“Why Atlanta?” That was my one question for Chris when he suggested a side trip to Atlanta after we spent some time exploring Nashville. Atlanta was just not on my radar for top family travel destinations.

However. Once we arrived, here’s what happened: View Post


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We arrived in Atlanta – after a four-hour drive – tired, hungry and weary.

One late afternoon nap later, we made our way to the Atlanta Botanical Garden.

And just like that, our moods and our thoughts of Atlanta were turned 180 degrees… View Post


Nashville. This was not a city Chris or I had ever thought to explore. But now that we’ve been, we can’t imagine going through life never seeing it!

There is such a creative, soulful energy to Nashville. And it’s definitely unlike anything we’ve seen anywhere.

From the old Ryman Auditorium where so many legends performed, to the incredible live shows of the Grand Ole Opry, to the Country Music Hall of Fame, there is such a celebration of the creative talents of the countless musicians who got their start here.

And it’s not just about history. That celebration is alive and well today… View Post



When we told people we were traveling to Nashville, we heard over and over that Nashville is a great place for nightlife. That didn’t mean too much to Chris and I. We have a two-year-old with an 8pm bedtime. We weren’t sure if Nashville would be equally fun and interesting for a family with a toddler… View Post



Yes, everyone has the country music landmarks – like the Grand Ole Opry and the Ryman Auditorium – on their must-see list when they’re traveling to Nashville.

But if you’re anything like me (obsessed with photography), you probably also want to find the most scenic and impressively beautiful sites in Nashville too. Despite traveling with a toddler who always has his own agenda(!), I was determined to find the most stunning spots in Nashville and get lots of photos.

The good news is that Nashville has an overflow of stunningly beautiful sites to choose from.

Here are my top picks for gorgeous photo locations in Nashville (along with all of the best photos I managed to capture, in between chasing Trevor around town!): View Post



The moment that Chris, Trevor and I arrived on Warwick Long Bay Beach is one I’ll always remember.

It was one of those rare warm-but-not-uncomfortably-hot days where the skies were blue and clear, with no humidity.

We stepped onto a long stretch of soft, white sand. And beyond the pristine beach: crystal clear, calm waters (i.e. no murkiness or seaweed, etc.) that were the most beautiful shade of turquoise, with dark, jagged limestone rock dotting the open ocean.

Aside from the three of us, there was not another soul on the public beach.

As I watched Trevor take off in a sprint through the sand, these were the words that came to mind:

“We have actually arrived in paradise!” View Post



Although we’ve always loved to travel, Chris and I were anxious about our first official trip of our year-long journey. We planned to go to Bermuda, but we didn’t know how difficult travel would be with a toddler.

It turned out we never needed to worry. Bermuda is just such an incredible island – with so many jaw-dropping and fascinating sites – that we had an absolutely amazing trip!

Here are the top 4 things we just couldn’t believe about the destination of Bermuda: View Post