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Southeast Texas...A Northerner's First (and Unabashedly Raw) Take

Southeast Texas…A Northerner’s First (and Unabashedly Raw) Take

For anyone born outside of Texas, Texas comes with a lot of stereotypes and to be honest, is the butt of many jokes. Unless you’re from the there, it’s hard to truly understand their intense “Texas Forever” pride (despite being […]

Take a Trip to the Real Life Wisteria Lane in The Woodlands, Texas

Take a Trip to the Real Life Wisteria Lane in The Woodlands, Texas

A masterfully planned community broken down into meticulously designed subdivisions, the Woodlands is a 28,000-acre Pleasantville about 20 minutes north of Houston.

Mackinac Island – Nature with a Slice of Nostalgia

Mackinac Island – Nature with a Slice of Nostalgia

An island trapped in time between the Upper and Lower Peninsula in Michigan, the tiny landmass is only reachable by ferry from either side of the mainland. Known as the jewel of the Great Lakes, what really makes Mackinac Island special is it’s a completely car-free experience.

How to Hit Every Possible Instagram Hotspot in NYC in 48 Hours (With Interactive Map!)

How to Hit Every Possible Instagram Hotspot in NYC in 48 Hours (With Interactive Map!)

I frequently joke that I plan my life around feeding time. In New York, I really did. Some call it the Big Apple. To me, it’s a big, gluttonous smorgasbord. A place of insane overindulgence where everything from your wildest […]

The Dos and Don’ts of Traveling in Thailand

The Dos and Don’ts of Traveling in Thailand

Thailand is undeniably one of the most popular places to visit (and one of my favorite countries!). Despite its long-standing history as a travel hotspot, it remains one of the world’s most wondrous destinations. With that being said, there are […]

The Most Epic, Offbeat Adventures You Never Knew You Could Have in America

The Most Epic, Offbeat Adventures You Never Knew You Could Have in America

If you’ve ever Googled adventure activities in the USA, you usually come up with the same lame list of hiking, biking, whitewater rafting, etc. Not that these outdoor activities aren’t fun or bucket list worthy, but you can do them […]

48 Hours in Charlotte: How to Live Like a Queen in the Queen City

48 Hours in Charlotte: How to Live Like a Queen in the Queen City

Charlotte is right there – on the cusp. Poised to be one of the next great Southern cities like Charleston or Atlanta, residents celebrate its laid-back charm and soulful vibes without the urban sprawl and chaos of being a major tourist hub — yet.

14 Things to Do in Morgantown, West Virginia for Road Trippers, Foodies, Outdoor Enthusiasts, and Everyone in Between

14 Things to Do in Morgantown, West Virginia for Road Trippers, Foodies, Outdoor Enthusiasts, and Everyone in Between

When people think of rugged alpine areas in the U.S., their mind typically goes to places like Colorado on the west coast. But you may be surprised to learn that it’s actually Wild, Wonderful West Virginia that holds the title of “The Mountain State.”

8 Things They Don’t Tell You About the Everest Base Camp Trek

8 Things They Don’t Tell You About the Everest Base Camp Trek

Nepal is often portrayed as this mystical land where people go to discover their true selves at an Ashram with some type of magical shaman leading them down a path of enlightenment. I’m not sure where those people are going, […]