Adventures

Carver’s Gap Goodness

An access point to the Appalachian Trail, Carver’s Gap is a fantastic place to hike with breathtaking 360 degree views. I really headed that way to check out the Roan Mountain Park but it wasn’t open yet (opened Memorial Day weekend) so I strutted up the balds. Tucked along the TN/NC line it straddles the […]

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Portrait in Red

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12 Travel Secrets You’ll Only Learn in Culinary School

This article from CNTraveller, 12 Travel Secrets You’ll Only Learn in Culinary School, hits the nail on the head on #7. When in Austria and you want a real locals experience… hit up a Buschenschank! Check out my post below where I share my very own winter time Buschenschank experience. Buschenschank aka Heuriger  

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A Hidden Gem

While wandering in the woods near Hampton, TN some friends stumbled upon this fantastic camping spot. Two waterfalls join together and merge into the Doe River. There is a man made rock wall surrounding a camping area with a nice sized fire pit. It’s a bit of a perilous hike but so worth it.

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Abandoned Tweetsie Bridges & Tunnel

The East Tennessee and Western North Carolina Railroad or as the locals call it Tweetsie railroad was a smaller than usual rail built in 1886. It ran through the mountains from Johnson City to Hampton via Elizabethton. Residents at one point even called it the  “Railway with a Heart” as railroad personnel often performed errands for the locals […]

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Never Again

While visiting a friend in Munich last July I finally decided to get over my overwhelming angst and visit Dachau. It was an absolutely beautiful day, which really contrasted the darkness of the place we were going. I have avoided even looking at the raw photos, let alone editing through them… until now. I really don’t […]

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Sunset at the Docks

My pup and I took a sunset stroll at the Sponge Docks tonight in Tarpon Springs. This little coastal town is where I spent my high school years and I always seem to be drawn back. According to wikipedia it has the highest percentage of Greek Americans of any city in the US. The unique sponge diving […]

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Florida Bound | Day 2, Stop 2

Roadtripping back to Tarpon Springs from Nesbit, Mississippi my pup and I made a stop to hike at the Florida Caverns State Park. Then back on the road and a quick three hours later it was time for another pit stop. I decided to continue to follow signs for inspiration and that led me to Horseshoe Beach […]

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Florida Bound | Day 2, Stop 1

After camping in my hatchback at a rest area in Alabama I woke up to freezing temperatures around 4:30am and decided to get a head start and hit the road. When I arrived in Florida I decided to keep an eye out for an interesting pit stop to stretch our legs. Nearing Marianna I saw […]

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Florida Bound | Day 1

Heading east on 22 in Mississippi, on my way back to Florida, I decided to enjoy the beautiful sunset and stretch my legs at the Elvis Presley birthplace. It was a bit chilly and they were already closed but I was able to wander the grounds a bit a snap a few photos. Next time […]

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Adventuring with Heidi

My sister and I had a few days of lazy catch up time but we also fit in some adventure in Memphis. Monday night she treated me to see the genius of Neil deGrasse Tyson at the ornate Orpheum (which I unfortunately did not get photos of) and Thursday we explored the Elmwood Cemetery. Elmwood Cemetery is […]

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Mississippi Bound

“We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.” Starting to feel a bit restless, waiting to find the right RV, I decided to convert my 2009 Hyundai Accent into a solo car camper. A CaRV of sorts… ha ha. Quick rundown, it took two afternoons, some scrap wood for the […]

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Tastes of St Pete

I was lucky enough to pop into Savory Spice Shop in St Petersburg last weekend and picked up some Florida flavors. Savory is a cozy, hands on shop right off Beach Drive NE on 4th Ave N where you can sample the wares and ask all the questions. It’s settled in the heart of Downtown […]

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“Time crumbles things…”

  “Time crumbles things; everything grows old under the power of Time and is forgotten through the lapse of Time.” Aristotle Peace River Campgrounds is 165-acres of Florida nature goodness. The “ruins” of the All-Florida Chautauqua amphitheater offered entertainment for one season in 1929 apparently. The Great Depression and a fire in the 1930s sealed it’s […]

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New Years Eve

A friend of mine invited us to join her and her kiddos for a chill New Years Eve camping and of course we were in! Unfortunately we landed at the campground a little late in the afternoon so the only open spots for camping were near the ATV “Mud Hole”. It was a LOT louder then […]

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