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Pages + Plates: West Hollywood Edition - I'm Taking Off - A Travel Blog

If you’ve been following along with I’m Taking Off since I started this blog last year, you may have gleaned a few things about me. I’m obsessed with Paris, I love to eat and I love books! Keeping those last two passions of mine in mind, I decided to start a new feature on ITO where I highlight a restaurant and bookstore that I frequent, whether here at home in Los Angeles or while I’m traveling. So this will be…

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Steps to Take to Achieve Work-Life Balance - I'm Taking Off - A Travel Blog
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8 Steps to Take to Achieve Work-Life Balance

Before 2012, I had never heard of work-life balance but that was probably because this was when I first stepped into corporate America. I would often hear this phrase tossed around the office as it was strongly encouraged by…

How to Spend a Day in Lima Peru - I'm Taking Off - A Travel Blog
International Peru Travel

How to Spend a Day in Lima Peru

So I’ve taken you guys from Foz do Iguacu to Rio de Janerio and now we’ve finally reached the final leg of my trip through South America *drumroll* Lima, Peru! Lima started a little flat. Literally. On the way…

The Hard Part About Travel - I'm Taking Off - A Travel Blog
International Travel

The Hard Part About Travel

I’m an introvert. I don’t care to be the center of attention, I don’t thrive in social settings outside of my circle of friends and family, and I prefer to fly under the radar. These traits would probably be…

My Favorite Travel Themed Christmas Gifts - I'm Taking Off - A Travel Blog
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My Favorite Travel Related Gifts

I have to admit, it was hard getting into the Christmas spirit this year. Not because I was in a bad mood, but because there was so much going on and not enough time. My trip to South America…

Ojai: A Birthday Retreat – I’m Taking Off – A Travel Blog
Local Travel West

Ojai: A Solo Birthday Retreat

If you recall, I was torn as to where I should celebrate my birthday. Unable to travel out of the country, I settled on three potential day trip options: 1) Catalina Island 2) Disneyland or 3) Ojai. So, where…

Oslo, Norway Opera House rooftop
International Local Travel

2015 Year End Review

If you’re reading my travel blog, chances are you read other travel blogs (or maybe just mine, and if so, you’re my favorite reader!). And if you read other travel blogs chances are you’ve seen your fair share of…

Rio de Janeiro: Tattoos and Dreams Come True - I'm Taking Off - A Travel Blog
Brazil International Travel

Tattoos and Dreams Come True

Since Rio was a destination I dreamt of for a long time, I wanted to do something memorable to mark the occasion. When my friend expressed interest in getting a tattoo, I took it as confirmation since the idea…