From the Blog
The ruins of Tulum will take your breathe away. Even if you aren’t a history buff, there is something about seeing the remanence of ancient structures against the contrast of clear turquoise waters. The site forces you to wonder about a time before modern technology as you loose yourself to the sea spray breeze
I was about to find out just how extraordinary this man was… The Historic Sam Houston Schoolhouse is a one-room log building that sits between Knoxville and Maryville. It was built in 1794 and is named for Sam Houston, a man with a colorful life.
My first time in Mexico was a press trip to cover Celebrity Chef Week at Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto for The Fairtytale Traveler. Having recently binge watched every Anthony Bourdain travel episode on Netflix, I was STOKED when this trip came up.
He was part Cherokee and always seemed to know when it was going to rain and had a way with animals. His love of the mountains was contagious.
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 coming out party. Grab your potato […]
I live in a town where the local library has book clubs and a history center that houses microfilms of newspapers from 1810 through present, where a older gentleman helped me all morning find pictures of general stores before the National Park was established because I was curious.
The history junkie in me loves the idea of old places and ruins have this Indiana Jones Adventure feel to them. So you can imagine my excitement when our latest trip to Mexico was only a short bus ride away from the Tulum Ruins!
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 in Loreto, Baja Sur for a […]
Suddenly, the magical summer moments of childhood melt away the troubles of adulthood as you cant help but feel incredibly small next to this tiny tiny beetle.
Jaci and I were on a mission. A MISSION. To catch a Yellow fin tuna. So we did what two logical women would do while in Mexico… we chartered a boat. Here is the short version: Me + Jaci + Boat Captain + pinto bass […]
I live in a Southern “Stars Hollow” and I’m feeling like Lorelei: That Time I was a Judge for the Local BBQ Fest
There is two type of people in the world: those who love Gilmore Girls and those whose opinions on pop culture don’t matter and who you probably don’t want to be friends with anyway. I clearly belong to the #teamStarsHollow side of that equation. There […]
People were always surprised to know that I had never been to Mexico. Ironic to write that now as I was in Mexico not so long ago and am in the process of planning my next trip down! But here we are, post Mexico trip […]
I would be lying if I said moving wasn’t stressful, though not for the reasons one would normally think. I have been blessed with a childhood that saw a lot of boxes being packed, new houses being moved into, and over all grand adventures. I […]
Nestled away from the main Parkway in Pigeon Forge, but close enough to still be in the action you will find the Murder Mystery Dinner Show. It is hard to stand out in a town full of big name shows like Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain […]
So, we’re moving…. and we are super stoked! My awesome job aside, we had been looking to move out of the Sunshine State (Or Satan’s Hot Breath as I like to call it in the Summer when your seat belt is so hot it sears […]
This election and its results have been hard for many people. My political inclinations aside (which if you know me or read enough of what I write aren’t hard to decipher), there has been one positive outcome though: I have become a better person. Trump […]
The Legend of El Dorado is one of the most famous tales told in relation to Latin America. It sits right up there with Ponce De Leon’s Fountain of Youth, inspiring legends, tales, and great adventures. Located just a short ride from Bogota is Guatavita […]
There has been so much focus on the circus end of the Ringling Legacy lately, and I know I am guilty of it just as much as the next person. Especially since I have had so many half edited posts sitting in my draft folder… […]
It seems like more and more airlines are moving toward the industry practice of charging passengers for their suitcases, only allowing them a free carry on. To which we say “challenge accepted!” So, with the news of American Airlines and other big names in the […]
Tim and I have been watching a lot of Anthony Bourdain lately. And it is usually a late night Netflix binge which almost always results in the two of us sitting in the kitchen, hungry, and making a midnight snack. After we made it through about […]