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Just after her divorce was finalized in January 2011, writer Michela Montgomery packed up her two kids and set out on a vacation she had been putting on the back burner for far too long.
Below, Montegomery -- author of the action and adventure trilogy The Cave -- shares how invigorating it was to get away after her 14-year marriage ended.
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