United States

Land of the free, home of the brave, and one of the most diverse countries in the world: it’s America!

United States of America

  • Presidents’ Homes within a Day’s Drive of D.C. - Updated May 2020. I love living in the D.C. area. I do! And apparently, so did a lot of our presidents. A trip to the Nation’s Capital gets you mighty close to many of their homes, so if you weren’t already aware, here’s everything you need to know about visiting the nearby presidential homes onContinue reading "Presidents’ Homes within a Day’s Drive of D.C."
  • Best Bachelorette Desinations in the USA - Updated May 2020. Wedding season is coming, and you know what that means… Bachelorette Party season is here! If your duty is to come up with the destination and make the plan, check out these destinations within the United States. For the City Girl If your Bride Boss Babe loves city lights and culture, pickContinue reading "Best Bachelorette Desinations in the USA"
  • 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.
  • USA Bucket List - Updated May 2020. Everyone loves a list—oh, is that just me?! Grocery lists, to do lists, travel lists… No matter what kind of list, I love to check things off and feel that elated confidence that I accomplished something! If you’ve ever wanted to visit the USA (or if you live in the USA andContinue reading "USA Bucket List"
  • Solo Travel: United States of America - The USA is a great solo destination because it's so diverse. You can experience the city life of New York City, ski in Colorado year-round, experience paradise in Hawaii, or even meet up-and-coming country music stars in Nashville!
  • Guide to the Great American Road Trip - Updated May 2020. It’s Travel Tip Tuesday! 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 forewentContinue reading "Guide to the Great American Road Trip"
  • What to Know Before You Visit the USA - Updated May 2020. It’s Travel Tip Tuesday! I was recently brainstorming about what to write in the coming weeks when it hit me: I have no posts about what to expect as a visitor in the United States! It’s something I always try to research before I visit a new place, and I’ve been writingContinue reading "What to Know Before You Visit the USA"

Alabama

Huntsville

  • What is the Unclaimed Baggage Experience? - I spent a whole day at Unclaimed Baggage in Scottsboro, Alabama! Each day one lucky visitor gets to have "The Unclaimed Baggage Experience" and is tasked with sorting through a piece of luggage.
  • What I Found at Unclaimed Baggage - Have you ever wondered what happened to that lost luggage you never could locate? Well, it probably ended up here. Unclaimed Baggage is the only buyer and seller of lost or unclaimed luggage (and cargo!) in America, and they have new items coming in every day!
  • What to Eat in Huntsville - It's What I Ate Wednesday and this week we're eating our way through the South! You know you're in North Alabama when trout and grits with fried green tomatoes is on the menu! So what was the first thing I ate when I arrived?

Alaska

Arkansas

California

Anaheim

San Francisco

Delaware

  • Packing for Men: Fall in New England - It's no secret that no one actually likes to pack. Least of all my husband! I usually pack for him wherever we go, and he fills in with his toiletries and electronics. It works out pretty well because he doesn't have to pack, and I get to blog about it! And hopefully this will be helpful for you, too.
  • 10 Reasons to Visit New England in Fall - Updated May 2020. There are few places more beautiful than New England in the fall. As a Summer Girl, I have to look for reasons to be excited for the fall season. What can possibly get me excited for an end of summer, shorter days, and cooler temps? My recent trip up to Vermont gaveContinue reading "10 Reasons to Visit New England in Fall"
  • Packing for Women: Fall in New England - Visiting New England in fall is on many an all-American bucket list! My sweet husband whisked me away to the Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, Vermont. We had a wonderful time, but sometimes packing for fall weather can be a challenge.

