• My husband and I are headed out of town for the weekend and we are SO EXCITED to spend a few days together...just the two of us ❤️.
Last night, however, my sweet Adalyn wrote a letter saying how much she was going to miss me, how she prefers to travel WITH me and that she was sad she couldn’t go.  THEN SHE SAID THIS >>> “I know how important it is for you and daddy to spend time together and that makes me really happy” 🙏🏻 Bless her little soul.
Despite all the mom guilt, you have to show them how important your marriage is.  How you love your partner so much you want to be with them, just them, for a night or two.  Your kids will understand (in fact they’re probably going to have WAY more fun anyways with their aunties, uncles, grandparents, etc). Start when they’re young and keep it up.  Some seasons will be rough - but weather through.  Your marriage is important...and your kids are paying close attention. 📷 @j.lailei #ExperienceAdvocate
  • Need a last minute #ValentinesGift?  Spend the evening planning a weekend away together (or with the family). Forget the notion that you need to BUY each other anything but time together.  #ExperienceAdvocate 💕 📷 @j.lailei
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  • We just hit a record!  This February is Seattle’s snowiest month since 1916...with 20.2 inches and counting!
While I know the excitement is long gone for some of you, I really love being home with my girls, clearing my inbox, purging things that ‘no longer bring me joy,’ writing blog posts, listening to podcasts and diving deep into SEO research.  From someone that travels often, I kind of feel like the universe was giving me a nudge to slow down.  I hope you’re able to use this time for good too ✨. This is a pretty remarkable week, and we may never see anything like it again in our lifetime.
And for those of you working around the clock to clear the roads and turn power back on (like my husband), thank you 🙏🏻 We appreciate you so much.
{This photo is from our trip to @cdaresort and makes me happy >>> #konmarimethod } 📷 @j.lailei #ExperienceAdvocate
  • “And if travel is like love, it is, in the end, mostly because it’s a heightened state of awareness, in which we are mindful, receptive, in dimmed by familiarity and ready to be transformed. That is why the best trips, like the best love affairs, never really end.” - Pico Iyer 📷 @j.lailei
  • Dream a little dream with me ✨ I just booked my 4th trip to Italy this year!  And I’ve partnered with an amazing local tour company @bio_monte to bring along 5 additional guests to Amalfi, Ravello, Sorrento, Pompeii and Capri for a family-friendly experience!  I will include a direct link with all of the details in my stories or you can send me a DM!  Space is limited so you’ll need to book fast!! 🍕🍋🍷
  • You are made of stardust and wishes and magical things ✨ I cannot wait to meet you my sweet nephew.  What a day celebrating my beautiful sister @kalahfloeting!  Love growing our little adventure squad 💕 📷 @j.lailei
  • Oh Darling, Let’s Be Adventurers!  Per my stories yesterday, double tap if you see this post 💕 Super easy and makes a huge difference with the algorithm.  I promise 🙏🏻 Working on a giveaway to share my appreciation so you don’t want to miss it! 📷 @j.lailei