Traveling like a local and not so much like a tourist is always a goal of mine when visiting a new location, whether that be a new city down the interstate or a new country across the Atlantic. When I'm in a new place, I constantly wonder what life might be like living there (because who knows, maybe I will be!). Cultures differ greatly from region to region, and the only way to fully understand the way another lives is to do it yourself.
We leave for New Orleans tomorrow morning and I am so excited for another summer adventure. Packing for this trip has been a challenge - there's so much I have to bring! We're staying in NOLA two nights, so I needed to pack for a couple of days there, plus five days of cruising, including days we'll be going on excursions, and one nice outfit for dinner. Shew. It was a lot of thinking + buying + mixing + packing + repacking, but I think I've narrowed down my list to include the items pictured in the image posted above.
Our trip to Hilton Head Island, South Carolina came and went too fast. We've been back for a couple of weeks and are gearing up for our next adventure in Mexico with Carnival Cruises! To get excited for our upcoming travels, I wanted to share the icon of HHI: the Harbour Town lighthouse. During our last night on the island, Michael and I had a wind-down evening over at Harbour Town with dinner, live music, and a stroll around the grounds. It was the perfect way to end our vacation.
Last week we spent five days on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina with some good friends. We had such an amazing time at the pool, soaking up the sun, hanging out on the beach, and eating some delicious seafood. My absolute favorite part of our trip, though, was our day in Savannah, Georgia. I had never been to Savannah prior to our trip so I was really excited, and in this case reality exceeded my expectations.
As someone who was born and raised in the Bluegrass State, I have always loved my home here. As much as I love it, I've come to realize how underrated this region is, and how much there is to do here that is relatively unknown. You could spend forever adventuring around Kentucky and never run out of activities. I might be a little biased, but this state is one of the best places around.
A new year means new travel plans! I've been trying to put together a few trips for the upcoming year with family, friends, and Michael. We went big last year (I mean... Scotland!) so we're going to turn it down a little this year, save some money, and stick to this side of the pond. But you know what that means - next year we're going big! Right now, only one of our hopeful endeavors is absolutely happening, but I'm going to do my best to follow through on all of them.
Our last stop during our time in Scotland was in the legendary St. Andrews. In the past couple of years, Michael has gotten really into golf so when we decided to go to Scotland, visiting St. Andrews was a no-brainer. Walking the Old Course was Michael's one big request for the trip so we immediately booked the tickets and incorporated it into our planning.
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