Scotland

What to Know Before You Visit Edinbrugh

Planning a trip to Scotland? Edinburgh, as the capital city, is most likely on your list of cities to visit, even if you’re just flying in and out of there. I found Edinburgh to be walkable, the people to be friendly, and the castle to be overwhelming! Here are some tips for your own trip… Continue reading What to Know Before You Visit Edinbrugh

Northern Ireland

Staying at the Titanic Hotel, Belfast

I’m sure there are lots of reasons to go to Belfast. But when your “little” brother turns 30 (THIRTY!) and he’s been fascinated with all things Titanic, there is one place to go and one reason to go there: Belfast, for the Titanic Museum! And, as it turns out, there is only one place to… Continue reading Staying at the Titanic Hotel, Belfast

Wyoming

10 Things to Do in Cheyenne, WY

If you didn’t already know, now you do: Cheyenne, Wyoming, should be on every American’s Travel Bucket List! Between the massive rodeo and 10-day festival that is Cheyenne Frontier Days to the awesome museums, from the incredible locally-owned restaurants and friendly people, there’s something for everyone. Most state capitol cities are overrun all year long… Continue reading 10 Things to Do in Cheyenne, WY

DC Local Guides · Washington DC

Ultimate Guide to the Library of Congress

I’ll give you one guess for my #1 favorite building in D.C., and quite possibly the world. The Library of Congress! It has special meaning to me because: I love books, I got my first job here, and I love it so much I had my bridal portraits done here! So at long last, here… Continue reading Ultimate Guide to the Library of Congress

Northern Ireland · World Foods

Afternoon Tea at the Titanic Hotel, Belfast

It wouldn’t be a trip to the United Kingdom without a proper afternoon tea! It was my “little” brother’s first trip to the UK, and while the trip was 100% for his 30th birthday gift, we would be remiss if we didn’t experience tea at the Titanic Hotel while we stayed there. So here it… Continue reading Afternoon Tea at the Titanic Hotel, Belfast

Northern Ireland

What to Know Before You Visit Belfast

Northern Ireland, particularly Belfast, was not terribly high on my list of places to go, but that’s where my brother chose to visit for his big birthday trip. So we went! And let me tell you, Belfast was the biggest, most pleasant travel surprise to date! What surprised me most was the sincere friendliness of… Continue reading What to Know Before You Visit Belfast

England

Unusual Things about Alnwick, England

Our time in Alnwick was far too short, but I couldn’t stop being amazed everywhere I looked! Alnwick has found recent incredible fame as home to the Hogwarts (Alnwick Castle), but there’s so much more to it than that! The whole reason I went there was to have dinner with my brother at the White… Continue reading Unusual Things about Alnwick, England

Movie Moments · Northern Ireland

Titanic: Movie Moments in Belfast

I think it’s safe to say that the 1997 version of the movie Titanic is one of the most well-known films of all time. So when my brother and I went to the Titanic Museum in Belfast in June, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to have some “movie moments” for this year’s blog theme!… Continue reading Titanic: Movie Moments in Belfast

Virginia · World Foods

What to Eat in Smithfield, VA

Just a quick drive from Colonial Williamsburg or Newport News you’ll find adorable, charming, tasty Smithfield! It’s known for its ham, but the whole region is also known for peanuts. Plus it’s the South, so you know there will be fried everything and sweet treats to keep you cool on those hot summer days. Get… Continue reading What to Eat in Smithfield, VA

travel planning

5 Essentials for International Travel

You’re excited for your trip! You’re ready to take it all on! You’re looking forward to the experiences you’ll have and the foods you’ll try. You bought cute new clothes and you hope those new shoes will be worn in by the time you leave. And then you start to panic. Even the most experienced… Continue reading 5 Essentials for International Travel