Hi, I’m Kara Franker!

I'm a travel and lifestyle blogger and I have an obsession with the coast.

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3 Reasons to Read Condé Nast Traveler Magazine this Month

New on the blog! This week's edition of Kara on the Coast travel and lifestyle content... You shouldn't need a good excuse to pick up one of the world's best travel magazines, but let me be the first to tell you that the November issue of Condé Nast Traveler is one you don't want to miss. Why? Well, first and foremost... Reason 1: I'm in it! Flip to page 203 and you'll find a page … Read more...


My Top 3 Coastal Beauty Tips for the Season

New on the blog! This week's edition of Kara on the Coast travel and lifestyle content...   Coastal Closet: 3 Beauty Must-Haves for Fall My little sister, Nicolle, called me this week to ask for a few beauty tips for her upcoming nuptials on Leap Day in February. Btw, I recently found out that my blogger sister, Rachelle Lucas, also got married on Leap Day! Someone last week at TBEX in … Read more...

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A Midwest Girl’s Guide to Survival in Miami + Other Fun Stuff

I'm so excited that the Kansas City Royals have made it to the World Series! I'm so proud that KC is my hometown and I've been thinking a lot lately about my Midwest family and friends (who I love dearly). Even though I left Kansas almost a decade ago, I think it's home of the best people in the entire world. I just don't like winter weather. :) I was inspired to write a blog post to help … Read more...


My Latest Fail and the Launch of Something New

Fail. That's the word that keeps rattling around in my brain. And that's not a healthy mindset. It certainly isn't one that inspires creativity and innovation -- that's for sure. But that's how I've been feeling lately about my blog. The truth is that I hit a roadblock. And it mostly has to do with my content and the frequency I've been publishing (or lack thereof). Part of the problem is … Read more...


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