• Travel

    Planning Your Next Getaway

    And we’re off! Asheville here we come! I can’t wait to explore Asheville, and share my visit with you guys afterwards. The hubs and I love to travel whether it’s a weekend getaway, or a big vacation. One thing we always do before we go is research the place we are going to beforehand. So, I wanted to share with you all a few things that help us when we are planning an upcoming trip. Figure out where you’re staying.    This is where we always start off when planning because it’s going to determine a lot of other things. I tend to use Airbnb or Booking.com to reserve our…

  • Travel

    Why This Less Talked About Island Has to Be Next on Your Travel Bucket List

    Ahh..island living. I could make a habit out of it. All the island’s I have ever visited has always had a different vibe-a sense of calmness and transparency about them. It is a step away from the rest of the world, and a time where you feel like there is no other moment but this one. For me, island living allows me to disengage from the chaos, and focus on the now. And, there is no better island to do that at than Menorca, Spain. Before three years ago, I had never even heard of this small island off the coast of Spain. While, many times it gets confused with…

    Comments Off on Why This Less Talked About Island Has to Be Next on Your Travel Bucket List
  • Travel

    Charming Charleston

    Never before have I visited a city and felt so much at home than when we first visited Charleston. Alex and I almost convinced ourselves within minutes of being there, that we would uproot our lives and book a moving truck to permanently live in the most beautiful city we’d ever seen. Then, reality settled in, and while Charleston is definitely somewhere we would want to live one day, for now we’ll settle on it for regular weekend getaways. I cannot recommend Charleston enough for those of you who haven’t gone there before, and I hope this guide helps you move Charleston up to #1 on your places to visit.…

    Comments Off on Charming Charleston
  • Travel

    Travel Tips and Tricks

    “I’d rather have a passport full of stamps than a house full of stuff.” This quote summarizes everything that represents me and my way of thinking. I always get questions about how Alex and I afford to travel as much as we do and go to the places we go to. Well, part of it is the fact that we spend our money on experiences, and not things. However, the other part of it is that because I am always searching for our next adventure, over the years I have learned tricks to make sure that we are maximizing our money and traveling smart. I am all about bragging about…

    Comments Off on Travel Tips and Tricks
  • Travel

    Your Ultimate Guide to Visiting Bordeaux

    If you know anything about me at all, it’s that wine and me are besties. I  even attribute wine to being the reason I sanely was able to get through grad school. But really, I am a wine lover. I wish I could say I was a connoisseur, but I don’t have the money for that..or the nose (I am horrible at describing the scents that are in wines). But, that doesn’t detour me from loving it any less. So, when Alex and I were trying to decide on what place we wanted to visit in France besides the obvious, Paris, we landed on Bordeaux because of the endless Château’s…

    Comments Off on Your Ultimate Guide to Visiting Bordeaux
  • Travel

    3 Day Paris Itinerary

    Ahh….Paris. Even now, almost a month after I initially let for my trip to Paris, I am still drooling over the crepes, endless supply of croissants, and the perfect baguette/wine combination. Paris to me will always have a special place in my heart because it was one of the first places abroad I ever traveled to. I went there while I was studying abroad in London and even though I was broke as could be, I had the best time exploring the city and hitting up every bakery I came across. This trip to Paris looked a little different than when I went as a college student..aka no hostel this…

    Comments Off on 3 Day Paris Itinerary
  • Travel

    Tuscany..or North Carolina?

    She loved three things — a joke, a glass of wine, and a handsome man.” — W. Somerset Maugham   I can’t argue with Maugham, he was on to something. My trip to Yadkin Valley this past May proved just that. Yadkin Valley is the perfect getaway for all of us North Carolinian’s that are looking for vineyard views without the plane ticket cost. It is located near Winston-Salem, so a little over 2 hours from Raleigh, and about an hour from Charlotte. There are about 70+ wineries to choose from, each with their own allure. The best part about Yadkin Valley, is that it offers vineyards with both sweet and…

    Comments Off on Tuscany..or North Carolina?