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Now, before you get really excited for me… NO I am not taking a trip to Alaska!  Not any time soon at least.  It is however on the very top of my list of dream destinations and has been there long enough for me to start planning it more than once.  It also isn’t the only trip I have in the planning (daydreaming) stage… so I figured it would be good to share some of planning with my readers! 

I know a lot of my readers are brides planning their weddings and of course their honeymoons.  Alaska isn’t the typical sunny beach location that most consider honeymoon worthy, but hey… some couples might need a bit more adventure after they say “I DO”! 

The height of tourist season is of course in the summer.  You can see from the pictures below that the “warmer” days allow for a TON of outdoor activities.  I so badly want to hike on the glaciers… seriously, how many people can say they’ve done that?

Most people consider cruising to Alaska.  I have never wanted to try the typical cruise experience. I just don’t think it would be my thing.  However, sign me up for one of the smaller adventure cruises any day!  Two companies that seem to have a great itinerary are National Geographic Explorers and Cruise West.

Of course it is still a vacation… even with all of the adventure!  I think it is probably pretty easy to unwind from a long day with views like these:

I’d love to hear from anyone who has made this exciting trip… so share your tips!  Also, I am going to try to do more of these travel posts… I really do have a list of dream vacations that I should be sharing, so if you have any suggestions please let me know! 🙂

 

Image Credit: MountainTravelSobek, NovaAlaska, MoutainTravelSobek, AlaskaWildlandAdventures, NationalGeographicExpeditions, TalonLodgeSpa, AlasakWildlandAdventure

 

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When someone mentions the country of Greece the first colors that often come to mind are bold blue and crisp white.  However, I know from the time I traveled in Athens and the Greek Islands that Greece is a country full of many bright and vibrant colors.  Gorgeous burnt reds, deep pinks, and rich yellows are found painted on fishing boats and doorways and in the flowers dangling over the white walls.

The images in this inspiration board have inspired a wedding theme using a rich dark blue, vibrant turqoise & crisp white paired with accents of bright yellow and burnt red.  These colors would work great for a spring or summer event and can easily be translated into daytime or evening decor.

Coming up in parts two & three… tips for pulling off your own Grecian style wedding as well as the invitations inspired by these beautiful images.

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Images from Flickr (including members: jesssie & otrocalpe) 

Ahhh… vacations!  I just absolutely love everything about them.  It is such a beautiful day outside and as I sit here day-dreaming about the next place to visit I thought it would be a perfect chance to post about one of my favorite cities ever… Brugge, Belgium.  Yes, there is a good chance that many have never heard of Brugge but let me tell you it is amazing.  I love European cities and Brugge is a perfect example of what I love about Europe.  The people are friendly, the food is wonderful, the sites are beautiful, and as a bonus they make the best dark chocolate I have ever tasted.   Here are a few pictures to tempt your travels.  Enjoy.

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All images from myself & my lovely husband!

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