Let’s Travel: Florida, Part 1 – St. Augustine

Another month and another trip…I seem to be traveling quite a bit lately. Not necessarily by design, a lot of the trips have been last minute, but this one has been in the works for a while now.

I really wanted to go on a real vacation and I really neeeeded to go to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter 🙂 Yes, I am a 30-something and I freaking love Harry Potter – deal with it. However, I knew that I wasn’t going to spend almost a week with just Harry Potter. So, to get the most out of the trip it was split into 2 parts:

1) St. Augustine and the beach

2) Harry Potter

For this reason, this trip will be presented as a two-part blog!

So here we go! Part one – St. Augustine!

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Review: Getaway House D.C.

Let’s Getaway! Recently, I took a trip to a Getaway House – a tiny cabin outside of Washington D.C. Work had been crazy stressful and I just needed a few days to unwind and not worry about anything…and The Getaway House was just what I needed.

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Now, let’s back up a couple of years to 2015. I read a story about a Harvard Business School student who decided to launch a business where tiny houses/cabins were rented for weekends out of the city. I was ready to sign up!

My family and I used to camp a lot when I was younger and I don’t do it nearly enough now. I thought the Getaway houses would be perfect! I don’t have to pack up the tent and bring all the equipment. I would just need to show up to my tiny cabin! Plus, I mean who doesn’t love the thought of a tiny cabin…I mean really!

The rub back in 2015 was that the cabins were only located outside of Boston. That is quite the commute for a weekend trip from Maryland. So, I continued to follow the company’s success and just hoped that they would spring up a little closer to home.

Then, finally this year I saw the news – Getaway was coming to Washington D.C.!!!! I knew there was a trip to the tiny cabins in my future it was just a matter of when!

So, since I have taken my trip I wanted to review the experience for you. Up front, I just want to say that it was 100% worth it and I plan to go again ASAP 🙂

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Traveling Healthy in Western NY

I have talked about tips and tricks for Ideal Traveling previously on My Beautiful Ideal. But this time, I wanted to show an example of putting all those ideas into practice. Last weekend my family and I took a trip to Western New York as part of my dad’s father’s day gift. We visited the Corning Museum of Glass, Watkins GlenSeneca Lake and Captain Bill, and The Pennslyvania Grand Canyon.

Along the way, I took pictures of everything we did and more importantly everything I ate to show you that even when dining out and on vacation, you can make the healthiest choices for yourself.

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