Barcelona in particular is a must-see! There is nothing not to like about Barcelona - it has it all! It's a big city, but not overwhelming. It has mountains and it has the sea. It has a rich history along with a vibrant modern feel. And the architecture will, quite simply, blow your mind. I have compiled a list of my top 8 things you absolutely must do if you visit, but bear in mind there is so much more!Read More
The hike up Mt. LeConte to LeConte Lodge has been a tradition in Kyle's family for many years. While I only joined in on the tradition four years ago, it has become one of those events that I look forward to every year. It's a chance to unplug and unwind, get some exercise, breathe some fresh air, be outside, explore, enjoy each other's company and go just a little bit outside of our comfort zones (going to the bathroom in the middle of the night with bears on the loose is scary I tell you). To top it off, watching the sunset over the Great Smoky Mountains from Cliff Tops is, quite simply, magical. We've been a lot of places, seen a lot of sunsets...but Kyle and I both agree, this one still tops them all!Read More
I'm baaaaaaaaaaaaaack!! After taking an unintentional year and a half hiatus from the ol' blog-a-roo, guess who's back! Tell your friends!
Not much has changed since I last sat down to write one of these...oh wait, just kidding...yes it has! We had a baby!Read More
The Eiffel Tower
It kind of goes without saying that to get one of the best panoramic views of the entire city of Paris, you must ascend its most famous monument! And hey, if you are going to Paris, why would you not go to the Eiffel Tower? If you are trying to avoid the crowds, make this your first stop of the day and be sure to book a skip-the-line tour in advance. Ain't nobody got time for that.Read More
Ever since I took my first French class in sixth grade and saw a poster of Le Mont Saint Michel hanging on the classroom wall, I have wanted to visit this tiny island that lies just off the coast of Normandy in France. When we decided to go to Paris for New Year's, I knew I had to take advantage and make this side trip, even if just for one night.Read More
In honor of Kyle and I's five year anniversary this week, I thought I would share a little photo diary and travel guide from our honeymoon in Santorini, Greece! We spent time in both Athens and Santorini, but really, Santorini takes the cake. This place is so beautiful that it is actually, physically impossible to take a bad picture. All of your photos will turn out amazing. It's like a rule or something.Read More