Paris, Je T’aime

How Paris helped me overcome fear of the unknown and gave me the travel bug—hard. Read More

Golden Days in the Golden State

It's all about the journey, not the destination—isn't that how the saying goes? Read More

Photo Friday: Carrick-a-Rede, Northern Ireland

Traipsing about the north coast of Northern Ireland and trying our hand at the famed Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge. Read More

Breckenridge: An Intermediate Skier’s Dream

With 187 trails, many wide open groomers, and thousands of acres of terrain to boot, Breckenridge may just be the perfect ski destination for individuals and families alike. Read More

Photo Friday: Glencoe, Scotland

One of my favorite places in Scotland, Glencoe, offers gorgeous photo opps and double rainbows in spades. Read More

Photo Friday

St. Andrews State Park, Florida

Panama City Beach, Florida

It’s around this time every year when we have our first serious cold snap—flurries last week! in Tennessee! in November!—and I start dreaming of an escape to Florida. Panama City Beach tends to get an unfair rap as simply a… Read More

Wears Valley, Tennessee

Great Smoky Mountains, Tennessee

I’m thinking of phasing out Photo Fridays by the end of the year—mainly, because I think they’re getting a bit stale, and freeing up my Fridays would make room for other posts—but until then, I’ve still got a handful of… Read More

Missoula, Montana

Missoula, Montana

At this point in my travels, I’ve less wooed by the big cities and more drawn to small town charm with a commitment to all things local. A town with character and attitude. A town like Missoula. During my Ultimate… Read More

New York, New York

New York City WTC Memorial

I wasn’t in New York City when the towers fell. I wouldn’t move there until 2005 when the skyline had already been forever altered. While, at the time, I was in my freshmen year of college living with a roommate who… Read More

Recent Posts

Venturing Out in Tennessee

Readyville Mill in Tennessee

Our March issue was all about Tennessee and its state parks, and while working on that package, I made a vow to explore a new-to-me park each month. While that’s not happened—yet—I did check two new-to-me Tennessee pastimes off the… Read More

How to Be the Best Airbnb Guest You Can Be


As someone who has been using Airbnb for years, I’m always surprised when people either a) don’t know about the vacation rental company (it launched in 2008, after all) or b) have no idea if it works. The good news… Read More

Paris, Je T’aime

The Eiffel Tower in Paris

The first time I visited Paris, I was 20 years old, blissfully naïve, bright-eyed, and simultaneously ecstatic and fearful for the months to come. I’d only been outside of North America once before and had never traveled alone—I had no… Read More

Heaven on Earth

Heavenly Ski Resort at Lake Tahoe, California

Last night was a bit of a kerfuffle. Our ferocious, six-pound guard dog started barking her head off around 12:15am, and I went to see what she was going on about only to come face to face with a burglar… Read More