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#tbt Cape Sounion at sunset, Athens, Greece #locomotion #travel #athens #greece #history #seetheworld

Start and End on the Beach + Instagram + Music

I plan and coordinate our annual trip every year. Sometimes I suggest our destination, like last year to Croatia. This year Jersey wanted to see Morocco … but I know my man. He needs sun, water and the beach to be happy. So I started and ended our trip with nothing but beautiful beaches ! We actually started our trip in Portugal because the flights into Morocco were ridiculously expensive. I knew Lisbon was on the beach but after some research found that Lagos/Algarve was a destination not to be missed. The beaches and water were amazing! And I have to mention our perfect hotel was $50 a night. Yes. It’s true. 

There were small intimate coves for private lounging - EVERYWHERE! 

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We hung out on the Praia Dona Ana beach for three days straight and couldn’t get enough. The water was a bit cold but the temperatures were mild so it worked out.

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We literally walked down our hotel parking lot, down some steps and were on the beach. There was a restaurant right on the beach serving cocktails and seafood. I had my book and my man and was set.  

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There were private boat rides available right on the beach to take you through the amazing caves. Our skipper was full of funny jokes - told to us in Portuguese - but still a funny guy. 

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The Best on Instagram

I have some new favorites on Instagram that you must check out. 

@donalddrawbertson

Donald Robertson is the Creative Director at Bobbi Brown Cosmetics and was one of the original founders of MAC Cosmetics. But more importantly he is a fabulous doodler and artist. I love everything he shows us on Instagram including his cute dogs! 

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@buvettenyc

Everything we go to New York I have food destinations queued up. This is a neighborhood bistro I’m dying to visit on Grove Street in NYC. The chef is French and recently opened Buvette in Paris. The foodie pictures are mouth watering. 

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@thiswildidea

I LOVE Maddie the Coonhound and pretty much follow her on all social media outlets. Most of the pictures represent Maddie challenging physics but these are her just being a lover. What started as a cross country photojournalism project has resulted in bringing more awareness to rescue and adoption. They share one shelter/rescue pet story in each state. The amazing Maddie herself is a rescue. 

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We ended our 17 day trip in the Canary Islands, specifically Fuerteventura. Wow. The sparkling white sand dunes against the crystal clear water against the volcanic mountains. Wow. 

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We rarely talk about going back to places overseas because there is so much of this world to see. But we will be heading back to the Canary Islands. Sooner than later.

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When we first arrived while driving to our hotel we saw all these wind surfers from the road. We couldn’t wait to hang out. 

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The views were amazing and new as we saw camels walking along the beach …and please note the bar on the beach. Very convenient ! 

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And this was one happy man. 

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After so much travel, the long holiday weekend, work and all that is life, It’s a good time to slow down and find a space to be still. I heard these two beauties listening online. Death Cab for Cutie is so melodic. 

I heard this Coldplay song for the first time ever on grooveshark this week. Love, love, love. 

You alone are enough. You have nothing to prove to anybody.” — Maya Angelou

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