Scott and I have traveled all over the United States, and together have visited 35+ countries. Traveling and exploring new places and cultures is one of my very favorite things to do!
I’ve only just begun documenting our trips, but I have a feeling this page is going to start filling up fast. Below you will find highlights from the places I’ve been since I started blogging in 2012.
If you see somewhere you’re interested to hear more about, feel free to ask!
Activities: Chatau Aux Arc & Post Familie Vineyards (wineries)
• Eureka Springs
Our favorite hipster city to visit, located up in the Ozark Mountains.
Activities: Christ of the Ozarks statue (where Scott proposed!), Thorncrown Chapel, Turpentine Creek Animal Refuge
Dining: Bubba’s Barbecue, Ermilio’s Italian, Pepes Taco’s at Casa Solina
Lodging: Grand Central, Crescent Hotel & Spa (it was built in 1886 and rumored to be haunted!)
Activities: Walmart Headquarters
Dining: Press Room
Activities: Visiting the University of Arkansas
Dining: AQ Chicken House
Check out my Orlando & Florida page for things to do and see in my home state!
Activities: Savannah Slow Ride Bike Tour & Savannah Smiles Piano Bar
Dining: The Tea Room, Rocks on the River (Bohemian Hotel), HUGE pizza slices at VinnieVanGoGo, Jazz’d Tapas Bar
Lodging: We rented a charming Southern style 1800s house through Southern Belle Vacation Rentals. So fun!
Activities: Chicago Bulls Basketball Game, The Bean, Redbull Art Can of Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art, Hershey’s Store, Ghirardelli Chocolate & Underground Wonder Bar
Dining: Mercadito’s Tacos, Wildberry Pancakes & Cafe, Coalfire Pizza
Activities: Bunker Hill, Duck Tour, Quincy Market (The North End) The Paul Revere House, King’s Chapel, Boston Marathon Memorial, Boston Common/Public Garden, Freedom Trail, Visiting the USS Constitution & walking the Freedom Trail
Dining: Dick’s Last Resort (Quincy Market), Mare Oyster Bar, Max Brenner’s, Mike’s Pastry, Legal Seafood & Panza
Pubs: (because clearly, they’re a must in this Irish town!) Barney Fanning’s Boston Irish Pub & Mr. Dooley’s
Lodging: We stayed at Loew’s Boston Hotel. It was so nice!
Check out my Detroit & Michigan page for things to do and see and in our state!
Activities: Silver Dollar City Theme Park, as well as tons of things to do and countless shows to see on the strip! We’ve seen Jonah, Presley’s Country Jumbilee and Shanghai Circus, shopping/dining at The Landing.
Dining: Candlestick Inn, Fall Street Creek & Catfish House
Activities: Bass Pro Shops Headquarters, The World’s Largest Fork, Hurts Donuts & Downtown Springfield
• St. Louis
Activities: Anheuser-Busch Factory Tour, St. Louis Arch (we just did a quick stop!)
• New York City
Activities: Smorgasburg (Brooklyn) Spa Castle, New York Knicks Basketball Game, Central Park, Uplift Studios (barre/yoga)
Shows: Fuerza Bruta, Sequence 8 & Queen of the Night, The Comic Strip (comedy show), The Comedy Cellar (another comedy show venue)
Dining: Southern Hospitality BBQ, Cafe Mogador, Eileen’s Cheesecake, Brooklyn Bagel, La Esquina, Houndstooth Pub, Southern Hospitality, Beachwood Cafe (Jersey City), Sanctuary T, sweetgreen, Magnolia Bakery & MacarOn Café, Flatiron Lounge, Boqueria Tapas Bar & Restaurant, Terri Juice Bar, Penelope
Lodging: The Plaza Hotel (incredible!)
Activities: Waterfront Park
Dining: Kure Juice Bar, Luc Luc Vietnamese Kitchen, Voodoo Donuts (you have to go if you’re ever in Portland!), Portland City Grille, The Picnic House, Noble Rot, Meriwether’s
Lodging: The Nine (so pretty!)
Activities: Cedar Point, Cedar Point Halloweekends, Columbus Zoo
Dining: Short North District (I didn’t blog about this stop but loved the area), Chickie’s & Petes
Activities: Philadelphia 76ers Basketball Game, Washington Square, Independence Hall & Liberty Bell Center, Pennsylvania Ballet
Dining: Le Pain Quotidien (Belguim Cafe), Del Frisco’s, Jim’s Steaks (philly cheesesteaks), Jamonera
Lodging: Morris House Hotel (Bed & Breakfast)
Activities: Top Golf, Battlefield Houston (laser tag), Define Body & Mind (barre class)
Lodging: Embassy Suites
Activities: bike rentals, shopping at The Strand, Float Pool & Patio Bar
Dining: Nono Tony’s, Benno’s (very casual Cajun)
Lodging: house rental on the beach (great for a big group!)
North America (Outside of the US)
• Cruise to the Bahamas: Nassau & Coco Cay
I joined a group of friends to celebrate my friend’s Bachelorette Party on board of Royal Caribbean Monarch of the Seas.
Days One & Two: Nassau and Señor Frogs
Days Three & Four: Night Out on the ship & Coco Cay
• Windsor, Ontario
Activities: Walkerville & Willistead Manor
Dining: Twisted Apron
COSTA RICA (our honeymoon)
• Guanacaste (The Beaches)
Activities: Playa Hemosa (beach) ziplining, horseback riding, tubing, and mud baths in the Hot Springs (Adventure Tour)
Lodging: Villas Sol Resort
• Monte Verde (The Cloud Forest)
Activities: Coffee Plantation Tour & Nature (Animal) Tour
Lodging: Hidden Canopy Bed & Breakfast (B&B resort in tree houses!)
Activities: Playa Conchal (beach)
Activities: Champs-Élysées (or the Avenue des Champs–Élysées), Arc de Triomphe, shopping on Roue de Paris, shopping at Fnac, ice skating in front of Hôtel de Ville, Notre Dame Cathedral & Lover’s Bridge (love locks bridge), Le Louvre, Moulin Rouge, Palace of Versailles, Bercy Village (shops and dining), Eiffel Tower & 2013 French All-Star Game
Dining: Bouillon Chartier, Pizza Pino, Les Pâtes Vivantes, Angelina Tea Room, Coucina Italiana Tentazioni, La Crêperie de Josselin, Partie de Champagne, Chez Bruno
Lodging: Hôtel Fabric (loved our stay at the modern, boutique hotel!)
(Sorry for the lack of blog posts in this category! Unfortunately, most of my travels to Europe, Asia, and South America took place before I started blogging. If you have any specific questions about these places, please feel free to contact me for suggestions.)
Athens, Rhodes & Santorini
(Enjoy the throwback from 2005!)
Fribourg & Yverdon-Les Baines
(At a medieval wedding in an actual castle! Circa 2008.)
Guangzhou, Macao & Shanghai
Quito & Galapagos Islands
(Enjoy the throwbacks from 2004!)
Lima & Machu Picchu
I would love the opportunity to travel, keep this list growing, and continue to document events and culture from around the world!