A road trippin’ summer and fall and looking ahead to 2017

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Leaf peeping off the Blue Ridge Parkway near Asheville

My, oh my, has it been a while since I took a moment to reflect (and write) about our recent travels. It has been a very busy year. This summer and fall, we took quite a few road trips to escape the summer heat of Myrtle Beach and to go leaf peeping in the mountains. Continue reading

A July weekend in Richmond, Va.

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Beautiful cast iron in Richmond

Virginia’s state capital, Richmond, is often over looked for the more touristy destinations like Arlington, Williamsburg and Virginia Beach.

However, not considering this revitalized city would be a mistake.

We chose to go to Richmond for many reasons including the chance to eat at one of our favorite restaurants, Peter Chang’s.

Richmond is full of history and many pieces of that history are on full display throughout the city, but some are more subtle like the cast iron handrails in the picture to the left and need to be found to be enjoyed. Continue reading

Summer vacation in Asheville

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Sunset in Asheville

It is no secret that we love Asheville — this is not the first post, nor will it be the last. Asheville just has something about it that attracts me. I don’t know if it is the eclectic atmosphere, the food scene, the proximity to the beautiful mountains…just something about that place keeps me coming back for more.

In June 2016, we decided to take our summer vacation there. We found a pet friendly hotel (since we always travel with Piggy nowadays) and headed to the mountains.

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Piggy’s birthday in Charleston (and tips for traveling with pets)

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Piggy

If you know me, you know I have a dog named Piggy. He is an English Bulldog/Boxer mix and a very special boy. Because of Pig, most of our recent trips have been nearby and ones where he can go along.

In April 2016, we decided to celebrate Piggy’s 8th birthday in Charleston.

When we travel with Piggy, we try to make sure that he has plenty of time to explore and get tuckered out before we leave him to sleep in the hotel room. Continue reading

Within driving distance…

Road trips are by far one of the best ways to travel and see new places. You can easily pack up the car in the morning and in just a few hours you are in a completely new place with plenty to see, eat and explore.

The husband and I love to go on road trips.

Here are just a few that we have been on recently:

Music city is more than just music

Music city is more than just music

Having a drink in Bourbon Country, Kentucky

Having a drink in Bourbon Country, Kentucky

 

Looking back at Savannah, Ga.

Looking back at Savannah, Ga.

A short drive away: Charleston, S.C.

A short drive away: Charleston, S.C.

A foodie’s look at Asheville, N.C.

A foodie’s look at Asheville, N.C.

A quick trip to Wilmington, N.C.

A quick trip to Wilmington, N.C.

A day in Columbia: shopping, food and fun

A day in Columbia: shopping, food and fun

Autumn colors in the North Carolina mountains

Autumn colors in the North Carolina mountains