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It was almost 2020. My husband Phil and I were talking about how we'd celebrate for our 20th wedding anniversary on New Year's Eve. Over the twenty years, we have been by each others sides through tragedy, loss, and life-threatening illnesses. Our love growing even stronger with each hurdle we...
By Stefanie Michaels We’ve dreamt of this moment in time for what seemed like an eternity -- the new normal. Included in life’s newest chapter, everyday travel for fully-vaccinated Americans just got upgraded from road trips only into post-pandemic ports of call around the world. Dust off your passport and...
I’m Stef, better known as the Founder of Adventure Girl! I've been lucky enough to work with the island of Nevis, after having visited there pre-covid. In this Q and A, I answer Nevis' questions about it was like experiencing this incredible isle in the Caribbean. NEVIS: How was your experience...
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by Dalia MacPhee Four years ago, brothers Alec and Aric Avedissian were backpacking through South America when they noticed old vinyl billboards being used as roofing. Inspired by the uniqueness and versatility of the materials, they had an idea: why not re-purpose old billboards into unique, one of a kind products?...
Stef Micheals TopGolf Crush
by Stefanie Michaels Have you ever played TopGolf? I have just experienced something so fun, I mean so incredibly fun, that I can’t wait to do it again. I mean, I’m just not that girl that picks up sports and wants to do it over and over. That’s not the case...
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by Christine M. Gordon 1) The Porter Portland Hotel Hip urbanites and professionals hit the The Porter Portland Hotel's super cool rooftop bar early in the evening to see and be seen. A stay is a must, try out the hotel's super luxe wellness area with outdoor meditation area, sauna and pool all designed...
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by David Duran The country’s fifth largest city finally has a downtown worth visiting. I’ve been in and out of the Phoenix metro area over the course of about 15 years, mostly because my parents live in the outskirts, although I did collectively reside within Phoenix for about 3 years throughout...
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by Lavanya Sunkara As America’s first resort town, Hot Springs, Arkansas, still draws vacationers seeking European style spas, thermal springs, and a promise of a healthier lifestyle. This mountain town located in the Ouachita Mountains near Little Rock, is home to one of the smallest National Parks: Hot Springs National...
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by Stefanie Michaels If you’ve got a hankering for joie de vivre with year-round perfect weather, look no further than Guadeloupe. This archipelago, with butterfly-shaped twin islands, has stunning natural beauty and a fusion of French and Caribbean cultures. Grande-Terre, the island’s eastern side, is home to picturesque beaches, while...
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Ann Arbor in the great State of Michigan, is more than just a college town. Yes, it is home to the University of Michigan—big in the research world, but it’s also home to impressive global initiatives within their research programs, and a Museum of Natural History, featuring antiquities from...
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by Shanna F. Jones If you want get a flavor of the lives of the British upper class there are plenty of options in London. The Ritz, a peek through the gates of Buckingham Palace, Claridges. But to do what the British well-at-heel do, not what the tourists do, you're...
Alexis Watching...
by Stefanie Michaels I was sitting at my desk on an uneventful day during the summer. A random news story from an Iowa newspaper popped up, just begging me to click on it. The story. Alexis Myers, a young teen, who was going deaf and blind. All she wants to do was...