Wednesday, May 28, 2014


This post is sponsored by, nothing was provided in return for this post, all opinions are my own. 

The meaning behind the phrase "home away from home" seems to be an obvious one, doesn't it?
It's a place that isn't home, but feels like home.
When I was contacted by  to participate in their "home away from home" project I struggled a bit to come up with a place that truly stuck out as my number one. This was the case for many reasons, but I think the biggest one coincided with a line from their email, which read:
"sometimes, it just takes some good people, a great environment or a sense of comfort & familiarity"
One thing I've always prided myself on is my ability to adapt, so the truth is: I feel "home" a lot of places. Brunch wherever it is we happen to be dining that Saturday morning.. a coffee shop.. walking through the park or hiking (like we did this Memorial Day weekend!). However,  if pressed on one of my favorites, though... I'd have to say Naples, FL:

My aunt and uncle have a condo down there, so that definitely helps with the sense of comfort and familiarity.. but we've been down there a few times now and can now spot the "new" restaurants on 5th, have a favorite coffee shop, and have a bit of a routine when we head down.

I'm sad it didn't work out to get down there this winter, but it's nice to know we have a vacation spot that we love and are comfortable with just waiting for us to return.

So, what's the link between and Florida?
I don't have a puppy (YET- M is a fuddy duddy on this topic) but I do understand the importance of creating an environment for a puppy that is comfortable and familiar. DogVacay offers you real pet sitters in your area- no cages, half the price of boarding costs, and your pup will be hanging out with a fellow dog lover. Can't think of any better "home away from home" for your furry family member.

It's definitely a service I'll be checking out when I have one of my own!

So, tell me- what's your home away from home?


  1. Ok...why the heck didn't I contacted by dogvacay to do a post...I have a dog and I use I just booked Mya this weekend to stay with her sitter. Love dog vacay!!!

  2. Florida is my TOP state to visit. I feel like I make myself feel at home wherever I go as well, its comforting and I am a total creature of habit. I loved being apart of the DogVacay project too, I love a little bit of blog inspiration!

  3. Oh my gosh, your dress!!!! GORGEOUS!!!!

    My home away from home is the Jersey shore. Ocean City, NJ, to be exact! <3