Florida

St. Augustine

Georgia

Savannah

Hawai’i

Big Island of Hawai’i

  • Ultimate Big Island Hawaii Bucket List - There are a zillion fantastic things to do and see on Hawaii’s Big Island, and it can be hard to pare it all down and fit it all into one vacation! From luaus to lava, from palaces to mountain peaks, there’s something on the Big Island for everyone! This handy dandy bucket list has allContinue reading "Ultimate Big Island Hawaii Bucket List"
  • Packing for Ladies: A Week on the Big Island of Hawaii - The best part of a trip to Hawaii is... Hawaii! The sun, the ocean, the kindness, the food, the aloha---it's the best! But the worst part of a trip to Hawaii is... packing. But never fear!
  • 2017: Year of Islands - Updated April 2020! As 2017 comes to a close, I’m reflecting on our travels and realizing… we visited a lot of islands this year! When I think of islands, I think of tropical weather, beaches, sea turtles and swimming nearby. But when I looked back on our island excursions, it struck me that not allContinue reading "2017: Year of Islands"
  • What I Ate: Iconic Eats - When one thinks of England, they think of Big Ben... and fish 'n chips. When one thinks of Hawaii, they think of hula girls... and pigs roasted in the ground! Come along with me on a culinary adventure of the most iconic foods I've ever eaten--so far!
  • What I Wish I Knew: Hawaii’s Big Island - If you’ve been following the blog, you know that Hawaii has been on my mind since we visited earlier this month! We had an incredible time, and we highly recommend it for your next vacation or celebratory getaway! There are a few things, however, that are good to know if you’ve never been before. ManyContinue reading "What I Wish I Knew: Hawaii’s Big Island"
  • Unforgettable Lava Boat Tour - Disclaimer: I have not and will not receive compensation for this blog post. It was such a great experience, I needed to write and tell you about it. There are a few epic experiences from our travels that really stand out: swimming with penguins and sea lions in the Galapagos, hot air ballooning in Cappadocia, attendingContinue reading "Unforgettable Lava Boat Tour"
  • 7 Steps to Plan Your Big Island Trip - Aloha! It’s a very special Where I Went Wednesday! If you’ve been following along on the blog, you know my sweet husband and I just took a big anniversary trip to beautiful Hawaii! After our first anniversary on O’ahu (the island with Honolulu, Waikiki, and Pearl Harbor), we decided to spend every anniversary on anContinue reading "7 Steps to Plan Your Big Island Trip"
  • Hiking Hawaii: The Big Island - It is Travel Tip Tuesday on the blog, and today it’s all about tips and tricks for hiking Hawaii’s Big Island! The Island of Hawaii has tons of trails. In fact, many of their best beaches and most unique sites are only accessible via hike (or 4 wheel drive + serious skills).We were only ableContinue reading "Hiking Hawaii: The Big Island"
  • Top 10 Highlights of Hilo - Happy Aloha Friday! It’s also Flyaway Friday here on the blog, and this week we’re setting our sights on beautiful Hilo, Hawaii! We only spent one day in Hilo, but I wish we’d spent at least one more day–so consider that for your trip! We did hit the highlights in this cute, seaside town, andContinue reading "Top 10 Highlights of Hilo"
  • What to Eat on Hawaii’s Big Island - It's everyone's favorite: What I Ate Wednesday! Last week we talked about the luau on the Big Island, and this week I'm letting you in on the rest of the Hawaiian goodness! If there’s one thing Hawaiians know how to do, it’s eat well!
  • Road Tripping Hawaii’s Big Island - Islands are typically small enough to drive around in less than a day. That’s why Steve and I like them for anniversary trips–there’s only so far you can go, so it’s an inherently relaxing place to be. Not so for Hawaii’s Big Island! This trip took a little more planning because there is just moreContinue reading "Road Tripping Hawaii’s Big Island"
  • 10 Reasons to Visit Hawaii’s Big Island - Aloha! If you’ve been following me on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter, you know my sweet husband and I had an absolute blast celebrating our third wedding anniversary on the Big Island of Hawaii! We love the state of Hawaii for plenty of reasons, and we recommend that everyone visit at least once in a lifetime.Continue reading "10 Reasons to Visit Hawaii’s Big Island"
  • What to Eat at a Luau! - Aloha! This What I Ate Wednesday is all about the beautiful, tasty, traditional luau food. My sweet husband and I have been to Hawaii three times now, but this was our first luau experience. And we're bringing you along with us!
  • Hawaii’s Big Island Royalty - Aloha! If you’ve been following me on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter, you know that we just got back from our third anniversary trip to the Big Island of Hawaii! We love the islands more and more each time we visit. I would venture to say most mainland Americans never learn about our most recently added state’sContinue reading "Hawaii’s Big Island Royalty"

Kaua’i

  • The Ultimate Kauai Bucket List - Kauai, Hawaii, if the most beautiful place I have ever been, and I have been to a lot of beautiful places! When people ask me where my favorite place in the world is, or where I would go back to over and over again, I always say: Kauai. The colors, the water, the flowers, theContinue reading "The Ultimate Kauai Bucket List"
  • 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"
  • 10 Reasons to Visit Kauai - This Flyaway Friday is all about my favorite island in the world–so far! My sweet husband and I went to Kauai for our second anniversary, and it was the most beautiful, majestic place I’ve ever seen. Here are a few reasons why! 10. The Glass Sand Beach Kauai’s unique glass sand beach is an exampleContinue reading "10 Reasons to Visit Kauai"
  • What to Eat on Kauai - Do you love island life? Island food? Islands in general? Me, too! This What I Ate Wednesday, we're reliving our delightful feast from Hawaii's Garden Island, Kauai!

