White Grape Mojito, Taro Milk Tea, and a Misugaru Latte at Coffee House Basso – Lawrenceville / Suwanee / Duluth, Georgia – 06/24/2020

We are fortunate to have such a vibrant Asian community not too terribly far from Athens! In the Lawrenceville/Suwanee/Duluth areas…

Yu-ka Sushi Bar Roll & Pho – Lawrenceville / Suwanee / Duluth, Georgia – 06/24/2020

Living in a pandemic world, it isn’t always easy to get the best pictures of To-Go Orders. But, even if…

Strawberry Acai Bowl and a Front Porch Cold Brew from Poet’s South – Cookeville, Tennessee – 06/15/2020

On a hot summer day, you need a cool, fun, and healthy treat! At Poet’s South in Cookeville, a Seasonal…

Anna Ruby Falls Trail Hike – Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests – Helen, Georgia – 06/13/2020

When visiting North Georgia, make sure you take in some gorgeous forest scenery on your way to a beautiful waterfall!…

A Vegan Picnic in the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests – Helen, Georgia – 06/13/2020

When your daughter is a very creative vegan chef, you are overwhelmingly fortunate to regularly enjoy such lovely meals! She…

Home-Baked Vegan Blueberry Muffins – Athens, Georgia – 06/12/2020

After our trip to Damn Good Dawg Farms in Watkinsville, Georgia for a little Blueberry Picking, we’ve been having a…

Lunch: Trader Joe’s Whole Grain Pita and Spicy Hummus with Fresh Cucumbers – Athens, Georgia – 06/12/2020

Another lovely lunch from T’s Kitchen! Trader Joe’s Whole Grain Pita and Spicy Hummus with Fresh Cucumbers Yum! Vegetarian, Vegan,…

A Walk in the Yard – Athens, Georgia – 06/12/2020

‘Tis the season for pretties to be growing in the yard! We actually think most of these were seeds from…

Blueberry Pickin’ at Damn Good Dawg Farms (DGD Farms) – Watkinsville, Georgia – 06/11/2020

It’s Blueberry Season in our neck of the woods! If you are looking for some AWESOME hands-on summer fun for…

Midnight Snack: Trader Joe’s Seeded Bread with Piedmont Provisions Carrot Bourbon Orange Marmalade and Vanilla Blueberry Preserves – Athens, Georgia – 06/12/2020

Mmmm! One of my favorite breads EVER! Especially for something that came from a grocery store! I will update when…

A Mother’s Day Tea Party – Bubble Cafe – Athens, Georgia – 05/09/2020

The girls treated my mom and me to a lovely Mother’s Day Tea Party! Donuts from Zombie Donuts, and tea…

Ice Cream Sandwiches from Lil’ Ice Cream Dude’s Cool World Ice Cream Shop – Athens Georgia – 03/31/2020

It’s not easy living in a pandemic world… But, Lil’ Ice Cream Dude’s awesome ice cream sandwiches help make it…

WOOPS! French Macarons from the Mall of Georgia! – Buford, Georgia – 03/02/2020

Another favorite indulgence of ours, French Macarons! The colors are just so lovely, the tastes, so exquisite! Alysia actually surprised…

Still Our Favorite Boba Tea! – Bubble Cafe – Athens, Georgia – 03/02/2020

Yep… Still our favorite! Honestly, of all the boba tea shops we have visited so far… Bubble Cafe is STILL…

Taqueria Tsunami Latin-Asian Kitchen – Athens, Georgia – 03/02/2020

One of our absolute favorite places in Athens, Georgia is the Taqueria Tsunami Latin-Asian Kitchen. They have THE best selection…

Trains Across New Mexico – Santa Rosa, New Mexico – 12/02/2019

This might be one thing some travelers take for granted, but ever since my youngest years of road tripping out…

New Mexico Visitor Center – Glenrio, New Mexico – 12/02/2019

New Mexico Visitor Centers are a treasure trove of really exciting information on things to explore within this beautiful state!…

Welcome to New Mexico! Land of Enchantment! – Glenrio, New Mexico – 12/02/2019

My favorite part of a westbound road trip! Right as Texas fades into New Mexico, and the flat lands give…

More Texas Wind Power! – Vega, Texas – 12/02/2019

They’re everywhere! And, yes, they fascinate me! Which is a good thing! Because, They’re everywhere!

