Day Off from Disney? Go to Winter Park

Need a respite from the chaos of Orlando's theme parks? Have I got a day drive for you. Read More

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

Montenegro: Climbing the Walls of Kotor

Is Montenegro slated to become the next big warm weather European destination? It won me over, and it only took a single afternoon. Read More

5 Things I’m Loving In Nashville Now

Living in the "it city," it can be tough to keep a handle on all the new things going on at any given time. That said, here's a round-up of five new things I'm loving in Nashville at this very moment. Read More

Bluegrass in the Belly of a Cave

Once a month, the caves at Cumberland Caverns come alive with sweet, sweet harmonies—and some of the best folk and Americana musicians you ever did hear. 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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Pedaling Around the Holy City

Charleston by Bike

One extremely nice and convenient amenity offered by both of the places we stayed in Charleston was the fact that all guests had complimentary use of the hotel bikes. Now, I admittedly don’t do much biking at all as an… Read More

Exploring Charleston’s Artsy Side

Vendue boutique hotel in Charleston

I’ve had drinks on the rooftop at the Vendue a handful of times, I’ve recommended it to countless friends, I’ve sent my parents to stay there, but until last week I’d never actually been a guest myself at “Charleston’s art… Read More

A Charleston Affair

James Island, Charleston

The countdown to my little sister’s wedding is on: less than two months to go! Can you believe it’s been more than nine months since her Charleston engagement? Speaking of Charleston, we all just returned from there late last night… Read More

Day Off from Disney? Go to Winter Park

Winter Park, Florida

This last trip in Orlando was different than in past years where we were there solely for the Disney and Universal parks and would spend any off time at the resort pool. This time, however, while we had plans to… Read More