Mau’i

  • Ultimate Maui Bucket List - Maui is “trip of a lifetime” material for many, especially those who thrive in a tropical paradise! It’s home to some unique scenery and things to do, all of which should go on your Maui trip’s bucket list. Here’s the best of the best from our trip, which will hopefully inspire you for yours! 1.Continue reading "Ultimate Maui Bucket List"
  • 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"
  • 10 Reasons to Stay in Hana - If the Road to Hana is on your Maui “to do” list, you’re probably getting a lot of information about doing it all in just one day. And sure, that’s a fine way to do it. However, I strongly suggest you consider spending a night or two somewhere along the Road to Hana, and hereContinue reading "10 Reasons to Stay in Hana"
  • What He Wore: Maui - Packing for my husband is usually very easy. His uniform is a polo and jeans every day of every week, rain or shine, sun or snow. But when we go to Hawaii for our anniversary, I get to have a little more fun with it.
  • Hiking Hawaii: Maui - It’s Maui Monday! One of Steve’s and my favorite things to do when we travel is hike, and Hawaii has no shortage of beautiful hikes across each and every island. Maui’s nickname is the Valley Isle, so you can imagine the lush green landscape and all the beautiful trails there are to explore. Whether youContinue reading "Hiking Hawaii: Maui"
  • 10 Reasons to Visit Maui - It’s Aloha Friday! Let’s round out the week with some inspiration for a beautiful, tropical,  exotic trip to Maui! Here is our top 10 list of reasons to visit the Valley Isle on your next vacation. 10. Because Everything’s Aloha It’s a bit of a joke between my husband and me that “everything’s aloha” inContinue reading "10 Reasons to Visit Maui"
  • What to Eat on Maui - It's What I Ate Wednesday! And this week's food post all about the tropical flavors from the island of Maui, Hawaii. We did a little of everything from grocery shopping to roadside stands to fine dining. There are options for everyone!
  • What to Know Before You Visit Maui - It’s Maui Monday! This week I’ve pulled together my top tips for beautiful Maui, Hawaii. Here is everything you need to know to make the most of your trip and enjoy it to the fullest! Be on the lookout for an upcoming post about what to know about Hawaii in general, including a guide toContinue reading "What to Know Before You Visit Maui"
  • Maui & Molokai Helicopter Tour - Have you ever flown in a helicopter? This was our first time ever in a helicopter, and we were very excited for the experience! We booked our tour in mid-February, though our flight would be May 2–our fourth anniversary! If you’re looking for a memorable way to experience Maui, this is it. What to KnowContinue reading "Maui & Molokai Helicopter Tour"
  • Top 10 Sites on the Road to Hana - It’s Aloha Friday! You may have heard of the Road to Hana, which is one of the top “things to do” on Maui. But most people only take the road and skip Hana entirely. But I encourage you to consider spending a night–or two!–in or around Hana instead, so you can really enjoy everything HanaContinue reading "Top 10 Sites on the Road to Hana"
  • Packing for Ladies: A Week in Maui - What should you pack for a week on Maui? Bathing suits! And perhaps a few more things. Here is my packing list, complete with photos and Amazon links to help you go carry-on only to beautiful Maui, Hawaii!
  • 3-Day Road to Hana Itinerary - Are you ready to road trip one of the most scenic, small, and curvy roads in the world? Well, buckle up because here we go! Most visitors to Maui choose to drive the whole Road to Hana and back all in one day. But for those of us who don’t necessarily love to drive, doContinue reading "3-Day Road to Hana Itinerary"
  • What to Know Before Driving the Road to Hana - It’s Aloha Friday, and this week you are in for a treat! On our anniversary trip to Maui, we drove the famous Road to Hana, or Hana Highway. This breath-taking drive is absolutely worth your while, but there are definitely some things to know before you go! Know Your Options There are three ways toContinue reading "What to Know Before Driving the Road to Hana"
  • What to Eat at Mama’s Fish House - Steve and I rounded out our trip to Maui with a meal at the highly-recommended Mama's Fish House on Maui.
  • Romantic Maui - It’s Maui Monday, and Quick Whit is back to blogging! My sweet husband and I just got back from our fourth anniversary trip, and this year we chose Maui. We love Hawaii, and we decided during our first anniversary trip (on O’ahu) to always spend our anniversary on an island. Islands are inherently relaxing, there’sContinue reading "Romantic Maui"

Molokai

  • Packing for Ladies: Molokai, Hawaii - There are plenty of Hawaii-inspired packing guides out there, but packing for Molokai is different because Molokai is different from all the other Hawaiian islands. It's more rugged, less populated, less "touristy," and by many standards, it's more Hawaiian.
  • Ultimate Molokai Bucket List - Molokai is called the “Most Hawaiian Island,” and a visit to this beautiful place will help you understand why. Much of the island is untouched by technology, and the slower pace all but forces you to slow down and settle into the spirit of aloha. We spent our fifth anniversary on Molokai, so when theContinue reading "Ultimate Molokai Bucket List"
  • Your Ultimate Molokai Travel Guide - Lots of people go to Hawaii, but not a lot of people experience Molokai. It’s known as “The Friendly Isle” and “The Most Hawaiian Island,” but its history and inaccessibility have kept people away over the years. But that’s not such a bad thing… it means you could have this paradise practically all to yourself.Continue reading "Your Ultimate Molokai Travel Guide"
  • Hiking Hawaii: Molokai - Where is the best place you’ve ever hiked? For us, it’s definitely the Islands of Hawaii! Each island is distinct in its beauty, and every time we hike in the islands, we find ourselves in awe of the waterfalls, mountains, and epic coastal views. So of course Molokai, the “most Hawaiian” island, couldn’t help butContinue reading "Hiking Hawaii: Molokai"
  • 5 Days on Molokai - Aloha from Hawaii’s Friendly Isle! We spent our 5th anniversary on Molokai, the “most Hawaiian” and least touristy of the islands. There are plenty of special things about Hawaii and each of its beautiful islands, but we wanted to know more about Molokai’s unique history and landscape. Here is an itinerary similar to ours butContinue reading "5 Days on Molokai"
  • What to Do on Molokai - When I first said I wanted to visit Molokai, my husband said, “Really? What is there to do?” Well, the answer is: a lot! Molokai is known as the “Friendly Isle” and “the most Hawaiian island.” It’s the 5th largest and one of the least visited Hawaiian Islands, and the locals like it that way.Continue reading "What to Do on Molokai"
  • How to Mail a Coconut from Hawaii - Everyone loves real mail! In the 90’s, snail mail was super boring; we all wanted an e-mail! Then e-mails became bothersome—so much junk mail! So snail mail made a bit of a comeback. The appeal is in that personal touch, you know? But what’s better than a post card or a traditional letter (and wayContinue reading "How to Mail a Coconut from Hawaii"
  • What to Eat on Molokai, Hawaii - Much to our delight and a little to our amazement, everything we ate on Molokai was fabulous! I mean, there aren't that many options, and you're kind of a captive audience, so you'd have to eat at the restaurants around whether they were good or bad. But the restauranteurs on Molokai take great pride in their food, and it shows!
  • What to Know Before You Visit Molokai - Never heard of Molokai? You’re not alone! It’s one of the lesser-known and less-visited Hawaiian Islands, though people do actually live here! It’s called “The Friendly Isle,” and because it’s relatively untouched by the same tourism as the other islands, it’s also called the “most Hawaiian” island. Another side effect of it being less-visited: thereContinue reading "What to Know Before You Visit Molokai"
  • Lei Making at Molokai Plumeria Farm - Steve and I have been to five Hawaiian islands now, and we’ve done the “Hawaiian” things: a luau, scenic flights, sunning on Waikiki, toured coffee farms, lava peeping, etc. But there was one thing we hadn’t really done yet: lei making! I came across the Molokai Plumeria Farm in my trip research, almost on accident,Continue reading "Lei Making at Molokai Plumeria Farm"
  • Halawa Valley Cultural Hike, Molokai - “Culture is sacred, not secret.” —Greg Solatorio Our recent trip to Molokai was one I will never forget. I had wanted to visit the Friendly Isle for over four years, and the time had finally come! One of the things I was most excited about was the Halawa Valley Cultural Hike. I do love aContinue reading "Halawa Valley Cultural Hike, Molokai"
  • Ultimate Guide to Visiting the Kalaupapa Peninsula, Molokai - For four years, ever since I read the historical novel Molokai by Alan Brennert, I’ve wanted to visit Kalaupapa for myself. I couldn’t believe I had never heard of this leper colony. I couldn’t believe people still got leprosy as recently as 150 years ago. I couldn’t believe people still get leprosy. Hawaii has fascinatedContinue reading "Ultimate Guide to Visiting the Kalaupapa Peninsula, Molokai"
  • Fascinating Facts about Molokai, Hawaii - Updated 31 August 2019! What?! You’ve never heard of Molokai? Join the club—there are a lot of people in it! This is the least visited of the main Hawaiian islands, but in spite of that, or perhaps because of that, I have found it to be the most fascinating. Here is a quick list ofContinue reading "Fascinating Facts about Molokai, Hawaii"
  • Maui & Molokai Helicopter Tour - Have you ever flown in a helicopter? This was our first time ever in a helicopter, and we were very excited for the experience! We booked our tour in mid-February, though our flight would be May 2–our fourth anniversary! If you’re looking for a memorable way to experience Maui, this is it. What to KnowContinue reading "Maui & Molokai Helicopter Tour"

