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September | Recap

Where was I in September? This was the month of the Plymouths! Plymouth, Michigan & Plymouth, England. Most popular Instagram… 🇬🇧 A photo posted by Sarah 🐡 (@sarahccbence) on Sep 26, 2016 at 3:16am PDT   My favorite Instagram… Red…
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Vero Beach, Florida

There are some places that mean everything – maybe not the most exotic or far flung destination, but the place you return to again and again. For me that’s Vero Beach, Florida. I’ve visited my grandparents here almost every year…
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24 Hours in Madrid

I haven’t bit the bullet yet and *really* done solo traveling, which seems to be all the rage right now. I did, however, find myself alone in Madrid a couple months ago. I’d traveled through Spain with friends seeing Valencia…
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How to Travel Gluten Free

This month’s travel link up theme is food!! Which if you’ve been reading my blog for any period of time, you probably notice I incorporate into most posts….. 1) because I love to eat and 2) because I’m gluten free…
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August | Recap

Where was I in August? England and USA: Michigan (including Upper Peninsula!), Wisconsin, Florida          Most popular Instagram: I’m buzzing. 🐝 5 more days until I go HOME for the first time in almost 8 months. Comin for…
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The Lost Gardens of Heligan

If you’re into gardens, and in England, then the Lost Gardens of Heligan is the place to be. Back when my parents were visiting me in England, this was the garden all the locals recommended. So on a free weekday, we…
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Yooper For a Week

What can I say about Michigan’s upper peninsula? It’s a place where they serve you with paper plates and toothy grins. They say “golly” and “gee” and “pop”  – and they’re not self conscious about any of that. Why should…
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Street Art of Cuenca, Spain

 This is a story of marginalization, resilience, and paint.  I’ve written about Cuenca, Spain before, this unusual and off the radar city, and my short visit to my friend Tim who’s been living there for the last year. Tim is…
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Day Trip to Cirencester

I shirked my duties the other week and took a train up to the Cotswolds, where I stayed with my friend Amanda! Amanda lives in the super quaint region of England known as the Cotswolds. It was relaxing and hilarious…
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July | Recap

Where was I in July? I stuck around the UK this month: Plymouth, Totnes & Buckfastleigh, Exeter, Liverpool, London, Cornwall (Penzance & St Michael’s Mount, Porthcurno, St. Austell, all around…), Poole, Malmesbury, Bath, Cirencester, Cardiff, Lyndehurst! Most popular instagram:   Good…
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9 Secrets of Marrakech

I can’t believe I haven’t written about our time in Marrakech more?! The colorful souks, the thrill of bargaining, the sweet and lazy mint tea, the dusty air filled with sounds of Arabic and French, late night chats with our…
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Cardiff, Wales

Last weekend I trained my way up to Cardiff, the capitol of Wales! It was a funny kind of weekend trip – I’ve had a bad summer cold these past couple weeks and am not feeling my best. The Saturday…