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Travel Highlights

Johnny and I generally try to go on trips a few times a year.  For us, travel is more than just relaxing and enjoying a new scenery.  Visiting new destinations, whether near or far, allows us to broaden our horizon and continuously gain knowledge on local cultures and history.

Here you will find highlights of the travels that we have done together, starting on the day we got engaged on September 21, 2007.  Our most recent adventures can be found on top of the page.

Turks and Caicos Islands

01.08.2015 – 01.15.2015

Le Vele Resort on Grace Bay Beach

Providenciales . Little Water Cay . North Caicos . Middle Caicos

Nice view of Mudjin Harbour and Dragon Cay from Crossing Place Trail

Mudjin Harbour, Middle Caicos, Turks and Caicos Islands


 Nashville, TN

11.28.2014 – 11.30.2014

Home2 Suites by Hilton Nashville Vanderbilt

Radio City Rockettes Christmas Spectacular . ICE! ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas . Grand Ole Opry . The Parthenon

ICE! 'Twas the Night Before Christmas

ICE! ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas


 Florida’s Emerald Coast

10.25.2014 – 10.28.2014

Fairfield Inn & Suites Fort Walton Beach-West Destin . TownePlace Suites Fort Walton Beach-Eglin AFB

Navarre Beach . Okaloosa Island . Destin . Santa Rosa . Grayton Beach . Seaside

Navarre Beach, FL

Navarre Beach, FL


North Carolina’s Outer Banks

09.15.2014 – 09.19.2014

Oasis Suites Hotel

Roanoke Island . Nags Head . Kill Devil Hills . Corolla

Bodie Island Lighthouse looks amazing against the blue sky.

Bodie Island Lighthouse, Nags Head, NC


Brunswick & Sea Island, GA

08.23.2014 – 08.26.2014

Holiday Inn Brunswick I-95 . The Inn at Sea Island

Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site . Sea Island

Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site

Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site


Charleston, SC

03.14.2014 – 03.15.2014

Town & Country Inn and Suites

The Citadel . Old Slave Mart Museum . City Market

The Citadel's parade, Charleston, SC

The Citadel’s parade, Charleston, SC


Bal Harbour and the Florida Keys

02.08.2014 – 02.16.2014

The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort . The Westin Lake Mary

Coconut Palm Inn . Kona Kai Resort, Gallery & Botanic Gardens

Bal Harbour . Ancient Spanish Monastery The Florida Keys . Jupiter Mount Dora

Bahia Honda State Park, FL

Bahia Honda State Park, FL


Asheville (NC) and Greenville (SC)

11.22.2013 – 11.24.2013

Hotel Indigo Asheville Downtown & Courtyard Greenville Downtown

2013 National Gingerbread House Competition at The Omni Grove Park Inn . Candlelight Christmas Evenings at Biltmore House and Gardens . Asheville Holiday Parade . Downtown Greenville

2013 National Gingerbread House Competition at The Omni Grove Park Inn

2013 National Gingerbread House Competition at The Omni Grove Park Inn


Niagara Falls (Canada), Buffalo (NY), Pittsburgh (PA), and Lexington (KY)

09.05.2013 – 09.14.2013

Canada: Acacia Bed & Breakfast

US: Hampton Inn & Suites Buffalo Downtown, Sheraton Pittsburgh Airport Hotel, and Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Lexington Northeast

Niagara Falls, Canada

Niagara Falls, Canada


Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Connecticut

06.22.2013 – 06.29.2013

Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel

Massachusetts: Boston

Connecticut: Groton . Mystic

Rhode Island: Providence . East Greenwich . Jamestown . Newport . Middletown . Narragansett

Jamestown, Rhode Island

Jamestown, Rhode Island


Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama

02.24.2013 – 03.01.2013

Audubon Cottages & The Battle House Renaissance

New Orleans . Vacherie . Gulfport . Biloxi . Mobile

Oak Alley Plantation, Vacherie, Louisiana

Oak Alley Plantation, Vacherie, Louisiana


Central Florida

12.29.2012 – 01.01.2013

Holiday Inn Express Crystal River & The Westin Tampa Bay

Fort Island Gulf Beach . Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park . Tarpon Springs . Swimming with the manatees with Bird’s Underwater Dive Center . Crystal River Archaeological State Park . Yulee Sugar Mill Ruins Historic State Park . Monkey Island on Homosassa River . Honeymoon Island . Rainbow Springs

Rainbow Springs, Dunnellon, FL

Rainbow Springs, Dunnellon, FL


Providenciales, Turks and Caicos (British West Indies)

10.20.2012 – 10.27.2012

Villa del Mar

Grace Bay Beach . Chalk Sound . Sapodilla Bay . Bight Reef . Parasailing . Smiths Reef . da Conch Shack . The Conch Farm . Provo Ponies . Juba Sound . Cheshire Hall Plantation . Taylor Bay . Leeward Beach

Sapodilla Bay, Providenciales


Northeast Florida

07.04.12 – 07.07.12

Residence Inn Amelia Island & Hammock Beach Resort

Amelia Island . Big Talbot Island State Park . Washington Oaks Gardens State Park . Hanging out at the resort & lots of fishing

Washington Oaks State Park, FL

Washington Oaks State Park, FL


Southern Nevada

04.06.12 – 04.11.12

Red Rock Casino, Resort, and Spa & The Signature at MGM Grand

Spring Mountain Ranch State Park . Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area . Hoover Dam and Lake Mead National Recreation Area . Valley of Fire State Park . Las Vegas Strip

Las Vegas, NV


Savannah and Tybee Island, GA

02.16.12 – 02.19.12

Residence Inn Savannah Downtown/Historic District

Fort Pulaski National Monument . Savannah Riverfront and Squares . Forsyth Park . The Pirates’ House . City Market . Bonaventure Cemetery

