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McKinney Girl Travels

Lorie’s Travel Favorites

With owning a luxury culinary excursion company, A Taste of Paris, travel is something I do each year, and I do it often. As a result, I've made my trips across the globe down to a science, and know exactly what must-haves make each trip comfortable and...

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From the desk of Deanne Paul, Ambassador for FOREVER® Have you ever felt so overwhelmed while packing for a trip that you had that split moment questioning if the vacation is worth the headache of the preparation? Next time you find yourself stressed over packing,...

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Utmost Travel: Adventure Travel

From the desk of Lauren Palmer Good morning McKinney! Over the past two weeks I have been introducing you to local travel agents Bob and Vickie Roden, owners of Utmost Travel. First, I shared with you how Utmost Travel differs from other travel agencies in that Bob...

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Utmost Travel part 2

From the desk of Lauren Palmer Good Morning McKinney! Last week I introduced you to Bob and Vickie Roden, owners of Utmost Travel, and told of the highly customized vacation packages they are able to design for their clients…which can be you! Unlike online travel...

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Meet Utmost Travel

From the desk of Lauren Palmer Hello McKinney! This morning I want to introduce you to Bob and Vickie Roden, owners and operators of Utmost Travel. After working for 22 years as an interior designer in the Dallas area, specializing in home remodeling, Vickie Roden was...

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Our Trip to Greece

This article was written by TAOLB Resident Mom, Sara Long, and originally published in the May 2018 issue of The Art of Living Beautifully magazine Fifty years of marriage has brought many amazing experiences with it, but none more remarkable than our recent...

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Greetings from South Padre Island!

Good morning McKinney! Greetings from South Padre Island. We arrived here on Monday with kids in tow and have been enjoying the sand and salty air in our favorite Texas coast town. Our flight left on Monday morning at 6 AM which required a 2:45 AM wake-up call. It...

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Texas Antiques Week

from the desk of guest blogger, Unique Unique Design Come along as we take a trip to a wonderland of extraordinary and age-old treasures. Where? It’s that magical shoppers delight called Texas Antiques Week in Warrenton and Round Top. It’s located between these 2...

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McKinney Girl Travels to Charleston

As much fun as we have at The Art of Living Beautifully talking about McKinney and all the joy it has to offer, every once in a while we find a change of scenery refreshing and inspiring. Last month, I traveled to Charleston, South Carolina with my sister to visit my...

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McKinney Girl Travels: Ireland

One of my favorite things to do is visit gardens.  I’m just as happy in a humble, self-made garden as a grand professionally landscaped one. Every garden has its charm. Visiting gardens in different parts of the world is exciting because regional gardening styles and...

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