• Travel,  U.S

    Cafes of the East Coast

    If you look on my bucket list, one of the first things on the list is go on a road trip with my best friends and this spring break I got to check it off! We spent our break in the Shenandoah Valley, stopping at Ashville, Charlotte, and Washington D.C. along the way.  I’m not going to go into too much detail about our actual trip because *spoiler alert* I have an upcoming blog post dedicated to our whirlwind adventure. Instead, I thought I’d give you a little sneak preview. If you know me, you’re probably aware of my slightly unhealthy (maybe more than slightly, I’m still in denial of…

  • Travel,  U.S

    3 Proven Ways to Be a Tourist in Your Own Town

    Nowadays there are thousands of articles that promise to spill “top-secret” travel tips, tips that will have you blending in with the locals on your next vacation.  However, many of these tips make our pocketbooks soon beg for relief and send us crawling back home without much more than we started and not any new memories.  Two years ago, my best friend and I made a discovery that would change our lives: that we knew nothing about our own hometown. Sure, we knew where all the staple points were like the mall and the beach but that was it. I had gotten so caught up in my travels that I never…