Lana’i—coming soon!

O’ahu

  • 10 Things to Do on Waikiki - Dreaming of a beach vacation this year? Me, too! We here at Quick Whit Travel believe islands, beaches, and proximity to water all equal the ability to relax, and they make us happy! We’ve been to loads of beautiful beaches in the world, including one of the most iconic in the world: Waikiki on O’ahu,Continue reading "10 Things to Do on Waikiki"
  • Ultimate O’ahu Bucket List - Hawaii is an epic, beautiful, friendly, majestic place. Many people dream of going but never make it happen. Others go all out and make it a once in a lifetime trip! We took our first trip to Hawaii together for our first wedding anniversary back in 2015, and we chose O’ahu so we could visitContinue reading "Ultimate O’ahu Bucket List"
  • What to Pack for O’ahu: Ladies Edition - "Packing is my favorite part of travel!" --said no one ever! It's not my favorite thing either, and I'm literally a professional packer!
  • Hiking Hawaii: O’ahu - Hawaii has some of the most beautiful hiking in the world, and Steve and I have been fortunate enough to explore a lot of them on our trips to the islands! With O’ahu being the most populated and most visited of the islands, you won’t likely have a trail to yourself here, but you willContinue reading "Hiking Hawaii: O’ahu"
  • What to Eat in Waikiki - I like to eat all over the world. Sushi in Japan. Pierogis in Poland. Pad Thai in Thailand. Afternoon tea in England. I'll pretty much try anything. But in all my travels (including five trips to Hawaii!), there were still two food firsts for me this trip! Read on to find out what!
  • Staying at the Royal Hawaiian, Waikiki - If you’ve ever been to Waikiki, you’ve definitely seen “the Pink Hotel,” which is the Royal Hawaiian! It’s one of the oldest resorts in the world, and of course one of the first in Hawaii. Steve suggested we should stay here for our 5th anniversary, and it was really something special! *This is not aContinue reading "Staying at the Royal Hawaiian, Waikiki"
  • 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, iconicContinue reading "What to Know Before You Visit O’ahu"
  • 10 Reasons to Visit O’ahu - It’s Faraway Friday, and this week we’re jetting off to the Island of O’ahu! My husband and I needed a relaxing trip for our first anniversary, and we decided an island would probably be just the right pace to help us slow down and soak in the happiness of our first year of marriage. ThisContinue reading "10 Reasons to Visit O’ahu"
  • What to Eat on O’ahu - Aloha on this What I Ate Wednesday! This week we're coming at you from O'ahu, Hawaii, where Steve and I spent our first anniversary. This is the tale of the many island delicacies we enjoyed on our trip!
  • Pearl Harbor at 75 - In honor of the 75th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, I decided to write a tribute from our trip to Pearl Harbor in May 2015. 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,Continue reading "Pearl Harbor at 75"

Louisiana

  • What to Eat in New Orleans - It's What I Ate Wednesday! Last year I had the pleasure of visiting New Orleans for the first time! Here's the shake down of what I could eat in a weekend.

