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        Everyday Adventure: Snowshoeing Cape Cod

        We were *lucky* enough to get hit with a handful of power outages this past winter. The nice thing about power outages in New England is that everything comes to a standstill and I can ignore all my work responsibilities without guilt - no email, no editing, no sewing! Of course it also means no heat, no hot food and stoking the fire every hour but when you have views this beautiful who can complain? 

        We headed to our local hiking spot at the end of the street and our *secret* beach - the views were so pretty. Enjoy! 

         

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        Celebrating Black History Month With Pioneer Aviatrix Bessie Coleman

        I stumbled upon the story of Bessie Coleman several years ago on the Stuff You Missed In History Class podcast and have been in awe of her story ever since. 

        Bessie was not only a talented aviator, she was the first African American woman in the world to earn a pilot’s license. In the early 1900’s, American flight schools would not accept her application based on her race and gender, so Bessie learned French, moved to France and was accepted to one of the top aviation schools in the world. She earned her pilot's license a year before Amelia Earhart.

        After returning to the U.S., Bessie became the first African American woman to make a public flight in America. Not only was she an excellent pilot, she also specialized in stunt flying and parachuting. She was extremely popular and made several exhibition flights in her lifetime, which she looked on as not just an opportunity to showcase her skills, but to encourage other African Americans to take to the skies as well. 

        Quote from Bessie: "The sky is the only place there is no prejudice. Up there everyone is equal, everyone is free." 

        Although cut short, she led a courageous and adventurous life and continued fighting for her dreams while surpassing roadblocks put her way. Her bravery and perseverance undoubtedly changed the course of aviation, not only in America but in the world. 

        She created a life for herself that was boundless - she rubbed elbows with princes and entertainers, she accepted and then didn't show up for a movie role after learning the role would portray an African American stereotype, she refused to perform at a popular airshow unless there was an integrated entrance. She understood her popularity allowed her a platform to advance African American progress and she used her voice for that purpose without wavering. 

        Her official website sums it up perfectly: "Her sights were bigger than yesterday or today. She wanted to influence tomorrow."

        I strongly recommend listening to the SYMIHC podcast about Bessie Coleman to learn more about the life of this fascinating and inspiring woman. They do such an amazing job of bringing her story to life. 

        After learning more about her, you'll be asking yourself - when's the movie coming out? 

        Fun Fact: In Chicago, May 2nd is Bessie Coleman day. 

        BH&G Best Tips for Carrying Money While Traveling (We're no. 3!)

        BH&G Best Tips for Carrying Money While Traveling (We're no. 3!)

        We finally did it. Honestly, it's surreal. Give me a second while I sit back and catch my breath. OK, I'm ready.

        After eight years of producing what we believe is the world's best travel scarf, we've finally overtaken our arch-nemesis, the money belt, in a travel story about the safest ways to carry money.

        And let me tell you, this isn't any old travel story, it's a feature on Better Homes and Gardens written by Mia Taylor, an award-winning travel journalist who writes for Better Homes and Gardens, Real Simple, and Parents.

        She says: "Created specifically to help you travel safer—while looking fabulous in the process—the stylish travel scarves from Speakeasy come in a variety of colors and patterns and allow for stashing all your must-haves in a secret pocket."

        All I I can say is watch out fanny pack, we're coming for you next!

        My Photos Featured in Town & Country!

        My Photos Featured in Town & Country!

        Many of you don't know this but I used to be a travel photographer. I plan to get back at it once it's safe to travel but in the meantime, I am getting some joy out of seeing some of my photos from the Maldives featured in Town & Country! 

        Here are some screen grabs of the article coming out in the spring issue in Town & Country UK and if you want you can see more of my photos of the Maldives on our travel blog. 

        And if you ever get the chance to go, I can't recommend Gili Lankanfushi enough - what a wonderful place for full relaxation in the most beautiful surroundings. 

        Photos of Gili Lankanfushi Resort. 

        Win $245 in Travel Goods, Including a Speakeasy Scarf

        Win $245 in Travel Goods, Including a Speakeasy Scarf

        What better way to kick off spring than with some free (and super cool) travel goods.

        We've partnered with Dollar Flight Club and Scrubba to give two winners a prize pack each worth $245. We're calling it the Vacation Travel Chest! Not only will it help you save money on your next flight (Hello Dollar Flight Club!), it is also going to supply you with two must-have travel accessories.

        Enter here before March 31:

        http://bit.ly/2HIGMx2

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        You could win...

        Wash and Dry Kit and an Air Sleeve for Tablet/Laptop from Scrubba ($150 value)

        Premium membership to Dollar Flight Club for 1 year ($40 value)

        Speakeasy Scarf - Hutchinson Grey ($45 value)

         

        Hurry! This giveaway ends on March 31st. The winners will be contacted via email on April 1st. Good luck!

        (Bonus: Want more entries? Simply follow the prompts after entering the giveaway.)

         

        Enter here before March 31: 

        http://bit.ly/2HIGMx2