A Columbus Round Up

A while back Adam and I hit the road with fellow foodies from Marie, Let’s Eat! as our guides to visit Georgia’s second-largest city, Columbus. We brought our eating A-game and visited a number of notable eateries around town. Chicken Comer Originally opened in 1929, Chicken Comer has changed hands a few times but it […]

Kool Korner Sandwiches and Crazy Cuban

Here’s another slice of the storied history of Atlanta’s most beloved cuban restaurants. The first one, about Havana Sandwich Shop and its successors Havana and Havana Grill is here. nce upon a time (AKA 1985), a couple named Ildefonso and Lucia Ramirez opened a cuban sandwich shop on 14th Street in Midtown Atlanta called Kool […]

Travel Tips for Exploring Coastal Georgia

I am happy to introduce this guest post by NerdWallet’s Angie Picardo about the attractions of coastal Georgia. Enjoy! Right in Atlanta’s backyard, the area of coastal Georgia near Savannah and the Barrier Islands includes some of the most stunning natural beauty in the United States. For vacationers interested in visiting Georgia’s shoreline, here is […]

Ski Trip: TimberHouse Ski Lodge

The TimberHouse Ski Lodge is a great lodge that we frequent when skiing at Winter Park Resort in Colorado. It’s an older place with a lot of character, and with excellent staff and service. We usually make our way there via a HomeJames transport bus (about a two hour drive), since we have no reason […]

Ski Trip: Winter Park Resort

Last month, Adam and I returned to Colorado for another week of skiing at Winter Park Resort. Winter Park is where I learned to ski, so when we first decided we’d go skiing as a couple, I naturally turned to Winter Park as the place for Adam to learn. The website says it best “Winter […]

Taking A Caribbean Cruise

The Hubs and I recently took our first cruise. Another vacation that I had painstaking saved my PTO for was moved back to early next year, and we both had a busy and tumultuous October and November, so it seemed like a good time to take the recommendation of friends and family and try the […]

Long Weekend In Fairhope, AL

View from the pier at the end of the street. Adam and I, along with Ash and Steve were thrilled to go to Fairhope, Alabama last weekend to spend a four-day weekend enjoying the area and attending the wedding of our longtime friends, Kris and Michelle. We had a great time, and the wedding was […]

New York II: The Less Touristy Half

Petey! My Grandma’s cat. For the latter half of our trip, we mostly spent our time “upstate” (far out of the city, but not in the northern part of the state), and spent time with family. Good food, good company, and wild blueberries. And there were some fireworks. Go America! Random shot on the way […]

New York I

Around the first of the month, I was both lucky and thrilled to be able to take a weeklong vacation in New York. Adam and I stayed with family in Queens – some of whom I had not seen since the wedding, and some I hadn’t seen since the brief time I was in New […]

A Quick Jaunt In Jacksonville, NC

For the long holiday weekend, we dashed up to Jasksonville, NC to spend some time with our good dear friends Ana and Johnny. Remember what I said a few posts back about music, pets and kids? And then posted pics of someone else’s pets? Well, I might as well start planning a music post, ‘cuz here […]

Cheaha Mountain

On Bald Rock. Took a quick, pleasant drive through Cheaha State Park this sunday with my brother-in-law and his family. It’s a nice park with a lot of accommodations and neat geological features. We had a really good time, and I’d love to come back and see it in the other seasons, too. I bet it is […]

Endings and Beginnings: Part One

As some of you may know, I recently went to New York. This was not my planned vacation to New York (which is still on, by the way), but rather a sudden and short trip to attend my grandfather’s funeral services and spend time with family. It was actually really great. I got to hear […]