A Few Days in Napa

Napa Valley is one of the most beautiful places in California in my opinion. We made the trip to this amazing city during our second wedding anniversary trip to the west coast. We decided to rent a car and stay in downtown Napa so that we were near several restaurants and things to do in... Continue Reading →

A Week in San Francisco

San Francisco was the destination of our second wedding anniversary trip. We almost never travel to the west coast but we decided it was time for a different destination. And, San Fran did not disappoint. We booked a room in the Union Square area so that we were within walking distance of many things to... Continue Reading →

A Weekend on the Emerald Coast

We made an impromptu trip to SanDestin Florida to meet some of our best friends from Louisiana Brian and Ashley Patureau. They were in SanDestin for a work event and invited us to tag along. We've been to SanDestin and Destin many times over the years but this was our first time back to this... Continue Reading →

Traveling Tigers

David and I are both graduates of Louisiana State University, or LSU. And, of course we are huge football fans. We’ve been to our fair share of home games in Death Valley but we’ve also traveled with the team to some away games and bowl appearances over the years. In 2010, we headed to Orlando... Continue Reading →

A Visit to Richmond and Charlottesville

We absolutely love Richmond. My sister moved there for a few years after she finished medical school so needless to say we have spent a few long weekends getting to know the city. My sister lived in a historic home in the Churchill neighborhood and one of our favorite pastimes was walking around exploring the... Continue Reading →

A Week in Puerto Rico

We decided to take a last minute trip to Puerto Rico for a much-needed beach getaway. We were still living in Baton Rouge at the time so our vacations typically consisted of sunshine and sand. We decided to stay at the Caribe Hilton so that we would be close to the beach and within walking... Continue Reading →

Hangout Fest in Gulf Shores

We decided to make the trip to Gulf Shores, Alabama for the fifth annual Hangout Music Festival. The lineup was stacked with several amazing bands - The Black Keys, The Avett Brothers, Modest Mouse, Queens of the Stone Age, The Killers, Outkast and Jack Johnson, to name a few. We went with a big group of... Continue Reading →

A Weekend in St. Augustine

St. Augustine is dubbed the oldest city in the U.S. It was founded in September 1565 and is said to be the origin of Ponce de Leon’s fountain of youth. With this city being just a mere 45 minutes from our home in Jacksonville Beach, we have spent our fair share of time in the... Continue Reading →

A Weekend in Las Vegas

We headed to Sin City Memorial Day weekend in 2009 with a big group of friends. We were there to cheer on David's friend from high school who had a fight at UFC 98 at the MGM Grand. This was my first trip to this city and it certainly lived up to what I expected... Continue Reading →

A Long Weekend in Hilton Head

Hilton Head is a quick four hour drive from Jacksonville Beach and it's a great destination for a family getaway. We stayed at one of the Disney resorts in the area with my sister's family. It's the ideal location for little ones - there is a ton of stuff to keep them entertained! There is... Continue Reading →

Family Fun in Orlando

Orlando is just a quick two-hour trip from Jacksonville Beach and it’s a popular destination for friends and family. We’ve spent a couple of weekends in Orlando over the last few years spending time with my sister and her family. Disney is of course the biggest draw in the area. We’ve been to Disney before,... Continue Reading →

Daytona Beach and the Country 500

As soon as David found out Chris Stapleton was playing at the Country 500 in Daytona Beach, we immediately bought tickets. The festival, held each year on Memorial Day weekend, is located on the Daytona International Speedway grounds. It was really fun to see this racing icon up close. The crowd was great and the... Continue Reading →

A Few Weekends in the Windy City

Chicago is hands down my favorite city in the U.S. and it is definitely in David’s top five. I really wanted to live here when we first started exploring places to move outside of Baton Rouge. David of course did not want to endure the harsh winters, which I can totally agree with. We are... Continue Reading →

A Weekend in Savannah

Savannah is a quintessential Southern city. It has all the best things we’ve come to know and love about the south -  super friendly people always ready to have a good time, southern accents, amazing food, and of course walking down the street with your favorite beverage in hand. Savannah reminded us so much of... Continue Reading →

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