Wreck Diving in the Cayman Islands

The Kittiwake may be the Cayman Islands' most well-known dive site—but watch out for the locals. Read More

Pirates of the Caribbean

Yo ho, yo ho, a pirate's life's for me.... Read More

16 Ways to Enjoy Gatlinburg as an Adult

Under the misconception that Gatlinburg is only a family vacation destination? Think again. Armed with a close friend and lots of moonshine, I set out to explore the Smoky Mountain base town.... Read More

This is How You Write a Professional Email

Tips on crafting a professional inquiry that WILL get you noticed. Read More

Photo Friday: Missoula, Montana

A snapshot of Montana's most charming college town. Read More

Photo Friday

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

Corfu, Greece

Corfu, Greece

I had been to Greece once before. In 2006, my former flatmate Jo from my Edinburgh days found a killer deal to Kos for 10 days. So we went, and we explored the surrounding islands and even hopped over into… Read More

Recent Posts

Raise the Barn: A House Update

Queen Anne Victorian house

First off, if you’d be so inclined, I would love if you could click here and vote for me in Chris Elliott’s annual awards. I don’t pay much attention to these “best of” lists typically, but Chris is the real… Read More

Nashville Neighborhoods: The Best of the Gulch

The Gulch in Nashville

The Gulch is an area that I used to avoid mainly because of its “trendy” factor—which often translates to high prices and crowds, neither of which I care for—and the ongoing construction due to all the condo high-rises popping up… Read More

Wreck Diving in the Cayman Islands

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

Pirates of the Caribbean

Jolly Roger in Grand Cayman

A year ago, Grand Cayman had a well-known, highly-attended pirate festival—but no pirate ship. This year, the times, they are a changin’. Because, folks, the Jolly Roger is now in business. Earlier this year, a pair of guys both named… Read More