Happy Friday friends!
Since last Friday, we had dinner in a yurt (so.much.FUN!), celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary (I KNOW! How did that happen?!) and watched my Smudge’s junior high school basketball team make school history by scoring the most points in a game ever (and she probably had 20 of them, but then, who’s counting?!!?)
We also donned our cow outfits and Santa hats and coerced customers at Smith’s Marketplace to donate over 250 gallons of milk for the Utah Food Bank. These girls…I love that they want to do this every year. They are THE BEST! (and you can donate a gallon of milk to your own local food bank here!)
This week I’m all about nose to the grindstone and getting my ducks in a row because the holidays are here and I WILL NOT be working over this year’s vacation and that’s for sure!
This holiday is predicted to be the most traveled in U.S. history and I will be one in the ranks. Long lines. Cranky kids. No leg-room. That’s right folks, hooray for the holidays!
But! ‘Tis the season to look past the pain and rejoice in the gain! Once we get through our bouts of trains, planes and automobile mishaps, time spent with family and/or discovering new adventure will surely make it all worth it.
Right? Please tell me I’m right. Because I have a 23 hour plane ride coming up and I don’t need anyone dragging me down!
That’s why this week’s Friday Faves has a theme, and one that so many of us will be able to relate to.
But before you hop on down to discover what’s up in this week’s faves o’ the Friday, a few little reminders to round out your week:
- Get my FREE weekly advent calendar email when you sign up here. You’ll have access to all of the previous gifts too.
- We’re joining in with the rest of the web and offering FREE SHIPPING when you order your 2018 Nourished Planner to arrive for Xmas gift giving. This is our last super valuable offer before the new year, so it’s time to stock up for those you love by Sunday eve! What in the heck are you waiting for, the new year is nearly here and did you hear? FREE SHIPPING! Also, check out the behind the scenes Facebook Live look of how to use the Nourished Planner here.
- Two new recipes hit the blog this week: This epic pasta salad fit for a crowd any time of the year and this soup with a surprise crunchy topper. So good!
- And, I won’t be home to go to this, but I really truly think you should! She is my favorite.
And also, happy Hanukkah too!
But enough housekeeping (that’s coming in January!) let’s dig into this week’s list of Friday Faves!
So what’s our theme? Grab your favorite duffel, and let’s hit the roads, rails and sky! It’s all about travel!
Did you know there’s an actual Instagram account dedicated to airport carpets? Now that’s a niche.
Speaking of Instagram, here are the most Instagrammed places of 2017.
The 50 best places to travel in 2018. #bucketlist
7 bucket list travel experiences that will change your life. All of these sound dreamy…
The 27 best budget travel destinations for 2018. Moab for the win!
15 secrets the airlines don’t want you to know. I’m taking notes…
This airline will have $99 flights to Europe, starting this spring. Seriously!
The 17 best travel books to fuel your wanderlust. Gimme that Food Traveler’s Handbook!
- The best movies to watch on a plane.
- The best snacks to eat on a plane.
- The best ways to be courteous on a plane.
- How to travel with kids without driving everyone including yourself crazy.
Whether you wanna drown out that crying baby, or listen to a new audiobook, here are the best headphones for traveling.
on that note…Did you see what George and Amal did? Smart move!
Selfie time! How to take great travel photos with your iPhone.
But don’t leave that home in a mess! Here are 7 things you should clean before leaving home for the holidays.
Are you having folks come to you? This easy Instant Pot dinner would be the perfect meal to greet company when they arrive.
This 5-ingredient cheesy bake that EVERYONE will be digging into.
Welcome them with bowls of this and everyone will be ready to party.
And because all of that traveling will make you hungry, always be armed with snacks!
5 travel-friendly snacks to pack on your next adventure:
- Sweet and Smoky Mixed Holiday Nuts
- Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookie Energy Bites with Chia + Cacao Nibs
- Crock Pot Chunky Monkey Paleo Trail Mix
- Chewy Almond Butter Power Bars
- Thai Curry Cashews
This ornament is a must for the globetrotter in your life—and it’s literally almost free, it’s just $.01, that’s 1 penny!
And so is this cute calendar, which will stir up some wanderlust and cheer up your desk.
Here’s a fun travel essential that makes for a perfect stocking stuffer.
This is what you should be wearing when you fly.
How to pack when traveling homes for the holidays.
Homesick is one of my favorite candle companies, because they craft scents that are inspired by places (check it out, they have cities, states, and countries)!
And I’m loving these favorite city socks. Which city would you choose?
Love this passport holder. #sochic
The cutest luggage tag. #butseriouslyarewethereyet?
And how about this stylish luggage pouch?
Also, I totally need this comfy travel set (psst, it’s on sale)?!
I saw this this suitcase last weekend at Nordstrom and I have to say, I really liked it, and the combo even more, plus my luggage wouldn’t be drowned out in a sea of black. But then I saw this suitcase at Target, so now I’m torn. Any feedback for me folks?
Don’t buy a bag with a built-in phone charger, because of this.
I’m really digging this day tripper tote bag (love that navy and olive color combo)!
And everyone’s a fan of this weekender bag, which happens to be on sale for a killer price!
But what to put in those bags?
I always travel with one of these in mine.
And this is my favorite water bottle that I never travel (let alone leave home) without. Just don’t forget to finish that h2o before you reach the end of the security line!
I love Kiehl’s, so this travel essentials set is right up my alley (and it’s a great value too).
No more having your phone die when you’re in the middle of Google-mapping your directions! This portable, lipstick-sized iPhone charger is a MUST-have for travel.
You’ll want this book for all your weekend getaways.
And this one’s perfect for road trippin’ throughout the U.S..
Wanna know where all of the best chefs eat? Then you’ll wanna have this book handy when traveling to a big city!
My sister sent this to my Smudge so she can scratch off everywhere in the world she’s been. I love it!
Okay folks, that’s all I have for ya. I hope your weekend is warm and cozy and holly jolly!
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