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What to Do: 48 hours in Milan image

Last months 5-Star Experience post had a peek into Milan but focused on Park Hyatt Milan. In 2015 I was able to explore a few cities in Italy, starting with Milan. Milan, Italy Since our flight stopped here we decided to take advantage and end a month-long trip with 2 days in Milan, a city full of art, food & fashion. Although it was rainy, that didn’t stop us from exploring and having a lovely time. Introduction + Importance You often hear mixed reviews about Milan, but the city surprised me in many ways. Before making any judgements, like with any place, really go see it for yourself first and then decide. “Home of Italy’s stock exchange, an industrial powerhouse and the internationally accepted ...

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Inspire & be inspired If you could travel to every nation of the world would you? There is an incredible opportunity to make that dream a reality but I NEED your help the next 2 months! Earning my Global Degree isn’t something I can do alone. I have until the end of February to get all votes in (voting link/info below). It’s not just about voting to help me win though. It’s not just about turning a dream into a reality. It’s about inspiring others. Like with Adjust Your Focus™, I hope by the time you get to the bottom of this post it inspires you to do what makes you feel alive. Discover what makes you tick and pursue ...

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Park Hyatt Milan ***** In March I ended a month-long trip in Milan and was fortunate to spend 2 incredible nights at the Park Hyatt. After 3 continents, 3 islands, 5 countries, 13 cities and 5 flights this was the perfect luxurious ending to a whirlwind adventurous trip. Take a peek inside The rooms are a beautiful blend of authentic Italian finishes with sleek amenities and state-of-the-art technology. There were several surprises waiting in the stunning room, including a complementary champagne pass and chocolate. Cheers! For all room pictures: click on one to bring up a slideshow gallery Evening in As soon as you enter the hotel you immediately notice the glass dome that covers the Cupola Lobby Lounge and offers a stunning view of ...

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When it comes to traveling, there are lots of different options on where to go + WHO to go with. Do you venture out solo, go with family, book a tour and/or explore with a friend? Up until this year I had always gone solo or with family. In June that changed when Holly (a friend + roommate) and I decided to stop talking about Europe and make the trip a reality. As the Thanksgiving week starts, it’s a good time to think about everything you are grateful for. Exploring near or far, from Washington, D.C. to Europe, one of the many things I’m grateful for is having a true friend + travel partner like Holly and the many travel adventures this ...

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??? Do you travel solo? Perhaps you’ve been thinking about going on a tour but aren’t sure where to start or which company to go with? Who is Contiki? Are they a good fit for you? Why should you go? What do people who have gone on a Contiki tour really think? In my last At a Glance: Taste of Europe post I shared some highlights of my time in Europe, where I spent a very busy two weeks exploring 4 countries and 6 cities. After receiving many questions, like the ones above, this post focuses on tours and Contiki specifically. A little background The last two years I have been fortunate to travel all over the world. The majority of ...

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At a Glance: Taste of Europe image

After returning home from my month overseas in March, I spent April + May working on freelance design projects and launched Adjust Your Focus™. While I love being home, after about a month the travel bug bites. One of my best friends, Holly and I had been talking about exploring Europe for a while and finally decided to make that a reality in June! Image below: Sammy had some thoughts about my packing, climbing into my suitcase. How cute is he? So what happened? Spent a very busy two weeks exploring… 4 countries, 6 cities, 3 flights, 3 airlines, 1 ferry, 2 hop on bus tours and 1 crazy Contiki coach. I left with hundreds of photos, many new friends, countless ...

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