The adventures of dog named Pig

Pig in the back seat
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

A new kind of journey

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

Foodie finds in Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach is a tourist destination. People come from all around to enjoy the beach, sun and fun.Farm Fresh produce

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

Where to go in Myrtle Beach?

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:

Food

Fun

Traveling to Austria/Germany without leaving Myrtle Beach

**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