Posts Tagged ‘travel’

USA Food Tour: Tennessee

My girlfriend Cara is just as much of a travel fiend as me. Actually, I take that back. She is more of a travel fiend because she actually follows through with a lot more ideas than I do. So when she wanted to take a late Spring or early Summer adventure I was on board. At first we thought we would take a quick jaunt over to Europe and take on a new city. After a lot of discussion and back and forth, we settled on staying stateside and explore the much anticipated Nashville. So for a long weekend, myself, Cara, and two of her friends jetted off for a long weekend of exploration.  (more…)

USA Food Tour: Louisiana

When my dear friend Ashton chose New Orleans for her Bachelorette destination, I was beyond excited. The Big Easy has been on my “To Go” list for a number of years now and I was anxious to cross it off. So eight girls got together and planned a fabulous weekend to celebrate our friend’s upcoming nuptials. (more…)

An Icelandic Adventure

For my 30th birthday Nick decided he wanted to take me on a trip. Someplace I have never been, but has been on my bucket list for a few years now. A lot of people asked me, “Why Iceland?” when they found out we would be traveling there for a long weekend. I simple would respond with, “Why not?”. A beautiful country with just over 300,000 residents, most of it has been untouched and still remains the natural beauty it has always been. (more…)

Photo of the Week – Week 34

Towards the end of August I had to spend a few weeks in Florida for business. I figured this would be a good chance to spend a weekend with my friends Amanda and Ryan. However, Mother Nature had other plans for me. There was a threat of a major hurricane, turned tropical storm, turned sprinkle of rain which prevented me from traveling downstate. I was a pretty bummed I was unable to visit, especially since the weather turned out to be just fine.

I did however meet a lovely group of ladies who work for the same company as myself. Since we all ended up staying in the area during our mid weekend, we decided to head to Disney World! We just picked Magic Kingdom as we were only going to spend one day and we figured this was the best park for a day trip. It was a blast! I can’t wait to visit with my ladies again soon as they are all scattered across the country.

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USA Food Tour: Rhode Island


The twins and I decided it would be a nice idea to take our Mom away for her birthday. We toyed around with a few places and decided on Newport, Rhode Island. I had never been to this part of the state, so I was pretty excited to check another destination off of the ole’ bucket list. Not to mention I could cross Rhode Island off of my Food Tour list.

Friday night was pretty much spent driving. We all got a later started than planned and of course didn’t consider Friday night rush hour traffic. My mom and I arrived a few hours before the twins so we decided to just grab dinner and relax at the hotel. (more…)

Adventures through Niagara Falls

IMG_1511With summer coming to an end, I wanted to sneak away for one last weekend getaway with Nick. Last year we traveled to Portland, ME for a weekend in September and had a wonderful time. As always, I debated on where we should go. I had been talking about traveling to Niagara Falls pretty much since Nick and I first met. Finally, I was able to find a great deal and a free weekend. So I booked the trip!

We crossed the border Friday evening, checked into the hotel, and headed out to explore. Niagara Falls is a tourists paradise. There’s a large casino, family friendly activities from bowling to haunted houses to mini golf courses. I would guess there are close to a hundred restaurants in a five mile radius, giving visitors plenty of options. Plus, you know, the world renowned natural beauty of Niagara Falls. Hundreds of people travel through the falls on the Hornblower (Canada Side) or Maid of the Mist (US Side) to get the up close and personal experience…And a bit soaked! In the evening, they light up the falls with all of the colors of the rainbow. Plus, bonus! Fireworks on Friday nights during the summer months. (more…)

Photo of the Week – Week 22

Over the winter, Nick and his friends planned a trip to Montreal for the Formula 1 race. Being that I have never actually stepped foot in Montreal, let alone Canada, I decided to tag along. For those, such as myself, who are not sure what Formula 1 actually is, it is the highest class of single seat auto racing. Basically, these cars are incredibly fast, reaching up to over 200mph. It’s actually pretty incredible.

A group of 10 headed into Canada for the weekend to take in all of the sights and events Formula 1 had to offer. Aside from the main event, there were loads of vendors, performers, and thousands of people. Though we did not experience a lot of Montreal the city, it was a good sneak peak which will prompt me to return again to explore.

Oh, did I mention that the race is held on the Ile Notre-Dame, which is a small island one subway ride away from the main city? The picture below isn’t the greatest, but it will give you a good idea of just how many people were on this little island. The picture illustrates just one of the thirteen turns or grand stands located on the track. Add that to the hundreds of people that had general admission with no grand stand seating. It was pretty incredible just how many people were in attendance.


Photo of the Week – Week 18

To celebrate Theresa’s upcoming wedding, the Bridal Party and Co. organized a killer weekend in Atlantic City. We were quickly approaching the Big Day and knew this was the best way to send Theresa off into married life. Now, there will be a much more detailed post to follow with many more photos and stories. However, I felt I should kick it off with one of my favorite pictures of the weekend; our group at Harrah’s Pool After Dark


Touring through the City of Brotherly Love


As I’ve recently posted, last weekend I spent with one of my younger sisters in Philadelphia. I had been trying to get down to visit her and tour the city for the past five years. I know, I know. That’s a long time. We finally settled on a weekend and stuck to our plans.

I arrived early in the afternoon on Friday to give ourselves a full day. Melissa showed me around her new apartment and then we were off to explore the neighborhood. We ended up walking through the UPenn campus. This university was founded in 1740 by Benjamin Franklin. The profound buildings really illustrate the beauty of the architecture during that era. (more…)

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