Maryland

Annapolis

  • Touring the Naval Academy, Annapolis - Updated May 2020. Did you know you can tour the Naval Academy in Annapolis? You can! We went up to Annapolis with my dad on his recent visit, and I collected some helpful tips for your visit, too! Check it out and don’t miss it on your next trip to Annapolis. Know Before You GoContinue reading "Touring the Naval Academy, Annapolis"
  • 10 Things to Do in Annapolis - Updated May 2020. Annapolis is the best part of Maryland! It’s an easy day trip from D.C., it’s historic, it’s beautiful, and they have some incredible food! Here’s my quick list of the top things to do in Annapolis. Start planning your trip! 10. Shop and Eat at the PA Dutch Amish Market Just fourContinue reading "10 Things to Do in Annapolis"
  • What to Eat in Annapolis - There are some locations around the world that are truly "foodie" destinations. They have a specialty, an iconic dish, or a food that the locals take pride in. Like, a LOT of pride! And in coastal Maryland, that food is crab---mostly in cake form! But don't worry, we ate some other stuff, too. Here's what Steve, my dad, and I all ate on our recent weekend excursion to Annapolis, Maryland!
  • Day Trips from D.C. - Updated May 2020. Washington, D.C., has enough going on to keep you busy for weeks—or months!—but sometimes you just want to get out of town. Lucky for you, D.C. has tons of beautiful, exciting, fun, historic things to offer within driving distance! Here are my favorites, organized by state. All distances are calculated from theContinue reading "Day Trips from D.C."

Massachusetts

  • Packing for Men: Fall in New England - It's no secret that no one actually likes to pack. Least of all my husband! I usually pack for him wherever we go, and he fills in with his toiletries and electronics. It works out pretty well because he doesn't have to pack, and I get to blog about it! And hopefully this will be helpful for you, too.
  • 10 Reasons to Visit New England in Fall - Updated May 2020. There are few places more beautiful than New England in the fall. As a Summer Girl, I have to look for reasons to be excited for the fall season. What can possibly get me excited for an end of summer, shorter days, and cooler temps? My recent trip up to Vermont gaveContinue reading "10 Reasons to Visit New England in Fall"
  • Packing for Women: Fall in New England - Visiting New England in fall is on many an all-American bucket list! My sweet husband whisked me away to the Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, Vermont. We had a wonderful time, but sometimes packing for fall weather can be a challenge.

Boston

  • 1 Day in Historic Boston - Updated May 2020. So you only have one day in Boston? Not sure how you could possibly fit it all in? Never fear! I have your ultimate one day guide to historic Boston whether you’re in town on business, squeezing in some sight-seeing on a college visit, or just need a change of scenery forContinue reading "1 Day in Historic Boston"
  • Solo Travel: Boston - Thinking of taking the solo travel leap? Boston is a great solo travel city! Here is your ultimate guide to making the most of your solo trip.
  • Ultimate Guide to Boston’s Freedom Trail - Updated May 2020. If you’re heading to Boston, odds are the Freedom Trail is (and should be!) on your list of things to do. You could easily spend all day, and I do suggest it! Plan for at least two hours to walk and see all the sites, and more like 5 or 6 hoursContinue reading "Ultimate Guide to Boston’s Freedom Trail"
  • 10 Things to Do in Boston - Updated May 2020. Why did I choose to visit Boston? For the history! And for so much more. Whether you’re a history lover, visiting impressive colleges, or just want to try a real Boston cream pie, Boston has a lot to offer anyone! Here are my top 10 recommendations for your trip to Boston! 1.Continue reading "10 Things to Do in Boston"
  • What to Eat in Boston - Will travel for food! Boston has some pretty iconic eats, so on my recent getaway to "Beantown," I had to try and eat them all! Well, except the baked beans. I have to save something for next time!
  • What to Know Before You Visit Boston - Updated May 2020. Heading to Beantown soon? Why is it called “Beantown”, anyway? Before you go and “pahk the cah in Hahvahd yahd,” take a quick look at these things to know before you go to Boston! 1. It’s Very Walkable Colonial-era cities are awesome for walkers. Before cars, everyone pretty much had to walkContinue reading "What to Know Before You Visit Boston"
  • The Best Running Tour of Boston - Updated May 2020. It’s the Year of Active Travel! And running is one of my most favorite travel activities. On my recent trip to Boston, I went on my first ever running tour, and it was a fabulous way to see the sights. I chose a private tour, but you can do a group tourContinue reading "The Best Running Tour of Boston"
  • Minimalist Summer Packing: 2 Days in Boston - Surprise! If you've been following along on Instagram and Facebook, you know I just took a surprise trip to Boston! I was there less than two days, so packing minimally was definitely the way to go.

