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    Weekend in Photos #13

    Weekends are pretty great, aren’t they? And when the sun’s involved (finally), they’re even better. I forgot what it felt like to feel it on my shoulders. Apparently my skin did, too. I’m every shade of lobster red right now, guys. Note to self: SPF 30 is no match for the Hawaiian sun. Like, it failed miserably. If you have any tricks for sunburns, I’m all ears! My bottle of aloe vera is draining fast.

    DSC_0693But sunburn aside, Honolulu is seriously beautiful. We’ve been taking full advantage of all the fresh fish and bluer than blue waters.

    DSC_0660IMG_9577_editedIMG_9600_editedDSC_0688DSC_0721_editedOn Saturday, we drove to Pearl Harbor. It’s a place I’ve wanted to travel to for as long as I can remember. The memorial, located above the sunken USS Arizona, is a tribute to its 1,177 fallen officers and crewmen, and all others who lost their lives on Dec. 7, 1941. If you find yourself in Hawaii, I’d highly recommend visiting. DSC_0730_edited

    Pearl Harbor is a place I've wanted to travel to for as long as I can remember. The memorial, located above the sunken USS Arizona, is a tribute to its 1,177 fallen officers and crewmen, and all others who lost their lives on Dec. 7, 1941. If you find yourself in Hawaii, I'd highly recommend visiting. ❤️

    We leave Honolulu tomorrow for Maui where we’ll stay the rest of our trip. I’m so excited (and I just can’t hide it). Follow along on Insta and Snapchat (nataliefolchi) for daily happenin’s! We’re attempting to learn how to operate the GoPro…need to brush up on my (non-existant) video skills, stat.

    How was your weekend?! Anything crazy or noteworthy? You know I love a good story. Spill.

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    NYC Bound!

    breakfast in nycAaaaaand we’re off! Guys, I’m so. excited.

    I’ll be in New York City for the long weekend, and I’ve already made mental notes of places I want to visit. Seriously, someone try to keep me away from the Birchbox store. I dare you.

    We’ll be meeting up with old friends, exploring and heading to Long Island for a family birthday party. There’s so much to do, and I want to make sure I cram every little thing in.

    This is why I’m a fan of caffeine, comfortable shoes and most importantly, city guides. I don’t know about you guys, but I nerd out over a good city guide. I’m all about experiencing each new city like a local, and if I’m being totally honest, that usually involves food. Grace listed some of her must-have spots, and I definitely plan on stopping into a few. Give me allllll the baked goods and shopping in SoHo.

    Hope you all have a nice, relaxing Memorial Day Weekend! Have you guys been to NYC before? What are some of your favorite things to see and do?

    (Shameless plug) Follow along on Instagram for random, daily happenin’s! 

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    How to Pack for a Weekend Trip

    What to Pack for a Weekend TripHappy Friday, guys! If you’ve been following me on Instagram the past week, you probably noticed the abundance of beach pics. I spent a few days in Naples, Florida soaking up some (much needed) sunshine, and the trip was well worth its weight in gold and Sun Bum sunscreen. I really missed wearing shorts.

    If you’ve been on weekend trips before, you’ll probably agree with me when I say that packing can be a challenge. You want to have options, but you don’t want to over pack. Believe me, I’ve been there. I used to be the girl who’d cram her entire closet in a suitcase. My former method was inefficient, poorly-planned and weighed me down — literally.

    Luckily, my over-packing days are over. I’ve been on countless weekend trips over the years (including a spontaneous 3-day trip from Ohio to LA (crazy, I know)), and I’ve learned to pack smarter. I’m sharing my tried and true tips on Strong is our Sexy today, so be sure to stop by!

    Happy traveling — and as always, thank you for reading.

    This article first appeared on Strong is our Sexy.

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    I’m heading to Oklahoma City, ya’ll!

    I’ll be out the rest of the week and weekend, and my to-do list is filled with some high-priority items:

    1) Watch the Cleveland Cavaliers take on the Oklahoma City Thunder (more importantly, be in the same room as Lebron James)
    2) Eat my body weight in steak
    3) Hunt for a pair of authentic cowboy boots
    4) Find the best coffee shop in town
    5) Take pictures of everything – including all of the above

    I’ll see you around these parts Monday. In the meantime, follow me on Instagram for random daily adventures.

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