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  1. Guys I’m going on my first real solo trip and I feel alive baby!!!!!!! It’s quick in and it’s quick out but it’s mine all mine and I’m staying in the most adorable Seattle Airbnb where I plan on having conversations on my terms only for 48 hours (I absolutely check that ‘entire house to self’ …

  2. BROUGHT TO YOU BY DISCOVER BOATING

    I didn’t really know there was such a thing as “boat people” until I moved to Minnesota. My closest reference was probably Andy Bernard from The Office, so when I met the guy who casually had his sailboat taking up a whole parking spot in the basement of my first “nice” apartment, I kind of rolled …

  3. Copenhagen. It’s like an ultra-cool, enlightened older sister, who couldn’t be bothered with heels (instead wearing sneakers, likely white, best for biking), received a couple master’s degrees (not only is higher education free there, but residents are actually paid to go to college) and x’s out of her inbox by 4:30 p.m., because she values work/life …

  4. When the beauty of the first-holiday snowfall has worn off, and you’re dealing with the realities of winter, that’s your cue to book a vacay. Sure, there’s some coordination involved (PTO, dog sitters, or babysitters at that) but once you take a step into any of these Vitamin D rich destinations, it’ll totally be worth your …

  5. As much as I adore the thoughts of a dreamy winter wonderland, let’s be real: it never takes long before the serene scenes of snow take a dreadful turn. Bone-chilling blizzards. Teeth-chattering temperatures. I don’t know about you, but when these unwelcome guests come knocking, that’s always my cue to start plotting a great escape. You …

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  7. Traveling inspires, traveling invigorates. Traveling also reveals your biggest quirks, insecurities, and ticks, often before the plane’s seatbelt sign has even been turned off. Whether packing a bag to vacation with a new lover or an old friend, don’t let a lack of communication get in your way of a great trip. Before you buckle up …

  8. On vacation, I like to wake up late, mainline fancy coffee drinks, eat more candy than my teeth prefer and indulge in some local booze. Productivity is not a priority. But in between all the relaxing, I also see a lot of new, interesting things, and I may just get the urge to capture some of …

  9. The plan sounded a little whacked the first time she shared it with me—but whacked in a charming, “oh, you crazy kids” kind of way. A few months ago, my endlessly energetic, free-spirited hairstylist Alyssa told me how she and her husband planned to pack their four daughters—all under the age of nine (including a four-month-old …

  10. What do you know about Belgium? Chocolate, waffles, beer – perhaps some of us know Belgium a little too well, thanks to last Friday night’s triple IPAs. But there’s so much more beyond the gluttonous activities. Let’s explore the sweet little country. Nestled between France, the Netherlands and Germany, Belgium is the perfect pit-stop on a …

  11. There’s a bit of a Goldilocks Syndrome to the beach towns of southern California. Venice is an eclectic mix of the ultra hip and the ultra hippie. Malibu, a scenic winding drive north on Route 1, is celebrity central, where you try not to swerve into the ocean while wondering which palace houses Beyoncé and those babies. …

  12. While there are plenty of ways to spice up your relationship in the sweet summertime, sometimes nothing can compare to getting the heck out of town with your significant other for a sizzling romantic getaway. It is during this time you can wave goodbye way to the monotonous routines and everyday stresses, and focus on what’s …

  13. I knew I’d made the right decision to travel alone when an elderly man from Alabama propositioned me in the Philadelphia airport. After a series of airline mishaps (looking at you, American Airlines!), our flight to Amsterdam had been canceled and both Larry and I were resigned to staying at the airport for the night. Had …

  14. When it comes to summertime road trips, many of us share a familiar dream: to see America by car. With the breezy beaches in North Carolina to the epic grandeur of the California coast, the United States is home to so much magnificent beauty awaiting our discovery. Unfortunately, daily routines, jam-packed calendars, and a slew of …

  15. Condé Nast Traveler magazine, don’t read this: I NEED TO STOP READING CONDE NAST TRAVELER MAGAZINE. It’s leading me to believe a regular ol’ average every-day vacation is sipping Chianti on a private island off the coast of Italy, paying a mortgage payment per night for a hotel. With all due respect to that periodical: lol no. …

  16. There’s something about Amsterdam. Maybe it’s the charming architecture or the horseshoe-shaped canals or the laid-back lifestyle. The streets are lively and the people are kind, the buildings are historic and the dogs are off-leash. Whether it’s art, history, or hell, even cheese that brings you to Amsterdam, you’re in for a treat. For your next …

  17. There’s no place like home. Sometimes, it takes a trip away to remember what you have in your own backyard. Now that I’m home with the baby and doing less traveling, I’ve become reaquainted with all there is to offer in Minneapolis/St. Paul. We often get emails from readers from the coasts who find themselves with …

  18. There’s no place quite like Big Sur. Derived from the original Spanish-language “el sur grande”meaning “the big south”, Big Sur is often mistaken for a town, not a region, and is most famous for its seaside cliffs. If you’ve visited, you know exactly why experiencing it is so hard to put in words. I think it is best described by smell. Baked …

  19. Oh, March. You tease us with unkept promises of Spring! It was 60 degrees in MN last weekend, while unsettling, it wasn’t hard to enjoy. Alas, more snow ahead. Here in the North, we can count on 5 months of snow-covered ground. I ran across scribblings of my packing list for our own beach vacation, that was …

  20. Better late than never, they say! This month we’re looking back at our trip to Copenhagen, Norway, Stockholm, and Berlin last October. I’ll be sharing my favorite moments of the trip and giving you some shops, restaurants, and bars to add to your future itinerary.  This is the last entry in our month-long series of posts. Thanks …

