6 Fun Things to Do in South Florida

Growing up in South Florida, I spent a great deal of time at either a beach or a pool and was completely content to do just that. However, now that I’m an adult, I have become interested in exploring the local community when I travel, including when I’m back in South Florida for a holiday.Continue reading “6 Fun Things to Do in South Florida”

Get to Know the Real Nashville

It happened seemingly overnight. ABC’s television drama, “Nashville”, premiered in 2012 to 8.93 million viewers followed shortly thereafter by a New York Times piece crowning Nashville as the new “it” city. Fast forward to 2019 and the city continues its rapid growth, averaging 90 people moving to Nashville a day. This record-setting population boom hasContinue reading “Get to Know the Real Nashville”

Kentucky Derby Tips for First Timers

The hats. The dresses. The horses. The roses. This what comes to mind when you think of the Kentucky Derby. But how do you prepare for actually attending the Derby? How do you know what to wear, bring, or expect? Step One – ask a veteran! This year I had the privilege of attending theContinue reading “Kentucky Derby Tips for First Timers”

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]”

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”

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”

48 Hours in Chattanooga

Chattanooga is one of Tennessee’s hidden gems. Located less than 10 miles from the Georgia state border and nestled among the curves of the Tennessee River, Chattanooga is a city made for people. I spent 48-hours exploring this small city and loved every moment of it. With countless hiking trails, a charming downtown, riverside views,Continue reading “48 Hours in Chattanooga”

My Top 10 Travel Moments of 2015

On January 1, 2015 I made a life changing decision.  I have never been one to set resolutions, but I knew this year would be different.  I decided 2015 would start with a promise to myself and I declared the new year to be “the year that lived”.  Wow – did I keep my promise!  IContinue reading “My Top 10 Travel Moments of 2015”