Magical Twisted Shrooms, Enchanting Rainbow Squirrels, Brilliant Woodland Bunnies, and a Mischievous Frog Princess – Art Prints by Patricia A. Hawkenson of Expressive Domain – Artisan Forge Studios – Eau Claire, Wisconsin – 07/07/2022

Art by Patricia A. Hawkenson of Expressive DomainLocated Inside Artisan Forge Studios We couldn’t end our day at Artisan Forge…

Skinfully Decadent Whipped Body Butters and Lip Balms in Wisconsin Cherry and Cranberry; as Well as Peach, Lemonade, Honey, and Cappuccino – Artisan Forge Studios – Eau Claire, Wisconsin – 07/07/2022

Skinfully Decadent ApothecaryLocated Inside Artisan Forge Studios These Skinfully Decadent Lip Balms, are, quite literally, some of my favorite lip…

Elderberry, Raspberry, Cherry, and Vanilla Chai Chocolate Artisan Truffles with a Pair of Iced Oat Milk Lattes from Sweet Driver Cafe & Chocolates in Artisan Forge Studios – Eau Claire, Wisconsin – 07/07/2022

Sweet Driver Cafe and Sweet Driver Chocolates Delectably decadent chocolate truffles and a pair of creamy iced oat milk lattes…

Sweet Driver Chocolates & Cafe at Artisan Forge Studios – Eau Claire, Wisconsin – 07/07/2022

Sweet Driver Cafe and Sweet Driver Chocolates Sweet Driver Cafe and Sweet Driver Chocolates If you love art, next time…

Community, Collaboration, and Creative Coworking Space at Artisan Forge Studios – Eau Claire, Wisconsin – 07/07/2022

Artisan Forge Studios is an incredible cooperative art studio located in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. You could spend most of a…

Garage Door Graffiti at Artisan Forge Studios – Eau Claire, Wisconsin – 07/07/2022

Garage Door Graffiti at Artisan Forge Studios Leaving our hotel to go get gas, I chanced across this little gem…

Exterior Sculpture Collection at Artisan Forge Studios – Eau Claire, Wisconsin – 07/07/2022

Leaving our hotel to go get gas, I chanced across this little gem of a cooperative art studio in Eau…

Hygge, Gokstad, and a Kringle! And a Whole Lotta Danish Deliciousness! – O&H Danish Bakery – Racine, Wisconsin – 07/06/2022

You Can Order O&H Danish Kringles HERE! If you’ve ever driven along Interstate 94, just across the Illinois border, and…

Condor Chocolates Opens Downtown Choco Coffee Roasters Cafe + Factory Experience! – Athens, Georgia – 11/29/2021

After a great deal of anticipation, the sweetest new thing in Athens is finally here! On Washington Street, in the…

Happy Thanksgiving! Spending a Lovely Morning with Maple Tahini Sourdough and Turmeric Ginger Sourdough from Bishop Breads! – Athens, Georgia to Comer, Georgia – 11/25/2021

Have you ever gone hiking with two loaves of bread? That’s exactly what we did on this lovely Thanksgiving Morning!…

Apple Season in North Georgia: Hillcrest Orchards – Ellijay, Georgia – 11/12/2021

The last stop on our 2021 North Georgia Apple Excursion was Hillcrest Orchards. Here, we were able to grab some…

Apple Season in North Georgia: Mack Aaron’s Apple House – Ellijay, Georgia – 11/12/2021

Our favorite Apple House experience on our 2021 North Georgia Apple Excursion was, hands down, Mack Aaron’s Apple House. It’s…

Apple Season in North Georgia: Aaron Family Orchards – Ellijay, Georgia – 11/12/2021

Next on the list for our 2021 North Georgia Apple Excursion is Aaron Family Orchards. They have a great selection…

Apple Season in North Georgia: R&A Orchards  – Ellijay, Georgia – 11/12/2021

R&A Orchards is an Apple House built for VOLUME! There are sooooo many apples in this place! Just check out…

Apple Season in North Georgia: Red Apple Barn – Ellijay, Georgia – 11/12/2021

The first stop on our 2021 Apple Season in North Georgia Excursion was to Red Apple Barn. Red Apple Barn…

Holiday Gift Shopping at Jaemor Farms Produce Market – Alto, Georgia – 11/10/2021

Give the taste of Georgia this holiday season! Consider small, locally owned produce markets to load up on all the…

Vegan Fall Flavors: Trillian’s Salted Caramel Pumpkin Oats – Pumpkin Oatmeal with a Side of Pumpkin Seed + Flax Granola, Topped with Locally Handcrafted Peanut Butter, Sea Salt Caramel Hummus, and a Raw Pumpkin Seed Garnish – Athens, Georgia – 10/16/2021

