Prior to this trip, I had only been to Seattle for a couple of hours, which my husband (my boyfriend at the time) and I mainly spent wandering around Pike Place Market. This time around, I knew I wanted to do some prior research to fill our time with adventures and lots of delicious food. Although our trip consisted mainly of twoCONTINUE READING
San Diego may be a beach town, but it also hosts several cities within the city that each have their own personal character. For this day guide, I focus primarily on a list of things to do and restaurants and coffee shops to enjoy in Downtown San Diego and Little Italy. Get ready for ocean front views, charming streets, and delicious food.CONTINUE READING
I realize that living in Houston for a little over a year does not make me an expert on the local scene. But if you just so happen to be visiting Houston for the day and are the type of person who loves coffee, books, art, and good food, then I’m almost certain you’ll enjoy the items on this list.
In early January, my husband and I decided to hit the road early on a Saturday morning for a three hour drive to San Antonio, home of the Alamo and the famous Riverwalk. Although we had both been to San Antonio once, it was only for a quick overnight stay while we u-hauled our belongings to Houston. The only thing we got to seeCONTINUE READING
For a moment I felt a bit like Ignatius, from John Toole’s novel A Confederacy of Dunces, as I stood in the middle of the French Quarter, of course without the floppy green hat to draw unwanted attention my way. Instead, I joined the several vulture-like tourists shuffling in and out to grab a piece of their holiday memory on film. Yes, ICONTINUE READING
What is the secret that coffee shops use to lure us into their glass doors and cause us to make weekend plans with them in mind? Is it the mellow indie folk or jazz music playing a volume under conversational tone, or the smell of the freshly ground coffee beans and black americanos, or perhaps the interior design combination of exposedCONTINUE READING
I used to think cobblestone streets were only found in Europe and rows of townhouses were only dreamy in the city of Montreal. That was until I set foot in the city of Boston. Strewn with brick homes and a rich history, Boston reinvigorated my interest in the American Revolution and Paul Revere’s ride.
Labor Day weekend called for a mini getaway. Up at 5:30am and 3 hours later, we hit the coffee scene in Austin. We enjoyed our share of caffeine, food, ice cream, and humidity. Here is my list of things to do while in Austin for the weekend.