Thanks to the holidays, I was lucky to squeeze in one more trip this year — to Nashville! Known as Music City and for honky tonk, I figured I’d be listening to twang at every turn. But, as you’ll see, there’s so much more to Nashville than its country roots. In this post, I share […]
As I reflect back on 2018, I feel grateful for all of the amazing places I was able to visit and the memories I made. While it’s difficult to pinpoint my favorite vacation of the year, I can narrow down my top three travel moments of 2018. I hope you enjoy reading about them. Maybe […]
Finding the hiking gear that works for you can be hard when there’s endless options out there! Today, I’m sharing my hiking essentials — hydration backpacks, shoes, hats, pants and more.
While I would love to spend my days traveling the world, the reality is I work full time. If I can’t be on a perpetual vacation, I can make my weekends in Houston feel special. That’s why my husband and I plan monthly dates involving something more than Netflix and takeout. These are three of my […]
The three hour drive between Zion National Park and Las Vegas is strewn with small towns and stark scenery. But if you veer off highway 15 for about 30 minutes, a red planet with unique, ancient history awaits you. Meet: the Valley of Fire State Park. The husband and I had an hour to kill […]
Outdoor enthusiasts, rejoice! Salt Lake City is the vacation destination you never knew you needed. Every outdoor activity you could want is at your fingertips — and in a gorgeous setting. Yet, unless you live in SLC, you don’t know this paradise exists. Until now! Here are 5 reasons to visit.
Last week, I took time off work to explore Utah. Today’s post focuses on my experience at Zion National Park. Scroll to the bottom for a few quick tips about Zion. Stay tuned for a post next week about 2 Salt Lake City hikes. Let’s get to it! My alarm sounded at 4:20 a.m. on Saturday, […]
People often ask me how I afford to travel so much. The truth is, I don’t travel nearly as much as I’d like! But, I’m able to take a few vacations a year because I find ways to cut costs here and there while I’m away — without sacrificing the quality of where I’m staying […]
This weekend, I had exactly 36 hours to soak up Erie, Pennsylvania, a charming city with lush greenery, mild summer temps and lots of outdoor activities. And, apparently one of the U.S.’ snowiest cities, clocking nearly 200 inches during the 2017-2018 winter season. Good thing I visited in the summer! One of my favorite ways […]
Contrary to popular belief, not all of Texas is flat. Enter: Texas Hill Country. Whether you want to connect with nature or enjoy wineries, there’s something for everyone in this large region that sprawls across western/central Texas. Dripping Springs, a short 30-minute drive west of Austin, is perfect for a weekend getaway — especially when […]