Uncategorized · what to pack

How to Pack the Perfect Carry-on

It never fails. Whether I’m at the airport or meeting up with friends on my travels, and they all ask me the same thing: That’s all you brought? I take it as the highest packing praise! It’s one thing to pack light, but it’s another to pack well. By pack well, I mean packing efficiently and… Continue reading How to Pack the Perfect Carry-on

Uncategorized · Washington DC

D.C. for History Lovers

People come to Washington, D.C., for work, vacation, educational trips, and any other number of reasons. One of the things that drew me to my nation’s Capital is its history. The monuments and memorials exist for the sole purpose of helping us all remember the past, and the Smithsonian, the largest museum institution in the… Continue reading D.C. for History Lovers

Hawaii · Shop · Uncategorized

What to Know Before You Visit the Hawaiian Islands

It’s Travel Tip Tuesday! And Tropical Tuesday. I’ve been posting a lot about Maui lately, since that was our big anniversary trip this year, but I got to thinking that there are a lot of things to know before you visit any Hawaiian island. So, here is the quick run-down of things to know before… Continue reading What to Know Before You Visit the Hawaiian Islands

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Top 10 Travel Hacks

Are you ready for this? I love giving away my travel tips, but I was recently compelled to compile a list of my very top travel hacks–the lifesavers that work every time! Well, this is it. Get ready to travel like a pro! 10. Go Carry-on Only I cannot stress this one enough. In fact,… Continue reading Top 10 Travel Hacks

North Carolina · Packing for Women · Uncategorized

What I Wore at the Outer Banks

It’s What I Wore Wednesday! I recently took a little weekend getaway with some girlfriends to the Outer Banks of North Carolina. I’ll be honest, this was a packing challenge for me! I was not in charge of any of the planning, driving, finding restaurants, anything, so I had a hard time knowing what to… Continue reading What I Wore at the Outer Banks

Uncategorized · what to pack

Top 10 Packing Hacks

My packing posts have been getting an awful lot of love lately, so I thought it was high time to pull together my favorite packing hacks into one blog post! Packing can be very overwhelming (even to Steve and me!), but with the right strategies and these helpful hacks, packing just got a lot less… Continue reading Top 10 Packing Hacks

Arkansas · Uncategorized

Capital Hotel, Little Rock, Arkansas

It’s Motivation Monday! Our world today is incredibly negative. It’s so hard to get away from the bad language, degrading comments, and condescension–especially online it seems. So that’s why I love to highlight the positives in the world. The Capital Hotel in Little Rock, AR, is this Monday’s motivation to look for the good and… Continue reading Capital Hotel, Little Rock, Arkansas

maui · Uncategorized

8 Days on Maui

Planning a trip to Maui? That’s a great idea! I’m sharing our itinerary with you. We went to Maui from Saturday-Saturday, and I think we did a pretty good job of combining relaxation with excursions and activities. Feel free to use this itinerary for your own trip, or just take the parts you like best!… Continue reading 8 Days on Maui

Tennessee · Uncategorized

Music City for Music Lovers

Do you love music? Is Nashville on your “to go” list? Then this post is for you! By popular demand, this is the ultimate list of things to do, places to see, and where to listen in world-famous Nashville, Tennessee. This is Music City for Music Lovers! Legendary Venues You can’t come to Music City… Continue reading Music City for Music Lovers

North Carolina · Uncategorized · World Foods

What I Ate at the Outer Banks

It’s everyone’s favorite: What I Ate Wednesday! My recent trip to the Outer Banks of North Carolina was a short one, but we did have to eat! It seems like most people who prefer vacation rentals also prefer to cook their own food instead of spending the money to go out to eat for every… Continue reading What I Ate at the Outer Banks