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A Weekend Getaway Guide to Orlando, FL

As travel bloggers, we have ventured to cities and towns far and wide. From the beaches of Southern California to the rolling hills of Central Europe, we have witnessed unimaginable beauty and experienced the magic that only traveling to new locations can provide. However, none can compare to the magical memories we made during our […]

48 Hours in Miami Beach – Day 2

It’s been said that the Miami/South Beach culinary scene is on the brink of a cultural revolution – one that integrates the burgeoning urban farm phenomenon known as “farm-to-table,” the  authenticity of the city’s Cuban and Haitian cuisine, and the emergence of new cooking styles such as “Floribbean,” and “Nuevo Latin” that combine signature flavors and ingredients of surrounding […]

48 Hours in Miami Beach – Day 1

When the darkness and chill of winter descends on the north east coast, it’s usually time for these Contessas to seek out the warm sun and soft, sandy beaches. So at the first sign of snowfall (ok, it was more like the first time temps hit below 45 degrees) we logged onto Google Flights, packed […]

The Perfect Airbnb in Philly!

Visiting Philly soon and in search of the perfect place to stay? We’ve got you covered! We recently started utilizing an alternative lodging service when we travel to a new city – AirBNB! It’s the perfect platform for travelers to use when jetting on a budget. Not only is Airbnb easy on the wallet, but travelers get to experience the cities they visit just like […]

Sourced Adventure’s Long Island Winery Tour

For all you self-proclaimed wine-o’s out there, this post is for you! We recently collaborated with the outdoor adventure tourism group, Sourced Adventures, for their fun filled Long Island Winery Tour! This vino-filled excursion includes transportation to and from Long Island, 13 different wine tastings, a tour of three of the areas chicest wineries and a […]

Hotel Elysee – New York City

If you’re making a trip to the “City that Never Sleeps” this holiday season, then you’ll want to consider staying at the beautiful Hotel Elysee. A truly magical and one-of-a-kind experience, Hotel Elysee is part of a fantastic hotel group called Library Hotel Collection that has boutique hotels located throughout New York City, Budapest, Prague and adding […]

Hotel Felix – Chicago

When traveling to destinations far from home, it’s always a pleasant surprise anytime we get the opportunity to lay our heads down in a place that feels welcoming and familiar. During our recent trip to Chicago, Illinois this summer, we discovered such a place located in the heart of the Windy City: the Hotel Felix. […]

A Trip to the Windy City: Chicago, Illinois

This summer, we were lucky enough to visit gorgeous Chicago, Illinois to experience all of the best bites, sights, and sips that the Windy City had to offer. Let us tell you – we were absolutely blown away (pun intended). From the beautiful shorefront of Lake Michigan to the innovative sushi art we consumed, we […]

Library Hotel – NYC

When it comes to planning a trip to the Big Apple, it can be a daunting task trying to decide when, where, and how to book a hotel. With so many options to choose from, selecting a hotel with a convenient location that also offers all of the essential home-away-from-home amenities can sometimes seem near […]

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

We’ve experienced the cultures of many different cities throughout our time as travel bloggers, but there’s one city in particular that officially stole our hearts – and for good reason. Philadelphia, with its seemingly scruffy and rugged exterior is, at it’s core, an extremely eccentric and charming city (and in our humble opinion, one of […]

Penns View Inn/Panorama Restaurant – Philadelphia

There are few places in the world that make us feel like at home when we’re traveling. There’s nothing like warm and hospitable hotel staff, clean and comfortable bedding, and wholesome and fulfilling meals cooked with love to do the trick. For us, our recent trip to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania introduced us to such an establishment: Penn’s […]

Charleston, SC

If you’re looking for a great family vacation this summer, you’ll want to check out Charleston, South Carolina. As the quintessential southern town that has no shortage of charm or beauty, it is at the top of our list of “must-see” U.S. destinations!  So sit back, relax, grab a glass a wine, and let us take […]