Forsyth Park, Savannah, GA


Central Florida

12.29.11 – 01.01.12

Residence Inn Clearwater Downtwon

Weeki Wachee Springs State Park . Tarpon Springs Sponge Dock . Anna Maria Island

Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, FL


Miami and Miami Beach, FL

11.3.11 – 11.07.11

The Mutiny Hotel & Edgewater South Beach

Key Biscayne . Friends’ wedding at the Biltmore Hotel . The Venetian Pool . Deering Estate at Cutler . Sleepless Night Miami Beach

Deering Estate at Cutler


Southern Maine and New Hampshire

08.18.11 – 08.23.11

USA Inn at Wells Beach & Homewood Suites Portland

Maine: Old Orchard Beach . The Kennebunks . Wells . York . Ogunquit . Kittery . Cape Elizabeth . Portland . Scarborough . Freeport . Yarmouth

New Hampshire: Portsmouth

Cape Neddick Lighthouse, ME


St. Augustine, FL

04.14.11 – 04.18.11

Renaissance World Golf Village Resort

Castillo de San Marcos . St. George Street (Saint Photios Shrine, Oldest School House, Old City Gates) . St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum . Lightner Museum & Flagler College . Fountain of Youth . Mission Nombre de Dios . St. Johns County Ocean Pier

Flagler College, FL


Miami Beach, FL

02.26.11 – 03.01.11

Fashionhaus Hotel & Courtyard Miami Beach Oceanfront

Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival . The Holocaust Memorial . Lincoln Road

The Holocaust Memorial on Miami Beach, FL


Jekyll and St. Simons Islands, GA   

09.25.10 – 09.28.10

Hampton Inn & Suites Jekyll Island

Jekyll Island: Driftwood Beach . Horton House . Jekyll Island Historic District . The Georgia Sea Turtle Center

St. Simons Island: St. Simons Lighthouse . Fort Frederica National Monument . The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort

Driftwood Beach on Jekyll Island, GA


Port St. Joe and Cape San Blas, FL

06.11.10 – 06.14.11

Port St. Joe rental house

Josh and Kristen’s wedding . Cape San Blas Lighthouse . Saint Joseph Peninsula State Park . Port St. Joe Marina

Port St. Joe, FL


Charleston, SC

04.26.10 – 04.30.10

Comfort Suites West of the Ashley

Charleston: Historic Charleston Carriage Tour with Palmetto Carriage Works . Charleston City Market . Waterfront Park . Magnolia Plantation & Gardens . Rainbow Row . The Battery . Folly Beach . Fort Sumter

Mount Pleasant: Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park . Patriots Points . Shem Creek

Kiawah Island: lunch at The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort

Johns Island: the Angel Oak tree

Waterfront Park, Charleston, SC


Bahamas Cruise & Fort Lauderdale, FL

12.16.09 – 12.22.09

Ruby Princess Cruise Ship & Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort

Sampler cruise to the Bahamas

Fort Lauderdale: Lauderdale-By-The-Sea . The Gallery at Beach Place . Bonnet House Museum & Gardens . Las Olas Riverfront . Sightseeing cruise on the Carrie B

Aboard the Ruby Princess Cruise Ship

Bonnet House Museum and Gardens, Fort Lauderdale, FL


Chicago, IL

09.01.09 – 09.04.09

Residence Inn Chicago Downtown / Magnificent Mile

John Hancock Observatory . Cubs game at the Wrigley Field . Lake and River Tour with Wendella Sightseeing Co. . Cirque Shanghai at the Navy Pier . Skydeck Chicago at the Willis Tower . Millennium Park . Buckingham Fountain in Grant Park . Hershey’s Chicago

John Hancock Observatory, Chicago, IL


Miami Beach, FL 

05.27.09 – 05.30.09

Sense South Beach Hotel

Jungle Island Miami . South Pointe Park . Nikki Beach . Espanola Way . Gansevoort Miami Beach . Mondrian South Beach . Dinner at Prime 112

Mondrian Hotel, Miami Beach, FL


Key Largo & Miami, FL 

04.05.09 – 04.09.09

The Hampton Inn at Manatee Bay & Viceroy Miami

Key Largo: Everglades Ecology Tour from the Dolphin Cove . John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park

Miami: Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden . Downtown and Design District

Sunset at Key Largo, FL


Nashville, TN

12.25.08 – 12.29.08

Gaylord Opryland & Hotel Indigo

Christmas package at the Gaylord (which includes the ICE! exhibition and the Radio City Rockettes)

The Parthenon . Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum . Ryman Auditorium

Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN


Our Honeymoon

10.01.08 – 10.04-08

Loews Miami Beach Hotel & One Bal Harbour Resort & Spa

Miami Beach . Duck Tours South Beach . Coconut Grove . Vizcaya Museum & Gardens . Bal Harbour Shops . Spa treatments from One Bal Harbour

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, Miami, FL


Savannah (GA) and Hilton Head Island (SC)

07.25.08 – 07.27.08

Country Inn & Suites, Downtown Savannah & Hilton Garden Inn Hilton Head

Savannah’s River Walk . Hilton Head Island

River Street, Savannah, GA


Engagement Trip

09.21.07 – 09.23-07

The Chateau Elan Inn & SpringHill Suites Asheville

Chateau Elan . Downtown Asheville . Biltmore Estate

Biltmore Estate, Asheville, NC


3 thoughts on “Travel Highlights

  1. This looks like an amazing adventure! You both look so happy 🙂

    Posted by shotofadventure | March 1, 2015, 1:21 am

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