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Big Sur

We had been driving for 6 hours with little fuel left in our car and our tummies. But we didn’t care. Or at least I didn’t. Over the next mountain, would be the mother of all places to find myself on our West Coast road trip. A place that I had heard about via Kerouac and once […]

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Road Trip

Summer road trips tend to ignite such a sense of adventure and wanderlust, don’t they? Think state hopping, vista seeing, piled into the car, windows rolled down, radio turned up, not sure where we are sleeping tonight kind of road trips. The kind of road trip where pulling over to take a photo only ten […]

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Inside Universal Studios’ Diagon Alley

It’s official: Universal Studios’ new Harry Potter-themed area, Diagon Alley, will open on July 8! On May 8 and 9, I was lucky enough to be invited to one of the first—if not the first—media events to check out the new additions to Universal Studios, including a preview of Diagon Alley. I know everyone wants […]

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The Mindfield – Brownsville, TN

A recent trip to Tennessee brought one of the most fascinating pieces of public art that I’ve ever seen. The Mindfield, located in Brownsville, is the life work of Billy Tripp and is worth a detour from Memphis if you are in the area. Billy began the steel artwork in 1989 and has plans to […]

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8 Creative Ideas for Souvenirs

We’ve all had that moment. The trip is over, the bags are packed, and the only thing that will remain of the trip is a Facebook album and fond memories. Even the most vivid and amazing trip can fade without a meaningful memento, some incredible curio found after a wonderful day of sightseeing. Here’s a […]

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Spring Festivals Worth Driving To

Beer Month – All over North Carolina April is Beer month in North Carolina, where locals and visitors alike celebrate their love of everything hoppy. North Carolina has the more breweries than any other state in the Southeast, so no matter where you’re going you’re bound to find a local brewery celebrating the best month […]

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