The Paris of the South

I'm lucky enough to have more than one best friend, and I'm even luckier to count my mom among them. I know it sounds cliché (especially on Mother's Day) but it's true. We do all the typical mother-daughter things: I call her when I'm angry and need to vent, and I call her just to … Continue reading The Paris of the South

i heart new york

No other place has quite pulled at my heart like New York. My love for the sprawling, impossible city started with a key chain.  Dad had just returned from a business trip; it was lucky, really, because I was still at that age where I selfishly expected gifts from my parents when they traveled without us. When … Continue reading i heart new york

ring in the new year

We made it. We actually made it through 2017. I don't need to remind you that 2017 was an exhausting year, right? Even on a personal level, a lot happened--I mean, I got married, which is a pretty big deal. But in the wake of extreme political turmoil and anxiety, the Internet has decided that … Continue reading ring in the new year

Newlyweds, Part II: Honeymoon Adventure!

To read about our wedding ceremony, read Part I here!  It is no secret that I love all things Disney. But when I added 'Disney World' to our list of honeymoon options, I didn't think it would actually happen. Fortunately, Drew loves theme parks and roller coasters as much as I do, so he agreed to go … Continue reading Newlyweds, Part II: Honeymoon Adventure!

I Left My Heart in San Francisco

San Francisco is my kind of place. When Drew and I decided to head to San Francisco for vacation, I had no idea what to expect--other than what friends had recommended (and Full House). And it was absolutely wonderful. Since Drew was going to a work conference, we were able to stay in a hotel for the first … Continue reading I Left My Heart in San Francisco

Friends, Waffles, and Work: Athens, GA

Despite the fact that I lived in Georgia for part of my childhood, I still feel like the entire state is brand-new--and fortunately for a wanderlust-ridden twenty-something like me, there are dozens of places to explore. Last week, our friends Abby and Chris invited Drew and I on a double date adventure to Athens, GA. … Continue reading Friends, Waffles, and Work: Athens, GA

Wanderlust: Jacksonville, FL

For whatever reason, I have always loved the ocean. So when our group of friends started prepping for a trip to Florida for Memorial Day weekend, I could hardly contain my excitement. Our friend Hans generously offered to let everyone stay at his family's condo in Ponte Vedra, FL, where we had about a thirty-second walk to the beach. … Continue reading Wanderlust: Jacksonville, FL