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Traveling Within Borders

If you have been keeping up with my blog you will know that I recently went on my first road trip about a month ago. It was a fantastic spring break, but it also made me realize something special. Travel is not limited to crossing international borders. I am always thinking about where the next stamp on my passport will be from, but what if I instead traveled to destinations within my own…

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Music, Art, and Vampires

Music, Art, and Vampires

Of course, we had to start off our last full day in New Orleans with early morning beignets from Cafe DuMonde. We enjoyed the beautiful weather and indulged in the doughy, powder sugary goodness while looking over the Mississippi River.

Cafe Du Monde Mississippi River New Orleans Mississippi River

Next up: shopping! We walked over to the French Market to buy some New Orleans goodies and went in some of the other shops along Decatur Street. One of those…

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Soaking Up New Orleans

Soaking Up New Orleans

What better way to start our first full day in New Orleans than by going to a cemetery? We went to St. Louis Cemetary No. 1 and walked around inside to see all the above ground tombs. It is the oldest cemetery in New Orleans and has been in existence since 1789. St Louis Cemetery No 1 St Louis Ceremony No 1 St Louis Cemetery No 1 St Louis Cemetery No 1 St Louis Cemetery No 1St Louis Cemetery No 1

It was really cool to walk through and think about how old some of the tombs were and who these people and families were during…

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On The Road Again, Heading To NOLA!

On The Road Again, Heading To NOLA!

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Although I would have loved to stay longer in Pigeon Forge, we had New Orleans ahead of us and I couldn’t be more excited! First, we had a few pit stops to make along the way. We stopped in Chattanooga, Tennessee and ate at Urban Stack, which was delicious and very affordable. Make sure you get a milkshake to go with their amazing burgers if you eat there! Next, we stopped in Tuscaloosa at the…

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Only YOU Can Prevent Wildfires

Only YOU Can Prevent Wildfires

Smokey the Bear

A few hours later and we arrived in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee! As we entered the town it was like we were in some childhood dream. There were so many fun activities for kids to do, or adults that want to get a little taste of their childhood again. Although it took a while to find our cabin up the steep and curvy mountain roads, we finally made it! The scenery was breathtaking as the view from the…

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Road Trip 2014: Nashville and Onwards!

Road Trip 2014: Nashville and Onwards!

This year I spent my final spring break on my first ever road trip in the company of great friends. The first stop was Nashville, Tennessee. The first night there we started with dinner at Saint Anejo for some delicious Mexican cuisine. We splurged a bit and ended up with tons of delicious food.

Saint Anejo

We went out on Broadway and enjoyed lots of live music. The next day involved plenty more live music…

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Judge Thy Neighbor As Thyself?

Judge Thy Neighbor As Thyself?

We each have our own beliefs, and that belief system has been shaped (and will continue to evolve) over time by our experiences and by other people, whether they are close friends or just acquaintances. I believe it is important to stand up for your beliefs, as here in the United States and in many other parts of the world everyone is entitled to their own opinions.  But trying to impose those…

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