Hometown Love: Traverse City, MI

Hometown Love: Traverse City, MI

Currently I’m packed into a little moving box squashed between beach bags, tennis rackets, golf clubs, suitcases, and my family. There’s also a basil plant sitting between my feet—but that’s a long story. We’ve listened to every song known to man, the swish of passing cars, and the hum of a snoring pug.

And we’re almost there.

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Reliable, Beautiful, Simplicity (and a bonus recipe)

Reliable, Beautiful, Simplicity (and a bonus recipe)

Guest Post: Anne Charlton

Most often, in those moments, I was just as unwilling to search for that beauty as I was worried about everything I could not control. That’s a bleak place to be, y’all. I buzzed with discontent, literally and figuratively hungry for something to fill my body with calm.

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Why Your Vacation Isn't Working

Why Your Vacation Isn't Working

Let me just be honest: the entire premise of this post is based on a Tracy Jordan quote, so if that is going to bum you out, you know where to click.

A few years ago while on vacation a realization struck me: most of what I love about being on vacation really has little to do with the location, spending money, or anything spectacular. Sure, I love going to fun new restaurants, trying new activities, and taking in the local beauty. But what I truly value most in a vacation is getting to just embrace and enjoy the time: long walks with my family, riding bikes, leisurely cooking dinner with fresh, local ingredients, waking early to sip coffee and have some quiet time on the patio… it’s these little rhythms of the week that make it so sweet.

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