Nantucket

  • 2017: Year of Islands - Updated April 2020! As 2017 comes to a close, I’m reflecting on our travels and realizing… we visited a lot of islands this year! When I think of islands, I think of tropical weather, beaches, sea turtles and swimming nearby. But when I looked back on our island excursions, it struck me that not allContinue reading "2017: Year of Islands"
  • Solo Female Travel: Nantucket - It's fun and relaxing to go somewhere new on my own, and my tips and tricks can apply to both men and women travelers. Here is the solo travel low-down on beautiful Nantucket, Massachusetts!
  • What to Wear on Nantucket - If you've been following along on Instagram and Facebook @quickwhittravel, you know I recently enjoyed a few days on beautiful Nantucket Island. I'll be honest, I was a little insecure about what to pack.
  • 10 Reasons to Visit Nantucket - Updated May 2020. This Faraway Friday is coming at you from Nantucket, whose name itself means “the faraway place”! I’d read other blogs and books about Nantucket before I took my trip, and they conveyed the same sentiment: Nantucket is a magical, enchanting land, far from the cares of the world you live in dayContinue reading "10 Reasons to Visit Nantucket"
  • Nantucket in 48 Hours - Updated May 2020. It’s Throwback Thursday, so I’m throwing it way back to… last week in Nantucket! I only had 48 hours to spend, so I had to spend them wisely. Here’s what I came up with! Day 1 10:06am: Land at Nantucket Airport (ACK) I flew in on United from Dulles (IAD) via Newark (EWR),Continue reading "Nantucket in 48 Hours"
  • What to Eat on Nantucket - It's What I Ate Wednesday! This week, we're eating our way through beautiful Nantucket. Come along, my faithful readers! Let's begin with the most important part of the day.
  • What to Know Before You Visit Nantucket - Updated May 2020. It’s Travel Tip Tuesday, and this week I’m letting you in on the things you need to know before your first trip to lovely Nantucket! Here are a few of the essentials to help you be as prepared as possible. Some Terminology Summer: This is a verb in Nantucket. People come forContinue reading "What to Know Before You Visit Nantucket"
  • Exploring Nantucket by Land and by Sea - Updated May 2020. It’s Motivation Monday! If you’ve been following along on Facebook and Instagram, you know I spent a few days in Nantucket last week. It was my first time there, and I wanted to cover as much ground as possible, so I booked a couple of tours and got excited to explore theContinue reading "Exploring Nantucket by Land and by Sea"

Nevada

New York

  • Packing for Men: Fall in New England - It's no secret that no one actually likes to pack. Least of all my husband! I usually pack for him wherever we go, and he fills in with his toiletries and electronics. It works out pretty well because he doesn't have to pack, and I get to blog about it! And hopefully this will be helpful for you, too.
  • 10 Reasons to Visit New England in Fall - Updated May 2020. There are few places more beautiful than New England in the fall. As a Summer Girl, I have to look for reasons to be excited for the fall season. What can possibly get me excited for an end of summer, shorter days, and cooler temps? My recent trip up to Vermont gaveContinue reading "10 Reasons to Visit New England in Fall"
  • Packing for Women: Fall in New England - Visiting New England in fall is on many an all-American bucket list! My sweet husband whisked me away to the Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, Vermont. We had a wonderful time, but sometimes packing for fall weather can be a challenge.

North Carolina

Outer Banks

Pennsylvania

Gettysburg

Pittsburgh

Rhode Island

  • Packing for Men: Fall in New England - It's no secret that no one actually likes to pack. Least of all my husband! I usually pack for him wherever we go, and he fills in with his toiletries and electronics. It works out pretty well because he doesn't have to pack, and I get to blog about it! And hopefully this will be helpful for you, too.
  • 10 Reasons to Visit New England in Fall - Updated May 2020. There are few places more beautiful than New England in the fall. As a Summer Girl, I have to look for reasons to be excited for the fall season. What can possibly get me excited for an end of summer, shorter days, and cooler temps? My recent trip up to Vermont gaveContinue reading "10 Reasons to Visit New England in Fall"
  • Packing for Women: Fall in New England - Visiting New England in fall is on many an all-American bucket list! My sweet husband whisked me away to the Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, Vermont. We had a wonderful time, but sometimes packing for fall weather can be a challenge.

Block Island

  • 2017: Year of Islands - Updated April 2020! As 2017 comes to a close, I’m reflecting on our travels and realizing… we visited a lot of islands this year! When I think of islands, I think of tropical weather, beaches, sea turtles and swimming nearby. But when I looked back on our island excursions, it struck me that not allContinue reading "2017: Year of Islands"
  • Solo Travel: Block Island - I recently set out solo in search of adventure and old world, seaside resort charm, and I found it on beautiful Block Island, Rhode Island. Why is Block Island a great solo travel destination? Here's the shake-down on solo travel on Block Island!
  • 10 Reasons to Visit Block Island, RI - Updated May 2020. This Faraway Friday is all about quaint, cute, adorable, friendly, beautiful Block Island, Rhode Island! A lot of people I know had never heard of Block Island (and neither had I!), and they all asked me the same thing: Why did you decide to go to Block Island? Well, my friends andContinue reading "10 Reasons to Visit Block Island, RI"
  • Biking on Block Island (with maps!) - Updated May 2020. This Throwback Thursday post is all about my latest trip to a true “throwback” destination: Block Island, Rhode Island! Why is it a true throwback? Because it’s stuck in the past in the best possible way. The architecture is adorable, people are friendly and helpful, and best of all, you can seeContinue reading "Biking on Block Island (with maps!)"
  • What to Eat on Block Island - It's everyone's favorite... What I Ate Wednesday! If you've been following along on the blog and @quickwhittravel on Instagram or Facebook, you know I just got back from adorable Block Island, Rhode Island. And you know I had to eat!
  • What to Know Before You Visit Block Island - Updated May 2020. It’s Travel Tip Tuesday! This week I’m letting you in on everything you need to know about visiting Block Island, Rhode Island! Never heard of Block Island? Neither had I! Have fond memories of frolicking on this peaceful bit of land off the New England coast? Now I do, too! And hopefullyContinue reading "What to Know Before You Visit Block Island"
  • How to Get to Block Island - Updated May 2020. It’s a very special Motivation Monday, my friends. This week, I’ve done the legwork for you, and I’m letting you in on all the ways to get yourself onto adorable Block Island, Rhode Island! It’s a little complicated–at least it was for me–but if you’re up for an island affair away fromContinue reading "How to Get to Block Island"

