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Essential toiletries for your travel adventures

Best Essential Toiletries for Travel

Updated 5/4/2022 One of the most common questions my husband, Chris, and I are often asked is, “What should I pack for a trip?” We’ve all heard the famous phrase

Dreamy small towns in Italy near Florence

17 Dreamy Small Towns in Italy Near Florence

Florence is the capital city of the Tuscany region in Italy. Noted for its significant Renaissance art, architecture and monuments, Florence is the home to many world-famous museums and galleries.

Things to do in Florence Italy as adventures as a couple

Best Things to Do In Florence, Italy

When you are planning things to do in Florence, you’ll find that the city offers a smorgasbord of sights, sounds, tastes, and delights. If you are wondering, “Should I go?”

Beautiful Lakes Haiyaha and Travel quotes for instagram

65 Awesome Travel Quotes for Instagram

I love great quotes. Quotes that spark imagination. Quotes that motivate. Quotes that help you to dream big dreams. These 65 awesome travel quotes for Instagram will add to the

Things to do in Malta at the Blue hole at Dwejra on the island of Gozo

Best Things to Do In Malta and Gozo

Post updated 14 March, 2022 What do you do when your company is bought out, you know you’ll be out of work for a month or so, and your new

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Hey friends, Jolayne here! At simplyjolayne, I am excited to share my passion for travel, photography, family, creativity, and writing. I love to laugh, play, and travel the world with my favorite people.

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A comprehensive TRAVEL guide and eBook full of tips and advice from my adventures around the world to improve YOUR travel experiences. 

My goal is to inspire YOU to live out your travel dreams, instill confidence as you begin your travel adventures, and encourage you to explore the world!

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This eBook is full of practical advice we share with our parents, family, and friends who have never traveled overseas before

Download your FREE International Printable Packing Lists to ensure that all of your essentials are packed for your next adventure.

Discover travel gadgets used by savvy travelers. 14 genius gadgets on my Amazon must-have list and the best gadgets for your carry-on.

Have you ever forgotten to pack your toothbrush? Download your FREE Travel Packing Lists to remember the essentials.

Build your photography “toolkit” with these photography tools and accessories to strengthen your picture-taking skills.