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What to Know Before You Visit Switzerland

Happy Travel Tip Tuesday! If you’ve been following along on Instagram or Facebook, you know my sweet husband and I just got back from a whirl-wind trip in Switzerland and Liechtenstein! This was not the first time in Switzerland for either of us; in fact, we got engaged here in December 2013! This was our… Continue reading What to Know Before You Visit Switzerland

Uncategorized · Virginia

Staying at Williamsburg’s Brick House Tavern

It’s Museum Monday in the best kind of way! A while back I had the pleasure of staying at the Brick House Tavern in Colonial Williamsburg–I literally stayed inside a living museum! It’s one of Colonial Williamsburg’s “Colonial Houses” properties, and I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised! There were some unexpected perks of… Continue reading Staying at Williamsburg’s Brick House Tavern

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What to Know Before You Visit Kauai

This Faraway Friday I’m taking a break from my usual “top 10 reasons to visit” list to bring you some tips for visiting the most beautiful place I’ve ever been in all the world: Kauai, Hawaii! They don’t call it the Garden Isle for nothing. If you’re taking a trip Kauai in the near future,… Continue reading What to Know Before You Visit Kauai

solo travel · Uncategorized · Washington DC

Solo Travel: Washington, D.C.

2018 is a brand new year with brand new potential! Want to make solo travel a part of your life this year? I think that’s a fantastic idea! I moved to Washington, D.C., completely solo nearly 10 years ago, and I can definitely recommend D.C. as an excellent solo travel destination! Here is the low-down… Continue reading Solo Travel: Washington, D.C.

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Winter Packing for Ladies: Switzerland and Liechtenstein

It’s What I Wore Wednesday, friends! This week it’s all about packing lightly but warmly–I’m off to Switzerland and Liechtenstein for some wintry fun! Packing for cold weather destinations is often daunting. How will you ever fit all those layers and heavy gear into a carry-on?! Well, here’s how I did it, and how you… Continue reading Winter Packing for Ladies: Switzerland and Liechtenstein

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What to Know Before You Visit O’ahu

It’s Travel Tip Tuesday! I don’t know about where you are, but where I am, it is cold outside! That also means I’m dreaming of beautiful Hawaii. I have a few friends planning trips to O’ahu this year, so I decided I need to create some “know before you go” material for this beautiful, historic, iconic… Continue reading What to Know Before You Visit O’ahu

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

Tennessee · Uncategorized

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