South Carolina

Charleston

  • What to Eat in Charleston - What's the best reason to go South? Warmer weather? Friendly people? Food? All of those are good reasons, but only one touches every sense (hearing, smell, sight, touch, and taste), and that's the food!
  • Solo Travel: Charleston, SC - Earlier this spring, he had a trip pop up at the last minute, so I searched Skyscanner (one of my secret weapons in finding flight deals) and found a killer deal to Charleston, one of the best places for a girl to go solo!
  • What to Know Before You Visit Charleston - Updated May 2020. Headed to Charleston? You’ll love it! I got to take a quick trip to the Holy City recently, and it was just the breath of fresh, Southern air I needed. To make sure you can make the most of your trip, here are some things to know before you go! First ofContinue reading "What to Know Before You Visit Charleston"
  • FREE Things to Do in Charleston - Updated May 2020. You can take the girl out of the South, but she will go back as often as possible! When my sweet husband had a quick business trip pop up, I stumbled upon a great airfare to Charleston and took advantage of the situation. I’ve been to Charleston a couple of times, butContinue reading "FREE Things to Do in Charleston"
  • Guide to Charleston’s Gateway Walk - Updated May 2020. No doubt about it, Charleston is, well, charming! Everything about it from the Pineapple Fountain to shrimp and grits, from the historic homes to the Southern hospitality, Charleston simply exudes charm. One of my favorite little discoveries on this trip was the complete Gateway Walk—a charming stroll if ever there was one.Continue reading "Guide to Charleston’s Gateway Walk"
  • Staying at 27 State Street B&B - Updated May 2020. There is one bright side when my husband is away on a business trip: I get to stay in an adorable bed and breakfast! I don’t think I could have chosen a better one for my recent solo trip to Charleston than the 27 State Street B&B. This is not a sponsoredContinue reading "Staying at 27 State Street B&B"

Tennessee

Lebanon

  • Where to Eat in Lebanon, TN - First up: Lebanon, Tennessee, where I spent about half my childhood and teenage years. This is where my family and I went to church, where most of my childhood friends lived, and where I still return every time I go home!

Memphis

  • Where to Eat in Memphis - Memphis has definitely undergone a revival since my parents lived there as newlyweds, and on our recent family trip back to the city where my dad went to optometry school forty years ago, we ate at some old favorites and tried out some newcomers. Here's the best of what and where we ate in Memphis!
  • How to See the Peabody Hotel Duck March - Updated May 2020. In my humble opinion, there is one thing you must do in Memphis. It’s not Graceland, it’s not barbecue, it’s not even walking 10 feet off of Beale. It’s watching the Peabody Duck March! I remember watching them when I was maybe four or five years old, and it delighted me completely.Continue reading "How to See the Peabody Hotel Duck March"
  • Staying at the Peabody Hotel Memphis - Updated May 2020. When I think of the Peabody Hotel, I think of ducks. And actually, when I think of ducks, I think of the Peabody! The ducks are certainly their signature, but the Peabody has even more to offer! I remember staying here with my family once when I was maybe four, so maybeContinue reading "Staying at the Peabody Hotel Memphis"

Nashville

Texas

  • Summer Packing: A Week in Texas - this week we're talking about packing! You know I never check a bag if I can help it, so this is how I packed light for a week in hot, humid, summertime Texas!

Austin

  • What to Eat in Austin - It's everyone's favorite day of the week: What I Ate Wednesday! This week we're eating our way through Austin, Texas!
  • 10 Things to Do in Austin - Updated May 2020. If you’ve been following along with our travels on Instagram and Facebook, you know my sweet husband and I met up in Austin a couple of weeks ago for a quick getaway! My husband used to live there, so he knew all the great places to go and romantic settings to enjoy.Continue reading "10 Things to Do in Austin"

Plano

  • Where to Eat in Plano, Texas - I'm about to wow you... there's more to food in Texas than Tex-Mex! On my recent trip to visit my friend Jill in Plano, just north of Dallas, we made sure to get the best of what Plano has to offer. So here are our recomendations, from biscuits to sushi to---you guessed it---Mexican!
  • Best Local Coffee Shops in Plano - When I decided to go visit my coffee-loving friend Jill in Plano, TX, I knew a post all about coffee would be a fun one to write... and research! Here are the best locally-owned coffee shops in Plano!

