Visiting the 9/11 Memorial & Museum

New York City is famous for many reasons — Lady Liberty, world-renowned chefs, Central Park, Empire State Building, Times Square, Pizza, 5th Avenue, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, the list could go on and on. But perhaps, in my mind, the most important and symbolic of the resilience and sacrifice  of the people of New YorkContinue reading “Visiting the 9/11 Memorial & Museum”

Navigating Epcot’s Food & Wine Festival

Now in its 23rd year, Epcot’s Food & Wine Festival is, in my personal opinion, the best time to visit Disney’s third oldest theme park. Beginning in 1995, the Food & Wine Festival features expertly created tasting dishes and international wines from various countries around the world. Epcot is perfectly designed for this type ofContinue reading “Navigating Epcot’s Food & Wine Festival”

These are a few of my favorite things [Asheville Edition]

In just two short visits, Asheville has quickly become one of my favorite places to explore. A 4.5 hour drive from Nashville, Asheville has a small town feel with all the attractions of a large city. On our first visit, Andrew and I spent much of our time downtown eating and enjoying the many breweriesContinue reading “These are a few of my favorite things [Asheville Edition]”

Everything I love about Dublin

Dublin is a glorious city! I wasn’t expecting to love it as much as I did. Everything from the easy to navigate city streets to the wonderfully ornate cathedrals and traditional pubs on every corner, Dublin has much to offer. I spent two full days in Ireland’s capital city and am ready to return again!Continue reading “Everything I love about Dublin”

Are the Cliffs of Moher Worth the Trip?

You’ve read the reviews. You’ve polled your FaceBook friends for recommendations. You’ve liked the posts on Instagram. You’ve flipped through your Lonely Planet manual. It’s official – it’s on the list of “must dos” for the trip! But then, after you’ve spent the time, money, and energy getting there, a haunting question creeps into yourContinue reading “Are the Cliffs of Moher Worth the Trip?”

A Whirlwind Guide to London

What’s a trip to Europe without a stop through at least one country? One of the best things about Europe, in my opinion, is the close proximity of its countries. It’s always fun to compare distances between states in the US and countries in Europe. It may take 7 hours to drive through Florida aloneContinue reading “A Whirlwind Guide to London”

How to Spend a Long Layover in Boston

Long layovers are my favorite, or, at least the long layovers that allow you time to explore a cool destination. Enter Boston. While this wasn’t my first visit to Boston, it was easily my shortest visit. I enjoyed a 9-hour layover in this historic city with a few ideas in mind and an adventurous spirit.Continue reading “How to Spend a Long Layover in Boston”

¡Barcelona, una semana no es suficiente!

Spain has always been on my travel shortlist but, if I’m being honest, I wasn’t sure about Barcelona. Perhaps it was because of their differing heritage and culture from the rest of Spain or their desire to break away. Whatever the reason, I was wrong! Barcelona is truly remarkable and one week was not enough!Continue reading “¡Barcelona, una semana no es suficiente!”

Explore New Orleans Like a Local

I chose to live in New Orleans for six glorious years. New Orleans is real, gritty, crazy, violent, and beautiful. There really is nothing like it. The people are warm and friendly, oozing with southern hospitality and the streets are filled with vibrant colors and deep potholes. It’s a place where many people go toContinue reading “Explore New Orleans Like a Local”