One of my favorite concoctions so far this fall season, fresh out of Trillian’s Kitchen this morning, is her Salted…

Quaint Seasonal Shopping For ALL the Fall Flavors at Opa Robby’s Market – Athens, Georgia – 10/15/2021

Fall is in the air! And if you are anywhere in, near, or headed to North Georgia, one of the…

All the Southern Flavor at Merritt Pecan Co & General Store – Weston, Georgia – 05/05/2021

Heading out of Columbus, Georgia, towards Interstate 75, in the tiny town of Weston, Georgia, you’ll find ALL the big…

An Art Walk Through Decatur – Decatur, Georgia – 03/05/2021

As kids get older, the travel destinations change a bit. You don’t spend as much time exploring kids’ museums or…

A Stroll Through Downtown Helen – Helen, Georgia – 02/12/2021

It was a little cold… And a lot wet… But, that didn’t stop us from grabbing a hot drink, and…

Rose and Lavender Lattes from Hendershot’s Coffee/Bar/Music – Athens, Georgia – 01/11/2021

Hendershot’s Coffee/Bar/Music is an Athens Institution, indeed! From hot floral lattes with housemade syrups, and cozy herbal teas, to boldly…

BuzyBites Cupcakes – Alpharetta, Georgia – 12/18/2020

Northpoint Mall in Alpharetta hosted a local business expo this weekend. We found several great vendors, including one young entrepreneur…

Byrd’s Famous Cookies River Street Location – Savannah, Georgia – 12/08/2020

One of our favorite destinations in Savannah, Georgia, is, of course, strolling down River Street, perusing shops and restaurants, and…

Bourbon Chocolate Pecan Pie at Pie Bar – Woodstock, Georgia – 12/05/2020

I’ve been exploring a lot of smaller cities and towns around the Atlanta area. Today’s adventures brought me to the…

Random Bits of Downtown Knoxville – Knoxville, Tennessee – 10/29/2020

Sometimes you just take pictures of stuff! And Knoxville does have some pretty cool stuff! Click on any photo to…

K-Brew Coffee & Bagels – Knoxville, Tennessee – 10/29/2020

Since we missed the supply of Vegan Doughnuts at Status Dough, we were still on the lookout for a Vegan-Friendly…

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…

Navajo Tacos at Earl’s Family Restaurant – Gallup, New Mexico – 12/02/2019

We entered Gallup, New Mexico in search of one of my favorite guilty pleasures! Navajo Tacos! One of the best…

New Wave Soda & Bluefly Farms Sparkling Water – Espresso Fino – Albuquerque, New Mexico – 12/02/2019

We’re always on the lookout for local, regional, or unique craft sodas and other sparkling waters! While we were in…

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……

Thanksgiving Bread From Bishop Breads (Formerly 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…

WNC Farmer’s Market – Asheville, North Carolina – 10/30/2019

Fall is SUCH a fun time to spend an afternoon perusing Farmers Markets! And the WNC Farmers Market in Asheville,…

Black Bear Cabin Amish Foods – Rabun Gap, Georgia – 10/30/2019

The first stop on our North Georgia / North Carolina Mountain Adventure for Gramma’s Birthday was Black Bear Cabin Amish…

A Little Tuesday Brunch at Mama Jewel’s Kitchen – Athens, Georgia – 10/22/2019

Ah, yes, another morning at a fabulous Athens restaurant… Athens, Georgia truly is THE Dining Destination of the South! I…

A Little Fall in the Air at Condor Chocolates – Athens, Georgia – 10/09/2019

There’s always a little something new on the menu at Condor Chocolates, so we try to stop in as often…

Mad Priest Coffee Roasters – Chattanooga, Tennessee – 09/13/2019

Mean Mug Coffeehouse – Chattanooga, Tennessee – 08/15/2019

Two of my favorite things! Painted Rocks and Unique Lattes! Love is Beautiful! Beet Root Lattes are delicious! The Pink…

Marker Seven Coastal Grill – Athens, Georgia – 07/31/2019

We started the evening with the Hawaiian Scallops – Seared Diver Scallops with a Pineapple Salsa, finished with a Balsamic…

The Glassblowing Shop – Helen, Georgia – 06/19/2019

I have a peculiar obsession with glassblowing. Over the years I have thoroughly enjoyed collecting a variety of glasswork along…

Random Sights in Downtown Cleveland – Cleveland, Georgia – 06/19/2019

Just having a little fun walking the square in Downtown Cleveland, Georgia! From antiques to boutiques, and from Angels to…

