What to Eat in the USA

It’s an exceptionally special What I Ate Wednesday, everyone! American Thanksgiving is next Thursday, so this week, I’m giving you all the best food from my home country: the United States of America! It’s more than burgers and milkshakes, my friends. I hope you brought an appetite.

Guide to the Great American Road Trip

Last month Steve and I put a lot of miles on the car that we share. Steve drove 460 miles round-trip to visit his mom while I took a 600-mile round-trip road trip (as a passenger) with some girlfriends to North Carolina’s Outer Banks. The next weekend, we forewent $1000+ plane tickets to Nashville in favor of a 1230-mile round-trip drive to visit my parents in Middle Tennessee.

What to Know Before You Visit O’ahu

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 island to help them–and perhaps YOU!–plan the perfect O’ahu getaway!

Independence Day, USA

It’s the Fourth of July, and in the United States of America, it’s the day we celebrate our independence! I love history almost as much as I love travel, and early American history is my favorite! If you’re looking for a great time to visit the USA, or if you live in the States andContinue reading “Independence Day, USA”

Viva Nashvegas! What to Know Before You Visit Nashville

Nashville is hot on the tourism and travel radar right now! It has been or some time, and there’s no sign of that slowing down any time soon. Being a Tennessee girl, born and raised just an hour outside of Nashville, I thought I’d share some insights (in no particular order) into what some Tennesseans loving call “Nashvegas” so you can fit right in on your trip to Music City and the South! Big thanks to my brother for many of the photos below!

10 Reasons to Visit Guam

If you’ve been following my Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram pages, you know I just got back from the beautiful, tropical island paradise of Guam! I’ll be posting some tips and other fun Guam posts next week, but for this Faraway Friday, here are 10 reasons YOU should consider a trip to Guam!

Pearl Harbor at 75

My husband Steve and I chose O’ahu as the destination for our first anniversary because we wanted to go somewhere beautiful, relaxing… paradise. But there was another draw, and that was the history. I didn’t know much at all about Hawaiian history before we visited, but I did know I wanted to visit Pearl Harbor for the American history–the infamous history.

The Victrola Story

Well, my last day in Dover had arrived, and there was just one more thing on my to-do list: The Johnson Victrola Museum. This was actually number 1 on my list when doing my research for the Dover trip, but it’s only open Wednesday-Sunday, so I had to make sure I had time to getContinue reading “The Victrola Story”

Dover’s Best Danish and Other Tales

Originally published on 30 July 2012. Dover, Delaware, home the only capitol city with an all-volunteer fire department, the best blueberry danish this side of the Atlantic, and my friends the Pattersons! Day 2 in Dover started with a fabulous blueberry danish from Frankfurt bakery! This was quite possibly the best danish I’ve ever had.Continue reading “Dover’s Best Danish and Other Tales”

Over in Dover

Originally published on 26 July 2012. Did you know Delaware is the first state that ratified our constitution? It is! I learned lots of fun things on my trip to Dover, Delaware, to visit some friends. And even if you knew that, I’m willing to bet you didn’t know this: Delaware didn’t separate from PennsylvaniaContinue reading “Over in Dover”