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Recipes Inspired by the Whiskey Trail

If you've been to the Volunteer State in the last couple of years, you might have noticed all the new distilleries that are popping up. From Nashville to Memphis to Gatlinburg, it seems that whiskey is on the rise…

The Tennessee Whiskey Trail

Photos by The Tennessee Whiskey Trail The Tennessee Whiskey Trail For as long as I can remember, Tim and I have wanted to do the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. And since we moved to Tennessee, it is something we could…

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The Best Ever Stranger Things Gift Guide!

We are not all travel and history at CircaWanderlust. We have a nerdy, binge watching, Netflix watching side too. It is no secret that Tim and I are huuuuuuge Stranger Things fans. Like, we may have both requested off…

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Do Good: We’re doing the Questival!

A few weeks ago, Tim and I participated in the Cotopaxi Questival in Knoxville. We had so much fun doing it and made some great friends along the way. And I know what you are thinking… “what the hell…

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Independence Day Picnic

Independence Day weekend is almost here y’all! A patriotic day filled with cut off shorts, BBQ, water melon, and a side of relish that makes us all shine a little brighter. I always feel like it is summer’s official…

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A Taste of Mexico’s Loreto, Baja Sur

I think we all can agree that real, true, authentic Mexican Cuisine is some of the most simple and yet flavor filled food out there. Each region  has its own personality and profile, so when I spent some time…

Open Roads

The feeling you get when you have a full tank of gas and endless possibilities of where to go is one of my favorite! It’s a freedom. This playlist is your go to for open roads that take you…

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Summer Memories: The Start of My Wanderlust

I am a Millennial. That weird little group of people who are made out to be whinny, needy, and unsure of what they want. We are the generation rewriting Hemingway’s anthem of “Lost boys and girls” and whether we…

I-75

Some interstates are infamous, they have gone down in pop culture and are part of the Americana fabric woven by so many family roads trips and truck stops on state lines. I-75 is not one of those, and it…

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London Call Girl

Every summer when we would go visit my grandparents in Colombia, I would watch VH1 before I went to bed. Colombian VH1 ran rerun episodes of “The Secret Diary of a Call Girl” and I fell in love with…

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Lake House Weekend

I loved the movie Beethoven when I was growing up, especially the scene where the house party comes to a sudden stop when the dog basically pulls the deck off of the house. This playlist is what I would…

Mountain Side Hike

Since as long as I can remember, I’ve had a love affair with mountains. When my wanderlust kicks in, I always feel the mountains calling my name with their fresh crisp air and beautiful views. This is a playlist…

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Istanbul Nights

My junior year of college, I did study abroad in Istanbul and it was the best decision I made in college (aside from perusing Tim when I thought I had no chance). And Istanbul’s nights for me are a…

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Americana Americana, Play it Again

Nothing says Ameriana like a buffalo, or is it a bison? Either way, this is a follow up to our previous Americana playlist because I can’t get enough and someone somewhere needs a new road trip playlist. …

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Small Town America

Main Street USA is an immortal feeling of knowing your neighbors where your Sunday school teacher is also your mom’s best friend, and where mom and pop shops provide all your retails needs. It is fresh baked cookies and…

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Appalachian Trail

I’ve long been fascinated with the AT. Even before it became the Millenial rite of passage, the AT was a journey that inspired me to dream of outdoor campfires and setting up tents under the stars. This playlist is…

Americana Roots

Americana 1:  materials concerning or characteristic of America, its civilization, or its culture; broadly:  things typical of America   2:American culture   3:  a genre of American music having roots in early folk and country music Think hitch hiking,…