Travel journal with note from Vivian Howard
Joy /joi/ noun: a feeling of great pleasure and happiness.
There are at least three opportunities for joy in travel.
One is from planning and anticipation. The second is from the actual trip. The third often is remembering the amazing adventure. Continue reading
- Piggy on another adventure
There once was a dog named Pig. He was what is known as a Valley Bulldog, which is an English Bulldog/Boxer mix.
He was a very happy boy, who went on many adventures during his 11 and a half years.
But, he also had many obstacles to overcome. You see, he had hemophilia – a blood disorder that made him very delicate.
HOWEVER, none of that stopped him from loving life and loving adventures. Continue reading
Travel is all about the journey. It often starts with daydreaming about a destination, researching it to learn more, buying tickets or reserving a hotel and heading out. Once you get there, another part of the journey begins in exploring your destination.
But not all journeys are about travel.
I recently started a new journey of my own that doesn’t involve travel…I signed up for a half marathon. Continue reading
Myrtle Beach is a tourist destination. People come from all around to enjoy the beach, sun and fun.
In a tourist town, it is sometimes hard to find a restaurant doing something different or a place where you can get items actually grown/made with love and care instead of for the masses.
When we first moved here in 2008, there were only a few places that really took pride in locally-sourced foods and homemade recipes. Continue reading
After seeing similar posts on other travel sites like the Matador Network, I thought it would be fun to compile a completely sarcastic list of reasons why not to visit South Carolina while actually promoting everything I love about the state. Continue reading
The Grand Strand is really, quite grand. From North Myrtle Beach to Georgetown, there are more than 60 miles of beaches for tourist and locals alike to enjoy. Because so many people want to visit and live at the beach, there are plenty of fun, amazing things to do to occupy your vacation time and your spare time, if you are a local.
Having lived here for nearly a decade, it is tough to get out there and remember, as you are sitting in bumper to bumper traffic, why people love to come here.
So, in order to fall in love with my tourist town again, I have set out to find the gems that both tourists and locals can love.
Here are two categories that Myrtle Beach, and the Grand Strand, are known for:
For the past few months, I have been researching how to get to Europe the cheapest way possible. Of course, I know that these seats aren’t as comfortable, the services might not be as good and there really are no frequent flyer mile opportunities, but I just had to see how cheap I could get us to Europe from Myrtle Beach. Continue reading
**EDITOR’S NOTE: This story is from 2015. The restaurant quality and its dishes may have changed.**
|The Sauerbraten is one of my favorite dishes at Cafe Old Vienna.
With red hair and a name like Heather Gale, most people would think I am Irish. It makes sense. I have the pasty white skin, my first name is an Irish flower and my last name is an Irish wind. Continue reading
For the first time ever, we were able to get away to the North Carolina mountains during peak leaf peeping time. We have always wanted to go, but it has never worked out for one reason or another. Continue reading
|An afternoon Southern tea
On a random Thursday in April, my husband asked if he could take me on an adventure. He wouldn’t tell me where we were going or what to expect. He just said “don’t eat lunch.” Continue reading