A Note to the Royal Baby: How to Do Quebec Right

From poutine to puffins, jazz festivals to fashion fetes, here are some of the must-do attractions in Quebec for Princess Charlotte to consider on her first Royal Tour of Canada. Read More

Bonnaroo Superlatives: The Best of 2015

What went down at #Bonnaroo2015: the good, the bad and the awesome. Read More

On Island Time

I don't know about you, but I'm ready to dip my toes right in. Read More

From Music City to the Bluegrass State

When a trio of very well-traveled nomads descended upon Nashville, I knew I had to roll out the red carpet and give them an experience they wouldn't forget. Read More

#DreamDestinations: My Top Trips of 2015

With six months left in 2015, where do you dream of going? I've got a few ideas... Read More

Photo Friday

On Island Time

Maldives vacation

I’m an island girl at heart. Friends always say they couldn’t reside on an island full time, but I’m pretty certain I’d do just fine living it up in a secluded Maldivian atoll or kicking it somewhere dreamy in the… Read More

Our Nashville Urban Adventure

Saint Anejo waffles

Remember when the recession hit and staycations were all the rage? Well, we’re bringing that trend back, much as I loathe the term. (Actually, I prefer “urban adventure.” Yeah, let’s just stick with that.) So many weekends of late have… Read More

Wreck Diving in the Caymans

Kittiwake wreck dive in Grand Cayman

If you had told Seven-Years-Ago-Me that she would willingly explore a sunken ship for the sake of fun, she would have laughed in your face. Or perhaps emitted a string of four-letter expletives. But this is a family-friendly space, so… Read More

Blackberry Farm: The South’s Swankiest Resort

Blackberry Farm in the Tennessee Smokies

“Are you sure your GPS isn’t leading us astray?” asked SVV—who, truth be told, is not known for his sense of direction—as he drove the windy way off Highway 321 to what was supposedly our final destination for the weekend…. Read More

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How to Be the Best Airbnb Host You Can Be

Airbnb host

More and more of my friends are signing up to be an Airbnb host, and being a long-time user of the vacation rental service—not to mention a frequent traveler, period—I’m never lacking for tips to give them. I love me… Read More

Wet and Wild in Orlando

Blizzard Beach in Orlando, Florida

Last week, SVV and I went on an actual vacation, meaning I wasn’t there for a story, we weren’t reviewing a hotel—rather, we were just down in Florida making use of my parents’ timeshare in the Orlando area. (This doesn’t… Read More

Finding Balance at Bonnaroo

Bonnaroo 2015

If you’re anything like my crew and attending a major festival like Bonnaroo, chances are that you have a game plan. In our case, it was this: Eat, eat and eat some more. Have you sensed a trend by now?… Read More

A Note to the Royal Baby: How to Do Quebec Right

Poutine in Quebec

The arrival of England’s latest addition this spring has me thinking back to the last time we were up in Canada and happened upon Prince William and Kate Middleton in the middle of a church service in Quebec City taking… Read More