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"I'm not searching for the meaning of life,

but I'm looking for a meaning within my life."

-David Lowery

Believe it or not, my life isn't all about travel. Blogging is my creative outlet when I'm unable to travel. I love sharing stories and thoughts about meaningful living, thoughtful gift giving, photography, and more. But there's much more to me than travel. Dig into the content below to find out what more my blog can offer you!

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How a Blog is Born: The Story of a Cajun in Cali

By Carlie Dayle

Curious about why or how a blog is born? After all, who blogs anymore anyway? Isn’t blogging sooo 2008? Well, to learn more about why this blog exists we’ll need to […]

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Gift Ideas for Travelers of All Ages and Experience Levels

By Carlie Dayle

Looking for the perfect gift for the traveler in your life? Well, look no further because I’ve got you covered with 15+ great gift ideas sure to please the traveler […]

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Moving Cross Country? Here’s What You Should Consider

By Carlie Dayle

Welcome my friends to my Moving Cross Country series, where you’ll the find tips and tricks you need to make your move a success. No matter the motivation for your […]

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Coping with Moving Cross Country

By Carlie Dayle

Moving cross country is hard, y’all. And coping with moving cross country can be just as tough. There’s so much preparation, planning, and energy that goes into moving. With all […]

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Moving Cross Country with Pets? Get Prepared with These Tips

By Carlie Dayle

So, you’re moving cross country with pets and have no idea how to get prepared? Luckily, I’ve been there before, and as part of my Moving Cross Country series, I’ve […]

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Cultural Sensitivity: What is it and How to Get Some?

By Carlie Dayle

Most travelers are curious about people and cultures. What makes people of other cultures think or act differently? Why do they hold specific beliefs? What makes their culture unique? Exploring […]

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Dollbaby by Laura Lane McNeal

Wanderful Reads: Dollbaby by Laura Lane McNeal

By Carlie Dayle

Every summer deserves a good book, and this summer is no exception. Not sure about you, but I’ve spent many summers poolside with a book in hand, getting lost in […]

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A Hundred Summers by Beatriz Williams.

Wanderful Reads: A Hundred Summers

By Carlie Dayle

Summer’s nearly over for most of us, but a few folks are still squeezing in that last minute beach trip. And no beach trip, in my opinion, would be complete […]

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Shopping in Rome for the Best Vintage Jewelry

By Carlie Dayle

A rush of cool air slapped me in the face. It took me by surprise. We entered, finding a welcome relief from the scorching August heat. Vintage shopping in Rome […]

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