United States

A Weekend Getaway to Portland, Maine

For as long as I can remember Maine has been at the top of my U.S. travel bucket list. There’s something about the way this area of the U.S. is portrayed in books and on television. In my mind, it’s as if this area is like living in a fairytale. A bit extreme, I know, but something I have never been able to get past when thinking of Maine. When I got the...

The Ultimate Itinerary for a Weekend Getaway: 4 Days in Pigeon Forge

Disclosure: Thank you to Pigeon Forge Tourism for hosting me on a recent visit. All opinions are my own. If you are planning a weekend getaway to the Great Smoky Mountains then consider spending a few days in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Not only is it within driving distance of many major cities such as Charlotte, Atlanta, Cincinnati, Birmingham, among others but...

Mardi Gras in Cajun Country

I have only imagined Mardi Gras as to what you see on television. Extremely wild and far from family friendly. I found out that is not the case in Lafayette, Louisiana also known as Cajun Country. Located in the southwestern part of the state, Lafayette is the 4th largest city in the state of Louisiana. I’ll be honest, I didn’t know what to expect in this...