Eat Like a Local: How We Find Local Food While Traveling

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I love chatting with fellow travelers about their travel styles. It’s a lot of fun to see who’s super organized, planning out their itineraries down to the finest detail, and who’s super laid-back to the point where they’ve just bought open ended tickets and are going to wing it from there. I know people on […]

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Adventures in Sailing and Steady Employment

“You are never too old to set another goal or dream a new dream.” ~ C.S. Lewis “Or too employed.” ~ K.C. Saling I’m going to be 37 years old this year. This puts me very contentedly in the land of not-old but also decidedly not-young. Young enough to still feel adventurous, old enough to feel disconnected from […]

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The Travel Map Project

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I’m excited to be reintroducing my love for design into this blog – and what better way is there to kick it off than to share one of my favorite projects ever, one that incorporates travel and the global connoisseur lifestyle with upcycling and sustainability? It’s amazing just how meaningful an idea born of maps, […]

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A New Look and New Features!

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Oh, hey there, y’all! Nice to see everyone! You might notice that there have been a few little changes around here at Eat.Fly.Love. I can’t help it. I like to redesign things. And I felt like the blog needed a little freshening up in looks and a little streamlining in content. So here’s a quick look at […]

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Peach + Crispy Chicken Summer Salad with Avocados + Pecans

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This summer is flying. I can’t keep up with the days. And since I can’t even do that, you can’t expect me to keep up with National Beer Day, National Donut Day, or all the other culinary “holidays” that have popped up in everyone’s Facebook and Instagram and whatever feeds lately. Or is that just […]

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Honey Pecan Shrimp on Rice

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Everyone has their Achilles’ heel, that one critical downfall that keeps them from being everything that they say they are at cocktail gatherings or at the bar. Mine is Panda Express. I’m pretty diligent when it comes to eating food made from all natural ingredients, healthfully prepared in all the nature-friendly ways, and gourmand-friendly when possible. […]

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Honey Glazed Grilled Salmon

There is nothing in the world like a summer day spent in the water. You all already know I’m addicted to the life aquatic, and I’ve been spending a lot of time out in the Tidewater area this summer – between studying and writing papers and whatnot – and that’s only making things worse. Every day, as […]

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July Blog Review

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Wow! Just wow. Summer is flying by. I was sure this course I’m taking right now would drag on, but it’s flying by and now I only have four more weeks of class. Then it’s off to California for a week to celebrate my mom’s birthday, and after that, my husband and I will be moving into our new […]

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Getting to Know Norfolk: Stand-Up Paddle-Boarding with Tula Adventures

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It’s been crazy hot in Virginia the last week. And no, that isn’t just the spoiled girl from Hawaii learning to adapt to East Coast humidity and temperatures. Even the locals have been saying it’s record heat. So even though I’ve been getting after my goal of making health a priority and building a good […]

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Dining Out: Freemason Abbey Restaurant

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Anyone else here guilty of doing that thing where you plan your vacation around where you’re going to eat? You know, where things you’re going to do or see are planned around where the best restaurants are? Like, “I have got to take you to this awesome brunch place, and it’s right near the water, so maybe […]

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