MFP Destinations: San Diego

When we booked a flight to San Diego on a whim, we had no idea what to expect. After falling in love with Los Angeles and finding San Francisco “just okay” in 2016, we hoped that our sudden decision to revisit the West Coast would end up with us creating some fun memories.

That’s exactly what happened in last month’s trip. In fact, we created our biggest memory yet: We got engaged. But that’s another story for a different day. If you find yourself in San Diego, prepare to fall in love with the city.

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MFP Destinations: A Staycation at Biltmore Hotel

We love Coral Gables. It’s a balanced city: Whatever your interests — food, history, culture, etc. — there’s something for everyone to enjoy in the neighborhood. That’s why it’s the perfect place for a staycation.

If you were to ask a local where to stay in The City Beautiful, odds are that the Biltmore Hotel would be at the top of the list. No building is more iconic — the structure’s history dates back to the 1920s. And while it is a luxury hotel, we found out firsthand that a big budget isn’t required to enjoy its accommodations.

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Playa Largo Resort & Spa: A Beautiful Escape

Courtesy of Playa Largo

For the past few months, we’ve been traveling like crazy: Orlando, Chicago, New York, D.C., Paris, London, Amsterdam … The list goes on. With all these out-of-state (and out-of-the-country) excursions, we forgot about all the awesome stuff in our own backyard.

Thankfully, Playa Largo Resort & Spa reminded us of just how fun a sleepover in the Florida Keys can be. Only an hour away from Miami, the Autograph Collection hotel is among the newest developments in the Upper Keys — and one of the most beautiful.

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MFP Destinations: A Guide to Washington, D.C.

Only three-ish hours away from Miami by plane, Washington, D.C. is one of our favorite weekend getaways. There are two reasons we usually find ourselves there every year:

1. Some of our best friends live there.
2. Flights are cheap.

Back in April, we made our way back to the nation’s capital for a different reason: to eat. Beyond the free museums, parks and other historic attractions, there’s a ton of great food and libations just waiting to be consumed. We discovered that firsthand as we devoured thousands upon thousands of calories for the sake of research.

While we could have easily just eaten ourselves to death on the trip, we tried to balance things out with a few non-food activities. Below, you’ll find the fruits of our labor.

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4 Orlando Restaurants You Need to Visit

Orlando’s Lake Eola | Photo Credit: Visit Orlando

When we think of Orlando dining, we immediately think of Winter Park. Take a short drive up from Downtown Orlando, and you’ll find yourself among an extensive roster of restaurants in the city’s Park Avenue artery. If you’re hungry, there’s no better place to satisfy your stomach’s desires.

But what if you don’t want to make that drive? What if you want to stay close to the theme parks and eat some good food in the area? We stumbled across a few spots during our latest Central Florida trip and had to share our findings. And of course, we had to throw in a Winter Park restaurant for good measure.

Without further ado …

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