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My dear child

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I’ve written to you a thousand and one times before. In fact, our bookcase is subtly dotted with journals of my letters to you – conveniently also chronicling the ridiculousness of my 20s which will, without a doubt, help you along your own journey some day. At the very least, maybe it will point you in an incredible direction of …

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Hiking in Utah

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Last summer, we spent a week hiking the exceptionally beautiful terrain of Zion National Park and trails surrounding Kenab, Utah. Blessed with awesome local friends who double as amazing guides – the hikes undoubtedly ranked as some of the most beautiful US sights we’ve seen. I instantly fell in love with the rich reds of the native soil. Not having the …

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Finding a way to Giant’s Causeway

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Taking a deep breath, I caught my balance against the wind. The hard gust rolled in from the ocean waters along Giant’s Causeway pushing me a few steps from my perch on one of the pillars. View this post on Instagram Holy cow, Earth is so cool. ⛰️🍀🇬🇧 • • • #lauragetslost #northernireland #discoverni #ireland #irelandgram #ireland_gram #irelanddaily #travel #travelpic …

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Finding peace in the Himalayas

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In our 17 days of travel and trekking, my failed attempt to ascend to Kala Patthar served an amazing gift I would find no where else: peace. The parks through which trekkers journey are considered sacred and blessed lands. Regardless of your faith or lack of, there is little denying that they Himalayan mountains, villages and the paths we followed …

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Vuong family photo shoot

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In a fairly recent past life, I snapped boat loads of photos of friends and their families. This Winter, I was more than fortunate to hang out with my great friend Ngan Vuong (owner and magic-creator at Enve Designs) and her amazing family. While December worked its way into cooler temps, we escaped into the Kansas City Public Library in downtown …

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Making resolution progress with HelloFresh – claim a freebie!

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I’m reasonably certain that, at the start of this month, I mentioned that I generally do not love resolutions. That still stands. However, over the course of January 2019, I’ve kept this promise to myself. I’ve written every damn day. Ok, ok – there were a handful of days in there where we were trapped in a blizzard in western Kansas …

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Repeating history: yellow journalism and fake news

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The time in which I studied journalism feels like ages ago. At this point, my career has been so wholly consumed by the production of written and visual content across a variety of media that the principles underlying that creation are simply innate. In realizing that, as a content creator, I make a ton of assumptions daily about what our …

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A free trip to LA – yes please!

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Weeks ago, my friend Shanda messaged me with yet another infamous text. She’d won another free vacation and I would be going with her. Keep in mind, last March, we flew to New Orleans to hop abroad the Sail Across the Sun cruise with Train. Yes, the band. We spent four day cruising to Cozumel and back – free of …

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Looking back on the broken Jeep

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What a wild and completely unpredicted year it has been. Almost precisely a year ago, Aaron and I made the final shuffle of “stuff” into our historic Kansas City home. The night before sleeping in our house, I finished cleaning out my small Ranch. Tired, I left a pile of cleaning supplies, blankets and trash cans piled into the back …

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Rocky shores of Positano

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Boats rocked in the distance as I absorbed the world from the rocky shore of Positano. Nearly a week into my Italy journey – I had spent a full day hopping planes, trains and buses to the coast. After a long night in a new place, I had finally found a peaceful moment to pause. View this post on Instagram So …