Tulips @ Duke University Gardens

Tulips are in bloom in North Carolina! An early morning trip to the Duke University Gardens did not disappoint. I wasn’t sure I’d have the timing right, but the tulips–along with many other flowers and flowering trees–are popping off! If you live in the area and are afraid of missing them, you’ve got a few … More Tulips @ Duke University Gardens

Museum Nerd Series #3 George Washington’s Mount Vernon

Like other Hamilton musical fanatics, My interest in the history of the revolutionary war and the founding of the United States has piqued as a result of the many lyrics of the musical bouncing around my brain at all hours of the day and night. Perhaps the greatest gift Lin-Manuel Miranda has given me – … More Museum Nerd Series #3 George Washington’s Mount Vernon

Staycation series: Exploring your town’s ethnic markets

If you’ve never been to your neighborhood ethnic market or international supermarket, now is the time to start. If you’re stuck not traveling, but you’re comfortable with in-person grocery shopping, exploring these stores is an incredibly fun and delicious way to kill an hour or so. Not only can you stock up on your normal … More Staycation series: Exploring your town’s ethnic markets

Mother-Daughter Fall Foliage Trip to Asheville – Like Living in a Pumpkin Spice Latte

There’s a reason the pumpkin-industrial-complex exists. It’s because people, women specifically, freakin’ love fall. Whatever reminds us of it, like pumpkin-flavored anything, decorative gourds (CAUTION: this link is NSFW, but hilarious), and the like, instantly takes us away to a world of cool and pleasant temperatures, no humidity, good hair, a reason to wear a … More Mother-Daughter Fall Foliage Trip to Asheville – Like Living in a Pumpkin Spice Latte

Off-Season Outer Banks: 8 Pandemic-Friendly Activities + Food

You may have seen TV weathermen battered by hurricanes in Cape Hatteras, or maybe you’ve watched the new Outer Banks series on Netflix, but you may not be otherwise familiar with the “OBX” unless you live within a day’s drive. The Outer Banks of North Carolina are a thin, scrappy string of barrier islands off … More Off-Season Outer Banks: 8 Pandemic-Friendly Activities + Food

Museum Nerd Series #1: National Geographic Museum, Washington, D.C.

Museums are magical places that are equally enjoyable to visit in your hometown or when traveling, and if you can’t get away on a trip, or if most everything else is closed, visiting museums in your local area is a great way to have a travel experience in your own backyard. There’s always something new … More Museum Nerd Series #1: National Geographic Museum, Washington, D.C.