  21. Better late than never, they say! This month we’re looking back at our trip to Copenhagen, Norway, Stockholm, and Berlin last October. I’ll be sharing my favorite moments of the trip and giving you some shops, restaurants, and bars to add to your future itinerary. After deciding to relax in Norway for an extra day, we knew …

  22. Better late than never, they say! This month we’re looking back at our trip to Copenhagen, Norway, Stockholm, and Berlin last October. I’ll be sharing my favorite moments of the trip and giving you some shops, restaurants, and bars to add to your future itinerary.  Welcome to my favorite portion of the trip: Norway, the most beautiful …

  23. Better late than never, they say! This month we’re looking back at our trip to Copenhagen, Norway, Stockholm, and Berlin from last October. I’ll be sharing my favorite moments and providing you with shops, restaurants, and bars to add to your future itinerary.  Hello, Copenhagen! Weren’t you a sight for sore eyes. We started this trip out as …

  24. The temperatures were frigid, the welcome was warm. This week, The Bachelor Farmer Cafe opened its doors in the old Askov Finlayson space, brightening North Loop mornings with the promise of coffee and pastries starting at 6am. While the neighborhood has blossomed with restaurants and shops, grocery stores and condo developments, breakfast and lunch options have remained limited, especially for …

  25. Advice I received from my friend Erin regarding my upcoming vacation. Yep, you read that correctly… an honest to goodness vacation. Joe and I and another couple are heading to Europe for two glorious weeks beginning this Monday. We are visiting Denmark, Sweden, Berlin and Norway and are trying to hit as many amazing spots as we can …

  26. I’ve been in the branding business long enough to know that companies with good products don’t always equal a company with good ethics. There isn’t one market shift or consumer behavior to thank for the rise of the socially responsible corporation, but we can all agree that it was about time. When I left for a …

  27. **This post is sponsored by Lincoln Motor Company and Style Coalition. We received compensation to share a review of this experience. All opinions and thoughts about the brand are our own.** Good design can be translated just about anywhere. A little seed of inspiration can be executed across interiors, product development, graphics, experiences— even food. Designing an experience that …

  28. There’s a lot to be said about investing in experiences. Some people backpack through Europe, others take a sabbatical and live in Indonesia for 6 months. But what about the destinations we visit for a weekend? Or those places just a 5 hour drive up north? Or the locations we must visit for work? If you’re …

  29. Ah, Savannah. Is there a more romantic place to spend a weekend in the United States? I really don’t think there is. Mossy trees, cobble stone streets, buildings with centuries of patina— Savannah has the best the south has to offer. It seemed only fitting that Joe and I head somewhere romantic to celebrate his birthday, …

  30. A handful of Thursdays ago, I touched down at Reagan National Airport on a particularly muggy day. I hadn’t visited DC in many years, never having been old enough to take the city in at her fullest. Wrestling with my bags, I waddled toward a group of people dressed in black, squinting for a sign with my name on it. …

  31. I’ve always been particularly fond of city getaways. For urban explorers, a weekend in a new city offers a variety of sensory-driven experiences and you often come back re-inspired. The question is: can one fully experience all a city has to offer in a single day? Probably not. That’s not to say you can’t have fun …

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  33. Hasta la vista, dear readers! I’m heading to Cozumel tomorrow morning for a proper vacation. It’s been almost five years since I traveled for the sake of rest and relaxation…and boy do I need it. This trip is about doing a lot of nothing, and getting some rest before putting all of my focus behind Wit …

  34. It comes as no surprise: the French know their lingerie. Case in point: Monette Paris. Sexy enough to special, yet casual enough for the very day.

  35. I was going through old photos this morning, and this one above hit me square between the eyes. PARIS. Can’t go back soon enough. Also, did you guys see Leandra’s theory on why Parisian women have better hair? She thinks it’s the calcium in the tap water. Hey, it’s a good theory! That reminds me… I …

  36. My feelings about Paris can be summed up in this photo set: I wish I’d been born French. Not only did my hair look better than it ever has in France, the “joie de vivre” lifestyle that made Paris famous was completely intoxicating. A culture that breaks for croissants and believes in making things inherently beautiful? …

  37. Two months ago, I spent 10 days traversing Europe with one of my best friends, Diana Colangelo. We left Minneapolis with a vague itinerary, a vow to forget the workload left behind, and the enthusiasm needed to explore three very different cities almost entirely by foot. Dee and I shared a lot the ten days that …

  38. Nashville, YOU GUYS. After our weekend vacation in this city, I can’t stop raving about it. To put it bluntly, Nashville rocked our faces (and belts) off. Thankfully, we started the trip equipped with a thorough list of must-see spots from Nashville-based designer Matt Lehman and his wife, Amber (who’s an amazing stylist), recommendations from the …

  39. This weekend was epic. A few of us flew out to Napa for a blogger get together and left totally high on inspiration and a tiny bit hungover. When in Napa! So they say. Living in the Midwest makes it much harder to meet the bloggers who have inspired me since Wit & Delight was created. …

  40. …from my iphone we are wrapping up in mendocino this afternoon and heading back to sf for two more days. i’m a little sad to be leaving this place, all of the fresh air and sunshine has felt so, so good. we’re working hard to reward ourselves with some shopping, eating, and exploring in the next …

  41. isn’t this dreamy? the balbegno castle in scotland has been redecorated by the ladies at pedlars and it is now available to rent.

  42. i love really old things. i also love very modern things. this amazing home by messana o’rorke architects manages to capture the best of both aesthetics in a warm, casual addition to a farm house. via my favorite source of home inspiration desire to inspire.