Local Activities · north carolina · Pets · travel guide

The Best Pet-Friendly Spots In And Near Asheville, North Carolina

I like to refer to Asheville as the hippie melting pot of culture, breweries, culinary treats, and natural beauty.  With each visit, I find something new to love.  On our most recent weekend in Asheville, we brought our dog with us, nervously wondering how much it would hamper our freedom.  As it turns out, we… Continue reading The Best Pet-Friendly Spots In And Near Asheville, North Carolina

Budgeting · Lodging Reviews · Travel · travel guide

4 Amazing Hostels For Your Next Trip To Europe

Recently I polled my friends regarding the one word they associated with hostels and got responses like cheap, dirty, minimal, scary, fun, youth and homicide.  If you've never stayed in a hostel and the word only conjures up negative images of partying hippies and the gruesome Tarantino movie with the same name, I'm sorry.  As… Continue reading 4 Amazing Hostels For Your Next Trip To Europe

europe · Travel · travel guide

A Travel Guide For 48 Hours In Helsinki, Finland

Back by popular demand - another CliffsNotes version showcasing our adventures in Europe - this time in Helsinki, Finland.  Fair warning, this is a picture heavy post! Arrival Gabe and I took a €10 Eckero line ferry from Tallinn, Estonia up to Helsinki, and loved every minute of the just over 2-hour journey.  We didn't… Continue reading A Travel Guide For 48 Hours In Helsinki, Finland

52 Weeks Challenge · Local Activities · travel guide

52 Weeks Of Trying New Things | Week 4 | US National Whitewater Center Obstacle Course Trail Race

I'm by no means a runner, but I am competitive and love the thrill of pushing myself, so in the past few years I have run a few trail races and completed one obstacle course race called Rugged Maniac. For Week 4 of trying new things, I combined those two and ran my first Obstacle Course Trail… Continue reading 52 Weeks Of Trying New Things | Week 4 | US National Whitewater Center Obstacle Course Trail Race

Skydiving · travel guide · Virginia

Skydiving At The Virginia Skydiving Center – A Fearful Flyer’s Tale

As someone who has a major fear of flying, the idea of skydiving never appealed to me.  Though I've taken hundreds of flights over the years, I still get nervous each and every time there's turbulence, so the thought of hurling myself out of a plane made my palms sweat.  If I had given myself… Continue reading Skydiving At The Virginia Skydiving Center – A Fearful Flyer’s Tale

Travel · travel guide

Road Trip Inspiration – The Lost Sea Adventure In Sweetwater Tennessee

Nestled in the quaint town of Sweetwater, TN, you'll find a once in a lifetime experience on America's largest underground lake - The Lost Sea Adventure.  (To see the world's largest underground lake, add Dragon's Breath Cave in Namibia to your bucket list).  Let me preface this by saying I'm not a huge fan of… Continue reading Road Trip Inspiration – The Lost Sea Adventure In Sweetwater Tennessee