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Accidental Tourists in Buffalo, NY

Crazy ideas can sometimes lead to fun adventures, such as that time last year when Johnny and I decided to buy an electric hybrid car 900 miles away from home.  I guess that only shows that we are willing to do anything to get what we want, right?  New York is one of a handful … Continue reading

Tips for planning a romantic getaway in New Orleans

Now that the holiday season is behind us, it’s that time of the year when a lot of couples are looking for ideas of how to spend Valentine’s Day together.  For the past few years, Johnny and I have treated ourselves to short weekend getaways to celebrate the month of love.  Last year was no … Continue reading

Holiday Cheer in Asheville, NC

I started planning our pre-Thanksgiving trip to Asheville, NC when I found out that IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) was slashing the number of points required to book a stay at Hotel Indigo in Downtown Asheville.  We had not been back to Asheville since we got engaged in the fall of 2007.  This lovely city in … Continue reading

Seven days of fun and sun in New England

Our summer trip to New England came as a little bit of a surprise, as we had originally planned on a road trip to Ohio.  But Johnny had some Marriott Rewards points to burn, and we ended up using them for a week-long stay at the Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel, Rhode Island.  Below are highlights of … Continue reading

Tips for planning a trip to Providenciales, Turks and Caicos

Update:  Providenciales took the #1 spot of Trip Advisor 2015 Travelers’ Choice Top 10 Islands in the World.  Yay! It’s been a few months since we returned from our week-long vacation in Providenciales.  However, we have not stopped talking about this island paradise, and look forward to the day we will be able to go back … Continue reading

Sunflower Farm Festival

The recent summer rains that we have been having in Georgia and the Carolinas got me thinking about visiting one of the area’s waterfalls.  However, when we woke up to another overcast day this past Sunday, I turned to my husband and said, “Guess what today is?  It’s Sunflower Farm Festival day!” An hour later … Continue reading

Best of: Savannah, Georgia

Savannah and Tybee Island Georgia 02.16.12 – 02.19.12 Residence Inn Savannah Downtown/Historic District We first stepped foot in Savannah in July of 2008.  We arrived late at night, and spent a few hours the next morning wandering around River Street and visiting The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist.  We continued on to Hilton Head … Continue reading

Toccoa, GA and Jaemor Farms: a weekend of waterfalls and peaches

Which college / university can boast having a 186 ft waterfall on their campus?  Well, Toccoa Falls College can! Last Saturday, Johnny and I drove 1.5 hours northeast from Atlanta to Toccoa, a small town on the border of Georgia and South Carolina.  The Cherokee Indians were definitely spot on for naming this region “Toccoa,” which … Continue reading

Nevada’s Precious Blue Diamond

Just 15 miles west of Las Vegas lies the small town of Blue Diamond.  It is so idyllic that standing there makes you feel as if you have been photo-shopped into a picture.  Burros roam around freely in open fields, while the surrounding mountain range forms a natural frame.  This is where we spent the first half … Continue reading

Hotel Review: Hammock Beach Resort

Some of the best decisions are made on a whim.  And that’s the case when we bid for a vacation package to Hammock Beach Resort in Palm Coast, Florida using the travel website Luxury Link.  After winning the auction, we waited for a few days for our dates to be confirmed, and voila!  We were … Continue reading

Hotel Review: Red Rock Casino, Resort and Spa

After our plane landed at McCarran International Aiport, we didn’t make a beeline for the Las Vegas Strip.  Instead, we headed northwest towards the canyons, as I had made us a reservation for a 2-night stay at the Red Rock Casino, Resort, and Spa.  While this was Johnny’s first trip to Nevada, I found myself … Continue reading

Watching the last sunset of 2011 on Anna Maria Island, FL

Good bye sun, Good bye 2011… I was a little disappointed when Johnny and I did not get to take a little vacation for Christmas 2010.  There’s just something really special about being in a different place, and creating new memories during the most festive and wonderful time of the year.  At that time, we … Continue reading

Visiting the Mermaids at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, Florida

A magical thing happened to Johnny and I this past Christmas: We saw Mermaids! While the story of The Little Mermaid originated all the way in Denmark, we actually did not have to travel very far to live out our little fairy tale. Weeki Wachee Springs State Park is located about an hour north of … Continue reading

Life’s a peach in Fort Valley, Georgia

This is a continuation of our previous post: The Georgia Peach Festival in Fort Valley. As Johnny and I were leaving the Peach Festival, we agreed that we were not quite ready to go back to Atlanta just yet.  After all, we were in Georgia’s Peach City, and we couldn’t go home empty handed. At … Continue reading

The Georgia Peach Festival in Fort Valley

In this post, I am going to put the spotlight back on my home state of Georgia.  In fact, it’s going to be about something that’s quintessentially Georgia: PEACHES. Please allow me to introduce you to a small town in middle Georgia by the name of Fort Valley. Despite having lived in the peach state … Continue reading

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