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  • Cap Cana, Dominican Republic is just 15 minutes south of the popular destination, Punta Cana and our new favorite place for a beach vacation. After planning a trip to the Dominican with friends to stay at a resort in Punta Cana, Shane and I decided to add on to that trip by booking our own adventure to explore the local scene here. Is Cap Cana, Dominican Republic safe? Short answer- yes. Pretty much all of Cap Cana is in gated communities (almost like a compound), including restaurants, golf courses, and our Airbnb. We felt very safe and the locals were incredibly friendly. Parts of Punta Cana felt a little less…

  • Our last cold snap is (hopefully) behind us here in Columbia, which means I will be chasing sunlight and spending my days working on our patio once again. Last year, we updated this little corner of heaven with a new couch, some curtains, and a rug and it completely transformed the space. After enjoying it for a year, I can say that we have loved every minute out here. The couch is incredibly comfortable and has held up well (though it is out of the weather). The curtains and rug still look brand new and add such a cozy element to being outdoors. All we need is room for a…

  • I love a good weekday lunch date alllllmost as much as I love a weekend brunch, especially after working from home the last few years. The more my business grows, the more I am finding myself either downtown looking for a quick bite after a meeting or a nice place to meet friends or clients for lunch. I put together this list of some of the best local restaurants for lunch in Columbia based on my experiences. I would love to hear from you where we should try next. SmallSugar Spotted Salamander Gourmet Shop Cafes Spotted Salamander (Downtown Historic District) $ | Patio- A local favorite for every foodie in…

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