Uncategorized · Washington DC

How to Tour the U.S. State Department

It’s Museum Monday! This week I’m letting you in on a bit of a secret: You can tour the U.S. State Department’s Diplomatic Rooms! Well, maybe it’s not a secret, but it’s definitely something most people don’t know or think of when they visit Washington, D.C. My friend Kelly and I recently took a tour… Continue reading How to Tour the U.S. State Department

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10 Things to Do in Pittsburgh

It’s Faraway Friday! This week, we’re not going too far–just over to Pittsburgh, where my sweet husband grew up. We go out there two to three times each year, but I realized I have very little on the blog about Pittsburgh! So to make up for that deficit, here are 10 things you should do… Continue reading 10 Things to Do in Pittsburgh

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A Visit to Belle Meade Plantation

Ready for some antebellum travel? This Throwback Thursday is for you! On my recent trip home for Christmas in Tennessee, my parents picked us up at BNA and treated us to a fun day at the beautiful Belle Meade Plantation! If you’re in Nashville any time of year, a trip to Belle Meade should absolutely… Continue reading A Visit to Belle Meade Plantation

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Nashville in Winter

Hey, y’all! It’s Winter Wednesday, and this week it’s all about what to do in Nashville at winter time! I grew up on a farm just outside of Nashville, and I was shocked when it became such an “it” place to visit after I moved away nearly 10 years ago! Here is my top 10… Continue reading Nashville in Winter

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How to Get an Impossible Visa

Think you can’t visit the country you want because you’re not allowed to get the visa? Don’t give up hope! The recent ban on visas for Turkish and American citizens, which was recently lifted, had a lot of people scrambling to find a way to get the visa they wanted so desperately. In fact, some… Continue reading How to Get an Impossible Visa

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How to Tour the Treasury Department

It’s Museum Monday! Today I’m letting you in on a well-kept secret. You can visit the Department of the Treasury in Washington, D.C.! Who knew, right? I’ve lived here nearly 10 years, and I never knew until just recently that this was available. It does take a bit of planning and legwork on your part,… Continue reading How to Tour the Treasury Department

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10 Reasons to Visit Alaska in Winter

It’s a brisk and breezy Faraway Friday! This week I’ve been whisking you off with me to America’s “Final Frontier” and 49th state: Alaska! I’ve shared my experiences there in 2007 this week, so I thought I’d give you a quick run-down of the amazing reasons why you should consider a visit this winter season!… Continue reading 10 Reasons to Visit Alaska in Winter

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Adventures in Anchorage

Originally published on 31 December 2007. I went to Alaska for a week after my college graduation. Alaska in December? You bet! Hello from Tennessee! I’m home now, but I wanted to tell you all about my last day in Alaska. It was just as fun-filled as the rest! It started with homemade mochas, and we headed… Continue reading Adventures in Anchorage

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Hiking the Alaskan Wilderness

Originally published on 29 December 2007. I went to Alaska for a week after my college graduation. Alaska in December? You bet! More adventures in Alaska! Today was kind of an easy day. No ice climbs, no flying planes onto glaciers, just hiking the beautiful, gorgeous Alaskan wilderness! We got up whenever–around 9:30 before the sun… Continue reading Hiking the Alaskan Wilderness

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Alaska: The Climb

Originally published on 27 December 2007. I went to Alaska for a week after my college graduation. Alaska in December? You bet! This morning we got up and ate a hearty breakfast, packed all our climbing and survival gear (enough for a day or two’s survival, just in case), and left the house about 10:15am… Continue reading Alaska: The Climb