Opening Day at the Athens Farmers Market – Athens, Georgia – 03/23/2019

Yay! It was Opening Day at the Athens Farmers Market in Bishop Park in Athens, Georgia. We’ve been looking forward…

Campfire Coffee – Jamestown, Tennessee – 03/20/2019

It’s been a minute since we’ve been in for some caffeinated goodness from the amazing folks at Campfire Coffee. We…

Simply Fresh! Round Two! – Jamestown, Tennessee – 03/20/2019

We don’t usually eat at the same place two days in a row… But, when the food is as awesome…

Simply Fresh – Jamestown, Tennessee – 03/19/2019

Whoa! It’s hard to believe this fabulous place exists in little ol’ Jamestown, Tennessee. Incredible tacos made of perfectly grilled…

All Things Vintage – Livingston, Tennessee – 03/18/2019

Heading back to the Tennessee House from an afternoon appointment in Cookeville, I decided to take advantage of the lovely…

Broast Coffee & Tea – Cookeville, Tennessee – 03/18/2019

We’ve been meaning to try Broast in Cookeville, TN for a while now. It’s a block off my standard beaten…

Ike & Jane Café and Bakery – Athens, Georgia – 02/27/2019

We drive through super funky Normaltown almost every single day that we are in town. It is, hands down, our…

Pauley’s Original Crepe Bar – Athens, Georgia – 02/26/2019

If you are looking for sweet and/or savory crepes in a festive atmosphere to satisfy your cravings, Pauley’s Original Crepe…

Jittery Joe’s Broad Street – Athens, Georgia – 02/25/2019

We took a day away from the grind to hang out with our friends at Nuci’s Space; and then we…

Maine Street Coastal Cafe – Cartersville, Georgia – 01/28/2019

One of our more important goals here at SPG Family Adventure Network is to share the magic of the “Small…

Geno’s Steaks – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – 12/13/2018

When in Philly, you MUST Cheesesteak! But, the truth of the matter is, they are all made differently, and there…

Pat’s King of Steaks – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – 12/13/2018

We’ve cumulatively spent a few months in Philly over the course of the last two years. So, it stands to…

Defonte’s Sandwich Shop – Brooklyn, New York – 12/13/2018

Ah, yes! An absolutely, authentically amazing Brooklyn Hero Shop! Defonte’s has been slinging the best sandwiches in Red Hook, Brooklyn…

Gorgeous Handmade Navajo Jewelry – Wendover, Utah – 09/15/2018

We all have our weaknesses. One of mine is handmade jewelry that represents the history, culture and spirit of an…

Grizzly’s Unique Alaskan Gifts – Anchorage, Alaska – 07/24/2018

Grizzly’s is the “True Alaska Curiosity Shop” and worth a look while enjoying Downtown Anchorage! They boast a huge selection…

Polar Bear Gifts – Anchorage, Alaska – 07/24/2018

Billed as Alaska’s Biggest Gift Shop, we definitely appreciated their low prices on souvenirs. We always do our best to…

Strolling the Streets of Downtown Princeton – Princeton, Minnesota – 05/31/2018

Downtown Princeton, Minnesota Shopping, Strolling, Enjoying Ice Cream! CLICK HERE to See all Our Adventures in Princeton, Minnesota! The album…

Shopping Small at Louise’s Basement Vintage Furnishings & Vibrant Decor and Jodie’s Antiques & Treasures – Princeton, Minnesota – 05/31/2018

Louise’s Basement Vintage Furnishings & Vibrant Decor and Jodie’s Antiques & Treasures – Princeton, Minnesota Downtown Princeton offers up LOADS of…

A Double Scoop of Sweet Ice Cream Fun at Santa Lucia’s Ice Cream – Princeton, Minnesota – 05/31/2018

Santa Lucia’s Ice Cream – Princeton, Minnesota Santa Lucia’s has been serving up the sweetest ice cream in Princeton, Minnesota…

For the Love of Cranberries! – Wisconsin Cranberry Discovery Center – Warrens, Wisconsin – 05/17/2018

This is the kind of place I live for! Just some random sign or brochure you happen to see while…

Cheezin’ at Humbird Cheese – Tomah, Wisconsin – 05/17/2018

We never really knew what cheese curds were… And, I guess, I still really don’t! But, wow, they ARE delicious!…

Giordano’s Pizza – Chicago, Illinois – 05/16/2018

Mmmm…. Chicago Deep Dish Pizza! You have to try some at least once in your life! Or, better yet, route…