Waco

  • Best of Waco - Updated May 2020. It’s time, everyone. Tomorrow is the last Fixer Upper of the series! But never fear–Magnolia and the Silos (and the Bakery, and now the Magnolia Table!) are here to stay! And if I know one thing about Chip and Jo, I know they are not in the business of slowing down. InContinue reading "Best of Waco"
  • What to Eat in Waco - It's What I Ate Wednesday, friends! You've read about the Silos Baking Co. and the Food Trucks at the Silos, but what about food in the rest of Waco? Find out here!
  • Planning Your Trip to Waco, TX - It’s Flyaway Friday–hooray! So now you’re ready to plan your own trip to Waco. Whether you’re heading to this small Texas town for Baylor University happenings or to see Fixer Upper‘s famous power couple’s Magnolia Market for yourself, this is the ultimate guide to planning your trip! When to Go Texas is hot. Much ofContinue reading "Planning Your Trip to Waco, TX"
  • A Peek Inside the Mailander House - It’s Throwback Thursday, and since I’ve had some people wanting to know more about our stay at the Mailander House, I decided to write a post about our stay to complement our post about the owners’ experience living there! So, my friends, here’s a sneak peek inside Fixer Upper‘s Season 1 Mailander House, also known asContinue reading "A Peek Inside the Mailander House"
  • Food Trucks at the Silos - Chip, Joanna, and their team have really made Waco a destination, particularly with their Silos property--breakfast at the bakery, shopping during the day, lunch at the food trucks, games on the lawn, and even concerts and movies some nights! So what are the food trucks like at the Silos? Take a look!
  • Magnolia Market at the Silos - This Travel Tip Tuesday, I’ve got everything you need to know about your trip to Magnolia Market at the Silos! If you’re planning a trip to Waco and have any interest in Chip and Joanna Gaines or Fixer Upper from HGTV, this is a must-do! And in case you wondered, they really do plant magnoliaContinue reading "Magnolia Market at the Silos"
  • 10 Reasons to Visit Waco - Why did I choose to visit Waco? My mom wanted to see and shop at the Silos! And once I started watching HGTV’s Fixer Upper featuring the inspirational Chip and Joanna Gaines based in Waco, I wanted to visit to see it all in person! But once we got there, we discovered more and more reasonsContinue reading "10 Reasons to Visit Waco"
  • Fixer Upper Getaway - After months of anticipation and Fixer Upper research (aka: binge watching), my mom’s birthday trip to Waco, TX, was finally here! We visited the most famous Silos in the world and had so much fun. If you’re thinking of planning your own Fixer Upper getaway, here are some top sites to visit and a fewContinue reading "Fixer Upper Getaway"
  • Magnolia Silos Baking Company - This week I'm whisking you off to what may currently be the country's most famous bakery: The Silos Baking Co. in Waco, Texas! Here's the scoop on the goodies, the decor, and the experience!
  • Waco: Beyond the Silos - If you’re heading to Waco these days, there’s a good chance the Silos and all things Fixer Upper are on your list. If you’re going to Waco and the Silos to show someone how much you love them and could not care less about those rusty Silos, then this post is for you! Here are 10 thingsContinue reading "Waco: Beyond the Silos"
  • Living in a Fixer Upper - It’s the dream: to live in a home renovated and designed by the dynamic Magnolia Homes duo, Chip and Joanna Gaines! If you’re lucky enough to live in or near Waco, TX, it’s a possibility. If you’ve never seen the TV show Fixer Upper, set your TV to record an episode or two, and you’llContinue reading "Living in a Fixer Upper"

Vermont

  • What to Know Before You Visit Vermont - Updated May 2020. Vermont is an absolutely beautiful state. Some people go for the fall foliage, others go for the epic skiing or even the ultimate white Christmas! Our recent trip took us up to Stowe, Vermont, and we learned a few things along the way. No matter your reason for visiting Vermont, here’s aContinue reading "What to Know Before You Visit Vermont"
  • Packing for Men: Fall in New England - It's no secret that no one actually likes to pack. Least of all my husband! I usually pack for him wherever we go, and he fills in with his toiletries and electronics. It works out pretty well because he doesn't have to pack, and I get to blog about it! And hopefully this will be helpful for you, too.
  • 10 Reasons to Visit New England in Fall - Updated May 2020. There are few places more beautiful than New England in the fall. As a Summer Girl, I have to look for reasons to be excited for the fall season. What can possibly get me excited for an end of summer, shorter days, and cooler temps? My recent trip up to Vermont gaveContinue reading "10 Reasons to Visit New England in Fall"
  • Packing for Women: Fall in New England - Visiting New England in fall is on many an all-American bucket list! My sweet husband whisked me away to the Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, Vermont. We had a wonderful time, but sometimes packing for fall weather can be a challenge.

Stowe

Virginia

Alexandria

Arlington

Del Ray

Smithfield

  • What to Eat in Smithfield, VA - 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 ready, because we're about to find just what you need to eat in Smithfield, Virginia!
  • 10 Things to Do in Smithfield, VA - Updated May 2020. Surprise! I took a quick, last-minute trip down to Smithfield, VA, to visit my friend Amanda and explore this cute town within day-trip distance of Colonial Williamsburg! If you find yourself exploring southern Virginia, or if you just like ham, peanuts, or Colonial American history, Smithfield is for you. Here are someContinue reading "10 Things to Do in Smithfield, VA"

Williamsburg

Washington, D.C.

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Wyoming

  • Solo Travel: Cheyenne, WY - Cheyenne is such a cute, friendly, fun city, I would happily go solo, and I think you might like it, too! So here's your ultimate guide to travel solo in Cheyenne, Wyoming.
  • What to Know Before You Visit Cheyenne, WY - Updated May 2020. “Maybe I can still make Cheyenne…” I loved that George Strait song when I was about 10 years old, but I didn’t really know what it meant! In fact, it’s been stuck in my head since I visited the Cheyenne Frontier Days Museum. Yikes! If you find yourself making your way toContinue reading "What to Know Before You Visit Cheyenne, WY"
  • FREE Things to Do in Cheyenne, WY - Updated May 2020. I think the Great Recession made us all a little jumpy when it comes to how we spend our money, and that includes tourism dollars. I was a lowly, poor college graduate at the rock bottom of the Recession, but I wasn’t willing to let that stop me from living life andContinue reading "FREE Things to Do in Cheyenne, WY"
  • What to Eat in Cheyenne, WY - Who’s hungry?! If you are, then Cheyenne is the place to go. With tons of locally-owned restaurants and friendly people, you won’t leave hungry and you won’t leave angry! Here’s a peek at what I ate when I went up to Cheyenne, Wyoming, to visit my friends Amanda and Brock!
  • 10 Things to Do in Cheyenne, WY - Updated May 2020. 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 overrunContinue reading "10 Things to Do in Cheyenne, WY"

Obviously, I still need to get moving around the USA!

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