8 Easy Packing Tips for a Weekend Trip

8 Easy Packing Tips for a Weekend Trip | Cathedrals and Cafes Blog

S H O P this L O O K Longchamp bag | SwissGear suitcase | Panama hat (similar here) | Rayban sunnies (similar here) Weekender is my middle name. I cannot say with enough gusto how much we cherish our weekends. Monday through Friday brings a level of work insanity that I can honestly say […]

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Why I Go To Las Vegas Every Year For My Birthday

Why I Go To Vegas Every Year For My Birthday | Cathedrals and Cafes Blog | Bellagio Fountains

Happy Friday, everyone! As you read today’s post I am either in the air or have landed in Las Vegas! As I mentioned in my reflections post earlier this week, I turned another year older. And I’m completely ok with it. I’m actually pretty proud of it. I’ve made it this long on Earth and […]

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September 2017 Round-Up

Cappuccino | Coffee

Hello and happy Friday from a very wet and rainy central Texas. Although I do really love the rain (and spending time inside curled up with a great book and my favorite coffee or wine), the weather this week has put a damper on things. One, I haven’t been able to take my favorite fur […]

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C&C Instagram Recap 9.15.17

Glass of rosΓ©, pacific ocean, beach, Nobu restaurant, Malibu, California

Wow, haven’t done an Instagram recap in a long while! Things have been steadily busier around here and we’ve been traveling some, too, which I’ll never complain about. I think I could just about be gone every weekend. Are you a homebody or do you like to find an escape every now and then? We […]

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The 3 Best Digital Camera Accessories in My Bag Right Now

Erin from Cathedrals and Cafes sits on her back patio stairs holding a Nikon D5500 DSLR camera

A few months ago I purchased a Nikon D5500 DSLR camera. Among other awesome features that I first mentioned in my Why I’m Loving Nikon post, I really appreciate its more compact size with all the traveling we do. I’m more of a less is more person when it comes to travel, so I like […]

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C&C Summer Recap 2017

A plate of charcuterie with two glasses of white wine and a knitted blanket

How does everyone feel now that summer is over? Is it a collective groan or an enthusiastic cheer? I always have mixed emotions when summer comes to an end. There’s just something about the carefree vibe that summer brings. It’s all baseball and swimming pools, staying up late and movie marathons, and outdoor concerts with […]

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Eat+Stay+Play: A Splendid Stay in Santorini

Erin from Cathedrals and Cafes blog poses next to a blue domed building in Oia Santorini Greece

Part four of my Eat+Stay+Play Greek travel guide series takes us to the beautiful island of Santorini! Be sure to check out my first three guides, too: Eat+Stay+Play: 2 Days in Athens Eat+Stay+Play: Magical Mykonos Eat+Stay+Play: 5 Reasons to Fall in Love with Naxos As always, at the end of this post is my free […]

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Eat+Stay+Play: 5 Reasons to Fall in Love with Naxos

Erin from Cathedrals and Cafes in the village of Halki, Naxos Greece

The island of Naxos is the largest of the Cyclades islands and yet might be an island that some travelers overlook. We traveled by ferry between Athens and the islands and saw fewer people disembark at the Naxos port than in Santorini or Mykonos. We planned our Greek holiday so that we had a little […]

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Eat+Stay+Play: Magical Mykonos

Happy Travel Tuesday! Today I’m so excited to share part two of my four-part Greek travel guide series – all about Mykonos! Head over to part one – Eat+Stay+Play: 2 Days in AthensΒ – in case you missed it. As with all my travel guides, don’t forget to access my free downloadable pdf of quick links […]

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Eat+Stay+Play: 2 Days in Athens

A view of the Acropolis from Mars Hill in Athens, Greece

Welcome to the first of my four-part Greek Eat+Stay+Play series – 2 Days in Athens! I’m working on guides for the islands of Mykonos, Naxos, and Santorini as well. Greece has so much to offer. I’m not sure why it took us so long to finally get there, but I’m so glad we went. Most […]

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