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A Quirky Stay at Madonna Inn

TweetHave you ever booked a hotel stay based on pictures alone? Blog posts and Instagrams from friends and another personal recommendation from a former local led to adding Madonna Inn to my Pacific Coast Highway itinerary. I didn’t have the sunny weather that I’d seen captured before, but thankfully what the February skies were lacking, […]

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Detouring for the Winchester Mystery House

Tweet As early as I could check out library books at Eastvalley Elementary, I was reading books about the weird. Ghosts. Aliens. The disappearance of Amelia Earhart. I loved all things bizarre. My love for these offbeat stories and landmarks has continued into adulthood, as I scour Roadside America before every trip and catch specials […]

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Drinking Your Way Around Huntsville

Tweet When you think of cities with a high number of craft beers, places like Denver, Portland, and Asheville come to mind. What isn’t even on the radar is anywhere in Alabama, a state who, much like my own, had laws preventing sales of alcohol until recently. Some didn’t let you sell on Sunday while […]

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The Towns of the Tennessee Smokies

Tweet I grew up going to this part of the country every year growing up. My church youth group took an annual trip every January for a conference there, staying at the same Holiday Inn and frequenting the same shops. I also stayed there one summer with my grandparents, but it wasn’t the same without […]

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Exploring North Alabama’s Best Small Town

Tweet Alabama was a state frequently overlooked in my travels, perhaps because it’s a short three-hour drive from my house. I’d passed through many times before and visited a friend at Auburn, but sought to rectify the missing destinations this year. In the fall, I road tripped through North Alabama, through the stunning mountains of […]

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Photo Friday: Knoxville, Tennessee

Tweet My sister’s best friend, and a good friend of mine as well, moved to Knoxville, Tennessee back in 2014. We made the trip up to see her and went back for her wedding last February. The only thing I knew about the town was its association with the University of Tennessee and that creamsicle […]

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