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Daily Musings Giveaways

THE MAN BEHIND THE LENS + A GIVEAWAY!

  Creating House of Wend and this entire blogging journey has been filled with many ups and downs. I’ve largely portrayed it as a solo endeavor, but the truth is I’ve had significant support behind the scenes. My boyfriend Serge,…

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Daily Musings North America

CHERRY BLOSSOMS IN BLOOM

  Washington D.C.’s cherry blossoms are in bloom and the city’s annual Cherry Blossom Festival is in full swing. This time each year, thousands flock to the nation’s capital to take part in the event. Last year, I wasn’t able to…

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Thoughts From The Road

A LOOK BACK AT 2016: MY YEAR OF TRAVEL

  If you happen to follow me on Instagram, you know that for the past few days I’ve been counting down to 2017 by recapping my travels throughout the year. It’s been fun sifting through photos and reminiscing about…

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France Thoughts From The Road

A CHILLING DAY IN THE CATACOMBS

Paris is an enchanting city. Its sidewalk cafes, twinkling lights and elegant bridges evoke feelings of romance and whimsy. But there is a darker side to City of Light, found far below its blue skies and cobblestone streets. The…

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Brazil Thoughts From The Road

BIRTHDAY REFLECTIONS IN BRAZIL

  The past few days in Brazil have been a whirlwind. Walking the lively shores of Copacabana, cheering on Olympic athletes along with thousands of spectators from across the globe, exploring colorful street markets, dining on mouthwatering local dishes,…

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Daily Musings

TRAVELING IN A TIME OF TERROR

I consider myself fairly brave when it comes to travel. Since I was first able to venture out on my own, I’ve had no qualms about hopping on a plane and jetting off to explore a new city. But in recent…