 2 weeks of urban traveling, the hubs and I were beyond ready to spend a full week doing nothing but some serious r&r on the beach. Flying into Koh Samui, our excitement was […]

  • In the Kitchen with Katie
  • Cooking in Chiang Mai

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    One of the things that the hubby and I were most excited about doing while in Chiang Mai was taking a full day cooking class.  We both love food and cooking (which you have clearly picked up on by now), and getting to learn how to cook Thai food and bring that skill home with […]

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  • Onwards

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    It almost felt as if our trip had just begun when it was time to move on from Bangkok and move ahead on our journey, heading north to Chiang Mai.  We had an absolutely blissful experience flying Bangkok Airways (think lounge access, fresh tropical fruit on the flight and amazing customer service…nothing like what you […]

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  • Bangkok Flower Market

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    If you are looking for something a little different to do in Bangkok, and perhaps you have already had your fill of Temples (yes, it is possible to become Templed out), then I have just the thing for you, the flower market. A little further from the main sites, across the river, and seemingly unknown […]

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  • Templing through Thailand

    Before the hubs and I left for Thailand, we got a lot of questions about what we were going to do while abroad (aside from eating of course).  Temples.  Lots and lots of Temples.  Thailand is filled with an innumerable amount of Temples (actually there are 40,171 temples to be exact). The Temples are a […]