Sunrise on the Cadillac Ranch – Amarillo, Texas – 12/02/2019

Ah, yes, hands down, the best, most iconic Roadside Attraction in our great nation! Cadillac Ranch in Amarillo, Texas! We…

Panhandle Windmills – Panhandle, Texas – 12/02/2019

No matter which route you take out west, chances are, you’re going to see a LOT of these! Along I-40…

Miss Laura's Social Club – Fort Smith Visitors Center – Fort Smith, Arkansas – 12/01/2019

Well, now, it’s not every day you see a “House of Ill Repute” show up on a Family Travel Website!…

Fort Smith National Cemetery – Fort Smith, Arkansas – 12/01/2019

Continuing our experience at Fort Smith National Historic Site, we were led here, to to the Fort Smith National Cemetery….

Fort Smith National Historic Site – Fort Smith, Arkansas – 12/01/2019

Situated along the Arkansas River, the Fort Smith National Historic Site preserves an 80 year span of history in this…

A Quick Birthday Lunch at La Huerta Authentic Mexican Food – Fort Smith, Arkansas – 12/01/2019

After a morning in Little Rock, and an afternoon checking out the coolest Street Art from The Unexpected Project in…

Bad Lands by D*Face – The Unexpected Project – Fort Smith, Arkansas – 12/01/2019

In 2015, English Artist, D*Face, created his first piece for The Unexpected Project in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Isn’t it mind-blowing…

Cherokee Women by Askew One – The Unexpected Project – Fort Smith, Arkansas – 12/01/2019

As he was planning his mural, New Zealand artist, Askew One, met with a modern Cherokee chief in Oklahoma. He then…

A Little Randomness Throughout Fort Smith – Fort Smith, Arkansas – 12/01/2019

Fort Smith, Arkansas has a LOT going on! From its unique history, including its role in the policing of the…

The Mole by ROA – The Unexpected Project – Fort Smith, Arkansas – 12/01/2019

Belgian Artist ROA is known for his large-scale signature black and white hand-painted wildlife! In Fort Smith, you can find…

Side by Side by Pref – The Unexpected Project – Fort Smith, Arkansas – 12/01/2019

London Graffiti Artist, Pref, has a unique signature style that morphs words and phrases into the most intriguing visual creations!…

Rapto Divino by Jaz & Pastel – The Unexpected Project – Fort Smith, Arkansas – 12/01/2019

Argentinian Artists, Jaz and Pastel, collaborate on this massive piece, Rapto Divino. Jaz is considered one of the most influential…

War Birds by Ana Maria – The Unexpected Project – Fort Smith, Arkansas – 12/01/2019

Puerto Rican Artist, Ana Maria, graces another Fort Smith wall with her stunning creation, War Birds! Mural Name:War Birds Mural…

Butterflies by Mantra – The Unexpected Project – Fort Smith, Arkansas – 12/01/2019

There is nothing I love more than the serendipitous beauty of a butterfly! And knowing there is someone painting such…

Catira by Bicicleta Sem Freio – The Unexpected Project – Fort Smith, Arkansas – 12/01/2019

Bicicleta Sem Freio, translated, means Bicycles Without Brakes. These guys are a powerhouse Brazilian art duo transforming cityscapes around the…

Ana Maria by Anamarietta – The Unexpected Project – Fort Smith, Arkansas – 12/01/2019

This is the first Anamarietta mural we found in Fort Smith today. The Artist, Ana Maria, is a current resident…

War Paint by D*Face at The Park at West End – The Unexpected Project – Fort Smith, Arkansas – 12/01/2019

I can honestly admit, The Park at West End defies almost all description. We did catch it off season, so…

Metamorphosis by NHS/SHS – The Unexpected Project – Fort Smith, Arkansas – 12/01/2019

Two local high schools came together to bring this particular mural to fruition. I don’t know if it has an…

Johannes Gutenberg by UAFS Students – The Unexpected Project – Fort Smith, Arkansas – 12/01/2019

Johannes Gutenberg by UAFS Students 709 North B StreetFort Smith, AR 72901 The Unexpected Project

Royal Spirits by Faith 47 – The Unexpected Project – Fort Smith, Arkansas – 12/01/2019

Stunning Tigers come alive in Fort Smith, Arkansas! Royal Spirits by Faith 47 815 North B Street Fort Smith, AR…

UAFS – University of Arkansas – Fort Smith – Fort Smith, Arkansas – 12/01/2019

Our first stop for a day exploring Fort Smith, Arkansas in all its past and present glory, was a quick…

Argenta Arts District – North Little Rock, Arkansas – 12/01/2019

With its unique, creative spirit and funky, welcoming, historic-meets-modern vibe, the Argenta Arts District boasts numerous galleries, museums, and performing…

Mugs Cafe Argenta – North Little Rock, Arkansas – 12/01/2019

As we headed North out of Little Rock, we timed it just right to be passing through the Argenta neighborhood…

Clinton Presidential Park Bridge – Little Rock, Arkansas – 12/01/2019

Built in 1899, the former Rock Island Railroad Bridge is now known as the Clinton Presidential Park Bridge. It is part…

William J. Clinton Presidential Library and Museum – Little Rock, Arkansas – 12/01/2019

At the Eastern end of President Clinton Avenue, you will find the William J. Clinton Presidential Center and Park. With…

Diablos Tacos – Little Rock, Arkansas – 12/01/2019

It was pretty early in the morning as we were passing through Little Rock, so it wasn’t quite Taco Time….

