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Inspiring Instagram Captions for Travel and Life

As the Instagram app launched on Oct. 6, 2010, it quickly racked up 25,000 users in one day. The popular photo-sharing app has since become a global sensation. Instagram rapidly grew to

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.

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

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

This eBook is full of practical advice, tips, and travel planning ideas to help you boost your travel confidence. You CAN do it!

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