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How to Wear the Versalette – 7-Day Challenge & Packing List

The Versalette is a popular piece of convertible travel clothing. Before you invest, read my Versalette review and see how to wear the Versalette.

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The Ultimate Pacific Coast Highway Road Trip Guide

Is a Pacific Coast Highway road trip on your bucket list? It was on mine too, before I made the trip! Here are all the amazing places you can experience along the PCH.

Unmissable Road Trip Stops on the Olympic Peninsula

Are you planning an Olympic Peninsula road trip? Here are the top spots worth stopping along Highway 101 as you make your way around the Olympic Peninsula.

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Valerie and Valise Turns 4 – What A Year

It's time to celebrate another Blogiversary! Here's what I've learned about traveling, blogging, and the world in the past four years.

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What to Pack for Seattle

Heading to Seattle for a weekend getaway or as part of a Pacific Coast Highway road trip? Here's what you need to pack for Seattle, a Pacific Northwest gem!

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A Guide to Wandering the Washington Coast – 6 Stops Worth Making

The Washington Coast is full of surprising and interesting towns. Whether you're spending a weekend away or taking a road trip, here are the places to stop.

What to Pack for Portland, Oregon

What to Pack for Portland, Oregon

Heading to Oregon for an Instagram-worthy foodie or outdoors trip? You're in for a treat – and here's what to pack for Portland.

What to Do in Portland, Oregon – My Favorite Experiences

Visiting Portland, Oregon? After visiting many times over several years, I've compiled a list of my favorite experiences in this Pacific Northwest city.

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A Guide to Santa Barbara, the American Riviera

Looking for a destination you can relax, unwind, and enjoy the best flavors in life? America's Riviera is the place – here's my guide to Santa Barbara.

One Day in L.A.: A Guide to Visiting Los Angeles

Can you really see a dynamic city like Los Angeles in one day? Take it from me – I once swore I would never visit, now I'm writing the guide to see it all in L.A. in one day!

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