Arkansas Civil Rights Heritage Trail – Little Rock, Arkansas – 12/01/2019

The Arkansas Civil Rights Heritage Trail begins in front of the Old State House in downtown Little Rock, and will…

Liberty Bell Replica at Arkansas State Capitol – Little Rock, Arkansas – 12/01/2019

The grounds of the Arkansas State Capitol proudly display several monuments and memorials paying homage to the history of the…

Testament: The Little Rock Nine Monument – Little Rock, Arkansas – 12/01/2019

Testament: The Little Rock Nine Monument honors the bravery and courage of nine African-American Little Rock Central High School students…

Arkansas Fallen Firefighters Memorial at the State Capitol – Little Rock, Arkansas – 12/01/2019

Dedicated on March 22, 2014, the Arkansas Fallen Firefighters Memorial is a beautiful tribute to the brave men and women…

Arkansas State Capitol Building – Little Rock, Arkansas – 12/01/2019

The Arkansas State Capitol is a lovely testament to Capitol Building Architecture. The monuments here are equally touching, if you…

A Little Time in Little Rock – Random Shots in Downtown Little Rock – Little Rock, Arkansas – 12/01/2019

Little Rock is a fun little city that we really enjoyed. Lots of history, art, shopping, and dining. If you’re…

Beneath the Surface by Matt McLeod – 6th and Main – Little Rock, Arkansas – 12/01/2019

In the Creative Corridor of Little Rock, Arkansas, at the corner of 6th and Main, you can’t miss this stunning…

Gibson GuitarTown Public Art Display on Beale Street – Memphis, Tennessee 12/01/2019

The Gibson GuitarTown Public Art Display consists of 20 giant replicas of B.B. King’s legendary Lucille style guitars, painted by local…

Midnight in Memphis – Random Sights and Signs on Beale Street – Memphis, Tennessee – 12/01/2019

We started Alysia’s 20th Birthday right! By Walking in Memphis! So much music history, walking these streets… From WC Handy,…

Birmingham Civil Rights Heritage Trail at Kelly Ingram Park – Birmingham, Alabama – 11/30/2019

Birmingham Civil Rights Heritage Trail at Kelly Ingram Park

The Four Spirits Sculpture at Kelly Ingram Park Along the Birmingham Civil Rights Heritage Trail – Birmingham, Alabama – 11/30/2019

The Four Spirits Sculpture at Kelly Ingram Park memorializes the lives lost during the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing on September 15,…

Red Cat Coffee House – Birmingham, Alabama – 11/30/2019

We left the house with plenty of coffee for the road, but our first official stop for Vacation Coffee was…

Random Birmingham – Birmingham, Alabama – 11/30/2019

Our first stop off the Interstate for a coffee break and a few Bucket List Checks… Here are a few…

First State Down! Sweet Home Alabama! – Georgia/Alabama Border on I-20 – Waco, Georgia into Muscadine, Alabama – 11/30/2019

Ahhhh! Our first state border crossing on our 2019 Girls’ Trip West! We left Athens, GA about 8am or so,…

There is ALWAYS Something to be Thankful for… Happy Thanksgiving from Athens, Georgia – 11/28/2019

We celebrated Thanksgiving a day early in our house… Because sometimes life works out that way. But, before we joined…

A Little Hand-Made Athens Love at Opa Robby’s Market – Athens, Georgia – 11/27/2019

We try to shop at Opa Robby’s Market every week! The produce is awesome, the homemade food items are incredible……

Bread From RISE Baking Co – Athens, Georgia – 11/27/2019

Mmmm… RISE Baking Co out of Athens, Georgia makes THE most wonderful naturally leavened sourdough bread loaves! We first found…

A Late Night Walk Through Sparta – Sparta, Tennessee – 11/25/2019

We drive past Sparta, Tennessee several times a week on Highway 111 through Central Tennessee. However, tonight is the first…

The Coffee Collective – Sparta, Tennessee – 11/26/2019

We’ve been hitting the coffee scenes in Cookeville and Chattanooga pretty hard lately, so we decided to see what else…

Sweet AND Savory at Crepe & Creme – Cookeville, Tennessee – 11/25/2019

Yummm…. The only thing better than Boba Tea… Is Crepes and Boba Tea! Two tried and true Bubble Tea favorites……