Happy October everyone! October is one of my favorite months because it truly does feel like the start of fall! In Florida the weather has become a bit milder, mid 80s, lower humidity, and we’ve had a nice breeze lately.  I’m enjoying every moment of this gorgeous weather and this magical month! 

To make this month even more magical my best friend from Germany will be flying in with her boyfriend, and also Den’s best friend! I haven’t seen her in a little over a year and I’m beyond excited! I can only imagine the crazy adventures we will have during their visit!

I also have a couple of other great surprises for you all too! We have a guest writer this month, Lisa Kocay! Not only is she a great friend of mine she is a fantastic writer! Lisa has her master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University, and a bachelor’s degree in journalism with minors in the history of visual arts and global studies from Lehigh University. Currently she is an editorial intern at Forbes Life editorial and will be starting an internship at CNN for Primetime Justice with Ashleigh Banfield! I just know you are going to love her!  Check out her blog on her cooking experiences, reviews on recipes and restaurants, and her food for thoughts here.  

We also will be starting a new traveling series the next two months, First Time Travelers Series! It’s all about planning your adventures, what to expect, and tips and tricks I wish I had known my first time traveling. We also will be doing a giveaway! Post your best tips for travel on Instagram with the hashtag #FirstTimeTraveler and on lucky winner with the best travel tips will be selected to win a prize! 

I can’t wait to share with you all my First Time Travelers Series, and all of the fun adventures October has in store! If there’s anything you guys would like me to write about or do a YouTube video of let me know. Looking forward to hearing from you all!  


         Dominique Altif
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