Travel Adventures: New England (Portsmouth, Portland, Boston)

Travel Adventures: New England (Portsmouth, Portland, Boston)

Hi friends! Today I’m going to do a big long blog post all about our recent trip to New England! We flew in and out of Boston and stayed in three spots – Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Portland, Maine, and Boston, Massachusetts. We had heard THE BEST things about Portland so that was the main destination and where we spent the most time, but it was fun to stay in three distinctly different places and explore lots of places in between. We stayed two nights in Stay tuned for another blog post about Maine beaches we loved. 🙂 I decided to put those photos and details […]

travel adventures: california trip (august 2021)

travel adventures: california trip (august 2021)

At the beginning of August, we flew to California for a kid-free vacation! We flew to LA and dropped the girls (and Jack) off at Eric’s parents house, and we drove up the coast visiting our favorite spots. After living in California for eight years, the state is very near and dear to my heart — there is REALLY nothing like California. We had SO much fun visiting our old stomping grounds, taking a break as “mom and dad”, and seeing some of our closest friends. I’m going to do a quick photo recap of our trip for you today! Carmel Valley We drove up […]

travel adventures: a long weekend in kentucky

travel adventures: a long weekend in kentucky

Hi guys! As you might know from following my blog, we love traveling. We typically do an international trip or two every year, as well as many domestic trips to visit friends and family. With COVID-19, we opted to not do a big international trip this year which is SUCH a bummer, but certainly the right decision. To cure our travel woes, we decided to just make the most of it and try to focus on taking some fun family road trips this summer instead! This past weekend, we did a weekend in middle of nowhere Kentucky (Owenton, to be exact) with my parents and […]

travel adventures: algarve coast, portugal

travel adventures: algarve coast, portugal

After we visited Morocco, we flew to Lisbon, Portugal and picked up our rental car. We drove immediately from the airport to the Algarve Coast of Portugal. For this part of our trip, we planned to stay in two different areas along the coast, about an hour apart from each other. The Algarve coast was truly so magical and reminded me SO much of Northern California. So many times, E and I would just say – isn’t this just like Big Sur or Mendocino? When we travel, we typically stay in airbnbs, but for this trip, we decided to stay at resorts. We thought that […]

travel adventures: marrakesh, morocco

travel adventures: marrakesh, morocco

We got back from our vacation a few weeks ago and I’m determined to share photos from our trip sooner than I did last year! Here’s to hoping I get all my blog posts up before the end of the year. 😅Anyway, this year, we spent two weeks visiting Marrakesh, Morocco, the Algarve coast of Portugal and Lisbon, Portugal. Our first stop was Marrakesh! I visited Marrakesh with three coworkers-turned-friends 7ish years ago on a whim after a work trip in Barcelona. We were only there for a few days, but the trip stuck with me and I’ve been itching to go back to Morocco. […]

a (new) local’s guide to nashville

a (new) local’s guide to nashville

October means we’ve officially lived in Nashville for one year! I’m certainly still new here, but definitely have our favorite spots to eat, drink and explore around Nashville. I get asked about my go-to spots, so wanted to finally compile into one blog post for you! I did share a Nashville guide a few years ago (when we were visiting for work all the time) but this is an updated, more local-ish guide to Nashville. We are prettttty obsessed with our own neighborhood of East Nashville and spend a majority of our time here, which is reflected in my recommendations below. I’m probably a little […]