Top 5 Nashville Restaurants on Repeat

There are so many great restaurants popping up all over Nashville that it’s hard to keep up.  Even with my dance card full of new places, it’s good to get back to the tried and true. These  5 Nashville restaurants … Read More

Great Places to Eat in Louisville, Kentucky

You can’t complete the Kentucky Bourbon Trail on bourbon alone. You’ve got to have some eats! Here are some places we dined at on our two trips to Louisville where we would definitely dine again. Rye We celebrated the baby … Read More

How to Plan for the Kentucky Bourbon Trail

Whether you live close and are making it a road trip or flying in, the Kentucky Bourbon Trail is a fun, relaxing vacation. Here are some FAQ’s and my tips if you want just a weekend or want to tackle … Read More

Kentucky Bourbon Trail, Part II

The second leg of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail we did without the children (much to their dismay cause they like having the ‘rents pay the bills:).  This time we stayed at the Hyatt Regency Louisville which ended up being a … Read More

Kentucky Bourbon Trail, Part I

Our baby turned 21!! To celebrate, we wanted to show him the finer things in life, so we took him on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. The Kentucky Bourbon Trail is a self-guided driving tour of bourbon distilleries in the area … Read More

Bonnaroo 2016, Missing the Magic?

This year’s Bonnaroo had all the makings to be better than the last except that is wasn’t. I want to make a few things clear. I am all for change but sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t. There is … Read More

New Orleans Jazz Fest 2016

It’s festival season and for us, the one that kicks it off is New Orleans Jazz Fest. We take the bumpy Amtrak from Memphis to NOLA.  We always meet interesting people. The food, though…….. The festival starts around lunch and … Read More

Up Country, Maui

Traveling “off beach” when you go to an island seems counterintuitive, but the up-country of Maui is beautiful and has a different flavor than the resort areas. It’s worth spending a day or your vacation for a wander. The Ocean … Read More

Road to Hana, Maui

I couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate my birthday than spending the day on the Road to Hana. This is no ordinary road trip.  It’s a challenging drive but the stops and scenes along the way are worth … Read More

Butcher & Bee, East Nashville

I have a new favorite watering hole! Nashville is churning out hot spot after hot spot so it may change next week but for now it’s straight-out-of-Charleston establishment, Butcher & Bee. We started off the evening at the First Saturday … Read More